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What's the best technic for amygdalectomy? Why most of doctors make electrocautery? Is it safe for adults? Any risks?

What's the best technic for amygdalectomy? Why most of doctors make electrocautery? Is it safe for adults? Any risks?

Be careful: Best success rates are 33-100%, but the complication rate ranged from 0 to 42%, whereas the mortality rate was as high as 3.8% best candidates are younger. Needs to be done at a center with a team of experienced psychiatrists and a functional neurosurgeon very familiar with psychosurgical procedures to select appropriate surgical candidates. ...Read more

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I have NF1 and have several little bumps on my face that are quite bothersome. Im going to have some removed via electrocautery. Is this a good option?

I have NF1 and have several little bumps on my face that are quite bothersome. Im going to have some removed via electrocautery. Is this a good option?

Can provide relief: If by bothersome you mean due to painful compression of underlying nerves or even from a cosmetic perspective then, an experienced surgeon or dermatologist should be able to do a good job. Chances are, however, that those bumps may return in the future and you'll have to redo the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have HPV and is reccuring after electrocautery.. How can I prevent it? I sometimes suffer from itching in my balls also.. Is it because of hpv?

I have HPV and is reccuring after electrocautery.. How can I prevent it? I sometimes suffer from itching in my balls also.. Is it because of hpv?

Condoms: Hpv tends to recur and the best prevention method is the uswe of condoms. Even if condoms are used, hpv can still recur since the virus may still be present in the penile skin. Nevertheless, a condom is the best method for prevention. Hpv does not cause itching of the testicles (balls). ...Read more

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If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

Depends: On your pain threshold. Normally tender to touch or in closed, tighter shoes for about a week. May be longer depending on how much of the nail bed has been involved. Nail bed has to harden so it is not so sensitive to touch. ...Read more

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