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Severe Pain From Adhesions
I had a colonoscopy yesterday that was discontinued due to severe pain from adhesions. I woke up this morning with a 99.5* fever & moderate pain?
Let your doc know: You should let the gastroenterologist who completed the procedure know about your post procedural symptoms. If you temperature continues to rise and/or your pain is progressive you should seek urgent help, as it's possible to develop complications related to a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more
Had a subtotal colectomy over 8 yrs ago a j pouch resrction and part of my rectum removed due to ulcerative colitis and extetensive adhesions had a severe pain in rectum area and pelvic region had a complete hystotectomy also I have no ins.?
Hard to tell...: Without an examination. Pouchituts is a painful inflammation of the rectal pouch treated with antibiotics. Urinary bladder infection can cause pelvic discomfort. Adhesion form after all surgery & do not generally cause pain unless there is a bowel obstruction with vomiting & no bowel function. Needs a physician examination. ...Read more
Had 4.3cm cyst rt ov. Before cycle severe pain. 3d after cycle pain returns not as severe but grad worse. F/u u/s in dec. Should I go in sooner or wait
Go sooner: The cyst need to be evaluated further-- esp. If symptoms worsten. ...Read more
Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you need to have your shoulder looked at by a professional. They will check it's rom (range of motion), strength, and stability. It's possible that they may want to obtain an MRI of the shoulder or may even consider referred pain from another area radiating to the shoulder (ie. Bulging disc and pinched nerve in neck...). Also make sure that your lungs are working fine too. ...Read more
Pars defect: Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine. These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg pain depending on the severity or lack of associated nerve compression. Treatment for symptomatic lesions includes core strengthening, pain management with possible pars injection, or surgery. ...Read more
Multiple things: Good question. This is complicated and can be multifactorial. Varies things can cause armpit pain or refer pain to this area. The most bothersome in some ways is a condition known as hydroadenitis supportive. This condition essentially results in the boils in the armpit or groin. Definitely touch base with your doctor. ...Read more
Neck pain: Is it chronic or acute? If it happening suddenly and with a traumatic accident (car accident or fall)- receive a full work up by a physician. Your physician can provide muscle relaxants, pain meds (narcotics or anti inflammatory meds), and help prescribe neck support if necessary. ...Read more
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Nothing should ever be injected that is not sterile and made specifically for injection, and then only by appropriate medical professionals for the right reason. Iv vodka would have a very good chance of producing a severe vein inflammation (thrombophlebitis), which could cost you your arm (or leg), cause horrible pain itself, and do nothing for your underlying pain. You need mental health help now. ...Read more
See your PCP: I can appreciate your concern about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the best answer to your problem. See your PCP for examination, x-rays and treatment options. Take good care. ...Read more
Talk to surgeon: This really should be discussed with your surgeon rather than looking for answers here. This is not an appropriate way to get the necessary information. Call your surgeon. ...Read more
Opioid Addiction: It depends what kind of pain is being treated and at what level it is being addressed. Body develops tolerance to opoiods so the requirements gradually increase. Usually the dose needs to be ibcreased. Dilaudid ior Oxycontin are strong and last resorts. ...Read more
The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome.
Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain
get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Anything from inadequate rehab to infection can cause pain. Typical recovery can take up to one year. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
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