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Doctor insights on: Can My Daughter Have A Big Tattoo Before Her Surgery In September

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My daughter's nose is pretty but front part of her nose is too big its like a big bubble it has to be a big surgery how much its cast?

My daughter's nose is pretty but front part of her nose is too big its like a big bubble it has to be a big surgery how much its cast?

Varies: This sounds like a cosmetic correction of her nose and rhinoplasty would be the treatment. Rhinoplasty can vary in price depending on how much what all needs to be altered. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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How should I decide whether my daughter should have surgery on a toe?

How should I decide whether my daughter should have surgery on a toe?

Pain: Typically the indicating factor for most surgeries tends to be pain. However other factors are involved such as deformity and/or cosmetic issues pertaining to the toe. Some cosmetic issues could be a deformed toe or extra toe. Also fitting into shoe gear can be an issue. ...Read more

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My daughter has loose ligaments in her shoulder. Should she have surgery?

My daughter has loose ligaments in her shoulder. Should she have surgery?

Maybe no: The benefits have to outweigh the risk. A good orthopedic evaluation would tell if the shoulder would be restricted more and if the surgery is even necessary. Frequently exercise corrects this. ...Read more

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My daughter has torn rotator cuff with small nodule. Is surgery necessary?

My daughter has torn rotator cuff with small nodule. Is surgery necessary?

Maybe: Not all cuff tears absolutely require surgery; however if completely torn it will not heal by itself leaving the patient week in certain motions. ...Read more

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Is vaseline advisable to put it on my daughter's finger after she did a surgery to separate her stuck fingers?

Is vaseline advisable to put it on my daughter's finger after she did a surgery to separate her stuck fingers?

No: I would suggest that you use a neosporin ointment to ensure there is no infection. Talk to your surgeon and ask their recommendations. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter has acute comitant esotropia. We have to decide between surgery and Botox. What do you recommend?

My 7 year old daughter has acute comitant esotropia. We have to decide between surgery and Botox. What do you recommend?

Depends on goal: Acute esotropia means it is of sudden onset. This usually is from a cause such as a vascular event in the brain, trauma, or tumor. Botox can relieve some of the crossed eyes in a temporary manner while the acute event resolves itself. Surgery can be held in reserve (usually for six months) until the acute event resolves and then surgery can be done if needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 months and had a Nissen fundoplication and a few days after surgery she was great but now she is cranky and unhappy. Ideas please?

My daughter is 14 months and had a Nissen fundoplication and a few days after surgery she was great but now she is cranky and unhappy. Ideas please?

Nausea: Can make a baby cranky after Nissen because she cannot vomit. Take her to her doctor to be sure there is nothing else wrong and if cleared ask to try an antinausea medication. Other possibilities include breakdown of the surgical procedure or a post operative complication so do not wait before seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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How old would my daughter have to be to get surgery on her bellybutton? She is only 11months

How old would my daughter have to be to get surgery on her bellybutton? She is only 11months

Kids seldom need rpr: Loose belly muscles help a developing baby by allowing easy blood flow thru the umbilical cord into babies body. After birth, that loosness may allow a transient umbilical hernia that will usually disappear when the belly muscles tighten, starting after baby learns to sit. By 2yo most uh have receded. I find girls more likely to need repair than boys? Reason. I rarely refer for repair. ...Read more

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My daughter is 07month old and echo has diagnogsed moderate pda. We should go for angioplasty of for surgery?

My daughter is 07month old and echo has diagnogsed moderate pda. We should go for angioplasty of for surgery?

PDA: Your pediatric cardiologist is the best person to advice you on this. However surgery may offer a more durable permanent solution. The problem with angioplasty is that as the child grows and heart gets bigger, the device used to close the PDA may be small, higher chance of needing a redo. ...Read more

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After 1 month after rd surgery my daughter refraction is as " sph -0.50 cyl -1.25 axis 175 va 6/7.5. Is this good readings? Will it improve later?

