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Will my sentinel pile completely go away once my anal fissure heals? Please help me. I'm so sad & confused.

Will my sentinel pile completely go away once my anal fissure heals? Please help me. I'm so sad & confused.

Anal fissure: Healing of the fissure can be cured by relieving the constipation which caused your fissure. Once the fissure is healed the sentinel pile should clear up as well ...Read more

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What are some home treatment for a sentinel pile?

What are some home treatment for a sentinel pile?

Fissure: Sentinel pile is seen in patients who have anal fissure. The treatment is to correct the problems that cause the fissure, initially with medicines to control constipation, creams to relax the anal sphincter. If the symptoms do not improve after medical treatment then surgery is indicated ...Read more

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I have a sentinel pile & it's gotten really big. It always bleeds w/each BM. I'm really scared for surgery cus of complications. Any advice? Thank you

I have a sentinel pile & it's gotten really big. It always bleeds w/each BM. I'm really scared for surgery cus of complications. Any advice? Thank you

Colon cancer: Test that identifies DNA changes in the cells of a stool sample. The stool DNA test specifically looks for DNA alterations associated with colon polyps and colon cancer. The major goal of the stool DNA test is to detect whether DNA changes that indicate colon cancer or precancerous polyps are present in the colon.
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I'm pretty sure I have a sentinel pile above my af. The pile seems to have popped, and is draining pus quite a lot. Is this normal?

I'm pretty sure I have a sentinel pile above my af. The pile seems to have popped, and is draining pus quite a lot. Is this normal?

Fistula in ano: This sounds like an anal fistula
if I were you I would go and see a general surgeon or gastroenterologist to make a diagnosis and plan treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on to get a sentinel pile caused by an anal fisure removed by surgery?

Can you give me more info on to get a sentinel pile caused by an anal fisure removed by surgery?

Outpatient Surgery: This should be a relatively simple outpatient procedure depending on the size of the sentinel pile. ...Read more

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Dr told me I have an external hemorrhoid but I think I have a sentinel pile instead. What's the difference? How do u treat it? Is there any1 I can see?

Dr told me I have an external hemorrhoid but I think I have a sentinel pile instead. What's the difference? How do u treat it? Is there any1 I can see?

They are different: External hemorrhoids are due to hemorrhoidal disease, develops as they extend out side, usually 3 at 3 hemorrhoidal site. Sentinel pile is single, present at the end of anal fissure usually very painful. As the name suggest is like a guard at the fissure. Drink plenty of fluids, take stool softeners and local care, will heal most of the time, or may need procedural intervention (surgery) ...Read more

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Anal fissure has healed but sentinel pile still there, although it got a little smaller its not going away. Should I wait longer? Other treatments? Pls

Anal fissure has healed but sentinel pile still there, although it got a little smaller its not going away. Should I wait longer? Other treatments? Pls

"piles" and fissures: "piles" are hemorrhoids, which are blood vessel hernias in the anal region. "Fissures" are unrelated to the occurrence of hemorrhoids, and both can be caused by straining with bowel movements. Surgical treatments are painful and usually not indicated except in extreme cases. Suggest using mild laxatives on occasions to help prevent more of either, but what is there will not "fo away". ...Read more

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Sentinel pile : extreme pain, and throbbing. Could it be infected? Dealing with chronic af, but most pain seems to be caused by pile right now.

Sentinel pile : extreme pain, and throbbing. Could it be infected? Dealing with chronic af, but most pain seems to be caused by pile right now.

Anal fissure: Most likely is that you have a sentinel tag on the outside of a rectal fissure not an infection. Many different treatments for this but will have to have the diagnosis made. Many office treatments and if they do not work only then is surgery recommended. ...Read more

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How long does an anal fissure take to heal? Ithink I kept retearing it when I have a BM by the way I sat on the toilet. Sentinel pile is still there.

Depends: Without surgery and with adequate treatment not all chronic fissures will heal. If it does not heal in 8 weeks with treatment you may need to resort to surgery. The sentinel pile will not go away without surgery. ...Read more

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Fissures have healed but there is a big sentinel pile for yrs which is not resolving. Cud u plz suggest some nonsurgical treatment to get rid this?

May be: To get rid of the actual hemorrhoid nothing short of surgery, except laser or high frequency machine some time shrink them, the internal hemorrhoid could be ligated in the office, the external one could be injected with medication that will close the vein without surgery. If you are concerned about the pain associated with hemorrhoid there is OTC medication and foam and topical analgesic. ...Read more

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Hi I have a sentinel pile, it started paining since 3 days, now its swollen n wen I observed in mirror I saw a pale yellow swelling on it. Wat is it?

