A 54-year-old female asked:
i had surgery and anesthesia for a nerve block was injected into my femoral artery causing a seizure. the question? can i donate blood after this?
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Anesthesiology 43 years experience
Yes: The drug will disappear from your bloodstream over a few hours.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Should be fine: Local anesthetics are relatively quickly metabolized after administration. Unless you plan on giving blood at the same time that you might have local anesthetic inadvertently injected into a vessel, it should be fine to donate, provided you meet all pre-donation criteria.
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Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes: I am sorry this happened to you. The medication that caused the seizure is gone from your system and will nit impact the ability to give blood.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Within reason. The injection itself may initially irritate the tissues around the nerve and the nerve itself. Especially if you had what is called a transforaminal injection. It sounds as if your injection was given around the 3rd lumbar nerve, right ?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?
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General Practice 40 years experience
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
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Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 19, 2015
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