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  • At the age of 65, I had internal and external hemorrhoids removed by surgery. This article first examines the nature of hemorrhoids and then details what to expect after hemorrhoid removal surgery.

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • After years of dieting and yo-yo weight loss, I decided that surgery was the way to go. Being a nurse, I researched to find the procedure with the fewest side effects. I've had four surgeries since 2011.

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    by Michelle Mollohan2

  • Whether you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, or whether you're currently recovering from the procedure, there's a lot to know. This is what I learned from my experience.

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Liz Elias29

  • Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It is used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. One alternative to arthroscopy is open surgery. This article details the indications for the use of arthroscopy as well as a description of what the procedure entails.

    What Is Arthroscopy?

    What Is Arthroscopy?

    by Kortney Tholen0

  • Knowing what to expect during your CT scan (aka CAT scan) can help reduce any anxiety you may have. This article explains everything that will happen before, during, and after the procedure.

    What to Expect When You Are Scheduled for a CT Scan

    What to Expect When You Are Scheduled for a CT Scan

    by Gable Rhoads4

  • Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    by TahoeDoc13

  • The cost of a Crystalens implant can vary widely. Learn how the cost can be affected by a surgeon's philosophy and product packaging—from personal experience and the experience of others.

    Crystalens Cost With Cataract Surgery

    Crystalens Cost With Cataract Surgery

    by gracenotes64

  • Cannabis. Weed. Herb, pot, loud. A plant known to be useful both as medicine and for recreational enjoyment. But how might it be hurting you?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    by Matt Shaw0

  • These six hacks will show you how to navigate the entire office visit, including scheduling your visit, discussing your medical issue, and interacting with office staff. Quality medical care is achievable with these tips; take the control into your own hands!

    6 Medical Appointment Hacks to Make the Most of Your Visit

    6 Medical Appointment Hacks to Make the Most of Your Visit

    by Kortney Tholen0

  • Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6 are anti-fungal vaginal preparations that come with a clotrimazole tablet and an applicator. It is used to treat vaginal candidiasis, also known as yeast infection.

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara193

  • Are you having a calcium scoring test? Here is what you need to know about why your doctor ordered it and what it will tell about your health.

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    by Virginia Kearney5

  • In this article, I provide first-person experience with individuals I have known who suffered knee problems, along with some useful links to additional information. Some suggestions for decision-making, along with photos and a video, are included.

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    by Patty Inglish MS48

  • There has never been a better time to be bedridden. While it's never ideal, thanks to modern technology, patients today have their choice of many more ways to occupy their time.

    What Can You Do While Stuck in Bed?

    What Can You Do While Stuck in Bed?

    by Sherry Hewins10

  • The cost of herniated disc surgery depends on several factors. In this article, I discuss the cost of my son's microdiscectomy, as well as information about what to expect before and afterward.

    Herniated Disc Surgery: Cost and What to Expect

    Herniated Disc Surgery: Cost and What to Expect

    by Kristin Trapp24

  • Post-spinal anesthesia side effects can result from the needles, the technique, or the medications used. Most side effects are minor and short-lived.

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    by TahoeDoc66

  • A long-term kidney transplant recipient lists her top 10 ways to keep an organ transplant going strong. This helpful and encouraging advice can apply to the recipient of any type of organ transplant.

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    by Kristin Kaldahl32

  • An interscalene block of the brachial plexus is used to provide pain relief during and after shoulder surgery. Find out from an anesthesiologist what you should know before having this type of block.

    Interscalene Block: Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

    Interscalene Block: Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

    by TahoeDoc24

  • It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC8

  • By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    by KT Dunn4

  • A board-certified anesthesiologist discusses the common cardiac effects of general anesthesia and also explains why there is some variability.

    Effects of Anesthesia on the Heart

    Effects of Anesthesia on the Heart

    by TahoeDoc34

  • Would it scare you to know that no one really knows how anesthesia gases work? As amazing as it is, it's true, as explained here by a physician anesthesiologist.

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    by TahoeDoc5

  • Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid pain medication, is a powerful drug. Its use in the operating room is routine and valuable, as explained in this article. Abuse and addiction with fentanyl are dangerous and often deadly, even with just one use.

