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What is the normal treatment for a hydrocele?

What is the normal treatment for a hydrocele?

Surgery or nothing: Hydroceles in babies usually resolve spontaneously by age-1-year unless large & tense. Can be corrected by simple surgery, if fluctuate in size in boys, like pediatric hernia surgery. Adults should should have scrotal sonogram if testicle is larger than on other side, or can not be palpated. Surgical hydrocelectomy is treatment of choice if hydrocele is large or symptomatic, or observed if small. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

A collection of fluid around the testicles, within the scrotum. These fluid collections are contained in a layer of tissue around the testicles, and it is usually ...Read more


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What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

Shunting.: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts can be placed to drain the fluid build-up inside the head and relieve the pressure on the sensitive brain tissue. They are the standard of care for significant internal hydrocephalus. Seek neurosurgical care for additional details. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hernia?

Surgical repair.: Assuming you are talking about external hernia, it is an anatomic mechanical defect, a hole. All other treatments, including hernia truss and external supporters, are temporary fixes at best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a sebaceous cyst?

What is the treatment for a  sebaceous cyst?

Remove: It can be observed or surgically removed with a minor office local anesthetic procedure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cholesteatoma?

What is the treatment for a  cholesteatoma?

Surgery: I would see a local ENT in galveston or houston. There are ENT doctors who just specialize in just complex ear surgery called otologist or neuro-otologists. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthma, and understanding lung capabilites prior to surgery. This would be common in smokers, elderly, or in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. Pfts are easy and done in a lab or pulmonary specialist's facility. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst?

What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst?

Often surgery: Cysts with few symptoms may be treated conservatively, with shaving the area free of hair, and perhaps oral antibiotics for minor swelling. However, more symptomatic cysts usually require resection. Newer approaches favor smaller incisions, often off the midline, with closure of the wound for more rapid healing. Flap closure is usually reserved for complex or recurrent disease in the U.S. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cryptorchidism?

What is the treatment for cryptorchidism?

Orchidopexy surgery: Cryptochidism signifies a hidden or non-palpable testis, although many erroneously use the term for any undescended testis. Ultrasound should first be performed if testis is non-palpable. Then laparoscopy if us is negative. Orchidopexy surgery, either laparoscopically, or by open trans-abdominal or inguinal surgery. ...Read more

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What is the normal course of treatment for a 6cm ovarian cyst?

What is the normal course of treatment for a 6cm ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cyst: If it is a simple cyst, the ultrasound will be repeated in 2-3 months. If it is a complex (extra walls, growths, solid areas) cyst or a solid cyst, then there is a different plan. Tumor markers need to be drawn to see if a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist should remove the cyst. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

Depends: A baker cyst is a cyst on the posterior knee area. If symptomatic it can be aspirated and/or surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

What is the treatment for urolithiasis?

Removal & prevention: Pain management if necessary. Elimination of stones, by natural means if small enough to pass on their own + copious fluid intake or by IV & ? Flomax (tamsulosin) to help ureter dilate & facilitate passage. May require ureteral stenting in presence of significant obstruction.Cystoscopic or ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or basket extraction. Shockwave lithotripsy. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Then prevention. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bruised cervix?

What is the best treatment for a bruised cervix?

Bruised cervix: Pelvic rest is the best treatment in the absence of bleeding. See you doctor if you have not done so yet ...Read more

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What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

Surgery: Surgery will be either shortly after birth or later depending on the degree of pulmonary hypertension. This elevated pressure usually subsides to normal level after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a neuroblastoma?

What is the treatment for a  neuroblastoma?

Variable: Treatment consists of surgery to diagnose and treat it and usually chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for enterocele?

What is the treatment for enterocele?

Surgery.: An enterocele is a protrusion of the small intestines and peritoneum into the vaginal canal. This can be surgically treated by transvaginal approach or by laparoscopy. It usually occurs in women who have had a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for enlarged ovary?

What is the treatment for enlarged ovary?

Depends: It really completely depends on the reason for the enlarged ovary. The exact wording of the ultrasound report would be most helpful in giving an opinion about best follow-up and treatment options. ...Read more