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A 37-year-old member asked:

how good is orthopedic surgery at fixing serious back pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Plus-minus: Certainly not first choice surgery only after failure of other measures and extensive evaluation.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
C below: As good as his training and experience, as well as how firm the diagnosis is. They rely on an honest history and u being open about ur problem. Beware of the surgeon who want's to operate first, but there are times when it is appropriate, so have it well explained as 2 why.

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Could myoma cause leg and hip pain?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
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Possibly: They are of two types. The leiomyoma occurs in the skin or gut but the common form is the uterine fibroid. Rhabdomyomas are rare tumors of muscles, they occur in childhood and often become malignant assuming this is a uterine fibroid, if it were in the proper anatomic location it could cause vascular compromise, nerve compression, pelvic cramping or even a referred pain pattern.
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What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

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Very Few: While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision.
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What's the rehabilitation after lumbosacral spine surgery?

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Depends on u & type: This depends on the type of surgery done and what condition you are in at the time of surgery and whether there were any complications with the surgery. For an outpatient microdisectomy, it can range from activity restriction for several weeks and some home exercises to a full fledged physical therapy program of at least 6 weeks with a more involved surgery like a multilevel fusion.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Im 22, i've been having pain on the right side of my head cause's me to not be able to taste , and some memory loss?

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Pain: Not sure if u had head trauma before, headaches or what medications you take. Best to consult a neurologist for workup.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

My breast leak milk with a little bit of squeeze, I have a little sharp pains on the right side of my low abdominal area

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
May be normal but: You need to get checked by your doctor. There are lots of possible causes for galactorrhea (leaving milky fluid) and most are easy to deal with. Bottom line - go get a checkup! good luck.

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