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Drainage After Surgery
I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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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