Doctor Q&A for Dr. Carlos Alvarez

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
No: Thought i'd never say this, but maybe a chiropractor can help.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Your appendix is not involved in digestion.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Sort of: About 5-10% of folks after an open mesh hernia repair get some chronic discomfort. Cause has not been completely found, but it is thought that the sca ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: It would have to be several liters/bags if you are/were ill in order to recieve the infusion, then it is more likely that your blood vessels were "le ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Only if: Massively enlarged. Otherwise, without knowing that it was smaller before would you know its enlarged. 15cm is one of 3 dimensions, but does not sound ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If the lysis was done for pain, not sure it will help your pain, specially if its same pain as before surgery. If done for a bowel obstruction, the ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Use baby wipes to clean after using the toilet. Cleans skin better than dry toilet paper, and it is the small amount of stool that leaks around the he ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Hhmm: Flomax (tamsulosin) is meant to work on folks with prostates... If you had surgery or received IV fluids during what sounds like a hospitalization, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
Find a surgeon: Medical doctors are reluctant to refer patients with reflux for surgery. 20 years ago when laparoscopy got popular, too many had bad results from inap ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
33 years experience General Surgery
No: Stool softener (docusate) is better. Package recommends 1 tab/day, but often you need more (up 2 tab 3x/day). Worse case is you get too loose and can ... Read More
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