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    by TahoeDoc8

  • The entire body is affected by an anesthetic. Here, a board-certified anesthesiologist gives an overview of the effects of anesthesia from head to toe.

    How Does Anesthesia Affect the Body?

    How Does Anesthesia Affect the Body?

    by TahoeDoc28

  • Medicare Part C is an Advantage Plan that completely replaces Original Medicare. Some include additional benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, and drugs.

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    by Glenn Stok12

  • A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain, not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect helps. These tips for adapting to your new body should also help.

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    by Catherine Giordano21

  • Most people are so nervous about their cataract operation, they don't think much about what to expect after the procedure. Unfortunately, some surgeons don't provide adequate information, either.

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    by Kate Swanson269

  • Learn how to use Candid B cream to treat ringworm, jock itch, yeast infections, and other fungal infections of the skin. Find out about precautions and side effects, as well.

    Candid B Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    Candid B Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara232

  • The sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis measures chloride ions in an individual's sweat. A positive result indicates the presence of cystic fibrosis.

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    by Leah Lefler10

  • In March 2018, I underwent a PET/CT whole body scan. In this article, learn what a PET/CT scan is, why it is used, how it is given, and what information its results can give doctors and patients.

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    by Jayme Kinsey24

  • Zyrtec is a useful drug if taken on a short-term basis. However, when taken for greater periods of time, Zyrtec side effects can lead to chronic itching, hives, and very unpleasant living.

    My Symptoms of Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal

    My Symptoms of Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal

    by Michael M Griffin75

  • One of the most asked questions by patients is whether or not to take the meds with milk. The answer to this question depends on what exactly the medicine is. This article mentions a list of meds that interact with milk and how this occurs.

    Can Medicines Be Taken With Milk or Other Dairy Products?

    Can Medicines Be Taken With Milk or Other Dairy Products?

    by Sherry Haynes6

  • Regional anesthesia refers to numbing a region of the body, rather than the whole body. An anesthesiologist discusses different techniques to induce regional anesthesia.

    Regional Anesthesia: Definition and Examples

    Regional Anesthesia: Definition and Examples

    by TahoeDoc10

  • Asthma and general anesthesia both affect the airways, lungs, and breathing. A certified anesthesiologist explains what asthmatics need to know in order to safely proceed with surgery.

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    by TahoeDoc15

  • CT contrast, also known as contrast dye, is used to better visualize blood vessels and some internal organs. How does it work? Are there any side effects and/or risks?

    What Is the Contrast Dye Used in CT Scans?

    What Is the Contrast Dye Used in CT Scans?

    by Gable Rhoads6

  • These are the highlights of my jaw surgery—from the hospital stay to my recovery time at home. The surgery solved my overbite issue, and I survived the procedure and the hospital stay. However, it was not a walk in the park.

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    by emilybee41

  • It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    by FlourishAnyway26

  • Prescription muscle relaxers have a broad ranges of uses, both for acute and chronic illness. In this article, a pharmacist presents all of the currently available prescription muscle relaxers.

    Prescription Muscle Relaxers List

    Prescription Muscle Relaxers List

    by Jason Poquette338

  • Know what to expect and how to prevent and/or treat the most common after-effects of anesthesia, including nausea, sore throat, confusion, muscle aches, itching, and emotional outbursts.

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    by TahoeDoc373

  • Medical Quackery is an overpromotion of anything in the field of health and wellness. Learn how to recognize quack doctors, victims of quacks, the potential effects of medical quackery, and assess if quackery should be banned or adapted.

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    by Ray2

  • Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    by Brittany Brown-Doherty26

  • Since 1999, I have had prostate problems leading to biopsies in 2000 and 2003. Based on personal experiences, this article details what to expect after having undergone a prostate biopsy.

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    by Paul Richard Kuehn3

  • An abdominal ultrasound scan suggested by a doctor probably saved my life. In this article, after defining the meaning of ultrasound scan, I explain its purpose in medical diagnostics and some of the results the scan images can indicate.

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    by Paul Richard Kuehn7

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