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Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Any surgery can : Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery are dependent on the area of the brain which needs attention. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My 26 year old brother has to go for brain surgery for uncontrolled epelpic seizures what are the side effects of it and what will exactly happen?

My 26 year old brother has to go for brain surgery for uncontrolled epelpic  seizures what are the side effects of it and what will exactly happen?

Impossible: I am very sorry to hear of your brother's troubles. I am sure he is in good hands there. Unfortunately there are too many unknowns: the type of surgery, any complications, the medications he is on etc for us to give you any valid answers to your good questions. Please copy these questions and take them to the hospital so that they can be asked of those caring for him. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

Brain surgery: If you still have numbness years after a removal of brain tumor then there is little that can be done at this point. The tumor affected your "sensory" area of the brain and that damage at this point is not repairable ...Read more

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I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

Meningeal pain: Interventions done to the meninges, 3 layers of membranes around the brain and spine, can sensitize to painful stimuli, like decreased atmospheric pressure (as in flying) allowing slight brain volume increase and stretching of the meninges. Hopefully this will get better and go away with time. ...Read more

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Hi my fathers left side of the tounge swollen just suddenly he had a brain surgery 5 months back and on morning levipil 250 stamlo neurobiion he had eaten some white grapes day before yesterday could you please tell us it this is beacaue of any allergy du

Hi my fathers left side of the tounge swollen just suddenly he had a brain surgery 5 months back and on morning levipil 250 stamlo neurobiion he had eaten some white grapes day before yesterday could you please tell us it this is beacaue of any allergy du

See below: If the swelling of the tongue is interfering with his ability to speak or interfering with his breathing even the slightest, go an emergency room immediately and let a doctor figure out the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with brain cancer and following the brain surgery my lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and painful any idea?

I've been diagnosed with brain cancer and following the brain surgery my lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and painful any idea?

Inflammation?: Sorry for your diagnosis. Most primary brain tumors do not spread outside of the head. Since you've just had surgery it wouldn't be unusual for there to be some inflammatory changes or even infection which could cause lymph node enlargement. You should bring this to the attention of your doctor for possible treatment or further evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a buffalo nat bite on my eyelid it's all swollen I can't feel my eye I had brain surgery my right side is numb. What can I do for this bite?

I got  a buffalo nat bite on my eyelid it's all swollen I can't feel my eye I had brain surgery my right side is numb. What can I do for this bite?

Apply ice: apply ice today ,heat tomorrow. apply a topical antibiotic. check with your doctor for any further instruction, specially your surgeon, that should be aware of what happen to you ...Read more

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I had 4 hour brain surgery. How long does take for all of the effects of anesthesia to go away?

I had 4 hour brain surgery. How long does take for all of  the effects of anesthesia to go away?

See below: Usually the effects of anesthesia are gone within three days. There is a concern, with the extremes of age, that there may be some effects on cognitive ability with prolonged anesthesia. Talk to your anesthesiologist if you are continuing to have symptoms. Remember these may also be related to the type of surgery you had. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to exercise after brain surgery?

How to exercise after brain surgery?

Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was - I would speak to the neurosurgeon directly and see what limitations might be needed and how you can do. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a brain surgery?

What can I expect with a brain surgery?

Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific with regards to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read more

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How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more

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What usually results from having brain surgery?

What usually results from having brain surgery?

Depends: Outcomes from brain surgery depend on location of the lesion, how much normal brain tissue will be manipulated or removed, length of surgery, skill of the surgeon. Consequences, or possible risks, can range from no abnormalities, to stroke and death, and everything in between. ...Read more

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Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Neurosurgery: This would be an unlikely scenario, there are hormone replacements that can increase growth but i know of no surgery that will cause increased growth. ...Read more

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Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Dystonia: Deep brain stimulation, usually done in combination with neurosurgeons and neurologists has been shown to effectively treat some patients with dystonia. ...Read more

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Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more

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How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

Depends what type: In general brain surgery is complex , not considered as low risk procedure , complexity increases with type of surgery . ...Read more