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Could colostomy bags be temporary?

Could colostomy bags be temporary?

Yes: In the presence of a permanent colostomy, especially if the colostomy is in the distal bowel, daily irrigations and wearing a gauze pad can replace the need for a bag. A colostomy nurse can train to irrigate. After a while the stoma will not function unless irrigation is employed. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Can acdf c-5-6/c-6-7 surgery cause permanent dysphagia?

Can acdf c-5-6/c-6-7 surgery cause permanent dysphagia?

yes: Dysphagia is common after anterior cervical surgery. It can persist for weeks and sometimes month. If there is problem with swallowing liquids, saliva or it persists beyond a few months an ENT review may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem?

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Eye bags: Yes, blepharoplasty can correct lower eyelid bags and make the transition between your eyelids and cheeks smoother. http://www.dassmd.com/eyelid-surgery/lower-eyelid-lift-beverly-hills.html. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem?

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Lower : Lower eyelid blepharoplasty definitely improves the appearance of under eye bags. Different approaches are used for this operation. In patients needing treatment of both excessive loose skin and full under eye bags, an incision is made beneath the eye lashes and excessive skin and fat are both removed. In patients who only need the under eye bags and fullness treated and don't have skin excess, an incision may be made inside the eyelid to reduce the under eye fat and not leave external scars. Very puffy, fluid filled under eye bags called "festoons" may occur in older patients, and these are much more difficult to treat than typical under eye bags. ...Read more

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Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more

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65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago¬hing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work.Lost faith in doc.Advise?

65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago&nothing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work.Lost faith in doc.Advise?

Bowel obstruction: You may have a bowel obstruction or abscess from resolving infection. You need IV fluid, possible ct scan or xray, bloodwork and possible antibiotics. Many early bowel obstructions within weeks of surgery resolve with conservative medical care. Call your surgeon or go to the hospital if you are feeling really sick. ...Read more

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How much will plastic surgery cost to fix a deformed hemangioma in my upper eye?

How much will plastic surgery cost to fix a deformed hemangioma in my upper eye?

Insurance coverage?: If you have a deforming hemangioma or other vascular lesion of the face, insurance (depending on the plan and coverage) may actually pay for part or all of your treatment with surgery or lasers. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Yes : Usually it is a long semi-circular scar across most of the lower abdomen at the waist or just below the waist line. ...Read more

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Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?

Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?

NO: But, correcting a bad bite will make your life more comfortable. If you have 12 cars and 10 parking spaces the cars will not fit. The same is true with the teeth. The orthodontist can push the teeth out of the parking lot (tip them off the bone which is not healthy) or extract teeth and utilize the space to align them, you are better off to do nothing if you decline extractions. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery be used to change eye color?

Can cosmetic surgery be used to change eye color?

No: There are a few clinical trials going on but no board certified treatment might exist. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia.dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR.need contrast?

Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia.dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR.need contrast?

Perhaps: If you have no other symptoms or signs, and the MRI without contrast is normal, this is probably due to a 4th cranial nerve problem (atherosclerosis/hypertension) or decompensation of an old strabismus. If it can be treated with prisms in your glasses, you can just follow it. If you are really unhappy, then get Peds oOhthalmology consult. Get Radiology consult for imaging question. ...Read more

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Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

It depends: Filler can be used to make the "bag" looks less prominent if the depression around it is filled in. ...Read more

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I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section , what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?

I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section , what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue  causing bulge?

None is effective: Bulge at scar is result of tissue laxity that developed with time and following acute swelling post op. It is exacerbated by density of the scar and adherence of the scar to underlying tissues that causes tissues to bunch up at that level.It is not just fat. ...Read more

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Will Hydroquinone remove red/ pink color from 3 year old surgical scar ?

Will Hydroquinone remove red/ pink color from 3 year old surgical scar ?

No: You will benefit from a truly skillful and dedicated therapist who will teach you how to handle yourself in a more rational way. ...Read more

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For celebs how much did eye lid surgery cost?

For celebs how much did eye lid surgery cost?

Varies: This depends upon the amount of surgery requested and performed and to a certain extent the location. Typically the cost for instance of upper lid revision usually termed blepharoplasty is about $3000-$7000. Add on cost for lower lids and revision of the brow and forehead. ...Read more

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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more