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Aspiration Of Hydrocele
1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more
Sperm Aspiration: Sperm aspiration works best for obstructive (blocked) azoospermia, such as after vasectomy or infection. We aspirate sperm from the testicle or epididymis and the choice of site is more related to the doc. The risks are very small: anesthesia, bleeding/hematoma, and discomfort. I find these very uncommon. The small tubules of epididymis could get blocked (already a problem). Review with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more
Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?
Here are some ...: IVF is done in 2 ways: 1. Mix 1-4 timely retrieved eggs with the sperms from partner/donnor in lab so to form a fertilized eggs/embryos, then transport the embryos to uterus; 2. Inject a retrieved sperm (aspirated and selected) into a retrieved egg to form a embryo for IVF. Success rate: 1. method 1 is about 22-25% per cycle & 25-35% for multiple cycles; 2. method 2 is about 65%. ...Read more
Laparoscopic hernia: I perform both open and laparoscopic hernias, but would have it done laparoscopically if I had a hernia. The lap hernia has a smaller scar, less pain, quicker recovery time, allows you to look at the opposite side for a hernia (and repair it if found) and the same recurrence rate as open inguinal hernia repairs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Serous fluid.: Hydrocele fluid is similar to other tissue fluids in the body, such as peritoneal fluid. It is a solution of mostly water, electrolytes, and protein. A 1994 study revealed that hydrocele fluid had higher levels of calcium, albumin, total protein and creatine-kinase, and lower levels of potassium, aspartate transaminase, and alkaline phosphatase than blood serum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Us on testes. What is a focus of increased echogenicity in the right epididymal head presumably on the basic of remote epididymal appendage torsion?
Testicle displacement after hydrocelectomy - the testicle involved in the hydrocele surgery is stuck at the top of my scrotum. More surgery?
Depends: Depends on the physician doing the biopsy. It's a simple procedure. Some physicians use local anesthetic, some use Ethyl Chloride (cold spray), some use nothing at all. Call the physician's office to find out ahead of time how he/she does it so you can anticipate. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not needed: Scrotal exploration surely can see the sign of epididymitis, but in practice, such invasive approach is unnecessary and has no position for diagnosing epididymitis. This Q poses the dilemma between medical necessity and professional possibility; both have to be in balance. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more
Does spermatic cord lipoma removal, lead to potential hydrocele formation? I just underwent a varicocelectomy
It may.: infrequent but a known issueGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: 37.5 cc is a large testicle. This may not be a problem. Some men have bigger than average testicles. Make sure you don't feel any lumps or irregularities and get checked out if you're concerned. Also, the fact that you pegged it at 37.5 cc suggests you have had an ultrasound and maybe don't need further work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspiration of complex breast cyst did not resolve vertical indentation in breast. What next? Still waiting for pathology report from aspiration.
Biopsy: sounds like it needs to be biopsied ...Read more
What is atraumatic scrotal pouch orchiopexy in the management of testicular torsion? Is it better than permanent insoluble sutures
Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer