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Can I Take Prpto Bismol After 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends...: On the reason for the suregry and patient and surgical technique... from an hour to 5 hours ...Read more
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
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
About a month: ...Until you feel up to par again, assuming no complications develop. ...Read more
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
6 weeks: 6 weeks or longer for a full recovery. ...Read more
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
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
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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