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Hydrocele Treatment Without Surgery
Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more
Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?
Yes most of the time: as it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure , other wise need close observation . ...Read more
Usually not: Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject. Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant but usually recur. By ; large all adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction. Operation is reactively minor. ...Read more
Bakers cyst: Usually bakers cyst does not require any intervention unless it hurts. Over time, it can shrink. ...Read more
No: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach, laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: your question is unclear. Not enough details. ...Read more
Yes and no: A varicocele cannot be corrected without some sort of procedure. It can be done via interventional radiology by embolizing the varicocele angiographically. More commonly, it is ligated surgically via one of a number of techniques (laparoscopic, robotic, inguinal, subinguinal). The various benefits of each approach should be discussed with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If your pain is from a meniscus tear then surgery by a skilled orthopedist is usually very successful. Most people are significantly improved in weeks. ...Read more
Symptoms?: Treatment of the most common type of hydrocele is necessary only for symptomatic complaints or for the rare situation of compromised integrity of the scrotal skin. Surgical excision is the most common treatment. Simple aspiration doesn't work. The fluid will just reaccumulate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of options, but: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more
First, a bulging : Disc is a fairly normal finding. Treatment depends on correctly diagnosing the cause of pain. Most are treated non operatively. Lifestyle factors play a role like smoking, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Medication, time, activity modification play a role along with exercise for core strength, cardiovascular and flexibility. Only about 10% of disc problems need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservative treatment failed, leading to surgery for a TFCC injury. To what extent is an MRI (expensive) necessary before an arthroscopic procedure?
Not if severe: Te best results are often obtained with surgery otherwise weight loss is your best option. While some physicians may prescribe estrogen blockers, it is not generally recommended and really only preventative. It generally does not reverse the changes and is used only for mild cases. Building up a lot of muscle may camouflage mild forms, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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