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Post Surgery Rash Treatment
Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more
Unknown pain: I would need to know more about your pain, location, other symptoms, etc to help you with this problem ...Read more
Defect: You don't state where the defect is, so it is hard to say anything beside see an orthopedic surgeon if it is not in the foot/ankle and a podiatrist if it is in the foot or ankle ...Read more
When complicated: Most diverticulitis is successfully treated with antibiotics. Indications for surgery include free perforation with sepsis, an abscess that can't be treated with percutaneous drainage, fistulas to other organs, strictures or obstruction, and occasionally numerous recurrent episodes of diverticulitis. ...Read more
Treatment: I would say if refusing treatment could definitively and absolutely result in death, than one could make an argument for some level of suicidality. However, reusing one form of treatment in favor of another with which the patient feels more comfortable is not especially suicidal or self destructive. ...Read more
Thymoma?: Arthur220 ~ I am not sure all the info is here. THYMOMA (I assume) is a BENIGN anterior mediastinal tumor. There are normally lymph nodes in the anterior mediastinum as well, so the pathologists should report these as normal, or not. Please re craft with the WHOLE path report for meaningful comment thanks ...Read more
Cysticercosis refers to tissue infection after exposure to eggs of taenia solium, the pork tapeworm. It is spread via the fecal-oral route through contaminated food and water, and is primarily a food borne disease.
The treatment depends on various factors, including the individual's symptoms, the location and number of cysticerci, and the stage of cyst development. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
Several Options: Options for getting a stone out of a ureter depend on size, location, and composition of the stone. For small stones, "medical expulsive therapy" may be sufficient: take an Alpha blocker (tamsulosin), drink plenty of fluid, and hope the stone passes. If the stone is in upper ureter and can be seen on plain xray, shockwave lithotripsy is preferred. Otherwise ureterroscopy, laser, and stent. ...Read more
Get diagnosed first: The short answer is no. The proper answer is see a doctor who can do an exam and correctly diagnose the problem first- such as a colorectal surgeon. Most patients with hemorrhoids get enough relief with nonoperative management, so surgery is reserved for those who don't respond. I always start with making sure folks have enough fiber and water in their daily diet. ...Read more
Remove or repair: Most surgical treatments are recommended to patients to either repair, remove or replace a broken body part. For chest body parts, the possiblities of chest surgery treatment are many and include remove a lung, or a lung mass, repair an artery or a heart valve. You can ask your surgeon or doctor for more details about your condition and the details of the recommended chest surgery treatment. ...Read more
Usually, no!: Teenage boys can develop gynecomastia of varying degrees that can spontaneously regress in most cases as hormones "settle down." but many males still have mixed glandular/fatty gynecomastia. Obesity-related gynecomastia can diminish with weight loss, but glandular gynecomastia requires plastic surgical excision by an expert. Severe cases require skin removal as well (do not allow a female pattern). ...Read more
Typical protocol for: Me is bracing in hinged brace. Dressing off at 4-7 days and then you can shower. Stitches out at 14 days. All the while therapy in the brace and wean out of brace 4-6 weeks once quad strength has returned. Crutch use typically is done by 2-3 weeks. Then pt 2-3 times a week until about 2-3 months. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more
This depends on a variety of factors: was it benign, intermediate or malignant? Are there adequate margins?
I highly recommend you speak to your surgeon, hopefully you have a breast specialst surgeon. You should also keep a copy of the pathology report for your personal records. ...Read more
Phyllodes Tumor: Cystosarcoma phyllodes may be benign or malignant. A complete removed Benign phyllodes requires no addition treatment, just ongoing monitoring for recurrence. A completely removed Malignant phyllodes tumor may still require radiation to further reduce the risk of recurrence. Chemotherapy might be needed if there is evidence of spread (metastasis) to other parts of the body. ...Read more
As you imagine, the best treatment for your specific situation will depend on a careful history, physical, and evaluation of imaging studies. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with precise and/or meaningful advice.
Best to be seen by well experienced orthopedic surgeon.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Soften stools: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anus. When they suddenly develop blood clots, they may protrude externally, and become enlarged and painful - called a "thrombosed" hemorrhoid, and often requires surgical removal to lessen the pain. Hemorrhoids that are not thrombosed may be removed with rubber band "ligation". Prevention is best - avoid straining with bowel movements and keep stool soft. ...Read more
Your urologist: Knows the severity of your condition & would be the best source of information about your options. ...Read more
I am going through orthodontic treatment and I have 6mm overjet. Do you think it will require surgery?
Not computer issue: Cannot tell from just this one fact whether you will require surgery. Need for surgery in adults usually based on boney relationships, not dental malpositions. The best person to answer this is a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who can fully evaluate your unique malocclusion and make recommendations. ...Read more
Will Mesenteric Panniculitis go away without treatment? Any known treatments without medication or surgery?
Not known: There is no standard treatment regimen. The first stage, when fat necrosis occurs, many physicians recommend no treatment. Individuals with no symptoms are not treated. Monitored to see whether the disorder progresses (watch and wait). In some cases, the disease may remain at this stage for years or even regress or go away on its own. ...Read more
Is it possible for an infant to outgrow anal stenosis without any medical treatment (ex. Surgery, dialators)?
Not a good idea: You must follow the instructions of pediatric surge. Failure may lead to several complications ...Read more