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How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more

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


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How do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

How do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

Facial Swelling Tips: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised massage and elastic wraps. ...Read more

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Facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, should I be concerned?

Facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, should I be concerned?

Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery you had and what type of facial bone damage you have. You should consult with your surgeon to see how things are related. ...Read more

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How to deal with facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, will it get better?

How to deal with facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, will it get better?

Depends: Depends on what's causing the damage and the swelling. Contact your Surgeon about your particular course of treatment and ask him. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Ice and elevation: The best ways to reduce swelling are applying ice and elevation, if that is possible. Generally, it just takes time for swelling to reolve - normally 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, i commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however. ...Read more

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Issues controlling swelling after surgery on infected, shattered big toe bones. 5 weeks after surgery & swelling isn't going down. Elevated constantly

Issues controlling swelling after surgery on infected, shattered big toe bones. 5 weeks after surgery & swelling isn't going down. Elevated constantly

It takes a while: Gosh I am so sorry about the toes but to move on the healing is going to take longer. Its also important that you have close follow up by a health professional. This will heal of course but on its own time and your physicians help. Let us know how you are coming along and I will be watching for that. ...Read more

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What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read more

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My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?

My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?

Likely had hydrocele: Small hydroceles surrounding testes could have made you feel testes were larger than they were before. Ur now feeling true size of testes. Unlikely 2b testicular atrophy as they have only become slightly smaller ; presumably are both similar is size. So u can stop worrying. ...Read more

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Where can I find pictures of breast cancer swelling after surgery?

Where can I find pictures of breast cancer swelling after surgery?

?????: This question needs more clarification. Can you resend you question with more details? If you recently had surgery, i strongly recommend you contact your surgeon for evaluation. If you are not comfortable with your surgeon, then get a 2nd opinion from a breast specialist. ...Read more