A 52-year-old female asked:
have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 52 years experience
Are you sure?: Laparoscopy doesn't damage nerves during removal of the gall bladder. What makes you think that happened? I have done hundreds of these procedures and never heard of nerve damage as a side effect or complication of this procedure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?
6 doctor answers • 24 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
No: Lasik is "safe" from the perspective of risks of harm to the mother or fetus but, "will the procedure be effective"? Pregnancy is associated with visual accuity changes related to fluid retention and corneal edema. Elective vision correction surgery is best done in a baseline non-pregnant condition to achieve long term good results. More than "what meets the eye" must be considered here.
6.5k viewsReviewed May 16, 2019
A 45-year-old member asked:
I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Areabdominal "crunch" exercisesthe best way to keep from having low back pain?
5 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 20 years experience
No: Abdominal crunches are an excellent way to build muscles that support the back. It is also important to strengthen the muscles of the back itself, and together, they are best way to prevent low back pain.
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous.
Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
How can I measure bouts of diarrhea from irritable bowel syndrome so my doctor knows how bad?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Keep a log: One way would be to keep a record of dates and times of the events. This may also help with identifying any patterns, especially if certain foods are being eaten or certain stressors encountered frequently when the bouts are especially bad. By keeping the record you have an accurate log of events and do not have to try to remember which can sometimes be difficult if there are many.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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