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I have a open wound and a sinus tract in my stomach that leaks, after 3yrs, and 4 surgeries is this normal? Were mistakes made? In 2009 I had my uterus removed and staples to close after it was removed my stomach leaked for 8 months, it closed but busted o

I have a open wound and a sinus tract in my stomach that leaks, after 3yrs, and 4 surgeries is this normal? Were mistakes made? In 2009 I had my uterus removed and staples to close after it was removed my stomach leaked for 8 months, it closed but busted o

Abnormal: The planned end result of most surgeries is a healed incision with intact skin. Anything else is abnormal but this does not mean anything was done wrong. Reopening after 8 months means there is a problem that may be severe. You need to go back to the surgeon right away and consultation with a wound healing expert may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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6 months pregnant cramping lower back pain that comes to the front of my stomach and leaking fluids?

6 months pregnant cramping lower back pain that comes to the front of my stomach and leaking fluids?

Preterm labor: This could be preterm labor. Your water may have broken. You need to call your OB now or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Can you get pregnant while on the depo shot for a year my stomach hard, leaking milk, headaches and very tired but when the doctors do the pregnancy?

Yes: Especially if you were late on your last shot, but even if not late Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is 97% effective (3% pregnancy rate). Although your symtpoms could be hyperprolactinemia or thyroid issues as well. Time for some blood work. ...Read more

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Had sex with my other half. He pulled out and ejaculated on my stomach but some leaked onto the outside of my vagina didn't go inside. Could I be pregs?

Had sex with my other half. He pulled out and ejaculated on my stomach but some leaked onto the outside of my vagina didn't go inside. Could I be pregs?

Possible, but...: It is possible to get pregnant with the "pull-out" method when a little sperm gets into the vagina, because "pulling out" doesn't always work as planned. Sometimes he pulls out too late, sometimes sperm gets all over the place anyway, and sometimes sperm gets transferred from outside the vagina back into the vagina by some other means, during the excitement of it all. ...Read more

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Gave a handjob and he finished on my stomach, the seamen leaked down and went to my butt, touching my vagina is there any way for a STD to occur?

Gave a handjob and he finished on my stomach, the seamen leaked down and went to my butt, touching my vagina is there any way for a STD to occur?

No significant risk: Congratulations on deciding on safe sex with a partner who might be at risk for STD. The STD chance from this event is exceedingly low, zero for all practical purposes. However, all sexually active people your age (20) should be tested routinely for common STDs from time to time, so perhaps this would be a good time, while it's on your mind. But not because of this particular event. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if there is clear fluid leaking from my abdomen but no wound?

Should I be worried if there is clear fluid leaking from my abdomen but no wound?

Yes: If the leakage is spontaneous and not related to trauma or surgery then it may be a sign of a patent urachus. This can be addressed easily with surgery. An abdominal ultrasound and voiding cystogram will help to confirm diagnosis. This goes also for infants and children. ...Read more

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Can the new connection made between the ends of the stomach and esophagus leak?

Can the new connection made between the ends of the stomach and esophagus leak?

Yes: Yes it can leak and that is a very serious problem that can lead to infections, fevers, blockage, and even death. If you think you have a leak contact your surgeon or go to the er right away. ...Read more

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Is it normal that gallbladder is NOT fully inflated when the stomach is empty? Suspect damage to the duct and gallbladder fluid may be leaking.

Is it normal that gallbladder is NOT fully inflated when the stomach is empty? Suspect damage to the duct and gallbladder fluid may be leaking.

Unclear: I'm not sure why you would suspect there was a problem with your bile duct, unless you've had a complication from gallbladder surgery. If that is the case, discuss with your surgeon. If you're concerned about your gallbladder, discuss with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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4wks post abdominal hysterectomy with small amount of bloody cloudy fluid leaking from incision right side. Keep it clean and/or go to medicenter?

4wks post abdominal hysterectomy with small amount of bloody cloudy fluid leaking from incision right side. Keep it clean and/or go to medicenter?

Culture needed: Either return to your surgeon or go to a medicenter to have a culture done of yourdrainage. You may have an infection that requires anti biotics. ...Read more

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Spincher valve keeps stomach contents down but when leaks one gets acid in acephogus. Then how come when one vomits stuff passes thru this 1 way valve?

