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Micropore Paper Surgical Tape Medication
Consent form: I believe they are referring to consent document which you sign to verify that your surgeon reviewed the disease process, treatment options, description of the procedure and risks of procedure. ...Read more
I'm writing a paper and need to know what voltage is used to restart a heart both in controlled (surgery) and uncontrolled (emergency) circumstances?
Once an easy?: You don't say how detailed this needs to be & what once used to be an easy? No longer is. There are now mult types of defibrillators (Impedance, non-impedance, monophasic & biphasic), why nec. And meds used effect this as well. However, a traditional answer would be during surgery 10 to 20 joules & emergent 200 to 360 joules: www. Circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/122/16_suppl_2/s325, accessed 12/9/16. ...Read more
What should I eat after colon resection surgery? Discharge paper said bland solid food with low fiber. What does it mean? How much? How often?
That's right: Typically you should take a bland diet with low fiber. The quantity that you should take is usually half of what you would be a custom to eating for a full size meal before your operation. If you have any nausea or vomiting you should stick with liquids for 8 hours before resuming solids. Check with your surgeon to see if there any other special considerations based on your operation. ...Read more
Hole in ear drum 1 ENT said paper patch and 1 said hole is to big and needs a graph so how do I know who is right and which surgery to get?
Ear drum perf: Hello. One of the most important questions for your doctor is, "how many of these procedures like mine have you done? And what are your results? " the paper patch myringoplasty is a quick procedure that may work well. The graft takes longer but does work better for larger perforations. I would suggest the graft. ...Read more
I pooped today and when I wiped my bum, there was red clear blood all over the toilet paper and what looked like a vein. This has happened twice today. I had endometriosis surgery in August 2017 and have had severe pelvic pain over the last few weeks?
Hemmoroid: Possible you ruptured a hemorrhoid. The bleeding will likely stop on its own. If it gets worse and continues or you start to have symptoms like fevers, lightheadedness or passing out then you need to see your doctor right away. See your GYN doctor for you pelvic pain. ...Read more
Surgery papers state gallbladder was necrotic, it was removed for stones & docs didn't mention it - should I be concerned?
No: Paper you mean pathology report, is the one the pathologist when received the specimen describes and after microscopic examination generates the report. Surgeon reports what was seen during procedure, like acutely inflamed gb with stones, will not know the mucous membrane is necrotic etc whole picture comes only after putting all reports together, don't be concerned. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Surgery in 3 y/o: Circumcision at age 3 is regular surgery, and should be approached that way. Thus, information on your child's past and present health, previous surgeries, family history (especially any problems with surgery or anesthesia), reactions to medications, recent illness and general consents to the procedure are all things that need to be completed. In addition, there will be papers regarding insurance. ...Read more
My child has eye surgery in 11 days. The nurse said she can continue her melatonin but papers from hosp. Say to stop 2 wks prior. Is it safe to give?
Yes, I would say so: Most of the medications stopped before surgery are because of increased risk of bleeding, such as fish oil, gingko, aspirin, nonsteroidals, vitamin C. Melatonin is an antioxidant and sleep inducer and should be fine. But haven't heard of it being used in 4 yr. Olds. Bottom line is ask whoever recommended it whether it is needed at this time and whether it could cause any problem with surgery. ...Read more
How soon can I go back to an accounting job (use my arms a lot for typing and compiling papers) after excision distal clavicle surgery?
10-14 days: Would want to check with your surgeon, certainly. But in general, if you had an arthroscopic distal clavicle resection that did not require any associated repair of a torn rotator cuff or ligamentous structure, 10/24 days would be average for return to modified duty; sooner if not too sore. ...Read more
Repost: With more detail so we can help better. What meds are you referring to? ...Read more
Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more
Nope: No such thing yet. Would be nice sometimes to have the deneuralizer from Men in Black sometimes, though, wouldn't it? There is research being done on medications though. ...Read more
Question too vague: You need to be more specific with your questions. Provide background DX, age and type of procedure. Start over, questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
No: Throw it away and seek treatment for your new problem. You should never keep expired medications in the house. ...Read more
What are your instructions to a type1 diabetic in regards to their medication before they have surgery?
Several: Depending on type and length of surgery, I generally advise my patients to reduce their Insulin dose the night before by a certain percentage and to allow IV fluids during the operation to have dextrose as aesthetic agents can cause hypoglycemia. Close bs monitoring also needed during the first 8-12hrs. ...Read more
I have HS and no medication is working. I dread having surgery is there anything else at home I could try?
