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Cervical Ablation Recovery
No: Painful intercouse might be an infection. Be sure and see a gyn doctor to evaluate. ...Read more
Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again. Same result. Now it's time for ablation?
What is the cause: Medial branch blocks (mmb) of nerves anesthetize few hours, proving nerves carry pain signals to brain; ablation also temp (few mo). But what are actual peripheral pain transducers? Mbb does not reveal. Are pain transducers myofascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves pinched at spine? True cure requires id of pain generator (s). See osteopath ; rule in/rule out candidate transducers. ...Read more
I had a hysteroscopy, ablation cervical cautery and sterilisation done, the sterilisation was a success, but the rest had failed, why? Need answers
? In-Situ: Laser ablation is the equivalent of surgical excision. By "premature" I assume you mean 'in-situ' carcinoma. Either continues to convey some risk of cells deeper than the ablation/excision removes. ...Read more
Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief. After 1day neck pain again. Ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?
Be patient. Some times it takes a few weeks for DEXA to get effect. Ablation is a serious procedure with some side effects and no warranties. Rec. See your pain management specialist for medication adjustment (e.g. tramadol, relafen, (nabumetone) Lidocaine 20% patch, etc.)
Also cognitive behavior therapy. East-West integration medicine.
Take care. ...Read more
Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome? Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?
Possible?: It's theoretically possible but I haven't heard of any such cases and wasn't able to find any case reports. A flat rash on some part of the body can be seen with tss but it's not common. If you're not feeling well and suspect you may have tss, it's best to go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
As a patient, is it inappropriate to ask a pain management doctor how many cervical radio frequency nerve ablations he has done? Are 5 of them alot?
It's fine to ask: As a patient you have a right to know what level of experience your physician has. So ask away. Cervical radio frequency ablations are not a really common procedure, even for someone who specializes in pain management. 5 is not a big number but if I felt comfortable with my doctor otherwise I wouldn't let that bother me. ...Read more
Usually 1-2 days: Most ablations require very little recovery & you should be back to normal after 1-2 days. You need to be at pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 2-4 weeks, but otherwise downtime is minimal. If done under general anesthesia, 1-2 days is usually needed to recover from the anesthetic. Rarely pts may experience severe pain & need up to 2 weeks off to recover. Take the pain meds prescribed! ...Read more
How Long is recovery supposed to be after novasure ablation? I've been with dichargre for two weeks
Normal: Discharge following in the metria liberation is going to be normal even for two weeks. If you're concerned there might be the possibility of infection, and definitely see your doctor. But it would be normal to have dark brown discharge for a couple of weeks ...Read more
I am having an ablation and solyx sling done at the same time. I am wondering about recovery and pain afterwards. Should I be okay within 24 hours?
Please ask your gyn: Your gyn should be able to tell you that, most likely you will be having pain more than 24 hrs but please ask your gyn ...Read more
Should be quick: One of the advantages of the endometrial ablation is the quick recovery. This is a minimally invasive procedure; most patients are back to normal in about a week. There is some cramping that can be expected. If you are having bad cramps, pain or a foul discharge, these could be signs of an infection. Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure. They can and should tell you what to expect. ...Read more
Vein RX Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
Vein Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
Recovery vein RX: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more
Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am I crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?
Fine: You'll be fine. You probably won't be on any pain meds at all, assuming no complications with your surgery. Most important, because you're 42, is just to make sure that you prevent any blood clot by moving around frequently. Get up, if you can, every hour or so on your plane ride for circulation. Check out exercises you can do with your legs while sitting on plane to prevent blood clot. ...Read more
Had cardiac ablation '06 for PVC s. Still have 1k+ a day. Wnt to start running but recovery is the worst. What ele can I do to exercise my heart?
Bike?: Bicycle exercise allows a much more controlled maintenance of any given target heart rate and may help you keep your PVC burden in line during exercise. If not, let's get you a second opinion with an electrophysiologist who's very likely to knock those pvcs out for good. ...Read more
I assume you had a: Colposcopy with biopsies for an abnormal pap your doc who did the biopsy shhould have already discussed this with you at the time of the biopsy or before, but usual recovery is 4-8 days give or take a few so no intercourse until your doc tells you can, I tell my pts after I have done that procedure nothing in vagina until 2 days after the discharge stops. ...Read more
Variable: This can be a quite painful procedure. Even in experienced hands you can expect some significant initial pain. It partly depends on how much dissection is required and the route taken to remove the cervical rib. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: It depends on what treatment is chosen by you and your gyn oncologist. Really there are only two options-- surgery or radiation which often is accompanied with chemotherapy to make the radiation work better. The choice between surgery or radiation depends on your clinical stage of cancer (all cancers are by convention categorized into stages 1 through 4) and your wishes. ...Read more
Depends: For a standard cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy it's 8-12 weeks. You could return to work more quickly depending on what you do. The hospital stay is typically overnight, though some surgeons do the procedure outpatient. If someone is very myelopathic, then the recovery/rehab is longer. For an artificial disc the recovery time is shorter since no fusion is expected. ...Read more
Depends on stage: The 5 year survival rates for cervical cancer depend on how advanced the disease is. Stage I (cancer only in cervix) is >90%, stage 2 (cancer spread just beyond cervix) is 60-80%, stage 3 (cancer spread to vagina or to pelvic wall) is 50%, stage 4 (cancer spread to bladder, rectum, elsewhere) is <30%. Regular pap smears result in early detection of cervical cancer and high chance for cure! ...Read more
Depends: If a fusion was done, it can take 12 weeks for enough bone healing to allow full activity. If the ruptured portion was removed without fusion, there is usually enough healing after one month. Symptoms in both cases usually improve well before this. However, severe long standing symptoms may take longer. ...Read more
Cervical fusion: Depend upon how many levels are being operated upon. Now a days a simple discectomy is rearly done and usually a bone fusion along with plate fixation is the common practice. One level fusion usaually allows the return to daliy activities in a short period of time 3to 4 weeks, however more extrenous activities such as sports require that the fusion be solid heal 4to 6 months. ...Read more
I had some biopsies taken, a D&C and cervix quarterized...is this type of recovery still sounding normal? Many thanks
Unclear!: What type of recovery do you mean? Your question does not say. There is a 150 character limit, so ask again. Be brief but complete, please. ...Read more
Sacrocolpopexy and supra cervical hysterectomy. I'm 66 years old. What would be the typical course of recovery? I'm told robotic symptoms will last 4-5 hrs
It varies: For a one-level discectomy and fusion the operation typically lasts 1-2hours. I typically let my patients go home the same day of surgery. Recovery varies from patient to patient. I tell my patients no strenuous activity for first 2 weeks. We then start to ease them back into full activity so that they're back to normal activity by 6-8 weeks. See http://youtu. Be/oyk49lnvx78 for a video. ...Read more
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