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Had enderectomy on carotid artery 4 months ago, now it feels like 100lb weights on each lower jaw and aching in back of neck, spine. Nerves improving?
???: It's hard to relate those symptoms either to carotid endarterectomy or to complications of it. I think you should be evaluated for a new and different issue. ...Read more
Sooner the better.: It's best to mobilize as soon as you can after any operation. Doctors usually clear you to get out of bed as soon as possible, and once your home from the hospital it would be fine to walk gingerly a few times a day at least. Prevents complications like blood clots and pneumonia. ...Read more
Both are safe: Vascular lesions in the carotid arteries increase stroke risk. Both stents and endarterectomy or lesion removal are safe and effective procedures to lower your stroke risk. Each procedure also carries a small risk of stroke during procedure. Your providers results should be available to you, and may help you decide. ...Read more
Not common: I would call your surgeon and get evaluated. Does not sound very common and concern would be a blood flow issue in your arms just like you had in your neck. ...Read more
Can someone live with a 10 CM small bowel? Her age is 35 and she recently got an enterectomy... If she can live what operation is recommended?
Any hospital but: Carotid surgery or stenting can be done in any hospital as long as you have the surgeon with experience to do them, especially for carotid stent you need to pick an institution with large volume because it definately affects outcome, so ask your doctor before you proceed. ...Read more
No: If they're occluded, they're gone and whatever damage was going to happen, happened. ...Read more