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Care After Chest Tube Removal
A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a bülau drain ...Read more
8 day post op pacemaker implant in upper chest, now 3 days sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?
Chest pain: This is urgent and you should call your doctor to report this asap. ...Read more
I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome.What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung ?
Shoulder pain for three weeks after a laparoscopic to remove the fallopian tube - what should I do?
Laproscopic surgery 3 wks ago. Cyst removal 3 incisions (1 in belly button). Traveling this weekend & will have to lift my bag a few times.is that ok?
Lift slowly: Ask others to lift your bag. When alone, lift it slowly, or just leave it on the hotel bedroom floor. ...Read more
I'm 3wks postoperative for ovary and fallopian tube removal. 1wk after was told I have an hematoma at incision site. 2wks in now have fluid . Painful?
Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?
No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: Some incisional pain may be normal at 3 weeks, but for the most part, it should be improving. Severe pain could indicate a problem. Your surgeon should be notified if you are still in a lot of pain at the 3 week mark. Some simple tests can be done to make sure the pain doesn't represent a problem that needs more attention. ...Read more
From few days ago i'd surgery to clean the abdomen after rapture ovarian cyst, and the surgeon took a biopsy, should all cysts biopsisied?
It is a routine: Yes whenever the surgeons do any surgery and remove any tissue or explore any pathology they take a tissue and send it to the lab for histological eaxam and that's true for cysts as well. ...Read more
Abdominal pain 12 weeks after hernia surgery? Component separation and mesh used. Incision still minor drainage near sternum. Surgeon says okay. You?
Had dental surgery to remove upper canine tooth. surgery itself is healing well 6 days after still have thick/red blood with phlem in my throat. ?
Had an lap appendectomy 3 weeks ago.feeling pain on the ex-appendix place after eating, and pain on the post op scar (same location). Okay ?
Sounds OK: You can expect to have some pain at the site of the incisions for sure. At those sites, the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall were separated. There will be some scarring and swelling. Regarding the pain where the appendix used to be, it is less clear. Patients often experience some inflammation in the RLQ after this operation. If your symptoms persist for much longer, call your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dysphagia for 8 weeks. Feel as food is getting stuck in chest. Discomfort chest and back. Neg endoscopy 2.5 years ago, I'm 27'. Possible cancer?
Pain swallowing: 8 wks is a long way time...2.5 years ago is also a long time. You definitely need to see your doctor. You could have scar tissue that is tightening down your esophagus. It could also be esophageal spasms...associated with stress. (been there done that). Had my first spell in 5th grade. You are really young to have cancer in that area but you are having symptoms far too long. see doc! ...Read more
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