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Can You Have Sex After Cervical Laser Surgery
Not for about 2 week: You should avoid intercourse, tampons or douching for about 2 weeks. Usually that is the time of a post operative visit, at which time your doctor can examine the cervix to see if it has healed sufficiently to resume intercourse. Having intercourse too soon after surgery can increase your risk of infection or bleeding. ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
How long does it take for the cervix to heal (approx.) post laser surgery to remove CIN1? When can I go back to swimming, gym & intercourse? Thnx
Had laser surgery to treat CN2 abnormal cells in my cervix on june 1. My dr said I should wait 3 months b4 incourse. Sept 1. was drunk hd sex aug 1 ok?
Yes: You're probably fine. Of course, not following your doctor's instructions could put you at increased risk for infection. Along these lines, you should continue to monitor for foul smelling discharge, itching, pain that is not improving, etc... Since your doctor is the person that is best suited to advise you in such matters; it is imperative to follow their advice. ...Read more
I had co2 laser surgery on my cervix two days ago and I had sex with my boyfriend and I forgot. What is going to happen now?
"Forgot" 2 days ago?: How can you forget an invasive major procedure on your cervix which produces a watery sometimes foul smelling discharge for several days? Intense libido urges have to be tempered by a mature adult approach to risk. Your risk is a possible cervical infection, bleeding and delayed healing. ...Read more
I had cervical dysplasia, laser surgery more than 25 years ago. Intact overies, uterus. 69 y.O. Do I need pap tests, pelvic exams now? How often?
You can stop: Current acog and asccp guidelines recommend repeating pap smears yearly for the first 20 years for people that have been treated for moderate to severe cervical dysplasia. After that one should go to every 3 years if they have been normal and usually by age 70 pap smears are no longer needed. You should continue to have yearly exams and a pap smear if something looks abnormal thereafter. ...Read more
I would like Homeopathy & herbal advice for cervical dysplasia CIN1 after laser surgery in nov2014. .. Abnormal moderate pap results for the 2nd time?
Nutritional supplements and herbs can be very helpful. For an excellent review see http://www. Naturopathic. Org/article_content. Asp? Article=788
Homeopathy can help; I advise you consult a professional homeopath for individualized treatment to learn which of hundreds of remedies is best for you- see http://tinyurl. Com/lw2suls
I advise an organic nutritarian diet. See http://tinyurl. Com/k3xdt3z ...Read more
My female partner had genital warts, but got it removed by laser surgery. Is it okay to provide oral sex?
How long do I have to wait to have sex after laser surgery for a retinal tear (almost 3 weeks ago) and a vitreous hemorrhage which has cleared?
A good? To ask: Ask your treating eye physician when it's safe, only he or she would know how stable your treatment is, or how serious your retinal integrity is. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be: Much depends on exactly what type of laser surgery is being performed and exactly what the aftercare is. For example, patients who are undergoing co2 laser surgery may have significant discomfort if the areas are left uncovered; this discomfort can be decreased if the treated areas are covered and away from contact with air. Your physician will be able to provide you with more precise answers. ...Read more
A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more
Not fully accepted: Laser spine surgery is an attractive option to patients who fear conventional spine surgery. But there is something to say when there are only a few centers in the country that perform this procedure. With any procedure, educate yourself and proceed with caution. Traditional spine surgery has its risks, but what surgical procedure doesn't? ...Read more
Better drainage: Intraocular pressure results from the aqueous fluid being prodeuced in the eye and being drained out of the eye. Just as a sink can back up from poor drainage, so can the eye fluid, however, with no place to go the pressure increases. Glaucoma laser treatment (ALT/SLT) helps the fluid drain better, reducing pressure. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it works well in many glaucoma patients. There is four laser treatments that are used for glaucoma. Slt and alt used to lower the pressure by increasing the outflow drainage, ciliary body ablation will decrease the ciliary body which produces the fluid inside the eye (and treatment slows the production, lowering the pressure). Laser peripheral iridotomy prevents of treats angle closure. ...Read more
Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more
Presently: The lasers we have now will only give 50 to 75% improvement. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon who does this for consultation. ...Read more
TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a Foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more
Target: Nd:yag is a type of laser that targets primarily water. It is excellent for larger veins and can also be used for laser hair removal, skin tightening, acne and tattoos (when q-switched). Erbium:yag also primarily targets water but it vaporizes the skin and is used for laser skin resurfacing. Essentially it is the wavelength of light the laser produces that determines what it will work on. ...Read more
80%: This produces the desired pressure lowering in about 4/5 patients, and produces some pressure lowering in nearly all. ...Read more
Ask the surgeon: You need to ask the surgeon (or his/her office). Costs will vary according to the procedure and the locale where it is done ...Read more
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