What to know about diabetes and amputation

3 weeks 1 day ago
Diabetes is a leading cause of lower limb loss by amputation in the United States. In this article, we look at why this can happen, how common it is, and how to prevent it. We also look at the warning signs to look out for to prevent diabetes-related complications and amputation.

What is a liver cyst?

2 months 1 week ago
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other issues, a doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Learn more here.

Removing stitches at home

2 months 3 weeks ago
To prevent infection and ensure proper wound healing, it is usually best for a healthcare professional to remove a person's stitches. However, with sufficient care and sterile equipment, it is possible for an individual to remove their stitches safely at home. Learn more here.

What to expect during a bowel resection

2 months 4 weeks ago
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here.

How to tell if you have a femoral hernia

3 months 2 weeks ago
A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here.
39 minutes 26 seconds ago
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Some surgeries are done to find a problem. Your doctor or a nurse will give you instructions on what to do before the surgery and what you can and cannot do afterward.
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