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What Does It Mean When Epidural Abscess
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more
Three main causes: As a man ages, the prostate can enlarge (bph). This can impede the fluid from coming out forcefully or in some cases, not at all. Ironically, treatments for BPH can also lead to failure of emission of semen. Some men, particularly those with diabetes, have a backward flow of semen into the bladder from nerve damage. More rarely, surgeries in the male abdomen/pelvis can result in no semen. ...Read more
Yeast? Allergy?: It would be unusual for the vaginal area, labia, etc to swell up without also being itchy, painful, or irritated. Possibilities that come to mind include yeast infection, genital herpes, chemical irritation (e.g. from spermicide?), allergic reaction, e.g. to a drug, perfume, or laundry detergent. All these usually would hurt or be irritated, but sometimes not. Get care if it doesn't clear up soon. ...Read more
At your age: Its may be a hemmorroids, or tear in the skin called a fissure. As you age it could point to colon cancer and if you have a strong family hx it's not impossible at your age though very rare. Try to reduce constipation by using MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and go in if it's heavy, i may be missing something. Gd luck. ...Read more
May be...: It means differently as to the number and amount of voiding. Going to bathroom often doesn't necessarily mean voiding too much. And it's okay to go often as long as being able to empty bladder with free-flowing stream with good volume from each voiding and with normal urinalysis. More detailing? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more
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