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Doctor insights on: Hematoma Treatment After Surgery

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more


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If I have a mastectomy, could that mean I won't need other treatment after surgery?

If I have a mastectomy, could that mean I won't need other treatment after surgery?

Unlikely: If the breast tumor is a ductal carcinoma or stage 0 breast cancer than you may not need further therapy. If it is stage 1 or more, you may not need radiation. If it is high risk (lymph nodes involved, triple negative, high oncotype score) you may need chemo and if it is hormone sensitive you may also need a hormone blocker. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have cataracts.Is there any successful treatment that doesn't involve surgery?

What do you suggest if I have cataracts.Is there any successful treatment that doesn't involve surgery?

Cataract Prevention: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself.But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected,then it has to be drained and treated appropriately.Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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I am suffering of endometriosys for 4 Years now. I heard about the Visanne treatment. I had zoladex (goserelin) after my surgery in 2011 and it didn't work.

I am suffering of endometriosys for 4 Years now. I heard about the Visanne treatment. I had zoladex (goserelin) after my surgery in 2011 and it didn't work.

Not approved: Visanne is still undergoing clinical trials for relief of pain due to endometriosis and has not yet been approved by the FDA. Large trials are on going and have shown some significant benefit.I am not sure about access to it in Italy but it sounds very promising.Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does genuvarum treatment or surgery exist?

Does genuvarum treatment or surgery exist?

YES but only if it : Is painful or causing significant disability. The most common reasons to have varus knees is secondary to knee degeneration of the inside of the knee joint. It is easily fixed with a total knee replacement. In children with severe genu varum from ricketts or similar diseases one can correct them with osteotomies or cutting of the bone to pieces and placing a rod in the femur and tibia. ...Read more