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What Is The Difference Between A Pelvic Exenteration And A Pelvic Exoneration
Pelvic exenteration: There is no such thing as a pelvic "exoneration" although some people mispronounce "exenteration" to make it sound similar. A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read more
Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more
What is the difference between a pelvic MRI with or without contrast? I am having one done without and with contrast, how do you get rid of the dye?
With & without dye: In these studies, "contrast" = dye so that blood vessels and other structures may be more clearly seen. With contrast & without contrast each have their applications -- putting both together will give your doctors the kind of information they need to help you. Your body will naturally excrete the contrast material ("dye") fairly quickly, on its own. ...Read more
More info needed: Papanicolaou test is usually called a pap test or pap smear. The test is named for the physician to developed the stain used to see the cells from the cervix. We use the pap smear to screen for cervical cancer because we can see abnormal cells that may become cancer in the future, thus allowing treatment to prevent cancer. "pelvic test" is not a common term, so I am not sure what you refer to. Best. ...Read more
What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?
It depends: Among other applications, biofeedback can help with pelvic floor issues in chronic constipation: http://tinyurl. Com/mwh4p4w best placement of sensors depends on the specific problems being addressed. In some cases, they are placed internally. Http://www. Bcia. Org/i4a/pages/index. Cfm? Pageid=3526 consult with your doctor and the trained physical therapist to find out for your own case. ...Read more
Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more
What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?
Different focus: Pelvis looks at your pelvic bones and your hips are included but dedicated hip x-rays focus in with better detail on the hips themselves and you typical get more than one projection as well. ...Read more
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urinary bladder); and the other is transvaginal ultrasound where the transducer is placed inside the vagina to assess pelvic organs. Transvaginal ultrasound means just that; whereas, pelvic ultrasound includes both transabdominal and transvaginal US. ...Read more
What is the difference between your hip and your pelvis bone? I had a recent anterior cervical fusion with an autogragh. I wanted to know where the donor bone came from. .. Hip or pelvis/ or/ is there really no difference?
Most: Most likely they used your iliac crest. The part of the pelvis that your belt rests on. Here is a link to an image. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: You can develop cramping at the beginning of a normal menstrual cycle; most women know what this feels like. Pelvic pain may be a sign of something more severe: possibly an infection, or even something dangerous like an ectopic pregnancy. If you are having severe pelvic pain, you should see your doctor, particularly if you are having fever or bleeding with the pain. Don't wait! ...Read more
One is infection: An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection in the ovary. It is usually due to ovulation, or less commonly a tumor. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is an infection of the pelvic structures (cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries). An ovarian cyst will usually resolve spontaneously. Pid requires antibiotic treatment. It can cause abscesses, which will appear on ultrasound, and can be serious. ...Read more
I've been having low back/right pelvic pain (2 in. Above mons pubis/possibly where ovary is?) for a month now. I was told it could be a hip ligament issue, but I'm worried about it being an ovarian issue. How can I tell the difference between the two?
Examinations: 22yo female w. "low back/right pelvic pain" seeks differentiation as to pelvic ligament vs. Ovary pain generation. Pelvic examination, by Gynecologist, w. ovary palpation arousal of ipsilateral pain suggests ovary. Low back exam arousing ipsilateral positive Fortin, Gillette & Forward Flexion Test Signs, elicited by an Osteopath, are pathognomonic for pelvic ligament disorder/pain generation. ...Read more
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis generally involves peripheral joints
if it involves the spine or pelvis. It should be distinguished from Enthesitis-related arthritis or Ankylosing spondylitis
your child should have HLAB27 done and be closely monitored and treated by a good rheumatologist ...Read more
What's the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis, are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same???
Not necessarily: An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more
Pap vs Pelvic Exam:
For a pap, the doctor places a speculum in the vagina and uses a small soft brush to sample some cervical cells. The cells are sent to a lab to check for cervical cancer.
A pelvic exam includes a bimanual exam where the provider places a finger in the vagina and uses her other hand on the abdomen. By doing this, the doc/np is able to tell the size of uterus and ovaries. ...Read more
Is there a difference in pelvic abscess and a stricture of the bowel after ileostomy reversal surgery?
Yes: Following reversal the bowel is reconnected and dropped back inside. If the new connection leaks or bacteria gets in, an abscess can form causing pain /fever (treated with antibiotics, drainage or more surgery). This and other problems like mild infections, scarring, kinking, recurrent disease, etc, can cause strictures (narrowing). If severe, that causes partial blockage, bloating, pain. ...Read more
Deep vaginal pain with sex. Is it vaginal atrophy or pelvic floor hypertonus? Is there a difference?
Many causes: Vaginal atrophy is a come cause of intercourse pain after menopause. Osphena is a medication that can be very helpful. Pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and other uterine/ ovarian / Colon/ bladder issues can also contribute. The next step is a pelvic exam by an Obgyn to help guide the evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more
PID: Pid is infection of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Most cases are a result of chlamydial or gonorrheal infections, however bacterial invasion can also occur from childbirth, miscarriage, or the insertion of an iud (among other causes). Symptoms may include fever, vaginal discharge, or lower abdominal pain. If you feel you have pid, see a doctor (or go to the er) immediately! ...Read more
I had a d and c done 5 days ago and im still having some bleeding and im having pretty bad pains in my pelvic area. Is this normal or ok?
Not normal: Normal to have some spotting or light bleeding for up to a week after, not normal to be having bad pains, please call the doc who did your d&c. ...Read more
I'm frightened of getting a pelvic prolapse. I recently just had a D&C and this has made me more frightened. How rare is a pelvic prolapse?
Simple...: For all practical purpose.....you are free from it.......unless you are a " Sumo Wrestler " ...Read more
I had a b.m and now I have a horrible stabbing pain very low in pelvic region. This has happened before but does not happen often. Any thoughts?
Pelvic/rectal exam: Get checked for any unexplained abdominal/pelvic pain. ...Read more
If I were preg, i'd be 9 weeks. Took a test a few days after my last prd 7/2 got a -. I've been having pelvic area "pull", freq urina, missed pd.?
You are not pregnant: You took a pregnancy test after a normal period? Did you want to waste your money? The very definition of not being pregnant is having a normal menstrual period. Your symptoms could be a number of things and if you do not know what these are it may be wise to get you to the gynecologist's office. ...Read more
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