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Pain From A Thoracentesis Procedure
Paracentesis: Paracentesis is a procedure whereby a needle is placed into the abdominal cavity to remove fluid. This can be done to diagnose a condition, or relieve discomfort from the abdomen being distended. However, it is important to find out the underlying cause of the accumulated fluid and treat it primarily if possible because the fluid will like reaccumulate if the condition persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a patient has fluid around the lungs, sometimes we need to find out what caused it, other times we want to remove the fluid so the patient can breath easier. It takes place under sterile conditions by placing a needle into the chest wall from the back and connecting the needle with a catheter to a suction bottle which collects the fluid. Fluid is ...Read more
I had a lumbar spinal fusion operation 4 years. What could be causing fluid drainage from the site of operation?
CSF leak, Infection: If you are having drainage from your incision after surgery four years ago you need to see your surgeon asap to for work up and likely MRI and/or ct. This can be a serious condition like CSF or infection that can be life threatening if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Yes, some hurt on pulling a deflated Foley's is expected, but highly tolerable under adjusting expectation and skillful execution. Just close your eyes and take a deep breath in coordination with Dr's pulling. In fact, most of my patients have pulled the Foley's after prostate surgery by themselves as insctructed with no difficulty. Rarely, I have to pull it for them. So, you will be okay... ...Read more
What is the standard and documented procedure for removing a pigtail Heimlich catheter from the chest after a pneumothorax caused by needle punctures?
Should get better!: Any time a needle is inserted, it will cause some tenderness and bruising. There is an inflammatory response because the body interprets the needle stick as an injury. Try a heating pad, gentle stretching exercises, and a nonsteroidal pain reliever such as Ibuprofen if your doctor oks it and you have no contraindication such as kidney problems. It should feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2day Father had surgery removed cyst from bladder. In pain has catheter is pain normal. Can't urinate as well is pain from surgery or catheter? .
Talk with surgeon: Details are important, such as: how much is he drinking or getting in IV fluids, how much urine was coming out per hour earlier, is there blood or clots in the catheter, did urine stop coming out of the catheter (is it blocked), what kind of pain medications is he supposed to be taking, is he supposed to adjust the dosing, is his pain too high compared to other patients with a similar surgery,... ...Read more
If: It is truly from the adhesion's, then laproscopic surgical releases work best. Talk to your surgeon about the likelihood of your pain being adhesion related. ...Read more
Whipple IRE for PC: An epidural for pain relief is placed before major surgery? How can this be done when incision goes through the stomach?
What can be done for a botched mesh hernia operation causing severe debilitating pain when no one will touch the surgery for fear of nerve damage?
Nerve pain: Nerve pain after a hernia can be debilitating. Often it will resolve but can take months to heal. If the pain shows no sign of improving over 6 months or so or returns immediately after nerve blocks a surgeon who specializes in hernias maybe able to revise ur repair and save the nerve. If not, you may benefit from a neurectomy. This will stop the pain but leave you numb in that area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had spermatic cord denervation done in April. Sustained a damaged ilioinguinal nerve from the surgery. In a lot of pain. Will I be in pain for life?
Does a epidural injection for low back pain L5 s1 disk herniated usually help in patients? What is the procedure for having a epidural injection?
Yes: It can work. In my experience 50% of patients do very well and the other half only partially helped.The procedure involves injecting meds in the epidural space which is inside the spinal canal but outside the sac which contains the nerves and spinal fluid, it is done either by feel or using x-ray guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some, but not severe: You should always expect some discomfort after surgery, but a facelift generally does not cause severe pain. People usually note areas of tightness, especially in the neck. Post op pain meds usually work well. Severe pain should be reported to your surgeon to make sure there is no bleeding under the skin or other healing problem. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Not bad: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will suggest a regimen which usually means that this operation is well-tolerated without significant pain. ...Read more
No. : Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery. I am afraid that you are barking up the wrong tree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very little: Brief pain after surgery , so you will get very little narcotics after surgery , you will have discomfort only for few days, don't worry , and discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.
I'm scheduled for a C-section and a dermoid cyst removal in the process. Can I ask for a general anesthetic instead of a spinal or epidural?
Anesthesia: Most anesthesia providers prefer to use the epidural rather than the general for procedures, it reduces the risk of complications. For a dermoid cyst you may only need to have local / skin deep anesthesia anyway. For your health the less invasive anesthesia is best. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Maybe: Small incsional discharge of clear or yellowish fluid can be seen. If there is increasing redness, pain or swelling at the incision then infection needs to be considered ; call your surgeon now. If ino sign of infection ; it does not resolve in a few days, call your surgeon too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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