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stomach surgery scars

A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Hard : Hard to tell without a picture, but sounds like you should see your surgeon or go see a dermatologist to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options. ... Read More
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Infected scar: Possibility of very long standing infection of the scar. May need to culture the drainage. Systemic antibiotics, topical bactroban (mupirocin) may hel ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Expertise needed: You need to see a real, full time wound care doc. Infection for so long is absolutely unlikely as infections do not smolder like this. You most likely ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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GER PH probe study: A 24 hr ambulatory impedance study is done to see if a patient's symptoms are connected to gastroesophageal reflux. The important thing is no eating o ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
20 years experience Surgical Oncology
Tattoo?: Not sure if you mean tattooed on your abdominal wall? (your stomach can be tattooed by an endoscopist but noone would know about it!) discuss this w ... Read More
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Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Bariatric surgery: By stomach surgery, are you talking about bariatric (weight loss) surgery or a tummy tuck)? If it is bariatric surgery, you want to make sure that yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Consult Surgeon: With your history, it is better to be safe than sorry. Since you don't indicate why or when you last had surgery you should call either you regular ph ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
No: Intestinal transplants are used in rare circumstances for people with short bowel syndrome, but often do not last very long. There is no indication or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Not surgery: If you only had these symptoms within a day after surgery, then it is possible that your position on the operation table was such that it caused some ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nutrition: Have you considered asking your doctor for a nutrition referral so that this can be individualized for you. We can't give you very much information in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Infante
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones? : A possible problem with hypothyroidism or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Regarding exercise, increase weight bearing exercises to increase metabolis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
20 years experience General Surgery
See a bariatric surg: This is a very complex problem and you should see your bariatric surgeon to see what he recommends. You may require a surgery for reversal of the bypa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Easy to check: Hi. It's very easy to check for thyroid disease (blood test), but don't look to thyroid disease to cause morbid obesity.

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