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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more

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If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

YES: if one performs a left colectomy, even extending the dissection below peritoneal reflection, as long as there is a rectal stump, 1-2 cm above the levators, proximal bowel can be reanastomosed. One can creates a pouch from the proximal bowel to make anastomosis easier and have the pouch act as a partial reservoir for the liquid feces in the ileum that will be used for anastomosis ...Read more

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Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present. ? Nausea when need to open bowels

Fissures: For anal fissures warm water applications and applications of ointments like anusol or nupercain are soothing. Insertion of glycerin rectal suppositories allow easier passage of stools. If you have no urge to have a bowel movement, take senokot daily which has a stool softener and gentle bowel stimulant. If you have an urge for a bm and can't pass it, insert a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). A proctologist can help ...Read more

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Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.

Does excessive internal post-surgery scar tissue/adhesions reflect on surgeon's abilities? After a scalenectomy and rib resection for thoracic outlet.

Not typically.: Scar tissue/adhesions is a natural process that occurs as a result of any operation, no matter how skilled or novice a surgeon. It is a particular issue following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and can sometimes cause issues as bad or worse than the original reasons for having the surgery in the first place. Discuss with your surgeon on what steps can be taken to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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8 months post op total hysterectomy. Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

8 months post op total hysterectomy.  Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

Call yourGYN surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and make an appointment so that the area can be examined to find out why. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy. ?

Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.  ?

Should be fine: As long as you are not having surgical pain, no problem with doing other sorts of therapy that long after a hysterectomy. However make sure the provider knows you recently had surgery. ...Read more

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Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery? Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery?  Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Initially may get: loose bowel movements , long term effects you need to be monitor Vit B12 & iron levels , will need supplements You may loose bile salts and that will lead tendency to form gall stones ...Read more

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For a laparoscopic abdom anterior perineal approach with trans rectal resection. Will they remove a person's seminal vesicles? No disease in area.

For a laparoscopic abdom  anterior perineal approach with trans rectal resection. Will they remove a person's  seminal vesicles? No disease in area.

If the: Surgeon is careful there is no need or chance of removing the seminal vessicles and the nerve supply for erection and ejaculation, but as careful as one is it is a known complication of deep pelvic surgery. ...Read more

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Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Depends: If activity causes more symptoms (eg discomfort, increased bulging, decreased spontaneous reduction, etc) then activity restriction may be beneficial. ...Read more

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1 week post lap for ovarian torsion. Ovary ballooned/ruptured/filled abd w/over 1 ltr blood. 48yr old. Expected recovery b4 back to teaching h.S.?

1 week post lap for ovarian torsion.  Ovary ballooned/ruptured/filled abd w/over 1 ltr blood.  48yr old. Expected recovery b4 back to teaching h.S.?

Depends: Most health adults can return to work relatively soon. Some as soon as two weeks as long as work does not require a lot of strenuous activity and there is no longer a need for narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your doctor will have to sort out which of these two possibilities apply to your case. ...Read more

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Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Beractic surgery diet four weeks post opp?

Talk to you surgeon: After bariatric surgery every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop i start to add meats like chicken and fish for my sleeve and bypass patients and for bands no restrictions. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Possibly: From what you describe, it sounds like surgery is a good option. If this is the first episode of diverticulitis, then the doctor may give antibiotics a try and determine later if surgery is required. Usually surgery is needed at some point. ...Read more