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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

Make easy to stick: If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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I had a neck MRI that came back normal, but what does it mean that there is a hemangioma in C6? What is it? Does it need to be treated?

I had a neck MRI that came back normal, but what does it mean that there is a hemangioma in C6? What is it? Does it need to be treated?

Get a consultation: Spinal hemangiomas are BENIGN tumors that are relatively common. Most cause no symptoms and need no treatment. Some can be in a location that cause compression on blood vessels or nerves. Hopefully the doctor ordering the MRI can give you guidance. If not I recommend you seek out a good spinal surgeon for consultation. Usually they are neurosurgeons or ortho's that specialist in back surgery. ...Read more

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I have to get a colonoscopy. What does that involve?

I have to get a colonoscopy. What does that involve?

Bowel Prep: The bowel prep is usually the most uncomfortable part of the procedure. You will drink a fluid (a lot of it) that will try to clear out your intestines. The day of the procedure you will be put to sleep with sedatives or propofol. You will basically sleep through the whole procedure. ...Read more

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I have a suspected duplex collecting system. What does this mean and how is it treated?

I have a suspected duplex collecting system. What does this mean and how is it treated?

I think you : Have double ureter in one of your kidneys, instead of the usual, which is one. It does not require any special treatment as long as your kidney is working fine. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

Not sure: I think you are asking about polyps located in the transverse colon. This is the part of the colon that comes across the top or mid-point of the abdomen, from right to left. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a third eyelid?

Some animals: Have this membrane that closes before the lids. Humans do not have these. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

Skin infection.: Cellulitis refers to a superficial skin infection, usually bacterial in origin. A brief course of oral antibiotics is generally sufficient treatment. In severe cases, a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization may be necessary. ...Read more

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After i done to remove may anal fistula, my acne also reduced and looks fresh. What does that mean? Is there relation with my blood?

After i done to remove may anal fistula, my acne also reduced and looks fresh. What does that mean? Is there relation with my blood?

Manage your acne: I am really sorry that you felt you had to live with acne for at least several years. It eventually remits in its own, as it may be doing now, but it is also very treatable scientifically. Mention this to your physicians. ...Read more

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I was told by a doctor that I have what is called a insufficency fracture of my tailbone. How can this be repaired? And how long does it take to heal?

I was told by a doctor that I have what is called a insufficency fracture of my tailbone. How can this be repaired? And how long does it take to heal?

Insufficiency: Generally no treatment other than rest and avoiding aggravating activities is needed. Avoid sitting on hard surfaces. Sit on pillow or donut instead. Time to heal is variable but most fractures mend in 6-10 weeks. Make sure someone advises you on osteoporosis treatments (ecercise, calcium, vitd, estrogen replacement, etc. ). ...Read more

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Had a cythscope done and it showed hemorrhaging in my bladder and scar tissue never said what from nor did not do a biopsy what could it be from?

Had a cythscope done and it showed hemorrhaging in my bladder and scar tissue never said what from nor did not do a biopsy what could it be from?

Urologist: Why did you have a cystoscopy? Did you pass blood in your urine? You may have hemorrhagic cystitis. The urologist is the one to advise and follow you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a 1.0x1.6x1.6cm hypoechoic structure that my represent a hemangioma?

What does it mean to have a 1.0x1.6x1.6cm hypoechoic structure that my represent a hemangioma?

?liver: If this was an ultrasound of the liver, it is not an uncommon finding and would be benign. However it is important to know whether the radiologist is recommending a repeat study in the near future to assure stability and rule out more serious pathology. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

Cannot say: Am abnormal pap smear can mean anything from a reactive change to cancer. Without a diagnosis or more information it is impossible to say what 'abnormal' means in this case. See your provider for more information of what your result means for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a bladder inside a bladder? Is there a treatment?

What does it mean to have a bladder inside a bladder? Is there a treatment?

Possibly.: I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but there are conditions where outpouchings of bladder tissue can appear as a fluid-filled cavity within the bladder. Ureteroceles are swellings of the bladder lining around the ureter, & can lead to urinary infections or bladder blockage. These can be incised or removed. Bladder diverticuli bulge out from the bladder, and may appear to be a "second" bladder. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a touch of aspergers?

What exactly does it mean to have a touch of aspergers?

Autism Spectrum D/O: You are being described by this comment, hopefully from a mental health professional, as having elements of what used to be called a pervasive developmental disorder or asperger's syndrome. This would imply interpersonal deficits accompanied by narrow obsessional interests. In the new dsm-v this is as an autism spectrum disorder. You might benefit from talking to a psychologist. ...Read more

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I am facing a pimple issue, which does not have a head and it does not hurt. Can you please tell me what exactly is that called and how it can be remo?

I am facing a pimple issue, which does not have a head and it does not hurt. Can you please tell me what exactly is that called and how it can be remo?

It depends: Many benign tumors can be labelled a pimple. Some of these are blocked glands(sweat glands/sebacious glands etc). What to do about it? depends on if it is painful/tender or painless and if it is changing in color or size.Redness implies inflammation, this would subside in 1-2 weeks, nothing else needs to be done. Anything that is persistent, bothers you or growing can be removed by your doctor. ...Read more