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Doctor insights on: Vaginectomy Complications

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What is invovled in a radical vaginectomy?

What is invovled in  a radical vaginectomy?

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

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My doctor wants to do a partial vaginectomy to remove a growth. What actually is this? Is this the best procedure to remove it.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Doctor wants to scrape off growth on vagina. Chart says its a partial vaginectomy. He just said thats what the procedure was called. Should I worry?

Doctor wants to scrape off growth on vagina. Chart says its a partial vaginectomy. He just said thats 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

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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?

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?

Ask the surgeon: without knowing more details about the planned partial vaginectomy it is difficult to give advice on what the effect of the proposed procedure will be. in this particular circumstance it is best to ask the surgeon directly who will be performing the surgery. ...Read more

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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.

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

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And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

Infectious disease: Best to querry travel advisory regarding endemic disease ie malaria and take appropiate precautions. ...Read more

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Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

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