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Surgical Removal Of Suspicious Breast Calcifications In Obese Patient
Depends on age: 49 year old female asks, What percentage of breast calcifications are benign? Depends on shape and character. On Mammogram Bigger calcium deposits, Macrocalcifications, that tend to be rounded dots & scattered about tend to be benign and occurs in about 50% of women >50years & in about 10% of those ...Read more
Is it cause for alarm that my doctor tells me I have breast calcifications that need further investigation. I am 37 and in good health?
Have fibroanedemas and small cluster of breast calcifications, can fibroanedemas cause micro or macro calcifications or other cause likely, am 70+?
Radiology? Chest CT = 2mm nod. Have benign breast calcifications & seb keratosis on chest. Repeat scan tomorrow. Should I mention to rad? CRC prev.
No need: CT of the chest, because of the way the images are obtained, does not confuse skin lesions with possible lung nodules as can happen with plain chest xray. If the Chest CT is being repeated due to worry about whether a 2mm nodule in the lungs might be a skin lesion then there is no need to repeat it. ...Read more
Two masses were found in the right breast, one is 5*4mm, the other is 5*3mm. Would you surgical removal, biopsy or conservative waiting?
Relatively small however if it were me I would request excisional biopsies (remove and examine) This, of cours, depends upon ability to LOCALIZE exact position and ability to excise with minimal destruction of normal tissue NEEDLE BIOPSY could provide that method CONSULT WITH a BOARD CERTIFIED BREAST SURGEON!
Good luck and I hope this helps!
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12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, I like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read more
I have a huge breast because I'm obese. Every year I gain kilos even if I'm on diet. I would reduce my breast with surgery, but my weight isn't stable!
Lifestyle: Remember to keep your weight stable your breast size stable to decreasing, you need to try to be as consistent as possible about how your eat (while there are many diets out there, be careful about extremes, and try to eat a colorful diet of nonprocessed foods with a focus on vegetables/fruits) and your activity level. Consistency is hard but will be your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it fine to add fish in the daily meals after Vp shunt surgery or should it be a strict vegan diet? Patient is also on chemo for breast cancer
Whoa: Whoever has told you that a person who has had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt needs to eat a vegan diet was simply lying to you. The decision to become a vegan is a moral choice, not a medical one, and a vegan who does not know EXACTLY what they are doing will ruin his/her health. If a health care provider has urged a chemotherapy patient to "go vegan" as Rx, report it to the licensing board. ...Read more
Bleeding, infection: Usually bleeding or infection but different procedures may have different complications. ...Read more
Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?
Possibly yes: Carcinoma insitu, is a pre cancerous lesion, it has the potential of becoming cancer and is treated aggressively. Getting a clear margin around it is a good idea and recommended as it is with malignant lesions. Carcinoma insitu is not benign but it has not grown into a full cancer. Just making sure this is not what you were referring to. ...Read more
I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast. No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts. Should I get worried?
To be calcified, these have existed for a while. Self and professional exams are important, along with excellent mammograms.
Your gyn and / or breast specialist will follow with you. ...Read more
Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.
Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure on the biopsy site. The pain is not harmful, but you may have several nights will little sleep. Ask your surgeon for some pain medications, which will help in the short run. ...Read more
I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if I hadn't intervened?
Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read more
Very safe: Removal of breast implants can be done very safely if performed by an qualified plastic surgeon with experience in breast enhancement. The procedure generally involves removal of the implant with/without adjustment of the surrounding scar capsule. A drain is placed and ultimately removed 1-3 days later. Over time, the tissue then shrinks down and usually assumes a very natural appearance. ...Read more
BreastImplantRemoval: Women may decide for various reasons that they are ready for removal of breast implants. Breast implant removal is a straightforward procedure, but the decision must be made whether a breast lift is also desired, as breast implants stretch the breast skin over time, and after implant removal, the remaining breast tissue can appear loose and saggy. Discuss options with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Simple: Breast implant removal is simple, and can often be performed under local anesthesia. It is technically easer than the initial placement. It becomes more complicated with ruptured silicone breast implants, or thick capsules. The procedure should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in the appropriate setting. The impact of removal, physical and psychological, should be discussed. ...Read more
Breast surgery: By now everything should have healed - and there should be no swelling. Then certainly you can play badminton. ...Read more
How long does breast implant removal take? How long should I plan to be in surgery for breast implant removal? .
Varies.: Uncomplicated removal of breast implants may take 15 to 20 min. However, if removal of the surrounding breast implant capsule is also performed, surgery may take 1 to 1.5 hours. If the surrounding breast implant capsule has thickened/calcified and/or is symptomatic, patients may benefit from this additional procedure (capsulectomy). ...Read more
What options do I have for construction after breast cancer removal surgery? I am a woman in my mid 30s diagnosed with left breast cancer and treated with total removal of my left breast. What options do I have for symmetry again? How many operations do w
Mastectomy: What you are describing would involve a delayed breast reconstruction since it is after the mastectomy has been performed it it has been allowed to heal. From description I do not know whether or not you had radiation treatment after your mastectomy. If you had radiation treatment then I recommend your own tissue through the use of flap surgery or fat grafting. Expander if no radiation in past! ...Read more
Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more
Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery. ...Read more
I had a breast lump removal surgery before 20 days...now staplers removed. Can I ride two wheeler vehical?
Yes: If it is comfortable for you to do that, it is safe. ...Read more
Can breast feeding lady have gallbladder removal surgery? If so can she feed the baby after surgery. What are the complications of medicines & baby?
Yes, see details: We certainly do perform cholecystectomies on pregnant women. Now, the patient must "pump and dump" her breast milk for 24 hrs, due to the anesthetic. But, analgesics can be given, but we usually engage the obstetrician for input into pain medications. In the meantime, I recommend a low fat diet to minimize gb attacks. Good luck. ...Read more
Will the scar from the breast implant removal surgery be larger than the initial one? I am considering a breast implant removal procedure due to the change of the breast shape and asymmetry. I am concerned about the size of the incision necessary for the
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal surgery on my breast, then 10 days after going to Cali. How long do stitches stay in for such a minor surgery?
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