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How do I know if I need my gall bladder removed?

I've been feeling quite a bit of pain in my abdominal area. I was already tested for appendicitis, and it came back as nothing. But my doctor mentioned that this could have something...

Is a pancreas transplant possible?

My daughter has type 1 diabetes and we really can't get her levels under control. It has been difficult, frustrating, and also emotionally draining. It's like no matter what...

Do peptic ulcers require surgery?

I went to the doctor about some pain that I've been experiencing in my stomach, and realized that it was a peptic ulcer. This happened a few weeks ago, and I'm still in pain....

Are colonic polyps surgically removed?

My doctor found polyps in my colon and we didn't discuss treatment because I had to leave his office right after. I'm following up with him at the end of this week, but I'm wondering,...

Does appendicitis require immediate surgery?

My daughter was diagnosed with appendicitis, but her doctor is holding off on having it removed and want to monitor it instead. I always thought appendectomies are emergency procedures....

Can internist perform surgical procedures?

If there is an emergency, then can an internist perform any surgical procedure to avoid any kind of complications?

Does hemorrhoids require a surgery?

My husband was diagnosed with hemorrhoids and they're not going away OTC medication and a high-fiber diet. Would he need surgery to remove them?

What is safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

I underwent gallbladder surgery recently. What is safe to eat after such a surgery?

How long do surgical stitches take to heal?

I had an abdominal surgery. How long will the stitches take to heal completely?

How do I know if my son needs his tonsil removed?

My son gets sore throats constantly, and sometimes it seems like his tonsils also get inflamed. How do I know if he needs his tonsils removed? Do doctors do any tests to see?...

How can I prepare my body for a surgery with diabetes?

I am due for a surgery in the next 10 days, and I also have diabetes. What can I do to prepare my body for the surgery?

Will my diabetes cause delay in my healing post a bariatric surgery?

I am scheduled to have bariatric surgery in 10 days, but I have type 2 diabetes--and I still have trouble managing it. Will my diabetes cause a delay in my healing?

What are the risks involved in an open heart surgery?

My father needs to have an open heart surgery. I would like to know what are the possible risks involved in this surgery?

What should be the ideal blood pressure before any surgery?

What should be the ideal blood pressure of a person before any surgery? If my blood pressure is too high, would the surgery be postponed?

Did I cause permanent damage by having sex 3 days after my hernia surgery?

Recently I received surgery for 3 hernias, a bilateral inguinal hernia and a ventral hernia. They were fixed via robotic repair with an outer mesh. As I was not told otherwise...

I have to undergo an abdominal surgery to remove blockages from my large intestine. What will recovery be like?

I neeed to undergo an abdominal surgery. This is mainly to remove blockages from my large intestine. How long will it take for me to recover from this surgery?

Are there any risks involved in appendix surgery for a 12 year old?

My son is 12 years old and has to have appendix surgery (thankfully, he doesn't have to get it urgently done). Are there any risks involved in this?

Should I stop taking my blood thinners before my anal fissure surgery?

I have had a bypass and now need to get an anal fissure surgery done. Should I stop taking my blood thinners to avoid any complications during the surgery?

How can I prepare my body better for an open heart surgery?

I'm scheduled to have open heart surgery in a month. How can I prepare my body better for the surgery?

Why do I feel so sleepy post my surgery?

I had abdominal surgery and now I'm feeling extremely sleepy. I had the surgery over a week ago, and while I know I'm still in recovery, I shouldn't feel too tired. Why is this...

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