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Back Precautions After Surgery
10 days back had testicular fixation surgery (right one)no torsion was just precaution . My testies is hard to tuch no pain or swelling is it normal ?
Hard testes: It's hard to tell whether it is normal or not, but if there is no pain or swelling, it's a good sign. Also, i would expect you to have a post surgical follow up, so if you've not had one, you will either have one soon or you should call your doc for that. ...Read more
I have gone through a surgery for brain anuerysm 6 months back. It is not coiling. But some wrapping is done. May i know what precautions i shud take?
What is the medical name for cholesteatoma surgery please? And what precautions do I take before the surgery please?
While in the recovery room from my last surgery my BP went down to 40/20, if i were to have another surgery, what precautions should I have in place?
Workup: You need to have a full eval prior to any surgery planned to avoid a repeat. ...Read more
Talk to surgeon: Why not call your surgeon and discuss this. Start there. ...Read more
Clean: Staples or stitches can be used on the incisions. I favor soap and water and cleaning area. Sometimes anti of hydrogen peroxide can clean up some debris. Many of us use subcuticular( below the skin) sutures and any surface cleansing j's fine. Wounds are sealed before one is discharged in general but do not probe to prove, . ...Read more
Depends: I depends on how the surgery was done. If you had a large incision on your abdomen then you should not be lifting more than 10-15 pounds for several weeks. If you had it done through the vagina or laparoscopically (small incisions) you don't have to worry about lifting restrictions. I also suggest that nothing go in the vagina for 6 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the specific details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccines and blood: Spleen removal can make one susceptible to some infections afterward, so vaccines for pneumococcus, h. Influenza, and meningococcus are necessary, either pre op or as you leave the hospital. During the surgery , blood loss, injury to the pancreas, or stomach injury are possible. Unless the spleen is massive it can probably be done laparoscopically. Good luck. ...Read more
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