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Brown stuff leaking out the anal area?

Brown stuff leaking out the anal area?

Stool Leakage: This uncomfortable sign is usually means there is a problem in the rectum or colon. You may have diarrhea. Your description may be enhanced so that i can make a better answer...Are you on alli? Any other medications? Are you sexually active? Have you used any toys in your anus? But, in general this is diarrhea and you may need to figure out why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Sutures (Definition)

For surgeons, the term suture is used as verb or a noun. A surgeon will suture (stitch-up) an incision with sutures (stiches). For anatomist, a suture is a rigid joint between hard parts. For example, the top of the adult skull has wavy lines running down the middle, and on the sides. These are cranial sutures, and represent where the separate ...Read more


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Had stiches. Nurse opened stiches yestrday by cutting them from outside. Came home. Saw thread still inside the skin. Its normal? Or consult doctr?

Had stiches. Nurse opened stiches yestrday by cutting them from outside. Came home. Saw thread still inside the skin. Its normal? Or consult doctr?

Depends: Stitches are of two types gut, which self dissolves and is usually clear in color or yellowish and silk, which is usually black. If threads are black, you may wish to revisit the nurse to make sure all remnants were removed. ...Read more

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Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

Knocked into stone column then fell to  ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

No: X-rays only show the bones. If you did not lose consciousness and your neurological exam was normal then a CT scan is not necessarily needed. If you develop worse headaches, vomiting, dizziness or numbness then go back to the ER ...Read more

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Surgery last week. Dissolvable stitches. At end, there are stitches sticking out. Bleed after small tug(thought dead skin). Little prickle now. Help?

Surgery last week. Dissolvable stitches. At end, there are stitches sticking out. Bleed after small tug(thought dead skin). Little prickle now. Help?

Its ok: This sounds "normal", but you may want to call your surgeon to be sure. You should have a postop appointment coming soon as well. Maybe you could call and ask to be seen earlier. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the doctor. It may just need to be cleaned or you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do physicians cut part of your eye membrane out and stitch it back in?

Lots of ways!: There are many places in the eye which could be described as having "membranes". Each has their own technique of surgical approach.There are many great videos on youtube of eye surgeries, including cataract, pterygium, laser vision correction /lasik, and epiretinal membrane. You should search and view these. Who knows, you may be a budding eye surgeon! good viewing! ...Read more

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What to do about removing crusty blood from meniscus surgery so the sutures don't come out?

What to do about removing crusty blood from meniscus surgery so the sutures don't come out?

H2O2: We all use hydrogen peroxide to remove the dried and "crusty" blood from incision lines. The sutures really shouldn't come out anyway - at least until your surgeon removes them. ...Read more

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Penis skin not coming out of head?

Penis skin not coming out of head?

Phimosis?: I am assuming that you mean the head, or glans, of your penis is not able to be seen, or that you can no longer retract the foreskin over the glans to reveal it. This is a condition known as "phimosis". It usually requires treatment to correct, either topical steroids or a formal circumcision, because it can become a hygeine issue, or worse, get stuck in the retracted position. Go see your doc! ...Read more

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Poo coming out of vaginal canal?

Poo coming out of vaginal canal?

Fistula: There is some passage or canal formed between intestine and vagina called rectovaginal fistula. See a surgeon and good luck. ...Read more

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Can gi bleeding come out through the vagina too?

Can gi bleeding come out through the vagina too?

No: That would be the wrong hole. A woman has 3 holes: urethral meatus, vagina opening, and anus. GI bleeding comes out the anus. ...Read more

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What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

Replace: The gauze packing with clean gauze. Although there are better products than plain gauze for packing a wound, if your health provider recommended gauze, it should be changed about every 12 hours to help prevent bacteria growth and possible wound infection. ...Read more

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Had a hernia repair 8 mo ago, the incision just opened and drained grey/brown stuff out. What would cause it just to reopen out of the blue?

Had a hernia repair 8 mo ago, the incision just  opened and drained grey/brown stuff out. What would cause it just to reopen out of the blue?

Unsusual: Need to see your surgeon for an evaluation. Drainage 8 months after surgery would be unusual. An old hematoma may have drained. Was mesh used? Need to rule out a deep infection or mesh infection. Intestinal fistula would be rare. ...Read more

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I told you about my vaginal sticking out thing, it sticks out from the vagina opening! ?

I told you about my vaginal sticking out thing, it sticks out from the vagina opening! ?

Time to see Doctor: I do not know what else we can offer here other than to say a physician needs to see you and examine you to determine what is wrong and how to fix it. ...Read more

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My sutures came out 5 days post wisdom tooth removed but there still look like a hole back there with white gooey stuff? Is this dry socket?

My sutures came out 5 days post wisdom tooth removed but there still look like a hole back there with white gooey stuff? Is this dry socket?

Infected socket: At 5-7 days a "hole"will be seen in your jawbone. It may be deep enough to trap food. When the clot is dislodged or lost, the bone becomes exposed and this is called alveolar osteitis or dry socket. This may be painful and begin on the second to fourth day and last more than 10 days. Bacteria colonizing in the socket can lead to inflammatory changes which can become infected. See Dr. right away. ...Read more

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Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Why cant external Hemorrhoids be removed with out surgery?

Not removed: While they cannot be removed, they can get better in terms of reduced size and symptoms. This can be done with of a variety of medications in cream and suppository forms, as well as managing bowel habits and the use of soaking in water with or without medication in it. Consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon or your primary care to find out what's best for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can trauma come from pulling out tree wisdom teeth and cause pus to cumeout of the belly button?

Can trauma come from pulling out tree wisdom teeth and cause pus to cumeout of the belly button?

Age?: We need to know your age, too. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Age and location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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