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Severe Flank After Acdf Surgery
I am having severe bowel pain following a total robotic assisted laproscopic hysterectomy 1 week ago today. Surgery pain is minimal. Bm pain high. Why?
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more
Unfused sternum after bypass surgery resulting in chronic pain two years after surgery...treatment options?
What did surgeon say: This is going to be a problem for you if not addressed, as even simple things like inhaling, sitting, or anything requiring your ribs to expand or contract is destabilized from not having your sternum connected (fused) from the CABG surgery/stenting. Have you spoken to your surgeon? That is a good place to start, so you can discuss options. Hard to replace Mother's Nature's own design. Start there ...Read more
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more
Had c4,5,6 laminectomy 2011 for severe central stenosis. 8 weeks constant pain, numb in shoulder/arm-3 level ACDF proposed. alternative? Complications
Need more info: Where is your pain? If it is neck pain, ACDF is a viable option. If it is pain in the arms, then there may be foraminal narrowing compressing your nerves that can be addressed by ACDF or posterior foraminotomies. If it is both, ACDF is best. As for the shoulder/arm numbness, this is a common complaint after cervical laminectomies and can get better over long time. Make sure you go over everything ...Read more
Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?
Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more
I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. Is the pain unbearable immediately following surgery?
No: The pain isn't unbearable and can be decreased with regional anesthesia, called a "shoulder block". You will be uncomfortable, but its important to remember that the pain you are having now is going to keep getting worse. The pain that you have after surgery will keep getting better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had laparoscopic surgery 7 days ago for umbilical incisional hernia, repaired with 6" long mesh, still having lots of pain left lower tummy.normal?
Yes: yes the pain will be there for a while you can minimizing it by wearing abdominal binder and applying some heat and make sure your bowls are regular ...Read more
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?
No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more
Mom is 13 days post op in fl hospital now with severe diarrhea from incarcerated incisional hernia repair by laparoscopic open surgery .Vancomycin?
? C dif enterocoliti: Often prolonged peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammation of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture/sample is needed to make/confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are +, vancomycin and/or Flagyl (metronidazole) are appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more
Referred pain: It is very common to have pain in the shoulder after injuries and problems in the abdomen. Injuries to the liver and gallbladder often causes right shoulder pain while injuries to the spleen often causes left shoulder pain. It occurs because the same nerves that go to that part of the abdomen also go to the shoulder. Our brain cannot distinguish between the two. ...Read more
Wear/Tear: With previous back surgery, sometimes pain can result from the wear and tear of the levels above/below your surgery that takes place after a fusion surgery. If this is the case, recommend seeing your spine surgeon or a spine/pain specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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