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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I'm 2 months op brain surgery removed 50% of tumor now i've got to have 22 frictioned radition.Will radition made anesthesia dolorosa worst ?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I'm 2 months op brain surgery removed 50% of tumor now i've got to have 22 frictioned radition.Will radition made anesthesia dolorosa worst ?

Possible: This technique supposedly offers the advantage of causing little or no disturbance of facial sensation. Nevertheless, complications such as paresthesias, dysesthesias, and anesthesia dolorosa (pain in an area that is without sensation) have been reported. Rec.: talk to your surgeon for more information and education. Take care. ...Read more

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On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

Can't tell here: Would need much more detailed information. Where is the mesh? How large is the mesh? Where was the mesh placed and in what layer? Why is the mesh being removed? Infection history? What are the other medical conditions? Only your surgeon can tell you what surgery will be needed and how long surgery may take. ...Read more

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Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Vaginal Polyp: Polyps are benign growths, almost like pimples. They can cause bleeding and discharge, but otherwise are not a problem. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about ...Read more

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I had a small cyst operation in my right breast 2 weeks ago.They used surgical staplers.Can i play badminton now.Can incision open that time?

I had a small cyst operation in my right breast 2 weeks ago.They used surgical staplers.Can i play badminton now.Can incision open that time?

Skin Staples: I am not sure why you still have the staples at your incision site. Ask your doctor if it can be removed by now. If there are no signs of infection or inflammation, you should have no problem playing badminton. ...Read more

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Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am i crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Fine: You'll be fine. You probably won't be on any pain meds at all, assuming no complications with your surgery. Most important, because you're 42, is just to make sure that you prevent any blood clot by moving around frequently. Get up, if you can, every hour or so on your plane ride for circulation. Check out exercises you can do with your legs while sitting on plane to prevent blood clot. ...Read more

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Mum, 64, had successful lap surgery removed right ovary & cyst. Post op care? Also water boils near incision sites. Using lactofine lotion on them ok?

Mum, 64, had successful lap surgery removed right ovary & cyst. Post op care? Also water boils near incision sites. Using lactofine lotion on them ok?

Follow up: After laparoscopic surgery, most patients can resume normal activities relatively quickly. Consult your surgeon in this regard. "water boils" near incision sites are frequently blisters related to the adhesive in the dressings used to cover the incisions. Keep these sites clean and dry, and see your surgeon in his office for a postop visit as directed by him. ...Read more

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2 weeks crossover toe surgery.Lack of toe purchase.Today told might get better after Kwire removal,but screw is in toe.Now have limp.Permanent?

 2 weeks crossover toe surgery.Lack of toe purchase.Today told might get better after Kwire removal,but screw is in toe.Now have limp.Permanent?

Nothing like time.: You need to relax. You are only two weeks into the surgery, and the foot is adjusting to the trauma. You must expect some residual swelling, pain and even some limping. Lack of toe purchase, can be due to several things, and it is too early to be talking about the permanence of anything. ...Read more

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Can I remove my own surgical stitches?

Can I remove my own surgical stitches?

Not advisable.: It is always important for your surgeon to evaluate a surgical wound within the first few weeks after surgery, at which time the stitches can be removed. If the incision is not healing well, the sutures may be kept in longer or removed and replaced with special butterfly bandages. As always, it is best to follow your surgeon's advice. ...Read more

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27 yrs old unmarried.Recently, laparoscopic surgery done (removing large 8cm uterus fibroid).After surgery, how many days bleeding goes on?

Dr. Craig Lum Dr. Lum
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27 yrs old unmarried.Recently, laparoscopic surgery done (removing large 8cm uterus fibroid).After surgery, how many days bleeding goes on?

Bleeding(answer 1): First of all and probably most important is where exactly is the bleeding at? Next is for how long has the bleeding been taking place? Then, how much bleeding is there? If it is at the skin incisions, for just a day, and just spots of blood on your dressing, then I wouldn't worry too much. Just keep your routine follow up appointment. If it is from your vagina or skin incision, for just a day or ...Read more

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What makes the prettiest scars-- stitches, glue or staples?

What makes the prettiest scars-- stitches, glue or staples?

Glue or steristrips: The key to making the most invisible scars is lack of tension on the incision. This is accomplished by placing multiple deep sutures. The closure of the skin is best done with glue or steristrips. This will eliminate any scarring from sutures or staples. ...Read more

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Trying to find out if I can go on canoe trip 16 days after surgery, 2 days after staples removed. Had laproscopic GB removal except one incision 4"?

Trying to find out if I can go on canoe trip 16 days after surgery, 2 days after staples removed. Had laproscopic GB removal except one incision 4"?

Tippie canoe.......: In my experience, I have seen very few 16 day old surgical wounds that could be considered healed enough to risk developing an infection from being immersed in contaminated water. Ask your surgeon and see if he agrees. ...Read more

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My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more

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Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Training: If an operative assisted vaginal delivery is necessary, it will depend on what instrument the obstetrician performing the operation was trained on, whether the vacuum or the forceps will be used. ...Read more

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Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Will forcep delivery damage my babys brain?

Rarely: In skilled hands, forceps delivery is safe and can reduce the chance of birth injury by assisting a difficult birth. By protecting the baby's head and speeding the birth process, there is a higher risk for birth injuries to the mother. ...Read more

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Question about my brain. Could my apgars have been low because of forcep delivery?

