A 24-year-old male asked:
i have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do i get surgery? i have soft stool have appt wednesday
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Wait for appointment: Conservative treatment is usually preferred for these issues as there is no guarantee that surgery will make everything rosy. I'd wait to see what your GI doctor says on Weds.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?
6 doctor answers • 24 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
No: Lasik is "safe" from the perspective of risks of harm to the mother or fetus but, "will the procedure be effective"? Pregnancy is associated with visual accuity changes related to fluid retention and corneal edema. Elective vision correction surgery is best done in a baseline non-pregnant condition to achieve long term good results. More than "what meets the eye" must be considered here.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I'm worried of breastfeeding if I take ursodiol. Should I undergo gall bladder surgery instead?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery if indicated: Assuming you have gall bladder stones that are giving you trouble, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be done by a general surgeon in a day care surgical center.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
I have pain in my neck and have had many joint surgeries, is this common in eds?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Neck pain and joint pain is just as common in eds as in many other non-eds causes. As far as joint surgeries go, I am not sure what kind of surgeries you had and for what reason. Definitely, eds patients have multiple joint problems (hypermobility, fractures, laxaty etc.) that makes them prone to trauma etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous.
Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 26-year-old male asked:
I have anal fissures since long I have tried everything bath, 2%, fibre but it's still there. I also have fungal infection due to it. What to do?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol).: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder is non habit forming and otc. 1 capful with any beverage daily may help with your regularity along with your fiber in your diet/fluids. 4 or more servings of fruits/veggies can help. Make sure you stool is soft and not hard, pellet like or large caliber. Neosporin ointment in the anal area 2 times dialy may improve you situation too.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 15, 2020
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