A 25-year-old member asked:
is it common to have a fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules before surgery?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Endocrinology
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pathology 49 years experience
If tumor suspected: Fna can provide a diagnosis before surgery and facilitate the planning of surgery and extent of surgery.
5.8k viewsReviewed Sep 30, 2020
A 26-year-old member asked:
I enjoy sleeping with a body pillow, will that worsen my neck pain during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I often recommend that pregnant patients sleep with a body pillow as it can help relieve low back pain in pregnancy. Consider a buckwheat stuffed head pillow or foam head pillow if you find you are not getting proper neck support.
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
How can I make my babys sore throat and cough feel better?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
I've had pain and problems with my low back for many years. What can I expect from myspine surgery?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends....: There are many types of back surgery for many different back conditions so answering specifically will be difficult; however, generally you can expect to be up and walking within 1-2 days after surgery. You'll also likely be limited in the amount of bending/twisting you are allowed to do, maybe even in a back brace. Pain/discomfort should be expected but diminishing. You may also have a catheter.
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Why are the lymph nodes in the armpit removed when a person undergoes surgery for breast cancer?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Cancer hiding spot: The lymph nodes in the axilla/armpit is usually one of the favorite locations of breast cancer to go to.
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 19-year-old female asked:
I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably normal: If you do not have pain and no fever then this may be normal. All of our tongues have bumps on the back of them and just maybe you never noticed them. The tonsils can collect debris and dead cells that slough off and these can collect as small white plugs in the tonsil itself. If there is no pain it is unlikely that you have an infection.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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