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Removal Of Sternum
I have severe pain from the incision below my sternum from my gall bladder removal 1 year ago. What could it be?
Different things .: It depends on severity , frequency , what aggravates the pain , what relives the pain. Any relation to food?So many questions , so many possibilities. See the surgeon again, may be an adhesion, may be an ulcer , may be pancreatitis, may be obstructed duct. You better see a doctor , get a sonogram and blood tests to start with. ...Read more
Gall bladder removal 4 weeks ago, constant pain in sternum area, temp 101, hep c, cough had gall bladder removed 4 weeks ago, have had a cough since, positive for hep c. I also have a constant pain in sternum area, kind of an aching. Dr told me i could ha
Gynecomastia: If you're describing male breast tissue, we call this as gynecomastia. It's due to an excess of estrogen relative to testosterone. You might be able to avoid surgery by exercising enough (and eating healthy) to lose fat & increase t. Failing that, go see a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On how fit the woman is, how extensive the proposed surgery is. If she is a marathon runner with no health issues and surgery is uncomplicated, she would have a very high survival rate. If she is wheel-chair bound with multiple health issues, the surgeon would likely shy away from attempting any significant procedure. ...Read more
My 7 -week daughter has a cavernous hemangioma on her chest. Considering removal - what is the best option: cryo /suggested by doc. Laser? Other?
some will fade out in time without intervention
second opinion can be useful. ...Read more
Is it possible the gas they put in you for GB removal to cause a popping in the chest near heart that happens when lean forward its heard & felt?
is most likely from residual air left after your procedure. If your symptoms continue speak with your Surgeon!
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2 days post op. Laparascopy gallbladder removal. Pain at the back and chest. Vomiting. What seems to be the reason?
See surgeon ASAP: While you have had recent surgery and it would not be uncommon to have some post-operative pain, it is best to contact your surgeon or go to the er. If there is any concern, or abnormal blood tests or worsening of symptoms, an ultrasound or other tests may be helpful in determining the cause. The most concerning complications would be bile duct injury or pancreatitis from the cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Im 16 days post lap chole and I have just started having the right sided abd pain, chest pain, back pain again like before the gb removal? Why?
See ur surgeon: This could be several things such as a retained stone causing symptoms, or a bile leak such as from a clip slipping off causing a "biloma." Or, it may be none of these things. See your surgeon. A history and physical, some basic labs, and possibly an ultrasound or CT scan will clarify. I am sure all will turn out well. ...Read more
I have frequent heat/pain in chest. Tests eliminated GERD/cardio. US shows sludge in GB (no stones), and HIDA EF is 37%. Does that warrant GB removal?
I do not think that what you describe is gallbladder related. I would be interested in learning the tests that you say ruled out reflux. Also consider an esophageal condition like esophageal spasm. Give the information you submitted, I would be against removing your gallbladder at present time.
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Varies: the cost varies depending on the experience of the provider. I would say $2000 but it could be more or less. ...Read more
Have had gallbladder removal. Have RUQ pain sometimes. Diagnosed with GERD. Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?
After removal of an infected spaceous cyst "on the lateral chest wall" an axillary lymph node which was already swollen became bigger and more tender ?
Reactive lymph node: If you had infected " sebaceous cyst" on lateral chest.. it is area of draining lymphatic vessels to axilary nodes( as river tributary) . All bactetia are filtered " cought" in lymph nodes of this area. Normal immune system reaction is swelling,.. inflammation is reaction to infection in area. As infection heals , lymph-nodes pain and swelling resolves.( antibiotics may be needed if severe ...Read more
How effective is "tria" device for hair removal? How many times to use it as a start? Is it harmful? Can I use it on chest, private & abdominal area?
Caveat emptor: You get what you pay for. Laser hair removal done with a reputable dermatologist or plastic surgeon will give you much better long-term results. ...Read more
Is the removal of the wires used to close the sterum after heart bypass sugery a valid option in an effort to reduce non-cardiac chest pain?
I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar Removal cream or gel?
Acne scars may…: respond to vitamin A products (for minor imperfections) but a dermatologist may be needed for more severe defects (such as from cysts). Derm docs have a whole arsenal of ways to treat acne scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, Botox, collagen fillers. If your acne is still active, get checked for polycystic ovary ds (increases male hormone which worsens acne) & see dermatologist ...Read more
11yr old sick for 9wks persistent vomiting, abd pain, chest pressure & back pain. Test wnl except 28% EF on Hida Scan. Is GB removal recommend?
Emergency exam: Your son needs immediate medical attention and may have to be hospitalized. I can not say for certain exactly what this problem is online aside from sharing that it seems very serious. If you are not happy with your present surgeon go for a second opinion. Take your child to a clinic or emergency room for evaluation immediately. ...Read more
Symptoms: bloating,gas,chest discomfort,headaches,rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal.Should I?
GB surgery: Your GB isn't working properly and you are symptomatic. I agree that you should remove the GB to not only improve/ resolve your symptoms but to prevent it from becoming an emergency procedure from a ruptured GB. If it's not functioning due to inflammation or gallstones you are at higher risk or a rupture. Have you had a GB u/s? This would help determine the urgency of surgery. Good luck ...Read more
Which laser hair removal machine to choose for the fine black hair on my face , side face , neck , chest , breasts , stomach , and my back ?
Is there any correlation between laser hair removal with gentlemax pro and skin cancer? Or breast cancer, in case of hair removal on chest area?
No, none: There is no effect on the odds of developing breast cancer from such procedures. Yet breast cancer develops in one of 8 women in their life time...So there is always the risk of coincidence in some cases. Therefore you need to know the natural risks here, as well as family history of breast cancer can increase the odds. ...Read more
My mom had gall bladder and uterus removal operation due to stone 3 months ago. Since then, she feels slight pain near to underarm-chest and back area?
Constant pain in upper back and also under breast 3 mths.GP given me gabapentin take 2 tablets 3 times a day.Could this be related to my Breast cancer from 2005 treated with Radiopherapy and removal of left lymphnode removed Am awaiting chest CT scan?
Well: Sounds like you are already having this evaluated. Just wait for Ct results and then go from there. ...Read more
Can i use hair removale gel or cream on any part of my body like breast, chest , belly ?! is it safe ?
Probably: But be sure to read the package insert ...Read more
I'm an ex nurse and feeling a thrill every 8-10 minutes for last 14 hours above sternum to to left of chest area. Should i call dr? Feel fine
Vital signs: I would suggest starting with your vital signs and evaluating if your heart rhythm is irregular or abnormal during an episode. ...Read more
Hi i'm am having some sharp pains in the middle off my chest, sternum when i breath deep. When i lean over or sitting down is when it happens?
Get checked out: These symptoms can be caused by anything from asthma or a respiratory infection, to strain of chest muscles or ribs, to a variety of digestive conditions (the esophagus and top of the stomach sit just behind the heart), even to inflammation around the heart itself. You should see your family doctor, who can ask detailed questions & do an exam and possibly some tests to figure it out. ...Read more