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Doctor insights on: Retaining Fluid After Surgery

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Its normal if after open heart surgery to retain water in longs and in heart and for how long?

Its normal if after open heart surgery to retain water in longs and in heart and for how long?

Water retention: After open heart surgery it takes some time for the kidneys to eliminate the excess fluid. It tends to build up in the lungs and legs. Your cardiologist will be giving you a diuretic to eliminate the fluid. It may take several days.

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After surgery what fluids or foods should I cosume ?

After surgery what fluids or foods should I cosume ?

Can't answer the: Question without knowing more about what type of surgery you're talking about!

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Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Yes: Needle aspiration is possible, however the fluid will re-accumulate and we tend to minimize this procedure to avoid infection. But it is possible. Discuss the risks and benefits of this with your doctor before proceeding.

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Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

May be left open.: Following an incision of a draining wound, the surgical site is often left partially open to allow for drainage and possible serial debridement.

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I am having surgery soon, the OR isn't booked until 1:30pm how can I stay hydrated until surgery? And when is the cutoff for fluids/food?

I am having surgery soon, the OR isn't booked until 1:30pm how can I stay hydrated until surgery? And when is the cutoff for fluids/food?

No intake 8 hrs pre: Please check with your Doctor and/or Anesthesiologist - typical practice is no fluids/food after MN for am procedure.

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What causes fluids to build up in sites that have had surgery such as lumpectomy?

What causes fluids to build up in sites that have had surgery such as lumpectomy?

Natural course: When the body is injured or operated on with surgery, fluid is sent to the area as part of the healing process. In the breast, this is called a seroma. The seroma fills the lumpectomy space. These days we close the space down to decrease the rate of seroma formation. A drain can be placed at the time of surgery to keep the fluid from building up or the fluid can be drained with a needle.

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Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Activity: If allowed get up and move. If not allowed to get up, move as allowed. Reduce your salt. Do not hold your bladder. Go urinate as often and as soon as you feel the need. If an extremity, elevate the limb as needed. Reduce or cut out caffeine. At some doses caffeine with cause retention of fluid and at other levels it will be a diuretic. If this does not work your doctor can give you a diuretic.

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Where would circulation of fluids go after pleurodesis surgery?

Where would circulation of fluids go after pleurodesis surgery?

Stay in circulation: Fluid in chest cavity in the form of effusion is abnormal. By eliminating the ability/ease of the fluid to abnormally accumulate in the thoracic space, pleuradesis keeps the fluid in normal circulation. In some situations, after pleuradesis of one side, the fluid will accumulate in the opposite side of the chest. This will necessitate pleuradesis on the otherside too.

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What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

Recommended Diet: Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated. Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common.

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My son is 12 weeks old and is having surgery tomorrow. He isn't to have fluids except for pedialyte, but I don't know the appropriate dosage.

My son is 12 weeks old and is having surgery tomorrow. He isn't to have fluids except for pedialyte, but I don't know the appropriate dosage.

Pedialyte: Give him the same amount of pedialyte you would normally give him in milk. That is about 5-6 ounces. Good luck!

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Can you die while having surgery to remove the fluid from the brain?

Can you die while having surgery to remove the fluid from the brain?

Depends: Every surgery has its own risk, there is risk of anaesthesia and risk of surgery which vary depending on what health problems someone has. Fluid from Brain can be removed by different ways. It would be best to discuss your risks with your surgeon and anaesthetist.

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I want the name of dr excellent extraction surgery fluid behind the eardrum?

Unclear question: I don't know what you mean with this question. If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice.

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6month since lipo surgery, swelling still there. How to reduce the swelling and fluids at this stage?

6month since lipo surgery, swelling still there. How to reduce the swelling and fluids at this stage?

Post-lipo edema: You may try lymphatic massages; but we don't know anything about you, not even your age or extent of the procedure or anatomic location of the procedure or your medical history. Please consult your surgeon.

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What causes fluid build up in the shoulder? Had surgery 7 months ago & still having pain & limited rom.

What causes fluid build up in the shoulder? Had surgery 7 months ago & still having pain & limited rom.

Fluid is unusual: Stiffness is a common postoperative problem but fluid in or around the joint is quite unusual. The stiffness can be addressed with pt usually more successful early after surgery (within 3 months of surgery) or a revision surgery may be needed if you lack significant motion.

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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection.

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I had a lumpectomy 4 yrs ago & developed a Seroma after surgery & have had to have the fluid removed every year since. Why is this lasting so long?

I had a lumpectomy 4 yrs ago & developed a Seroma after surgery & have had to have the fluid removed every year since. Why is this lasting so long?

Since the exact: Cause of seroma formation is unknown, it is difficult to be able to reassure you as to how long fluid will have to be withdrown. There are a number of possible treatments with varying reports of success. Consult with an experienced Breast Surgeon for advice! Hope this helps...wish it could be better "news" Dr Z

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I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and I started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and I started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

Recurrence: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk. At 7 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence. See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision.

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I av ringing in my ears and doc said fluid is one. Do I need surgery?

I av ringing in my ears and doc said fluid is one. Do I need surgery?

Possibly: Tinnitus in ears are usually related to hearing lost. Fluid in middle ear will amplifly the ringing. If the fluid is persistent and did not respond to medical treatment, placement of an ear tube will decrease tinnitus and also improve your hearing in that ear.

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