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Will Having Surgery For My Gerd Cure My Symptoms Forever
I have ic, have lived with it for 5 years, had surgery on bladder, do elmiron (pentosan) instills but pain is getting unbearable what can I do for pain?
Instillation: I would suggest you see you doctor who manages your ic. Sometimes bladder iinfections will fool even the smartest ic patient. Watch your diet and try to identify your pain triggers. Get DMSO instilled. Initially a little uncomfortable, it will give a pretty quick resolution of pain. Might need several to get back to your baseline. ...Read more
How long after my laparoscopic fundoplication should I expect to no longer need pain medication for my surgery pain?
Can surgery fix my urine incontinence? I have had no luck fixing my urine problems. Is there a surgery that will cure me of my incontinence?
Any way to get my medication refilled if I haven't heard back from my Dr for over a week? I am post op from back surgery and indebilitating pain.?
Need a pain mgmt MD: Some surgeons are not comfortable with pain management and while I am sure they are busy, you should be treated. A pain specialist can help in this regard. Typically post op pain is short term and with Physical therapy and core strengthening you should improve steadily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
I have had vocal nodules for years and was told 15 years ago I need surgery. What is the chance I can treat them without surgery and keep singing?
I have IBS for past 17 years. Constipation gone. Incontinent trapped gas noise still present. Its ruining my life. How do i cure it permanently?
Challenging...: IBS can be a very challenging condition to treat. It would be good if you had any tests done since this is usually a diagnosis of exclusion (other things need to be checked for). If all tests have been negative and your doctor feels this is definitely IBS there are multiple medications that can be prescribed for this.Talk to your doctor or a gastroenterologist for more recommendations in management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'll have to have my tonsils removed--what am I looking at for recovery time? What post surgery treatment should I apply? Needing some reassurance. :(
Ask your doctor: These are typically done as an outpatient, but techniques and individual medical problems all play a role in recovery times. Call your surgeon to find out about your case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am suffering from acid reflux(gerd) and hiatus hernia from last 5 years .My h pylori tests always come +ve.Is there any way to treat it permanently?
Depends: How was the positive h. Pylori test obtained? Blood test can be falsely positive only reflecting antibodies from past infection. Biopsy by endoscopy is most sensitive choice for testing. Also a breath test for h. Pylori is more accurate than blood testing to see if the infection is still active. Needs a full course of multiple specific antibiotics to treat an active infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the permanent cure to weak intestines I am suffering from this problem since 9 years still don't have cure?
I have barrett esophagus. If i no longer have GERD symptoms (heartburn) do I have to take omeprozole for the rest of my life?
Maybe: You could have a ph study off medication to seteone whether or not your actually having a symptomatic reflux, and that could help guide your decision. I would say a 48 hour bravo study would be best. This is a small sensor attached to your esophagus that wirelessly sends information about acid reflux to a small pager like device your carry with you. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had vaginal itching, burning for 25 years with no cure. See lots of doctors. Any suggestions, pretty much ruining my life.?
You probably have: Vulvadynia and if your haven't had a biopsy which you probably have, u need a biopsy, but you really need to go to a med school university gyn dept as they will have someone who specializes in vulva- vaginal problems so ask your gyn to refer you to the closest university gyn dept, example i practice in boca raton, fl so i refer to the gyn dept at univ oif miami. ...Read more
After 14 months of mabthera treatment which i stopped having in feb. I have been having chronic cough attacks. What can I do to stop them?
See ylour doctor: You need to see your md for re-evaluation, and discuss treatment options and alternatives to mabthera. ...Read more
Me and my husband had condilomas (HPV) 3 years ago. Since the treatment then I do not have any but his reappear beside treatment each time. Why?
It happens: Unfortunately this germ comes from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your system for your lifetime. While the initial lesions may clear with treatment or naturally, they can reappear. ...Read more
I've had herpes occassionally on my lips & nose for about 15 years. Now I'm taking Famvir(novartis) when I have the first symptoms, will it cure it forever?
I have g.E.R.D. I have taken steps to prevent symptoms hoping, since I am 26 and in ok shape, can my valve heal? Or is the damage permanent?
It can heal: Without knowing of the specifics of your clinical situation, i cannot say for sure. However, many times with proper medical treatment, the damage is reversible and the symptoms go away. ...Read more
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