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I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

Discuss with surgeon: In some instances this may be a sign of other disease but most likely benign. You may need a follow up colonoscopy or biopsy but this will be determined by your physician, . ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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How do you clean crusty drainage after a vitrectomy surgery?

How do you clean crusty drainage after a vitrectomy surgery?

Ask retinal surgeon: There should not be a lot of drainage after vitrectomy, and this could be a sign of infection or leakage (rare). So, ask your surgeon about this. Sometimes crusting can also be a residue of postoperative eye drops. Usually a warm compress to the eyelids and gentle cleaning of the external lids can loosen and remove debris. This debris can also harbor bacteria, so it is good to remove it. ...Read more

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I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

See your surgeon: Its hard to give you a precise answer without knowing the details of your surgery, however 2 weeks is longer than usual to have drains in after gallbladder surgery unless you have a bile leak of some sort. The leakage of bile into your abdomen could also be contributing to your pain. It is important that you notify your surgeon and follow up with him/her for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Vitrectomy surgery; how can I clean crusty drainage?

Vitrectomy surgery; how can I  clean crusty drainage?

See below: Clean warm compresses used several times a day. Also, you can use a fresh bottle of artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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Vitrectomy surgery; how do you clean crusty drainage?

Vitrectomy surgery; how do you clean crusty drainage?

Eyelid discharge: After any kind of eye surgery can be removed by using a moist tissue or cotton pad. Use this to gently wipe away the crusting from the lids. If the crusting is hard, leave the moist compresses on your eyes for awhile. This will help to soften it up. ...Read more

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Sir i perform my surgery of liver cysy before 2 months all is right but I have drainage bag so for and the bile become 400ml why it is not stop?

Sir i perform my surgery of liver cysy before 2 months all is right but I have drainage bag so for and the bile become 400ml why it is not stop?

Healing Takes Time: Hard to say why you are having a bile leak without knowing the anatomical details about your liver surgery. Be patient and give it some more time, but you may require internal catheter drainage (endoscopic or percutaneous) to help this resolve. Sometimes they have to change/upsize the drains to help direct the flow of bile and to heal the tract. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have 3 post surgical fistulas. Surgery was 9-22. What are my chances of them eventually collapsing? I have bowei drainage coming from the top gfistula.

I have 3 post surgical fistulas. Surgery was 9-22. What are my chances of them eventually collapsing?  I have bowei drainage coming from the top gfistula.

Complex question: Fistulas are a dreaded complication of surgery; if the output is low (less than 500ml per day) then there is a reasonable proability that they will close without requiring further operation. ...Read more

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How safe is nasal drainage surgery?

How safe is nasal drainage surgery?

Depends: All surgeries have risks. Operations to improve sinusitis involve surgery near the eye and brain. Only experienced surgeons should perform the procedure. Image guided sinus surgery, in which the surgeon uses a sophisticated computer to identify that patients particular anatomy when he is operating in real time can aid the surgeon and possible improve safety, but is no substitute for surgical skill. ...Read more

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How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

See your surgeon: Have your surgeon check inside with an endoscope in the office to make sure all is well. Sometimes drainage persists or recurs from other causes, like allergies. ...Read more

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Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call your surgeon so he/she can evaluate the wound for any possible infection or loss of integrity. ...Read more