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Treatment of Abdominal Pain
Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
Treatment of Colic
Treatment of Hernia
Treatment of Hydrocele
Treatment of Peptic Ulcers
Treatment of Gallstones
Treatment of Anal Fissure
Treatment of Acid Reflux
Treatment of Stomach Cramps
Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
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Often referred to as silent cancer, pancreatic cancer has little or vague symptoms in the early stages. Unexplained and significant weight loss is a classic symptom during the initial stages along with symptoms such as yellow skin/eyes, itching, dark urine, and abdominal discomfort or pain. Treatment usually involves evaluation of what stage the cancer is in, the complications that are involved and identifying the right surgical method.
The two major types of surgery include potentially curative surgery and palliative surgery.
- Studies have revealed that partially removing the affected parts of the pancreas and surrounding areas does not increase lifespan by a substantial amount. Hence, potentially curative surgery is recommended by surgeons only if it is ascertained that the whole cancer can be removed. It is a very complex surgery and the recovery time is substantial. The possible benefits and risks need to be evaluated very carefully before going ahead with this form of treatment.
- Curative surgery is typically preferred to treat cancer that is located in the head of the pancreas since sometimes it can be found early enough to be removed, but the downside is that the method is used only if the entire cancerous growth can be removed.
- If the surgeon finds that curative surgery might not be of help, especially if the cancer has spread too far to be completely removed, the next best option would be palliative surgery. As the name implies, the surgeon would opt for smaller operations aimed at relieving some of the symptoms, this would not cure the cancer as such but would help manage the symptoms.
- Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) is the most common form of surgery adopted to treat cancer located in the exocrine pancreas or pancreatic NETs. The Whipple procedure involves the removal of the head of the pancreas and sometimes even the body as well. The nearby structures including the gallbladder, bile duct, small intestine, lymph nodes and sometimes parts of the stomach may be removed too. Then, they are re-attached to the small intestine to allow the bile and digestive enzymes to pass through the small intestine and finally, the small intestine pieces are re-attached to allow the food to travel through the digestive tract.
- The procedure is highly time-consuming and can take several hours to complete. It requires sufficient surgical experience and skill. The area around the pancreas differs from person to person, making it difficult to perform surgery through the various blood vessels and duct arrangements in the body. If treated at major medical facilities the death rate is under 1%, while in smaller hospitals or if performed by inexperienced surgeons the death rate may be significantly higher.
Hence, when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it is generally recommended to go for surgeons who perform many such surgeries each year to get the best possible treatment.
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A hernia is a hole or weakness in the abdominal muscle wall through which the contents of the abdomen protrude out leading to a bulge. The contents push out a pouch of the abdominal lining through the weakness paving the formation of the sac of a hernia. There are different types of a hernia even though the most common of them is inguinal or a groin hernia. Other variants of a hernia include indirect inguinal hernia, direct inguinal hernia, and femoral hernia.
When should you seek medical attention for a hernia?
The newly discovered symptoms of a hernia prompt the need to visit the doctor. In some cases, hernia doesn’t necessarily require surgical treatments. But it is worthy of mention here that all hernias have the potential to become serious. When you find a new and painful tender lump, it is likely that you have an irreducible hernia.
When is a surgery recommended?
Surgery is generally recommended for all inguinal hernias for the prevention of complications including strangulation where the loop of intestine becomes trapped in a hernia very tightly. It cuts off the blood supply to the affected part of the intestine.
When a hernia can be pushed back or reduced, then the surgery is performed as per the convenience of the patient. If it cannot be pushed back to its original place, surgery is required to be performed sooner. But surgery is not altogether recommended when the hernia is small, and the affected individual does not have any signs and symptoms of a hernia.
What are the different types of surgeries available for the treatment of a hernia?
Two types of procedures can be used for the repair of an inguinal hernia- laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and open inguinal hernia repair.
- Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is similar to the common laparoscopic procedures. The patient is given general anesthesia, and a small incision is made right underneath the navel. The abdomen becomes inflated with air making it possible for the surgeon to see through the organs in the abdomen.
- In the case of an open hernia repair surgery, a single long incision is made in the groin area. When a hernia bulges out of the abdominal wall, it is pushed back into the correct place. But when a hernia is going down the inguinal canal, the hernia sac is either tied back or pushed back or removed. If you undergo this surgery, you can go home the same day while complete recovery takes about 3 weeks. Studies have found that people have lesser pain and complications after laparoscopic hernia repair compared to open hernia surgery.
Your primary healthcare provider would be able to diagnose and provide initial treatment for hernia. However, a definitive treatment requires surgery and depending on the location of a hernia and the repair surgery can be performed by the general surgeon.
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Last year around the same time, I started having blood in my stool and a bit of pain during the excretion process and sometimes during sitting. On consulting with a doctor, he said that it's nothing and it healed after sometime and I was good to go. Now again I am going through the same problem and I don't have any idea what to do. Please help and guide me because I am too worried about it.
Hernia is defined as a protrusion of viscera through an opening in the covering peritoneum.
- Hernias can occur in
- Inguinal region,
- Umbilical region,
- After abdominal surgeries called as incisional hernias
Advantage of laparoscopic surgery include early recovery.
If anybody is suffering from hernias, kindly do not ignore the same and please consult a surgeon for the needful.
Complications like strangulation in hernias can be life threatening so timely surgery is the best way of preventing complications
I have swelling at the opening if the anus it doesn't have any pain but their is a little burning sensation when I pass the stool. I have a consult my doctor he told that its is due to allergic its not a piles but I have consuming medicine for 3 month but their is now change.
I have done my ultrasonography & found that in my gallbladder, there are multiple tiny non mobile polypoid masses. The largest one measures about 5.5×5.0 mm in size without any posterior acoustic shadow seen along the anterior wall of the gallbladder, which corresponds with my polyps. What should I do now? Is any surgery needed? If needed will the polyps go permanently? I want to be alive for my life & kids. Please help me.
How and why are gallstones formed?
The bile in your body contains enough chemicals to dissolve cholesterol excreted by your liver. In case your liver starts excreting more cholesterol than your bile has the capability to dissolve, the excess cholesterol crystallizes and forms stones. Bile may become concentrated if the gallbladder doesn't empty in the time leading to the formation of gallstones.
A number of factors can increase the risks of formation of gallstones like:
- High cholesterol
- Being obese/overweight
- Being an American Indian or Mexican American
- Being female
- Falling in the age group of 60 or above
- A family history of gallstones
- Rapid weight loss
- Consumption of cholesterol-lowering medications
When should you consider undergoing surgery?
In some cases gallstones that are detected during ct scan or ultrasound (without any symptoms) don't require surgery. If you do not feel aggravating pain in your upper right abdomen or other signs and symptoms, then one can postpone the surgical process according to the need. The surgery for gallstones is also known as cholecystectomy and is done through laprascopy, where in 5 mm to 10 mm small cuts are made on the abdomen and surgery is performed. Recovery is extremely fast and one can join work the very next day and is one of the most commonly performed sugery.
However, you need to opt for surgery to remove the gallbladder necessarily in the following cases-
- sudden inflammation or infection in the gallbladder
- if you experience recurring instances of intense pain due to the gallstones
- certain growths known as polyps develop in your gallbladder which is larger than 1 cm in size and begin to give rise to numerous symptoms.
- if you have pancreatitis, which is a condition involving inflammation of pancreas due to gallstones
- if the wall of your gallbladder gets calcified
- your immune system is damaged
- you are experiencing symptoms and your gallbladder has ceased to function
If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a general surgeon.