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What Causes Swelling After Removal Of Intravenous Drip
Yes: Whether or not you have swelling after the removal of your upper wisdom teeth may depend on several factors, i.e., impacted vs erupted, the level of difficulty in removing them, experience and technique of the person removing them, any meds given at the time of surgery, quality of postop instructions provided and followed, and your facial profile. ...Read more
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
Does swelling cause weight gain after laparascopic surgery/ovary removal? The incision was made bigger to remove the cyst. 2 weeks and still swelled.
Maybe: Abdominal swelling can be normal up to 4-6 weeks after surgery due to the inflammation and healing from the inside where surgery was done as well as because of the incision healing. Just make sure the wound looks ok and is not swollen because of an infection, where it will be red, very tender and may even have drainage. If this is the case, then you should see your surgeon. ...Read more
What causes swelling in the knee? I had surgery over 1 year ago and my knee is still very swollen? I had plica removal and think I have atrophy? Expla
In a 40+ year old patient with prior surgery for plica/chondroplasty the possible reasons for the swelling are: 1) infection, 2) cartilage damage, and 3) mechanical symptoms from a torn meniscus.
It is difficult to get more specific without more information, a physical exam and testing as indicated; however, I do think you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? Torn ACL&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.
It is normal to have some generalised swelling around a wound as part of the healing process - this will heal with time. It is not normal to have a lot of swelling, especially if there is associated pain or redness or discharge which could all suggest a complication like infection.
If possible, keep the affected area elevated when possible as gravity will help resolve ...Read more
Yes: The mild trauma associated with surgical removal will often cause temporary swelling in the area. ...Read more
Uncertain: Postoperative swelling is expected and initially a hydrocele may still look like it is present immediately after surgery. You should see steady improvement and decrease in size over next couple of weeks to a month. Lots of activity or overexertion may slow your recovery. As always contact your surgeon with any questions or concerns. ...Read more
Yes: Yes very normal it take up to 2-3 weeks for the swelling to go down ...Read more
Having alot of pain and swelling that started 2 weeks after the removal of spinal fusion hardware?
Healing response: This could be healing but it is best to see your surgeon tt clarify, ...Read more
I had turbinate removal & septorhinoplasty 3 weeks ago. Is this the best my breathing will be? I still have a lot of swelling obviously.
Ask your surgeon: To be sure, but if there is residual swelling, it might still be causing some obstructive symptoms. When the swelling subsides, it should get better. ...Read more
I had turbinate removal & septorhinoplasty 5 wks ago. My breathing has improved a lot since, but will it improve even more when ALL swelling is gone?
Little redness around my laproscopic incision from gallblader removal a little swelling also is this ok?
Possible infection: If this worsens go see your surgeon, ...Read more
Would the removal of screws & plate from foot that has had 3 surgeries be ok. I have pain 18 months later still. Also swelling. Thank you.
Really not enough information to answer your question.
In general, once bone healing is complete - hardware is redundant. Removal of hardware should be based on symptoms...Continued pain, swelling, failure of hardware, allergy to hardware, etc...
You should see a board certified foot and ankle surgeon in your area.
www. Acfas. Org. ...Read more
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more
Ice then heat: The swelling secondary to an extraction will peak 24-48 hours after the surgery. For the first 24 hours you should apply ice packs to the outside of the face, 15 minutes on-15 minutes off. After that you can use warm moist compresses. 24 hours after surgery you should also start rinsing with warm salt water. Nsaid's like advil (ibuprofen) help. These things along with time will allow the swelling to resolve. ...Read more
How long for a scalp cyst removal to heal after it is removed...Sutures are out how long for swelling to go down...
Quickly: Depends on size of cyst and tissue dissection, but two weeks would be in the range. ...Read more
If a patient has recurring swelling & infections after partial removal of miniarc sling, how many months (or # of recurring infections) should pass before investigating for a possible mesh infection?
Urogynecology: I recommend you schedule a visit with a very experienced urogynecologist. This sounds like a complex and somewhat unique medical situation that would require an expert. Sling placement & removal in general do not lead to these kinds of problems. Something out of the ordinary must be going on and seeing a specialist is key. If there is not a urogynecologist in amarillo consider traveling to dfw. ...Read more
Ice: I would recommend ice placed on the outside of your face leaving it on 20 minutes then off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours. This procedure should help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Before the extraction take a NSAID such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen).
Following the extraction ice is critical in the first 8 hours. (on 20 minutes off 10.) continue with the ice to 48 hours after the extraction then stop. At 72 hours use heat packs to reduce the swelling until it is gone. ...Read more
Post Op Directions: Usually after a doctor places stitches or does surgery, they will give you very specific instructions on how to clean and maximize healing. Swelling is a normal part of the healing process that is important to heal but one that can be minimized with proper care. Follow the directions to help minimize the swelling. ...Read more
Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?
A year after my mucocele removal my lip is still swelling up at the incision site. It is painful and very noticeable. What can I do.
If a cannula is inserted into radial vein n after removal it creates a big greenish patch along with swelling and pain then what shud pt do?
Had septorhinoplasty & turbinate removal 15 weeks ago. Dr, says I still have swelling (hence dorsal hump & bulbis tip). Will taking aspirin daily help?
WatchOutForTheNoNose: This is a difficult question to answer;depends on the cause of the swelling.15 weeks after surgery raises certain questions that your plastic surgeon should be able to answer. Generally, if it's felt there's residual inflammation, it might work to some degree. But if due to micro scarring or some other anatomic cause, probably not. Also what about you? Sleeping flat? Yoga? Boxing? Etc. These are no-no's! ...Read more
Must wait 4 months for tooth removal on nhs as can't afford to pay. Constant agony, swelling, headache-prescribed painkillers don't work, tried everything?
Try local anesthesia:
Local anesthetic creams (in the states, it's ambusol) also look for baby teething creams which have local anesthestics in them or sore throat sprays that have benzocaine. Oil of cloves is sold in many health food/vitamin stores can also help.
That said, use sparingly as these can also build up toxic levels if used continuous. ...Read more
Swelling generally reaches its peak 48 hours after the surgery and then gradually decreases.
You should use ice immediately following surgery for the first 24 hours and then after 24 hours start gently rinsing with warm salt water and use moist heat on the outside of your face to help the swelling resolve. ...Read more
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