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Can you tell me more about exploratory abdominal surgery?

Can you tell me more about exploratory abdominal surgery?

Explore: It is exploratory mean they open to look and find out what it could be wrong in cases that regular x ray and ct scan does not show anything now it could be done via laparoscope. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases may require abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

For what?: usually some undiagnosed abdominal pain, pressure or symptoms like weight loss, bowel dysfunction. Sometimes called exploratory when diagnosis is between appendicitis, ileitis, crohn's , tubal issues etc. Basically looking for a diagnosis, and correction of the problem ...Read more

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What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more

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When to remove sutures after abdominal surgery?

When to remove sutures after abdominal surgery?

Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures, they might place small tapes, or steri-strips, across the skin edges, to further reenforce the wound for a few more days. ...Read more

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After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

It's ok: After 6-8 weeks from surgery there shouldn't be any reason why you can't masterbate from a healing perspective from surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low hemoglobin after major abdominal surgery?

Is it normal to have low hemoglobin after major abdominal surgery?

Yes: Depends on what the major surgery was. Surgery itself can naturally result in some blood loss and the body recovering from the surgical stress may take longer to build new red blood cells. Ask your surgeon if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down in abdominal surgery?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down in abdominal surgery?

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

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Can you tell me more about abdominal surgery recovery time for elderly?

Can you tell me more about abdominal  surgery recovery time for elderly?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will for any surgery will vary depending on several factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What to do to get the veterans administration or medi-care to give me a reconstructive abdominal surgery?

What to do to get the veterans administration or medi-care to give me a reconstructive abdominal surgery?

VAMC: can only do this surgery if you: 1. Have a specific service connected condition that requires this type of surgical procedure (service connection must be determined by VA) or if you have a 100% disability. ...Read more