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Surgery Take Swelling
Everyone reacts to-: -this surgery in different ways. 1-even the same surgeon has different recover early. Things that may cause more swelling are bleeding, how much was done, & some have a tendency to swell than others, 2-not resting enough, improper use of ice, being to active. Follow Ur surgeon's protocol, in the long run your result should not B any different. Always let surgeon know of any sudden changes. ...Read more
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
I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling! what else can I do or take other than ice and elevation?
SWELLING.: Your PA may be contributory. Also, talk to your surgeon about the complication of a "sausage toe", which is usually a prolonged swollen and sometimes red toe. Compression wraps w/ Coban and an acetate steroid injection might help. Are the x-rays ok? Finally, did you follow the surgeon's post-op orders? ...Read more
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 5th metatarsal broke, should I have surgery? If so, how long will it take to recover? I broke 5th metatarsal 1week ago. Dr wants swelling to go down first before I have surgery on it. She wants to place 2 pins in bone. Should I have second opinion or d
I would say it all depends on the fracture. Most fractures of the 5th metatarsal occur at the base of the bone as a result of an inversion type injury (where you twist your ankle inward). A tendon (peroneus brevis) ataches to the base of the 5th metatarsal, and with such a mechanism of injury, the tendon yanks a piece of bone off the base of the metatarsal. This is actually the single most common foot fracture.
Most of the time, the bone is nicely aligned, and only a cast is needed to heal properly.
If the bone fragments are displaced, then surgery is necessary to put them back into alignment, and then some sort of internal fixation, like pins or a screw, is used to keep the bone fragments together so they can heal.
So if the fracture you have is displaced, surgery is probably the way to go. But if they are not displaced, a simple cast will do it.
It's important for patients to have trust in their doctor. If, for any reason, you feel some doubt, by all means, get another opinion. It has always been by feeling that any doctor who gets insulted by their patient requesting a second opinion is not a doctor worth going to in the first place. The whole concept here is about you, and getting better. Egos and especially money shouldn't be playing any role in you getting the best care.
Hope this helped.
Good luck! ...Read more
swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read more
Depends: What was the surgery? How long was the operation? Was it open or laparoscopic surgery? Generally several days to a week or more may be needed depending on all of the above. Eat light, avoid constipation, contact your surgeon for concerns or problems like increasing pain or recurrent vomiting. ...Read more
Had a myomectomy surgery a week ago want to know how long it will take for the swelling to go down.and am experiencing ulceration too.help!
Did a mini facelift on the 9th June.still have slight swelling on the eyes and cheeks.how long will it take to go down it is now 19days since surgery.i have no pain?
Needs more time: It can take 4-6 weeks for all to return to normal. ...Read more
6 weeks: 6 weeks, but it could take up to 6 months for complete resolution. ...Read more
I have a confirmed ACL injury. How long does it take to recover from 1st degree ACL injury, days? (no partial torn, no surgery, no swelling)
I have hernia and a swelling on my right loin. I have been advised key hole surgery.How long it takes for curing?Any method of curing than operation?
Surgery: Unfortunately there is only one option for a hernia and that is surgery. A hernia is a defect in the muscular wall of your abdomen and either bowel or fatty tissue is protruding through it. The tissue needs to be reduced and the defect repaired. Most people are back to normal activities in 2 to 4 weeks and pain free by 3 to 4 weeks with laproscopic surgery. ...Read more
Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read more
Facial swelling: The swelling that is normally expected is usually proportional to the surgery involved. swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes, and sides of the face is not uncommon. this is the body's normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair. the swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days post-operatively. use frozen pea packs. ...Read more
Is it true that it takes 6 - 8 week for the knee cap to subside from swelling after arthroscopic surgery?
It's possible: The time for knee effusion to resolve after a knee arthroscopy is highly variable-depends on what was done. It would be unusual if a simple chondroplasty/debridement/menisectomy was done. However, if something more major was done like an acl, microfracture, lateral release, oats procedure this would be within normal limits. Being too active, too early after a scope will cause persistent swelling. ...Read more
I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly
Probably can rehab:
If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain,
it should heal over 4-6 weeks.
Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers
Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab
to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...Read more
I had surgery 4 weeks ago for cancer on the floor of the mouth. How long does it normally take for the tongue swelling to go down-not seeing much yet?
Continue to observe: Hi Anne, Depending on how much tissue was removed and whether or not you had a primary closure or skin graft the healing process can be rather quick or may take a few weeks. If the surgery was for a malignancy, this means that your surgeon likely had to remove margins ( normal tissue) around the cancerous cells and this would then lead to more postop swelling and healing time. ...Read more
How long will it take for the swelling and tenderious go down in my finger i had surgery on my left idex finger due to a serious infection from a cat bite about 4 weeks ago. My finger is still swollen, tender to the touch and i still don't have full use o
Hand: See hand surgeon asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for nasal swelling to subside after sinus surgery? Almost 4 weeks post op and still having issues breathing. Had 2 cleanings ENT
Sinus surgery : Everyone is different in their recovery from sinus surgery. However, it is common for healing to continue for up to three months. I always tell my patients there may be some residual issues during that time period. You just need to follow the postop instructions. Saline lavage is the most important thing you can do to speed your recovery. Good luck! ...Read more
Knee scope surgery 2 weeks ago my foot is still swollen. Is this normal ? How long does the foot swelling last for? I ice it &take ibpfn thanks
Can you take 2 Norco 7.5mg if 1 doesn't help with knee pain after having knee surgery. Dr gave me Mobic 15 mg once aday for swelling can I take it to?
What can I do to reduce a swollen sphincter after passing motion? I have undergone anal warts excision surgery 6 weeks ago. My doctor says the swelling is normal. I do take painkillers when I'm unable to bare with the pain. Would just like a second opinio
Requires: a through rectal examination and anoscopy plus flexible sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more
How long would naproxen take to work for me? I have a huge swelling around my implant breast (mascetomy surgery) and I pulled myself at work
I have gone wrist (plate on radius) and humorus (rode implant) fracture surgery, now going through pt for gaining supination-pronation. I'm getting swelling around ulna with sharp pain, please suggest.... How long it would take to get in normal motion for
Normally: All you need to do is stick to therapy . Talk to your doctor about it, to be sure you don't have any complications. ...Read more
How long does swelling and bruising take to go down after abdominal surgery( laparoscopy including diathermy and appendectomy)?
A couple of weeks: If it's longer, there could be ongoing bleeding. ...Read more
Normally No.: It would depend on what type of surgery you had. Most surgeries do not have pain and swelling for 3 years due to the actual surgery. But back surgeries that have been re-injured may have these problems. If the pain has been continuous since the surgery, please followup with the surgeon or your primary doctor. If it has been on/off then it may be a different problem. ...Read more