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Post Surgery Insomnia
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
Rarely: Most major surgical procedures done under general anesthesia have risks, which include but are not limited to death ("fatal insomnia"), and other complications particularl to the procedure in question. Death is generally rare to encounter considering the volume of surgeries performed. ...Read more
Ever since having surgery, I have had extreme insomnia I'm maybe sleeping 2 hours a night if that. Is this normal?
Low side: 2 hours a night of sleep is lower than average. However, daily sleep time can vary greatly from person to person. If you are not feeling rested or is drowsy during the day, then you are not sleeping enough. Hard to know whether your surgery has anything to do with your sleep or not from your question. ...Read more
I had surgery to remove tonsils and correct my narrow sinus, but after two months, my insomnia came back. What should I do?
What, s the main reason of insomnia in an eldery adult (75) years post surgery which caused brain hypoxia?
Difficult to know: insomnia can occur with depression, worry, chronic pain, acute pain, congestive heart failure, caffeine or as a medication side effect. It can occur if there is reversal of the normal sleep wake cycle (taking naps in the daytime then up at night) Sometimes confusional states can lead to insomnia (eg, urinary track infection in someone with pre-existing brain dysfunction or a degenerative state) ...Read more
Post-op pain from spine surgery fusion 12/15/14. Off hard meds. On over-counter med that don't help. Anxiety, insomnia, mild depression symptoms. Help?
Help available: There are some medications that can help. Talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more
What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect
Depends: Hard to offer specific surge rival choices without knowing the problem specifics. Scar tissue can be debrided, loose bodies removed, instability stabilized, and arthritis treated with joint resurfacing or fusion. Very broad range of options with very specific indications for each. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: Hives can be related to an early allergic reaction to one of your new medications. After surgery you likely have narcotic pain medications, sedative, antibiotic and others. Okay to call your pharmacy about possible allergic reaction to any new medication. Other possibilities exist, so call in to your surgery team as well. ...Read more
Post surgery: You can drink vlear liquids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Typical protocol for: Me is bracing in hinged brace. Dressing off at 4-7 days and then you can shower. Stitches out at 14 days. All the while therapy in the brace and wean out of brace 4-6 weeks once quad strength has returned. Crutch use typically is done by 2-3 weeks. Then pt 2-3 times a week until about 2-3 months. ...Read more
Reasonably secure: Flap adhesion is usually good @ 6 months. However, all flaps are susceptible to dislodging with focal trauma. ...Read more
Post surgery for acl, taking 1-3 months off lifting to recover for first time. Is this enough time?
Dressing/stiches rem: Once the chalazion is surgically incised and if it is large you will need stiches and these need to be removed after 5to7 days, small ckalazion may not need stiches and the small wound need to be dressed till healed, it may take 5to7days as long as there is no complication like infection. ...Read more
balanced diet: It is important to consume a balanced diet following any surgery. Smoking should be avoided at all costs. Diabetes should be closely controlled if present. Patients should rest. And if there is any significant swelling and bruising, I generally recommend patients take an oral supplement called arnica. This supplement is a natural remedy which rapidly improves bruising and swelling. ...Read more
Negative balance: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy/caloric expenditure and decreasing caloric intake. The combination of diet and exercise achieves negative caloric balance. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Isometrics burn calories. Eat half portions, avoid alcohol and sweet beverages, increase your veggies and switch to low fat foods. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there stitches that dissolves in the body? I.E. No need for a post surgery to remove the stitches?
Yes!: Some sutures are designed to dissolve as the area heals. Others must be removed. All sutures that are deep in the chest or abdomen, for example, dissolve on their own. The external sutures you get in the emergency room may have to be removed; it's easy and usually painless. Your doctor should tell you what type of after-care you will need. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Health insurance india: are there any health insurance programs that cover post surgery/ongoing medications?
Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more
Refer to answer: Chronic pain post surgery, indicates lack of healing process. Lack of healing process is always inflammatory in nature, which most are auto immune disorders. Causes of lack of healing process could be hypothyroidism, arthropathy of different type. If problem persist I suggest refer to your physician or see a rheumatology. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Talk to the surgeon that removed your tumor. He or she will be most familiar with you and the pathology of your case. ...Read more
Where is the pain?:
You had toe nail surgery, but your toe still hurts. Is the pain in the nail groove? Was the nail border ever infected. There are some things to consider about nail surgery.
If you have had prior infections in this area, you may have a calcification of a granuloma that may have formed. An X-Ray is in order, if you are still having pain! ...Read more
Life expectancy: Prognosis depends on patient age, location of the tumor and extent of resection. This is a tumor with close to 100% death rate. Expected length of survival (3months, 6months, about 1 year) is often used to describe what to expect. ...Read more