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swelling after mohs surgery

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Skin cancer: Mohs surgery is a type of surgery to completely excise skin cancer. The tissue is sent pathologist who tells surgeon immediately where he need to keep ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Fair: Mohs surgery has been used successfully int treating cutaeous basal cell and squamous Ca. The treatment of melanoma is best handled by wide resectio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
SurgeryForSkinCancer: It is a special and precise surgical technique in which layers of skin cancer tissues are removed and examined under magnification and usually continu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct clos ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Expected: Swelling in the affected limb after hip or knee surgery is expected. That will resolve as you become mor mobile.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends : On the amount of tissue needed to get clean margins, but on average a pretty smooth recovery with easily controlled pain. Many times can be done with ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Size of defect: It really depends on the size of the defect. If small (under 1cm) , i would advise staying with the dermatologist unless a cartilage graft is required ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis: May need to rule out cellulitis. Please discuss with your surgeon.
A female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience in General Surgery
Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, u ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maymaybe: Perhaps. Not every lens producing cell is removed at the time of cataract surgery. Occasionaly these can regrow and lead to cloudiness of a layer be ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible wound prob: You should check with your surgeon to make sure there is no wound infection. It may be normal post operative swelling and inflammation,
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Not unusual: You should be doing fairly well at this point you should have minimal swelling and your motion should be fairly normal you should be working on you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience in Urology
Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the pictur ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Not much: Usually if the tendon is repaired surgically there is not much swelling as the wound is closed carefully and hemostasis is achieved. With elevati ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: It takes several months but eventually swelling after total joint replacement does subside and, if the surgery was done well, the knee feels better th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bunion swelling: Reduce swelling with ice, elevation, rest, and non weight bearing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstructio: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be done with multiple of methods depending on the amount of breast removed. It depends on the other breast ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
It depends.: This answer depends on the method of mastectomy (modified-radical, skin-sparing, nipple areolar-sparing) and the type of reconstruction. The goal of ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: These are normal after that procedure. (red streaks, heat, pain, purulent discharge are not normal.).
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Question is vague.: I am not sure what you are asking about. However, if it is about postoperative care, the following applies: https://www.gastricsurgeon.com/procedur ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Surgery: The right first thing to do is speak to your surgeon about that . We don't know what was done or when it was done. Your surgeon does.
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