Sign of anal fissure: Sentinel pile is a sign of anal fissure, will cause severe pain, constipation, associated with small amount of bleeding during bowel movement. Swelling is due to associated inflammation, eat high fibre diet, stool softeners, plenty of fluids and local care, most of the time will heal in few wks, chronic painful non healing fissure will need minor surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I have a sentinel pile &it recently got bigger. It bleeds after each bowel movement from me wiping, I think. Do I need to surgically remove it? Advice

I have a sentinel pile &it recently got bigger. It bleeds after each bowel movement from me wiping, I think. Do I need to surgically remove it? Advice

Need treatment: Sentinel pile is due too anal fissure located at the end of it, symptoms are due to anal fissure. First try local care, stool softeners, high fibre diet, and drink plenty of fluids, most of the time fissure heals, if treatment fails rarely surgery is required. ...Read more

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Can adding iodized salt to a sitz bath help a chronic anal fissure heal that also has a sentinel pile?

Yes: Adding salt to the bath will help to draw out the swelling in the area which will improve the pain. It will not speed up healing process but it may make you more comfortable for longer period of time. ...Read more

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Whar are the treatments for a sentinel pile? Is it just surgery? Treating a fissure w nitroglycerin, which makes the lump burn. What to do?

Whar are the treatments for a sentinel pile? Is it just surgery? Treating a fissure w nitroglycerin, which makes the lump burn. What to do?

Surgery: Nitro has about 70% success, but to excise that annoying tissue and reach almost 100% success rate do a lateral sphincterotomy with pile excision. ...Read more

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What's a sentinel lymphadenectomy?

What's a sentinel lymphadenectomy?

Staging procedure: The sentinel node represents the first node in the lymphatic chain and thus is able to predict the status of the other nodes. It is found by mapping which involves injecting dyes (nuclear medicine &/or vital blue) which travel the potential pathways the cancer cells would travel allowing identification, removal, & histologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a sentinel lymph biopsy overkill for melanoma?

Is a sentinel lymph biopsy overkill for melanoma?

No: This depends on how thick the melanoma is in millimeters (the breslow depth) and other factors. For melanoma >1mm it is considered standard, for melanoma 0.75 to 0.99, other factors like age or mitotic rate are considered. Less than 0.75 may be 'overkill' but every patient should discuss the risks and benefits with their surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a sentinel node biopsy?

What is a sentinel node biopsy?

Biopsy of lymph node: Lymph nodes are biopsied to see if cancer has spread beyond the primary site. Using a radioactive tracer and dye, the lymph nodes closest to a tumor can be identified and biopsied without having to remove all the potential draining nodes which can lead to complications. Most often done with breast cancer and melanoma. ...Read more

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Does sentinel lymph biopsy for melanoma work well?

Does sentinel lymph biopsy for melanoma work well?

It does: The sentinel lymph node procedure is the most significant prognostic tool for melanoma. It should be performed in the hands of an experienced surgeon such as a surgical oncologist, ...Read more

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What is a sentinel node biopsy procedure?

What is a sentinel node biopsy procedure?

Sentinel node: Injecting a dye, it initially goes to mother nodes or sentinel nodes and from there nurse to whole node basin. Biopsy of these mother nodes save to biopsy or removing whole nodal areas if sentinel node negative. ...Read more

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Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Where is the sentinel lymph node located?

Depends: The sentinel lymph node designation means it is the first node to which lymph fluid in a specific region of the body drains. Example, breast drains to nodes in the armpit; mouth, throat drain to neck nodes; leg tends to drain to groin nodes. ...Read more

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Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Where is the lymph node located that is sentinel node?

Depends: The sentinel node is not a specific node but rather the node that first receives drainage from a cancer. Surgeons find it by injecting a tracer near the cancer and then seeing which node first takes up the tracer. The location depends on where the tumor is. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a procedure done by surgical oncologists for breast cancer, melanoma and some other cancers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sentinel lymph node?

What is the definition or description of: sentinel lymph node?

A surgical procedure: This is a surgical procedure to identify the first node that receives drainage from the site of the cancer, and is thus the node most likely to have cancer if cancer has spread. It is done routinely for breast cancer and melanoma but can also be used for others. The node is removed and examined under the microscope for cancer. The results will help determine what additional treatments may be neede. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sentinel node biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: sentinel node biopsy?

Metastatic node: It is first node to which lymphatic drainage and metastasis from a cancer goes to.
A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small piece of living tissue from your body. The tissue is examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Biopsies can be done on all parts of the body. A biopsy is the only test that can tell for sure if a suspicious area is cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a regular node biopsy and a sentinel node biopsy?

Little difference.: Think of a lymph node as a small filter. All lymph nodes act as filters. However, certain lymph nodes are the very first filters in line- they are called sentinel lymph nodes. The idea is that if the sentinel node is removed and negative, the chances of other lymph nodes further down the line being positive is small. You take out less nodes and have less complications! ...Read more

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If you have a sentinel headache, is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

If you have a sentinel headache, is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

Yes: In general said no headache is considered a severe headache the worst headache of your life this can be a sign of a bleed into the brain tumor for infection. Meet face-to-face primary care or neurologist to your doctor valuation to diagnose and treat this ...Read more