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how to prevent a varicocele from getting worse

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't worsen: Keep the fistulotomy site clean at all costs. The varicocele shouldn't worsen. Consider however using a hand held shower head for cleaning the wound w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe you any medications that will help with your case.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It won't: And you don't need to do anything, cosmetically it may be bothersome, surgical correction is indicated if it affects your breathing, and not an easy p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
OTC: antacids are generally safe in pregnancy HOWEVER the "tight chest" has to have a DIAGNOSIS before treatment is suggested. Reflux (acid from the stomac ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Good question: Wear roomy, comfortable shoes that provide plenty of space for your toes.Padding and taping. Your doctor can help you tape and pad your foot in a norm ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably cannot: Obstruction to the small glands along the eyelid can occur without know cause. Some suggest use of warm, damp compresses may help in encouraging the ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Difficult: A cavity forms when the hard outer shell of the tooth is worn off or eroded off by bacteria. Then bacteria can enter the dentum, the softer inner cor ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Lattice degeneration does not typically worsen or even cause problems. Don't worry about it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No guarantees: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber and fluids : And cut out caffeine in all forms and minimize alcohol intake, stop reading on the toilet, avoid constipation and diarrhea, drink 80-100 o8unhces of f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Seaver
46 years experience Vascular Surgery
Routine Activity: Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for dvt. See your primary do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep moving: The best way to prevent bed sores is to keep moving. Ideally the patient should be repositioned every 2 hours so that no one part of the body remains ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It already is: A carious lesion starts with demineralization of the enamel. Bacteria soon reside and colonize the cavity. At this point the tooth can be restored wit ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is very common, usually caused by commonly found viruses or bacteria. The most important safeguards you can take are to avoid contact ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing specific: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comf ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Plenty of fluids: Plenty of fluids, rest, chicken soup can shortened the duration of cold which is a viral illness. Not getting enough liquids, rest, nutrition, and pro ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline rinses: Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Laser: Laser and valtrex (valacyclovir).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
33 years experience Phlebology
Varicose veins: If you have varicose veins, then you most likely have an underlying vein problem, such as venous insufficiency or venous reflux, which can be very eas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Time: Most gastroenteritis is caused by a virus. Time will help most as your bodies immune system will be your defense. Drink lots of fluids but it will nee ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Wash hands: Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. Have those around you do the same. Eat healthy and stay well rested.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Depending on cause: If your hematoma developed after a surgery, we tend to treat it with oral antibiotics as the would has been exposed and you'd have a higher risk of in ... Read More

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