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How Is Iui Performed
With x-ray: Lying on an x-ray table, a speculum is inserted into the vagina. Cervix is cleansed with antiseptic. An x-ray apparatus is placed over the pelvis. A syringe with contrast material ("dye" seen under x-ray) is attached to a thin catheter which is inserted into the cervix. Under fluoroscopy, the contrast is pushed into the uterus and fallopian tubes and x-ray pictures are taken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intrauterine insemination (iui) is where fresh or frozen partner or donor sperm is prepared or 'washed' to increase the sperm quality then gently injected through your cervix after a speculum exam, like a pap smear exam. It should be painless or cause mild cramping only. Iui helps with mild to moderate sperm problems. Iui preparations should have at least 2 million moving ...Read more
Most say not bad: I can't address that question personally, but can say that 99% of my patients go home within 1 hour of the egg retrieval procedure. Probably 2/3 to 3/4 go back to work the next day. I never need to give more than 1 day of prescription pain medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair relocation: Hair transplant is a type of hair replacement which involves transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip or by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With you conscious : This is a test that you have to verbally respond to when placed on a table that x-rays pass through & a needle is guided sterilely into the disc under local anesthesia with some light IV sedation & confirmed to be in the right place with contrast injected followed by sterile water to see what response is given as to whether the disc is the cause of pain. A normal disc does not have pain elicited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using a machine: A cell separator is used. Access to a vein is needed, using either needles or a catheter. Blood is drawn from the person, and goes into a centrifuge which separates the liquid part of blood (the plasma) from the cellular parts. The plasma is collected and replaced with some other liquid as the blood is returned. It can be done either for treatment of disease, or to collect blood components. ...Read more
With a needle.: A needle is introduced into the chest and through the pericardium ( the sac around the heart) into the pericardial space (between the pericardium and the heart) where excess fluid has accumulated. A flexible wire is advanced through the needle into the pericardial space and the needle is withdrawn. A flexible drain tube is advanced over the wire and the wire removed. The fluid is then drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericardiocentesis: Pericardiocentesis is removal of fluid from the sack surrounding the heart and is quite easy. Ultrasound is usually used to localize the sack around the heart and a long needle is inserted below the breast bone and through the outer layer around the heart, fluid is then removed to relieve pressure around the heart . It takes only a few minutes. ...Read more
Microscopic: Microdiscectomy is the removal of disc fragments with assistance of the microscope. It is performed thru small openings. It is now used in association with mis systems. Mis allows the performance of the same procedure thru small tubular opening that does not require the destruction of adjacent muscles & vesselsl, potentially reducing scar tissue formation and leaving the muscle intact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
W/ a microscope: A myringotomy is performed on the ear drum in order to drain fluid from the ear or to place an ear tube in the ear drum. With the aid of a microscope, an incision is placed on the ear drum. The doc will place an ear tube if needed. This can be done in the clinic or in the operating room. ...Read more
How safe is ovarian drilling after 2 rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) and what is next if od is not successful?
Ovarian drilling: Studies show laparoscopic ovarian drilling to be safe, cost effective treatment in patients in with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a minimally invasive, safe procedure that usually results in conception in 2 or 3 months post procedure and instead of a litter, you would have one child to carry. If it doesn't work don't dispair, invitro, adoption and other options still exist. ...Read more
Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more
Adenoidectomy : Is done through the mouth under general anesthesia. Adenoids are located in the upper throat just above/behind the soft palate/uvula. A dental mirror is used to see the area.Removal can be done with a microdebrider that cuts and suctions tiny pieces of tissue out. Another way is to remove the adenoids using a curette. Adenoids can also be be vaporized using coblation. ...Read more
How invasive is an EP study? How long is recovery? How long after the procedure can complications occur?
Lots of info!: Read this and then talk about it w/ the Dr. It's considered minimally invasive but follow all instructions! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofArrhythmia/Electrophysiology-Studies-EPS_UCM_447319_Article.jsp#.V-FncJgrLIU Try to relax and trust the team. ...Read more
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