Spincher valve keeps stomach contents down but when leaks one gets acid in acephogus. Then how come when one vomits stuff passes thru this 1 way valve?

Vomiting: The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not a one-way valve, but more of a ring of muscle that constricts and relaxes at many different time. Just as it relaxes during reflux, it also relaxes during vomiting, and the retching forces gastric contents up into the esophagus and eventually out of the mouth. ...Read more

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If pancreatic juice leaks into the abdominal cavity, does it cause organ damage?

If pancreatic juice leaks into the abdominal cavity, does it cause organ damage?

Yes it: Will as it contains digestive enzymes. This would be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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I am obese and have a clear water like liquid leaking from "sores" in my stomach. Do you know what this might be?

I am obese and have a clear water like liquid leaking from "sores" in my stomach. Do you know what this might be?

Not a good sign: Go a doctor for examination and treatment. Could be oozing serosanguineous fluid from an infected sore. Needs treatment. ...Read more

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Following a gall bladder removal is it possible for bile to leak into the stomach?

Following a gall bladder removal is it possible for bile to leak into the stomach?

Yes: It is one of the most serious complications that should be discussed in detail with the patient prior to surgery. ...Read more

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If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

It's possible, but…: It is possible to get pancreatic secretions into the abdomen, resulting in what is called pancreatic ascites, but it is a very rare manifestation of acute or chronic pancreatitis. This can be diagnosed by analyzing a small sample of fluid from the abdomen, if ascites is present. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a leak after gastric sleeve and not know it? Pain throughout stomach with pancreatitis. All lab work fine except amylase/lipase

Is it possible to have a leak after gastric sleeve and not know it? Pain throughout stomach with pancreatitis. All lab work fine except amylase/lipase

Other way: It's more accurate to say the pancreatitis caused the sleeve procedure!!!
well, obesity which causes the sleeve procedure also causes pancreatitis through gallstone formation and other reasons.
Then, the pancreatitis causes leaks in TEN PERCENT of those who have it. Pancreatitis can cause collection of fluid. Imaging studies would show what is going on. ...Read more

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If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

No: It's a life threatening emergency to have a hole in ur stomach/bowel. It causes peritonitis and needs to be dealt with asap. The air that leaks can not penetrate all the layers of abdominal wall to escape through pores. ...Read more

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I'm been getting round in the stomach all the doctor did was a pee test said it was negative veiny tired hungry and I'm leaking clear out of vaginaI?

I'm been getting round in the stomach all the doctor did was a pee test said it was negative veiny tired hungry and I'm leaking clear out of vaginaI?

Here are some. ..: Your dismay is understandable. But a comprehensive evaluation will bring you a reasonable answer and solution. To do so, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all symptoms over time to the Doc for analysis, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for formulating reasonable Rx / care. Following these steps, the solution will arrive for you ...Read more

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My lower stomach been crampimg then spotting for like 3days and my nipples leak and be sore then goes to a period what does that mean help soon please

My lower stomach been crampimg then spotting for like 3days and my nipples leak and be sore then goes to a period what does that mean help soon please

A one-time symptom?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or a late or missed period. Causes include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, medicines, having an illness, traveling, birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, etc… if worried about pregnancy, one can do a test 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

Yes: If there was inflammation or infection prompting an emergency gall bladder removal, then some level of discomfort for several weeks after the procedure is normal. Bile leak would cause significant abdominal pain, and a retained stone in the bile ducts would cause more intense and cramping pain. If any fever, see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Sore, leaking nipples with a white/clear fluid lower stomach pains when going to toilet. Lower belly look and feels swollen, tests say neg. Can I be preg?

Sore, leaking nipples with a white/clear fluid lower stomach pains when going to toilet. Lower belly look and feels swollen, tests say neg. Can I be preg?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My breast are sore in leaking milk iam having cramps feel sick to my stomach a lot like after meals what could this mean?

My breast are sore in leaking milk iam having cramps feel sick to my stomach a lot like after meals what could this mean?

Not pregnant or PP?: If you're not pregnant or breastfeeding and you're leaking milk there could be a chance that you have a tumor in your brain that's causing the leakage of milk. See a doctor right away so they can check your blood levels of prolactin and possibly do an imaging study of the brain. ...Read more