A 38-year-old female asked:
three weeks post bunion surgery. dressing and stitches were removed after two weeks and a boot cast was put on. big toe feels like i have a blister?
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Podiatry 33 years experience
See your doctor: Can you remove your boot? If so, look at your big toe.If you have any problems or questions with your surgery, go see your doctor or call them to let them know what is going on. We don't like bad surprises when it comes to outcomes.
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Go doc or ER: You maybe developing a pressure or cast sore. Call your doc or go to the nearest ER and have them check
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Can I bathe my baby when he has tender skin spots on his hands and feet, etc?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: It is ok to bathe your baby, even with tender spots or a rash. However if your baby seems really uncomfortable you may want to make an appointment with your pediatrician. Remember babies do not need a bath every day- this could dry out their skin and make it prone to peeling or increased tenderness. Instead, bathe every 2-4 days.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I've had pain and problems with my low back for many years. What can I expect from myspine surgery?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends....: There are many types of back surgery for many different back conditions so answering specifically will be difficult; however, generally you can expect to be up and walking within 1-2 days after surgery. You'll also likely be limited in the amount of bending/twisting you are allowed to do, maybe even in a back brace. Pain/discomfort should be expected but diminishing. You may also have a catheter.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why are the lymph nodes in the armpit removed when a person undergoes surgery for breast cancer?
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Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Cancer hiding spot: The lymph nodes in the axilla/armpit is usually one of the favorite locations of breast cancer to go to.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
I am 45 with 3 failed ivfs, 5 yrs ago. Benign ovar. Cyst removed then. Last period jul 10. Hcg 464 (20 dpo) & 843 (22.5 dpo) mild cramp, no bleed, ache 1 side. Ectopic, cancer, menopause?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Seems ok: Is DPO days post ovulation? If so, your HCG roughly doubled in 48 hours...That is a good textbook rise! a mild cramp is common, and no bleeding is always good.
Seems to me you are pregnant! no indication of ectopic, no reason to think cancer (hcg producing cancers are typically seen in much younger women ie teens and 20's) and menopause doesn't give you rising hcg.
So for now, congrats and luck!
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A 41-year-old female asked:
I have tingling feet my MRI shows L5 -s1 bulging disc with mid atrophy of some muscles around l5-4-3 . My doctor tingling feet. Are because of and this disc hasn't. Caused it. He gave me nortriptilin is my doctor right? I still have tingling feet and som
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not usual for disk: With the muscular atrophy and neuritis, it might be best to undergo further testing.
There are many possible causes, including diabetes, autoimmune, endocrine, to mention a few.
At your age, a complete workup is indicated.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2019
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