After 1 month after rd surgery my daughter refraction is as " sph -0.50 cyl -1.25 axis 175 va 6/7.5. Is this good readings? Will it improve later?

Depends: What were her numbers prior to the surgery? Rd surgery with a 'scleral buckle' will have increased myopia (- power). After a month, assuming there is no more healing to do, then the vision generally stabilizes. But there may be some improvement. Check with the retinal surgeon who knows what was done and if the healing has finished. ...Read more

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An MRI showed that my daughter has slight year in rotator cuff small nodule. Is surgery necessary?

Most do not need: Surgery responding well to non op care including physical therapy, activity modification, icing, medication use and sometimes injections with about 10% needing surgery failing 3 months of non op care. ...Read more

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My daughter (21) had the surgery 4 days ago, and still has extreme nausua. She can't swallow. Any ideas on treating the nausua?

My daughter (21) had the surgery 4 days ago, and still has extreme nausua. She can't swallow. Any ideas on treating the nausua?

Call the doc: There is a readily available tablet that dissolves under the tongue that might fit you need. It is a prescription med. It would be reasonable to review the patients status with the doc when you call, to see if s/he feels a re-evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is having MCL surgery. I cannot find much about it or the recovery online. Is recovery similar to an ACL reconstruction?

My daughter is having MCL surgery. I cannot find much about it or the recovery online. Is recovery similar to an ACL reconstruction?

MCL repairs R not-: -common these days. If a bone fragment came off with the ligament, it's a faster recovery as it is fixed solidly by wires or screws. If this a reconstruction, about the same as an ACL as far as recovery, which again depends on what is used as the graft. Expect a brace with limited motion, especially in extension. In extension the MCL is very tight so usually it's @ about -30 of extension.&rehab. ...Read more

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My daughter is getting her first IV for surgery and she is 9 any ideas on how to distract her while they put it in she hates needles?

My daughter is getting her first IV for surgery and she is 9 any ideas on how to distract her while they put it in she hates needles?

Sedation first: If you're at a regional or community pediatric hospital, the medical staff will know exactly how to ease a child's anxiety and stress prior to a procedure. Most children's hospitals should provide her with an oral sedative or anxiolytic medication. There are options for conscious sedation which uses gas and once she is asleep, they will insert the IV. They can also apply a local topical anesthetic ...Read more

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Is there a wrist replacement out yet? My daughter was 8 broke wrist. She is 25 now & had 4 surgery on it. She needs wrist replacement now.

Is there a wrist replacement out yet? My daughter was 8 broke wrist. She is 25 now & had 4 surgery on it. She needs wrist replacement now.

Wrist injury: There is a wrist replacement available. They do not typically last as long as other joint replacements. A more predictable surgery for a young person is wrist fusion. ...Read more

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My daughter had fai surgery on nov& dec 2011 for 2 hips. She had pt but had to stop. She can't do anything more than walking & still in pain.

My daughter had fai surgery on nov& dec 2011 for 2 hips. She had pt but had to stop. She can't do anything more than walking & still in pain.

These take long time: Not unusual for one to take 6-12 months to improve. She needs to follow up with her surgeon to make sure nothing unusual is occurring and discuss what exercises she should be doing herself. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 yrs 17 kgs and has adenoids. We were advised to get surgery. Will she develop any facial abnormalities if we delay this for 2 years.

My daughter is 4 yrs 17 kgs and has adenoids. We were advised to get surgery. Will she develop any facial abnormalities if we delay this for 2 years.

See below: Facial deformities are not the concern here. Please talk to your ENT surgeon about why they wish to proceed with surgery at this time, if needed get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the probable long term sequelae of untreated cosmetically severe metatarus adductus in my 6 yo daughter, and why would surgery be necessary?

Metatarsus Adductus: Generally, there is an excellent outcome with out surgery, although sometimes casting is required to straighten the foot and special shoes may be worn during the day. Some cases are a consequence of congenital hip dysphasia, but im sure your doctor addressed this. Can her foot be manually stretched? Generally, the degree of flexibility or lack thereof is the determining factor. ...Read more

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I have a grade 3 cystocele & rectocele I'm having repaired on the 27/11/15, how long after my surgery can I lift up my 15mth old, 12kilo daughter again?

