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Leaving A Hydrosalpinx Untreated
No: A miscarriage doesn't cause scar tissue. If you had a D&C there is a possibility of scar tissue but very unlikely. ...Read more
Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy you likely will be ok. The risk is spread to the kidneys with subsequent inoculation of the blood stream spreading the infection everywhere. This is rare and is more likely in patients with compromised immune systems; elderly, diabetics, cancer patients, HIV patients. Since the treatment is simple and non toxic why wouldn't you treat a uti? ...Read more
Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn , it should never get to a critical point. ...Read more
When a tubal ligation done after a c-section, is a chunk of the falopian tube removed creating a gap between ovary and remaining tube?
Various techniques: There are a variety of techniques to performing a tubal ligation during a c section. The most common is a mid segmental salpingectomy - This is where the middle section of the tube is removed completely. Recently some doctors are removing the entire tube as some studies show a reduction in the lifetime risk of ovarian cancer when the tube is removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely, but may hurt: We mostly treat hydrosalpinx - a fallopian tube that is blocked at the end furthest from the uterus, swollen and fluid-filled - to improve fertility if 1-sided or both sides. Some women with a hydrosalpinx suffer from chronic pelvic pain, including painful intercourse, while others have no symptoms. A hydrosalpinx can get acutely re-infected causing pain and fever: pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more
Unlikely: Typically severe, recurrent or unusual infections are the result of an impaired immune system and not the cause of the problem. The most common adult onset immune system problem is called: common variable immune deficiency. Typical infections are recurrent sinus infections, pneumonia, "pink eye" etc. A physician can order a few simple tests to evaluate for immune problems. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Will it? Probably not. Could it. Yes but this is extremely rare. See your doctor if you have persistent sinus infectious symptoms. ...Read more
If you've had a tubal ligation (cut and burnt) then develop a fimbrial cyst.. Will the cyst be reoccurances and could it be corrected with a reversal
No need for concern: If you have no pelvic /abdominal pains or other troublesome symptoms, there's no real need for concern. Practically all "fimbrial cysts" or peritoneal, paratubal paraovarian inclusion cysts are benign and require no surgical removal unless they cause symptoms. ...Read more
Diverticulum: Zenker's diverticulum has been described as a "throat hernia". It is a pouch off the anatomical weak point in your hypopharynx and is associated with pain, pressure, swallowing problem, aspiration, infection, and other symptoms - not likely fatality. An upper GI contrast exam can be diagnostic. Surgical repairs (myotomy, pexy or stapling) are helpful in avoiding complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad idea: If you really have a kidney infection it needs treatment, do not wait, see a doctor, it can lead to loss of kidney function. ...Read more
Can leaving hypersensitivity pneumonitis untreated for 2 years be potentially dangerous for the lungs? If so, how?
HRCT: There are stages of progression of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is difficult to predict the course, but a follow up HRCT of the lungs provides information about the degree of involvement and scarring in the lung. Steroids are used to treat the disease, and I would also advise that you have a bronchial washing as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
80 year old male diagnosed with burst appendix. Treated for infection and released without removing appendix. Should appendix be removed.?
Varies: Some medical reports indicate that once a ruptured appendix is drained and treated successfully with antibiotics, in some british studies, that an interval appendectomy may not be necessary. Ask your doctors their opinion as to risk of surgery after recovered versus continued observation. It may depend on the person's overall health and risks for having surgery. ...Read more
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