A 37-year-old female asked:
gall bladder removed 3 months ago. stools were a little loose but still only once a day. past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if i don't eat. tried brat diet and not much difference. related to surgery?
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Wound care 25 years experience
Can be. : You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some mess like questran that can bind bile salts and may help. See you MD
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes, runny nose, and coughing mucus in a day?
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Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Watery eyes: Sounds like you have a viral illness. Take an over-the-counter decongestant and see if this helps. A saline nasal spray is also helpful. Drink plenty of fluids and get some rest. If you are still having problems after 7 days, call your primary doctor.
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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?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?
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Pediatrics 39 years experience
Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own.
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