Not sure: What HS means. Can you rephraseGet a more detailed answer ›
What type of pain medication and/or surgery can help me with my pain and day to day struggle having CARPITUNAL?
Splint use: Best results with wearing splints on the wrists at least during the day. The surgery is carpal tunnel release, but some try corticosteroid injection first. Try and stop doing repetitive wrist motions such as typing and twisting caps for now, if able, or at least wear the splints to keep your wrists immobilized. Pain medications like antiinflammatories, if not allergic can help. Paracetamol as well ...Read more
What are the symtoms of trachea damage? Can it be cured with proper medication or treated by under going surgery?
Trachea: Tracheal damage is very serious condition. If you suspect, please see ENT as soon as possible or go to er r. ...Read more
I'm scheduled to have surgery soon. Is there any way that I can find out in advance the names of every medication I'll be receiving? Who do I contact?
No way: Unfortunately, there is no way on predict which medications you will need, and even those that are common are given by different doctors. Anesthesia specifically is not uniform among anesthesiologists. Best to share your concerns with your surgeon before you get to the hospital. They should be able to ease your mind, and let you know more about the local process. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What do I need to do to prepare for butt augmentation surgery? Is there any special preparation for butt augmentation, such as stopping certain medications? .
Hi Dr Fakir I was at your surgery a few months ago for an extraction-I haven't experienced and pain since the removal until now (today) and it feels exactly the same as last. Is there pain medication I can use please.?
Hello: You submitted this on the health education portion of HealthTap. If you work with Dr. Fakir - via HealthTap Concierge- that is a different part of healthtap. Otherwise, would contact Dr. Fakir at his office. ...Read more
This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more
Look at the kid..: Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain. Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions. ...Read more
Meds vs Surgery: It is not clear which medications and what sort of conditions you are considering. Please resubmit your question with more detail. ...Read more
Its possible: Be sure to discuss all your medications with your surgeon, prior to the operation. ...Read more
Maybe: The fact that you say medication didn't work makes me assume your child is in the nicu. In this setting the PDA usually has an impact on the baby's ability to breath so the PDA needs to be dealt with. In older children pda's can be closed non-surgically in the catheterization lab, but if your baby is very small this option is not available and tying off the PDA at bedside can usually be done. ...Read more
Xanthelasma?: You are quite young for these. These yellowish plaques tend to occur around the eye and are sometimes indicative of hypercholesterolemia. If your cholesterol is elevated you might benefit from treatment and maybe the xanthelasma will improve. ...Read more
I'm having surgery on february 11. I'm suppose to take medication 3 days before surgery. When do I start taking it?
My nephew was born at 25weeks at 1lb 10oz he has pda and is 4weeks old now, they r treating him with medication at present, how risky is surgery?
PDA: For an extremely premature baby all surgeries carry significantly elevated risks. The good news about all of this is: IF medical therapy fails (indomethacin) the PDA surgery is not "open heart surgery", the CT surgeon approaches the PDA through the side and places a clip on the ductus thus closing it off. Ignoring the ductus is not an option. ...Read more
Varies: This is best covered at your anesthesia preop interview. Usually, pain meds are ok except for nsaids like ibuprofen. Antacids are good, though do not eat Tums (calcium carbonate) while fasting as this counts as food. BP meds generally ok, especially beta blockers like metoprolol. Long-acting Insulin held or reduced, short-acting held. It really should be spelled out for you exactly before your surgery. ...Read more
Retina surgery: Typically, an ophthalmologist will prescribe various eye drops to help the eye heal after retinal surgery. These include antibiotic and anti-inflammatory (both steroids and non-steroidal) drops. Sometimes, you will also be prescribed antibiotic or steroid pills if necessary. ...Read more
Variable: It's impossible to say with any accuracy. Different people respond to pain differently. Ideally you would need some medication for only a short period of time although cases do arise where people stay on their medication longer. Only time will tell. ...Read more
Cervical Dystonia Tx: Botulinum Toxins are the first line medications for Cervical Dystonia & the majority respond to injections. The Type A Botulinum Toxins are Xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox and Dysport. The Type B Botulinum Toxin is Myobloc. They are all equally effective. Deep Brain Stimulation is for those that don't respond to Botulinum Toxin and works very well for 50% of patients. ...Read more