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Could There Be Calf Soreness After Open Heart Surgery
Blood clot in vein?!: This is not a common symptom following heart surgery. Of course, anyone can have any symptom, especially if you have been in bed and not using your muscles in one part of the body and they have atrophied. But one thing to rule out is dvt, i.e. Blood clot in veins of the legs. This is not uncommon in people following major surgery, cardiac included, due to inactivity and stasis of blood in the veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My husband had open heart surgery 2 months ago and has complained about a sore left shoulder ever since. Is this from the surgery? Shoulder was x-rayed and no broken bones.
Probably : Often when doing bypass surgery we use the left mammary artery which requires us to pull up on the left side to see it. This could cause pain. When spreading the edges of the sternum apart it can put stress on the shoulder, also. Sometimes subconsciously he maybe trying to protect the breastbone and can pull muscles in other areas like neck and shoulder (when coughing sneezing etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had open heart surgery march 21 week and half ago have sore throat and can't talk well very horse sound is this normal i been gargling with salt wate?
Blister at incision site on leg after open heart surgery. Appeared about a month after surgery on bottom of incision. How to treat?
Likely benign: see the surgeon to be safe. If OK wi surgeon, topical aloe &/or vaseline is good. ...Read more
My husband has had open heart surgery ( Valve Replacement)
They took 2 veins out of his right leg under the knee. His knee swells. What can we do?
I had an open heart surgery 5 weeks ago. I still have problems with numbness on both my pinky fingers and down the left side of my left leg. I have asked my surgeon and my cardiologist and got the same answers. Whatshould i do?
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Where?: Any incision may have some bleeding- -and a hematoma may develop. This can become a seroma over time as the blood is resorbed. Or some lymphatic s are disrupted and fluid escapes into tissue. Tissue juices and serum can remain in a wound as well. Most are temporary. All are resolvable . See the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: You need to wait at least a couple of months for the sternum to heal completely. Early activity can lead to sternal dehisence (the breastbone splits open) which can have deadly consequences. After everything has healed, you can do everything you did before surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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