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Doctor insights on: Post Op Sarcoma

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more


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I h osteoblastic sarcoma. Treated with chemo and operated.2 yrs after I got lung mets and removed by operation. What are the chances of future cancer?

I h osteoblastic sarcoma. Treated with chemo and operated.2 yrs after I got lung mets and removed by operation. What are the chances of future cancer?

U need talk 2....: .....Ur oncologist about this. It is an aggressive tumor, and only ur treating physician who is familiar with ur specific case can answer this 4 u. ...Read more

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After 1b low grade Endometrial stromal sarcoma hysterectomy operation, should the follow-up monitoring be done with CT/CAT or MRI?

After 1b low grade Endometrial stromal sarcoma hysterectomy operation, should the follow-up monitoring be done with CT/CAT or MRI?

Your Gyn to guide: CT and MRI provide good images to detect pelvic/abdominal tumors. But your doctor should help you to decide whether either is indicated in your case. Most low grade tumors do not recur, so it is not necessary to do these expensive tests as their yield is very low. So they are not considered useful or helpful for Cancer surveillance in most Cancers. Annual medical checkup is all that I recommend ...Read more

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What to expect sinus lift post op?

What to expect sinus lift post op?

Possible discomfort: After a sinus lift procedure, you can expect some pain and swelling and possibly some brusing. You may also experience some sinus congestion. Your dentist will most probably prescribe medication to control all these possiblities. ...Read more

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What is a normal psa level post-op?

What is a normal psa level post-op?

PSA: After the removal of the prostate for cancer, a radical prostatectomy, the PSA should be undetectable; he labs report it as less tha. 2 or less than. 06 this means there is no evidence of cancer at that time. Usually check PSA 6 weeks after such surgery, and everyb3 months for 2 years to monitor for cancer coming back ...Read more

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How should a 5 day post-op laparotomy look?

How should a 5 day post-op laparotomy look?

More information pls: Was the wound closed primarily? Are there staples? Is there drainage from the wound? Is it red? Do you have fever? These are the main things I look for in post-op laparotomy wounds. If you have concern, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Please explain cholecystectomy post op diet?

Gradual: Start with small amounts of bland, low fat foods and gradually progress to a normal diet over 3-5 days.. Please see your primary provider to investigate if not improved. ...Read more

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Who would go on a mechanical ventilator post op?

Who would go on a mechanical ventilator post op?

May be anyone: Remaining on mechanical ventilation post op can be for many reasons. After some cases this is expected due to large fluid shifts during surgery. Healthy patients can remain intubated if some of the effects of medications haven't worn off, narcotics or muscle relaxants for example. Finally, if there was a problem related to the patient's lungs or airway either acute or chronic can be a reason. ...Read more

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How much time should post op laminectomy pain last?

How much time should post op laminectomy pain last?

6-8 weeks: The recovery time is 6-8 weeks. Check out spine-health. Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have post op vaginal swelling. How can I treat it?

I have post op vaginal swelling. How can I treat it?

From what type of su: Surgery? It depends what u had done, bit u need to contact the gyn who did your durgery as that gyn knows what your situation is, if your? Was more specific, could give a better answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fever 2 days post op management?

What to do if I have fever 2 days post op management?

Post op fever: Low grade post-op fever is fairly common. The most common early post-op cause of fever is lung atelectasis (collapse of the tiny gas exchange sacs) which can be prevented by frequent deep inspiration and/or use of an incentive spirometer. Later causes of fever may include urinary tract infection, wound infection & deep vein thrombosis (blood clot). High fever warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Three weeks post op hysterectomy, can I have oral sex?

Three weeks post op hysterectomy, can I have oral sex?

Most likely: While all doctors have different opinions on recovery and activities after surgery, there is little data to suggest that oral would have any negative effect on you at 3 weeks after hysterectomy. ...Read more

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72 hours post op laparoscopy how much pain should I have?

72 hours post op laparoscopy how much pain should I have?

It depends. ..: A bit on what kind of laparoscopic procedure you had, how many trocar incisions you had, how big they were, etc. That said, the benefit of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery is less pain and faster return to normal activities. By 2 to 4 days postop, most patients are feeling pretty good and maybe need only mild pain meds. If your pain seems too severe, contact your surgeon immediately. ...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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How bad a complication is atelectasis to a post op patient?

How bad a complication is atelectasis to a post op patient?

Very common but...: Atelectasis, a collapse of a portion of the lung, is very frequently seen in greater or lesser extent in post-op patients. Patients who have had surgery on their chest or abdomen frequently find it painful to take a deep breath or cough. As a result, lung secretions accumulate in the lungs and result in atelectasis. The atelectatic lung becomes a setup for development of pneumonia (bad!). ...Read more

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Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Probably: Spotting and light bleeding can occur for several weeks after a hysterectomy. It can also come and go day by day. If it is as heavy as a period, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good rotator cuff rehab for someone 4 weeks post-op?

What is good rotator cuff rehab for someone 4 weeks post-op?

Range of motion PTx: Therapy after rotator cuff surgery necessarily varies with the gravity of the tear and subsequent tissue repair quality. For a simple tear, rehabilitation focuses on passive motion for the first 4-6 weeks, followed by passive-assisted motion out to 6-12 weeks and finally active motion past 12 weeks. Your surgeon will kknow your limitations best! ...Read more