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Headache After Surgery
Be persistent: Be persistent in letting then know that you are having problems, particularly if your headaches are severe. If you don't get the response you need, don't hesitate getting a second opinion. While many peri operative headaches will resolve, a small percentage are causes by serious postoperative complications such as a spinal fluid leak. Hopefully you will do well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Tell your surgeon: If you haven't already, you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Headaches can occur following any operation including endoscopic sinus surgery. There are certain things about sinus surgery which can lead to obstruction and headaches or persistent infection. If you have discussed this with your doctor and you're not getting anywhere seek a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 2 weeks: Headaches can occur following sinus surgery but usually they should be gone within a short amount of time. If yours are persisting you need to let your surgeon know and if despite whatever he or she does, they continue, a second opinion is always a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the scalp is incised. This may lead to scalp neuromas which most often subside over time. If there are severe headaches within-a pressure sensation, this suggests an intracranial process. For example, if a brain tumor, you need to worry about expansion. ...Read more
Constant headache having three vertebrae fused c4/5 thru c6-7 also told I have Arnold chiari type 1. Will the headaches get better after surgery?
Yes, if CSF blocked: Arnold Chiari malformations can block the flow of CSF, leading to high intracranial pressure & headaches. If the surgery is able to restore proper flow to the CSF, then the headaches should get better. However, it depends on the type of surgery, so it's best to discuss your concerns with the Neurosurgeon & get a second opinion if needed. Good Luck. Remember HealthTap Prime! ...Read more
Is a headache normal after having surgery on a orbital fracture? How long before the pain goes away?
Common: Surgery has been done on an area of your body, the orbit, which is richly innervated with pain and other sensory fibers. These were disturbed in the injury and in the surgery and it will take a little while for it to feel normal. Your surgeon has probably prescribed something to deal with moderate pain, but if the pain is excruciating, contact the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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