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Cold Knife Conization Of The Cervix
While the patient is under anesthesia (asleep) the doctor cuts out a small (outside) cone shaped portion of the cervix that has abnormal/ pre cancerous or cancerous skin and deeper tissue . It can treat cervical dysplasia ( pre cancer of the cervix) or diagnose cervical cancer. It is rarely enough ...Read more
Pretty good: First, if a LEEP is considered for cervical dysplasia, it is GRADE 3 not STAGE 3. Staging is for invasive cancer, so don't confuse them because that is much scarier. If a LEEP gets around the entire abnormal area, it will essentially cure it. If there is more going up the endocervix, it may not. It may still come back and every situation is different, but if margins negative high chance of cure. ...Read more
No: Painful intercouse might be an infection. Be sure and see a gyn doctor to evaluate. ...Read more
What is the chance of HSV1 transmission to the genitals via oral sex during the "healing stage" of the cold sore?
See answer: The amount of virus that is shed is much less when the cold sore is starting to heal over, but it is still possible to get Genital HSV1. HSV is shed periodically even in between outbreaks and can be found in the saliva. On the other hand HSV1 is spread more easily to your lips than your genitals as the HSV1 virus prefers the former and the HSV2 virus prefers the genitals. ...Read more
What is the remedy of ulcer and pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymph node?
Mucositis: You have mucositis from IMRT. Some easy remedies include chewing ice chips, chewing sugarless gum, or sucking tart sugarfree candy. If these do not work there are artificial saliva products that your physician can prescribe for you or some over-the-counter products are available such as enzyme based Oral Balance,Biotene, etc. See your radiation oncologist for suggestions. ...Read more
About 1 to 2 hours: Cramping usually stops within 30 minutes to one hour .after the procedure, but may last up to 2 hours depending upon whether a two freeze technique was used or not. ...Read more
How much tissue is taken off the cervix for a leep?For leep are they essentially amputating a portion of the cervix?Scar tissue? How impact pregnancy?
LEEP procedure: The amount of tissue removed will depend on the size if the lesion needing removal. This can range from a dime to a quarter size in area. Unless there is involvement of the endo cervical canal, the depth of tissue removed is less than 5mm. Scarring resulting in cervical stenosis is rare and easily managed. Single leep conizations rarely impact pregnancy. Multiple leeps can cause cx incompetence. ...Read more
What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?
Various meds: Ulceration in oral cavity not uncommon due to IMRT effecting oral mucosa. A number of different approaches have been used for relief. Symptoms usually gone after several weeks.Suck ice chips and use a saliva substitute to moiste mouth. Solcoseryl, a dental paste found to help mouth sores. Biotene also helps to heal sores because it has similar enzymes to saliva. One should also try L-Glutamine ...Read more
Can HPV infect the interstitial cells of the testicle or internal epithelium? I have papillomas around my surgical wound from an orchiectomy.
Probably not: To my knowledge, HPV isn't known to cause infections of these cells or tissues. Were warts (papillomas) confirmed by your doctor, or your self diagnosis? Things other than warts seem more likely to cause growths on or near a surgical wound, especially keloids, a kind of hypertrophic scar tissue, most common in dark-skinned persons. I doubt you need be concerned, but discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?
Yes: While cancer of the cervix is best handled by a cone resection which allows proper evaluation of depth of in-situ penetration into the basement membrane, much of the endocervical area can be removed by laser but would require close re evaluation to make sure recurrent disease doesn appear. ...Read more
Localized nodularity of the mucosa noted on duodenal bulb. Cold forceps biopsies were performed. What does this mean?
Duodenal nodularity: Mdt045H929 ~ this just7 means that the gastroentologist saw some tissue that looked a tad abnormal and did a biopsy which is standard of practice to do. He will report on the pathology but duodenal cancer is extremely extremely rare. This is due to hyperacidity. Dont worry! thanks ...Read more
What is adenoid basal cell carcinoma of the cervix. And is it separate from the CIN 3 I currently have ?
The cervix is: Part of the uterus (womb) that exits the abdomina cavity into the upper vagina. It is exposed to the world of things that you allow to enter you vagina, and all of the exposures it has. Current belief is that most cacx is caused by 2 strans of a virus, hpv. A new vaccine can prevent acquisition and cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers