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hives under arms after surgery

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What is GA?: If you were asking whether the surgery caused the hives or the opiate in the pain medication, the probability is tilted towards the pain medication. ... Read More

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Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Why : Why don't you ask the doctor to give you Percocet instead then will not have to worry.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It prob not allergy: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. Howev ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Carpal tunnel: See your surgeon to evaluate the hives to be sure that they are not related to the surgery. Infection or shingles can mimic hives so it is important t ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely coincidental: The only thing I can think of would be a reaction to an ingredient in a long-acting cortisone if it was indeed injected along with the procedure. Even ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: This is a complex question best answered by an allergist who will review all meds received during and after surgery to determine the cause of your hiv ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Get examined: You should follow up with your surgeon. The tenderness and bumps may be due to scar tissue, but there may also be inflamed lymph nodes or un-drained a ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Return : To your surgeon.You may have reinjured your shoulder.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling will return: If you remove your elastic band or sleeve from the affected area it is likely that the swelling from lymphedema will return and the symptoms associate ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-10 weeks to heal: Generally speaking broken bones (fractures) heal after undergoing surgery to reduce and stabilize the fracture with plates and screws in 6-10 weeks. C ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Depends: Question re: peripheral arm weakness ; pain fr. Nerve damage is ambiguous whether disorders preceded or followed upon surgery. If existed prior then r ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U need to talk it --: over with your surgeon, as all of us have our own postop routines that we follow. Your surgeon is the only one who knows the type of repair, the quali ... Read More
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