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Doctor insights on: Will Removing My Spleen Make Me More Likely To Get Sick

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Will removing my spleen make me more likely to get sick?

Will removing my spleen make me more likely to get sick?

Yes ...: In addition to being more susceptible to encapsulated organisms such as s. Pneumoniae (therefore, get your meningitis and pneumonia vaccines), you are also susceptible to other organisms that most people are not: capnocytophaga (from a dog bite), babesia (from a tick bite in certain parts of the us), and vibrio vulnificus (amarine bacteria that can cause a necrotizing skin infections). ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

It can cause all : A herpes infection can cause symptoms locally such as a rash, itching, burning or pain. It can also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue, fever, chills, body aches, dizziness, headaches just to name a few. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can make teeth whiter in less than a week ?

Can you tell me how i can make teeth whiter in less than a week ?

No quick solution: If you visit a dentist, you can get your teeth cleaned, which might make your teeth appear whiter and then you can discuss in-office whitening and then at home whitening after that session. Nothing can really whiten your teeth in one week. ...Read more

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This the kidney person again. So if i get help to lower my pressure and exercise more will i have a better chance to make my kidney more healthy to do?

This the kidney person again. So if i get help to lower my pressure and exercise more will i have a better chance to make my kidney more healthy to do?

Kidney disease: Diabetes and high blood pressure account for two thirds of all cases of chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease prevention includes maintaining a healthy weight, don't smoke, eat a diet low in fat and salt, exercise on most days, limit alcohol, and have regular check ups with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible for me to get even bigger arms and maintain my 6 pack?

Please tell me if it is possible for me to get even bigger arms and maintain my 6 pack?

Sure.: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls ; lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my husband who is getting a colonoscopy more comfortable?

What can I do to make my husband who is getting a colonoscopy more comfortable?

Variable: Usually a clear liquid diet for the 24 hours prior to the procedure and some type of laxative to effectively clean the colon of all stool to allow a thorough and accurate exam. Check with the doctor performing the colonoscopy as to which prep he prefers or recommends. ...Read more

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Can a fear of getting ill make you more likely to get ill? What makes you more likely to get ill easily?

Can a fear of getting ill make you more likely to get ill? What makes you more likely to get ill easily?

Make you think so: Fear of getting ill would make you more prone to overreact to any symptom you have and take it more seriously than you should. Might make you prone to taking multiple supplements, treatments, oils, tinctures, etc out of fear that might do more harm than good. The best approach would be to talk honestly wuth a mental health professional about the best way to over come your fears and reduce stress. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can it feel after getting your teeth pulled out..?

Can you tell me how can it feel after getting your teeth pulled out..?

Tooth extraction: Usually it will feel a little strange (feeling a space where a tooth once was) and a little sore. For more difficult extractions, perhaps mild to moderate discomfort which can be easily handled with some otc or prescription pain medication. ...Read more

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Will getting surgery for my Crohn's disease help me to be more energetic?

Will getting surgery for my Crohn's disease help me to be more energetic?

Probably: People with crohn's disease bad enough to get surgery often have a lot of inflammation and poor nutrition due to the intestinal inflammation. Removing that usually improves bowel function and allows your body to use energy for activity instead of fighting abnormal inflammation. ...Read more

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So scared I will get even fatter and die from it. Who can help me?

So scared I will get even fatter and die from it. Who can help me?

Scared to get fatter: If you think you are overweight and obese and are scared will get fatter.You need to see your dctor to see what youebmi is and if you have high cholesterol, high bp, blood sugar elevation and seek counselling sbout diet and exercise, you may need to see a nutritionist as well.So dont panick and seek help, councelling and help ypurself before it is too late. ...Read more

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If I have eaten to much food at a meal will it affect my CHF by making it harder for me to breathe?

If I have eaten to much food at a meal will it affect my CHF by making it harder for me to breathe?

No: Your ability to ventilate your lungs is seldom critical if you have CHF. And a full stomach puts little extra restriction on lungs. Hoping that your CHF can be addressed. If at your age you have a cardiomyopathy, I hope transplant is an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is boxing good for me if I have ADHD or it will let me become hyperactive ? Or will remove stress ?

Is boxing good for me if I have ADHD or it will let me become hyperactive ? Or will remove stress ?

I think boxing can: Be a great way to get exercise & de-stress. However, if you have trouble with aggression - a speed bag or a body bag may be good to punch against. ...Read more

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Can I request to get my vas deferens blocked by burning rather than getting cut or tied during my vastecomy? If yes how to make sure I communicate this accurately to the doc? Thanks

Can I request to get my vas deferens blocked by burning rather than getting cut or tied during my vastecomy? If yes how to make sure I communicate this accurately to the doc? Thanks

Of course: The urologist can cauterize ( burn ) the vas enough that it is scarred....What is the basis of your question ?? You need ,as is the custom , to submit specimen after 4-5 ejaculations to check absence of sperm !! before you can have sex without protection ...Read more

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Can the bcp sptintec make me infertile after being on it 3 years or will it just make it harder to get pregnant?

Can the bcp sptintec make me infertile after being on it 3 years or will it just make it harder to get pregnant?

Neither: Birth control pills will not affect your fertility except while you are on them. They do not cause aging of ovaries, they dont cause uterine problems, etc. That being said. Women have changes to their body all the time. It is possible that a woman's body will chance while they are on the pills and they may not know it. Then when trying to get pregnant they find out. ...Read more

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Having pilar cysts removed from my scalp. What can i do to make sure i dont develop new ones? If im gonna get new ones than the removal is pointless

Having pilar cysts removed from my scalp. What can i do to make sure i dont develop new ones? If im gonna get new ones than the removal is pointless

Pilar/scalp/wen: Pilar cysts are common, and if removed in total and the whole capsule, they should not return, BUT can return in other areas (not the same ones). Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm scared of the flu shot making me sick but need to get it what could happen if it does make sick?

I'm scared of the flu shot making me sick but need to get it what could happen if it does make sick?

Depends on Ur system: A person can always have a reaction to a component of the vaccine, including a trace amount of preservative or egg protein.The vaccine itself is dead, not alive & this seasons vaccine has had less pain or reactions associated with it than last seasons.Most centers will have you wait for at least 15-30 min after the shot to see if you have the scary kind of rxn so treatment can be given. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that Cialis will make me get bigger or harder erections than i could naturally get on my own?

Is it actually true that Cialis will make me get bigger or harder erections than i could naturally get on my own?

Likely : If your erections are inadequate for mutually satisfactory intercourse, pde5 inhibitors like Cialis likely will improve your erections. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor and if so what will they tell me. Tonsil stones are worse and hurt so bad?

Should I go to the doctor and if so what will they tell me. Tonsil stones are worse and hurt so bad?

Need more details: How long have you had this? How often? Have you been seen before? Do you have a fever? ...Read more