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Are Surgery Necessary To Remove Hemorrhoids
Not always: There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary. More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Always: Gastrointestinal fistulas are treated according to the organs involved and the output of the fistula. Fistulas between the colon or small intestine and colon can be left alone as long as they are not causing infection or malabsorption. Fistulas from the intestine to the skin are classified as high output (>500 ml/day) or low output (<500ml/day). Low output fistulas generally close without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Genital warts respond to a number of treatments. Medical creams such as Aldara (imiquimod) can boost the local immune system. Milder office procedures such as cryotherapy (freezing) the warts can be very effective as can some chemical treatments such as podphyllin. Genital warts should not be treated with over-the-counter medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to hemorrhoids is bowel regimen; avoid straining/constipation. Fiber, increased fluid intake, stool softeners, probiotics and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. Okay to use salves and local hygiene, (shower and hairdryer the area daily). Good luck . Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more
It's either open: or laparoscopic, can't be both, and you take precautions you were given at time of discharge ...Read more
No: The surgeon is required to do that. Good luck. ...Read more
Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?
Maybe: Small fibroids that are causing problems due to bleeding are very easily and well treated using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). This is a minimally invasive procedure done by an interventional radiologist.You can find information at www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; therefore, when external hemorrhoids cause pain, they cannot be removed by rubber banding, like their internal counterpart. On the other hand, if treated conservatively, the pain from (thrombosed) ext. Hem. Will resolve w/o surgery most of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After cataract removal and laser surgery, I need vitreotomy surgery--is it safe to do all these things?
Yes, if indicated: It is safe to do all these operations on the same eye if there is a medical reason to do so. Your doctor, perhaps with the input from a retinal consultant, will explain the reasons the procedures are required, what is hoped to be accomplished, and the associated risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends what is done: The basic steps of rhinoplasty include incisions to access the tissues beneath the skin, modification of the bridge (removing bone or cartilage or building this area up), refining the tip of the nose (with sutures, adding cartilage or by removing cartilage) and modifying the nasal bones with precise cuts. The specific details really depend on what the nose looks like and the cosmetic goals. ...Read more
Infections: Prevention especially in children , at 48 ideally get vaccinated 2 wk before surgery if possible , are prone to encapsulated organism infections. Pneumovox , Meningococcal vaccine and booster every 6 yrs. Flue vaccine every year. It is advisable to take prophylactic antibiotics even for trivial infections is advised ...Read more
No. : Most of the time it will resolve with lid scrubbing followed by hot soaks. ...Read more
No short ans. : Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss (arthritis). Removing them does not change the physiology of the arthritic joint, thus they tend to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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