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What's suture removal feel like?

What's suture removal feel like?

Not bad : At all, maybe a slight pulling type of feeling. Almost always no need for local anesthesia or anything like that. Don't get yourself worked up, it's really not bad. If pain is felt, local anesthesia can be given. ...Read more

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A cervical cone biopsy suture that measures 1.1x1x0.6cm is almost equivalent to what exactly? How much has to be taken away to have incompetent cervix

A cervical cone biopsy suture that measures 1.1x1x0.6cm is almost equivalent to what exactly? How much has to be taken away to have incompetent cervix

That depends!: Having a cervical cone biopsy is done to treat precancerous cells on the cervix. Most likely there was an important reason to do so. This can cause an incompetent cervix depending on the cervical length that is left. The average cervix is 4 cm. It matters the most how much the inner layer of the cervix measures and that it is closed. If it is less then 2.5 cm you may need a cerclage when pregnant. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type? .

How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type?

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Asian blepharoplasty: Forming a connection between the skin/orbicularis muscle and the levator aponeurosis to form a supratarsal crease is one of the goals of asian blepharoplasty. For the appropriately selected patient, the suture method of asian eyelid surgery can work well. For many patients, the incisional type is a better option due to the accessibility of tissue for debulking and permanence of crease formation. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair. What is involved in traditional suture repair? What is overall success rate? Possible complications?

I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair.  What is involved in  traditional suture repair?  What is overall success rate? Possible complications?

Failure: Traditional surgical repairs that use just sutures have been reported to have failure rates as high as 40 to 50% by some. These procedures are often referred to as a&p repairs & sacrospinous ligament fixation. Complication such as infection, bleeding, pain, injury to urinary bladder & rectum, and failure of the repair are the most common. ...Read more

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11^day after myomectomy had masturbated(no pain).Day after litt low abdom pain(no need painkiller)2day aft less pain.Damage suture line is painful?

11^day after myomectomy had masturbated(no pain).Day after litt low abdom pain(no need painkiller)2day aft less pain.Damage suture line is painful?

Call surgeon: It would be important to be evaluated to make sure no wound infection is developing. It is not unusual to have intermittent discomfort. Look for fever nausea vomiting and constipation as more concerning symptoms. If pain severe then go to er if you can't be seen right away by surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) interfere with the healing of reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy? I had a bilateral mastectomy 6 months ago with immediate reconstruction. In oct the one expander broke thru suture line...Causing me to have it removed. Nov

Can plavix (clopidogrel) interfere with the healing of  reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy? I had a bilateral mastectomy 6 months ago with immediate reconstruction. In oct the one expander broke thru suture line...Causing me to have it removed. Nov

Any : Any drug that affects bleeding can interfere with surgical healing. Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet function and thereby inhibits the ability for blood clots to form. This is good for your arteries (prevents heart attack and stroke), but can present a problem for surgery. Generally, surgeons are able to operate safely while a patient remains on plavix, but if the drug is able to safely be stopped then it is preferable to not operate on plavix. The key decision is to weigh the cardiovascular risk of stopping Plavix vs. The surgical risk of continuing it. If you have had a recent cardiac stenting procedure, then stopping Plavix can be very dangerous. I would suggest that you talk with your cardiologist and ask him/her to discuss your specific case with your breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more

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What is a metopic suture?

What is a metopic suture?

Frontal Suture: It is a misnomer because it disappears by the age of 5 or 6 and due to the presence of dense connective tissue at the frontal suture on skull. ...Read more