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History Of Appendectomy
Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions
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
Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?
With history of intense health anxiety, recent parasite infection and recent flagyl treatment what's the chances of dull localised pain being appendix?
Insufficient data: Localized where?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
History of endometriosis, had ablation last year. Frequent abdomenal pain. Ob/gyn jumps to historectomy. Why? Any other possibilities? Tests? Etc.
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?
Of asthma, pneumonia, and appendectomy patients, are appendectomy patients likely to have the least number of other complications?
Statistically, are the odds of DVT low in mid 20s healthy males with no risk factors and no family history?
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?
Are mesenteric varices a potential complication of abdominal adhesions after colectomy be of colon cancer? (in the setting of none to mild cirrhosis)
Possibly: But more likely from the cirrhosis moe hn a surgical complication. ...Read more
Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers
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
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