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Tips To Laceration Of Cervix
Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due to zinc, on it and cover with gauze ( not bandaids they keep moisture in and promote infection). If near a joint (which it is ) try not to move so ask/buy a small splint. If red, pus, pain it is infected and go back to doctor. ...Read more
Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the ...Read more
Any broken skin: Tetanus spores require only access to an open wound (cut or puncture)to begin the process of growth and elaboration of the toxin of tetanus. The nastier and dirtier the wound, the more likely you are to find tetanus a factor. As long as the skin is not broken, concern is minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large adhesive: If skin is healthy, you can just use a large bandaid and instead of wrapping it around the toe, place it lengthwise with gauze part over the cut. Also, you can use gauze 2x2 square and then secure with paper tape or coflex...If using something with stretch, be careful to not stretch it too tight...Don't want to cut off circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What writing instrument should you use to draw around the edges of a skin infection to monitor growth?
Dosen't Matter: Which everyone works is ok just as long as it does not wash off. ...Read more
Sutures: Usually in for 10-14 days.... Weeks to get range of motion and swelling gone. ...Read more
The piece of skin connecting the foreskin to the head of the penis is inflamed, "buldging" and is uncomfortable after sex. Anything to worry about?
Probably not.: Most often this is a friction issue. But if it persists for more than a day or two, or gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can a pap smear to check for vaginal infection at 32 weeks pregnant irritate the cervix, to the point of dilating or effacing it?
NoVocal cord inflamm: There really are no medications that have been noted to help alleviate or facilitate swelling of vocal cords. The best thing you can do for your cords is vocal cord rest. That's really the only thing, follow up with ENT if needed in the future. Evidence if debatable on the use of oral steroids or anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, none have been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more
What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?
Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and i tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that! ...Read more
Observation: Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless. The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't actually: You will not be able to tell if your cervix is dilating or not unless you have an examination by an MD. If you happen to know what your cervix feels like due to masturbation, you might be able to feel that your cervix is softer and the cervical os is wider (the little hole is bigger), but it takes med students quite a while to learn, and I wouldn't recommend you check yourself, anyway ...Read more
Can wearing tight pants cause the uterine cervix to close? What are the non procedure reasons for the uterine cervix to close and how common is this?
Is it possible during sex to have your ovaries or uterine wall pierced to the point of full penetration?
Can doctors evaluate the vaginal wall around the length of the cervix? I feel a lump just next to the top of my vagina next to my cervix
Yes: The vaginal wall can be visualized and palpated by an examining physician. ...Read more
I am way too conscious of my appearance. Please tell me, does the surgical treatment of mucous cyst of lip ruins your look in any way? The stitches?
Size and location: The size and location of the cyst will usually dictate the answer. Most mucous cysts are rather small and incision usually leaves little to no scars. If removed with a diode laser, no sutures are usually needed. If a scalpel is used, very thin sutures may be used. This is a very common procedure and discuss the details with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult: If it is a deeper wound, dermabond alone may not be able to approximate the wound. Please check with your physician. ...Read more
Can picking at nails (finger and toe) to the point of them bleeding be part of dermatillomania? Or is it something else?
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