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will i have to get surgery for my wrist if i sprained it?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is usually reserved for tears and fractures not sprains.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can be done for an anal fissure after two operation of anal dilatation?

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Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
Sphincterotomy: After less invasive approaches fail (such as dilation and medication), a lateral sphincterotomy (cutting of the internal anal sphincter) can be performed to help heal the fissure.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

I obsessivly pick sores on my hands and scalp, why can't I stop even though it hurts? Is it anxiety or something else?

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Dr. John Hsiao
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Something else: If it 's not irritation (itching) then you probably have dermatillomania, which is just a fancy way of saying you obsessively pick at yourself. This is thought to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder & may improve on an ssri antidepressant. Cognitive-behavioral therapy might also help. You could also try wearing a hat & gloves (kidding). Anxiety makes it worse.
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I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you get carpal tunnel on your palm as well as on your wrist?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
WRIST IS WHERE: The problem is, fingers is where you feel the problems.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Very concerned please help? My hand and fingers are going numb typing.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
ACTIVITY RELATED: Finger numbness is possibly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction studies should be entertained.

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