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Surgery is a type of treatment done by placing an incision on the body. Depending on the condition, the various surgical procedures performed are elective surgery, exploratory surgery, amputation, reconstructive surgery, transplant surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, and laser surgery.

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I have a calcified granuloma in my lungs with no complications. Can I have a surgery?

Query: Hi, I have a calcified granuloma in my lungs with no complications. My doctor said it was fine. But my surgeon will not proceed with a scheduled surgery without a pulmonologist clearance. Every local clinic is booked for months. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. May I know your symptoms? Do you have any cough, chest pain, or weight loss? Any history of tuberculosis? Please reply to my above-asked questions so I can better guide you. I wish you good health. Thanks.  Read Full »

Is it safe for my 80-year-old father to undergo surgery to remove a painless lump in his jaw?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is aged around 80 years. He has had a painless lump on the left side of his jaw beneath his ear for three years. Last year, we got an ultrasound and FNAC done, and his doctor suggested getting the lump removed by surgery. He is taking only ayurvedic medicines. Also, he underw...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The photograph you sent suggests a parotid gland swelling, and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) report has not confirmed any specific diagno...  Read Full »

I want a penis enlargement surgery with a real tissue implant. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeking a urologist's opinion for penis enlargement procedures. There are various procedures, from injections to fat or real tissue implant options. The option that I am considering is a real tissue implant. What I am looking for is a doctor's opinion on that type of procedure and...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You provided great updates, and as penile bulking is concerned, I managed many patients who got oil as a filler, and the results were devastating as they required complete penile skin excision and new skin grafting. On the other hand, non-reactive substances such as al...  Read Full »

What causes groin pain even after four years of hernia surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia laparoscopic surgery four years back. After about 10 days of surgery, I started walking for about 3.1 miles. The first two days, I did not feel any trouble. But, on the third day of my walk, I begun to feel trouble in the area of the groin and felt weak to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hernia surgery involves placement of a prolene mesh in the area of weakness, which promotes vigorous fibrosis. So, it is only normal to experience mild discomfort on the side of surgery. If it is not troubling you too much, then it is better to leave it alone, because ...  Read Full »

How can I appropriately ask my surgery doctor regarding the timings of resuming my sexual activity?

Query: Hello doctor, How can I appropriately ask my surgery doctor regarding the timings of resuming my sexual activity? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I read your query and understood your concern. A doctor is someone you can openly discuss anything with. We completely grasp that sex is a natural need for everyone, so there is no need for hesitation. If you are still feeling uneasy, let me know about the details...  Read Full »

I experienced testicular torsion a few years back. Will I qualify for the medical examination for the civil service exams?

Query: Hello doctor,When I was 15 years old, I experienced testicular torsion, which resulted in the removal of my right testicle. Now I would like to know whether I might be disqualified during the medical examination for the civil service exams. I am aware that I might not pass the medical examination fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhan Kumar Madathupalayam Velusamy

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. It is worth noting that when torsion occurs on one side, the likelihood of torsion happening on the other side also increases. I would like to inquire whether the opposite side testis was surgically fixed during your previous surgery. Having th...  Read Full »

I fell from a bike and injured my knee three days ago. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I fell from a bike and injured my knee three days ago. I feel that a minor part of the patella was broken. How can one heal this part of the patella without plaster or surgery? Kindly help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, you need to get an X-ray of the affected knee joint. A decision can be made only after seeing the X-rays. Till then, you need to immobilize the joint with a readymade leg knee splint. Apply ice daily. You need to take the following...  Read Full »

Is pus secretion from gallbladder bed after gallstone removal surgery a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has undergone a gallstone and uterus removal surgery simultaneously. From the day of operation, she is having pus secretion from the gall bladder bed. What may be the possible reasons behind this?  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Sonal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your mother's complaints. Pus from the surgical site is worrisome. It may just be a surgical site infection, usually superficial and confined to the skin and it usually subsides with appropriate antibiotics. But since you have mentioned that the p...  Read Full »

I am experiencing stomach issues post-surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female who is 5 feet 3 inches weighing 140 pounds. For the past four months, I have been dealing with stomach problems such as diarrhea and bloating and lack of appetite. It did turn out that my gallbladder was functioning at 18% and just last week I had a laparoscop...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your detailed summary. It takes around two to six weeks in some individuals for the bowel motility to normalize. It is just a transient phenomena which result slowly in the adaptation of the bowel to the absence of the gallbladder. I suggest ...  Read Full »

Is there any risk in doing surgery at stage 4 of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Today my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 4. She is having a fracture in the hip bone for two days and was admitted in hospital for that. Later, it was diagnosed as cancer. They are planning to do surgery for fracture and after that chemotherapy. Now she is unable t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sivaprakash Rathnaswamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She needs PET-CT whole body scan to establish the sites of metastasis involved all over the body. Breast cancer only with bone metastasis has a good prognosis. She needs six cycles of chemotherapy first and then reassessment. Surgery is indicated for spine or bone for f...  Read Full »

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