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Is it normal to have chills 2 days after surgery of a ruptured cyst.

Is it normal to have chills 2 days after surgery of a ruptured cyst.

Chills and fever: A ruptured cyst can be associated with inflammatory response (chills, fever, malaise, sweats), especially if there is infection. Chills associated with fever, sweats should be evaluated by your surgery team. Okay to take your temperature and call in to your team. ...Read more

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Chills with fever and diziness after minor surgery?

Chills with fever and diziness after minor surgery?

What: Was the minor surgery? Did it involve use of medications or anesthetics? Are you taking prescribed medications after the procedure? Dizziness can result from some medicines. Call your doctor or surgeon if you feel that you are having a medication reaction. ...Read more

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Just had knee surgery today. I'm home. Have bad case of chills. Is that normal?

Just had knee surgery today. I'm home. Have bad case of chills. Is that normal?

No: Gentleman at home s/p knee surgery with complaint of chills. During surgery, your are at risk for infection. Even though you were given antibiotics, it would be prudent to get examined and have your vital signs checked. Visit the ER immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chills n fever along with dizziness after minor surgery like draining an abcess?

Bacteremia: After draining an abscess sometimes the bacteria that was in the abscess gets into the blood stream and causes symptoms such as what you describe. Hopefully you are on some antibiotics. If not please contact your md and let he/she know about your symptoms. If you are and this doesn't resolve. Let your doc know as well. ...Read more

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I had surgery friday, today I have been dizzy a chills & sweats. I am not running a fever. When should I check my temp. When I m chills & sweats?

I had surgery friday, today I have been dizzy a chills & sweats. I am not running a fever. When should I check my temp. When I m chills & sweats?

Good idea: I hear this from many patients after a variety of abdominal operations under general anesthesia. Seems to be self limiting, and may be due to the anesthesia and stress of surgery or some combination. If your running a fever, or even feel something is "not right", call your surgeon to find out for sure. Could also be a sign of infection. They'll take the call. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Post appendectomy sepsis I am getting chills and and I feel like vomiting I got my surgery jan 8 can I have sepsis?

Yes.: This does not sound good. It may not be related, but I would suggest talking to your doc asap. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more

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Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Generally yes: Depends on diagnosis that led to the surgery, and status of health and length of remaining intestine. ...Read more

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Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Tricky question: Pars defects can often be asymptomatic incidental findings differential injections for diagnostic purposes are critical to confirm the pain generator while fusions can be done success for reducing axial back pain is limited careful consideration is required ...Read more

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Does surgery hurt?

Does surgery hurt?

Not during surgery: Local or general anesthesia makes surgery painless. Once anesthesia wears off you will have pain that your surgeon will control with anti-pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Talk this over with your Surgeon. ...Read more

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Can surgery correct ed?

Can surgery correct ed?

No, but...: Everything we do in life / medicine is just to modify something for working better, but always comes with a price. Any surgical care is considered as the last resort of care after failing to respond to drug, physical therapy, lifestyle change, injection, etc. So, ed-related surgery may be penile implant, penile straightening for peyronie's disease, just like hip/knee replacement for djd... ...Read more

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Already by pass surgery?

Already by pass surgery?

Ok: Did you have it and a question or want it or need a revision? ...Read more

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How do I prepare for surgery?

How do I prepare for surgery?

Stop smoking: Eat lightly but w nutritious choices. Stop smoking. Do not over drink. Go through all meds you take w surgeon including vitamins. ...Read more

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What is exact details of the surgery?

What is exact details of the surgery?

Clue us in: On what surgery you are talking about and we can answer you. ...Read more

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Nicki minaj before and after surgery?

Nicki minaj before and after surgery?

What?: Putting a question mark after a sentence, does not a question make. Please rephrase. ...Read more

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How do I know whether to have surgery?

How do I know whether to have surgery?

Depends: Depends on type of surgery, risks of surgery, your other medical issues, and your options. If you're not sure, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to make one dumber?

Is there a surgery to make one dumber?

There are no: Surgeries that have loss of cognition as the goal. However, there can be some loss of IQ with a frontal lobotomy. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to cure hammer?

For the most part.: However, I would only recommend it if the condition was painful. ...Read more

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How much would tommy john surgery cost?

How much would tommy john surgery cost?

Tens of thousands: According to surgerycosts. Net $21, 563; costs will vary from one center to another, but will likely be on the order of ten/tens of thousands of dollars. The cost to you will depend on your insurance benefits; your surgeon's office and your insurance company can help you understand what costs you will be responsible for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is tommy john surgery usually successful?

Is tommy john surgery usually successful?

Yes: "usually" being the keyword - several sources report that tommy john surgery is successful is over 85% of cases, although the recovery/rehab time is extensive (the reason that baseball pitchers tend to miss an entire season). ...Read more

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Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Yes: Insurance covers appropriate laparoscopic procedures. These have well established clinical indications ...Read more

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Do torn shoulders always require surgery?

Do torn shoulders always require surgery?

Consult: If you have a rotator cuff tear it will not heal itself. If you have pain and disability you need to get the opinion of an orthopedic surgeon. I fixed mine last year and am 100% now. ...Read more

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Is surgery a viable option for my posture?

Is surgery a viable option for my posture?

Maybe: If you posture is due so severe malalignment of your spine (scoliosis), surgery may be indicated. You will need to see a spine specialist and have x-rays performed to be sure. ...Read more

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Is there surgery that can make you shorter?

Is there surgery that can make you shorter?

Yes: Yes, it's called limb reconstruction surgery that will shorten/ or lengthen your legs but it's painful and very expensive. ...Read more

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How can I stay calm for my surgery tomorrow?

How can I stay calm for my surgery tomorrow?

Prepare + Breathe: Everybody having surgery is likely to be a bit nervous. I have concern about someone who isn't a little worried. To stay calm, carefully review in advance your instructions. Should you stop eating/drinking? What about medications? Where do you need to arrive? When? Any other directions? Help yourself by doing these things. Also, spend 30 minutes focus on breathing deeply + slowly. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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Need to know if I'm facing possible surgery.?

Need to know if I'm facing possible surgery.?

For what?: I need more information. If you can repost with your symptoms, or send a private message, or if you are a prime member, request a consult, and I can give you more specific information. ...Read more