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What can I expect after a mastectomy?

What can I expect after a mastectomy?

Moderate pain: For 2-3 days, transverse scar about 7 inches long, loss of breast mound, plastic drain tubes for about five days less painful to remove than one may expect, grieving process ranging from minimal to severe, significant amelioration with reconstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

Minimal changes: If you take pain medications in a scheduled way, a little shoulder pain and local incisional pain is common for a few days. ...Read more

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What can I expect after surgery for a chalazion?

What can I expect after surgery for a chalazion?

Relief: Your ophthalmologist who will do you surgery is the best to answer your question but in general, once passed the healing time, you feel relief. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a meniscus surgery?

What can I expect  after a meniscus surgery?

Improvement: Depending on the type of tear you have, your doctor will elect to remove the torn meniscus or fix it. If it is removed then your recovery should be quick-back to sports within a couple of weeks. If you have it repaired then you are looking at 6 weeks of walking with a brace on then a dedicated pt protocol that would get you back to high level activities around 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a parotidectomy?

What can you expect after a parotidectomy?

Parotid gland: the parotid gland lies just in front of the ear on both sides of the face. Its removal can be either partial or total. Surgery of any kind is accompanied by the risk of infection, excessive scarring, nerve damage, extended pain and cosmetic consequences. The facial nerve is carefully preserved during total parotidectomy but is at risk of damage. Facial paralysis may result. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a j-pouch procedure?

What can I expect after a j-pouch procedure?

Crohn's or UC : Inflammatory bowel disease or colonic inertia require a pancolectomy--removal of the entire colon. The result is loose stool for 6-12 months, typically. And 1-6 bms/day. Stool bulking agents can lessen this issue, but the younger one is (<50 yrs old) the better the chance that this consequence will be mitigated with meds & diet & time. ...Read more

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What can I expect after an abdominoplasty?

What can I expect after an abdominoplasty?

Varies greatly: There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery. Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a colostomy?

What should I expect after a colostomy?

Life goes on: Is it permanent? If so, you will need to make adjustments and expect some inconveniences. You will be able to do mostly anything. Work closely with a ostomy nurse from the start. Support groups are helpful with good tips. ...Read more

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Im to have a mastectomy. What can I expect?

Im to have a mastectomy. What can I expect?

Serious: The diagnosis is serious, and complete evaluation is important. There are lumpectomies, simple mastectomies, and extended node dissection mastectomies. Get the full plan, and risks and benefits from your surgeon. Breast is soft tissue with generally good tissue planes allowing relatively technically safe and reliable procedures. Bruising, swelling, and some pain are expected and controlled. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip replacement?

What can I expect after a hip replacement?

Buttocks pain: Buttocks muscle pain from surgery sixweeks also hip abductotrs muscle on side of hip that pul leg away will be sore you canwalk the next day the groinpain fromarthriris gets better quickly after. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves. ...Read more

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What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends: Depends on how it's done. Done laparoscopically (through small incisions) in your abdomen, recovery will be easier. If you're premenopausal (still getting a period), ovarian removal will put you into immediate menopause, likely causing common symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, emotional lability, vaginal dryness, etc. You'll want to talk with your obgyn about how to manage this. ...Read more

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What should I expect to happen after a thyroglossal cyst operation?

What should I expect to happen after a thyroglossal cyst operation?

DISCOMFORT: You will have discomfort during swallowing and while turning your head.Swelling in the neck and around the incision should resolve within a week to ten days start drinking as soon as possible and slowly go to soft foods and then back to a regular diet make sure to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I expect a few weeks after having a rhinoplasty?

What can I expect a few weeks after having a rhinoplasty?

Stuffy nose: Your nose will be congested, like when you have a head cold or sinus infection. Some people are nauseous for a day. You may have some bruising under the eyes and the nose, especially the tip is swollen. The pain is not usually too bad. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

What can I expect after a pneumonia shot?

Sore arm: The pneumonia vaccine is very well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. Mild arm soreness is the most common reaction. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a visectomy?

What can I expect from a visectomy?

Loss of fertility: Vasectomy is a procedure, done under local anesthesia, which interrupts the passage of motile spermatozoa from the fluids released during sexual intercourse. If all goes well you will be infertile. There is minimal discomfort afterwards. Very rarely there can be infection at the surgical site and very rarely the procedure fails. Both of these can be treated and the procedure done again. ...Read more

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What can I expect before and after an abortion?

What can I expect before and after an abortion?

Talk to the provider: There are a lot of little variations that can make a big difference in what you experience. Any reputable provider should have this information readily available to you. Find someone else if they won't provide it. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect from tissue expanders after a double masectomy?

Any tips? What should I expect from tissue expanders after a double masectomy?

Soreness: Well, your plastic surgeon will be able to give you a thorough description of what to expect. You'll definitely have some soreness or tight feeling in the expander areas. You'll probably have drains for a few days, at least. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a colonoscopy? I have my pre procedure instructions.

What can I expect after a colonoscopy? I have my pre procedure instructions.

Nothing particular: It is a simple procedure. After the procedure you week up feeling like you have taken a nap. Then it is business as usual.The bowels may not move for a few days because they have been emptied completely and can take up 3-5 days to refuel. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

What can I  expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your recovery. At 4-5 months from surgery you may still feel sore after exercise but this is normal. As your body becomes stronger you will be able to do more and increase your activity. ...Read more

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