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Hi! I'm 7 months post op open back surgery, 360' ant/post. Today after a normal bowel moment i found the tiolet full of blood and back pain is worse. ?

Hi! I'm 7 months post op open back surgery, 360' ant/post. Today after a normal bowel moment i found the tiolet full of blood and back pain is worse. ?

Not a good thing.: Call your surgeon & ask to be evaluated. If you're straining due to constipation this can increase your pain. The blood is another issue. A general surgeon may be the next step & your spine surgeon will refer you. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis

Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis

Hello, : Hello, it sounds like your husband has had a change in status since he was examined. It doesn't state if it is tender, painful or if there is drainage. Fever? Warmth, erythema, swelling to the point of hardening may well represent an infection. He needs to be re-evaluated. For fever or severe abdominal pain, he should go to the er. If not, i would call the general surgeon in the morning and tell him or her / staff about the changes your husband has eperienced over the last three days.Take care. ...Read more

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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear ?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear ?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection. ...Read more

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I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more

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My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

My BP during surgery was 167/110 and after 2-3 hours post op, only dropped to 154/90 with meds. No history of high BP. I'm a22 y/o F. Is this normal?

NO: On 22 yr old or at any age elevated blood pressure is not normal . Most likely you have unrecognized hypertension , require work up need to be take care to prevent complications from it , seek your doctors help . ...Read more

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What are pain expectations. on post op carotid surgery?

What are pain expectations. on post op carotid surgery?

Can vary greatly: Any surgical procedure will have some sort of pain associated with it - because everyone tolerates pain differently, it's near impossible to truly answer your questions. Rest assured, your nurses and doctors post-operatively will monitor your pain levels and correct them as needed or as able. Remember, reasonable pain control does not mean you feel no pain / zero pain / zero out of 10 on the scale ...Read more

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How much pain should I feel post op ACL surgery?

How much pain should I feel post op ACL surgery?

Depends: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. ...Read more

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Can you advise for post op wrist tfcc surgery, what to expect.?

Can you advise for post op wrist tfcc surgery, what to expect.?

Depends: If your TFCC is torn in the middle and needs to be cleaned up like a meniscus in the knee, you will probable has little immobilization and then active use. You might have 2-4 weeks of discomfort. If you tore the TFCC off the bone and it needs to be repaired then you will be immobilized for up to 6 weeks and then need a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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Had surgery for a torn meniscus - what post-op exercises should I do?

Quad exercises: Any trauma to the knee (including surgery or arthroscopy) can cause quad inhibition, where the quad muscles stop functioning normally. It is most important to retrain them to work properly. Walking without a limp, exercise bicycle, stairclimbing, lunges, and squats are all excellent ways. Isometrics (holding the knee straight for long periods) is another excellent exercise. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with post op wrist tfcc surgery, what to expect.?

Can you give me suggestions with post op wrist tfcc surgery, what to expect.?

Variable: Depends upon location of the tear is it a central tear only requiring debridement or a peripheral tear which is treated with repair. Is the procedure being done arthroscopicaly or is an open repair. Are there any other associated injuries? These factors all effect the type of immobilization post op, the type of therapy required, pain level, and time until mobilization of the wrist. ...Read more

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I'm 2 wks post op after gallbladder surgery and I get really weak still is this normal?

I'm 2 wks post op after gallbladder surgery and I get really weak still is this normal?

Yes: Becoming fatigued easily is very common after abdominal surgery, and can last for months is some cases, bit should not be that long after laparoscopic surgery. Make sure to bring it up with your surgeon at the postop appointment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 3 months post-op artroscopic meniscus surgery. I am still having the same exact pain with every step, no achy pain. Is this normal?

Possible arthritis: One of the most common reasons for continued pain after arthroscopic surgery is related to preexisting arthritis which typically is not able to be treated with arthroscopy. It is possible the arthritis may have been contributing to more of your pre surgery pain then initially thought. Discuss your symptoms and findings at the time of surgery with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Post-op clavicle surgery -8 days out, out of a sling, gaining back r.O.M., limited pain. Question-is there any risk of safely excersing?

Post-op clavicle surgery
-8 days out, out of a sling, gaining back r.O.M., limited pain.
Question-is there any risk of safely excersing?

Yes.: While your fracture has been fixated with an implant construct, your bones have not yet healed. It is absolutely possible to loosen the implant during your exercising and could potential cause you to require further surgery. This is a good question for the orthopaedic surgeon who took care of you. He/she can prescribe a graduated return to activity that ensures safe healing of your fracture. ...Read more

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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 8 mos. Post op fai surg for the past week I am in a lot pain -groin area - when i pivot or shift weight. Did the surgery fail? Injection soon

I am 8 mos. Post op fai surg  for the past week I am in a lot pain -groin area - when i pivot or shift weight. Did the surgery fail? Injection soon

Hip pain: No surgery has a 100% success rate so unfortunately yes, it is possible that the surgery "failed" to alleviate your pain - even if the surgery was technically successful, with no complications. You should, however, ask your surgeon if it's possible you may have an infection in the joint. Talk to your surgeon, and if would make you feel better, don't hesitate to seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How many percent of crc survivors will have normal bowel functions? Will repeated post-op psudo bowel obstructions likely to continue for a lifetime?

How many percent of crc survivors will have normal bowel functions? Will repeated post-op psudo bowel obstructions likely to continue for a lifetime?

Bowel function: First I have been looking to try and contact you since your ty note. Majority do well with bowel function pseodo-obstruction not common. ...Read more

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Just had surgery and missed my post op. What should I do?

Just had surgery and missed my post op. What should I do?

Call your doctor: Call your doctor's office to reschedule your post op appointment. It's included in your global surgery fee, and is no charge to you. ...Read more

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What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

Many: Most common initially is difficulty swallowing. This is normal and goes away w time. Long term, most pts can not burp, vomit, and have lots if gas/gurgling. This may get better over time (yrs). Don't let this dissuade u from surgery however. Most pts are extremely happy and have great quality of life. Worse the symptoms, better pts feel. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more