I have a grade 3 cystocele & rectocele I'm having repaired on the 27/11/15, how long after my surgery can I lift up my 15mth old, 12kilo daughter again?

Surgeon preference: Specific recommendations for lifting after this type of surgery will need to be made by the surgeon who knows exactly what was done during the procedure. A good role is to let your body be your guide. If it hurts don't do it ...Read more

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My daughter is 7yrs old. She have chalazion from 7months, Does she need the surgery immediately or can it wait?

My daughter is 7yrs old. She have chalazion from 7months, Does she need the surgery immediately or can it wait?

Can wait.: Typically it can wait, unless it is blocking the visual pathway and potentially hindering the full development of sight (usually only when the child is less than 5 years of age. Use warm compresses for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with ie (left ventrical flow) and had surgery to remove vegitation. All bloods were neg. Why?

My daughter was diagnosed with ie (left ventrical flow) and had surgery to remove vegitation. All bloods were neg. Why?

See below: The blood culture together with a vegetation on the cardiac leaves are a gold standard for a diagnosis of endocarditis, but it might be false-negative. There are currently more sensitive blood tests exist for a bacterial infection, like pcr, but they are very expensive send out tests and not all heath insurance companies are covering them. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my daughter will be one on 07-01-06, she has been diagnosed as have a umbilical herniais surgery needed?

Should I be concerned if my daughter will be one on 07-01-06, she has been diagnosed as have a umbilical herniais surgery needed?

Probably not yet: Umbilical herniae (uh) are the only herniae of the abdominal wall that tend to close spontaneously, usually in the first few years of life. In addition, the incidence of complications with uh is quite low in kids but increases in adults with persistent uh. I therefore watch them in babies ; young toddlers. If they persist to near school-age, say 4 to 5 years of age, surgery is then indicated. ...Read more

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I have surgery in less then a month and I am scared of the pain i'll be in. I have a one year old daughter, will I be able to take care of her, what to do?

I have surgery in less then a month and I am scared of the pain i'll be in. I have a one year old daughter, will I be able to take care of her, what to do?

Surgery: Have a discussion with your doctor and surgeon. They will be glad to go through the surgical procedure including the medications which will receive to lessen your pain. After a period of recuperating you will be able to take care of your daughter. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having surgery in less then a month and I'm scared of the pain i'll be in. I have a one year old daughter, will I be able to take care of her?

Please help: What kind of surgery? Please be more specific so that we can help you. Also, ask the doctor who is doing the surgery or his nurse for what follow up care you will need and to be specific of what kind of pain/side effects and limitations you will have and how long, so that you can plan on family or friends help you after surgery with babysitting/cooking and taking care of you and your daughter. ...Read more

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My daughter is diagnosed with a hole in one of her ears. Is surgery her only option?

My daughter is diagnosed with a hole in one of her ears. Is surgery her only option?

Depends: You provide limited data. Some kids self heal in time after a hole is found, while those than have not over a period of watching (months) may need repair. The older the patient the less likely they will self heal, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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My friends 12 year old daughter has fluid in her knee, what kind of surgery can she get?

My friends 12 year old daughter has fluid in her knee, what kind of surgery can she get?

Drainage: Most likely a surgeon will opt for a simple drainage procedure if the "fluid on the knee" is determined to be causing problems. This can often be done with just a needles and some local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 15 year old daughter has bone spurs she hurts all the time. What are other options besides surgery?

Need help docs! My 15 year old daughter has bone spurs she hurts all the time. What are other options besides surgery?

Need help docs: It is very rare for 15 Y.O. To have spurs, or to have pain all the time; are the spurs on the bottom or the back of the heels? Is she very over-weight? See a podiatrist if feet are involved or an orthopedist to figure out the best treatment. ...Read more