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Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Maybe: Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of the gut, but not always. This can be a very dangerous condition, but most babies survive and even fully recover. Talk with your nicu team to learn more about what is going on with your baby so you can understand why they are doing what they are doing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastrointestinal perforation?

What is the treatment for gastrointestinal perforation?

Emergency: An intestinal perforation is a serious emergency problem that would require emergency surgery to repair or resect the perforation site before serious life threatening sepsis develops. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastrointestinal perforation?

Emergency: An intestinal perforation is a serious emergency problem that would require emergency surgery to repair or resect the perforation site before serious life threatening sepsis develops. ...Read more

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Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Maybe: Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of the gut, but not always. This can be a very dangerous condition, but most babies survive and even fully recover. Talk with your nicu team to learn more about what is going on with your baby so you can understand why they are doing what they are doing. ...Read more

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What causes deudonal perforation during colectomy?

What causes deudonal perforation during colectomy?

Possible: It's possible while manipulating the colon that an instrument could have "knicked" the duodenum - the first part of the small intestine. It wouldn't be the most common complication of a colectomy though. ...Read more

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What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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Does vaginal suppositry cause perforation of hymen?

Does vaginal suppositry cause perforation of hymen?

Could you insert it?: Hard to answer. If you were able to insert it then clearly the hymen is open somewhat. This would be expected. If you are having periods then clearly there is an opening to allow blood to pass. If you are really asking if caused you to lose your virginity then the answer is clearly no. Inserting medication into your vagina does not mean you are no longer a virgin. ...Read more

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Septal perforation - possible causes besides cocaine?

Other possibilities: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

Perforation: The uterus is very muscular. Procedures with sharp instruments such as uterine curettage (d and c) may cause a defect through the uterine wall. Most often, these perforations heal spontaneously. ...Read more