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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Surgery: It requires plastic surgery.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
32 years experience Psychiatry
Find insurance?: Not a med answer, but is there a way you can get insurance? Is there a medicaid program? Does your county offer health assistance, or your hospital ha ... Read More
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Dr. Andres Taleisnik
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Congratulations : Congratulations on your weight loss. There is absolutely no way to address your loose skin without an abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck). Exercise ma ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Gastric bypass: After having gastric bypass surgery it is important to stay on the recommended diet and not vary from it. This can cause gas, and other problems. Al ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Motility problem: In sleeve resection where at least or more than 80 % stomach is removed , small gastric tube or sleeve is made. Stomach may be unable to empty, you m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Trapped Gas: The best way to get rid of "trapped gas" after surgery is to get up often and to walk around. Otherwise, an over the counter medication such as simeth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Simethicone: Try liquid anti-gas preparations with simethicone to break up the gas bubbles in to smaller ones. It may relieve your symptoms. If not, call your surg ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Body contouring: Exicision of loose, sagging skin is performed by a plastic surgeon trained in body contouring surgery. The results can be absolutely stunning, but you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Try yogurt: You had heart surgery 4 days ago. You were given antibiotics during the surgery so you can try yogurt to return your normal gut flora. Also walk a l ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Position change: Position change can help. Warm beverages can help. Warm bath too. If fever, vomiting, severe pain, call md asap.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Will resolve: U describe a mild form of ileus, in which intestinal motility is decreased, usually due to inactivity and prescribed narcotics for pain. While this i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Endoscopic surgery??: Surgeons will add gas to the area to help visualize the site better. The gas will go away on it's own over time. I have not heard of any way to spee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Walking: Get ambulatory as soon as possible. Discuss your limits with your surgeon.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Will disappear: You got the rash most likely from reaction to antibiotics , or anesthetic medications , in couple of day will disappear , alert your surgeon , some t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass : You need to see a bariatric surgeon for a consultation. Go to a practice that is well established, has been around for years, and has done thousands o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Depends: Younger, non-smokers with healthy skin may bounce back better and not show as much sagging. Older patients with less elasticity in their skin may not ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pain medication: When you stop the pain medication this should resolve.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
A process: High bmi best to avoid and avoid any surgery! get weight counseling endocrine assessment diet and exercise risk assessment for o ther condition ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Difficult: Can be impossible , plastic surgery may or may not modify scars appearance. Dermatologist can help at early stage of scar formation and cosmetic addit ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Start easy: Gas x, simethicone, usually does a great job. Check with your surgeon if does not do the job.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Unclear yet...: Do you mean he just few days after some abdominal procedures to release adhesion from prior surgery or inflammation, or something else? Bloading 2-5 d ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not due to surgery: At 26 may not be due to to surgery ( you did not mention what was done ) First eat high fibre diet , plenty of fluids , stool softeners will work m ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: How long after laparoscopy? Why did you have it? These related questions are important to know since trapped wind may result from various reasons such ... Read More

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