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What are post whipple surgery complications?

What are post whipple surgery complications?

Whipple type: Pancreatectomy, or radical pancreatico-duodenectomy) is an extensive operation. Besides infection, hemorrhage, and possible injury to adjacent organs (there are many organs and vital structures adjacent to duodenum and pancreas), some complications include pancreatic fistula, intestinal obstruction, liver failure, diabetes, malabsorption, progression of malignancy, and even perioperative death. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more

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Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Toradol: If this is within two weeks, it could be postcardiotomy syndrome, which responds to Toradol or similar Non steroid anti inflammatories. If beyond a few weeks, might be a lingering infection. Please consult your surgeon. ...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

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery problems ten years post surgery?

Inguinal hernia surgery problems ten years post surgery?

Need explanation: What type of problems you have, need information like pain , recurrence , infected graft etc, see a surgeon for clinical examination and required treatment. ...Read more

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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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Insomnia. After65 days post surgery?

Insomnia. After65 days post  surgery?

Consult your MD: A lot more needs to be discussed about your new-onset insomnia. There seems to be no chronological correlation between your surgery and insomnia. Please discuss it with your primary md and mention any additional stressors, any new ideas related to prior surgery, any changes in family/environment, any other medical symptoms and any other information that could help md to help you. Best wishes. ...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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Is post op pain (lasting for months) common after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Is post op pain (lasting for months) common after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

No: the thoracic outlet syndrome itself can cause that pain, bu the point of surgery is to relieve it. Persistent pain needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

32 days post op revision rhinoplasty can I smoke pot ?

It's illegal: As it is illegal to smoke per federal law, a conscientious doctor can't recommend marijuana use, especially in a forum like this. Smoking anything is never good for healing. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a post op seroma ?

What is a post op seroma ?

Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident ?

About 20% get it: Atrial fibrillation after cardiac and pulmonary operations is a known event. Medical treatment is often effective. May take several weeks to resolve, sometimes may require cardioversion. ...Read more

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What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

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What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

Ankle scope: Depending on how involved the procedure is but usually you are immobilized in a splint for two weeks non weight bearing with crutches followed 4 weeks in a walking boot. During which you start light physical therapy. Once you r cleared your surgeon will increase the physical therapy. Typical recovery is 6-8 weeks before u can go back to activity. ...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