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To take prilosec, pepto bismal, and aciphex (rabeprazole) for my acidic stomach. Howeverit doesnnausea. Are these normal side-effects of surgery?

To take prilosec, pepto bismal, and aciphex (rabeprazole) for my acidic stomach. Howeverit doesnnausea. Are these normal side-effects of surgery?

Surgery?: Are you talking about cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), I am assuming this is the case because usually it is followed by post-cholecystectomy syndrome, taking such medications for acidity indicates there is something serious needs to be taking care of with possibility of gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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Immodium seems to help with chronic diarrhea after surgery. However, it appears to cause severe bloating. Would pepto bismal help with bloating?

Immodium seems to help with chronic diarrhea after surgery. However, it appears to cause severe bloating. Would pepto bismal help with bloating?

Assess your diet: Imodium (loperamide) is a motility modifier.It takes the number of squeeze messages in the gut & slows them down, so things are pushed along slower. If you are bloating, it is likely this effects how the gas your digestion makes moves along in the same way.You need to reduce gas producing foods in your diet (like cauliflower,beans) & take a probiotic to alter your gas production.Pepto may have a placebo effect ...Read more

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Why do i need to take off everything for surgery?

Why do  i need to take off everything for surgery?

Depends upon surgery: Presume you mean surgery under general anesthesia. Anesthesiologist needs everything off above the waist for unimpaired use of stethoscope to listen to heart & lungs. Should not need underpants off unless having laparoscopic, groin, thigh, gynecologic or urologic surgery. All these procedures require wide skin prep for skin sterilization.Cerainly don.T need underpants off for hand or foot surgery. ...Read more

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How long does maltracking surgery take?

How long does maltracking surgery take?

1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read more

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc.

In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours. ...Read more

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How long does surgery for a meningioma take?

How long does surgery for a meningioma take?

Depends: It entirely depends upon the location of the meningioma. It may take only a few hours or can take 12 to 15 hours depending upon its location. ...Read more

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Is norethisterone safe to take before surgery?

Is norethisterone safe to take before surgery?

Probably not: Any hormone medication or herbal over the counter supplements as well as aspirin should be discontinued prior to surgery, preferably for about 72 hours prior to surgery. Hormones and herbals may increase the risk of blood clots or increased bleeding. Aspirin can increase blood loss at surgery as well. ...Read more

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How many hours does the apendicitis surgery take?

How many hours does the apendicitis surgery take?

Maybe: An hour or less depending on the amount of infection or disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from Mohs surgery?

How long does it take to recover from Mohs surgery?

Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct closure heals the fastest, followed by flaps, grafts and allowing the area to heal with sound care. Be certain to ask your dermatologist about the options, and if a plastic surgeon should get involved for your closure. Good luck and don't delay, ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a lcl surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a lcl surgery?

?lcl: Be specific...Did u mean open lateral collateral ligament repair? Or posterolateral corner reconstructive surgery(both knee).We also repair 'lateral' elbow ligaments in elbow dislocations and after radial head impant surgery.Need more info.! ...Read more

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How much time does it take for parotidectomy surgery?

How much time does it take for parotidectomy surgery?

Depends...: On the reason for the suregry and patient and surgical technique... from an hour to 5 hours ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an lcl surgery?

How long does it take to recover from an lcl surgery?

Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Running is not routinely allowed until after 3-4 months. A stepwise progression thereafter allows you to get back to maximal functional recovery between 6 to 9 months. ...Read more

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How long after chalazion surgery does it take to be ok?

How long after chalazion surgery does it take to be ok?

Quickly: Chalazion surgery is almost always done from inside an anesthetized and inverted lid. So there is no surface scarring, no sutures and rarely is there ever pain. Healing is rapid, in most cases 2-4 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from thoractomy surgery?

How long does it take to recover from thoractomy surgery?

It varies: Recovery varies from patient to patient. Factors such as age, preop condition, and type of surgery can alter recovery rate. The time in the hospital also varies but is usually 4-5 days. The recovery to full activity is about 4-6 weeks on average. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from sternotomy surgery?

How long does it take to recover from sternotomy surgery?

Sternotomy: Sternotomy is the cutting of the sternum, a bone, to access your heart and chest cavities. The bone is wired close with several wires. Like any bone, takes 6 weeks to heal to 80%. Your surgery team will be the best to tell you specifics about your case. Also your surgery team will know what operation was done using the access provided by sternotomy. ...Read more

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How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

Longer in adults: 1 - 2 weeks for an adult. Depends upon how large the hydrocele pre-operatively and whether pressure dressing &/or athletic supporter was used & physical activity post-operatively. Children recover recover much quicker & in a few days; less time the younger they are. ...Read more

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Hi, how long does TFCC repair surgery usually take? Thanx

Hi, how long does TFCC repair surgery usually take? 
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Depends: 1-2 hours depends on plan arthroscopic or open debride or repair arthroscopic longer open debridement quick ...Read more

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How long will it take for the resuluts of a tibia surgery?

How long will it take for the resuluts of a tibia surgery?

What kind of tibial: Surgery we are talking about, this will decide the answer. ...Read more

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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more

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Having chalazion removal surgery - how long does that take?

Having chalazion removal surgery - how long does that take?

Below 15 minutes: This is done by numbing the lid, turning it inside out on a special clamp, and opening and cleaning out the collected contents of the cyst. Except for the injection to numb the lid, the whole process is painless and healing is rapid. It takes less than 15 minutes as an office procedure in all cases except the occasional child that may require general anesthesia. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a maltracking surgery?

Depends: How rapidly one recovers from mal-tracking surgery depends on the method employed to correct the mal-tracking. Arthroscopic lateral release will take anywhere from 6-10 weeks for full recovery. Tibial tubercle osteotomy will easily take twice that long. Vmo advancement and medial capsular plication will take about 12 weeks for recovery. ...Read more

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Why do diabetic people take so long to recover after surgery?

Why do diabetic people take so long to recover after surgery?

Impaired healing: Diabetics generally heal more slowly due to a combination of high blood sugar slowing down the cells the body uses to heal and because they often have decreased circulation particularly in small blood vessels. If you are diabetic and planning to have surgery, it is importan to get with your doctor and work to get your blood sugars under tight control both before and after surgery. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get your energy back from surgery?

How long should it take to get your energy back from surgery?

Energy: It depends on the surgery and your energy level and fitness level prior to the procedure. Certainly the better off you were prior to the surgery the faster you usually bounce back when it is done, but all surgeries are different. ...Read more

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I have nurve stress on my elbov, should I take surgery thanks?

I have nurve stress on my elbov, should I take surgery thanks?

?pinched nerve: If you have a pinched nerve in the elbow you obtain relief by having a cortisone injection in the area administered by an orthopedic surgeon.Taking steroids by mouth or nsaids like Ibuprofen with food may relieve swelling around the nerve and relieve the pinching also. ...Read more

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What is the surgery in which doctors take out the female parts?

What is the surgery in which doctors take out the female parts?

Hysterectomy: Removal of just the uterus is called a "partial hysterectomy." A "total hysterectomy" includes the uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes. ...Read more