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What is pelvic exenteration?

What is pelvic exenteration?

Exenteration: A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about procedure in pelvic exenteration?

Can you tell me about procedure in pelvic exenteration?

Surgical removal: Pelvic exenteration is the surgical removal of ALL pelvic organs and lymph nodes in patient's who have a gynecological cancer that has spread to the pelvis and peritoneum. (lining of the body cavity) ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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When are conditions too severe for complete pelvic exenteration?

When are conditions too severe for complete pelvic exenteration?

Pelvic exenteration: If a patient has metastatic disease outside of the pelvis then a pelvic exenteration is contraindicated. A patient's physical and emotional state has to be evaluated to know if they can handle the rigors of the exent and the healing period. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pelvic exenteration and a pelvic exoneration?

What is the difference between a pelvic exenteration and a pelvic exoneration?

Pelvic exenteration: There is no such thing as a pelvic "exoneration" although some people mispronounce "exenteration" to make it sound similar. A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more

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What is pelvic sling?

What is pelvic sling?

Prolapse care: Sling holds up bladder and prevents eventration of the bladder thru the vaginal osteum. ...Read more

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What is done for pelvic tilts?

What is done for pelvic tilts?

Pelvic tilt: A standing postural xray defines if it is enough to be important. Some are fixed, some are temporary or secondary to something else. See a manipulating osteopath or chiropractor to define what kind and consider a shoe lift or pelvic lift if it is fixed. ...Read more

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Pain near pelvic? What could it be?

Pain near pelvic? What could it be?

Multiple causes: Infection, GI, muscular so see your doctor........ ...Read more

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Pelvic lipomatusis what do I do for it?

Pelvic lipomatusis what do I do for it?

Follow up: Pelvic lipomatosis is characterized by overgrowth of fat cells in the pelvis surrounding the bladder & rectum. Cause isn't known but it has been linked to obesity.Due to compression of pelvic organs patients may experience urinary symptoms, constipation, ribbon like stools & lower extremity edema.A conservative approach, symptomatic treatment & follow-up, is indicated in cases with minor symptoms. ...Read more

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Why am I having so much pain in my pelvic area?

Why am I having so much pain in my pelvic area?

Too complex to...: This is a very complex matter which weould need a history, physical, and appropriate lab tests and imaging studies. Check with your pcp and/or ob/gyn specialist! ...Read more

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would pelvic pain come and go? Why? How?

Possibly: In males intestinal, testicular and prostate issues correspond to pelvic issues. Perhaps a complete history and physical by your doctor can provide more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I have these swollen pelvic lymphnodes checked?

Should I have these swollen pelvic lymphnodes checked?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Why is my pelvic area tight?

Why is my pelvic area tight?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of pelvis?

Pain on left side of pelvis?

See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica or sacra-iliac in origin. Pelvic congestion syndrome can mimic sciatica occasionally but it is typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning everything else has been ruled out first. ...Read more

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What cause is fluid in pelvis?

Depends: Small amount normal. Excess will indicate....inflammation/infection........

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Pelvic pain during menstration?

Pelvic pain during menstration?

Dysmenorrhoea: Dysmenorrhoea is a term used to describe low anterior pelvic pain which occurs in association with periods.
http://patient. Info/doctor/dysmenorrhoea ...Read more

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What is pelvic congestion syn?

What is pelvic congestion syn?

Check out this: Link: https://stanfordhealthcare. Org/medical-conditions/womens-health/pelvic-congestion. Html

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What can pelvic adhesions cause?

What can pelvic adhesions cause?

Obstruction, Pain: As a general surgeon, I am called frequently to care for people whose small intestine has become twisted on itself due to adhesions from prior abdominal surgery (sbo-small bowel obstruction). Often, this will correct itself with in-patient mgmt, but it occasionally requires surgery. My gynecology colleagues care for many patients with pelvic pain presumed to be due to adhesions to the ovaries. ...Read more

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How fast can a pelvic mass grow?

Depends on DX: It depends on the type of mass it is. Some masses may be very rapidly growing and others are very slow growing or may not grow at all. Get the mass checked out and discuss with the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does pelvic clock therapy do?

Great exercise!: Helps integrate the pelvis muscles and low back muscles both in the front and the back. This is especially good in improving pelvic and low back pain. It works by helping increase tone in the abdominal and pelvic muscles. I use it with many patients. ...Read more

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What's pelvic floor rehab program?

What's pelvic floor rehab program?

Rehab: Therapy directed towards normalizing muscle function of the pelvic floor. Used for pelvic floor tension myalgias, coccydynia, stress incontinence. ...Read more

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What do doctors do at pelvic exams?

Look and feel: We use speculum (duckbill thing) to separate vaginal walls so we can see the vaginal canal&the cervix. It also allows us to place things in the vagina/cervix such as swab/brush for Pap smears (that take the superficial, shedded cells in cervix/vaginal for exam) and instruments for biopsy.
We do the bimanual and rectovaginal exams to feel if there is any abnormal masses, tenderness, or scarring ...Read more

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What can cause pelvic pain/pressure?

Many things: Common causes of pelvic pain/pressure are endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, and pelvic infections. Pelvic pain can also be due to irritable bowel or bladder inflammation. Cancer must also be considered. See your doctor to sort out what is going on with you and to get the right treatment. ...Read more

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What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

Autonomy & analgesia: Services to treat pain or incontinence when there are weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic or low back regions. The therapies themselves are similar to treatments of other body areas with manual work, modalities and exercise. What is unique is the therapist's understanding of the body region and physiology which can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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How's pelvic floor prolapse diagnosed?

How's pelvic floor prolapse diagnosed?

Examination: The best way is physical examination including a pelvic and rectal examination. ...Read more

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How bad is pelvic congestion syndrome?

How bad is pelvic congestion syndrome?

Depends on severity: Women with pelvic congestion syndrome tend to experience chronic pain in the pelvis & lower back. The pain is related to the presence of dilated varicose veins surrounding the uterus and ovaries. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms & may include catheter directed embolization to seal the pelvic varicosities & relieve the pressure being abnormally transmitted via these veins to pelvic organs. ...Read more

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Pain in my pelvic area while pregnant?

Normal: At 27 weeks of pregnancy it's going to be normal to have pain/pressure in the vagina, pelvic bones, back, hips, and throughout the region. What you want to look out for is cyclic pain, like contraction pain. That would be cause to go to l;d. Constant pain that stays with you for hours at a time is normal. A warm bath sometimes helps to relax muscles and take pain away. Tylenol (acetaminophen) of course. ...Read more