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Varicoceles Treatment Without Surgery
Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more
Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more
No: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach, laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?
Yes most of the time: as it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure , other wise need close observation . ...Read more
Yes and no: A varicocele cannot be corrected without some sort of procedure. It can be done via interventional radiology by embolizing the varicocele angiographically. More commonly, it is ligated surgically via one of a number of techniques (laparoscopic, robotic, inguinal, subinguinal). The various benefits of each approach should be discussed with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, a bulging : Disc is a fairly normal finding. Treatment depends on correctly diagnosing the cause of pain. Most are treated non operatively. Lifestyle factors play a role like smoking, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Medication, time, activity modification play a role along with exercise for core strength, cardiovascular and flexibility. Only about 10% of disc problems need surgery. ...Read more
Not if severe: Te best results are often obtained with surgery otherwise weight loss is your best option. While some physicians may prescribe estrogen blockers, it is not generally recommended and really only preventative. It generally does not reverse the changes and is used only for mild cases. Building up a lot of muscle may camouflage mild forms, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?
Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not risky: Surgery on the testicle is not 'risky' to your health but may not work for whatever your problem is. ...Read more
Bakers cyst: Usually bakers cyst does not require any intervention unless it hurts. Over time, it can shrink. ...Read more
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Mesenteric Panniculitis go away without treatment? Any known treatments without medication or surgery?
Not known: There is no standard treatment regimen.The first stage, when fat necrosis occurs, many physicians recommend no treatment. Individuals with no symptoms are not treated. Monitored to see whether the disorder progresses (watch and wait). In some cases, the disease may remain at this stage for years or even regress or go away on its own. ...Read more
Lots of options, but: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more
Yes and no: A full blown compartment syn. Tissue death is proceeding and it depends how fast surg is done. In impending compartment syn there is a typical injury crushing, tibial fx of high energy, oa a leg pinned under a weight 4 a while ur physical xam & experience says go 2 or now, if done be4 the pressure 2 high it can be cured. ...Read more
Can complete tear of ACL be cured without an operation. By undergoing physiotherapy and using hinged knee brace?
ACL Tear: Cured no, asymptomatic yes. Therapy including strengthening of your hamstrings may give you a "stable" knee during activities of daily living. If you are still athletically active you may have instability moments during fatigue or certain motions which may put other structures of the knee at risk. Best to discuss all the options with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: your question is unclear. Not enough details. ...Read more
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