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Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Here are...: Here are: no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drug with vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Goal of rx: pain relief for some and penile curvature improvement for all. Note: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ; continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read more

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What isthebest treatment for gallstones. Medication r surgery?

What isthebest treatment for gallstones.  Medication r surgery?

Depends: If the gallstones are symptomatic, take the gall bladder out. If they were noted incidentally on an x ray but have not caused any pain or obstruction, follow a low fat diet. Meds don't really help and carry a lot of side effects. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for gallbladder stones?

None: There is no effective homeopathic treatment for gallstones. In the past some prescribed medicines were used to dissolve stones, but they had many side effects and were not that effective. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced medical dissolution and shock wave treatment. ...Read more

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Best non surgical treatment for pivd?

?: Are you referring to prolapsed inter vertebral disk? Take a look at this. http://www.homoeopathyclinic.com/articles/diseases/pivd.pdf. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read more

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Non-surgical treatment for abdominal adhesions?

Non-surgical treatment for abdominal adhesions?

Bowel obstruction: Surgical treatment for bowel obstruction related to abdominal adhesions is called exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesions. It can be performed open or laprascopically. Without bowel obstruction, adhesions are not treated surgically. Some docs will make a preliminary diagnosis of adhesions when patient presents with abdominal pain. The surgeon makes the diagnosis of bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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Any treatment options for disc protruding ?

Any treatment options for disc protruding ?

This is a mri findin: Finding not a diagnosis many are completly asymptomatic and require no treatment at all what symptoms have you attributefd to this MRI finding? ...Read more

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Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Not really: Gallstones in the gallbladder under the liver cause nausea and pain. They can block the ducts or tubes that drain the liver or pancreas causing jaundice or pancreatitis if they pass from the gallbladder to these tubes. Some drugs have been used to dissolve small stones; but the treatment is long, and the stones return when the drug is stopped. Ercp can be used to remove stones in the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What interventions work for cholecystitis?

What interventions work for cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis Tx: IV antibiotics can be given to treat an acute inflammation of the gallbladder. However, the only way to cure and prevent further attacks of cholecystitis is to have the gallbladder surgically removed (cholecystectomy) ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read more

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What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

Several: For 2nd and 3rd degree, rubber banding for internals is an option in select patients. For3rd and 4th degree internals, standard hemorrhoidectomy is in my opinion the best. There are some newer techniques such as stapling, laser, and u/s venous ligation, but the gold standard done in the right patients is the standard surgical hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel in my opinion. ...Read more

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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

Need more info...: Not sure what you are asking here...Generally speaking, surgical treatment is not conservative. Please provide more information... ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

See below: If the hydrocele is not producing any symptoms and is not too large, surgery may not be required. The fluid does not cause harm to the testis or the individual. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for acute acalculous?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cholecystitis/basics/treatment/con-20034277

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Is there any reliable endoscopic surgical treatment for epidural fibrosis?

Is there any reliable endoscopic surgical treatment for epidural fibrosis?

Not affective : We used to do epiduroscopy but it was found to be ineffective. Sometimes scar tissue is removed if it is causing neurological dysfunction. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for epidural scar tissue or fibrosis. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for gallstones besides cholecystectomy?

What treatments are available for gallstones besides cholecystectomy?

Not many.: Many patients with documented gallstones never have symptoms and never require cholecystectomy. If the gallbladder becomes inflamed, removal is the procedure of choice. In a patient who is a poor surgical risk, placement of a tube into the inflamed gallbladder can be a temporizing measure. There are some medications that claim to dissolve gallstones, but these are rarely succesful. ...Read more

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Best treatment for gastritis?

Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Surgery: Laparoacopic cholecystectomy will solve your problem. Unfortunately dietary changes don't always work. This is outpatient surgery. You will most likely feel better right away. ...Read more

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What specialist types use non-surgical treatments for gallstones? So either lithotripsy or oral or contact dissolution therapy.

What specialist types use non-surgical treatments for gallstones? So either lithotripsy or oral or contact dissolution therapy.

Start with GI Doc: Probably the best place to start is w/a gastroenterologist--they can determine if you are a candidate for urso. I haven't seen lithotripsy offered for over 20 years-that may take some digging. Of course, with either of these rx 's, the stones will re-form. Cholecystectomy remains the "gold-standard" for rx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi...I just found out that I have gallstones.....I really apreciate your help if i can get an advise what is the best to get as treatment , ?

Hi...I just found out that I have gallstones.....I really apreciate your help if i can get an advise what is the best to get as treatment , ?

Surgery versus diet: If you have gallstones that are causing symptoms of abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting then the most effective treatment is to have the gallbladder removed surgically . If you don't have symptoms surgery is not indicated and you should try to avoid fatty food in your diet. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

Depends: If your not having symptoms leave them alone. If you begin having pain, fever or severe indigestion then it's time for cholecystectomy ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

See: "Pancreatitis caused by Gallstones " at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/multimedia/pancreatitis-caused-by-gallstones/img-20007560 ...Read more

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What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

ERCP: Most cases of pancreatitis are mild & self-limiting. However, if severe (or with a strong suspicion of common bile duct stones), endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) may improve the outcome. Eventually, a cholecystectomy will be necessary to prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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What isthebest treatment for gallstones. Medication r surgery?

Depends: If the gallstones are symptomatic, take the gall bladder out. If they were noted incidentally on an x ray but have not caused any pain or obstruction, follow a low fat diet. Meds don't really help and carry a lot of side effects. ...Read more

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What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

Unknown: Although rare, gallstones and sludge can be seen during routine fetal ultrasounds. This has not been correlated with any diseases associated with gallstones in children or adults. No treatment is needed since they typically resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for gallbladder stones?

None: There is no effective homeopathic treatment for gallstones. In the past some prescribed medicines were used to dissolve stones, but they had many side effects and were not that effective. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced medical dissolution and shock wave treatment. ...Read more

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I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before.  Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

Yes, but...: Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option. Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?! ...Read more

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Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Weight loss: and a healthier lifestyle are the best ways to treat the above problems. You are young and have time on your side so get to work! Obesity, fatty liver, and gallstones can sometimes lead to heart problems, vascular disease and liver failure. Work with your self and your doctor to get your weight and cholesterol under control. Be sure to note smoke. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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My brother has Thalasemia, little liver sweeling.Recently 17mm gallstones has diagnosed.What will be the treatment and risk factors for him ?

Gallstone ? disease: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more

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Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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My mother had gallbladder stones is there any treatment rather then surgery?

My mother had gallbladder stones is there any treatment rather then surgery?

Not really: you can try to manage the pain by medication, you can even try the medication that might be able to dissolve some specific stone,but you could not make the gallbladder healthy again.if the patient is healthy enough to tolerate surgery . Then surgery is the only cure for this problem,that will eliminate any potential complication associated with gallbladder stone. All other option are palliative . ...Read more

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My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.

My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.

Health fraud: Your husband was deceived by a phony remedy that produces weird bowel movements that the operators tell the victim are gallstones. Of course it didn't work. I'm glad he has a sensible wife like yourself. You're not going to dissolve gallstones taking stuff by mouth. If they need attention -- and many don't -- get with your physician and/or a good surgeon. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Yes: Gallstones are usually cholesterol and not calcified therefore no visible by x-Ray. Gallstones can get in common bile duct and cause obstruction and also can cause rarely cause intestinal obstruction ...Read more

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Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read more

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High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH ( TB med ) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more