"Unfortunately, postoperative seromas can represent a challenging problem, although it is rare that they cause significant pain. In my practice, I tend to leave drains at the time of surgery and then keep them in until they're putting ou..."
""Statins" such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Mevacor (lovastatin) can have numerous side effects including sensitivity to sunlight, rash, muscle and joint pains, liver enzyme abnormalities and probably some fluctuations in blood sugar. ..."
"The “line” going down your abdomen is indeed much more indicative of a diastasis rather than a true hernia, so I’m betting that’s what you probably have without actually examining you. As for your symptoms of palpitations and shortness ..."
"If you’re already having significant pain and GI discomfort from your hiatal hernia, then you’re probably nearing the time at which you should have it repaired, although some additional workup will be necessary before you undergo an surg..."
It sounds to me like you need more of a thorough workup to figure out why you’re having such unusual bowel habits. Diarrhea and constipation can have many underlying causes, some of them benign, and some more concerning...."
"I have to admit that your problem is a bit of an unusual occurrence, and I’m not sure I can make a diagnosis based on limited information. It does sound like this may be some kind of exercise-induced bowel hypermotility. I would ask if..."
Nothing against your doctor’s diagnostic skills, but it is sometimes possible for a person to have one or more small hernias that are not felt on exam. In my practice, if I have trouble feeling a hernia ina patient, but am..."
So sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve had with your daughter. Based on the limited history you describe in your question, I’m not sure exactly what is going on with her, but I can suggest some other tests that might he..."
"Glad if I could be of help. Given that you have ongoing or even worsening symptoms, I think following up with your gastroenterologist is important. It certainly sounds like you need some further work-up so that you can receive the appr..."
Although I don’t know your complete story, your CT results don’t seem to be particularly worrisome from what you mention. Although it’s always nice to hear back from your doctor regarding any test results, the fact that you..."
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