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Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration, will walking and putting heat on it help?

Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration, will walking and putting heat on it help?

Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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How does a doctor perform a thoracentesis? Is it the same thing as needle aspiration? My father might have lung cancer and was told that he would likely need a thoracentesis. I'd like to know some more about the procedure so I know what to expect when I g

How does a doctor perform a thoracentesis? Is it the same thing as needle aspiration? My father might have lung cancer and was told that he would likely need a thoracentesis. I'd like to know some more about the procedure so I know what to expect when I g

Thoracentesis: Thoracentesis is a procedure that allows removal of fluid from the pleural space (the space between the lungs and the rib cage). Normally there should be little or no fluid there. If fluid does accumulate a physician can insert a needle between the ribs (under local anesthesia) and drain some or all of the fluid. The fluid can then be tested to see what caused its accumulation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: aspiration?

More than one: 1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction.
2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath.
3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle. ...Read more

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What are some considerations and adaptations for a person with olympic aspirations?

What are some considerations and adaptations for a person with olympic aspirations?

Intense focus: Be prepared to be close to singularly focused on one goal. Be aware that you may miss out on many other things because you are training. A number of olympic athletes attended my medical school and one thing that they shared in common was the ability to intensly focus. ...Read more

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What is cyst aspiration?

What is cyst aspiration?

Aspiration definitio: It is where a needle is placed into the cyst and the contents are pulled back up into an empty syringe. The contents are usually sent off for analysis to the lab. ...Read more

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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia happens 3 hours after aspiration?

Yes: There is a disease state called aspiration pneumonitis which is more of a lung reaction to aspiration rather than pneumonia caused by a bacteria or virus - aspiration pneumonitis can happen quickly and needs to be evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Where in tucson can I get a hydrocele aspiration?

Where in tucson can I get a hydrocele aspiration?

An Urologist: I am sure any board certified urologist can help you with that. Ask your hospital or your family doctor for a referral or a name. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to silent reflux?

Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more

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Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Evaluation: This can be a serious and even life-threatening problem...A good idea is to see a speech pathologist for a swallowing evaluation and feeding recommendations.
Your family doc can refer you.. ...Read more

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Pneumonia caused by aspiration, how is it treated/cured?

Pneumonia caused by aspiration, how is it treated/cured?

Antibiotics: With antibiotics, but more importantly, the cause of the aspiration needs to be determined. ...Read more

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Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more

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What is joint aspiration?

What is joint aspiration?

Fluid removal: Needle is inserted into a joint that has fluid in it and the fluid is "sucked" out (aspirated) usually into a syringe. The fluid can be sent to lab for analysis, cortisone sometimes injected in at same time as well. ...Read more

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Does death occurs after 3 hours after aspiration?

Depends: This is an interesting subject, but it really depends on the degree of aspiration and the condition of the person. Healthy people can aspirate and be fine. Even disabled people frequently aspirate but do not die, they may get aspiration pneumonia but it is treatable. You may be confusing aspiration (accidentally inhaling solid particles) with asphyxiation (being choked). ...Read more

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Can you tell me when could we suspect if a child has aspiration?

Constant cough: A child that has aspirated a foreign object or mucous will initially have a constant cough, that usually stops only when exhausted. Cycles if coughing may occur with brief periods of rest. After a period the kid may develop fever and shallow rapid breathing. A history of eating material such as popcorn, nuts or other foods that can form particles is often common. ...Read more

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When a child vomits into his trach, post sxn, what can be done to reduce chance of aspiration pneumo?

When a child vomits into his trach, post sxn, what can be done to reduce chance of aspiration pneumo?

Prevention: It would be optimal to prevent these occurences altogether if possible; but quick suctioning would be the most immediate remedy. Adequate hydration would also assist the body in preventing this; but if there is still concern, or if a cough/change in breathing pattern develops then seek urgent medical attention! ...Read more

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What is a lymph node aspiration?

What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more

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Can a baby die from meconium aspiration?

Can a baby die from meconium aspiration?

Not usually: Theoretically possible. However, the common scenario is the other causes coexisting, and causing meconeum, such as chronic fetal distress, placenta insufficiency, etc. Actually harm the baby and lead to death. ...Read more