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How Long Should Swelling Last After Surgery
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Depends: Some amount of hand swelling after hand surgery is normal. The amount of hand swelling depends on the condition and the treatment needed for the condition. Is important to control the swelling mostly with elevation and keeping the fingers moving. If this fails occupational therapists can help to reduce the swelling. ...Read more
Balloon Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. Unlike other surgical procedures used to treat sinusitis, with balloon sinuplasty, the surgeon does not remove bone or tissue from the nasal area. It’s a less invasive alternative to typical sinus surgeries. The recovery period is usually only a few days, compared to a few weeks. ...Read more
How long does swelling last after umbilical hernia repair? I am 46 years old, at a healthy weight, and exercised for 60+ minutes before the surgery.
How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?
Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...Read more
I had surgery on lip they removed a blister on the top part of my lower lip using a laser. It is swollen really big. How long will the swelling last?
Swollen lip: Only for a few days. Put ice on the area. This will help greatly. It will also soothe the pain good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Knee scope surgery 2 weeks ago my foot is still swollen. Is this normal? How long does the foot swelling last for? I ice it &take ibpfn thanks
How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? It's been almost 3 wks & I have a small bump on the bridge of my nose. (Had rhino. 10 yrs ago
Swelling: Most of swelling should resolve in 3-4 weeks. May take three months. Ask your surgeon about the bump. ...Read more
I had open inguinal hernia surgery a few days ago, I noticed a lot of swelling at and around the incision, is this normal, what causes this, how long should it last and what could I do to reduce it.
Probably normal: If the repair was done with an open technique, there is usually swelling and a firmness felt under the length of the incision. Ice and antiinflammatory medication can help. If it is really large, call your surgeon to check it out - could be bleeding under the skin we call a hematoma. Hope you recover quickly! ...Read more
How long can swelling last after deviated septum surgery? My nose has a small bump on the bridge that feels hard like bone. Could it be swelling?
Possibly: Followup w/your surgeon As a general rule for my patients I say that 80% of swelling is gone after 2 weeks & 90% is gone after 2 months, but really more like 6 weeks. That being said-a bump on the bridge of the nose should not be from septal surgery. The septum is in the middle of your nose & surgery to the nasal dorsum/nasal bridge is more from rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. F/u w ur surgeon ...Read more
Days: With today's surgical techniques and anti-inflammatory medications swelling is less problematic than in the past. That said, no two people are alike. Please discuss this with both your Orthodontist but especially your Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
Several months: It generally takes 2-3 months for the initial swelling to resolve but you may have residual swelling for six month to a year. ...Read more
I'm thinking about getting surgery for my underbite, but I'm not sure how long I would have to stay inside for, because of the swelling.?
It depends: You don't have to stay inside because of the swelling. It usually takes 10-14 days before they swelling is completely gone. You have to refrain from strenuous exercise for 6 weeks and maintain a soft diet for about the same length of time. We now use plates and screws to fixate the bones, so it is extremely rare to be wired shut for any length of time. ...Read more
I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?
Usually minimizing the swelling from the
procedure is the key
performing the procedure in an efficient
manor and minimizing the intra op
bleeding will minimize swelling
also it is important to be off your feet for
the first 24 hours to keep the swelling down
most of my patient who have an arthroscopic procedure done on thursday
have their dressing changed saturday and
return to work on monday. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 weeks: Typically it goes down in the first 2 weeks but it can take longer. If it persists beyond say 6 weeks then it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Had retention cyst surgery, accidentally bit same place while eating (only once). Swelling since last 3days, reduced a little. Shall I wait? Help!
Discuss at postop: It's difficult to assess your wound from your description alone and it may be best to discuss with your surgeon at the time of your postop examination which I assume should be soon. Other signs to call him/her earlier would be infection or bleeding or drainage. ...Read more
4 weeks ago it was surgery for abscess chalazion. Red swelling is getting smaller but consist. How long it would be, what could I make to reduce it?
Scar: This could be scar tissue. Give it another two weeks, then see MD if tender and still there. ...Read more
I have severe swelling and I had my surgery 5 days ago. How long before I expect this to go down and when can I return to playing baseball for my team?
My 5th metatarsal broke, should I have surgery? If so, how long will it take to recover? I broke 5th metatarsal 1week ago. Dr wants swelling to go down first before I have surgery on it. She wants to place 2 pins in bone. Should I have second opinion or d
I would say it all depends on the fracture. Most fractures of the 5th metatarsal occur at the base of the bone as a result of an inversion type injury (where you twist your ankle inward). A tendon (peroneus brevis) ataches to the base of the 5th metatarsal, and with such a mechanism of injury, the tendon yanks a piece of bone off the base of the metatarsal. This is actually the single most common foot fracture.
Most of the time, the bone is nicely aligned, and only a cast is needed to heal properly.
If the bone fragments are displaced, then surgery is necessary to put them back into alignment, and then some sort of internal fixation, like pins or a screw, is used to keep the bone fragments together so they can heal.
So if the fracture you have is displaced, surgery is probably the way to go. But if they are not displaced, a simple cast will do it.
It's important for patients to have trust in their doctor. If, for any reason, you feel some doubt, by all means, get another opinion. It has always been by feeling that any doctor who gets insulted by their patient requesting a second opinion is not a doctor worth going to in the first place. The whole concept here is about you, and getting better. Egos and especially money shouldn't be playing any role in you getting the best care.
Hope this helped.
Good luck! ...Read more
Swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read more
Depends: What was the surgery? How long was the operation? Was it open or laparoscopic surgery? Generally several days to a week or more may be needed depending on all of the above. Eat light, avoid constipation, contact your surgeon for concerns or problems like increasing pain or recurrent vomiting. ...Read more
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