I am preparing to have bariatric surgery?

I am preparing to have bariatric surgery. Some recent blood work came back showing low phosphate levels and slightly elevated alkaline phosphatase levels. I’m wondering what this could mean for my surgery? Could it potentially cause a delay? I am concerned about a delay in the process or possibly stopping the process altogether

Age: 32
Medications: Celexa, abilify, Wellbutrin, salbutamol inhaler

Would lower back surgery allow me to have normal activities?

i am a 47 year old female suffering from acute lower back pain following a bad fall I had a year ago. i can lo longer appreciate ordinary activities because of the pain I have. I have been recommended surgery. Would lower back surgery allow me to have normal activities?

Age: 47
Female
Medications: pain killers

Is it normal for pain remains even after 9 days of vertebroplasty procedure?

– My father is 73 years old.
– Injured his back in the car on 25/2/18. Suffering severe back pain since then
– Did MRI scan on 12/3/18 discovered fracture at T10.
– Pain Management specialist suggested for nerve root block and faucet joint injection to relieve pain but no sign of pain relief
– 2nd opinion from Orthopedic told vertebroplasty is the most ideal treatment for him. Underwent vertebroplasty procedure on 28/3/18.
– After a week of vertebroplasty procedure, very little sign of pain relief.
* Is it normal for pain remains even after 9 days of vertebroplasty procedure ? As we learned from the internet this is a very effective procedure as most patient reported pain was gone within 48 – 72 hours
* With his condition and treatment, how long would he need for pain to subside ?
* Any other treatment required to eliminate pain ?

Age: 73
Male
Medications: Not taking any pain killers at the moment

I have had uterine ablation approximately 10 years ago, is hysterectomy recommended?

I have had uterine ablation approximately 10 years ago. I am 53 and premenopausal. Recently started having cramping and pain in what I thought was left ovary. They did find cystic lesion 3×8 x 3.3 x 5.1 cm in the left ovary but what concerns me is this: “Complex findings in the uterus with a large irregular region of fluid and soft tissue, which may arise from the endometrium. Differential considerations would include an endometrial malignancy. A large degenerating fibroid is an alternative consideration.” They are recommending a D&C with ultrasound guidance because of the scar tissue and history of severe endometriosis. Rt ovary was removed 4 years ago found to be endometrioma. I’m wondering why a hysterectomy wouldn’t be a better idea to just put an end to all of these issues?

Age: 53
Female
Medications: verapamil
Yes
General Information: lower abdominal cramping and bloating.

I slipped and fell l broke my femur in three places?

I slipped and fell l broke my femur in three places , they have put a surgery metal plate in my leg l am recovering well after 6 days in hospital , l would like to know the weight of the metal plate in my leg for my future diet , l just want to know the weight of the metal plate so l know how many pounds to lose please

Age: 59
Female
Medications: Paracetamol

I had a spinal fusion surgery now have difficulty swallowing food?

I had a spinal fusion surgery done last year, now have difficulty swallowing food. A swelling occurred in supraclavical area. Had MRI, US done. All good. Surgeon says not due to surgery. tested for cushings and it isn’t cushings either. Swelling is on both sides. I am told it is life threatening. But no one has any answers. What can be done? Please help.

Age: 45
Male
Medications:

I had Mohs surgery, a bump formed on the site, please advise?

I have a dermatology question/concern.I had Moh’s surgery(all clear) on Jan 2 without stitches. On Jan 10 my surgeon said it was healing nicely. On Jan 22 a bump formed on the site. My question is: Is this the normal healing process without stitches? It is a bit worrisome. Surely the cancer couldn’t come back after only 20 days or could it. It stayed flat for the 6 weeks between the biopsy and surgery, and now there’s a bump after the all clear. Thanks

Age: 65
Male
Medications: flutisicone,multi vitamins
General Information: Yes and I have another follow-up appointment this Wednesday, but the worry will make it a long 5 days!

I had spine surgery exposing my spine, is there risk of infection?

I recently had surgery to confuse five vertebrae in my neck the problem is is my incision started to create a big hole looks like it was infected my surgeon told me it was not infected but he put me on antibiotics anyway. So I have this big gaping hole it is exposing my spinal cord and my spine.I’ve had surgery once to correct it and close the incision, he cleaned it out and closed the incision and stitched it. Well the hole has returned. I was supposed to go out of town to a plastic surgeon to close the incision again but I haven’t heard back from my surgeon’s office for 2 days. What is my risk of infection from my having my spine exposed? I like my surgeon and I don’t believe that he’s trying to hurt me in any way, but should I be seeking second opinion or another doctor to close this incision and should I be doing it faster than it’s being done? it’s now been seven days since the last time I was in surgery to have it closed.

Age: 56
Female
Medications: None

Hair transplant for a 23 year old, is it a good or bad idea?

Hello,
I have a question about hair transplants. I am 23 years old and I am beginning to lose my hair. My hairline is starting to recede. Just wondering if I can get a hair transplant done of my receding hairline. Is there a minimum which can be done or not. Are there any risks involved. Please explain. Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Looking for some objective opinion.

Age: 23
Male
Medications: No

Left flank pain due to Congenital Pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction, is surgery needed?

Left flank pain due to Congenital PUJ obstruction. Both kidney function are normal. 4 renal scans have been done. Some doctors advice surgery. Some say surgery not needed. Flank pain is frequent and bothersome. My age is 38 years and I am a Male.

Age: 38
Male
Medications: Cresar AM and Tonact

I had a vaginal hysterectomy with removal of ovaries, now bleeding?

I had a vaginal hysterectomy with removal of ovaries 3 weeks ago. I am now getting pain in the groin region during bladder and bowel movements and have just noticed bleeding from the vagina. Is this normal or should i return to the hospital? I am based in Germany and it is not so simple. Thank you

Age: 60
Female
Medications: None

I had quadruple bypass 2 yrs ago, can I take omega 7?

can I take ultra omega burn it is omega seven.I had quadruple bypass 2 yrs ago. I am also diabetic
on insulin. I used to take omega 3-6-9 and was told by an internist to stop it because of blood thinning
and clotting possibilities. I currently take eliquis 5 mg bid.. thankyou

Age: 71
Female
Medications: insulin novo rapid 12u tid, lantus 24u qhs, metformin 500 mg bid, amlodepine 10 mg, od lasix10 mg od, vasotec 5mg bid, lyrica 200 mg tid, eliquis 5 mg bid, hydralazine 50 mg qid, iferrous gluconate 300 mg od, tylenol 650 mg tid, praluent 150 mg injection q2wks, pantoloc 40 mg qhs, magnesium 500 mg tid, vit D 1000 mg od, vit c 500 mg od, b12 500 mcg od, b6 250 mg od,
General Information: quadruple bypass 2015
diabetes type 2 1992
pulmonary hypertension 2014
fibromyalgia xyrs
arthritis last few yrs

I had a cardiac catheter ablation last week , I had another SVT episode, should I be worried?

Last Friday I had a cardiac catheter ablation to get rid of my SVT. The doctors successfully found the problem area and they told me they were able to get rid of it. Today (Thursday, almost one week later) I had another SVT episode when I was babysitting. It lasted for about 40 seconds and it wasn’t as bad as usual but it was SVT. Should I be worried that they didn’t get it or is this maybe just a side effect of the surgery or maybe the tissue isn’t healed or something like that.

Age: 25
Female
Medications: CBD pills for anxiety
General Information: Nothing other than I’ve had SVT for 3 years now and it’s been exactly 1 week since I had the surgery.