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Is Severe Vulvar Dysplasia Likely To Come Back After A Vulvectomy
Possibly: If you have had that diagnosis, a regular gynecologic evaluation is very important. The problem is frequently multifocal, that is occurring in separated areas. ...Read more
Had leep procedure 2008. Severe dysplasia. Papa have been normal since. Married. How soon can it come back if at all? Or turn into cancer?
Keep a watch on it: Congratulations both on your marriage and on your having survived a close call with premalignancy. While it is most likely that you will not have further problems, you very much need to keep a watch on it -- regular follow-up with your physician. The protocols for this are laid out very carefully to allow safe time, but be sure not to get behind. ...Read more
Yes, but unlikely: About 95% of women who have had a cone biopsy will never have a recurrence of dysplasia. The risks are better if you had mild dysplasia, worse if it was severe. However, if you had moderate or severe dysplasia, you should continue to have yearly pap smears for at least 20 years after the procedure. ...Read more
Well...,: The goal of doing a cervical biopsy is to rule out cancer. Anytime an abnormal pap leads to a biopsy there is a risk of finding cancer. In fact that is the whole point of doing the biopsy --diagnosis of and prevention of cervical cancer. That being said in the overwhelming majority of cases we do not find cancer. ...Read more
Pap came bak as squamous metaplasia w/chronic cervicitis w/ no infection nor dysplasia. Dr. Told me to come back after yr. Should I worry about it?
No, follow doctor's:
Advice. There is no need to worry, but you do need to get repeat PAPs as your doctor advised. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Month ago I had surgery of cervical dysplasia HPV of cervix there any chance HPV might come back even if pathologist said margins are clear after surg?
Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?
See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have replaced a scar with a new scar steroid injection into the keloid may have better success and be less painful and can produce significant improvement in comfort or appearance. See a gyn or plastic surgeon with interest in the vulva for a second opin. ...Read more
Just got an abnormal and HPV neg., when 3 weeks ago it was ab. With mild displaysia. And I'm told to come back in 3 months? He's just going to leave it
Go back to doctor: The 3 month appointment is entirely appropriate. You need to communicate with this doctor more effectively and ask the questions you may have at the time of the next appointment. Your understanding of the condition and your doctor's assessment are an essentially component to your management. They are doing the right thing but not talking to you enough. ...Read more
I have mild dysplacia, had biopsy with all bad strains, had pap was told everything's okay, but come back in 3 months. Why another pap?
Once the HPV virus passes through you is it gone? Are you immune is it likely to come back thanks
Hard to say...: But don't borrow trouble worrying about it. An issue with prostatitis are the annoying urinary symptoms, but also the psa issues. This is more an issue after seed implans than external beam in my experience. Usually when these flare up, and then subside they do not come back, but medicine is not that predictable! ...Read more
It depends: It depends some on your social supports, lifestyle, and family history -- but people most frequently relapse when they stop treatment too soon. Some may "feel fine" after a few months' medication and/or psychotherapy, and want to end treatment. However, studies show that people who continue treatment for at least 8-12 months will do the best. If appropriate, a gradual taper may be possible. ...Read more
Breast cancer: Unfortunately yes. Many cancers arise from single cells that become cancerous through a series of unfortunate mutations. Hereditary breast cancers arise from cells that all started with a slight change which predisposed all of those cells to cancer. So there's a higher chance of second primary cancer. As far as recurrence itself, that depends on a lot of factors involved in the type and staging. ...Read more
Slight: The tonsil is a lymphoid structure in the oropharynx helping provide immune reactivity against infection if needed. When affected by cancer a lymphoid lesion or squaf mous malignancy can develop. Both are treated with RT but require different forms of chem. If oral and cerical head and neck exams are neg. Now, the chance of recurrence is slight. ...Read more
If you had shingles a year ago and was treated, how likely it would come back. Would it show same symptoms. Rashes …?
If I heard voices after I stopped meds then went on zyprexa for 10 months & the voices went away how likely are the voices to come back if I stop meds?
Very serious: The situation you describe is literally life and death. You must be under the care of a competent psychiatrist and comply absolutely with your meds, or your mind may play a terrible trick on you, and you may do something that may have terrible consequences. Please comply. Off meds, recurrence is very probable. Meds and CBT can give you a happy life ...Read more
See below: About 50% of first-time stone formers will have another stone within 5 years. ...Read more
I experience severe ankle pain as if it were sprained but it's not. It only lasts for a couple of days and may come back i. The other ankle? What is
C gastroenterologist: There are many reasons for abdominal pain, some anatomic, some functional, some stress related. Since there are many types of testing for these conditions, it is best that you go to a board certified gastroenterologist for a thorough evaluation. This may include blood tests, X-rays, endoscopy, functional testing with probes, and other consultation with other specialists. ...Read more
Can endrometrios come back after having a full hysterectomy? I had severe endrometrios before surgery.
Yes: If your endometriosis was limited to the uterus, tubes and ovaries (which are removed with a "full" hysterectomy, then cure is possible; however, endometriosis can occur on the bowel, bladder and other intra-abdominal organs. If there is endometriosis still present after hysterectomy, you may suffer ongoing symptoms. ...Read more
If a endoscopy and flexable colonoscopy come back clear what could this severe abdo pain be help please?
Maybe something else:
Lots of other organs in the abdomen and pelvis. Other tests that may help include:careful history and physical exam, labs, sono of abdomen/pelvis (safe, painless, no xray), small bowel evaluation with capsule study, ct or mr enterography.
Sometimes can be from adhesions from old surgery or inflammation, sometimes internal hernias, sometimes referred pain from back.
Keep looking. ...Read more
My daughter had itp in 2006 & then in 2009, hasn't had it again since july 2009. Is there a likely hood it will come back again?
ITP: Hard to say. It may reoccur if she gets a viral illness as trigger. ...Read more
Why am I having severe pains in the gallbladder and kidney areas (for months) but the tests for kidneys and gallbladder come back fine?
Possible diagnosis: During the workup phase, (symptoms but no clear diagnosis) the patient/doctor relation is essential. Each negative test tells your doc what is ruled out. However, a negative test is not a guarantee and additional information is needed for your doc to say what is the cause. A tech hida scan may be helpful to evaluate the function of your structurally normal gallbladder. Hydrate and low fat diet. ...Read more
I was told I had severe cin3 a year ago got treatment but every time I go back for smear im told I have severe cin3 again all biopsies come back ok.?
Family practice: I'm not sure what you by normal when pap smears are abnormal. Are they treated you. Consider a leep procedure. ...Read more
In surgery for epiretinal membrane is it likely that all of the vision that was lost will come back?
That is the goal: The epiretinal membrane, a condensation of the edge of the adjacent vitreous gel, pulls on the wrinkles the underlying retina. Removal allows the retina to flatten out and elminates some distortion from the membrane as well. If the retina was perfectly healthy underneath, then recovery is likely, but the surgery is tricky and the tissues not always health so recovery is not a guarantee. ...Read more
How long does it band syndrome take to heal? If it does heal will it likely come back? I have had 4 years of knee pain.
It band: Several things can be associated w it band. A tight it band can cause lateral knee pain distally particularly in runners. It can snap near the hip. Physical therapy directed at hip abductor strengthing and special stretches for it band can be beneficial. Avid runnets thwn will need to continue to keep these areas strong and stretched out to prevent it from coming back. ...Read more
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