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Constipation after surgery?

Constipation after surgery?

Depends on severity: After abdominal surgery or just general anesthesia, the intestinal tract tends to be lethargic - called post-operative ileus. It typically takes only 3-5 days to begin passing gas (farting) and having bowel movements again. Other problems like bowel obstruction may intervene. Being as active as possible, perhaps using a rectal suppository and, if permitted by your physician, a laxative, may help. ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more


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After breast surgery can I shower?

After breast surgery can I shower?

Showering post op: Our office usually has patients shower after we see them on day three. Every surgeon, patient and case is different. Please ask your individual surgeon about this. ...Read more

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What problems can occur after Pyloric Stenosis Surgery 17 years after the surgery?

What problems can occur after Pyloric Stenosis Surgery 17 years after the surgery?

Scar, obstruction: Any surgery can leave scarring at the site : post-surgical narrowing would cause more of the same problem that the original stenosis caused, but would occur within a few weeks to months, very unlikely to cause issues 17 years later ! ...Read more

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Cataract surgery how long willthe pain last after surgery?

Cataract surgery how long willthe pain last after surgery?

No pain: You should not have any pain during or after cataract surgery. Some irritation or scratchiness can be normal though. ...Read more

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Face numbness after heart surgery?

Face numbness after heart surgery?

Non specific: Immediately: mask or pressure during anesthesia later? Stroke is possible but usually more specific neuro deficit. ...Read more

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How to treat hyperthyroid after bilateral parathyroidectomy. Three weeks ago i had a bilateral parathyroidectomy & no surgical complications. 5 days after surgery i started experiencing rapid pulse rate, sweating, and loss of appetite which continued to w

How to treat hyperthyroid after bilateral parathyroidectomy. Three weeks ago i had a bilateral parathyroidectomy & no surgical complications. 5 days after surgery i started experiencing rapid pulse rate, sweating, and loss of appetite which continued to w

While : While it is possible that the hyperthyroidism is unrelated to your recent surgery and just happened to start now, it is more likely that you are suffering from a traumatic thyroiditis, inflamation of the thyroid caused by trauma during the surgery. If that is the case the Methimazole won't do any good, as the gland is not overactive, it is just leaking hormone that is normally stored there. In that case the problem should resolve on its own over a few weeks. If the symptoms are a problem, perhaps an increase in the beta blocker dose will help. ...Read more

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How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long would shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

Which type?: I assume you mean arthroscopic surgery. Certain procedures such as repairing a torn cartilage have very little pain. Others, such as rotator cuff repair or major spur removal can be sore for 3-4 weeks. The difficult part is that each patient has a different pain tolerence that needs to be factored into the equation as well. Overall though, only minor pain usually. ...Read more

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How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

How long should shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery?

A few days: Shoulder pain following laparoscopy is believed to be due to irritation of the diaphragm by the carbon dioxide that is used to inflate the abdomen. This pain should resolve within 2 to 3 days after surgery. ...Read more

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When after breast surgery is radiation started?

When after breast surgery is radiation started?

Depends: The time that you start radiation (XRT) depends on your treatment plan. If you do not need chemotherapy, then you start 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you need chemotherapy, then you will get chemo after surgery and then XRT when chemo is complete. It is a good idea to meet with the radiation doctors immediately after surgery to get questions answered. It helps to have the entire team involved. ...Read more

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I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. Is the pain unbearable immediately following surgery?

No: The pain isn't unbearable and can be decreased with regional anesthesia, called a "shoulder block". You will be uncomfortable, but its important to remember that the pain you are having now is going to keep getting worse. The pain that you have after surgery will keep getting better. ...Read more

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What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

Need new surgery.: Sometimes the lap band breaks and if you're eating a lot it won't work. Lap band surgery is only part of the treatment. You need to continue to get psychiatric help so your bulimia does not return. ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearance from the doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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After post lateral release surgery, I'm feeling pain. Should I return to my surgeon?

After post lateral release surgery, I'm feeling pain. Should I return to my surgeon?

Yes: Yes - several issues can potentially occur in the postop period, such as wound healing problems, early infection, hematoma. See your surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

How long willnumbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some areas of numbness will never recover normal sensation. Approximately 15% of women post reduction mammoplasty have decreased nipple sensitivity that will remain permanent. Discuss with your breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What would cause severe starbursts after YAG procedure following cataract surgery?

What would cause severe starbursts after YAG procedure following cataract surgery?

See your eyedoc: Seeing better out of an eye with a multifocal lens following YAG might do it. Other causes might be a new PVD, severe pitting of lens, corneal edema from intraocular pressure spike, and other causes. You need to consult your ophthalmologist to ease your mind! Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

How long will numbness last after breast reduction surgery?

Variably: Numbness is normal over the breast after surgery and gradually improves over time, typically months. Nipple numbness is rare afterwards but can be permanent. ...Read more

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When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

Probably yes: Almost all of the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops. ...Read more