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Is It Bad To Take Out The Gauze Packing From Nose Yourself After Surgery
Do not do it: Unless you were instructed to do so. ...Read more
Are there newer less invasive options for septoplasty that do not require packing nose after surgery available in the Midwest?
What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?
Sinus surgery: There are a lot of different packings used after sinus and nasal surgery. You will need to ask the surgeon doing your procedure. If the surgery is only on one side, you shouldn't need packing on both sides, but if surgery will include your septum, expect to have packing or splints in both sides. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, but could extend to up to a month depending on extent of surgery. ...Read more
I had a septoplasty & endoscopic surgery this past tues. My nose is runny stuffy and have a gauze. Can I shower? Can water go in nose using salinex
Information: If you have pcking ion the nose it is best not to get it wet. So turn you head away from the shower jet. It would be best to speak with your surgeon regarding what he advises for routine post op care. Generally I do not allow my patients do anything with the nose for at least one week post op. ...Read more
I just had a septoplasty and my doctor did not pack my nose he just placed gauze over my nose. It seems bleeding has stopped can I remove the gauze?
Nasal packing removal in 2 hours after septoplasty surgery 4 days ago. How can I ease the painful procedure? Please suggestions? Thank you all.
Postoperative pain: Usually pain is relieved when packing is removed. There is some discomfort associated with the removal of packing, but it is typically not too bad. Some patients will take one of their pain pills prior to packing removal, though. ...Read more
Just had sinus surgery yesterday, can I use a nasal spray to help clean with the packing still in nostrils?
Nasal spray use?: Depends on what kind of packing your surgeon placed. Please call your ENT specialist, so that they can let you know what their preference is. ...Read more
Just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can I use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?
Try saline.: You may first want to check with your surgeon because there are several kinds of packing. Usually, over the counter nasal saline (salt water) sprays are very useful after sinus surgery to help rinse away dried blood and crusting. They can be used with splints or stents in place. Do not use any prescription nose sprays until your ENT surgeon says it's OK to do so. ...Read more
Yesterday I did surgery of piles. And doctors had kept a gauze inside anus. I couldnot take out the gauze and couldn't do BM.how will gauze come out?
How many hours does a hymenectomy surgery take?is it true they put gauze inside ur vagina afterwards or not?
Medical pricing: There is wide range in medical pricing. Costs have historically been difficult to obtain 4 variety of reasons. This is changing. Generally, price is less for outpatient procedures at outpt facility. Your surgery should be outpt. Okay to ask 2 local outpt nasal surgery providers, who may offer loans. Okay to ask for discount to the reimbursement they receive from insurance contract. Good luck. ...Read more
My sinus surgery was Wednesday when can I take the bandages off my nose it's irritating my nose and face.
Recovery nasal surg: Usually recovery from nasal surg(rhinoplasty) is pretty quick. The first week is the worst as you may have packing in the nose and a nasal splint. If you develop bruising, that usually disappear around day 10 post-op. If nasal bones were fractured ; repositioned then refrain from sports for at least 6 weeks. Discuss with your plastic surgeon as there maybe some other issues that i haven't discussed. ...Read more
I have been told not to try to build a six-pack after abdominal hernia mesh repair surgery, however am keen to take up jujitsu, is this ok??
Hi i just want to find out how long should I wait to take a 13-hour international flight after having my sinus surgery (turbine reduction and nose bo?
Talk to ur Doc: This should be discussed w the surgeon doing the procedure. ...Read more
Check with ENT : Each surgery is different. Your ENT or plastic surgeon can give you an idea of how long a/he believes you should be in pain, how long b4 you can resume normal level activity, and when you should see optimal results. (Typically 1 week until back to work, one month to resume all activity, one year until all swelling is resolved) -- but the best way to know is ask ur doc! ...Read more
Will I have a bad scar after conventional surgery to remove a 4mm basel cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose?
Depends on surgeon: First thing you want to do is to have the tumor completely removed. The way to ensure this is to have mohs micrographic surgery (www.Skincancermohssurgery. Org). Mohs surgery is skin sparing surgery with the highest cure rate (99%). The surgeon will check all the surgical margins to ensure that all the roots have been removed & then will repair the defect in a way which minimizes scar the same day. ...Read more
I had oral surgery to remove # 14 top left tooth at 8am. Mytop side and nose are still completely numb 12 hrs later. Isthis bad?
No, not bad: Within normal limits. Some local anesthetics have a longer half-life, and also a higher concentration of vasoconstrictor within the formulation can also prolong the anesthetic's presence. Now tomorrow if you wake up just as numb as you should call the office to let them know. ...Read more
I broke my nose a week ago and had surgery to straighten it two days later. I currently have a split on it but the tape is coming loose and the splint is not very tight. Can I retape the splint? Should I take it off in order to retape it? Or can the splin
Consult your ENT: Surgeon: the fracture was probably reduced and taped into place- seek professional advice. ...Read more
I had an abscess on my left breast drained by surgery 3/4/14. It gets pack once a day by a nurse. Why does it take a six weeks to close and heal up?
I just had jaw surgery last tuesday. The surgery was a success, but I am having very bad pain in my lips nose and two jaws. The eds?
Post surgical acute pain is biologically useful.
Acute pain is of short duration, but it gradually resolves as the injured tissues heal. It is appropriate to use whatever medication (including narcotic analgesics) for treatment and palliation.
Re.: follow your surgeon's directions. ...Read more
Symptoms: nasal congestion and very bad smell from nose, no sinusitis but enlarged turbinates. Could surgery help eliminate the smell?
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy to rule out an infection in the nose. If you already have had such a procedure and everything was normal and sinus disease has been ruled out, think of high reflux of gastric acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux). ...Read more
Can I have nose surgery as part of a face lift? I'd like to have nose surgery to make my nose smaller, and I want to get rid of the wrinkles and sagging skin on my face. Will i be able to have just one surgery to take care of both problems?
How long does it take to recover from plastic surgery? For a nose job, and jaw reduction? Are there risk factors?
Recovery: In general terms 3 to 6 months. But each case is individual. So best to ask your chosen surgeon the recovery & risks factors in YOUR case... ...Read more
I'm having surgery mon. Morning, woke up today w/runny nose, congestion, now a sore throat. Can I take anything? I do not have a temperature, just sore throat, can blow some and stuffed up some
Please : Please be more specific as to the type of surgery and anesthesia to be used. I would recommend calling your surgeons office and have a message passed to the surgeon on call to have the question answered. They would be more upset having to cancel the surgery because you took something than having to answer a question on the weekend. ...Read more
How long after l fess sinus surgery for result. Ct scan 3 dys ago-clear. Bad pain left side of nose. Ent said no infection even with green/red mucas?
May not be sinus: If your ct scan was perfect then whatever problem you have may not be your sinuses. It may be your nose and some superficial issue or superficial infection. Are you irrigating your nose with a neil med type system? If necessary seek another opinion with a sinus surgeon. ...Read more
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