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Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Possibly: If the blocked tear duct results in tearing down your cheek, you may need surgery. If the blocked tear duct results in infections, you may need surgery. See eye doctor forst and will probably recommend an antibiotic drop and warm compresses to see if it opens. Then might try to squirt water into the duct in the office to see if actually blocked. ...Read more

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What is thyroglossal duct surgery done for?

What is thyroglossal duct surgery done for?

Thyroglossal : This procedure is performed to removed the cyst called thyroglossal. It is removed when it is causing trouble. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Can be: Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Bypass: That's fine. As long as you are on synthroid (thyroxine) and your thyroid hormone levels are normal, having bypass surgery is safe. ...Read more

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Could thymus gland regrow?

Could thymus gland regrow?

Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Blocked tear duct procedure in adults, what to do?

Try massage: Try massaging the inner corner of the lower eyelid to try to open the duct. Probing the duct may be needed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary adenoma?

Transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary adenoma?

First Option: Transsphenoidal approach has become the surgery of choice for pituitary adenomas. ...Read more

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Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Why does a thyroglossal duct cyst shrink?

Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. ...Read more

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Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more

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Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands. Dr said may have atrophied did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands.  Dr said may have atrophied  did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

A normal occurrence: I assume it was a lip biopsy. The initial biopsy just had no glands in it. Glands are scattered in the lip and it is not unusual for a biopsy to not contain any glands. They did not atrophy. That is nonsense. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis , benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more

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