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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?
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
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
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
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
'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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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