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Subungual Exostosis Surgery
Most likely not: Buccal exostosis are a bone mass growth on the outer part of the gum. At first they may seem like a tooth growing out of place. These can happen on the lower or upper parts of the mouth. These bone growths are not malignant and can be removed with surgery. ...Read more
Minimal: Check for other pre-existing conditions, cardiac and pulmonary status, overall health, history of clots, etc. ...Read more
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?
?: There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel. These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more
Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called Ganglion exostosis. foot doctor said I need a surgery. is this true?
We all need somthing: Sounds like you have an exostosis, which is nothing more than an outgrowth of bone, and a ganglion cyst. If the condition is causing pain, numbness or a problem with the functioning of your foot, then surgery is probably called for. If, however, you have a lump and no symptoms associated with it, then, you have the opportunity of holding off on the surgery for what I call a "wait see". ...Read more
Numbing: Anesthesia is numbing...Either general anesthesia (completely going to sleep) or local (numbing a nerve or an area). A paracervical block is a local injection to numb up the cervix. However, these are rarely needed for an iud removal, as this can generally be done without anesthesia - quickly and mostly painlessly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My girlfriend’s developed earlier than I did. I get teased by everyone. Should I have plastic surgery?
No: First you need to see what is going on hormonally in your body. You should see a reproductive endocrinologist to get tests run to see if there is a reason first. If you were to have surgery and then have further breast development it would not be a good situation. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Intramedullary signal in C5 level s/o focal myelomalacia.What does it mean?Is surgery is the only option.
Myelomalacia: Myelomalacia is the end damage findings on mri. No surgical treatment for this type of damage is available. If the cause of the damage is a herniated disc or bone spur (osteophyte) still compressing the spinal canal or spinal cord itself, surgery can be performed to prevent further damage. Please discuss the difference with your surgeon. ...Read more
I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling! what else can I do or take other than ice and elevation?
SWELLING.: Your PA may be contributory. Also, talk to your surgeon about the complication of a "sausage toe", which is usually a prolonged swollen and sometimes red toe. Compression wraps w/ Coban and an acetate steroid injection might help. Are the x-rays ok? Finally, did you follow the surgeon's post-op orders? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day(s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) i feel completely wiped out?
Have friend in 40's; told has bulging disc; told also by 2 doctors would need surgery to correct. Is this true or is there more options?
? pain in legs?: Does your friend have leg pain that can be associated with the spinal level with the disc bulge? If you take 100 40 year olds with no back pain, 30 of them will have bulging discs. If you have leg pain that correlates with the disc bulges, your odds of good surgical result are improved. Recent studies report not much difference between surgery and no surgery 5 years out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery.Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?
See below: Current stressors like your surgery, impaired sleep due to pain, possible reduced workload or other changes in your life can bring on anxiety. You may also have had a preexisting anxiety condition that has broken through with tolerance to the opioid med. You may try other tx like cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, stretch or manual tx: chiropractic care. Check w/ your Dr. about the symptoms. ...Read more
I had De Quervain's surgery 6 years ago and have just recently seen recurring symptoms. The pain is almost unbareable. It keeps me up at night and I am unable to do routine daily activities like turn a doorknob. Opening s jar of peanut butter almost reduc
DeQuervian's Disease: 34 year old woman with DeQuervian's stenosing tenosynovitis s/p decompression 6 years ago now with recurring symptoms. Rest and splint your thumb if possible, ice, NSAIDs. Immediately call your hand surgeon. It may be that one tendon was decompressed, your Abductor Pollicis Longus, but you have since developed symptoms in the Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon sheath and need injection/decompression. ...Read more
How are the holes made in the abdomen for robotic prostectomy surgery, by the robotic machine or by the doctor using s scalpel?
Scalpel: The approximately 1/2 inch incisions for robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) are made by scalpel. The "holes" into the abdomen are created by manually inserting sharp-tipped trocars through the incisions. The DaVinci Robot is a set of articulating arms that hold and handle the various instruments passed through the trocars and controlled by the surgeon who sits at a console ...Read more
Consult a surgeon!: The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion. One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable! ...Read more