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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Reopro (Overview)

ReoPro is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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Hernia op 3 weeks ago, direct inguinal, still leaking serum. Incision kept open to drain. Doctor says getting better but still leaking. Why? How long?

Hernia op 3 weeks ago, direct inguinal, still leaking serum. Incision kept open to drain. Doctor says getting better but still leaking. Why? How long?

Soon: This should stop leaking soon. If it is still going on for another 3 weeks or so, you may need to go back to the operating room to place a drain and try to use the wound. It could also require removal of the mesh if one was used. Hang in there for now, it should stop soon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Reopro (Overview)

ReoPro is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is reopro (abciximab)?

What is reopro (abciximab)?

Antiplatelet: It is an antiplatelet mdeicationusually given IV in the cath lab . It is given around the time of an angioplasty/stent to decrease platelet aggregation(stickiness) as a clot /thrombus in the coronary artery is the culprit. ...Read more

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Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Probably not: It covers vasectomy but not vasectomy reversal,so I would guess it does not cover reversal of tubal ligation.To be sure,check with your insurance. ...Read more

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Cabg 10yrs one stent 4yrago still get pressure.

Cabg 10yrs one stent 4yrago still get pressure.

Reevaluate: Stents and bypass can be great but recurrence or new lesions can happen and need therapy. ...Read more

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Distal radius fracture orif surgery 20 days aft inj, no restrictions or cast, went to wrk d except 3 post op, could this cause nonunion now in 8th mnt?

Distal radius fracture orif surgery 20 days aft inj, no restrictions or cast, went to wrk d except 3 post op, could this cause nonunion now in 8th mnt?

Possibly: Searching for the reason for the non-union is not as productive as identifying the solution.Delayed union is nomally defined as three months without x-ray evidence of healing. Non union 6 months-so you need a solution-usually repeat surgery with bone graft. ...Read more

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If my hernia repair (with mesh) isn't healing well, will I need another surgery?

Maybe: It is dependent on the type and location of the hernia, what type if mesh was used and the technique that was used to place it. It is also very dependent on what is meant by "not healing well". Stick with your surgeon, but if things don't seem to be progressing, feel free to get another opinion. ...Read more

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My mother underwent incisnl hernia (due to previois laproctomy) laproscpic surgery 3 mnths ago . But hernia recurred in same place within 1 mnth. Adv?

My mother underwent incisnl hernia (due to previois laproctomy) laproscpic surgery 3 mnths ago . But hernia recurred in same place within 1 mnth. Adv?

Recurrence of hernia: After repair is always a risk, although this one happened relatively early. Unfortunately, she will likely need another repair. Get another opinion from another surgeon. ...Read more

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Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

I don't think: you made a mistake. Hernia recurrence is not that uncommon. If your surgeon is experienced in this area, you should follow his recommendation re: lap v. open operation. Both operations have equivalent long term results. ...Read more

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Can carotid block reoccur 3 mos. After previous surgery?

Can carotid block reoccur 3 mos. After previous surgery?

Yes: see your vascular surgeon, unusual but can happen especially if smoke or serious blockage before. ultrasound will reveal how bad it is. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago my mothr underwent open type hernia sugry mesh size 1ft x 1ft. Bld sugar. Lvl140. Wound not healed. Still stitches &pins not removd.Pl adv?

4 weeks ago my mothr underwent open type hernia sugry mesh size 1ft x 1ft. Bld sugar. Lvl140.  Wound not healed. Still stitches &pins not removd.Pl adv?

Go to the Expert: Unfortunately, it's hard to answer this question without pictures or an operative report, at the least. No one knows the specifics of your mother's operation better than her surgeon. If your mother is alright with you accompanying her to the surgeon's office, i'm sure all your questions will be answered. If sutures are still in, i'm certain she has a postop visit scheduled soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...Read more

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Should i still be self-cath 5 y postoperative bladder sling?

Should i still be self-cath 5 y postoperative bladder sling?

No.: It is not normal to have to use self catheterization 5 years after a bladder sling procedure. You need to be evaluated to determine if sling is obstructing the urethra or if something else is wrong. See someone with a lot of experience dealing with mesh related complications. Get another opinion if needed. ...Read more

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I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

Why not: After successful repair of hernia , should be able to resume all the activities progressively you did before surgery , best person to answer is your surgeon , will advise you the limitations once you heal completely . ...Read more

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I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago , do it needs follow up ?

I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago , do it needs follow up ?

Probably: Aorta-coronary bypasses can become occluded or narrow over time. Do not smoke take your aspirin take your statin cardiovascular exercize and weight control are important regular follow up is a part of the better health pattern see american heart guidelines. ...Read more

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Now refered to a heart surgeon fr mitra valve replaced.how long will i wait fr the operation now plz?

Now refered to a heart surgeon fr mitra valve replaced.how long will i wait fr the operation now plz?

Local Question: That question is impossible to answer here on this international website. We have no connection to your physician or hospital or their scheduling. This is a question for your care team locally. Not for Health Tap. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Abciximab (Definition)

Abciximab is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more