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What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

Multiple: Early: intravenous pain meds oral pain meds, narcotics early and nsaids later we use some local injections, or pain infusers in some folks after specific operations. ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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Doc, I have a harrison groove (sulcus) . Can I fix my harrison groove (sulcus) with a surgery? If it can,Can my chest back to normal after surgery? Thx doc.

Doc, I have a harrison groove (sulcus) . Can I fix my harrison groove (sulcus) with a surgery? If it can,Can my chest back to normal after surgery? Thx doc.

Doctor can examine: Harrison groove sounds like old terminology, not used in modern medicine. That means nobody knows what a person is truly describing when he or she says Harrison groove. One's primary care doctor can examine to see what the patient is talking about, and can use modern terms to describe the findings. The chestwall or ribcage is not perfectly symmetric, and most minor asymmetries are called normal. ...Read more

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How to remove these scars between breast after surgery?

How to remove these scars between breast after surgery?

Options: It is important to know that scars cannot be removed. They can, however, be made to appear less obvious. There are multiple treatments including topicals, surgery, lasers, and needling. A full examination is necessary to determine the best approach. ...Read more

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I am going to have the tif procedure any advise before or after surgery? I have been having a lot of burning and chest pain with the gerd..

I am going to have the tif procedure any advise before or after  surgery?
I have been having a lot of burning and chest pain with the gerd..

Follow instructions.: Tif is an excellent anti reflux surgery. Make sure to follow the diet and don't overeat. It's very important to not vomit for the first six weeks after surgery. You should be pleased with your results and most of my patients end up losing 10 -15 pounds, which is an added bonus. ...Read more

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I had a breast reduction in 2002 due to major back problems after surgery everything was great but now all the pain is back. Should I get surgery?

Morgan Daul Dr. Daul
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I had a breast reduction in 2002 due to major back problems   after surgery everything was great but now all the pain is back. Should I get surgery?

NO: Don't jump straight to surgery. Please see your primary care physician to determine the cause of your back pain. Back pain is caused by a number of different reasons and seeing as the original cause of your pain is no longer the current cause there may be a number of other options for treatment. ...Read more

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Possible to recover breast milk supply after surgery?

Possible to recover breast milk supply after surgery?

Yes: It is poss. 2 restore breast milk supply. Remember the concept of supply & demand.... Pump, pump, pump! the more u demand, the more u should produce. Don't get discouraged. You should also speak 2 your doctor about prescription meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) that act as galactogogues. Herbal supplements such as more more plus & others that contain goat's rue, fenugreek or milk thistle can be very helpful also. ...Read more

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Can the stage breast cancer be determined before or after surgery?

Can the stage breast cancer be determined before or after surgery?

Before or After: Breast cancer can be discovered on physical examination or radiologic testing. However, to prove that a cancer is there, usually a needle biopsy is done before surgery. Rarely, they will procede with surgery first. ...Read more

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14 months post bypass op, have been diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain. Pain level on a normal day is the same as two weeks after surgery, why ?

14 months post bypass op, have been diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain.  Pain level on a normal day is the same as two weeks after surgery, why ?

Happens: I've see this before: some people have very troublesome chest wall pain after CABG surgery related to scar formation and adhesions. I've found that physical therapists who are skilled with scar manipulation and stretching can provide significant relief. Some people have relief with Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. Keep your spirits up - it's worse when you're down. Try to be as active as you're able. Gd luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a subareolar breast abscess surgery? Can you go home on the same day? What are the compilations after surgery? Thank you?

How long does it take for a subareolar breast abscess surgery? Can you go home on the same day? What are the compilations after surgery? Thank you?

Breast abscess ?: If the diagnosis is a confirmed abscess, simple local anesthesia to "numb" the skin incision, and placing a drain to prevent new collection of abscess fluid (pus) takes only a few minutes. It is an outpatient procedure, with few complications unless the drain falls out prior to healing, and a recurrent abscess forms. ...Read more

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Can breast feeding lady have gallbladder removal surgery ? If so can she feed the baby after surgery . What are the complications of medicines & baby?

Can breast feeding lady have gallbladder removal surgery ? If so can she feed the baby after surgery . What are the complications of medicines & baby?

Yes , see details: We certainly do perform cholecystectomies on pregnant women. Now, the patient must "pump and dump" her breast milk for 24 hrs, due to the anesthetic. But, analgesics can be given, but we usually engage the obstetrician for input into pain medications. In the meantime, i recommend a low fat diet to minimize gb attacks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I find pictures of breast cancer swelling after surgery?

Where can I find pictures of breast cancer swelling after surgery?

?????: This question needs more clarification. Can you resend you question with more details? If you recently had surgery, i strongly recommend you contact your surgeon for evaluation. If you are not comfortable with your surgeon, then get a 2nd opinion from a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What medicine. Used as a breast cancer prevention after surgery?

What medicine. Used as a breast cancer prevention after surgery?

Depends: Medicine used to decrease the chance of breast cancer returning after "curative" surgery is chosen based upon the characteristics of the cancer. Possiblities include anti estrogens(tamoxifen) aromatase inhibitors, chemotherapy, biologics-e.g.Herceptin (trastuzumab) or combinations. Talk to your oncologist for explanation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Due to shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness a week after surgery i had a d dimer blood test done. Levels were slightly raised but not alarming. I have a hemotoma. Should i be concerned?

Due to shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness a week after surgery i had a d dimer blood test done. Levels were slightly raised but not alarming. I have a hemotoma. Should i be concerned?

Yes: But not petrified! the d dimer likely relates to the surgery and trauma and hematoma. Most resolve with rest, heating pad, and a week or so. See your surgeon if persistent, enlarging, more pain etc. ...Read more

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Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Yes: I would love to say that the treatments we offer are 100% effective, but that would be a lie. Sadly, some patients will have a relapse of their cancer regardless of what we do. All those therapies reduce the risk of recurrence but not down to 0. ...Read more

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Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery? If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery? Breast augmentation

Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery?
If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery?
Breast augmentation

Interesting: prednisone can delay wound healing and can lower resistance to infection. i would wait a few weeks before having cosmetic surgery which implants a breast prosthesis. some docs rinse out the spce that the implant is going into using prednisone and antibiotics in the hopes of reducing scarring and infection, but it is not proven to be of value. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more