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  1. Circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV infection by 50- to 60% but does not completely eliminate the risk. Even if you are circumcised, it is important to practice safe sex and use a condom to minimise your risk of contractiong sexually transmiited infections and diseases including HIV.

  1. Balanitis is the inflammation of the glas or head of the penis and infection is the most common cause of balanitis. For mild cases of balanitis, medications and ointments can treat the condition. If you have severe balanitis or if medications and other nonsurgical treatment approaches have failed to cure this condition, the urologist might recommend circumcision to treat balanitis effectively and prevent its recurrence. It is important to note here that if your doctor has suggested circumcision to treat balanitis, delaying surgery is not wise as it can lRead more

  1. The approximate cost your kidney stone treatment will depend on the type of kidney stone removal procedure that you choose. You can expect an approximate bill to be anywhere from INR 30,000 to INR 1,10,000 for your kidney stone removal treatment. The cost of your kidney stone removal surgery will vary, depending on the type of procedure chosen, the city and the hospital where the procedure is being performed, the fee of the surgeon or surgeons performing the surgery, type of anesthesia used, if the patient has any chronic illness or underlying medical coRead more

  1. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin after being pulled behind the glans of penis, gets stuck and cannot be moved back to its normal position. Phimosis will require immediate medical attention and will not go away on its own without treatment. If nonsurgical treatment methods are not helpful in pulling back the foreskin to its normal position, circumcision surgery might become necessary. Paraphimosis is considered a medical emergency, so if you have symptoms of paraphimosis, you should book an appointment with a top urologist in your city right away.

  1. Gallstones do not cause diabetes. But, when a diabetic patient suffers from gallstone, the level of bile acid and lipid composition increases in his or her body. Gallstones may not cause diabetes, but there is a high chance of gallstones symptoms getting worse in a diabetes patient within a much shorter time in comparison to a non-diabetic patient. If a diabetes patient is diagnosed with gallstones, it is important for the person to develop a gallstone management plant focussing on the necessary diet and exercise habits. The patient should be regular witRead more

  1. Once gallstones are formed in the gallbladder, they remain there. It is very rare that gallstones pass or dissolve on their own without any medical intervention. Small size gallstones can be passed with non-surgical treatments, but bigger gallstones need surgery. A gallstone patient should never delay their treatment hoping the stones would pass on their own. If the condition of gallstones gets worse, it may lead to inflammation of the gallbladder and blockage in the bile duct. Hence, a person who has been diagnosed with gallstones should consult with thRead more

  1. There is no definite time frame that can define the development of gallstones. Depending on the person's lifestyle habits, gallstones can take anywhere between 4 months to 2-3 years to form. During the initial stage of gallstone formation, the person may not experience any symptom. Hence there is very less chance that the person may make any change in his or her dietary and lifestyle habits. But if you experience sharp and sudden pain in your right abdomen, pain in your right shoulder, or you experience the tendency of nausea and vomiting, it is importanRead more

  1. Homeopathy medications can be effective in dissolving small to medium-sized gallstones. Homeopathy can also provide relief from gallbladder attacks. But homeopathy does not prove to be effective if the gallstones grow bigger in size. In case of bigger gallstones, surgery is the only effective solution.

  1. Banana isn't a cure for gallstone. But, it can definitely prevent any potential stress on your gallbladder which can make the gallstone worse. Bananas are a great source of fibre. Bananas are also low in sugar and saturated fat and can support gallbladder health. Many proctologists believe that people who regularly consume bananas are less likely to develop gallstones. Bananas can prevent gas, constipation, stomach cramps, and bloating, and aid the digestion process. This way there no pressure is exerted on the gallbladder.