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Power Port Leaking
Had rt inguinal surgery with mesh, they threw mesh box/wrapper into trash , on my insistence they told me its ethicon prolene mesh. Is this enough ?
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Sutures from Lumbar CSF Leak Repair removed yesterday...it's ~2" long & bottom goes into top of gluteal cleft. Base looks like it's opening despite Steri Strips & Butterfly Closures. What can I do?
You should call your: surgeon for guidance but sometimes a wound can spread in spite of that type of closure if there is strain on the wound. As long as there is no drainage or reddening of the wound or any increasing pain, fevers, chills or sweats-it should be ok but check with your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re: macular hole - are there any alternative surgical procedures vs. the usual gas bubble surgical repair?
Not sure: I would certainly talk to the ophthalmologist. They do many procedures with lasers these days. ...Read more
Yes: With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful addition to this surgery. It is gradually becoming more commonplace and the available lenses are continuously being improved. Note that it is an extra personal expense not covered by insurance or medicare. Discuss with you eye surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leaking bicuspid aortic valve. Size 4.1m with stenosis how long before they will do surgery i'm 39?
This is highly: Variable...How is the aortic valve functioning? Is it steno tic or leaking? ...Read more
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1(low),I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?
Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does new treatment of venous leakage ( embeedding deep dosral venous penile ) succed compare with surgery venous leakage & what is percent% of succed?
Hard to say: it is really hard to say there is different techniques for such problems and result varied from patients to patients and from surgeon to surgeon My advise go and see a urologist specialized in erectile dysfunction they will discuss options and different ways to treat such a problem and success rate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Powerport implanted yesterday into jugular vein to r atrium for chemo. Ok to do arm/chest exercises on total gym - weights/resistance. Waiting period?
Consider not: Although doing some thing to the port is unlikely, caution would dictate not doing arm/chest excerzizes as it could cause problems. The most likely would be bleeding into the pocket which increases the likelyhood of infection. Additionally the catheter or port could be displaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local vs peritonitis: Presumably this refers to an intra-abdominal anastamosis, likely intestinal. "Contained" means the leak was probably slow and there was time for an inflammatory reaction that kept the leak localized and maybe small. Free means intestinal contents leaked more widely into the abdominal cavity. Free is much more serious, usually with peritonitis. Most important that you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Needs Urol follow-up: He needs to call the Urologist asap and get an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more
"it was circumferencially dissected with right angled forceps and then ligated with #0 prolene, 2 strands. The thrill disapearred upon ligating the pda." what does this discharge summary mean ?
Correct treatment: Patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a baby's ductus arteriosus (connection between two heart chambers) fails to close after birth. A "thrill" is a vibration that tells the doctor that a PDA is present. When the PDA was closed, the thrill disappeared, meaning that the treatment was successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op CS healing: Most routine cataract surgery cases "heal" in 5-30d, depending on pt's age, cataract density, eye risk factors (ie, narrow angle, short eye, previous eye surgery, DM, uveitis hx, etc). If pt is healthy, young, soft cat, experienced surgeon, no complications, standardy IOL hard plastic lens, recovery usually 5-7days. Drops are continued for wks most cases. More info: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After gallbladder operation, a drain was put & after removing drain he felt bad & there was liquid under liver. He had ercp stent & a new drain?
A new power port in thin male patient accessed first time for Saline Infusion. Breast tissue swelled w/fluid. can it leak there or did nurse miss?
Must be seen: and evaluated. I suggest calling the treating physician to check the site. ...Read more
No damage!: Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a biologic therapy, which is not really chemotherapy. It is formulated to be safe inside your veins and tissues, so the only side effect of it leaking out of your port is some extra fluid in the skin and tissues around your port. Your body will absorb this easily, so no harm done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had chemo and the adminstratives noticed that it was leaking under my bandage where my port was.
Let doc know: Please let your treating oncologist know. While it may not be serious, knowing that the port is functional is critical in the long run. ...Read more
abdo abscess on CT taking keflex now it's leaking out of old port site it's very foul smelling should I go to ER now or wait to call surgeon tomorrow?
You can wait: If you are already on antibiotics, you can wait to speak to surgeon tomorrow for further instructions. ...Read more
That is a positive: if they were used properly and neither leaked nor were torn. ...Read more
See a gynecologist: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microwaves: cannot be sold if there is any "leakage"....some of the older machines made without these restrictions should be replaced! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Stress incontinence.: Urine leak with crouching is called stress incontinence and is generally found in women, particularly those who have delivered children vaginally. If you are bothered by the amount and frequency of leakage, see a urologist or gynecologist for evaluation. A wide range of therapies, from pelvic floor muscle training, to medications, to surgical procedures are available depending on the cause. ...Read more
No: In the second half of your pregnancy, a new onset of wetness should be evaluated by your obstetrician. The answer cannot be given with certainty without an examination to evaluate the situation. If, after that, you are reassured, remember that any change in the amount of the wetness needs reevaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Upon your flow. A super for heavy and a regular for light or normal flow. For very heavy flow you may want to add a panty liner so you do not soil your clothes. ...Read more
Not likely: Not likely unless somehow you ingested this. But get it all fixed. Then see your doctor for an exam ...Read more
What kind of bug bite would have a hole like bite that makes area rock hard and leaks clear puss?
HOLE LIKE BITE?: IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD, TAKE HIM TO HIS PEDIATRICIAN SOON! VERY SOON . . . ...Read more
Well my queston is ive got 33% of 1kidney left and its leaking inside me wll it cause me any more damage?
Nephrologist...: Have a comprehensive conversation with your nephrologist to discuss and better understand your condition as well as prognosis. The physician taking care of you has the background information and test results to give you a reliable answer. ...Read more
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