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After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl  pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

Likely: The tear and in particular extruded portion of the meniscus associated with a large effusion do suggest that this meniscal injury will likely require surgical intervention. A short course of conservative treatment with aspiration of the knee effusion, short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, activity modification, brace, and physical therapy is reasonable. If does not respond then surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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How long does it take for edema to go down post-surgery?

How long does it take for edema to go down post-surgery?

4wk to 1 year: Variable depending on the body site. The extremities including fingers, hands and feet can be about 4 weeks, and the face and nose can take all the way up to 1 year depending on the extent of the surgery. Best is to discuss with the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for face edema to go away after a minor surgery on the scalp?

How long is it supposed to it take for face edema to go away after a minor surgery on the scalp?

Depends: It would depend on the type of surgery you had done. Most edema usually resolves within the first 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a t6-7 disc protrusion with edema. Does this require surgery? No medication has helped so far.

I was recently diagnosed with a t6-7 disc protrusion with edema. Does this require surgery? No medication has helped so far.

T6-7 disc: NO - not every disc require surgery, least of all Thoracic discs. One never does surgery based on what the MRI shows alone. You need a full evaluation. There are many minimally invasive options that needs to be tried first before any surgical option is considered. Also do not forget the possibility of Stem Cells being used. ...Read more

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Is it ok to gain some weight after pacemaker implantation? I gained about 5 lbs within a month after surgery. But i don't think this is edema.

Is it ok to gain some weight after pacemaker implantation? I gained about 5 lbs within a month after surgery. But i don't think this is edema.

Pacemaker: Reading the information you provided makes me suggest you see your doctor and ask the question. A weight gain post pacer isn't usual and could be a complication but to decide one needs information not available here and also an exam. ...Read more

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Day5 after Hydrocele surgery.Scrotum feels the same and have same size like before.I was expecting a postop. edema, but feels exactly like my hydrocel?

It is edema: Hydrocelectomy can be traumatic to the testicle and there can be more edema than you expected. The only way you can know for sure is to have your scrotum examined by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have really bad edema in feet and ankles since pelvic surgery two months ago what could it be?

I have really bad edema in feet and ankles since pelvic surgery two months ago what could it be?

Foot edema : Edema in foot and ankle following hip surgery can be normal and it can be abnormal. Lengh of time since surgery needs to be taken into account. How immobile you were and for how long. Edema can be caused from inactivity, infection, inflammation, dvt, or it may not be at all related to the hip surgery. You need to call this matter to the attention of your surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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10 weeks hernia repair. Postop. Edema, much biger now, like sack with liquid. How can you tell if is a edema or hydrocell, is going to cure or surgery?

Need to be examined: Local wound edema should resolve in couple of weeks and your swelling of the scrotum is increasing hydrocele is fluid build up in the scrotum any way this is something that needs to be checked by your surgeon soon good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more