Doctor insights on:
Can A Scope Be Put Up In To The Kidneys
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I was supposed to take a cystoscopy but urologist said could insert the instrument because previous radiation made the orifice too small and suggest
Take a surgery to dilate or enlarge the orifice in the bladder so he can insert the instrument and look
Yes: Yes this is the normal thing to do when there is such a narrowing which we call stenosis. It is not considered a major procedure and you will be anesthetized, either general or regional.Best wishes. ...Read more
How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?
Abdominal Hernia: It is serious enough that it should be fixed before a day arrives when it is strangled in the muscles of the abdomen. As long as it is not hurting this is, however, not an emergency. ...Read more
Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?
Sword swallower?: Don't try this at home. It is possible for a doc to pass a tube down your throat, past the larynx (not through the larynx-that would lead to the trachea (windpipe))- that is part of bronchoscopy (a pulmonary test to look at the breathing tubes., and into the esophagus, even into the stomach and small intestine. That is basically an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
How is a tear in the lungs treated, this was caused at the hospital whilst they were trying to put camera in her throat?
Re-expansion & time: The standard/safest/best-outcome is to either monitor/wait, if small, or ?the air volume around the lung (pneumothorax) using a chest tube connected to ~10 cm water pressure ? atmospheric pressure. The tear will usually hear & seal as a part of usual healthy lung tear-down & repair. If this does not occur, then surgery to find & suture the leak closed (more complex/hazardous); ? lung size ?scaring ...Read more
Is it possible, maybe in the future.. To make a working kidney of graphene, to clean the blood like a transplanted kidney...
Future is unknown: Your specific question about graphene is not one of current, heavy research but we never know about the future. However, we do have working artificial kidneys now - this is dialysis. Current technology uses artificial membranes to filter the blood, leaving the good stuff in and filtering out the bad stuff. But a transplanted kidney does this much better without hooking up to a machine. ...Read more
You break a bone, specifically the ankle, and it has to be set in place(closed reduction). Will you need anesthesia?
Can you tell me in order to get a heart attack, the artery to the heart has to be blocked by a build up of fat; plaque, so that little or no blood goes thru. right?
Yes: That's a reasonable description of the pathogenesis. ...Read more
What is done when a doctor puts a capsule in your esophoagus to check for the amount of acid in your stomach?
See below: The Heidelberg Gastric Analysis is the best method to assess the level of hydrochloric acid in one's stomach; surprisingly many with heartburn have a deficiency of acid production. One swallows a capsule and drinks alkaline solutions a few times. It is not a painful test. See http://www.austincc.edu/mlt/ua/ualab14gastricanalysis.pdf for details. ...Read more
If a colonscopy can reach the small intestine, why would the dr also want to do an endoscopy through the stomach to the sm bowel as well to biopsy all?
Different Areas: The colonoscopy may reach the end of the small bowel whereas the upper endoscopy reaches the start of the small bowel. Even though they both reach the small bowel those areas function differently. Also the upper endo allows for biopsy of the stomach and esophagus if needed. Need for these scopes depends on the condition being evaluated. ...Read more
Same as anyone else: Remove gb and the stones. Age itself has no effect on surgery risk. It is the diseases like high bp, heart disease diabetes etc., that go along with age that affect the risk to performing surgery. If the patient has gallstones and symptoms consistent with them, then surgery to remove gb is the only true cure. Drainage tube put in gb may buy time to get person healthier and allow surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: Catheter insertion to the bladder is done to confirm and relieve symptoms of urinary retention, which may occur silently or under temporary bladder dysfunction by positioning, injury including surgery, pain med, anesthesia, etc. Rule: Check postvoid residual urine (PVR) for all patients under IV but not voiding in 3-5 hours so to avoid bladder damage by unwanted or ignored bladder overdistention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hole in muscle wall of rectum which I can feel through vagina. need to apply pressure to go to the toilet is this something that can be fixed?
Rectovaginal fistula: Your description sounds like you might have a rectovaginal fistula. You need to be evaluated by a physician to confirm this diagnosis and discuss treatment. Treatment is surgical. Yes, in answer to your questions, if this is indeed what you have discovered it can be fixed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is mesh used in a bladder tuck, and could your bladder drop so far down as to it would be laying on the pelvic bone?
Most repairs can be : completed using your own tissue and stitches. Mesh is still appropriate in some cases. When used by an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist it has reasonable risks. I am not sure what you mean by "laying on the pelvic bone". A prolapsed bladder can cause symptoms of pressure or pain in the pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost never happens: This would be extremely rare. I see nothing to be worried about. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Put it up for blisters
- Will ragi put up weight
- What treatments can be done through an ercp scope?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can scope or stents be used on obstructions in the ascending colon?
- Does creatine put stress on the kidneys?
- What can i put on?
- How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?
- Talk to a nephrologist online for free