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Mai disease, upper left lobectomy done, in jan. Pain a big thing, another growth 3.7x3 x3.5 taking rifampin, ethambutol, & azithromyacin for 1 month?
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
U know my history with lobectomy i have chronic pain an spasm same side chronic . can this be from that or somethin else
Sorry: but we can't trace back to your previous questions where you supplied information. ...Read more
Pain in scars: Scar tissue pain commonly diminishes within 1 year, but persistent or worsening pain should be evaluated by a physician. Sensory nerve endings trapped in scars will be painful with position, movement, or stretching. Chronic inflammation is another issue that warrants attention. ...Read more
Thyroid: Something does not add up. Thyroglobulin may be high for a number of reasons and can be controlled if needed. I don't understand why free T3 is high post thyroid lobectomy. Please pursue this with your doctor and the the thyroid surgeon. If their answers make sense could you please let me know. ...Read more
I have been having dysphagia and midsternal chest pain. Just had a left thyroid lobectomy 4 days ago. Lortab decreases the pain. Thoughts?
Anesthesia ; Surgery: Some medications used during induction of surgery can cause muscle pain, and should start to resolve within 7 days. Also, sometimes the surgeon needs to lean on your chest for proper positioning which can cause postoperative pain. The surgery also involves stretching many muscles in your neck which could account for the dysphagia. Nevertheless you should seek medical attention to confirm this. ...Read more
Post-lobectomy for cancer, air trapped, enlarged diaphragm with cough- advise cure. Cough syrup no help. When can I fly - do I test for trapped air?
Check 02 level: Persistent cough post surgery not uncommon due to scar. Fades with time. Ask md to check that your diaphragm moves normally. Air trapping should not be a problem with flight but lower air pressure in airplane at 20000 feet = less 02 in air so your md should check your oxygen level when you're walking (exercise oximetry) to be certain that you do not need to wear 02 during flight. ...Read more
I had a right lower lobe lobectomy 10 weeks ago and have been struggling with asthma since. Two rounds of steroids have not knocked it out. Thoughts?
Reason: Depends. Anatomic lung resection/lobectomy, is often for lung cancer. Depending on remaining pulmonary reserve, not uncommon to have sensation of short of breath after surgery. In addition, patients with lung cancer often have other injuries to their lungs from smoking. Numerous factors may be causing your symptoms. Recommend discuss with surgeon and pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take atrovent, symbicort and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can i donate platelets?
Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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