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Ovarian Cystectomy What To Expect After Surgery
Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more
What do I need to know to expect after a Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery ? Having surgery on Thursday
Temporary discomfort: It also depends on what it is done to you. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that can be used to just look inside your abdomen or perform complex operations to treat a number of conditions. In general some patients feel abdominal distension, shoulder pain and possible nausea. There may also be pain associated with abdominal incisions used to accommodate instruments and scopes. ...Read more
Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently. ...Read more
Depends..: Recovery time depends on a couple of factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Did they do it the old fashioned way with a big cut? Did they have to remove the ovary? Depending on these answers recovery could range from 1-4 weeks or more... ...Read more
Some pain: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, should result in abdominal pain perhaps for 3-5 days after surgery. Pain pills help here. Some people have changes in bowel habits for the first month or so after the procedure, either loose stools or constipation. Long term changes are rare. Diet changes are not required, but a well-balanced aha diet is always recommended. ...Read more
DISCOMFORT: You will have discomfort during swallowing and while turning your head.Swelling in the neck and around the incision should resolve within a week to ten days start drinking as soon as possible and slowly go to soft foods and then back to a regular diet make sure to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on surgery: This is a question you will need to ask your surgeon as it depends on the type of surgery and surgical techniques used in your unique situation. By 4-6 weeks it should be fine but if a minimally invasive technique was used your surgeon may clear you sooner. ...Read more
Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more
After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?
Laparoscopic : Surgery usually requires general endotracheal anesthsia. You will not have any memory of the intubation itself, because the anesthesiologist will give you IV medicine that prevents recalling the event. Barring any complications or unusual findings at surgery, you should be able to go home same or next day and resume normal activity in one week. Ask your surgeon for specific details. ...Read more
Not routinely: The surgery / recovery usually go fine without antibiotics. ...Read more
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