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swollen face after surgery

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen face: It could be swelling after your surgery or you could be developing another cyst. Try applying warm compresses to the area and if it dose not improve ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unrelated virus: Viral infection unrelated to your sinus surgery. Contact your primary care doctor for an evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Facial Swelling: A variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases and conditions can lead to face swelling. Swelling can result from infections, allergies, medications ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Swollen face: = facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, cellulitis, hormonal problems, etc.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Up to a year: Swelling can last up to a year after having a rhinoplasty but rarely longer than that. That is why that you won't realize your actual results until ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2-3 weeks: 2-3 weeks. If longer, see surgeon.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Swollen face: Depending on the location of the wisdom teeth and the amount of bone removed, swelling after the sugery is not uncommon. Make sure to follow the post ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You would need to : Discuss with your doc as we don't know the extent of the injury, what surgery was done, etc etc. if a prior infection was present this makes it even m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
See plastic surgeon: Most of the swelling is down by a year. This might be an anatomic issue that needs more surgery or scar tissue that can be addressed with a steroid in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist. : Other than placing ice over the area, calling your dentist is the best suggestion i can offer.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Non specific: Immediately: mask or pressure during anesthesia later? Stroke is possible but usually more specific neuro deficit.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Yes i would go to the ER or Urgent care. Possible see the surgeon on Monday. Monitor for nausea and vomiting as well as fever. Neurologic symptoms w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The swelling drains according to gravity (down towards the face and neck). Some people can get bruising or black eyes as well. If there are any sign ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
?? Medications: We need to know if you we're given any medications after surgery , specially pain medications with codeine, you may be having an allergic reaction. St ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open proc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Gross
39 years experience Dentistry
no: Recommend you follow-up with your dentist - you may need antibiotics and may have another cause for the swelling other than the tooth which was pulled ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not uncommon: If you have been placed on antibiotics, take the tablets as directed, apply moist heat, take NSAID OTC and be patient 2-3 weeks.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Genioplasty, etc.: Yes, you will experience significant swelling of the chin and cheeks and lips after a genioplasty plus fat grafts to cheeks plus lip fillers. Generall ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Numbness: In most cases, the numbness would have already subsided. There have been cases where it takes up to one year to resolve and sometimes it is permanent. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
26 years experience Family Medicine
Sore knee : Some soreness is not uncommon, but soreness that does not resolve with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medicines needs to be evaluated.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
First: Discuss this with the surgeon. From a neurological standpoint you can monitor recovery with a Blink Study ( facial nerve NCV ) the development of ab ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Can be: But always check with your surgeon, because they might see or feel something more than you do, and know when to add antibiotics or drain an abscess. S ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL swelling: Overuse, infection, arthritis, synovitis, possible graft failure or impingement, loose bodies, meniscal tears.

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