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Some pain: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, should result in abdominal pain perhaps for 3-5 days after surgery. Pain pills help here. Some people have changes in bowel habits for the first month or so after the procedure, either loose stools or constipation. Long term changes are rare. Diet changes are not required, but a well-balanced aha diet is always recommended. ...Read more
Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you advise if i had open heart surgery 5 mos. Ago to repair a myocardial bridgeelse having this problem after surgery?
Question unclear: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you give more details? ...Read more
After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!
Mild pain, swelling: Knee arthroscopy is currently routinely an outpatient procedure. Depending upon the degree of damage and also upon what exactly is done inside your knee during the arthroscopy, you may have anywhere from minimal to moderate pain. A simple removal of torn tissue or a loose body would cause minimal pain and allow for rapid recuperation. Meniscal repair or acl reconstruction causes moderate pain. ...Read more
Why would staff/hospital....Give me a Valium right after surgery? I had septoplasty. Given after surgery.
Lap band: I certainly would wait 6-8 weeks before thinking about surgery ...Read more
Usually minimal: Typically this is a 5-10 minutes surgery with minimal pain ...Read more
Don't Need It: Generally speaking the loss of you gall bladder is unimportant in the scheme of things. I would not hesitate to have mine removed if it was not normally functioning. ...Read more
Stable knee: An acl reconstruction that heals well should provide you with a stable knee. Other variables such as the status of your knee joint cartilage and especially the status of your medial and lateral menisci also weigh heavily in determining your final degree of functional painfree recovery. Immediately postoperatively, you will have mild to moderate pain and swelling relieved by oral pain meds. ...Read more
What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?
What concerns should I have about spinal fusion surgery? I'm very apprehensive about my upcoming spinal fusion surgery. What should I expect from this procedure and the recovery afterward?
This depends on: Several variables: your age, your health, your weight status & nutritional status, how in shape you are, smoking history, reason for surgery, type of surgery with number of levels involved as well as approach, the experience of your surgeon, to name a few. If a smoker, 3-8x failure rate of non smoker & overweight higher risk of complications especially if diabetic. Need to discuss with surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my mom has gallstone removal surgery tomorrow morning,please read below before answering please!?
More info: Sorry, need more information about what you are asking. ...Read more
How can I go about starting weightlifting again after having surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?
Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more
Whipple IRE Open Surgery: What questions should I expect to answer when meeting with the anesthesiologist at the preop consultation?
Options and Risks: You should be asking about the options available for the planned surgery (spinal, general, and possibly others) and what the risks are for each option. Your anesthesiologist should be able to discuss this in detail with you so you can make an informed decision about your surgery. If you have allergies, take medications, or have medical problems make sure your anesthesiologist knows about them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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