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Post Op Complications Of Bowel Surgery
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. ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would any body be able to explain to me the long term effects of bowel surgery no stoma currently 3 weeks after op still painful Thankyou?
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
4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How many percent of crc survivors will have normal bowel functions? Will repeated post-op psudo bowel obstructions likely to continue for a lifetime?
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
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
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