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Can Having Excess Stomach Fat Removed Help A Spinal Fusion Patient In Chronic Pain
Can someone with bilateral lower limbs CRPS get hip replacement surgery. Or could this intesify the pain? Patient is 67 and has severe hips OA
Tough decision: CRPS is NOT an absolute contra-indication for surgery, but the leg issues could worsen following surgery. However, the hip problems may require a total hip arthroplasty which could improve function. Consider pre-operative sympathetic blocks, and maybe use of a dorsal column stimulator later if necessary. ...Read more
Surgery to cause two or more spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by the placement of bone tissue or graft taken from the patient or from a donor source or even a manufactured source which could include: bone growth proteins and particulate structures that act as scaffolds for bone to grow on and may include implants or instrumentation ...Read more
Will an upper endoscopy see any adhesions or scar tissue from past stomach surgery that could be causing intense abdominal pain and 20lb+ weight loss?
7 yrs after having a spinal fusion of L5-S1, L4-L5, can the pain that's increasing in my lower back be from the hardware?
Potentially: Suggest you visit a spine surgeon for thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
After an operation of stone in gall bladder, he is having severe stomach pain and indigestion problem in3weeks. What can be done to help recover?
Go back to surgeon: It is not uncommon to have some mild indigestion and fatty-food intolerance+/-diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder surgery. However, severe pain is concerning and warrants evaluation sooner rather than later. Although rare, complications can occur after this operation that can cause severe pain. Furthermore, a stone may be in the bile duct, which can feel just like a gallbladder attack. ...Read more
Removal of adhesions caused by multiple lower back surgeries (not bone related). I would like to have a lumbar curve. No plastic surgery. Ultrasound?
What can be done for a botched mesh hernia operation causing severe debilitating pain when no one will touch the surgery for fear of nerve damage?
Nerve pain: Nerve pain after a hernia can be debilitating. Often it will resolve but can take months to heal. If the pain shows no sign of improving over 6 months or so or returns immediately after nerve blocks a surgeon who specializes in hernias maybe able to revise ur repair and save the nerve. If not, you may benefit from a neurectomy. This will stop the pain but leave you numb in that area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much scar tissue following surgeries for bladder cancer. I've taken much ibuprofen for a herniated disc. Can this cause hydronephrosis?
No : Ibuprofen does not cause Hydronephrosis which is dilation of the pelvis of the Kidney due to back pressure Most often it is caused by kidney stone but scarring due to other causes such as radiation or rarely surgery can cause Hydronephrosis I hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May the protruding part of the disk L4-L5 (4.2mm) be sliced off using some minimally invasive surgical procedure? I have dynamic stenosis at L4-L5. Strong pain in lower right buttock after sitting for 2+ hours. Conservative treatment did not help.
upon how miuch of the "stenosis" is actually due to the herniated material from the disc and how much from BONY stenosis (in the canal itself or the foramenal (side openings between the verterbrae) where the nerve exits. The kind of "focal" MICROSCOPIC surgery you describe is the LEAST disruptive of your spine architecture and offers your BEST CHANCE!
Hope this is helpful.....Good luck
Dr Z ...Read more
What can cause RUQ that is NOT assoc with gallbladder? Pain chronic. Worse after solid meal. Directly under breast into collar bone and shoulder/back
Pain: Please ask your doctor to check for H. pylori ...Read more
Been diagnosed with a degenerating disc in my lower back. Is surgery inevitable. I'm strong, healthy 6'3", 200lbs and want to be pain free.
Could spinal stenosis or scar tissue be a cause for post L5 s-1 fusion patient to have numbness and tingling in feet then to buttocks and groin.?
Yes: Spinal stenosis can lead to these symptoms and postoperative spinal changes can as well whether related to "scar tissue" or not. This causes symptoms from buttocks down to feet. If symptoms are going up leg from feet it may be a neuropathy or related to nerve changes in leg rather than in spine. You can have this evaluated and an emg/ncv or nerve test may help to distinguish source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
cholecystectomy over 2 months ago.since suffering from bile reflux, pain in the chest/throat. Is this a permanent symptom that only surgery can fix?
How can i help myself recover quickly from abdominal surgery (laparoscopy), reduce referred pain from CO2 gas and reduce pain from incisional wounds?
Walking: will help recue abdominal gas.Certainly consult with your surgeon so that he/she is aware of your issues. ...Read more
Idiopathic Gastroparesis and Achalasia: what is the best med to take for pain? I had my large intestine removed but pain also continues in low pelvis.
Specialist: This is a very complicated motility problem they can effect each other in negative way you need to see a GI or motility specialist good luck ...Read more
68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?
I suffer from chronic back pain..Travel to my legs and hips..Had a fusion and a spinal cord stem put in..What else can I try for pain relief?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from chronic ankle and foot pain I have had 3 surgeries to address the problems as a result I have lots of painful scar tissue and numbness?
I am sorry : To hear your problem. Without knowing what procedures you had or being able to exam your foot it makes it a little more difficult. Has anyone made any suggestions to you? It would be important to pinpoint pain and then possibly try and inject the region. Doctors have various medications at their disposal they may want to inject with the aim of relieving your symptoms. What does your surgeon sugges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 days postop liver resection from ruptured adenoma. Severe back pain in center and stomach ache every time I eat/drink. Is this part of recovery?
I have severe redundant bowel due to chronic gas distension, in both widths and length, causes massive pain and nausea, would temp ileostomy help?
Need more info: Which part of your bowel is redundant - large or small bowel? How do you know? How long have you had symptoms? If the excess bowel is the large intestine, sometimes a bowel resection can help. I have never performed an ileostomy for this problem, I have done colon resections with a good bit of success. Have you seen a surgeon to discuss your options? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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