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Phrenic Nerve Pain After Laparoscopic Surgery
I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery 6 days ago and have been suffering from phrenic nerve pain. Will it get better?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Most do improve: Unfortunately, phrenic nerve problem occurs with even the best and smoothest of TOS surgeries, and although uncommon, creates some short-term problems. Have found that many pts improve within 4-6 weeks but others take up to 4-6 months. Rare in my experience to see no improvement by 6-9 months. You might enhance your nerve recovery by taking a medical food, such as MetanX twice daily. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with ist had a failed catheter ablation doctor said my vagus nerve is bad plus I have a phrenic nerve is there a surgery that can fix it?
I? Svt: I assume you mean svt, but you should ask your ep dr. To explain too you so you understand. ...Read more
Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more
I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?
Get back 2 C Ur-: -surgeon 2 B sure nothing has been injured. Also depends on what was the tumor from? If ovaries or uterus it is more important 2 B Cn ...Read more
6 - 12 months:
You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:
1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more
Ask your surgeon:
You need to ask your surgeon.
it really depend how large your scar are and did they have to close any of the from the inside.
your surgeon knows what it has been done, and can give you the proper instructions. ...Read more
I had an infection after laparoscopic surgery. It was treated and went away but it has returned. Could this cause fUrther problems?
Depends: If this was a skin only infection it will probably not cause any more problems. If the deep tissue (fascia) was infected it's possible you could end up with a hernia down the line. If the infection was in the abdomen, abdominal adhesions and small bowel obstruction are a risk, but not guaranteed problem. ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery: Swelling after laparoscopic surgery is caused by the gas used inside the abdomen. Usually carbon dioxide is used, and this absorbs in about 1 day. Other gases may have swelling that lasts longer. The gas left in the abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder until it absorbs. If you are still swollen, and feel ill, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more
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I would not recommend it. ...Read more
Usually not: Any person who has had a general anesthetic can have delayed urinary function temporarily after surgery. Laparoscopic surgery usually has less risks of urinary retention after surgery, but risks may be slightly increased if it is a pelvic or uterus/ovary laparoscopic surgery. Again, this is only brief and temporary. ...Read more
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Can laparoscopic surgery be done on a hydrocele I want answer yes or no please say answer doctor?
No: Laparoscopic surgery is performed for intra-abdominal conditions. Hydroceles are only skin deep in scrotum ; laparscopic instruments are > 1 foot long. Thus senseless to use laparoscopes for hydrocele surgery. Yes could be done, but would question sanity of any surgeon attemtping to complicate such a straightforward ; simple operation. ...Read more
I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery
I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?
Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite normal after these surgeries. ...Read more
How long to recover from gallbladder laparoscopic surgery? How soon can I drive, I'm on my 4th day and still feel sore.
Not unusual: Some tenderness or discomfort at the operative sites is not unusual for a week or two after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This should not prevent you from most daily activities. I usually advise people not to drive for about a week unless absolutely necessary, and of course not after taking pain medicine. ...Read more
My wife has stones in gallbladder & she has to go through laparoscopic surgery, will it effect to her digestion? & she even have 6 months baby.
Common: Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a common routine surgery here in the us, and I assume in india as well. It should be a surgery performed with fairly easy recovery, mild pain, should be able to return back to a full normal diet after fully healed & not affect her digestion. She will need help caring for the baby for a few days or week. ...Read more
Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?
Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more
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