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Precautions After Thrombolysis
Depends on where.: Thrombolysis for a deep vein clot requires at least 3 months anticoagulation. If an artery was clotted, anti-platelet drugs should be given (aspirin, plavix, pletal, (cilostazol) effient, or various combinations). If a dialysis access was lysed, no additional medications are mandatory. Not smoking is the most effective thing a patient can do to prevent further clots from forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: The specific artery or vein which was angioplastied would determine what precautions, lifestyle changes, etc. Would be needed. In general, if the access site was through the groin, you would need to avoid heavy lifting, straining or climbing stairs for 5-7 days to allow the entry wound to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common sense: Most rib fractures will heal over about 6-8 weeks and pain will limit your activity. The injury is not immobilized and usually is only treated with pain medicines obviously i wouldn't play sports for about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Pterygium Surgery: After Pterygium Surgery: avoid sun, protect eyes from wind/dirt also; avoid rubbing eye, swimming with eyes open under water for first 5-7 days. Wear shield when sleeping first 5-7 days. Use steroid & antibiotic drops as indicated. Start gentle lid hygiene cleaning after 1st 8 days. Consider asking if you have demodex on eyelids and need tea tree oil. ...Read more
What to do if I am getting my first surgery tomorrow. Im getting a tooth pulled. What should I expect before and after surgery?
Pressure: Under complete local anesthesia , you will feel pressure, may hear noise but will not feel any pain. All dentists are concerned for the comfort of their patients so just communicated with your's usually by raising your hand during the extractions if you are not comfortable. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my nana is having hip replacement surgery. what can she expect before and after?
Expectations: Before surgery, the goal is to optimize hip strength and ROM and also optimize medical health, so a medical doctor is usually involved preop. Typically no eating after midnight before surgery, and sometimes a skin prep is given to the patient as well. After surgery you can expect to undergo a full program of rehab/therapy, which will be done either at home or in an inpatient setting. ...Read more
Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aspirin and trauma: Aspirin is counterindicated following trauma such as a concussion because it can slow down clotting and promote bleeding. That being said, the increased risk is pretty small. I wouldn't take more aspirin, but you don't need to do anything about the Aspirin you already took. If you lost conciousness during the head injury or develop new symptoms you should consult your physician. ...Read more
Clarification: Small skin bleeding is not uncommon. If it is saturating through several bandages, should contact surgeon. ...Read more
Listen to your doc!: General principles after bunionectomy include rest, ice, elevation, keeping the dressing dry, and taking pain medication as needed. However, for specific instructions, you need to check with your surgeon as the post-surgery protocols can vary greatly depending upon the exact bunonectomy performed, how the surgery went, and how the surgeon manages his patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rash or too tight: Suggest you see a urologist it skin problem is pain with erection because too much skin was removed at circumcision. Best from a different practice, or in a different city so you can get an unbiased opinion. Dermatologist would be best if you are having an allergic skin reaction or an unexplained rash. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on Where: Cryosurgery can be performed on a lot of different parts of the body. Depending on where, the symptoms after treatment are similar to a burn, with some stinging pain and often blistering. If you mean on the cervix (ob/gyn), it's often described as a stinging or crampy type pain and you're likely to have some spotting afterward. Ask your doctor for more specific info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you recommend if I had to have hemoglobin shots during and after my second pregnancy what blood type would I be?
Hello I wanted to know what precautions I should use considering I am going to have sex fir first time ever. What should I do?
Thought & Condoms: I would advise you first think about your decision and make sure this is with a person with whom you will be in a committed long term relationship. Then I would always advise condom use. Know how to use it, practice putting it on bananas, and on yourself. Your partner should also be on birth control. You could also get yourself and your partner tested at the same time for any STD's ...Read more
I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after?
I don't have any problem but my husband's counts are very low.
Depends. : Common problems related to vaginal mesh implants and slings include pelvic pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating, pain with bowel movements and mesh erosion. The most effective treatment for these types of problems is removal of the implant. Mesh removal surgery is very effective and safe with a surgeon experienced in these type of procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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