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I got my wound debrided on monday, silversorb has been applied to aid in moist wound healing, since tues, theres a black spot over the skin near wound?

I got my wound debrided on monday, silversorb has been applied to aid in moist wound healing, since tues, theres a black spot over the skin near wound?

Hard to say: A black spot could mean the skin is dead in that area and there could be some type of infection there. However, it could be a spot where a little blob of silver oxidized and wouldn't be serious. You might be able to tell more by very gently trying to wash the area. If it comes right off, and the skin looks normal underneath, no worries. ...Read more

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What causes debris in your urine?

What causes debris in your urine?

Alkaline urine...?: Seeing few or some floating gray/whitish particles in urine is okay in alkaline urine, resulting from more veg and fruit consumption and being harmless as long as being symptom-free and having normal urinalysis. More on sensible living? To www.Formefirst.Com to explore how to live a long happy life... Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave food debris in sockets?

Is it okay to leave food debris in sockets?

Irrigate out: Try and keep your sockets clean and free from food. The concern would be for infection and poor healing. All the best. ...Read more

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How do you get debris in your bladder?

How do you get debris in your bladder?

Ultrasound finding: Can be insignificant if due to turbid urine from calcium, phosphatic or urate crystals. Can be due to blood as in hematuria, or urinary infection where debris is bacteria ; white ;/or red blood cells. Can be small fragments of kidney or bladder stone. Also occasionally sloudhed cells from lining of kidney, bladder or tumor. ...Read more

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What does debris inside bladder look like?

What does debris inside bladder look like?

Snow globe: This can be seen at cystoscopy or ultrasound and usually looks like a snow globe; the toys that you shake and the white snow-like material disperses. ...Read more

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I have fluid or debris in left mastoid 52 years old?

I have fluid or debris in left mastoid 52 years old?

More information: Do you know this by x-ray, either cat scan or mri? Is this a clinical diagnosis wherein, a doctor told you this? The presence of fluid in the mastoid air cells may represent an extension of middle ear fluid. The mastoid is simply an extension of the middle ear space. Do you have symptoms of pain, fullness behind the ear? Have you had previous mastoid surgery? What is your question? ...Read more

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What do I do if I am trapped in debris after an explosion?

What do I do if I am trapped in debris after an explosion?

Use what you have: Gather your physical and mental tools. If possible, use your cell phone as a flashlight to signal to rescuers. Make noise by tapping on a pipe or wall so rescuers can hear where you are . Whistling is also helpful, if you can. ...Read more

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How to deal with dirt/debris or whatever that got stuck after pulling out the hangnail?

How to deal with dirt/debris or whatever that got stuck after pulling out the hangnail?

Soaking: Could be dried blood. Soaking in warm epsom saltwater for ten minutes. Use a soapy brush to gently clean the area. If pain persists or redness and swelling is seen, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to take care of an abrasion that may still have debris that cannot be removed without disturbing tissue?

Please help! what is the best way to take care of an abrasion that may still have debris that cannot be removed without disturbing tissue?

Abrasions&Debris: To remove debris without disturbing the tissue can be accomplished with a steady stream of Normal Saline used over the wound. Then pat dry with a sterile dressing. ...Read more

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Scheduled colonoscopy today, but I'm still passing brown fluid and some debris. Followed all instructions, 40 hrs no food, will they reschedule?

Scheduled colonoscopy today, but I'm still passing brown fluid and some debris. Followed all instructions, 40 hrs no food, will they reschedule?

Probably OK.: As long as what you're passing is a liquid, it will probably be OK to proceed with the procedure. If it is not too late, you may want to call the gastroenterologist's office to see if they want you to take anything additional to the laxative prescribed. If you can't reach them though, continue to follow the instructions and proceed as planned. Good luck. ...Read more

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Husband broke mercury light bulb and vaccumed it. After telling him he shut off air threw garbage with debris away. Can this cause harm? Have 2 kids

Husband broke mercury light bulb and vaccumed it. After telling him he shut off air threw garbage with debris away. Can this cause harm? Have 2 kids

Vacuuming is not: recommended because it turns the mercury into small droplets that can be inhaled. Bottle, don't bag the mercury & don't put it in the garbage.The amount of mercury in a light bulb is probably not enough to cause harm to adults, but call poison control, 1-800-222-1222, with the ages & weights of all exposed for info on proper disposal, delayed symptoms & risk for your children. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy and needless to say I got food stuck in the leftover gaping holes, how can I remove debris and how quickly will these holes seal?

I had a tonsillectomy and needless to say I got food stuck in the leftover gaping holes, how can I remove debris and how quickly will these holes seal?

Food stuck: Gargling may help but if it is firmly trapped it will have to be picked out. It may be something you should review with your surgery doctor. Modifying your diet may avoid food particles until the areas close in. All the best. ...Read more

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In foot reconstruction to correct cavus deformity from year old compartment syndrome, should necrotic legmuscles be debrided, or does it matter now?

In foot reconstruction to correct cavus deformity from year old compartment syndrome, should necrotic legmuscles be debrided, or does it matter now?

Do what it takes.: I'm not sure that we are on the same page as to the meaning of necrosis. Having said that, any tissue that could have a statistical compromising influence on the successful out come of the surgery, should be dealt with appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having both ankle joints debrided 2 years post trimaleolar fracture repair?

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What are the complications of having both ankle joints debrided 2 years post trimaleolar fracture repair?

Ask your doctor: All surgeries can have complications such as scaring, infections, nerve injuries, blood vessel injury, clot in the legs which can be fatal, persistence of pain, progression of arthritis, need for additional surgeries, anesthesia complications etc. In your case, my concern would be persistence of your pain which required joint debridement possibly from developing arthritis. Check with surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fungal ear infection, and I need to get on a plane in 2 days. Dr. cleaned/debrided ear and pain relief was immediate, and I could hear again. 2days later I am losing hearing again and ear seems blocked. Should I fly?

I have been diagnosed with a fungal ear infection, and I need to get on a plane in 2 days.  Dr. cleaned/debrided ear and pain relief was immediate, and I could hear again.  2days later I am losing hearing again and ear seems blocked.  Should I fly?

OE, fungal OE: can relapse and might need repeat aural toilet/cleaning, most patients have followup 3-7 days after initial treatment, some are wicked with a sponge to allow medicine to get to some areas(doesn't sound like this patient was) swelling of ear canal can restrict meds from getting to areas to work as well as hearing and worsening sx needs followup ...Read more

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Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Based on setting: During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound. This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved. ...Read more