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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

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What is the definition or description of: uterine perforation?

What is the definition or description of: uterine perforation?

Uterine trauma: When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy electrode requires abdominal exploration. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Can you tell me how i can reduce septal perforation foul smell?

Nasal mucus smell: Hello. My recommendations are first to drink adequate liquids. Second to wash your nose every evening with a saline wash then wait a few minutes. Finally spray OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) into each nostril as directed at bedtime. Use this daily for at least 10-14 days. This will allow the nasacort (triamcinolone) time to decrease the intranasal inflammation. Continue this as long as needed. ...Read more

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Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

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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If need d&c will you end up with major issues such as uterine perforation?

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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Can bitten off and swallowed pieces of sucker cause a perforation in intestines?

Can bitten off and swallowed pieces of sucker cause a perforation in intestines?

No...: The candy will rapidly be broken down by the mechanical and chemical digestion of the stomach. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the possbility for syringe earwash to cause eardrum perforation ?

Please help! what is the possbility for syringe earwash to cause eardrum perforation ?

Possible: The pressure you put on the syringe has to be a continuous low flow not a big forceful gush. If you gushed it in then you could injure the membrane ...Read more

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I'm having chills but have had the IUD for 4 months now. Is this a sign of perforation?

I'm having chills but have had the IUD for 4 months now. Is this a sign of perforation?

Likely not: Most of the time when an iud has perforated the person can't feel the strings anymore. An ultrasound will show if the iud is in the uterus or not. Increasing pain and fever might be a sign of an infection. Let your doctor know what you are noticing. ...Read more

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My son has been given eardrops with perforated eardrum. How do eardrops heal the perforation?

My son has been given eardrops with perforated eardrum. How do eardrops heal the perforation?

Drops help: Kids will generally perforate the ear drum with some forms of middle ear infection or occasionally trauma. The drops can get thru the hole directly into the middle ear & kill off germs like a weed spray, bypassing the need to take oral meds.The ear drum itself will gradually heal the hole as long as there are no germs & pressure interfering with the process. ...Read more

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Does perforation with the mirana IUD happen suddenly or gradually if it doesn't occur during the insertion?

Does perforation with the mirana IUD happen suddenly or gradually if it doesn't occur during the insertion?

Good Question!: Most perforations occur at insertion & can go unrecognized. However, in the last 5 years, i've seen several Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds with normal follow up exams, normal placement verification (by exam) inexplicably be "lost" & then a negative ultrasound followed by an x-ray locating it in the abdomen..... I would tend to believe it can happen gradually but i've yet to find a good explanation...It happens! ...Read more

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