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Dr. Jon Krook
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Splenectomy (Definition)

Spleen removal (splenectomy) is surgery to remove a diseased or damaged spleen. This organ is in the upper part of your belly, on the left side. It helps your body fight germs and infections. It also ...Read more


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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

Likely: About half of children have hepatomegaly or splenomegaly; the liver may be tender to palpation. Many of the patients with visceral involvement have no accompanying peripheral adenopathy. ...Read more

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Dad n law diagnosed Adenocarcinoma stage IIA. Had surgery 2 remove lobe & removed 1 infect. lympnode & infect. pluris. What's General life expectancy?

Dad n law diagnosed Adenocarcinoma stage IIA. Had surgery 2 remove lobe & removed 1 infect. lympnode & infect. pluris. What's General life expectancy?

Lung CA: I'm sorry to hear your family is going through this difficult time. It sounds like he has lung CA with metastasis. Has he started Chemo or radiation. This may help keep him comfortable and/or prevent further metastasis. You need to discuss his prognosis with his HEM/ONC. Either way he should get his affairs in order. Prepare for the worst & hope for the best. That time clock is out of our hands ...Read more

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By what means do animals (mammals) get infected with rabies virus?

By what means do animals (mammals) get infected with rabies virus?

Rabies: Rabies is carried in the animal's saliva. When they bite other animals they transmit the infection. ...Read more

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Could spleen removal cause leukemia?

Could spleen removal cause leukemia?

No: Spleen has no connection to causing leukemia. So its removal can not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks

Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks

Antibiotics: Antiseptics (such as bleach or alcohol) can kill both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are medications that interfere with specific biological processes present only in bacteria (usually the reproduction process), which results in the death of the bacteria. These processes are not present in viruses, which have a different reproductive method, so antibiotics will not work. ...Read more

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39y/o, had 2 polpys removed (sigmond & descending, villous adenoma w/high grade dysplasia). Will i get colon cancer even though 2 polyps were removed?

39y/o, had 2 polpys removed (sigmond & descending, villous adenoma w/high grade dysplasia). Will i get colon cancer even though 2 polyps were removed?

Not sure if: Family history or leeding led to your colonoscopy, but it showed its value. You are not predestined to get invasive cancer, but the findings warrant follow up to snip dangerous polyps before they invade, and gain access to nodes and blood steam. Your colonoscopist can tell you schedule for surveillance. ...Read more

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Is having an enlarged spleen contagious?

NO: Having an enlarged spleen has numerous causes. Some are due to infectious diseases but the enlarged spleen is a symptom of a disease process and is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections:  h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?

Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more

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Can I catch rabies by breathing in the virus?

Rabies Transmission: Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin by animals such as dogs, bats, foxes or skunks. Dog transmission is rare in the us due to animal vaccination. Very rarely, rabies has been transmitted without an actual bite. This is believed to be caused by infected saliva that has gotten into the air, usually in bat caves. ...Read more

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Can a cat or dog catch tuberculosis from human?

Can a cat or dog catch tuberculosis from human?

Possibly: There are reported cases of transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to other mammals such as elephants, cows, primates so transmission to other species is possible but apparently uncommon. ...Read more

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Can lingual tonsils (scope) be infected when enlarged but pale? PET SUV 15-16. I have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma in remission (abdominal nodes)

Can lingual tonsils (scope) be infected when enlarged but pale? PET SUV 15-16. I have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma in remission (abdominal nodes)

Color not important: If one of the tonsils is abnormal in a patient with Lymphoma, no matter what color it is suspect for Lymphoma and should be biopsied in most cases. ...Read more

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How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

Just say no to sex: Having unprotected sex might be the biggest risk factor. I'd recommend always using a barrier (condom, cervical cap) anytime you decide to have intercourse. A thorough consult with your physician will provide more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more