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A 61-year-old male asked:

oncology: does my present medical and/or surgical oncologist at a large medical center arrange for an independent second opinion that i want, or do i?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Second opinions: The reason for the second opinion often guides who does the legwork of arranging the consult and with whom. Many patients and families benefit from consulting an expert at another center, which may also include (or be limited to) review of xrays, biopsy slides or other studies. Your present doctor can facilitate, but it often works best when you inform them of your interest, your reasons, and go.

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What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

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What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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My 4 year old son was on surgery yesterday he went under anesticia after that he start getting high fever is that normal or I need to take him to er

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Treat symptoms first: You may offer comfort care with rest, fluids and medication for now and monitor his progress, depending on what type of surgery was performed, it is difficult to accurately guide you perfectly on how to move forward. Contact the surgeon if your son is not improving over the next few days. Sooner if he is not resoonding to your "comfort care.".
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is cosmetic surgery the only solution for a medium sized indention, left by chickenpox, on the tip of my nose? It is discolored and caved in..

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No: Ask your dermatologist about dermabrasion...It can help. May take several treatments.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have Crohn's and take oxycodone. I have never gotten back to my normal weight after my initial surgery. Can oxycodone be a factor to this?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not: Oxycodone is effective for pain control and slowing down intestinal motility which can b rapid in crohn's.

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