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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?

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?

Probably: It depends on what part of your body the surgery was performed. The "blood" you are seeing may be small pieces of clot. Are you on an anti coagulant? If it continues see your doc. ...Read more

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Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

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 more

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Do you get a foley for acl surgery? Can u leave underwear on? How long does surgery take? Typical anethstisa?

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 more

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Can I wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?

Can I wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?

Chest surgery: It is not a good idea. Usually a urine catheter will be placed prior to surgery. Also, the sterile field prepared for surgery is much wider than the chest incision. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok I take it off for a day?

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 more

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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 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?

Hormonal tx: Hormonal therapy might help, as you noticed when you were taking the birth control pill. Talk to endocrinologist experienced in sex change treatments to get correct therapy. Ultimate solution breast augmentation surgery or to accept your body the way it is. ...Read more

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I am having surgery on both of my feet, will I be allowed to wear cotton underwear during 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 more

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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?

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

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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 more

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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?

Yes: There will still be some residual swelling and scar tissue in the area of the hernia repair, as well as potentially some injury to the nerve in the area. This will take several months, up to 6 months, before these symptoms go away. ...Read more

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Is umbiblical surgery always done with mesh?

Is umbiblical surgery always done with mesh?

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

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How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

Can be very involved: In any location it is difficult ; less so in groin position but ventral hernia infected mesh can become a big procedure especially if bowel is adherent to it. ...Read more

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Is the mesh material used in an inguinal surgery safe?

Is the mesh material used in an inguinal surgery safe?

Yes: It has been used for many years ; repeated studies show higher long term surgery repair success with the use of mesh. ...Read more

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Is it possible to move my hernia mesh after surgery. How will I know of it has moved?

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

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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?

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

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What are the complications from transvaginal mesh surgery?

What are the complications from transvaginal mesh surgery?

Several possiblities: Okay to check in with your surgeon if you are having problems. Mesh in the pelvic area can be associated with certain problems, like movement, shrinkage, erosion. The surgeon who placed the mesh is the best doc to get evaluated by. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are lawyers advertising on tv about mesh for incontinence surgery?

Why are lawyers advertising on tv about mesh for incontinence surgery?

Seeking clients: Lawyers are constantly trolling the public for clients to add to lawsuits to increase the pool of money from which they can tap. There is a mesh implant which has had some complications and a few attorneys think they can sue the manufacturer for these. The more clients they have, the richer the rewards. This is not about sympathy - these are lawyers and money is kiing. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have experienced painful complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery?

What should I do if I have experienced painful complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery?

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 more

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How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?

How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?

Unlikely: Mesh rarely, if ever, breaks. There was one hernia mesh product that is no longer used that did break. Hernia meshes now are quite stable. They can shrink and occasionallyove or migrate slightly. Mesh is always covered by a layer of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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My surgery was done on 7/3 and it was open not lap no mesh was used not sure what. That is but trying to find out about good pain control please?

My surgery was done on 7/3 and it was open not lap no mesh was used not sure what. That is but trying to find out about good pain control please?

See surgeon: If significant pain is ongoing there could be a problem so need to see your surgeon.
Hernia repairs can cause extended periods of discomfort but should not be needing narcotics after 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I had surgery on 6? 29/2011 on prolaps bladder lift I have had problems from the get go I have monarc mesh tape in me I don't have $ 4 2nd opion hurting

I had surgery on 6? 29/2011 on prolaps bladder lift I have had problems from the get go I have monarc mesh tape in me I don't have $ 4 2nd opion hurting

Surgeon review: I recommend that you return to see the surgeon who completed the initial operative repair. The surgeon should see you for evaluation at limited or no cost. This is a difficult problem... No way to provide an answer in this limited forum. ...Read more

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Whst is the difference between TVT mesh surgery and laparoscopic hysteropexy for prolapse. Really worried as I have read horrendous stories about mesh?

Whst is the difference between TVT mesh surgery and laparoscopic hysteropexy for prolapse. Really worried as I have read horrendous stories about mesh?

A "meshy" problem: Meshes were often used to augment and support prolapse repairs in the past. Some of the meshes, deteriorated "early" and created some systemic as well as local repair failures. Attorneys have had a "field day" with class action suits for these cases and many MD surgeons will not use them for that reason. Forewarned is forearmed. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

Mesh tear: Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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Can having erection effect hernia healing after open mesh surgery negatively?

Can having erection effect hernia healing after open mesh surgery negatively?

No: Basically these are separate anatomic entities. The only common part of the system is where the vas deferens goes through the abdominal wall. The actual erection of the penis is from the blood supply to the penis. ...Read more