A 35-year-old female asked:
abdominoplasty 9 years ago (lots of scar tissue around/in my navel area); need my gallbladder out now. can they do lap, or do i need open surgery?
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General Surgery 25 years experience
Laparoscopy OK: Abdominoplasty is a soft tissue operation. You will have some scarring in the skin and fat underneath but that should not prevent an attempt at a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However it is important to understand that any attempted laparoscopy may not be successful and still may require an open operation.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Since I became pregnant, i've had major breakouts. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get acne scars?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Benzoyl peroxide: Most of the OTC skin products for acne are safe in pregnancy. Simple soap and water works great, as long as you understand that the high Progesterone levels in the first trimester are the cause for acne -- by the end of the third month, most major flare-ups are over.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
My 70 year old mother is recovering from surgery to fix a broken hip. How can I help her become independent again?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Encouragement: You can help by keeping her spirits up and encourage her to move and to walk. However, this will take time (sometimes 12 months) and the number of patients who will regain functional independence is usually about 50% with most patients losing one grade of activity (i.e. If prior to fracture, she was a community ambulator, she will likely be a home or limited community ambulator).
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A 21-year-old member asked:
When can I resume regular exercise after scar revision & mole removal?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: It depends on the area and if it was cut out. Restrictions are for prevention of scarring. Discuss with your doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the best treatment for arthritic knee pain aside surgery?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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