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What to do if I had sinus surgery today please help me?

What to do if I had sinus surgery today please help me?

Stay propped up: You can use ice on your nose for 24 hours, use afrin for bleeding, nasal saline spray, stay propped up, watch for any complication (as per your doctor instructions, namely eye complication, brain complication, severe headache etc). Also, you can change your drip pad if you had one routinely. If too much bleeding, contact your doctor , go to ED. ...Read more

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How do you keep yourself from fainting or becoming lightheaded? It was my first time watching a surgery today (as a student) and I just couldn't do it

How do you keep yourself from fainting or becoming lightheaded? It was my first time watching a surgery today (as a student) and I just couldn't do it

Desensitize : Make sure you have eaten enough and had enough fluids to drink. Move your legs and shift your weight. For people who pass out at the sight of blood or surgery sometimes it gets better with time, but can be an ongoing response to a stressful situation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an incisional hernia. It has been very painful so the dr decided to do a surgery today. Well theyinformed me there was no hernia and everything looked fine. My question is are they usually this easy to misdiagnose? Also what should i

I was diagnosed with an incisional hernia. It has been very painful so the dr decided to do a surgery  today. Well theyinformed me there was no hernia and everything looked fine. My question is are they usually this easy to misdiagnose? Also what should i

Sometimes: An incisional hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall at the site of a previous surgical incision. They are usually straightforward to diagnose by physical exam in your surgeon's office, however in certain cases they are difficult to diagnose (obesity). A diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in these cases. If a defect is visible, it is repaired. Occasionally, however no true defect is found. ...Read more

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What % chance of reattaching retina with CMV retinitis surgery today.

What % chance of reattaching retina with CMV retinitis  surgery today.

Hard to assess: Need more infomation to actually give a percentage. In general, peripheral detachments have a high success rate with pretty good vision restoration. If the macula (central vision) area comes off then the reattachement rate is moderately high but the visual restoration rate is substantially diminished. Discuss this with your retinal surgeon. ...Read more

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Just had knee surgery today. I'm home. Have bad case of chills. Is that normal?

Just had knee surgery today. I'm home. Have bad case of chills. Is that normal?

No: Gentleman at home s/p knee surgery with complaint of chills. During surgery, your are at risk for infection. Even though you were given antibiotics, it would be prudent to get examined and have your vital signs checked. Visit the ER immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 y.o. son had tonsil/adnoid surgery today and was given generic afrin (oxymetazoline)...he ingested some while given this. Is this harmful?

My 3 y.o. son had tonsil/adnoid surgery today and was given generic afrin (oxymetazoline)...he ingested some while given this. Is this harmful?

Not likely: To determine risk in accidental ingestions, the quantity, contents and duration of ingestion are important factors to be considered before determining the risk of injury from the ingestion. Please call the local Poison Control to help clarify if your son is at risk of any harm. Take care. ...Read more

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Impregnant with the iud. Tried to get it removed w/ surgery today&was unsuccessful. They wnt in through my V.now im having bad cramping. Is baby okay?

Impregnant with the iud. Tried to get it removed w/ surgery today&was unsuccessful. They wnt in through my V.now im having bad cramping. Is baby okay?

Call Ob/Gyn: Cramping, especially, after that type of procedure could just be from irritation, but can also be a potential early sign of miscarriage. You should call your Ob/Gyn to discuss this right away. Best wishes. ...Read more