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What Type Of Surgery Do You Need To Treat Gangrene
Very complex: This is a very complex problem that takes into consideration a great number of variables prior to making a decision to amputate. Generally the only absolute indication to amputate an extremity is that it is no longer viable and poses a risk to the patients life. This occurs in the case of an grossly infected gangrenous leg that is causing life to be in jeopardy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Choices: We have many choices 1 diet, exercise and weight loss 2 oral antidaibetic drugs there are many to chose from different classes from metformin to onglyzza. 3byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydorian 4 insulin varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. ...Read more
See Urologist: For good medical advice, you will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified urologists. Treatment options can only be provided after a good history, physical examination, and possibly radiographic evaluation have been carried out. Best wishes. ...Read more
I need to know what type of doctor to seek out to treat Dercums, as well as what types of treatment are typical. Thank you?
Dermatologist: This is so rare, I would think if you have this diagnosis you would have already seen the doctor probably best equipped to help you, a dermatologist. This is a RARE genetic disease causing multiple, painful, benign fatty tumors called lipomas, largely occurring in women. Treatment includes weight loss, if needed, excision (removal) of painful, larger lumps and pain medication. ...Read more
Simple treatment: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles.Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly.Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?
Many: 1st primary care, then GI. Confoirm diagnosis with a nuclear medicine gastric emtpying study. If diet and optimization of existing meds don't work, a trial of meds such as reglan, (metoclopramide) cisapride, and/or domperidone is in order. Next step would be gastric stimulator implantation, and finally removal of the stomach as a last resort. Stimulator info on Medtronic website. Interent forums on gastroparesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retina surgery: Typically, an ophthalmologist will prescribe various eye drops to help the eye heal after retinal surgery. These include antibiotic and anti-inflammatory (both steroids and non-steroidal) drops. Sometimes, you will also be prescribed antibiotic or steroid pills if necessary. ...Read more
Becoming a Physician: I often think that one needs two things to get through medical school: an ability to take tests and persistence. This career is very rewarding, but it comes with significant sacrifices; it is not an easy path. But, it is definitely one worth examining. ...Read more
Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i want to know that how to get rid of double chin without involving into any kind of surgery?
Can a nasopharyngeal cyst cause migrains? How do you treat/remove them? What type of doctor would you recommend to treat him?
Not migraines: Nasopharyngeal cysts don't cause migraines but there are case reports where they can cause significant headaches. They are best seen on mri. An ENT can usually see them with a scope and if they are superficial can drain them in the office. Deeper ones are removed similar to how an adenoid is removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
82 yoM, Pradaxa(Afib) til 7/8, when pain, small gangrene 5th toe. Now much worse.CABG, dementia, uses walker. Arteriogram/surg possible before 7/15?
Unclear question.: certainly consulting current treating physicians about surgery on the toe makes sense. The things that increase risk of heart disease and need for CABG all increase likelihood of dementia. Major surgeries like a CABG can cause, worsen and/or make cognitive impairment and dementia more apparent. Palliative care and symptom management may be a preferred approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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