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Margins: Radical usually means surgically removing all tissue that is bearing cancer cells. Vaginal cancer, like most cancer therapies today is approached with surgery, removal of cancer bearing tissue, chemotherapy and radiation to address cancer cells hiding out in your body. Okay to ask your doctor about each step in the process. Take family with you and don't give up. Be well. ...Read more
My doctor wants to do a partial vaginectomy to remove a growth. What actually is this? Is this the best procedure to remove it.
Yes: If a growth looks suspicious on pelvic exam, biopsy followed by localized removal is not a difficult procedure. It can eliminate any primary tumor growth such as an early squamous cell lesion or even define, while rare, a metastatic lesion. Repair of the resulting defect is easy to perform as long as the lesion has not grown to penetrate the mucosal lining. ...Read more
My doctor wasn't to give me a partial vaginectomy to remove growth. Why does the chart says lesion. He said it was just the term they use.
Growth/Lesion: Yes, we in medicine use $ 100 words when a 50 cent word will describe what is seen. Your doctor is right, your growth is his lesion. Same difference. ...Read more
Have a growth. Obgyn want to do a (partial vaginectomy). Removing affected part. Will this effect my sexual feeling and partner. Will growth come back?
Hard to say: It depends a lot on what kind of growth this is and exactly where it is located. Your GYN is the best person to answer these questions as well as what could happen if it is not removed. Hope this helps some. ...Read more
How often do a growth come back after a partial vaginectomy. Is the growth benign or malignant? Do it usually turn into cancer. Is sex life affected?
Partial vaginectomy: Is a surgical procedure in which a part of the vagina is removed. It is usually used as a treatment for vaginal cancer. Any growth that is surgically removed should be biopsied in order to determine if it is benign or malignant, so that is a question for doctor who performed the surgery. How sex life is affected depends upon many factors. ...Read more
Doctor wants to scrape off growth on vagina. Chart says its a partial vaginectomy. He just said that's what the procedure was called. Should I worry?
Doubt it, ask again?: A funny thing happens in medical practices and that's that insurance companies only recognize certain general classes or disorders and procedures. Often a doctor may have to "round off" to the closest procedure that has an insurance code. This is common, ethical, and legal (I do it daily.) If still worried ask the doctor again. ...Read more
Does a partial vaginectomy to remove small growth means that the doctor is taking a piece of the vagina wall. Will vagina still be tight as before?
The doctor said I had a patch/growth on vagina. But he says its not cancer. What actually is it. Will partial vaginectomy take away my sexual feeling.
Need more info: Without knowing a biopsy result, I cannot say what this is. A partial vaginectomy is a pretty significant procedure, and depending how much vagina is removed, it could effect sexual function. It sounds like you need more information from your doctor about the diagnosis and the proposed treatment. ...Read more
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
Watch for this: If you have a lot hair in this area, your "coccydnia" can be confused with a pilonidal cyst. This is an abscess that requires surgical drainage. If your diagnosis was from the web instead of from a doctor, you should see a doctor. The cause of coccydnia can be unknown, but some known causes require immediate attention depending on the severity of the pain. ...Read more
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more
Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more
ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation (i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more
Too many ways to get to understand diabetes and its complications.
There are many very readable articles on the web that you should read.
It also would not hurt to have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator.
Please note -- your goal is to get rid of your diabetes long before complications set in. ...Read more
Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low (less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation, bleeding, infection, missed findings, reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent. ". ...Read more
Depends: What casued the delerium? Anesthesia? It usually passes in hrs. Psych meds? Surgery, lsd, stroke, altzheimers, depending on the cause the complications are anything you can think of if a person isn't thinking right;, hurting others or themselves, malnutrition or any organ can fail with long term delirum. ...Read more
Missed abortion: Treatment for missed abortion can be 1) watchful waiting, 2) medication, or 3) surgery. These will be successful at resolving the pregnancy about 60%, 90%, and 100% of the time, respectively. The last is the fastest and most tolerated, but most expensive. Watchful waiting has small risks of bleeding, infection, or blood clot. I recommend counselling with your doctor. ...Read more