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A 38-year-old member asked:

how come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery.

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

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Dr. Buck Parker
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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 38-year-old female asked:

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have clear discharge during ovulation?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Yes: The cervical mucous thins and a clear non-itching nor malodorous discharge is present.
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A member asked:

Can exercise clear out heart inflamation?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cardio conditioning: There are many causes of cardiac inflammation--infections, drug/chemo, radiation effects, excess alcohol, rheumatologic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes etc..While exercise itself does not get rid of inflammation in the heart, it may improve heart function and general health. It can help lower cholesterol/sugar, blood pressure and thus better heart-health. Other diseases must be treated. Good luck.
A member asked:

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.

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