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How Painful Is Fentons Operation
Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more
Variable: Some patients get total relief with extra strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) others require narcotic analgesics. Pain perception is multifactorial. Attitude and personality may modify pain perception. If good stable open reduction and internal fixation of the sternum is accomplished, most of the discomfort of the sternotomy is relieved. Cardiac surgery done thru a right intercostal incission sometimes possible. ...Read more
Painfull Post Op: Most common surgery done for Spondylolithesis is Spinal Fusion and it is painful post op and have to take Pain Meds and there is a rehab period as well You do not feel any pain during the surgery as you are under General Anasthesia but pain is post and uring rehab period and has to be controlled with strong pain killers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The purpose of the : Test is to find the source of your pain by recreating it over the same location with the same quality as the disc is injected. If it is a normal disc you will feel pressure. If a disc that is somewhat abnormal , maybe an ache but a disc or discs that are the source of your pain should be an exact reproduction temporarily. This is done under local anesthesia with occ. Use of some sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This must not be for you, but someone else. Radiotherapy is for cancer treatment , unless you are referring to something else. Sometimes electro surgery is referred to a radiotherapy and that would be just using an electical instuement to cut. It wouldn't hurt if numbed up. Now the underlying condition might cause pain and the consequences of the treatment might cause complications that could ...Read more
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why and what surgery: First question is, do you need surgery? Seek a second opinnion. Most times back surgery stabilizes the spne but does not necessarily reduce the pain. A reputable pain management specialist can help you in that decision. Do not mask the pain with medications though. Find the root cause and treat with the least invasive treatment possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, how is surgically repaired tricuspid valve? How does the surgery? What is postooperative course? After the surgery, i will be intubated?
Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!
Info in consent: Unless there are contraindications, mesh is usually used for defects >4 cm. The repair can be performed laparoscopically or open. Complications include wound infection (12-18% after open surgery, less after laparoscopic aproach), bowel injury (up to 20% during open surgery, 1% laparoscopic), seroma formation, prolonged post-operative pain. Length of the operation varies from case to case (1-4 hrs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!
---: The burning from the injection is the worse part of the procedure. After the area in anesthetized you should feel nothing but a small pressure sensation ...Read more
How painful is alloderm? How painful is the procedure for alloderm and what kind of anesthetic is used?
How long is the usual recovery time for a bladder sling and recocele surgery? How painful is it? I already know recocele will be more painful
6 weeks: 6-8 weeks is the usual recovery time for these type of surgeries. ...Read more
Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation in which microscopic instruments are used to remove the vitreous gel and manipulate other tissues. The surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. As you can appreciate from the schematic, operating in that small space requires steady hands. The patient goes home with a patch and drops to help healing. It is usually not painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turbinate surgery: It depends on what technique is used. There are minimally invasive procedures such as Coblation turbinate reduction ,endoscopic microdebrider turbinate reduction or an actual surgical excision of a portion of the turbinate. The first two aren't very painful, while the last one is a little more painful. Overall, relatively minor pain . That should not stop you to help you breathe better! ...Read more
Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest. ...Read more
Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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