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Post Surgery Rash Treatment
Depends: This can depend on the time out from surgery. There is some evidence that NSAIDs like advil (ibuprofen) and alive can help, and some believe early use of Ultrasound therapy can help. If it is preventing your movement and is one yr out from surgery you may want to consider consulting with the surgeon to see if surgery to remove some of the ossification is of use. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical cure: Appendicitis is a surgical disease. Appendix removal or appendectomy is a surgical procedure where the risk benefit analysis is clearly in favor of surgery. The procedure is safe effective and widely available. Non-operative therapy, meaning antibiotics alone risks complications like perforation and abcess. Get evaluated, get treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
What kind of dental : After a wisdom tooth extraction that has its roots near the nerve yes. After routine dental proceduressuch as filling, deep cleaning, crowns.....It is not normal. Unless lots of anesthetic was placed and the needle has hit the nerve while numbing you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need2Find Cause: Postop fevers may be caused by many different problems; our main concern is if this indicates an underlying infection. Identifying the cause requires a careful exam supplemented by lab and radiology tests. The timing of the fever helps us narrow down the cause, which can include superficial wound infections, deep (sternal) infections, & pneumonia. ...Read more
See your surgeon: your surgeon will remove the stitch and treat the granuloma lost likely with chemical devridement using silver nitrate in the office, it is very simple and done in the office ...Read more
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
What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.
J. Clin Microbiol.: Allergic fungal sinusitis due to trichoderma longibrachiatum was seen in a patient atopy and asthma. Trichoderma was recovered in culture with chlamydospores present. The patient was successfully managed with a combination of sinus lavage, oral corticosteroids, itraconazole, and allergen immunotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find Underlying Dx: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 1/2 weeks post op hysterectomy (Davinci robotic) surgical wound infection, extreme pain surgeon called in antibiotic, nauseos and weak go to ER?
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