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Muscle Spasms After Abdominal Surgery
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Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Wait: Until complete healing, then gradual crunches and leg lifts. ...Read more
Can woman get a hernia after abdominal surgery? I am having pain on left side of incision, feels like pulled muscle. (surgery was lap band removal)
Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more
Depends: Open or laparoscopic surgery? Gas from laparoscopic surgery, even though it is removed, leaves a full bloated feeling & resolves in a few days. If open surgery then eat small light foods, more liquids than sold foods, minimize narcotic pain medications, take a mild laxative if constipated. Walk around more. Try warm heat on the abdomen. ...Read more
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I had a right colectomy with open abdominal surgery. Why did they gave me a horizontal cut next to my belly button?
Depends: I do not know why you had colon surgery. Some surgeons trained with performing a transverse incision for right colon surgery. It may be a personal preference of the surgeon, or your type of condition was best suited for that incision. Your surgeon would be able to better inform you as to reasons for a type of incision. ...Read more
If I was prescribed 40mg of prednisone for 1week and have abdominal surgery in late March, will that effect surgery?
What would this indicate? A friend just had abdominal surgery. The doctor said he found 100's of tiny white dots on the inside of the abdominal wall. What could that be?
This: This will be a difficult question to answer without additional information. It's possible that this could represent infection, but it could also be something called peritoneal spread of tumor. What was the nature of your friend's operation? Was it elective or emergent? Does he or she have a history of cancer? Was there a suspicion of infection before surgery? Does your patient have a history of medical problems? ...Read more
Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases may require abdominal surgery. ...Read more
Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures, they might place small tapes, or steri-strips, across the skin edges, to further reenforce the wound for a few more days. ...Read more
Yes and no:
If the surgery was recent no that is very normal soon you start ambulating more and start passing gas and having more normal bowel movement the bloating will subsided
if it have been a while depend on your symptoms if the bloating making you sick and start vomiting you need to go to the er or see your physician make sure you do not have any kind of obstruction. ...Read more
When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?
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Suture material can be absorbable or not absorbable. Absorbable suture is usually 'taken up by the body' in the matter of weeks to months. You may just have to wait a little longer.
Of course non -absorbable suture will always be there (holding things together), sorry. ...Read more
Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?
Can you tell me about intestinal adhesions - serious ones - the form after multiple abdominal surgery?
What are findings for someone who takes a diuretic and a beta blocker for hypertension and is having abdominal surgery?
Review your: Plans and medications in detail with your surgeon & your anesthesiologist. Be sure your primary care physician agrees it is safe for you to have surgery. Important not to stop the beta blocker before surgery & your doctors will want to continue it right after surgery. Want to be sure your potassium level is good before surgery. ...Read more
15 days post op abdominal surgery. Same painfull buldge in exact same spot at the fixed hernia. Is there a problem? Still in a lot of pain. I
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What to do to get the veterans administration or medi-care to give me a reconstructive abdominal surgery?
Recovery support: Constipation after surgery is very common. The anesthetic meds, the immobility, the narcotic pain meds all work to slow the bowel. Walking, hydration, laxatives will help with flatus and bowels moving. Okay to call into your surgery team, go to your post op appointment. ...Read more
I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player. After how many weeks can I return to the field?
Post op care: You should typically wait at least 8 weeks post op before returning to physical activity. It also depends on what you had done? Was it open or laparoscopic? And always check with your surgeon. Feel better soon ...Read more
Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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