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Surgery out of state. Followed up with gp in state for incision care and meds. Had me do drug test. Says its because its my first narc script. Normal?

Surgery out of state. Followed up with gp in state for incision care and meds. Had me do drug test. Says its because its my first narc script. Normal?

Yes: Many primary care doctors are now doing drug tests before giving pain meds. It's a way to keep "drug seekers" out. I agree that it feels kind of weird when they do it. It happened to me in the er when i broke my arm! i guess they thought i broke my arm just to get pain meds?!?! anyway, i was "clean" so i got a pain pill for my injury - i can sympathize with you... ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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Do you use glue to close incisions?

Do you use glue to close incisions?

Occasionally: There are some dermal bonding agents or glues that may be used. However, the usage of said agents is not common. One has to be very careful when using them about the eyes and face. Usually we'll close with a sub dermal absorbable suture, and reinforce the closure with strips. We also use staples or traditional nylon sutures on occasion. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: incision?

What is the definition or description of: incision?

Cut: An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to accomplish a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is there any problem if incision is given at previously operated site?

Is there any problem if incision is given at previously operated site?

It's not a problem : At all since the skin repairs and regenerates new cells by itself. Hopefully u are not a keloid former. Take care! ...Read more

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I'm 6wks pp I been doing great until now . I got sharp pains where my incision is and on the right side and it seem to get worst at night. Help me?

I'm 6wks pp I been doing great until now . I got sharp pains where my incision is and on the right side and it seem to get worst at night. Help me?

Post partum pain: Would call the OB. Could be an abscess/infection developing. Check urine for infection as well or scarring adhesions( there is always scarring after any surgery and cutting- but usually not enough to cause pain- adhesions are variable but you can't predict). Call the OB today ...Read more

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What is incision biopsy?

'to cut' biopsy: 'incisional biopsy' literally means to 'cut out some tissue' to get a good sample of a particular lesion (usually skin but can be any biopsy). An excisional biopsy is similiar but this refers to removing the whole lesion with normal tissue around it (as in a small dark mole removed). Biopsies are sent to a pathologist who 'reads' the slides under a microscope looking for abnormal cells/diseases. ...Read more

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Gyn , what is bikin incision?

Goes across lower: This incision (bikini incision) is named so because it goes across the line in the lower abdomen where a bikini bottom usually stretches. ...Read more

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Why is my surgical incision itching so much?

Why is my surgical incision itching so much?

Healing process.: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, such as incisions made during surgery, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. As part of this process histamine is released. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. So itching of the wound is a good sign. If you find the itching is unbearable, you can take an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How long to find out about incision biopsy?

How long to find out about incision biopsy?

~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read more

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What are examples of incisions for c sections?

What are examples of incisions for c sections?

Pfannenstiel/Kerr.: The most common type of skin incision for a cesarean section is called pfannenstiel - aka bikini cut. The most common type of uterine incision for a cesarean section is called kerr (lower uterine transverse). More unusual skin incisions include the midline vertical and the right paramedian vertical. Less usual uterine incisions include the kroenig (lower uterine vertical) and classical cesareans. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision site look like?

What does an infected incision site look like?

Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does granulation me with respect to an incision?

Normal growth: Granulation or granulation tissue is a lumpy bumpy and healthy pink appearing surface of repairing tissue. This is the appearance of normal tissue as it regrows. ...Read more

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How long for incision to heal from testicular removal?

Thanks for asking!: Most of the healing will occur within the first 10-14 days with complete healing generally 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Gallbladder incisions when can I take the bandages off?

Ask your surgeon: You would have been given postoperative instructions after surgery. Depends on what bandages were used. Do not get gauze bandages wet. Some surgical tapes or glue are meant to stay on a week. Ask your surgeon what to do for your specific situation. ...Read more

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After surgery is the incision wound suppose to be hard?

Maybe: Because inflammation due to the trauma of surgery can cause fluid collection and "induration" which is a hard feel to the tissue. ...Read more

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Can I use baneocine cream on incisions to make it heal?

Can I use baneocine cream on incisions to make it heal?

Antibiotic cream: Baneocin cream contains two antibiotics. If an incision is on an exposed area of skin, it can prevent bacteria from contaminating the incision. This will allow the incision to heal more readily. ...Read more