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What Is The Recovery Process Like After Having A Benign Lung Nodule Removed
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Depends: If you have thymoma removed by "traditional" technique, median sternotomy (split breast bone), recovery can be several months. Modern techniques will allow you to go home day after surgery and recovery within few weeks or less. I encourage patients to seek out a well trained, modern, minimally invasive thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the type of tumor, it's exact location in the chest, the surgical margins, and many other factors. Discuss this with the surgeon who did the procedure. ...Read more
I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?
A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Cancer: After an operation of the stomach area to remove a so-called malignant tumor, could MD actually find out later it is benign. How determined?
Yes it is possible: It requires a carefully microscopic examination by a pathologist to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant. Surgeons can not tell when the remove a growth...it is only later on that a pathologist does many special tests in the laboratory before the final diagnosis is made. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery time depends on the technical difficulty of the surgery, any complications, and your personal reserve and rate of healing. Your doctor will able to provide more specific information. ...Read more
Im going to have an orreous structure approx. 1.4X1.1 mm removed behind my knee. What is the estimated time of recovery from such surgery?
I assume you mean: "osseous structure. " That's a very small piece of bone. However, the estimated time of recovery includes the degree to which it may have invaded adjacent bone or other structures, how deep it is and how difficult it is to remove. Certainly you can ask your orthopedic surgeon beforehand, but s/he may not be able to give you a good estimate until AFTER the surgery. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
What happens in a ultrasound guided lymph node fnab?Does it mean a high likelihood of the actual biopsy?Any bandages or scars after? What about rugby?
Needle aspiration: Fnab usually involves aspirating some cells through a thin needle. You may need a bandage, but as there is no incision, you should not have a scar. It is not the fnab that may interfere with rugby but the reason why you are having the procedure. Need for biopsy or other procedure would be determined based on the results of fnab. ...Read more
What is the process of having a cancerous mole checked / removed? Do doctors usually just remove it?
Yes: If you have a lot of moles it's a good idea to have a full body skin exam performed once a year or so. If you have a family history of skin cancer or personal history of skin cancer then you should be seen twice a year. If a mole looks suspicious then the doctor will usually remove it and send it to a pathologist for diagnosis. When in doubt, take it out. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with an ovarian tumour. Its 13x7cm big. What is the operation procedure like? Is there a possible fatality element?
Depends : Usually in someone your age an enlarged ovary is a large cyst or sometimes a dermoid tumor. These is not dangerous. But still they involve a surgery. There are various techniques to remove it. Always there is a small risk of something more serious like cancer. This makes getting the surgery more important. The risk of mortality with this kind of surgery usually is very low. Talk to your gyn. ...Read more
Child is having MRI to evaluate 1cm complex kidney cyst. Soonest appt is a month from now. What is the risk of waiting this long? Could it grow?
Minimal: If the child is asymptomatic and this was an incidental finding then it is unlikely going to progress fast. It also depends on age of child and any other risk factors. If it were my child I would not be concerned about waiting a month if he was otherwise healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?
Depends on disease: Pericardial window , done for varieties of causes from ca , for trauma , heart & liver problems etc , to prevent life threatening taponade of heart.So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur , scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis ) heart can herniate are all rare complications. ...Read more
I had a biopsy half the prostate is benign cyst the other half is cancer gleason 9 can I have a pvp to open the urethra up ?
Prostate cancer: You could have a pvp or TURP but what treatment are you considering to definitively treat your cancer. High grade aggressive cancer needs aggressive treatment if it is confined to the prostate. Radiation or radical prostatectomy is indicated if your staging workup is negative(ct/bone scan) if this has already spread, hormonal therapy should be started soon good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had an anterior total hip replcment 8 mos. Ago but there is a large lump next to the incision. It looks like fatty tissue and is affecting mobility?
Re see surgeon: Would re see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that i will get another tumor and what are the signs?
May have no symptoms: If it was caught early and removed completely, you have a good chance of it never coming back. Nets can cause symptoms, or they can be silent, non-functional tumors. So the best way to improve your odds is to get a ct or MRI every 6 months to check for recurrence - which occurs most commonly in the liver. If it does come back, repeat surgery may be possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is follicular hyperplasia a normal finding when microscopically examining tissue post tonsillectomy?
I have pain on the right of my throat which has endured post-surgery and am wondering about the significance of those findings? Details please.
Follicular hypertrop: Yes, normal finding. Adults can have prolonged pain at surgical sites because more raw tissue exposed, Takes time to epithelize. Pain should subside significantly after 10 days. No smoking, alcohol, spicy/acidic foods, crunchy foods, no mouthwashes. Can use anesthetic lozenges. Few tablets of prednisone helpful if have severe pain. Avoid NSAIDS because of potential bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a hypoechoic, solid, internally vascular thyroid nodule with calcification, of being cancerous? biopsy is scheduled next week
Thyroid: The, presence of calcification and your age makes it very unlikely it is cancerous ...Read more
Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?
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