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Abdominal Binder After Surgery
Why does/would wearing an abdominal binder raise my blood pressure? Both diastolic and systolic increased by 10 points, pushing me into hypertensive range 135/105.
I am wondering if an abdominal binder helps with diastasis recti. I have about 3 finger widths gap and my son is 9 months old. (also wear w/exercise)?
I told last week by my surgeon that I have developed a seroma and I have a weak spot in my abdomen wall. My surgeon gave me an abdominal binder to wear. Now my abdomen hurts more. Is this common?
Return to surgeon: If I am interpreting correctly, you have had surgery and have complaints around the area of the incision? Seroma is a fluid collection, not uncommonly seen in the incision, which causes pressure. Assuming it is not infected, the seroma can be watched, or if symptomatic, drained. A binder will only increase the pressure and discomfort. You should return to see your surgeon. ...Read more
I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?
Yes: A plastic surgeon can help with several options on how to proceed ...Read more
Temporary discomfort: It also depends on what it is done to you. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that can be used to just look inside your abdomen or perform complex operations to treat a number of conditions. In general some patients feel abdominal distension, shoulder pain and possible nausea. There may also be pain associated with abdominal incisions used to accommodate instruments and scopes. ...Read more
Depends: On size, symptoms, and location. Often observed. Some hernias, e.g. Belly button may be followed without surgery, if no symptoms. Groin (inguinal or femoral) and abdominal wall (spigelian) generally get surgically repaired. Incisional hernias may as well (or not). Hernias don't go away on their own, may get bigger, may cause fullness or lump, or obstruction or kink of bowel-surgical emergency). ...Read more
Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases may require abdominal surgery. ...Read more
Pain: Absolutely. Just make sure you let your surgeon know where it hurts and when it hurts the most. ...Read more
Here are some...: For recurrent abdominal pain as reported in 3 months after surgery, you deserve an evaluation so to decide if such pain is related to abdominal surgery or not. How? It is not that hard to reach a reasonable diagnosis by following suggestions described in How to Handle Sickness in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctor so to reach Dx/care ...Read more
Since a cpap can introduce air into the abdomen, is it safe to use after a nissan fundoppocation surgery?
Yes: CPAP by itself really is not pushing air into the stomach. Some people however tend to gulp air when sleeping on cpap. Make sure you have a newer generation "smart" CPAP that adjusts pressure based on level of obstruction. Also make sure you are professionally fitted for your mask type. We routinely have patients on CPAP and bipap after nissen surgery in our hospital. ...Read more
What kind of IV access (regular, picc, midline?) is typically used for abdominal anterior resection surgery?
IV access: If you are relatively healthy and do not require central line, the most is needed peripheral IV access. Your anesthesiologist knows the surgeon, his skills and potential for blood loss, (which is unlikely). Anesthesiologist will make decision what kind of access he/she needs. When the patient is asleep he can start second IV if nessasary. ...Read more
What is abdominal endometriosis, can it be harmful to the body, and what does the surgery to remove this consist of?
Endometriosis: Endometriosis of the abdominal wall typically presents with a painful abdominal wall mass. Pain can be cyclic with menses or continuously present. Bleeding may also result. Surgery may be indicated for severe symptoms, advanced disease, or failure of medical therapy. Surgery may involve laparoscopic laser ablation or excision. ...Read more
I have severe adenomyosis after my baby. Awaiting surgery. I have a severe pulling sensation in my lower right abdomen, is this related?
Likely...: But this can also represent other pelvic pathology including endometriosis and-or pelvic adhesions. Have your surgeon comprehensively evaluate your pelvic cavity at the time of surgery and not assume it is adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterine muscle) as this really can only be diagnosed at the time of a hysterectomy. ...Read more
I still have extreme tightness in abdomen, constant discomfort and pain, 20 months after diep flap reconst surgery. Can anything be done?
Would having the 5 or 6 holes in your abdomen for prostatectomy surgery feel like being shot 5 or 6 times?
Not at all: Feels like more generalized, but bearable, lower abdominal pain. ...Read more
How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?
I just had surgery on my abdomen and haven't went to the bathroom im 3 days. I have a lot of bathroom pains. What can I do to help the discomfort and use the bathroom?
Stool Softeners Diet: You should confer with your surgeon and see what they recommend. There are many options for you, but you should clear through them. Also be aware that opiate type meds like hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine can cause ileus or the bowels slowing down or even stopping. ...Read more
Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more
Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures, they might place small tapes, or steri-strips, across the skin edges, to further reenforce the wound for a few more days. ...Read more
Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more
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Possibly: It is difficult to say that abdominal pain is from adhesions, since anyone that has had surgery will likely form adhesions and most people do not have pain. If all other possible causes of pain have been ruled out, then surgery to cut adhesions and insert adhesion retarding material like sepia film may work, but success is not assured and there can be significant complications. ...Read more
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