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Is it normal to have discomfort from having a harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy done?

Is it normal to have discomfort from having a harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy done?

Yes: Pain after hemorrhoid surgery is very common. Any type of surgical excision can cause significant pain, even with a harmonic scalpel. Oral pain medications and sometimes a local anesthetic gel can be applied directly to the area, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can i buy a scalpel i'm a pharmacy?

Local Problem: I don't think this is the right forum for this question. I would check with your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Could a no scalpel vasectomy be reversed?

Could a no scalpel vasectomy be reversed?

Yes,: Yes, just like any way doing vasectomy. The site of vasectomy, at vas itself or at /near convoluted tubule, may pose some surgical technical difficulty for reanastomosis leading to a difference in success rate. Detial? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

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How disfiguring is scalpel surgery for severe vulvar dysphlasia?

It varies.: It completely depends on both the size of the abnormal area, and upon the area of the vulva infected. Most results are not disfiguring. Do not hesitate to discuss these concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am considering a non-scalpel vasectomy vs. a conventional vasectomy. Are the reversal chances the same?

I am considering a non-scalpel vasectomy vs. a conventional vasectomy. Are the reversal chances the same?

Same : I'm sorry to tell you that "non-scalpel" vasectomy is basically a marketing scam. it is not possible to perform a vasectomy without making some sort of puncture in the skin overlying the vas. How this puncture is made ( scalpel vs sharp pointed hemostat or scissors) is irrelevant to the outcome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non scalpel vasectomy vs conventional vasectomy: reversal chances the same?

Can you tell me about non scalpel vasectomy vs conventional vasectomy: reversal chances the same?

Same: How the puncture in the skin is made (to access the vas) is irrelevant to the success or complications of vasectomy. No matter how the procedure is marketed to anxious young males, a puncture must be made in the skin with some sort of sharp instrument. If you think you may EVER want the vasectomy reversed, you should not have a vasectomy. The best pregnancy rate of reversal is about 50%. ...Read more