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is it reasonable to discharge a patient after full hip replacement surgery without having a bowel movement?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Typically: If they are passing gas it is ok, not necessarily needed though to go home.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I help a loved one transition from a hospital to a rehab center after hip fracture?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: The best way is to be there for your loved one. Rehab facilities have very liberal visiting hours in general and the more you can be there the better. Rehab teams love to get families involved with the rehabilitation process as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I measure bouts of diarrhea from irritable bowel syndrome so my doctor knows how bad?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Keep a log: One way would be to keep a record of dates and times of the events. This may also help with identifying any patterns, especially if certain foods are being eaten or certain stressors encountered frequently when the bouts are especially bad. By keeping the record you have an accurate log of events and do not have to try to remember which can sometimes be difficult if there are many.
A 22-year-old member asked:

I walk duck legged and I think its my hips any way to loosen them up to stop causing pain in my legs?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities. I'd start with making sure you have full range of motion at the hips - sometimes gentle and progressive stretching exercises can help. But you should get an evaluation from your doctor or an orthopedist of what is going on in your hips and knees.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately.

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