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What Does It Mean To Get A Partial Hysterectomy
Depends: The term is not one we as medical practitioner typically use as it is ambiguous carrying more that one definition. Usually it means that the uterus will be removed but the cervix will be left behind. On occasion it may refer to the fact that the ovaries were not removed, but this is an unfortunate use of the term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only part removed: A partial nephrectomy is when only part of one kidney is removed. A while ago it was standard to simply remove the entire kidney. Medical knowledge and surgical techniques now allow us to remove only the area of concern. This leaves you with more total kidney tissue and thereby more kidney function (cleaning capability) after the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectocele: Rectocele is simply the rectum herniating or bulging into the vagina. Common symptoms include a feeling of vaginal fullness and sometimes a feeling of incompletely emptying when defecating. There is little risk to having a rectocele and they are very common in women who have delivered babies vaginally so these need only be treated when they are bothering you. Surgery is vaginal and outpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are various reasons to have a hysterectomy. Some are fibroids, pain, heavy bleeding, or cancer. It is important to know that there are newer types of hysterectomies that result in much less pain, such as vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic. Consider consultation for these minimally invasive methods if you need a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entire lung: A pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung on one side, usually for lung cancer. Thoracic surgeons now trie to avoid pneumonectomy by performing what are called lung sparing procedures, such as sleeve lobectomy. See a board certified thoracic surgeon before undergoing a pneumonectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal varient: Most uteri are slightly tilted forward, over the bladder. Some are in mid position, and some are tilted back. Tilted back is referred to as retroverted. It may make finding your cervix slightly more uncomfortable during a pap exam but otherwise is not a true abnormality. ...Read more
Colpotomy tubal: An essure procedure is a trans-vaginal procedure that blocks the tubes via hysteroscopy (slim camera through the cervix). However, we also can access the tubes with an incision through the vagina (colpotomy) & the tubes are then clipped, tied, or excised, just like in a laparoscopic procedure. Not too many docs do this one since essure is easier & doesn't need gen anesthesia. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiac reserve: Let's make an analogy to 'army reserve'. These army men are just standby without active duty. But when there is a war, these people will be involved. Similarly, you don't use cardiopulmonary reserve during normal activities. During stress or illness, you want your lungs to take as much air/oxygen as possible and increase heart rate to maintain adequate blood flow (cardiac output) to tissues. ...Read more
No Hormones: The average woman goes through menopause at age 51 meaning there are no more eggs to make hormones. Some women enter menopause earlier, but when it occurs before age 40 it is very abnormal and called premature ovarian failure. It requires a special workup and important treatment for health reasons. A reproductive endocrinologist can help. It affects your bones, your fertility, heart, etc. ...Read more
Depends on location: Fractures of the cervical spine are the result of severe trauma to the neck and treatment varies with the location of the fracture in the vertebra; the presence or absence of injury to other structures especially the spinal cord. These need a complete evaluation including cat scans; dynamic films etc before any treatment can be decided. ...Read more
Borderline: There is slight controversy about normal levels. Most doctors consider a level between 0.5 and 5.0 to be normal. Others prefer it to be below 2.5. Your level could be considered early sign of thyroid deficiency. Please discuss it with your doctor and look at the results of free t4. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm. ...Read more
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