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Recovery Period Carotid Bypass
Safe procedure: This is generally a safe procedure in most patients. There are risks to injury to nerves, including nerves to the diaphragm, tongue, and voice box. There is a risk of injury to the thoracic duct, a major lymphatic vessel that can be close to the subclavian artery. Overall, these risks are low. Most people recover easily within 24 hours and go home the next day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?
Vascular Bypass Life: Yes, the average life-expectancy of a vascular bypass does range 5-10 years for most patients. Heart bypasses tend to last longer than bypasses in other locations of the body. Bypass that uses vein tend to last longer than those that utilize synthetic conduits, such as gortex or dacron velour grafts. Bypass life can be extended by doing stents or angioplasty or even surgical revision over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will compressing (blocking) both the left and right common carotid arteries for a sufficient period of time lead to complete brain death?
I notice whenever I have my period that the carotid artery on the right side of my neck swells up. Is this normal?
Can you survive with one carotid artery? I'm not talking about a blocked one. I'm talking about not having one period.
Common anomaly.: An absent carotid artery, believe it or not, isn't uncommon (between 1 to 3% of people have it). Blood flow to the brain goes via the carotids as well as the 2 vertebral arteries. In the brain, they form a "circle of Willis" so that less blood flow thru one artery is compensated by more flow thru the others. For those w/o 1 of the 4 arteries, the others get bigger & supply the whole brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having my period for 2 weeks will not go away really heavy and blood clots I did have gastric bypass surgery a year ago?
Need check up.:
Your gastric bypass a year ago cannot have a direct effect now.
If you are sexualy active you need to go to ER and let them check you out. If you are not sexually active, you need a detailed examination as well as blood work to check your hormones.
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I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I was wondering if it is normal to have green bowel movements. I have them several times a month for like the past year or so. It is most noticeable the week around my period. Is this normal?
Interesting: If occurring several times a month, not likely associated with your period (unless it is also occurring several times a month?). If no other symptoms (pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, weight loss) then reassuring. Associated with certain foods/beverages (food dyes?). Might want to keep symptom and food diary to see if link. Would also discuss with your surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck. Dr R ...Read more
Exercise, monitoring: With vascular disease your best long term result is to quit nicotine, exercise, take your vascular medications, go in for routine vascular monitoring (ultrasound of your graft and other arteries with plaque). Graft patency is enhanced with vascular medications and monitoring. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low: Depends on where you are and who you talk to, but most recent registries and studies have the mortality from surgery at about 1-2 percent. The waters get muddy when death, stroke, and heart attack are lumped together. All things considered, carotid surgery gives the best long term results. ...Read more
3% or less: I assume you mean carotid endarterectomy, which is a relatively common operation to remove plaque which is partially obstructing flow through the artery to the brain. The best surgeons report complication rates of 3% or better. When the carotid artery is totally blocked, then a bypass can be created past the blocked artery. This must be done by a skilled neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-4 weeks: Most people will have their stiches out in 2 weeks. There may be a touch of fatigue for anothe r1 or 2 weeks but you should be ready to work in about 3-4 weeks from the date of operation. ...Read more
Yes: Minimal. Women walk out of the office after an amnio. From the mother's point of view the recovery is no different from having gotten an immunization - a little soreness at the needle site. Women should rest a bit if they are feeling contractions after the amnio, which is not uncommon for a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is wildly....: Variable and dependent upon the disease, the severity of presentation, the existence of comorbidities, the emergence of complications, etc. While most admissions are relatively short, and it is our goal to get people out of the hospital as rapidly as possibleive cared for patients who have been hospitalized for several months consecutively. Perhaps you could be more specific in your question? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer