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Local vs peritonitis: Presumably this refers to an intra-abdominal anastamosis, likely intestinal. "Contained" means the leak was probably slow and there was time for an inflammatory reaction that kept the leak localized and maybe small. Free means intestinal contents leaked more widely into the abdominal cavity. Free is much more serious, usually with peritonitis. Most important that you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
How dangerous are liquid from leaked batteries? Do I need to decontaminate every item stored in the same drawer as some leaked button-cell batteries?
Leaked batteries: can cause a mess. Just wash/clean whatever is around the leakage. "Decontaminate" is a strong word. Do you have an excessive fear in this area? Peace and good health. ...Read more
2 episodes of sudden bright red blood drain through the drain tube 3 weeks post renal transplant. Creatinine, CT normal. Possible leak sources ?
Possible/not probabl: Certainly water can be introduced through the opening of the penis. It would take a bit of force. I would caution one to never be in that situation unless done by a physician for a particular reason. As far as just by being in water or in water activities, it would be extremely rare for such. The first centimeter of the penis could accept water but would not be of any significant concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible to repair a leaking mitral valve to point where there is no leakage after surgery and repair?
No: It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. ...Read more
What causes gas bubble in vitrectomy to break up into smaller bubbles? Will eventual re-absorption into blood be affected?
Dissolution : Intraocular gas used in retinal surgery to fix tears & detachments of the retina, dissolve over many days to weeks, depending on type of gas. The large gas bubble slowly breaks apart due to movement of the eye and gas dissolution. Eventually the gas is absorbed &eliminated trough the fluid turnover of the vitreous replacement fluids (BSS) & out through the drainage angle of the eye. No effect on u ...Read more
After mitral valve repair when does the slight leakage form ? Why does that happen even after repair of the mitral valve.
Mitral valve: Mitral repair usually isn't perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5000? No way: The average reimbursement for valve repair in the us is probably between 1200 and 2000 per case depending on location and type of insurance. You then take that money and pay taxes, office staff, office costs and in the end your not left with much. Really! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Nothing available for the mitral or tricuspid valves yet, but the aortic valve can be replaced with a transcatheter inserted valve. This is not for everyone though. It is still considered rather experimental, and reserved only for those who are unable to have open heart surgery. I look forward to advances in these procedures, and hope one day there is a routine, non-ohs alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak
Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! you are better - enjoy this! hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood draw fromButterfly needle with clean tube attachedat Clininc ,wanted to know hiv dies once dried inside needle ? HIV would die within minutes ?
No risk, no worry: It is very unlikely the clinic reuses butterfly needles to draw blood. HIV probably can survive many hours in blood inside a needle. But because needles are not reused, this doesn't matter. As you probably know, medical care in Pakistan often is very sophisticated. But even in developing countries, HIV is rarely if ever caught by having blood drawn or by other needles or injections. No worries! ...Read more