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Doctor insights on: Surgery Game For Kids

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Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Sometimes: The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder.The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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Do I need to keep my child's bandage dry after surgery?

Do I need to keep my child's bandage dry after surgery?

Yes: You should have received specific written instructions about the wound from your surgeon, but in general all bandages and new incisions should be kept dry until healing has progressed enough in the wound to block out bacteria. Bandages should be changed if they are wet or soiled. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with young children and surgery?

What risks are associated with young children and surgery?

See below: These are essentially the same as those for adults. The difference is that the child has a smaller reserve in cases of over sedation. These risks can be minimized by using trained pediatric providers. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

Look at the kid..: Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain. Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a surgery that can make it impossible to have kids?

Help! need to know if there's a surgery that can make it impossible to have kids?

Several available: Removing the uterus, tying the tubes, ablation of the uterine wall and vasectomy all are surgical procedures that can prevent pregnancy. No equipment= no babies. ...Read more

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Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Maybe: The fact that you say medication didn't work makes me assume your child is in the nicu. In this setting the PDA usually has an impact on the baby's ability to breath so the PDA needs to be dealt with. In older children pda's can be closed non-surgically in the catheterization lab, but if your baby is very small this option is not available and tying off the PDA at bedside can usually be done. ...Read more

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6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must i worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must i worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

Deep breaths: It is normal to worry while pregnant. I already am confident you'll be a great mom! you'll have a few ultrasounds during your pregnancy to check on the baby. Keep all of your prenatal checkups. Delivery is a ways off and we can talk closer to that time. Right now, you are to focus on your nutrition and avoidance of smoking, alcohol and drugs. ...Read more

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Can a child die from pain meds after surgery?

Can a child die from pain meds after surgery?

Yes: A child, or an adult, can die from an overdose of pain medicines before surgery, after surgery, or having nothing to do with surgery. However, if a child has been properly prescribed pain medications by a competent physician, and you are giving the prescribed amount at the prescribed interval, then the risk is almost nonexistent. ...Read more

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What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

What to do to remove fat after delivery of a child through surgery?

Liposuction: Some of the most common procedures to restore your body contour after childbirth would be liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Use the find a surgeon tab at www.Plasticsurgery.Org to find a board\certified plastic surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Depends: The answer depends on the size and type of asd. In general, we often wait until the child is a few years as asds pose no emergency during that time (as long as there aren't other major medical conditions). The surgery is better tolerate and technically more successful when they are older. But again, this depends on whether the child has any other issues. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

Usually yes: Guys start out with 2 testicles, so if something happens to one of them, the other one alone makes enough hormones and sperm to have a family. So, the question is whether or not he has at least one good testicle. The answer is usually yes, even though nothing is 100% certain in life. ...Read more

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Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Question too vague: You need to be more specific with your questions. Provide background DX , age and type of procedure.Start over, questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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My husband had 2 hurnias when born and had surgery will that affect us having children?

My husband had 2 hurnias when born and had surgery will that affect us having children?

Unlikely: A rare but well-recognized complication of hernia surgery is trauma to the tube that carries sperm, the vas deferens (that's the tube that is clipped when performing a vasectomy). In order to have fertility problems, a person would have had the misfortune of trauma to both sides--possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and i'm about to have surgery how does this affect my chances to have kids?

I have endometriosis and i'm about to have surgery how does this affect my chances to have kids?

Often helps: Surgery for endometriosis usually improves the chances for future pregnancy. Surgery can decrease scar tissue, remove cysts from ovaries and get rid of some of the endometriosis. After surgery i often put my patients on a medication to slow or prevent endometriosis from coming back so fast, such as bcp or lupron (leuprolide). Good luck! ...Read more

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I had oral surgery when i was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

I had oral surgery when i was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

Yes and no: Pain on injections can be lessened by giving the injection slowly! there are several devices that allow this. But mostly its the dentist that is the greatest variable. ...Read more

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I'm 28 yrs old and I have endometriosis and i dont have a any kids if i dont do the surgery what will happen?

I'm 28 yrs old and I have endometriosis and i dont have a any kids if i dont do the surgery what will happen?

Pain and bleeding: endometriosis can be localized to pelvis but may be more widespread. blood loss, pain some of the complications, bowel obstruction if the tissue seeds throughout the pelvis. ...Read more

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Just how effect or even worthwhile is recticole repair surgery? Darn childbirth! #nqlu yup, having five kids left me damaged. I have a recticole. Is it worthwhile having it repaired? What are the chances of bad outcomes?

Just how effect or even worthwhile is recticole repair surgery?  Darn childbirth! #nqlu yup, having five kids left me damaged. I have a recticole.  Is it worthwhile having it repaired? What are the chances of bad outcomes?

Very effective: As with any surgery, a rectocele repaired by a competent and experienced surgeon can be done effectively with minimal risk of complications. Unfortunately, even the best of surgeons have complications at times. The best way to know if a rectocele repair is right for you this to see a surgeon and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I have children if I have had scoliosis surgery?

Can I have children if I have had scoliosis surgery?

Need more info: Records from the primary care doctor, surgeon, any pt and other doctors plus operative notes and imaging reports or films need to be seen by a specialist in pregnancy (perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist). Input from a new spine surgeon might also be needed. Then a discussion between ob, mfm, spine doctor occurs along with consultation with family. ...Read more

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