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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 are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Is there anything besides surgery i can do to get rid of man boobs?

Is there anything besides surgery i can do to get rid of man boobs?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is male breast developement which may be caused by endocrine or genetic disorders, medications, recreational drugs or extra weight due to increased estrogen levels. The most common cause is idiopathic or unknown. Breast cancer can occur in males as well. It is recommended that you be evaluated and surgery is effective at treating this. Symptomatic is usually covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can do to get larger breasts without surgery?

Is there anything that I can do to get larger breasts without surgery?

Not really: Breast size depends partly on hereditary factors, female hormones, and amount of body fat. Hereditary factors cannot be changed. If a woman found an herb or supplement with hormonal effects of breast growth, there would likely be frightening effects on other parts of her body. If a woman got too thin, her breasts would get smaller due to loss of fat. Vacuum devices are sold, but are not natural. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of scars from hydratenitis?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of scars from hydratenitis?

Difficult: That is a difficult problem, as is hidradenitis suppurativa itself. The care are ually thick and deep. Sometimes procures like demabasion or laser herapy can help. For active disease surgical removal f the inflamed and infected glands is needed and even skin grafts for large areas. ...Read more

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What else can I do to get rid of a cyst other than having it surgically removed?

What else can I do to get rid of a cyst other than having it surgically removed?

Many options: Ovarian cysts are commonly physiologic or functional, meaning that they can go away without any treatment. Large or painful cysts can be treated with hormones, drugs or surgical removal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

Scars/ keloids: A keloid is a raised scar that grows beyond the original cut. The most common places for it are the earlobes and chest. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. Keloids can be treated with steroid injections, silicone dressings, pressure earrings, and surgical excision with radiation to reduce the risk of recurrence. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to decide which treatment. ...Read more

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Be sides surgery is there any other way you can make your breast smaller? If surgery is the only option how do I go about doing that?

Be sides surgery is there any other way you can make your breast smaller? If surgery is the only option how do I go about doing that?

Other : Other than breast reduction surgery, often considered to relieve neck and back pain or other medical problems associated with having large breasts, diet and exercise (ie losing weight overall) would be the only other way to "make" your breasts smaller. There are several resources online for learning more about breast reduction surgery. To pursue finding the right solution for you, consider speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon who can discuss your reasons and options with you in person. ...Read more

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Any way to rid of a hemaroid? Not painful etc. Or no way to get rid of it without painful surgery

Any way to rid of a hemaroid? Not painful etc. Or no way to get rid of it without painful surgery

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, Metamucil), avoid junk foods, warm bath soaks. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I don't have medical and really can't afford the cost of the surgery is there anything else you can recommend to get rid of this. Cant go to the Doc.

I don't have medical and really can't afford the cost of the surgery is there anything else you can recommend to get rid of this. Cant go to the Doc.

Well that depends: on what the problem is. Try asking again, and maybe give the diagnosis if you have one. Have you been told you need surgery? By whom? These are the kinds of details that will help us provide you with a better answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an eye higher than the other, and i can feel it sometimes, which can bother me. Is there a way or ways to fix this? Surgery? Eye exercises? Etc

I have an eye higher than the other, and i can feel it sometimes, which can bother me. Is there a way or ways to fix this? Surgery? Eye exercises? Etc

Corrective lenses?: See an ophthalmologist who deals with such issues. You may be able to wear glasses that will force your eye to straighten up somewhat, but the doctor who specializes in such things will know best. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of period pain?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of period pain?

Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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I have very large kidney stones. Is there any nonsurgical way to get rid of them?

I have very large kidney stones. Is there any nonsurgical way to get rid of them?

Super Phosphozyme: Liquid super-phosphozyme by biotics take this with liquid iodine 30 drops each (take with lemon juice to mask taste) three times a day and see whether your symptoms improve recheck with scan i'n 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get rid of an eyebrow dimple?

Is there anything i can do to get rid of an eyebrow dimple?

Yes: There are several fillers that can fix this. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to get this done. ...Read more

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Are there anything I can do without surgery to minimize discoleration from a scar?

Are there anything I can do without surgery to minimize discoleration from a scar?

Sun Protection: While many over-the-counter products may claim to help with scar healing, the best way to minimize discoloration from a scar is to minimize sun exposure. Sunlight tends to cause temporary darkening of scars so avoidance and use of sunscreen are the best solution. Most darkening from scars will fade with time, but if they persist, dermatologists can use lasers and creams to help them fade. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a back disorder its called scoilious, do u know any possible way to get rid of it without surgery?

What to do if I have a back disorder its called scoilious, do u know any possible way to get rid of it without surgery?

Scoliosis: Many people have mild scoliosis that need not be treated. If you have symptoms, consultation with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate whether the scoliosis could be causing your symptoms is in order. Start with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is there any safe creams or lotions or even pills to get a bigger breast with out any surgery pls helpp i really need that ?

Is there any safe creams or lotions or even pills to get a bigger breast with out any surgery pls helpp i really need that ?

No: There is no such product. However, there are plenty of sellers who will sell you a magic potion that claims to enlarge breasts... so beware. They might have "nothing" in them, or they might have harmful chemicals or hormones of some kind. A person in this situation should talk with one's primary care doctor to see what can be done about small breasts or the perception of small breasts. ...Read more

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I know there is no way to to treat strethch marks , but is there a way to camouflage them with tatoos or something ? I feel depressed becuase of it?

I know there is no way to to treat strethch marks , but 
 is there a way to camouflage them with tatoos or something ? I feel depressed becuase of it?

Laser and tattoo: Yes...Depending on the color of the stretch mark...Certain lasers can definitely make lighter or completely blend into surrounding skin ....Tattoo can also blend skin. ...Read more

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