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How should I prepare myself for day surgery to remove breast lump

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
31 years experience General Surgery
Day surgery: Nothing by mouth after midnight; no Aspirin or like products for 5 days prior [motrin, Aleve (naproxen) etc; basically the only otc painreleiver that ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Preparation: Drink adequate fluids until cutoff time specified, to help IV start. Take your meds as directed by pre-op staff, esp beta blockers and heartburn meds. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Get a good nights sleep. Meet with your anesthesiologist in advance. Discuss possible post-op pain with your surgeon.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If it is comfortable for you to do that, it is safe.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Unrelated: A lumpectomy is an out-patient operation usually under twilight anesthesia; it usually takes about 30 minutes. It should have no effect on weight gain ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Ask MD: Usually you do not put pressure on the side operated upon; therefore sleep on the non-operated side. Ask your surgeon to be sure. Hope everything wi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
How do you know: It is a fibroadenoma only if it has not been excised? And I do not know the distinction between "removal" & "surgery". It needs to be excised to pro ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast lump?: It may be covered unless it is a ruptured implant.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask questions!: Have your questions answered before you arrive for surgery. Your doctor may tell you not to eat or drink the night before, and to wash with a special ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Kathrada
Specializes in
See your GP.: The previous diagnosis may or may not be relevant. The lump needs to be assessed by at least a General Practitioner and further imaging may be necessa ... Read More
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