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Will I Miss A Lot Of Work If I Have A Diseased Toenail Surgically Removed
I had an ileostomy 20 years and have polyps removed every other year. The surgeon inserts a lot of packing. Do I remove packing? Will it disintegrate?
What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! do I have a disease?
No!: No, there are a couple of possibilities. Sometimes when a ranula or cyst is removed, an adjacent salivary gland duct is traumatized and obstructed by the surgery in the adjacent area. In that case, it may not drain properly; the gland produces saliva and you will form a new cyst in the location of the previous surgery. It is unpredictable and hard to avoid, but is a possibility . ...Read more
Do I have to get a fiberotomy before my braces are removed? Is a fiberotomy done on every single tooth? I really don't like surgery, and would rather avoid it if i don't have to have it done.
Edward's works: The edward's procedure or supercrestal fiberotomy was described in 1970 and assists in retaining problematic, rotated teeth. This small procedure is usually only accomplished for 1 or 2 teeth. The need, the process, and the risk/benefits should be discussed with your orthodontic and periodontal specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have an infected ingrown toenail and have done for over a week now, will I end up getting sepis if I don't get it sorted?
IF YOU ARE DIABETIC: doubt the infection in the ingrown toenail will cause systemic infection,or sepsis, or septicemia. unless you are diabetic or if you have a severe peripheral vascular disease, and you end up with a bad case of ischemia or gangrene. either way why you want to wait until it becomes a life threatening infection, start soaking your foot, trim your nail well, see a doctor,take antibiotic,etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if I am a candidate for mole removal? How will i know it i need to have a mole removal procedure performed on a mole that just developed out of the blue?
I have an 11cm complex cyst on my kidney I see a neurologist in a few weeks but wondering if they will likely want to remove it (because if the size?
Kidney cyst: It sounds like you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks and that's a good idea. I'd expect to have the complex cyst removed to rule out the possibility of it's being malignant which can happen on occasion. ...Read more
Can a staff infection come about after a robotic laser surgery to remove endometrian lesions and a cyst? I think I have one
Can an MRI move or do damage to clips inside a persons body?#nqlu i had a lap. Gallbladder removal surgery and I have clips in from that and had an MRI years later and really have had a lot of problems since, not sure if it would have happened without the
I have a cyst on my neck for years it was small and grew over time will I need to have it removed through surgery?
Get it checked: If it is a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, if you want it gone, then you have to have it removed surgically. Depending on where it is and how big it is, often it can just be done in the doctor's office. You need to have it checked by a doc to know for sure that it is benign (not cancer) and to tell you what you need to do to get rid of it. ...Read more
Will mole removal leave a scar? I have had a mole on my right cheek ever since i was born. It is very big and unattractive, so i want to get it removed. I don't want to replace the mole with a surgical scar, though. Does the procedure for mole removal lea
Any : Any surgical excision of a mole or any other facial lesion will always leave a scar. Bigger lesions will leave bigger scars. Scars may be favorable or unfavorable. Favorable scars have more natural color, are flat and blend in with the lines of the face. Unfavorable scars may be raised, irregular, or run against the natural lines of one's face. Plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to asses a patient's face when removing cancer or moles and provide the most "favorable" scar possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cyst removed in 1997. My 3 sisters have all had some kind of pre Cancer cells. Now i have a 4.8 cm cyst. Will I need surgery to remove it too?
Follow the same appr: Based on the history with your sisters, it is wise to consider surgical removal. Where is the cyst located? Ovary? Let your personal doctor guide you. There is time to think about options and plan further intervention carefully. ...Read more
I had a laparoscopy check to see if I have endrometriosis. A 3 CM cyst was found in my ovaries. I don't want to get a general anesthetic when it's removed. Can i get a spinal instead?
Talk to surgeon: This procedure can be done under regional anesthesia, if they do not do it laproscopically. If they do use this technique then a regional anesthesia will not be sufficient. You need to make sure you have discussed your wishes and concerns with the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I know i can get surgery to have a ganglion cyst removed or get the fluid removed with a needle, but is there anything i can do at home?
Do you think my mom should have another surgery she is 95 years old the first surgery was a colon and they found a leak now they want to do a surgery ?
Not our decision: None of us can give you this answer. That would be inappropriate. If you were my patient sitting here I may explain what I would want for my own mother, but this difficult decision is one for your family to make. I believe strongly, as I stated earlier today, that you have the right to choose palliative care and not have to put her through any more surgery if she does not want it. ...Read more
Had mucocele removed in lower lip, do I have to take a round of antibiotics after procedure? Do I really need them?
Is it passible to form a kidney stone in a few days I found out I had a 6mm stone two tuesdays ago and last tuesday I had a procedure done to get it removed and after the procedure the doctor said it wasn t in there any more and that I must have passed it
Not unusual: Tell us more... Did you have pain or blood in the urine? How was the diagnosis and the finding of a 6 mm stone made. It was a small stone. With hydration and time, small stones pass in the urine easily without the patient noticing. The issue now is to know why did this stone form? What type of stone? Keep youself hydrated and follow the advice of your medical team. Thank you for asking. ...Read more
Is it normal to still have a lot of pain a week after you have cyst removed from you ovaries and scar tissue removed?
Some : Some pain is certainly expected after surgery. If you feel it is out of the norm then schedule your postop visit with your doctor. ...Read more
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