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How To Shrink Your Liver For Surgery
How long does one 5cm large liver cancer tumor grow to spread? Doctor suggested surgery but dad wants to know how long can he wait before surgery?
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
It dpends: Afte radical prostatectomy, the time it takes for a man to regain urinary control may vary. Some men have total control almost immediately, whereas others may take a few days to a few weeks or vene a few months. Uncommonly, it can take some men up to 6 months to regain control. Some men may also have long term incotinence that requires other intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well : I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is very effetcively treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask for MELD score: Knowing your meld score may address your concern as to how badly damaged your liver may be and how urgently you need further intervention (e.g. Expectation of recovery with conservative treatment or not). Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is caused by a host of benign/reversible conditions and many that lead to irreversible injury). If drinking a lot of alcohol, would curtail use now for a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery recovery: If the amount of tissue removed is small, you should be fully recovered in a week or two. Larger surgery means longer recovery. Ask your surgeon about your limitations post op. ...Read more
Uncertain: You can live without a pancreas as long as you take enzymes at meals to help digest foods, and take insulin to treat diabetes that occurs after surgery. The major factor in survival is related to why the pancreas was removed. If it was done to treat pancreatic cancer, unfortunately, many people have recurrence of the cancer that influences their survival. ...Read more
If BPH = lifetime: If the enlargement is from an infection, then treatment only for a short time. But (as in most cases) if the BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) is the cause, then you'll need treatment for a lifetime (or as long as you want the benefits that meds give you). That's why many people choose surgery -- it's more invasive than medications, but is much more durable. ...Read more
Liver disease: The progression of liver disease is difficult to predict and depends on the source of injury. The majority of people with stage 2 fibrosis live many more years with the disease. ...Read more
Need expert advice. After the surgery to reduce the prostate, will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery?
Yes,...: Yes, the residual tissue will continue its growth but with a widely variable pace. The amount of residual tissue can high vary depending on how much tissue is needed and/or can be removed as decided at / during the surgery by urologist. So, yes, residual tissue will continue to grow; for detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more
I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.
Multiple treatments: Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks. I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more
How does an oncolgist know if chemo and/or radiation is really benefitting the patient? How long can the process take in making a decision?
It depends on stage: There are several different scenarios when chemotherapy and or radiotherapy are used for the treatment of breast Cancer.When the breast tumor is still intact/visible, it is easy to see the benefit of treatment because the tumor will shrink in size if the treatment is working well. This takes about 6-8 weeks to determine. When the gross tumor has been removed, then chemo/Radio use is preventive onl ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Running a marathon can kill off liver cells from the blood being diverted. They'll grow back in a few days -- even faster than your hair. Even if you've damaged your liver with drink to the point of cirrhosis, abstinence will allow for a fair amount of healing in many cases in a few months. New treatments that remove chronic viruses have cleared cirrhosis totally. Your liver's incredibly durable. ...Read more
Breast cancer: That is a very unusual place for breast cancer to spread to. In general if breast cancer spreads, the most common organs it spreads to are the lungs, liver, bones, and brain. This can occur at any time around the diagnosis of the breast cancer, but is mostly likely within the first 2 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have umbilical hernia and the doctor recommend me to go for operation . Will it affect my pregnancy in the future? How long I need to recover?
How long after pediatric gtube surgery can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?
No effect.: Cholecystectomy should have no effect on the size of your liver. Though the gallbladder sits under the liver, it really should not affect the siza of the liver. ...Read more
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