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What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

Watery discharge: Cryotherapy is an easy way to remove benign or low-grade lesions off the cervix. The cold acts as an analgesic, pressure is often felt during, & a watery discharge is very common while the freeze melts & the cervix heals. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to expect during first chemo round?

Please tell me what to expect during first chemo round?

Wow: No way we can answer this. Infusion protocols vary depending on the chemo. Side effects also depend on the type of chemo and how sick the patient is to begin with. Your oncologist will be able to answer this better. Do remember, attitude is important. If you go to therapy convinced you will be sick, you WILL be sick. Hope you do very well. ...Read more

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Rising of ca19-9 after chemotherapy, what to do?

Rising of ca19-9 after chemotherapy, what to do?

Change therapy: Ca 19.9 is not a diagnostic marker. It should only be used for monitoring purposes after a diagnosis of colon or pancreatic cancer is made. A decrease in this marker signifies a response to treatment and an elevation in this marker after treatment was started signifies failure to respond. Discuss with oncologist what is the next approach to be employed. ...Read more

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What should I expect from radiation and chemotherapy?

What should I expect from radiation and chemotherapy?

It depends: There are many, many chemotherapy drugs and combinations. Radiation may be administered to different parts of the body. It depends on the chemotherapy drugs and the site radiation will be administered to that will determine the types of effects that may be encountered. ...Read more

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What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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What to expect for first time having sex ! what to do?

What to expect for first time having sex ! what to do?

Hope it's enjoyable: Sex should be a pleasant experience, although first time can be painful &/or uncomfortable. It usually gets better with time & practice.Hope you are using protection, unless you want to risk pregnancy or are willing to risk an std. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can sperm after chemo do to me?

What can sperm after chemo do to me?

The same thing: That sperm can do before chemo -- it can cause a pregnancy, although chemo may reduce your chances of fertilization depending upon the type of timing of administration. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a mastectomy?

What can I expect after a mastectomy?

Moderate pain: For 2-3 days, transverse scar about 7 inches long, loss of breast mound, plastic drain tubes for about five days less painful to remove than one may expect, grieving process ranging from minimal to severe, significant amelioration with reconstruction. ...Read more

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What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

What can you expect after thyroid surgery?

Thyroid surgery: Their are many potential complications from thyroid surgery, these issues are best discussed with the physician who is planning to perform the operation. ...Read more

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What can I expect after starting dialysis?

What can I expect after starting dialysis?

Gradual improvement: It usually takes several weeks to months before patients usually start to feel noticeably better. However, certain symptoms and signs (edema, high blood pressure) may improve much sooner. ...Read more

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What can I expect after ercp?

What can I expect after ercp?

Quick Recovery: Most patients experience only a small amount of pain and bloating in the immediate recovery period. The procedure is generally tolerated very well. Some people with have a sore throat, nausea or vomiting and a very small number will develop pancreatitis as a result of the procedure, but this complication is relatively unlikely. ...Read more

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I am going to therapy for the first time, what to expect?

I am going to therapy for the first time, what to expect?

Excellent move: A good therapist is a competent friend who will put you at ease as you look at things about your life and thinking that are uncomfortable. You'll get the courage and insight to learn new behaviors and attitudes. Avoid therapists who urge you to place blame or be angry; embrace those who will help you understand your past while you move to a brighter future. Work hard, be brave! ...Read more

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I am about to undergo radiation therapy after a prostatectomy. What side effects, if any, can I expect?

I am about to undergo radiation therapy after a prostatectomy. What side effects, if any, can I expect?

Bladder and bowel : We use radiation therapy following prostatectomy for several reasons. But the side effects are the same. Irritation of the lower urinary tract with frequency and urgency are common as well as some potential discomfort with urination. Also there may be some change in bowel movements that can usually be controlled with diet. Fatigue is common but can be combatted with some regular exercise. ...Read more

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Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Varies: It varies somewhat, based in part on the specifics of the graft and also surgeons preference. Most can resume rehn early with goal of returning to sports by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What may i expect to feel directly after parathyroidectomy?

What may i expect to feel directly after parathyroidectomy?

Parathyroidectomy: I am assuming this is for primary hyperparathyroidism. If you are having symptoms that could be caused by this condition like fatigue or body pains these could improve within days of having surgery. If your doctor thinks your not having symptoms you may not feel any different. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to expect after bone grafting?

What to expect after bone grafting?

It deoends?: What kind of bone graft, if the bone was taken from the bank (bone bank) it like any other surgery, if the bone was taken from you it is painful. ...Read more

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