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What is the best not invasive way to look at a problem in my large intestine?

What is the best not invasive way to look at a problem in my large intestine?

3 -D CT: A three dimensional ct scan can provide a non-invasive view of the colon. However, even this modality does require bowel preparation. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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If one is diagnosed with a small invasive cancer of the breast, what is the best thing to do?

If one is diagnosed with a small invasive cancer of the breast, what is the best thing to do?

Find a good surgeon: Early breast cancer is managed by surgeons with help from radiotherapists and medical oncologists in most cases. But the first decision should be about breast surgery options - lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy with or without reconstruction (any of these options may be followed with chemotherapy later. Find an experienced breast surgeon that you are comfortable with. ...Read more

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I have an adenomatous polyp on the valve between the large and small intestines in a fold. Biopsy showed not cancer. What is the best way to remove it?

I have an adenomatous polyp on the valve between the large and small intestines in a fold. Biopsy showed not cancer. What is the best way to remove it?

Excesion: Excision and complete removal of the adenomatous tissue is considered the treatment of choice. There are several techniques for polyp removal; biopsy forceps, snare excision, fulguration and piecemeal excision of large polyps. The procedure depends of the location, surgery, laparotomy, Laparoscopy, sigmoidoscopy. The use of NSAD has been shown to significantly reduce the size and number . ...Read more

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What is the best way to improve or have a solid urine flow?

What is the best way to improve or have a solid urine flow?

Here are some ...: As men age, most of them will have poor relaxation and opening of prostate urethra due to aging effects coupling with prostate enlargement; these can restrict urine flow like narrowing the nozzle of a garden hose. If one adds a section of hose right outside the nozzle, I guarantee you to see slow poor urine flow as what you experience. How to improve? Timely use drugs to relax and / or shrink ... ...Read more

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What is the quickest in most affective way to fix a lazy eye if you are born with it and are trying to fix it at the age of 15?

What is the quickest in most affective way to fix a lazy eye if you are born with it and are trying to fix it at the age of 15?

See a pediatric...: If by lazy eye you mean that the eyes are not aligned then this is a very common problem that can and should be fixed by an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist. In most cases surgery will be required. Ask for a referral from your pediatrician. The results are usually quite good depending on the cause. If you mean an eye with poor vision, this is a different problem & harder at address at 15. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do a project for psych what is the easiest way to kill your self around the household that is painless?

Not a good idea!: There are so many projects that are more worthy than this. How about doing a project for psych about good ways to feel more alive that are painless? ...Read more

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Whats the best way to operate a gist located in the stomach, i think its close to the cardia, doctors are. Doing a partial gastroctomy, how can I eat?

Whats the best way to operate a gist located in the stomach, i think its close to the cardia, doctors are. Doing a partial gastroctomy, how can I eat?

Must come out: Sorry you have a gist. Standard is to resect that portion of the stomach. Open or laparoscopic surgery is fine. You should still be able to eat without a problem. Good luck, and i'm sure everything will work out. You should be able to return to all normal activities after the recovery period. ...Read more

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Can a gastroenterologist really be sure that a 1.6 CM diameter mass is cancer at the time of an EUS? Is it best to wait for biopsy report results?

Can a gastroenterologist really be sure that a 1.6 CM diameter mass is cancer at the time of an EUS? Is it best to wait for biopsy report results?

Yes, it is a must: Nothing further will be done till the biopsy results clearly confim the diagnosis of cancer. Nobody will dare to give you chemotherapy without a biopsy confirmed diagnosis of Cancer. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a large abscess in my stomach?

What's the best way to treat a large abscess in my stomach?

I&D+antibiotics: I assume you mean your abdominal wall. Incision and drainage of the abscess combined with appropriate antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity results on the pus. ...Read more

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What is a good way to remove fat in the neck area?

What is a good way to remove fat in the neck area?

Not sure if possible: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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What should the inner part of the anus look like, color wise? Would it be possible to identify uc or Crohn's through a small inspection at home?

What should the inner part of the anus look like, color wise? Would it be possible to identify uc or Crohn's through a small inspection at home?

Probably not: To examine for uc takes a colonoscopy and for crohn's that would also be a good start. If you think there is something wrong with your anus, it could be something else not related to ibd. See a colon-rectal surgeon for the best shot at a good result. ...Read more

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What is the least painful way to do a breast biopsy on a big woman?

What is the least painful way to do a breast biopsy on a big woman?

Ultrasound: For most patients an ultrasound guided co biopsy in the office under local is the least uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

Sunscreen: I would suggest regarding sunscreen that is not bad for your health. Go to www.ew.com and look at their health sunscreens. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Depends on type: If you had a vaginal mesh procedure, then you should seek treatment either with the implanting surgeon, a urogynecologist, or a urologist trained in female pelvic surgery. If you had a hernia repair, then you should seek treatment with the implanting surgeon or another general surgeon. ...Read more

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Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Good question: "probe" is not a term I have heard in response to "hole in the lungs". Critical for you to discuss with your physician what exactly is diagnosis or suspected diagnosis, what they recommend. Before any procedure you should have a reasonable understanding of what is to be done, why, what is expected to be accomplished by procedure and what are risks/benefits/alternatives. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more

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How common is it to herniate the c3/c4 disc and the c7-t1. Are either particularly a dangerous place to herniate and why ?

Ortho question: c3-4 is not as common as c8-t1 for herniation, both are dangerous due to the function lost by severe herniation, for example, a c3-4 herniation could leave a person without diaphragm function and ventilator dependent ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell how deep basel cell is on the nose? Looking for a doctor that can perform an ultrasound or similar to see how deep my BCC is on

Is there a way to tell how deep basel cell is on the nose? Looking for a doctor that can perform an ultrasound or similar to see how deep my BCC is on

Lesion superficial: Basal cell Ca are tumors of the basal layer of the dermis. They produce a superficial ulcer that heals with scab and then falls off to form new ulcer. Cant be determined by ultrasound. If small bx confirms basal cell Ca an approach on the nose initially is with the use of Efudex, (fluorouracil) a 5 FU cream. When applied, will in most cases form an erythematous area secondary to suppressor cell elimination. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more