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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
VAMC: can only do this surgery if you: 1. Have a specific service connected condition that requires this type of surgical procedure (service connection mus ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Explore: It is exploratory mean they open to look and find out what it could be wrong in cases that regular x ray and ct scan does not show anything now it co ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
For what?: usually some undiagnosed abdominal pain, pressure or symptoms like weight loss, bowel dysfunction. Sometimes called exploratory when diagnosis is bet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: For recurrent abdominal pain as reported in 3 months after surgery, you deserve an evaluation so to decide if such pain is related to abdominal surger ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Post op care: You should typically wait at least 8 weeks post op before returning to physical activity. It also depends on what you had done? was it open or laparos ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Variable: Most major abdominal surgery patients need about a 6 week recovery period before doing all full normal physical activities. It depends on how difficul ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Not so much: Most likely will absorb but does time. Now if bothers you go back to the surgeon
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfor ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: Most of the time sutures are removed about 7 to 14 days after surgery. It depends on where your surgery was located or if it was under tension or if y ... Read More

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