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Symptoms Of A Spleen Injury Following A Colonoscopy
What would be your diagnosis of a lot of blood in the stool two days after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?
It depends: Brain cells do have a remarkable ability to recover. They can go into a shock state following hypoxia. With good support and good therapy many may recover and return to near normal function. Many may die. The outcome is hard to predict, but full effort is justified. At some point it will become obvious the degree of damage that has been done for which no recovery is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: After a fall u may b just generally sore ; as u become more active u begin 2 feel like cuff injury. ...Read more
Oncology: How long after a Whipple operation can a patient still have a slightly annoying pain as a result of inflammation as seen on a PET scan?
Weeks: Since the Whipple requires several anastomosis, there is the potential for slight and temporary leaks. These areas should be drained at the time of surgery and include suturing the common duct to small bowel, and implanting the transected body of pancreas into jejunum. These sites are well known to cause, even with good drainage, temporary leakage setting up inflammation seen on scan. ...Read more
What would a post op checkup look like one week after a lacerated femoral artery caused by a gsw and a gsw to the abdomen?
Healing wound: Depending on the nature of the surgery done, there should be a healing wound. ...Read more
Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?
Yes, the bowel pres: Probably cleaned you out so well that no stool is left to come out for a few days. If you are passing flatus, don't worry, stool will come. ...Read more
Probably none: Concussion without structural injury does not require surgery. Most of the structural injuries (such as blood clots) are fatal if not operated on immediately, so you don't seem to have that type of injury. Unfortunately, there is no way to "cure" a concussion, but it needs to be "managed" carefully while the body heals. The best place for this is a multidisciplinary concussion clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: It depends on if this is your first episode of diverticulitis and successfully treated with antibiotics, then no surgery indicated. If you had complicated diverticulitis with significant abscess or rupture, then surgery is more likely indicated. If you have had repeated episodes of diverticulitis requiring medical treatment, more than 2 to 3 episodes, then surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of swellinf after a recent knee surgery. Is this swelling usual or a possible sign of infection?
I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?
I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: What is fecal loading? It is not generally used medical term? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus muscles; it may look like a hernia but the fascia that covers the muscle is intact; tumor: is simply a growth; it can be benign or malignant (cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more
A xray of my lumbar spine showed a abdominal aorta anuerysm at L4-L5. A follow up C-Scan for a fracture reports, the abdominal area is unremarkable.?
Review with your Dr: Hi Please review the radiology results with your doctor. Generally speaking, we are able to see finer detail of internal organs on CT scans than on X-rays. We typically order CT scans to confirm, refute, or gather more information about questionable findings on X-rays. Below is a link with further information regarding imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Hope this helps! http://bit.ly/2hnK5LH ...Read more
Is a bloating stomach and flu one week after colonoscopy and endoscopy a sign of infection from the scope?
Perhaps...: but I think it is a coincidence ...Read more
What activities could be limited in the long term after a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?
Fever & light headed: Pale, short of breath, in and out of consciousness, sweaty and sometimes feverish. ...Read more
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