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I Am Having A Discectomy On Tuesday What Can I Expect
Back soreness: I'm assuming here that you're having a lumbar microdiskectomy. You will experience some incisional soreness, low back aching and pain which is easily managed with medication. If you are experiencing leg pain and numbness, the pain should be better quickly afterward. Numbness takes longer. Rest is the key. No excessive activity. Ice pak on the back helps. You should improve quickly. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
I am having a breast biopsy on tomorrow. What should I expect? I am scared. Would I be in pain after?
Relax if possible: Most patients are scared or worried about procedures and I don' t blame them. It's scary having a procedure and having to wait for the results. Take a deep breath, you should do fine. You should expect some soreness at the biopsy site but it should be easily controlled with pain meds and ice compresses. Your physician will give you discharge instructions to make you comfortable. Good luck . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling. Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. Note that any meniscal repair may slow your ability to put weight on your leg to protect the repair, but is worth it in the long run (prevent arthritis). ...Read more
Your life is saved: Congratulations on having the diagnosis made and your choosing the right option. If the cancer was found in a timely way -- i.e., you found it on monthly self-exam or it was found on mammography -- you have an 80% or so chance of a true cure. In the old days, the disease was uniformly fatal. Be glad -- being alive is more valuable than anything you may have lost. ...Read more
On tuesday, I am having a total hysterectomy. What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?
Well...: Type of hyster...Abdominal, laproscopic, vaginal (yes they can be total). So. 45minutes to 2+ hours is an average guess. ...Read more
Reproduce pain: Lumbar discography is procedure performed in attempt to identify which lumbar level(s) is/are responsible for your back pain. Typically done when not definitive based on physical exam and other imaging (exe. MRI, CT scans). Long thin needles placed in lumbar disks (typically 3/4, 4/5, & 5/1 levels). Contrast injected under X-ray to see what disc looks like & if reproduces your pain. ...Read more
I am booked in for a total thyroidectomy on Tuesday and I have my pre op on Monday. What should I expect for them?
Thyroidectomy: The thyroidectomy will cause some pain and discomfort but will be fine before long. After the surgery you will be carefully prescribed with appropriate thyroid dose. Wish you well and please keep me informed. PS: Endocrinology (includes thyroid) is a major part of my work. ...Read more
I am going for ivf I am 40 years old I have polypectemy last month what are the chances and how can I enhance them?
Varies: It varies by each office but anywhere from 5-25% on average going into the cycle. if you have a good quality genetically normal embryo from the cycle it can be 50% or higher. at age 40 there is a lot of variation between patients so it is harder to know ...Read more
Hello I am having a hida scan done tommorow and i was just wondering if you could tell me how its done and about how long t will take?
Couple of hours : Total. See radiologyinfo.Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reinforce: Reinforce with bandage. This may be normal since it's only been a week. Depending on location and what type of surgery, this may be normal and it takes time to heal from surgery. Contact your surgeon and reinforce your bandage with more bandage. Good luck. ...Read more
I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?
No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury. ...Read more
3-6 month recovery: This surgery can improve your function and pain level but takes a while to recover. The hospital stay is usually 2-3 days, followed by 4-6 weeks of therapy to regain the knee motion and strength. Post operative pain can be managed with pain medication. Sleeping may be interupted at night for 6 or more weeks due to knee discomfort. Energy level after surgery takes 2-3 months to return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard situation: You would have to discuss this with your ob/gyn specialist. Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to be a safe bet during pregnancy but discuss it first with your doctor. NSAID on the other hand should be avoided during pregnancy. If you are too paranoid, use heat or cold packs. ...Read more
A couple years ago i had the leep procedure performed. I am having weird symptoms now that are related, what should I do?
See below: If you feel these are related to your procedure, call your surgeon and inform him/her of your concerns. ...Read more
Probably: If your Cocaine use was infrequent and days ago, you will in all likelihood be fine. If you use Cocaine or other stimulants chronically, it may present some difficulties due to catecholamine depletion. Be quite frank with you anesthesiologist regarding all medications and alcohol as well as illicit drug use. Only by knowing your complete history can the anesthesiologist properly care for you. ...Read more
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