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Power Port Leaking
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 more
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
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 more
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?
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
Had oxy pads by container of meds & noticed pills were wet but still took them past week. Now see pads had hole & leaked on pills. Will I die?
Not to worry: Some day but not in the immediate future we hope. ...Read more
It feels like my butt is leaking. Every time I use the restroom I clean myself very well. Yet I have to make multiple trips back to the restroom and I find that it looks like I didn't clean at all. This is very embarrassing as I am a very clean person but
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
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
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
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
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