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Not the right place: If you want to find the right breast surgeon, for your family member's care, you have to make some personal enquireies about any surgeon like the following. 1) some one you know treated by that surgeon, is the best reference. 2) your family physician whom you trust, will advise you. 3) qualifications like board certified, had teaching experence etc 4) finally should consult, and decide ...Read more
Yes, due to gravity: Ted hose and any other variety of compression stocking is fairly uncomfortable and tough on the skin. It is good to give your skin a break at night. Gravity pulls fluids to your legs when you stand during the day, so that is the right time to wear the stockings. But the fluids redistribute at night when you raise your legs - again because of gravity! ...Read more
Prevent blood clots: They are intended to help prevent blood clots, but will do little by themselves. In addition to other measures such as injections of "blood thinners" and compression devices (the leg squeezers) they do reduce your chance of blood clots forming, which can travel to your lungs. They also help reduce the leg swelling which is pretty common after surgery. ...Read more
Is it really necessary to use ted hose for 6 full weeks after surgery? I had a broken kneecap and tendon repair.
The ceo of health tap said in a ted talk that a smile can stimulate the brain just as much as two thousand bars of chocolate. Where's the study on it?
A bit of hyperbole?: There are no medical studies comparing the effects of a smile and "2000 bars of chocolate" on the brain. Since I did not see the ted talk or the context of the above comment, I do not know exactly the point he was trying to make. ...Read more
Check with doc: Have you gotten your symptoms checked by a physician? Good to determine the root cause. ...Read more
I have a painful small pimple at the side of my face where I have been trea ted for solar keratosis. Will it go away in time? THANK you
Solar Keratosis: A solar keratosis is a small, thickened, scaly growth which develops on the skin. It is the most common skin condition resulting from sun-damaged skin. It is caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun over many years. Solar keratoses are also known as actinic keratoses. Http://patient. Info/health/solar-keratosis ...Read more
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy done two days ago. Slowly make it around the house but mostly rest/sleep still. How long and when do I wear ted hose?
Don't wear...: Unless you are moving ted hose increase your risks of clots. Remove them when you are at rest. Feeling tired is common for 7-10 days. You gradually regain stamina after that. ...Read more
If I have clot already on the leg, should I wear ted hose or will it make worse? I'm gonna start working soon that will require to me to be on my feet
No: Any compression to a clot will make it worse. You need warm, moist compresses, stay off your foot, and keep it elevated. Compression stockings are to prevent clots, not to treat them. Please see a vascular surgeon asap. If you get chest pain or shortness of breath, call an ambulance. ...Read more
Your: Your doctor has provided you with the ted hose as a means to decrease the possibility of deep venous thrombosis or to address issues you may have with swelling. If you have problems with varicose veins he may want you to wear them on a long term basis. If it is as a measure to avoid blood clots in your legs he may just want it for a couple of months. Only your doctor can give you the most definitive answer. ...Read more
Respected doc:from 5 years I am suffering from insomnia. I've tried all ways to solve this problem, but no use I took my MRI too. Consul ted many doctor
My toes got cold outside on concrete its 55degrees ; took about 10 min to warm up, is it bc I have teds on or due to atenolol or do I have raynauds?
Pain behind knee hurts to stand severely and aches at rest. Pain goes to foot. Foot swells at times worse than others. Wearing TED no improvement. No pain rx or otc helps pain t?
You are wearing Ted: Stockings but a clot if not already ruled out needs to be ruled out, ...Read more
I have a prolapsed bladder with complications. My labia suddenly is suddenly very ted and itchy. I've been on antibiotics since 2011 for utis?
I had a breast augment on sept18th, I'm still using the ted stockings and sleep on my back. Most nights I wakeup with a burning pain on my heels. Normal?
Burning feeling: This is not a normal feeling. I would recommend that you see your general practitioner about this. He or she should be able to sort out the causes of the burning sensations that you're having in your heels. There are quite a number of possible causes for that. Best wishes to you and hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more
Oophorectomy Monday keyhole. Up and about same day & moving regularly. Ted stocking & clexane dur to previous post op dvt. Previous dvt leg feels odd?
DVT prophylaxis: Keyhole incision is good but DVT prophylaxis with TED stockings, ambulation, targeted leg exercises is excellent. If you are having recurrent leg symptoms, make sure you talk to primary care doctor or GYN surgeon and get a Duplex venous scan to make sure there is no DVT. The only way to exclude DVT is to get a Duplex venous scan of the leg. ...Read more
My left leg swells during the day from the knee to the foot. I have had an MRI and ultrasound -nothing. I wear a ted sock to stop it. Any clue why?
Can a person catch Hepatitis B or C from sleeping in a bed that was contaminated with large amounts of bodily fluids from somebody infected with those diseases? Sleeping in the bed within hours of the fluids being emitted.
No: Hepatitis B or C is not transmitted by sleeping on a bed unless a person has open wounds on her skin, and the bed has plenty of fresh blood on the sheets, and the wet fresh blood comes into contact with the wounds on her skin, and...well...this could possibly happen if an injured person got wrapped or covered with bloody sheets that came from a Hep B carrier in the midst of a disaster or war zone. ...Read more
Can bacterial Vaginosis cause infertility? I've had discharge for almost 2 years that I thought was normal, it had an odor but not a foul one. Turns out I have BV. Can my ability to have a baby in the future be affected?
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
Crepitus: Crepitus is a sound, not a diagnosis. This sound description can apply to noises from the joints, tendons, skin, lungs, etc. Hence, it depends on where the crepitus originates. If unsure, start with your primary care provider. ...Read more