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It's been 11 days since my laporscopic surgery. I got my ovary and a cyst removed. When can I have a alcoholic drink and how long before having sex?

It's been 11 days since my laporscopic surgery. I got my ovary and a cyst removed. When can I have a alcoholic drink and how long before having sex?

7-10 days: The usual post- op healing period s 7-10 days. Assuming that you are not taking any other medications, OK to have a drink, otherwise call your GYN. ...Read more

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Husband a recovering alcoholic is going to have eye surgery. Md said he will prescribe Valium for procedure. Is it safe? Worried about relapsing.

Husband a recovering alcoholic is going to have eye surgery. Md said he will prescribe Valium for procedure. Is it safe? Worried about relapsing.

See below: Eye doctor needs to know this, perhaps no med is needed or alternative could be used. If absolutely necessary, and it's a one time thing, best bet is open dialogue, have a plan if cravings develop. Talking with people whom know him and his disease, being open and honest is a great way to reduce the power of cravings, and avoid relapse. Have a plan, communicate and should be ok. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcholic beverage 4 months after brain surgery?

Can I drink alcholic beverage 4 months after brain surgery?

See below: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question. ...Read more

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My mother just had knee sergery and just came home I think she is addicted to the pain pills she is a recovering alcoholic she is on oxycodone and percocete what can I do and how do I know is she is realy addicted

My mother just had knee sergery and just came home I think she is addicted to the pain pills she is a recovering alcoholic she is on oxycodone and percocete what can I do and how do I know is she is realy addicted

Drug addiction: If your mother is currently recovering from knee surgery there may be a need for narcotics until she is fully recovered. Once recovered with the support she has in you she should be able to decrease the use of the narcotics and get better. If this is not the case after a reasonable recovery time she may need additional professional help. ...Read more

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Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Generally yes: Depends on diagnosis that led to the surgery, and status of health and length of remaining intestine. ...Read more

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Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Tricky question: Pars defects can often be asymptomatic incidental findings differential injections for diagnostic purposes are critical to confirm the pain generator while fusions can be done success for reducing axial back pain is limited careful consideration is required ...Read more

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Gyno surgery. What to expect?

Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a risk to the surgery?

Is there a risk to the surgery?

Which surgery?: In general all surgery has some risks. The risk from the anesthesia (severe allergy, hypotension, respiratory or cardiac arrest) the risk during surgery of bleeding, perforarion of viscera, leaving instruments, gauze or towels inside, the risk after the surgery with infections, the risk of clots, the risk of not achieving the desired goal, the risk of scars internally (adhesions) or externally. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as sutureless surgery?

Is there such a thing as sutureless surgery?

Yes: Most cataract surgeries performed today do not use sutures. The procedure is performed through a 2.5-3.5 mm incision and at the end of the case is hydrated to form a self sealing wound from the internal pressure of the eye. ...Read more

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In your 30's 40's and 50's, what are the chances of needing any kind of surgery?

In your 30's 40's and 50's, what are the chances of needing any kind of surgery?

Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and I'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is Mohs surgery?

What is Mohs surgery?

SurgeryForSkinCancer: It is a special and precise surgical technique in which layers of skin cancer tissues are removed and examined under magnification and usually continued until the entire cancer tissues are removed. ...Read more

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Is robotic surgery safe?

Is robotic surgery safe?

Yes: Done by the right surgeon it is not any less safe than say, laparoscopic surgery. Depending on the specific type of surgery you're asking about it may be preferred. It is not mainstream yet though. ...Read more

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J pouch surgery recovery?

Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing normal activity in 1-2 weeks but takes good 2-3 months to fully recover. ...Read more

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Surgery for a burst disc?

Surgery for a burst disc?

Possible: Depends on level, degree, associated symptoms.
Some ruptured discs are treated by rest and resolution.
Some by steroid or other injections,
others by micro or macro surgery.
It has become a sub speciality and one should seek an expert. ...Read more

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After a hemmoroid surgery?

After a hemmoroid surgery?

Follow instructions: Preop there are preparations.
Surgery to eliminate the problem.
Instructions regarding discomfort, stool softeners, bowel habits. ...Read more

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How long is a lap surgery?

How long is a lap surgery?

Depends: The length of laparoscopic surgery depends on the type of surgery, the anatomy of the patient, the experience of the surgeon, ect. ...Read more

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What is orchiopexy surgery?

What is orchiopexy surgery?

See below: Orchiopexy is a urology surgery procedure to bring a man's testicle back down into the scrotum, usually performed in children when the testicle did not descend properly. In adults it may be a procedure performed for testicular torsion to hold the testicle in the proper position in the scrotum. ...Read more

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What is orthoscopic surgery?

What is orthoscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic Surgery: Actually the term is arthroscopic surgery. This refers to work that is done using a small camera or "scope" which is placed inside the joint. ...Read more

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Does chalazion surgery hurt?

Does chalazion surgery hurt?

No: This procedure should not hurt. The area is numbed with a local injection which may sting at first. After the procedure, the lid might feel sore but pain is not likely. ...Read more

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Does orthadontic surgery hurt?

Does orthadontic surgery hurt?

Orthognathic surgery: It is an operation to reposition your mid face (maxilla) or your jaw to achieve ideal occlusion and cosmetic result. General anesthesia is required for the surgery and post op pain can be controlled with narcotic pain medication. ...Read more

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Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Sometimes: Most iol's remain in a stable place and position after cataract surgery. Some might shift a little in position due to the biology of healing. Occasionally there is a big shift which might require repositioning surgery. ...Read more

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Could my shoulder need surgery?

Could my shoulder need surgery?

There isn't enough: Info to be able to tell if you will need shoulder surgery or not. ...Read more