Breast infection in infants
Aug24

Breast infection in infants

  Baby L_____ S_____, one month old female infant was brought to me by her aunt with a huge left breast abscess. The mother was too terrified to come inside my clinic & the father was also outside consoling the mother. It started as a small boil. They had taken her to pediatrician who gave them local ointment and oral antibiotics. However, it did not subside. IT grew very quickly and the child started to have fever. It was...

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Choking Child
Jul19

Choking Child

Choking child Just after I had gone to bed after a heavy day of plenty of surgeries, I got a call from emergency room. A four year old baby has been rushed into the emergency with sudden inability to swallow & throat pain. In minutes I was there. Parents were in great anxiety & the child was crying continuously. Mother said that she had seen her playing with a two rupee coin and suddenly her condition became an emergency. So...

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He returns
Jul19

He returns

He returned after two years. Last time he came for groin hernia operation on right side. Now he has returned – this time he has developed a new hernia in the left groin. He was extremely happy with the result of surgery last time and hence when he developed another hernia, he decided to come back to me again. He flies down all the way from US. Why does he have to come to India for treatment? Simple – he has no health insurance. Health...

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Hernia Becomes Gangrenous
Jul19

Hernia Becomes Gangrenous

Often Indian ladies have large bellies. Common causes are multiple pregnancies, sedentary lifestyle, poor physical exercises and health neglect. At times scars on abdomen of surgeries compound the weakness of the tummy. It is not uncommon to notice a protrusion (hernia) thro natural scar (umbilicus) or surgical scars. “My mom also had it” is a common answer which denotes that they have a metabolic error whereby the scars...

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How to Avoid Gallbladder Stone Surgery
Aug24

How to Avoid Gallbladder Stone Surgery

Stools passed out after olive oil therapy makes patient feel that he has passed out Gall stonesStools passed out after olive oil therapy makes patient feel that he has passed out Gall stonesI got an emergency call that a 40 year old male executive has come with severe pain in his abdomen. I immediately arrived at emergency room. This patient was rolling with pain. I ordered for three injections. In about 15 minutes he was 80% better I...

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Huge Hair ball in stomach
Aug24

Huge Hair ball in stomach

Father brings his 14 year girl with complaints that she is unable to eat, dull stomach pain and she is growing weak. I looked at this skinny girl. She appeared malnourished. Her height was shorter and she was thin for her age. I looked directly at her eyes but she was avoiding direct contact. I caught her hand to gain her confidence. I asked her some simple questions like her school’s name, etc. She initially was reluctant...

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