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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


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My partner is consistent with haemoglobin e-trait. I have normal hb chromatographic pattern. Is there any chance of thalassaemia of our new born baby?

My partner is consistent with haemoglobin  e-trait. I have normal hb chromatographic pattern. Is there any chance of thalassaemia of our new born baby?

No: Neither of you has thalassemia and there is no chance for your baby to get thalassemia, with the exception of a very very rate de novo mutation. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between alpha thalassaemia trait and hb h disease without a genetic test?

How to differentiate between alpha thalassaemia trait and hb h disease without a genetic test?

Electrophoresis, but: Levels of hemoglobin h and hemoglobin barts should make the distinction straightforward though there may be modifying genes that could make interpretation. The real question is the implications in planning your family and for this perhaps you would like to have genetic testing done. Any hematologist would probably enjoy helping you out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be a carrier of thalassaemia?

Is it safe to be a carrier of thalassaemia?

It is what it is ...: Thalassemia is a number of inborn (genetic) disorders of hemoglobin (check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/thalassemia/ds00905 & http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/thalassemia/). Carries have just one gene while those w/full blown disorder have both. As a carrier, there're few clinical symptoms so it's "safe" for you, not that you could do anything about it! ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person having thalassaemia and their future children?

What are the chances of a person having thalassaemia and their future children?

Thalassemias: Both α and β thalassemias are often inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion, although this is not always the case. Cases of dominantly inherited α and β thalassemias have been reported, the first of which was in an irish family with two deletions of 4 and 11 BP in exon 3 interrupted by an insertion of 5 BP in the β-globin gene. For the autosomal recessive forms both parents must be carriers. ...Read more

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Is thalassaemia serious?

Is thalassaemia serious?

Can be: This is an inherited disease, commonly found in people with mediterranean ancestors. The body makes an abnormal amount of hemoglobin. You must be mindful of the higher risk of anemia due to the destruction of red blood cells. See your md for evaluation, treatment as needed, and monitoring. ...Read more

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My grandfather a htn and CKD patient with dm and a thalassaemia carrier has just started dialysis at the age of 81 what are his chances of survival?

My grandfather a htn and CKD patient with dm and a thalassaemia carrier has just started dialysis at the age of 81 what are his chances of survival?

Time on dialysis: That is a difficult question to answer. You should ask his neprhologist for his opinion about your father's survival. The literature shows that 50% of patients starting dialysis over 75 years of age die within 2 years and the mean survival of that cohort is 31 months. A healthy male in the us has a life expectancy of 7.4 years at age 81. These data are for your information only. ...Read more

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My daughter is a beta thalassaemia major patient & taking regular blood transfusion for 10 yrs. Now she has hep c type 4 &viral load is 133964. Cure?

My daughter is a beta thalassaemia major patient & taking regular blood transfusion for 10 yrs. Now she has hep c type 4 &viral load is 133964. Cure?

Don't rush: Young people tend to have fairly slow progression of liver damage wit hepatitis c. The pace of new drug development over the next 5-10 years will transform this disease. Get informed. Follow sophisticated websites like natap.Org for the latest clinical trial data. Today, treatment of hcv in people like your child is complicated, but we will have easier to tolerate regimens in genotype 4 in 2-4 y. ...Read more

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How does wound healing work?

How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read more

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Will weed affect my wound healing?

Will weed affect my wound healing?

Straight answer: Although I am against the use of "weed" in general, no, weed will not effect wound healing in the short span. >10 years of smoking, in general, will mildly effect wound healing--- but more of a deal if your obese, or have diabetes ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more