Doctor insights on:
Could You Put A Heating Pack On The Back Just After 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
Back in 2004 i got reconstructive surgery on my finger. Is it normal for ir to be really sore on random days and swell up? Ice packs make it worse. :(
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had kidney stone surgery 5 days ago and my uvula is still stretched out my dr gave me a steroid pack to help out will it ever go back to normal
Ans: You should be fine follow the directions of your doctor and keep your follow up appts ...Read more
I've been having back pain on the right side for almost two weeks now, I haven't fell or anything like that. It is sharp and when I turn left or right it hurts more, I've been taking Tylenol an Motrin and ice pack an a heating pad what else can I do.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often heat, but...: If you've acutely injured your back (strain, contusion/bruise, etc) then cold compresses for the first few days will probably help. If this is a chronic recurrent problem, pain related to muscle spasm and tension then often a heating pad, warm showers, massage can be helpful. Don't forget proper posture, gentle stretching and core strengthening as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to use a heat pack on your back after embryo transfer. Am worried as I did last night as I was cold.
What can I do, to get rid of this pain, its in the back of my neck, runs up left side my skull to front. I have tried heat packs and ice.
Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your pain might be due to pinched nerve. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Should I put Icyhot on a pulled muscle? I know heat is bad for injuries, but I work in a restaurant and can't keep an ice pack on my arm all day.
I've been having back pain on the rich side of my back, I haven't fell or anything like that. It's been a sharp stabbing and I can't twist right or left with out it hurting worse. I have took Motrin, Tylenol, a ice pack, an a heat pad, nothing works.
? gallbladder eval: Sometimes gallbladder disease can cause those symptoms. Have you had it checked yet? If not, make an appointment with your doctor to start the workup. ...Read more
I've been having back pain on the right side for almost two weeks now. I have been taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin and ice pack an a heat pad none of it is workin and its getting worse.
Have extreme lower back pain. I've already taken aleve. Can i supplement with tylenol (acetaminophen)? Also, what's better, an ice pack or heat? Thanks
How long is the usual hospital stay after recocele surgery? Dr said it won't be outpatient cause be has to pack me
Depends: The extent of the rectocele and the viability of the tissues determine a great deal of the healing time. Most of the time, they are going to want to keep you in the hospital long enough to know that bleeding is controlled, no infection occurs, packing can be advanced without complication, and you know how to take care of the wound at home, Some packing may be removed as an out patient later ...Read more
I skipped the last 4 pills before placebo due surgery. I started next pack on time and have not had period. Is this normal?
- Talk to a doctor online
- Could i return to gymnastics after back surgery
- Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery
- Could you have cancer with just one symptom
- When could you have intercourse after tubal ligation surgery
- How could you put socks on with a broken arm?
- Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy
- Can you get pregnant if the guy puts just the head in?
- Can you use a heating pad on your back while pregnant?
- Could a deviated septum come back after surgery