Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
High strain exercise: Exercises that involve straining against a closed diaphragm can lead to hernias in someone prone to them. These are exercises where you are holding y ... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not necessarily.: It would depend on the source of the bleeding, and why the colostomy was needed. Your surgeon should know about the blood, and may want to investigat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not ideal.: Removing gallstones from the gallbladder and leaving the gallbladder in place is not commonly done. There are extreme circumstances where the gallbla ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
See your doctor.: An abscess rupturing is actually a good thing in most cases, in that the infection is now draining. The problem is that allowing an abscess to ruptur ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Depends how long.: This would depend on how long after the surgery you mean. Also the type of hernia surgery. In the first few weeks after any hernia surgery, soreness ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Bile regulation: The gallbladder stores bile, and excretes it when needed. After the gallbladder is removed, bile flow is less easily regulated and can cause diarrhea ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
See your surgeon!: If you have an abscess, it must be drained. If it has been drained, and you are having pain from the drain, that will improve as the abscess resolves ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Keep walking.: It sounds like you are describing "claudication", which is pain and fatigue in leg muscles from narrowed or blocked arteries in the leg. Stopping smo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right uppe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consiste ... Read More
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