Doubt it: The forceps were likely used because the doc realized you needed to get out faster. Remaining stuck in the birth canal is significant stress on a baby with some reduction in blood flow from the placenta and increased metabolic demands by their tissues.If they didn't, your scores would likely be worse. ...Read more

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Can I have brain damage if born by forcep delivery?

Can I have brain damage if born by forcep delivery?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that forceps use to assist in the delivery process would cause brain damage to the newborn infant. ...Read more

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My wife had a forcep delivery 2 months ago. From then, my daughter had a problem with her right hand. She is not able to pick her hand upwards. How ?

My wife had a forcep delivery 2 months ago. From then, my daughter had a problem with her right hand. She is not able to pick her hand upwards. How ?

Palsy: After the head is delivered during labor, the dr must tug on the head to get a shoulder to emerge & that tug can stretch the nerves that exit the neck & supply the shoulder, arm & hand on that side. This can cause a swelling in the nerve & loss of function until the swelling goes down. "erb's or klumpke"s palsy" are lables used for variations.If not resolved by now seek therapy for baby. ...Read more

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Severe pain in hip joints going down both femurs. Can't sit or lay just pace. Feels like pelvic n leg bones crushing. Forcep birth 6 yr ago reg 1 yr.

Severe pain in hip joints going down both femurs. Can't sit or lay just pace. Feels like pelvic  n leg bones crushing. Forcep birth 6 yr ago reg 1 yr.

See a doctor ASAP: This could be many things, such as in the low back, hip or pelvic. You should see a doctor asap to get blood test and radiology study. If you could not see your doctor now, you should go to er. ...Read more

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Do obs still use forceps? What for?

To Save Your Baby: I've performed forceps deliveries in emergencies where a c-sec would have taken too long & waiting placed the infant at significant risk for brain injury. It is an excellent tool but fraught with danger if your doc is inexperienced or untrained. I totally agree with dr. Drezaliu. Unfortunately i don't believe forcep deliveries are taught any more. I couldn't even find a pic with proper technique. ...Read more

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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

See below: I assume you mean a forceps delivery. If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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When you're born and you get your head pulled by forceps will you have a knot on your head while you're growing older?

When you're born and you get your head pulled by forceps will you have a knot on your head while you're growing older?

Very, very rare: I have seen maybe two cases in over 25 years where a little permanent scar tissue developed post-forceps. The baby may have a know there for several months, but the overwhelming majority of these are not permanent and eventually resolve. If a knot does remain, it's fibrous scar tissue in the soft tissues just under the skin and is totally harmless! ...Read more

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Are forceps delivery scary as they sound?

Forcep delivery: My dad had 30y of obgy and forcep use without recorded complication. If forcep applied rightly (right time + right way) would result mainly in favorable results. ...Read more

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Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

As a last resort: Modern day OB is getting away from instrumental deliveries for many reasons. Lack of experience and/or training, availability of c-sections, and risks of malpractice for less than perfect babies.... But, in well-trained & experienced hands, forceps can save an infant from brain injury, hypoxia, even death. Vacuums replace forceps in many hospitals & are also a safe alternative if needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bell palsy from forceps to leave?

Not Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that has no definite cause and may be due to a viral infection. Facial palsy from forceps trauma is usually temporary since the nerve is bruised and not actually cut. This weakness can days days or months to recover depending on how badly the nerve was injured. Permanent weakness is rare. ...Read more

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Had a forceps delivery with my first is it possible for my 2nd child delivery I am 35 weeks?

Had a forceps delivery with my first is it possible for my 2nd child delivery I am 35 weeks?

Not necessarily: Each pregnancy and delivery is different. Just because you had a forceps assisted delivery with your first baby doesn't mean that you're going to have another. The delivery itself will determine the need for another forceps assisted delivery. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the forceps looking thing that pinches skin you see in obesity segments?

Can you please describe the forceps looking thing that pinches skin you see in obesity segments?

Skinfold calipers: Those are skinfold calipers. Four places are measured. The bicep, tricep, back, and abdomen to calculate % body fat. ...Read more

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In what case would forceps be the only option to deliver baby? Ie; c-section not an option. Does such a situation even arise?

In what case would forceps be the only option to deliver baby? Ie; c-section not an option. Does such a situation even arise?

Uncommon but: If the baby is at +3 station meaning it is right at the opening , almost out and the ht rate would go down and stay down, there may not be enough time to go back and do an emergency c- section so an outlet forceps or vacuum delivery would be a much better option and almost every OB knows how to do that with either the forceps or vacuum and outlet delivery is the easiest and safest to , I do those. ...Read more

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"it was circumferencially dissected with right angled forceps and then ligated with #0 prolene, 2 strands. The thrill disapearred upon ligating the pda." what does this discharge summary mean ?

"it was circumferencially dissected with right angled forceps and then ligated with #0 prolene, 2 strands. The thrill disapearred upon ligating the pda." what does this discharge summary mean ?

Correct treatment: Patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a baby's ductus arteriosus (connection between two heart chambers) fails to close after birth. A "thrill" is a vibration that tells the doctor that a PDA is present. When the PDA was closed, the thrill disappeared, meaning that the treatment was successful. ...Read more

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