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Are these statements true or false? Click on the link below to find out the answers

Are these statements true or false? Click on the link below to find out the answers

1. Ganglions

A Are most commonly found on the foot, as shown here

B Are more prevalent in women

C Are typically painful

D Have a high rate of recurrence if managed non-surgically

E May disappear spontaneously

2. Gynaecomastia

A Is seen in 50% of boys aged between 10 and 16

B Is a feature of Klinefelter's syndrome

C May result from exposure to a partner's oestrogen vaginal cream

D May rarely result from testicular or lung cancer

E Can be treated with tamoxifen

3. Incisional hernias

A Usually enlarge with time

B Occur after one in 20 abdominal operations

C Develop within a year of the original surgery

D Are more common in smokers, diabetes patients and the elderly

E If large, recur after repair in up to 50% of cases

4. Haemorrhoids

A Always cause pain when they prolapse

B Are described as grade 3 if they prolapse but reduce spontaneously

C Will require surgery if strangulated

D When treated with non-operative measures such

as banding, recur in about 10% of cases

E Are self-treated by about two-thirds of sufferers

Ganglions Gynaecomastia Incisional hernias Haemorrhoids Answers

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