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Doctor insights on: When Is It Nessecary To Have Surgery On A Intestinal To Skin Fistula

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca

What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca

There : There are a few different techniques to thicken the gum. If the gum is transplanted from your palate, the roof of your mouth will be painful for a few days. Patients often compare the pain to a pizza burn. Your periodontist should send you home with written instructions that you should review together before you leave the office. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tear in the lining between vagina and rectum? If so, how would this be fixed?

Yes it is: Please see your gyn, sometimes medicine can heal it sometimes you need surgery depending on how big it is what is causing it and where it is exactly located. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a womens uteris to die, shrivel up and fall out of her vagina on it's own? Can this happen at home or is this something that would have to be surgically removed?

Is it possible for a womens uteris to die, shrivel up and fall out of her vagina on it's own? Can this happen at home or is this something that would have to be surgically removed?

Women : Women can develop uterine prolapse in which the uterus falls into the vagina. This can sometimes be taken care of with a pessary; a device placed in the vagina to support the uterus. Procidentia is the extreme of this condition where a large part or the entirety of the cervix and uterus protrude outside the vagina. In these cases surgery is usually required. This can be a dangerous condition as other organs can be damaged and infections or other problems can develop and the patient should see a gynecologist promptly. ...Read more

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What is done when a patient is on naltrexone and say they break a bone or have to have an emergency surgery. What is done to stop the pain?

Please tread the: Article www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1336752 ... How to manage acute pain in a patient taking naltrexone. ... Opioid addicts are known to have reduced thresholds to pain, and we do not know if or when thresholds ...:best wishes and happy new year. ...Read more

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Is is possible to stretch out a small bladder so that I don't have to go to the bathroom as often?

Is is possible to stretch out a small bladder so that I don't have to go to the bathroom as often?

Frequency of urinati: Often referred to as a small bladder, it is a common symptom of many different problems. Training is of limited value. Medications usually help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a flat stomach with a scar going right through where the bellybutton is supposed to be? If so how?

Is it possible to get a flat stomach with a scar going right through where the bellybutton is supposed to be? If so how?

Flat stomach & Scar: Klaudia Not quire sure what you mean. Did you have surgery and injury or a procedure to cause a scar? You state "where the belly button is supposed to be", is it missing? Is there a depression or defect in the belly muscle down the middle? Not uncommon and known as diastasis recti. Hope this helps ...Read more

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i have to do an ovariectomy,my cervix stuck to my bladder ,is it a danger to remove the cervix as well,can it be removed or just let it as it is?

 i have to do an ovariectomy,my cervix stuck to  my bladder ,is it a danger  to remove the  cervix as well,can it   be removed or just let it as it is?

Risk: is injury to bladder. If you need to remove your ovary, your surgeon should go over , in detail, all of the risks as well as whether you need to or should have your cervix removed. ...Read more

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When someon is getting a skin graft, does it have to be their skin?

When someon is getting a skin graft, does it have to be their skin?

Yes: If you use skin from somebody else, the body will gradually reject it (unless it's from your identical twin). That being said, temporary coverage with skin from a skin bank is frequently used - it's just not a permanent answer. ...Read more

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Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?

Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?

Direct pressure: Hold direct pressure over the leak try to control without clotting the entire fistula or graft, so that it may be salvaged. Tourniquet may stop the bleeding if high enough pressure but may clot the fistula and require more extensive repair. Call 911 and get help and transport. ...Read more

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If a deep scar is left already for a year or so, is it possible that in the distant future it will heal completely? Under which conditions?

If a deep scar is left already for a year or so, is it possible that in the distant future it will heal completely? Under which conditions?

DEEP SCAR: After a year of healin a deep scar can only de addressed surgically. You need to consult a top plastic surgeon for a consult on scar revision . ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged and has a cyst on it. Will a GI Dr. Be able to remove it if necessary? If not what type of Dr.?

My spleen is enlarged and has a cyst on it. Will a GI Dr. Be able to remove it if necessary? If not what type of Dr.?

More information: What type of a cyst is on your spleen? Who told you that you need to have it removed? Why did you have the imaging study that found the cyst on your spleen? What symptoms were you having? Please schedule a consult with a clinician to discuss your case so you can be advised on the best, safest course of action. Best wishes. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more