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Treatment Of Spleen Tenderness
Upper side of my knee got bigger and tender and i don know what caused, i had noticed after a sleep, what causes and what s the treatment?
Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. This is usually easiest seen proximal to and lateral to the patella. Causes include but are not limited to inflammatory issues including arthritis, synovitis, and gout/pseudo-gout. If there has been a recent injury then the fluid can be from blood accumulation from cartilage injuries, ligament injuries, fracture, or even patellar dislocation. You should see your doctor first to determine the cause. ...Read more
Hepato-splenomegaly: Hi Keith: an enlarged liver and spleen (also called, hepatosplenomegaly) has many potential causes. Broadly: infections and cancers. For someone in India, a few possibilities that must be considered include TB and malaria - there are other infections too. For malignancies, evaluations for lymphoma's and leukemia's. She must seek care as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lost small part of my toenail. Its red and tender. I lost my spleen a few months ago. Should I have it looked at?
Splenectomy: qbsolutely because you may need antibioticsGet a more detailed answer ›
Ruptured spleen: Ruptured spleen means the capsule that contains the spleen is broken or torn, usually by blunt force trauma. Car crash, falls, hit by something are causes of blunt force. Treatment depends on the degree of damage to the spleen and its blood supply. In many cases, observation, protection from further trauma is sufficient. Organ repair or removal is sometimes necessary. Ok to ask your team of docs. ...Read more
See below: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The answer depends on the severity of the injury. Minor injury to the spleen can sometimes be managed without surgery by monitoring the patient for on-going bleeding, and operating only if bleeding persists. More severe injury to the spleen, or if it is associated with other injuries, is usually managed by removing the spleen surgically. ...Read more
Having no spleen: is common, many people don't, either born without, lose it to a disease or trauma and get surgically removed, and other conditions, vaccines against pneumococcus, meningitis and h. Flu should be administered, others like flu shots every year would be needed, antibiotics should be started as soon as infection is suspected, keep antibiotics handy when you travel, follow up with doctor often, ...Read more
Ultrasound scan found spleen classifications 0.02mm-0.03mm.in size. Should I be concerned??? do I need treatment?
Spleen: I assume you mean calcifications. Usually this indicates prior inflammation or granulomatous exposure, and is probably of no clinical concern, but not always. Talk to your doctor about the results. If you are otherwise healthy,, you probably don't need to worry, and there is no treatment necessary. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has a lump on lower back - tender to touch and streaking red around the area. Cyst? See a dr? Home treatment?
Follow up w doctor: Tender lump with red streaking needs an urgent follow up with a doctor. ...Read more
Woke up with heel pain inner/outer heel area both feet, it's worst in the morning and when I stand up, and is very tender to touch. Cause/treatment?
Plantar fasciitis: There are several things you can do on your own. But, if they don't work, you will need to go to the podiatrist for help. Stretch your calf muscle, ice your heel and arch, take an NSAID if you don't have an allergy/intolerance, wear a very good supportive shoe with a good quality otc arch support, avoid barefoot or flat shoes. ...Read more
What treatment for large abdominail seroma after hernia repair has already been draind twice I use a support binder but its so tender and painful?
Need a Game Plan: Seromas are very common after hernia surgery; almost all resolve w/in a few months after surgery. Rx depends on its size, how long it has been present, symptoms, method of hernia repair, location of mesh etc. Ask your surgeon what his/her "game plan" is. If you are not satisfied w/the answer, you may want to get a 2nd opinion from another hernia surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Husb had vascectomy 3 mo ago & is now experiencing dull pain in one testicle...Tender & sore...After sex. Is this normal, will it go away & treatment?
See an urologist: This should be evaluated if the pain has been present for over 3 months. ...Read more
Submandibular lymph nodes havebeen palpable since15yrs, palpabl axillary nodes 5yrs.Both r movabl, tender n small.Pl suggest treatment.Feel tired alwys?
Is a sinus puncture dangerous or harmful? Should it be done in many sessions? Can i stop treatment once started? Sinus feels tender after two sessions
Red mildy swollen and tender gum around 1st molar. Urgent matter for a dentist or home treatment?
Inflammation: Probably better to seek professional help. It's always better to catch things early. ...Read more
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