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Mesh Panties After Surgery
Just had surgery 5 days ago, the stitches & clear glue looks fine but every day I notice small drops of blood on my underwear. Is that normal?
Garment Guards: As a matter of fact, there are several products available from simple inserts into regular briefs, to an actual disposable garment worn like briefs. It depends on the degree of the problem and your personal preference. You certainly don't have to worry about embarrassing situations with either method and you should obtain and try several types before calling quits since they all fit differently. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you get a foley for acl surgery? Can u leave underwear on? How long does surgery take? Typical anethstisa?
Ask your surgeon: Most if not all my Acl patients do not get a Foley catheter and I allow them to keep their underware if they want. Surgery is typically about a hour or so. It is done under general anesthesia, nerve block, or spinal anesthesia. Not local anesthesia. You have to drill holes in the bones and local cannot get there. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?
How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok I take it off for a day?
Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went off the pill. Breasts have decreased in size, I am an underwear/bikini model so this is a problem. Is there anything I can do other than surgery?
I am having surgery on both of my feet, will I be allowed to wear cotton underwear during surgery?
Depends: This is really a facility dependent concern. Hospitals and surgery centers all have their own policies. However, I have never had a location decline a patient's request to wear their undergarments if they are not going to be a hindrance. The only time I can think they would decline this, is when the length of surgery requires that a catheter may need to be placed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am going to have my period the day of my surgery. I am having reconstructive hip surgery and will not be allowed to wear underwear. What do I do?
Not to worry at all.: Do let the nurse looking after you that day, know about it and she'll provide you with a pad (s). Rest assured everything will be fine. Good luck and happy holidays. Read more
Doctor please help me I want to a question I am a hernia patient and I put Hernia surgery 25th August please recommend me high quality underwear they?
Brand?: I am sorry but HealthTap doctors have been asked not to support specific brands or brand lines. Take care & hope you heal quickly. Read more
I had inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago now wearing underwear is necessary or optional. If necessary should wear from now or after somedays is ok?
As tolerated: All activity, including underwear wearing, should generally be done as tolerated by pain. One simple rule of thumb is: if it hurts, ease up. As there is always clinical variation, feel free to check with your surgeon as well, especially if you think something is wrong. Get well soon! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery if I don't wear tight underwear I feel strange pull in inner thigh and heaviness around surg area. Is it normal?
No: If the umbilical hernia is small enough then it can be repaired without the placement of mesh in the right low risk patient. However, mess is used more often because the hernias are usually larger and in the right cases the use of mesh reduces the risk of recurrence. Best is to discuss your particular case with your general or plastic surgeon. Read more
Yes: It has been used for many years ; repeated studies show higher long term surgery repair success with the use of mesh. Read more
Not normally: The mesh is fixed in place to repair the hernition. If it "moving" then something abnormal is going on and you should follow up with your surgeon to make sure all is ok. Best of luck Read more
What to do if I am having a mesh net placed to hold up my bladder. I know it's surgery, but will I be put under?
Oh, yes...: Your anesthesiologist will make sure your procedure is comfortable and pain free. Read more
I was not physically aware of my groin mesh placement until 9 weeks after my surgery? Why do I sense it now? What changed? Did it migrate?
Unknown: The proliferative phase of wound healing goes on for 6-8 weeks, and with this done, and inflammation subsided, there may now be a different sensation. Mesh migration is possible, but almost impossible to diagnose other than with an operation. If it doesn't limit your activity, and the hernia has not come back, just go about activity as usual. See your surgeon if more concerned. Read more
Depends.: Common problems related to vaginal mesh implants and slings include pelvic pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating, pain with bowel movements and mesh erosion. The most effective treatment for these types of problems is removal of the implant. Mesh removal surgery is very effective and safe with a surgeon experienced in these type of procedures. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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