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I had a port with herceptin (trastuzumab) that leaked. What damage did that do?

I had a port with herceptin (trastuzumab) that leaked. What damage did that do?

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 more

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I recently had chemo and the adminstratives noticed that it was leaking under my bandage where my port was.

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

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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

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Why dos my vaginer leak so much?

Why dos my vaginer leak so much?

Discharge.: Discharge to some degree is normal. If you are having excessive discharge you may have an infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my sack is leaking?

How can I tell if my sack is leaking?

Pregnancy: Normally, you would feel wet in your underwear but more so with coughing, sneezing, lifting or straining. You may also feel increase in uterine contractions. Usually, the fluid coming out would be more liquid than vaginal discharge which is slimy. ...Read more

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My urine leaks--what can be done for this?

My urine leaks--what can be done for this?

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 more

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I have a leak where in my bottom areas is?

See Dr/Gyn for exam: Source needs identified by examination for proper specialist referral and management. ...Read more

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How often shuld you test your microwave for leaks?

How often shuld you test your microwave for leaks?

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

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Every time I crouched down I felt like I leak. What is it?

Every time I crouched down I felt like I leak. What is it?

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

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Does a persistent wet feeling mean that my fluid is leaking?

Does a persistent wet feeling mean that my fluid is leaking?

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 more

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When must a woman start seeing a urogynecologist if she leaks?

When?: When the symptoms are causing a negative impact on your quality of life, a urogynecologist might be able to help you improve this. ...Read more

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Which kind of tampon will give the best protection against leaks?

Which kind of tampon will give the best protection against leaks?

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

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What are the chemicals that are found in a aa battery that's leaking?

What are the chemicals that are found in a aa battery that's leaking?

Potassium hydroxide.: Standard aa batteries are alkaline batteries, and can leak a caustic chemical called potassium hydroxide. Rechargable aa batteries (e.g. Nimh) do not contain this chemical, but may vent hydrogen and rupture. ...Read more

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If my AC has been leaking refrigerant, could it have been making me sick?

If my AC has been leaking refrigerant, could it have been making me sick?

Not likely: Not likely unless somehow you ingested this. But get it all fixed. Then see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Well my queston is ive got 33% of 1kidney left and its leaking inside me wll it cause me any more damage?

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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Why does my urine leak?

Why does my urine leak?

Several causes.: There are many causes & types of urinary incontinence (ui). Overactive bladder or a weakened urinary sphincter are examples. A detailed history, physical exam, and testing can determine exactly what type of ui you are experiencing. Leakage can be treated, depending on type, with pelvic exercise, medication, or procedures. A gynecologist or urologist will have expertise and can help. ...Read more

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What could cause me to leak urine?

What could cause me to leak urine?

Treatable condition: Two common reasons for urine leakage in women. Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder spasms pushing urine out. Medications help.

Stress incontinence occurs after childbirth where the urethra support is stretched so it sags and urine leakage occurs with coughing, laughing, and exercise. Kegels may help. If not, then a sling works well: takes 10 minutes, outpatient, & recovery in few days. ...Read more

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What should I do if my kidney leak?

What should I do if my kidney leak?

You mean bladder: See your doctor to get a diagnosis. If no infection, at your age kegal exercises may help medications may be tried, and if these fail, see the urologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if our condom has leaked?

How do I know if our condom has leaked?

Morning After Pill: You can try to inflate the condom to see if there's a pinpoint hole. Nevertheless if you suspect the condom leaked, broke, or was forgotten then taking the morning after pill (emergency contraception) can minimize the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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My tampon leaked... Is it safe to keep it in?

Why?: Once a tampon has leaked, it might be a good idea to change it or add a pad. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a condom leaks from the base?

Is it possible that a condom leaks from the base?

Proper condom use.: This would be more likely to occur if the penis is flacid when it is removed from the vagina. ...Read more

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My colostomy always leaks how can I stop this I have tryed e everything?

My colostomy always leaks how can I stop this I have tryed e everything?

Get to a: Qualified enterostomal therapist. There are many tricks and maneuvers available to prevent this from happening. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from a spleen leak?

What are symptoms from a spleen leak?

No such thing: If you mean splenic rupture, that's totally different, patient would be in shock and life saving surgery is needed ...Read more

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Why is my naval leaking blood and pus?

Why is my naval leaking blood and pus?

Emergency room: See a doctor right away. You have an infection, possibly of the skin, but you could also have a fistula developing from the bowel to the skin. You should not delay, you need treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

Yes: Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa. What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded aneurysm sac after the stent graft is placed. It is not leaking outside the aaa, just outside the stent graft. There are several types, some require treatment and others do not. Your surgeon will be able to explain your specific case. ...Read more

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What are the causes for leaking spinal fluid?

What are the causes for leaking spinal fluid?

See below: Spinal fluid may leak following a spinal tap, surgery or trauma to the head and sometimes without known cause. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001068.htm. ...Read more

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38wks pregnant. Think im leaking. How to know?

38wks pregnant. Think im leaking. How to know?

Get checked: It is important to know if this is amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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My butt is leaking feces matter, any help in this matter?

Hemorrhoids vs muscl: Seepage like you describe may be from protruding hemorrhoids or a weak muscle, ; other possibilities are a fistula, tumor or significant rectal inflammation. Only a doctor can differentiate between the possible causes, and offer treatment, so get checked out! ...Read more

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I realized that fluid was leaking from my nipples. What is this?

I realized that fluid was leaking from my nipples. What is this?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more