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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
I had electrocautery done 4 weeks ago. I am now left with extremely red scars in all the locations. Will these improve with time?
Yes: Yes usually. See doctor who treated you to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have plenty of small pimple holes in my cheeks (did prick it before) I want it to fade. My derma told me undergo electrocautery. Is it best to do?
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
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
I went to my derma, Consulted about the small holes on my face (pimple scars) she did advice me to undergo a electrocautery. Is that a good option?
Acne scars: I might suggest obtain more in person opinions. I prefer micro needling treatments. ...Read more
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
My newborn baby has just got circumcised and electrocautery was preferred by the doctor. Is it possible to have nerve, vessel damage or side effects?
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?
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
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Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation(i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dehydration: Cvs = recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and/or headaches or migraines. This can lead to dehydration, nutritional deficits, high blood pressure during episodes, or damage to the mucosa of the esophagus (i.e. Mallory weiss tear). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer