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It has been six months since my appendectomy and I still have yet to gain my weight back. 155 preop, now at about 130 and still have digestion issues?

It has been six months since my appendectomy and I still have yet to gain my weight back. 155 preop, now at about 130 and still have digestion issues?

Need some evaluation: It's unusual to have ongoing symptoms this long after appendectomy, if it was uncomplicated. If it was complicated by perforation or abscess, it may take some time to get back to baseline. However, you should see your primary doc for further evaluation to be sure nothing else is going on. Make sure you see the pathology from the appendectomy too! ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. Patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)? " What does this mean?

Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more

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What's the role and responsibilites of a nursing assistant when it comes to Parkinson's disease?

What's the role and responsibilites of a nursing assistant when it comes to Parkinson's disease?

Care for Parkinson's: The role of nusring assistant should be to help with activities of daily living, dressing, grooming, bathroom hygiene, physical activity, and assistance to administer rx's on time. Intellectually stimulating the patient as well and promoting independence if possible. ...Read more

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How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

Help hold and burp: I can answer this as a father as well as a pediatrician. Sometimes, with a newborn you just don't have a lot of direct contact, because mom does most of the work. But, we can be a strong second string. We can make mom more comfortable, massage our babies during nursing, help with burping, and hold your baby right after he/she has it's belly full. ...Read more

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I'm nursing, how many oz should my week old be eating? And how often?

I'm nursing, how many oz should my week old be eating? And how often?

Rough estimate: Babies consume roughly 1/2 their pound weight as ounces at a feeding after it is well established. For a 8 lb kid that equates to ~ 4 ounces. For breast fed kids I find it better to count diapers than ounces. Too many moms get stuck on quantity & express & bottle feed to watch volume. If baby is wetting a diaper every 4-6 hours and filling out, it is doing fine. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of becoming a nurse I'm taking my prerequisites right now but I don't like biology. Are my nursing classes going to mainly biology?

I'm thinking of becoming a nurse I'm taking my prerequisites right now but I don't like biology. Are my nursing classes going to mainly biology?

Core classes: For your nursing requirements you will need your course in biology. But after that you are ok. If you have trouble get a tutor to help you. Biology is really straight forward and most interesting. Just get yourself through and you will be ok. Mostly just memorizing ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby from pulling away while nursing?

How can I keep my baby from pulling away while nursing?

Watch your letdown: Sometimes when your milk comes out very quickly a baby can get too much in their mouth, they aren't the most coordinated at sucking and swallowing. Sometimes pulling away is their signal that the letdown is too fast for them. If this describes you try positioning the baby so that they nurse against gravity. If it is still a problem you can pump a little first then nurse. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a nursing home for my husband?

1 where U feel good: You should find a home that makes you feel good about where he is living. A facility where you would be comfortable staying yourself. A place where there is adequate room for activities and there is stimulation for him. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

Self wean /natural: The best way is to wait until the baby is ready.
Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. The most common method is " don't offer" and "don't refuse". More methods of weaning described here http://www. Kellymom. Com/bf/weaning/. ...Read more

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I'm nursing my 21 month odd and my milk slowed down?

I'm nursing my 21 month odd and my milk slowed down?

Time to let go: Wow. There is not much here to go on: like how healthy is your baby? Is the child getting regular pediatric care and immunizations? Are you feeding this child real food? It sounds to me like it is past time to wean this child from your breasts. ...Read more

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I'm still nursing my son. Can I consume probiotics? Thanks

I'm still nursing my son. Can I consume probiotics? Thanks

Yes: These products stay in your digestive tract and do not enter your breast milk. They are fine to use as you wish. ...Read more

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My nursing 4 mo daughter has had ruddy cheeks the past couple of days. Is this something to be concerned about?

My nursing 4 mo daughter has had ruddy cheeks the past couple of days. Is this something to be concerned about?

Red cheeks: In the absence of fever or irritability it is generally nothing to be concerned about. Can be from various causes; chapped skin, sun exposure, contact dermatitis (usually from drooling pooling around edges of pacifier or bottle). ...Read more

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How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

How may nursing my baby affect my sex drive?

Nursing & sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more

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I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

See Your Surgeon: Wound openings and wound infections are not uncommon with appendectomies. Wounds opening up may do so because of many reasons primarily due to infection, non-healing, or more serious issues. Please see your surgeon promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I use for my hives while nursing the baby?

What can I use for my hives while nursing the baby?

Anti-histamine: Generally anti-histamines can be used during pregnancy, so i'd think you could use one while nursing also. You baby's pediatrician may have experience with this kind of problem, ideas, or suggestions. ...Read more

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Can I take Diurex Max while nursing my 9 month old son?

Can I take Diurex Max while nursing my 9 month old son?

Absolutely not!: Definitely not! This is a diuretic. It is not safe for baby. The product advertises to be "a water-weight loss secret trusted by millions to help them look and feel lighter each month" Continuing breastfeeding with moderate exercise and diet is in fact the BEST way for you to lose weight over the next three months! Hope this helps! Congratulations on your baby! ...Read more

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Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

Why does is my baby making clicking sounds while nursing?

May be a latch issue: If feeding is working for the two of you it may just be a noisy baby. Clicking, is sometimes heard when a latch is not quite complete. A lactation consultant can observe your technique and offer suggestions for modifications if needed. ...Read more

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How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

Ask for a tour.: It is important to do your homework. Not all nursing homes are equal. Request a tour, speak to the residents and their families and get a feel for the overall experience that is being provided. Clean and safe environment, good medical supervision and services as well as entertainment are all very important. ...Read more

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How long will my bloating from appendectomy take to go away?

Few days: Laparoscopic surgery uses gas to see. Abdominal bloating resolves over a few days. Ileus also can cause bloating. Eat small amounts at first and drink more liquids. Warm heating pad can help a little. ...Read more

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Is it true that I don't need to burp my baby if I am nursing?

Is it true that I don't need to burp my baby if I am nursing?

No: Although many babies burp on their own when nursing, it's still a good idea to burp your baby. You can burp in between breasts or at the end of a feeding. ...Read more

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Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Easy: Fatal pneumonia in the elderly is often triggered by common germs in the upper airway of anyone. They are easily passed by touching the face or mouth followed by touching objects in the environment. The next person to touch that door handle, chair, etc. Will contaminate their fingers & eventually pass it to their face/airway. Weakened defenses often allow this to progress to pneumonia when elderly ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 mos old coconut water in addition to nursing and meals?

You can: But it has no magic qualities. There is no special benefit. It is a good idea to introduce a variety of different fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. ...Read more

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What is my nursing intervention when im having this nape and chest pain?

Sorry but: I don't understand the question...Are you the nurse? ...Read more

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If I don't ever wear a bra while nursing will it cause my milk to dry up?

If I don't ever wear a bra while nursing will it cause my milk to dry up?

No: Bras weren't invented until "a few" years ago, if compared with the length of our human history. Babies were breastfed for hundreds of thousands of years before somebody started wearing a bra. ...Read more

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How can I get my parent to be excited spending the holiday in the nursing home?

How can I get my parent to be excited spending the holiday in the nursing home?

Check with NH staff: Check with the staff at the nursing home which activities they will have, which food is going to be served. Find with local churches or non profit organizations which religious services, concerts, dinners or activities they may offer to that nursing home. Find what your parents would appreciate at the nursing home & discuss with the staff t the nursing home. ...Read more

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Can I take theraflu while nursing? My daughter is 15 mos we only nurse at night.

Can I take theraflu while nursing? My daughter is 15 mos we only nurse at night.

Ok to nurse: It shouldn't be a problem, but wash your hand with soap and water, and wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms. However if you have a fever I would abstain. ...Read more

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I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when I get home?

I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when I get home?

Alcohol wipes: Although your cell phone may pick up bacteria at a nursing home, it's more important that you wash your hands frequently than washing your phone. After washing your hands, you can use an alcohol wipe on your cell phone. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get my 15 month old back to sleep once I am no longer nursing?

Can you tell me how to get my 15 month old back to sleep once I am no longer nursing?

Sleep problems: First, the baby should be sleeping in another room. If baby wakes up, have dad go in and sooth baby. They know you, and if you go, they will expect nursing. Baby needs to learn to fall asleep without something in their mouth. Make sure, at bedtime, baby is put to bed sleepy, to learn to self console. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandpa has gone into a nursing home because he has alzheimers?

What do you suggest if my grandpa has gone into a nursing home because he has alzheimers?

Support him.: Just because he is in a nursing does not mean that you cannot see him as often as you can. He will appreciate visits, he can still be taken home on visits to eat out or on holidays unless he is in the last stages when he is no longer able to walk, eat or recognize people or he gets agitated because e will not do well with changes. Nursing homes now are well-regulated, checked by the state. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more