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Is there anything I can do other than surgery to get rid of adhesions?

Is there anything I can do other than surgery to get rid of adhesions?

Unfortunately no: Adhesions can only be treated surgically and then frequently recur. Laparoscopic treatment yields the best results, but is not always possible and is fraught with possible complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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Keep on getting ingrown cysts in groin area. Why is this? How to prevent it and treatment other than surgery to get rid off it???

Keep on getting ingrown cysts in groin area. Why is this? How to prevent it and treatment other than surgery to get rid off it???

Ingrown cyst: By ingrown cysts I'm assuming that you're talking about cysts caused by ingrown hairs. This is common with shaving the groin area to closely. It can cause folliculitis or inflammation of hair follicles. If you avoid shaving close that usually solves the problem. Also you can see you doctor and they prescribe an antibiotic which helps it clear up faster. I hope I answered your question :) ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of thyroids?

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of thyroids?

Not necessarily: The main reasons to have surgery would be 1. Suspicion of thyroid cancer, 2. A big thyroid that is obstructing airway/esophagus, or 3. Hyperthyroidism (although there are other ways to treat hyperthyroidism). Best to see an endocrinologist who can evaluate you with an ultrasound and/or biopsy, if needed, and sort through these issues. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to get rid of gaps in your teeth?

Is there surgery to get rid of gaps in your teeth?

A diastema between: Maxillary central incisors due to a thick and inferiorly attached labial frenum/frenulum can be surgically removed via a frenectomy or frenuloplasty and then the teeth can be brought together via orthodontics. This would be one instance where surgery can help eliminate a gap between teeth. ...Read more

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Do i need reconstructive surgery to get rid of gynecomastia?

Do i need reconstructive surgery to get rid of gynecomastia?

Sometimes.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more

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What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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