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Is Penetrating Abdominal Trauma From Knife
Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more
S1-l4 spinal fusion with instrumentation. Aside from pain, can I cause damage to the healing bone or anything, from bending, twisting, slipping? 11 wk
Spinal fusion: Healing bone after a spinal fusion takes approximately 100 days. Smoking, diabetes, poor nutrition, osteoporosis, and not wearing a back brace can slow healing. It is uncommon to break screws. Adjacent wear or injury of the sacroiliac joints or the lumbar 3/4 level is more likely than causing damage to the fusion itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an open wound in which tissue is separated from the body; abrasion or laceration or puncture?
Avulsion: If you want to describe an injury to tissue where there is a linear cut as well as tissue removed you could say there is avulasion-laceration. ...Read more
Had exploratory abdominal surgey due to ingested foreign object imbedded in stomach wall. Now have a 14" scar from surgery. What are the long term effects of this scar?
Through the: Actual aorta - very unlikely. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Scrotal trauma has resulted in pulling pain in lower abdomen right side diagonally 1-2 inch away from penile shaft.Usg is nrml.So CT or MRI can help?
I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue. Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?
I'm recovering from a small pneumothorax caused by first rib resection. The cut was sealed by surgeon. Is it safe to laugh and cough?
Carefully: You should be very careful if this has been within a few weeks of this surgery. If you develop sharp pain or shortness above please get rechecked at the emergency room. Normal laughing, coughing or sneezing should not cause the pneumothorax to reoccur. ...Read more
Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?
When a ruptured eardrum bleeds, whether from scuba diving, infection, trauma, etc., where is the blood actually coming from?
Tympanic membrane.: Rupturing of the eardrum or tympanic membrane also ruptures small capillaries that supply blood to the membrane and surrounding tissues. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Post-operative scar tissue can become an irritative source in the brain leading to seizures and headaches. The only way to determine if this has happened is to obtain an eeg. This painless study can determine if you are having seizures which may be the cause of the headaches. It would also be helpful to have an MRI study to evaluate the surgical site. A copy of the old MRI is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more
See a doctor: Have no idea what mesh was put in you and why, nor is it clear exactly what the location and severity of the pain is, and what other symptoms you may or may not have. Go and get examined by the person who put the mesh in and ask them what is going on. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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