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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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