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how to know if you tore hip abductors?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Hip tear: muscle tear after trauma would typically be very painful to use, and bruised and swollen

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What are the other common areas outside of the pelvis where we find endometriosis?

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Endo: Endometriosis could affect the colon, the appendix, the liver, very rarely, lungs and brain.
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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can you know if you dislocated your hip?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
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Pain: It is usually intensely painful. A dislocated hip is nearly impossible to walk on and for a natural hip, usually follows severe trauma.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long is the hospital stay after a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
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1-4 days: The usually hospital stay after hip replacement is 2-4 days. Some centers have experimented with same day surgery. This often results in readmission, or problems at home. The national average is about 3.4 days. The length of stay is dictated by when patients meet all their goals prior to discharge. The surgery in my hand is less than an hour, and that is fairly typical in the US.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What things can make a post hip replacement patient more comfortable?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Pain control: I guess pain control with strong analgesics and cushions of all kinds. If still in bed bars or something to pull while moving in bed ( ask physical therapists). What part of the odyns uncomfortable? Talk to the surgeon in charge.

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