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2 years post op fusion l3-l4 diagnosed with seroma been in pain the whole time after surgery is this something serious back, hip, leg pain. How treated?

2 years post op fusion l3-l4 diagnosed with seroma been in pain the whole time after surgery is this something serious back, hip, leg pain. How treated?

Maybe: A collection of fluid may be seroma or a pseudomeningocele. The latter is a spinal fluid leak that has collected but not enlarged or communicated with the skin. Sure, this could cause pain if there is a nerve trapped. I would suggest that maybe the fusion has not become solid (pseudoarthrosis) or there is a problem adjacent to the previous surgery from progressive arthritis. See your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a seroma?

What is a seroma?

Fluid collection: Usually lymph fluid or resolving hematoma fluid collection almost anywhere. ...Read more

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What is pulmonia is that treatable?

Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of seroma?

Please explain what are some symptoms of seroma?

Seroma: Seromas come as a result of a fluid collection under the skin for instance. As the fluid collects it begins to feel tight and can lead to pain. Overlying skin may get shiny and red. These are not terribly uncommon after some types of surgery. Some go away on their own. Some will require further treatment. Definitely alert your doctor so the area can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is hodgin totally treatable if discovered at its early stages?

Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more

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Need some advice about a seroma but can't send full details on here so can you respond through email?

Need some advice about a seroma but can't send full details on here so can you respond through email?

R/o wound infection: 18 year old gentleman with fluid collection/wound. Please visit your MD asap. You may have a significant fluid collection under that wound, and it needs to be insp aspirated or drained. If you develop a fluid/gas collection, get it seen. Fluid collections can harbor or develop significant infections. Warmth, redness, pain, swelling are symptoms of infection. Symptomatic seroma needs exam/aspiration ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a seroma in august. I'm just now returning to work and I was wondering if heavy lifting is going to cause the seroma to swell up?

I was diagnosed with a seroma in august. I'm just now returning to work and I was wondering if heavy lifting is going to cause the seroma to swell up?

No.: A seroma is a fluid collection that commonly develops in surgical wounds. Provided that its not infected, it usually resolves within weeks after surgery. It should not recur with any activity. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis treatable?

Is dermatitis treatable?

Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many different reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin". Depending on the cause will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism treatable?

Is astigmatism treatable?

Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography. ...Read more

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Is thalassemia treatable?

Is thalassemia treatable?

By blood transfusion: In thalassemia patients who are very anemic, and have symptoms from their anemia, periodic transfusions is the usual treatment. If they have had many transfusions, their bodies will get iron overload from the past transfusions (chelation therapy to remove iron may be needed). The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Is hypermetropia treatable?

Is hypermetropia treatable?

Only with surgery: Hypermetropia or hyperopia is a refractive error where the optical elements of the eye are too weak for the length of the eye. Commonly this is known as farsightedness. Glasses and contact lenses can be used to improve the vision but do not change the size or shape of the eye. Refractive surgery may treat the problem, if indicated. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease treatable?

Is paget's disease treatable?

Yes: Paget's disease is very treatable. I have several paget's patients who do very well on yearly Reclast (zoledronic acid) infusions. ...Read more

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How is anisometropia treatable?

How is anisometropia treatable?

Many ways: Anisometropia is a difference in the prescription between the two eyes. For most people, wearing glasses can treat their anisometropia. If the difference between the two eyes is large, contacts may be a better solution. Laser vision correction is also an option for many. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Very much so: "lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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Is anisometropia treatable in adults?

Yes: Anisometropia is a difference in refractive error between the two eyes.

This is commonly treated with glasses or contact lenses.

As long as there is no amblyopia, glasses and/or contact lenses should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis treatable?

Is encephalitis treatable?

Sometimes: There are limited direct antiviral treatment opportunities for encephalitis, specifically those caused by herpes simplex virus. For others, symptomatic supportive treatment such as controlling intracranial pressure tend to be the first line of treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus treatable?

Is neck arthritus treatable?

No treatment needed: If it is not bothering you. When symptomatic, see a spinal specialist, to initiate conservative management, which will be likely all that will be needed to properly control symptoms related to this. ...Read more

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Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more

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Is anemia treatable?

Is anemia treatable?

Yes!: Treating anemia is like filling the gas tank in your car. [1] you help replace the gas. Depending on the kind of anemia, you take supplements or change your diet so you get more iron or vitamin b12. [2] you figure out why your gas tank was running low and fix the leak. Are you bleeding somewhere in your gut? Heavy periods? Chronic disease? Not eating well? But yes, you can refill your tank! ...Read more

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Is raynauds treatable?

Is raynauds treatable?

Yes: Besides preventing cold exposure, calcium channel antagonists have been helpful. ...Read more

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Is phenylketonuria treatable?

Is phenylketonuria treatable?

Very: It must be diagnosed early and treated by a highly-specialized diet with full compliance, to avoid massive brain damage. This is one area that you cannot manage yourself; thankfully, there are all sorts of resources available to you. The fact that you found us on healthtap says you're resourceful enough to do this. I'm glad -- and I wish you good luck. ...Read more

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What is CHF and is it treatable?

What is CHF and is it treatable?

Weakness of heart.: CHF is primarily caused by an issue in the heart that prevents it from being able to supply your body with the oxygen it needs. This can be caused by weakness of the heart muscle, insufficiency of a valve in the heart or a rhythm disturbance that disrupts the forward flow of blood from the heart. Medications and procedures are available for treatment. ...Read more

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What is melanoma and is it treatable?

What is melanoma and is it treatable?

Malignant Melanoma: Is a skin cancer which can be aggressive. It is treatable but best outcome is with early diagnosis (low Clarke's level) and early treatment. ...Read more

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Is STD or STI treatable?

Is STD or STI treatable?

Yes: Stds are all treatable...For now. However, we're now at the point where there's only one antibiotic left that still treats gonorrhea, with nothing else on the horizon. So don't throw away your condoms! ...Read more

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Is mild stroke treatable?

Is mild stroke treatable?

Yes: Yes treatment is focused on physical therapy and preventing further strokes. ...Read more

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What is a post op seroma?

What is a post op seroma?

Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more

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Is polyscithemia treatable?

Is polyscithemia treatable?

Yes: Polycythemia is an increased number of red blood cells in the blood. Schedule an appt with your doctor to determine the cause of the polycythemia and they can create a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is felty syndrome treatable?

Is felty syndrome treatable?

Yes: You need to consult with a rheumatologist which would be the type of doctor who would treat felty's syndrome. This is an unusual forrm of rheumatoid arthritis. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more