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Could you put a heating pack on the back just after surgery?

Could you put a heating pack on the back just after surgery?

Yes.: But, you should avoid any area close to the incision since heat may damage the incision and impair healing. This may lead to the incision opening up or becoming infected. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery a week ago would you suggest using a heating pad or ice pack on the area? I'm no longer swollen from the surgery.

I had laparoscopy surgery a week ago would you suggest using a heating pad or ice pack on the area? I'm no longer swollen from the surgery.

Ice vs. heat: Simple answer is to use what feels the best at this point. Since swelling gone there is no reason to use ice if heat feels better. Ice may numb that area and help also. Really it's your choice now. ...Read more

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Cigarettes and breathing tubes? I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, will the breathing tube put in during a surgery make it painful to smoke afterwards?

Cigarettes and breathing tubes? I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, will the breathing tube put in during a surgery make it painful to smoke afterwards?

Stop smoking: Please try to stop smoking. It is bad for you and bad for those around you. The breathing tube will give you a sore throat for about two days after your surgery. If you smoke when you have a sore throat for other reasons, then i assume you will have no objection to smoking after surgery...But i wish you did. ...Read more

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Just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can I use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?

Just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can I use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?

Try saline.: You may first want to check with your surgeon because there are several different kinds of packing. Usually, over the counter nasal saline (salt water) sprays are very useful after sinus surgery to help rinse away dried blood and crusting. They can be used with splints or stents in place. Do not use any prescription nose sprays until your ENT surgeon says it's OK to do so. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seromas from hernia surgery surgeon said to put heat on it will this help it go away , is their anything else to do to help go away ?

Time: Obviously, there are many factors that go in to this such as the type of hernia repaired, repair technique, and you medical history. In general, most seroma will resolve on their own in weeks to months. Persistent seromas or those that are causing problems may need to be drained. See your surgeon to find out for sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Surgery in may for a fractured ankle they put a plate and 7 screws . now there is swelling around plate. Warm to touch Do I use heat or ice to help.

Surgery in may for a fractured ankle they put a plate and 7 screws . now there is swelling around plate. Warm to touch Do I use heat or ice to help.

Possible infection: Swelling and warmth can be signs of infection. You could try some heat and NSAIDs, but if the symptoms persist or worsen you should definitely have it evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having leg pain in both legs i had back surgery a year ago I have diebeites I am wondering should I go to ER I've tried heat I have tried heat and ice i take my pain meds it is also unbearable to walk

I am having leg pain in both legs i had back surgery a year ago I have diebeites I am wondering should I go to ER I've tried heat I have tried heat and ice i take my pain meds it is also unbearable to walk

Many things: First, is your back better? Do you still have leg pain referred from your back? If not, you probably have vein disease we treat diabetics with venous insufficiency all the time. You need to wear prescription support stockings, ambulate a little at a time to get up to at least 30 minutes a day, rice: rest in between, ice, compression, elevation. www.plebology.org get a vein work up. ...Read more

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