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Side Effects Of Whipple Surgery
Whipple Surgery and Pain: If one choses a PCEA for postop pain, the person would really need to sleep on one's side vs. a PCA approach. Mostly right?
Actually no...: Patient Controlled Epidural Anesthesia (PCEA) is an excellent method to deliver local and narcotic anesthesia at the spinal cord levels involved in the procedure. Laying on one side or the other will tend to accumulate the anesthetic over time to the side you are laying on so you will want to lay flat. Because it is localized, PCEA can have fewer side effects of the IV narcotics in the PCA. ...Read more
My father who is 64 had the whipple surgery 15 years ago and now the pancreas is not doing it's job on the enzymes side how long can he live this way?
Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more
I heard about the height enhancing surgery I want to know if this is real or just a fake propaganda. if yes, does it have any side effects or no?
Yes: The main "side effects" are pain while gradually turning the implanted rods and very high cost.See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfDy-M Salamat ...Read more
I have to have a abortion on medical grounds only 9 weeks. I have chosen no anethsetic for surgery because I'm scared of side effects. Will I be okay ?
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