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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Hereditary: You could get a genetic study to see if you have the gene present in people with hereditary pancreatitis. If you have family members with idiopathic pancreatitis flareups then you probably don't need to go through genetic testing and just continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

What is treatment of abdominal gases lam 37female past medical history normal?

Two ways to decrease: If it is bloating/flatulence, the usual cause is byproducts of bacterial digestion of the indigestible compounds in the GI tract by bacteria. This is done by decreasing the intake of fiber, as well as possibly lactose, then if chronically constipated, increasing speed of elimination of feces with a prescription med like Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. Then gradually increase the amount of fiber in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having alzeihmers at 19? No family history

What are the chances of having alzeihmers at 19? No family history

Seriously?: Essentially zero. Why would you ask such a question?However, 19 is in the age range when some serious psychiatric diseases can appear, most notably schizophrenia. If this person is not showing signs of bizarre personality changes or auditory hallucinations, that's less likely. Maybe the problem is too much coddle and not enough skink. ...Read more

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20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

Need more: Information. The type of polyp.who in your family has colon CA, the age of diagnosis and your age ...Read more

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What are symptoms of appendicitis after partial colectomy surgery?

What are symptoms of appendicitis after partial colectomy surgery?

Evaluation: Many things can go on: abscess, tumor, obstruction, hernia, bowel inflammation, etc. Best is to be evaluated by your surgeon or er. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

Very low.: Unless you have an underlying disease loike ulcerativ colitis or a strong family history of bowel cancer or multiple polyps, your risk is very low. Get off your american diet and go with more grains, veggies and less processed foods! ...Read more

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Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Try med treatments: Endometriosis (in ovaries or in the pelvic-abdominal cavity) can be very difficult to treat medically and even by surgically removing both ovaries. Draining an endometrioma/bleeding cyst may only provide temporary relief but no cure. Ask your Gyn if medical trials with GnRH drugs, progestins or other medications would be valuable before (or to avoid) returning to the operating room again. ...Read more

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History of endometriosis, had ablation last year. Frequent abdomenal pain. Ob/gyn jumps to historectomy. Why? Any other possibilities? Tests? Etc.

History of endometriosis, had ablation last year. Frequent abdomenal pain. Ob/gyn jumps to historectomy. Why? Any other possibilities? Tests? Etc.

Definitive treatment: If you are through having children, then the definitive treatment for endometriosis is hysterectomy with removal of the tubes and ovaries as well. That offers you about a 95% chance for cure. If you are unsure about your doctors advice, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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If there is past family history of 2 deaths from bowel perforation (1 colonoscopy, 1 cdif) could there be increased risk for other family members?

If there is past  family history of 2 deaths from bowel perforation (1 colonoscopy, 1 cdif) could there be increased risk for  other family members?

Not clear: If i understand what you are asking, there is no risk to have bowel perforation because others had it. Specially from a colonoscopy. Cdiff is an infection and the only risk is to get the infection from the relative that had it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer typically occurs in older women, after menopause, with an average age of around 60. It's very rare at your age, although they can also be associated with people with a family history of breast and colon cancers. ...Read more

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A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

Not yet: Chances are slim for this age group. Later in life chances of this cancer and many other cancers starts to escalate. There is never a better time to quit than now! ...Read more

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Any risk of bowel perforation during hysterectomy?

Any risk of bowel perforation during hysterectomy?

Yes: The bowel is adjacent to the uterus so it is at risk of injury during surgery to remove the uterus. This is especially of concern if there are adhesions or scar tissue due to endometriosis, previous surgery, or cancer. I recommend bowel preps before a davinci or laparoscopic hysterectomy to minimize risks of a bowel perforation and to facilitate repair if it should occur. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more