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Chest tube removal hurt?

Chest tube removal hurt?

Some: Removing the tube is usually very well tolerated. While it may feel strange, it generally causes very little pain. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Chest pain after chest tube removal?

Normal: Chest tubes are painful as it is, and when removed , residual pain is not common. If it doesnt get gradually better or you become acutely short of breathe, then a repeat chest xray would be needed. ...Read more

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Chest tube recovery?

Chest tube recovery?

What is the question: Not quite sure i understand the question. ...Read more

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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more

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Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more

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Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

I've seen it work: I perform hsg's on all of my own patients, and have been doing so (with water based contrast) for over 20 yrs. Many of my patients conceived right after the hsg was done! ...Read more

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Had 4 sets of tubes in ears! l. Ear drum is sucked in!dr. Recommended "permanent" t-tube surgery". Is a larger incision needed for permanent tube?

Similar surgery: The t tube is the only significant variable as the incision is nearly identical. The tube is longer and after insertion the top forms a t which anchors the tube in a stronger way and resists expulsion common to the simple grommets. ...Read more

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Retracted ear drum pain with no infection. ?

Retracted ear drum pain with no infection. ?

Serous otitis: This could be serous otitis (fluid behind your ear drum) or eustachian tube dysfunction. If you have fluid in your ear your hearing should be significantly decreased in the ear, and when you hum you should hear it louder in the affected ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction means the tube between your ear and nose is inflamed or narrow. I have seen sudden nerve hearing loss present as well. See ent. ...Read more

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Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Doesn't matter: Most any liquid can be used to irrigate a nasogastric tube, anything that one might drink. It could be saline solution or tap water, which may the most common ones used. But just about anything non-toxic would be fine. ...Read more

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Is minor pain in chest or throat normal after flexible scope laryngoscope ?

Is minor pain in chest or throat normal after flexible scope laryngoscope ?

Yes: Not just the laryngoscope, but also the medicines u got for sedation / anesthesia can dry out the throat & esophagus (food tube) causing temporary minor discomfort, especially after chewing or swallowing. It shd go away in 3-4 days. If it persists, or gets worse in this time frame, then talk to the ENT surgeon who did the laryngoscopy 2 explain. (More specifically, what did s/he find? Any biopsy?) ...Read more

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I have bilat ear tubes. The right ear tube is clogged. Can this be done with ear drops? Instead of replacing the tube?

I have bilat ear tubes. The right ear tube is clogged. Can this be done with ear drops?  Instead of replacing the tube?

Maybe: An ENT doc can also sometimes push a tiny probe through the tube opening to remove the clog. Adults that are willing to sit still for the procedure find this a simple process, many kids will cooperate for it also. ...Read more

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Bth fallopian tube shw mild dilatation of d distal 3rd due 2 fimbrail adhesions with forced peritoneal spillage in keeping with bilateral patent tubes?

Bth fallopian tube shw mild dilatation of d distal 3rd due 2 fimbrail adhesions with forced peritoneal spillage in keeping with bilateral patent tubes?

Infection: Mild dilation and fimbrail adhesions and forced peritoneal spillage all are evidence of tubal infection. This will put you at high risk for ectopic pregnancy. When you get pregnant you need to be watched closely. ...Read more

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How painful is drainage tube removal?

Chest tubes hurt: Bur most soft rubber and jackson-pratt vacuum drains feel peculiar, but not painful. ...Read more

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Could heart bypass surgery require opening up of the chest?

Could heart bypass surgery require opening up of the chest?

Yes: Most CABG procedures still require opening the sternum (breastbone) to some degree. While thorascopic surgery is done, it is not mainstream, and usually requires an access thoracotomy (small incision) for completion. ...Read more

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Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

Can a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg tube) cause any breathng or coughing symptoms?

It should not: The peg tube should be placed in the stomach and should not cause respiratoyr symptoms . The placement of the tube can be checked to insure that it is in good postion in the stomach and an chest xray can insure that there is no pneumonia. It is important to be sure to avoid overfilling the stomach with food or liquid from the tube as this could lead to vomiting and possible aspiration. ...Read more

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Clear sinus drainage, breath throughnose, sinus rinse no problem, but dizziness, ears clicking when swallowing, fluid behind ear noinfection.Allergie?

Clear sinus drainage, breath throughnose, sinus rinse no problem, but dizziness, ears clicking when swallowing, fluid behind ear noinfection.Allergie?

Fluid: It sounds like you may have fluid in your eustachian tubes. As your sinuses are clear, avoid the rinses and try Valsalva manoeuvres to try and open them up. If not see ENT. All the best. ...Read more

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