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What Helps The Swelling Go Down After Hand Surgery
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
Laparoscopic surgery: Swelling after laparoscopic surgery is caused by the gas used inside the abdomen. Usually carbon dioxide is used, and this absorbs in about 1 day. Other gases may have swelling that lasts longer. The gas left in the abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder until it absorbs. If you are still swollen, and feel ill, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more
Leg is significantly swelling and some purple on foot after ACL surgery. How long until the swelling goes down?
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! Can the swelling and pain of the top right hand be caused by extensive mouse use? The swelling goes down with ice but it still hurts when I touch
Possible: You may have extensor tendinitis. Consider using an ergonomic mouse if symptoms persist. ...Read more
How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them ?( connected with previous questions)
Why are you: Exfoliating the delicate tissues of the lips? (i don't have a way to cross reference your previous question). I don't know how badly you damaged the tissues - so i can't venture a guess. You may wish to have your injured lips evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm 5wks post tummy tuck and wondering if the numbness and lack of sensation in my stomach will go away and if more swelling will go down.
Yes and no: The swelling will likely go down considerably and light exercise with core strengthening, compression garments and lymphatic massage may help if recommended by your physician. In regards to numbness, the amount of numbness will diminish, but it is quite normal to have an area of permanent numbness immediately below your umbilicus. Most patients find this acceptable and tolerable. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Post surgical dalteparin given in thigh d/t abdominal incision. Burning and now numbness to site. Will it go away or is the nerve permanently damaged?
Nerve irritation: This should resolve completely with time!Get a more detailed answer ›
Breast Reduction: The major swelling secondary to brest reduction surgery usually settles within the first month but the breasts continue to settle as the scars settle over the next 5-6 months. If patients have had liposuction of the axillary area along with the breast surgery then further adjustment occurs within the first 3 months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
A routine fractured: Wrist can stay "swollen" for a year or two. If you really look critically at hte skin of the hand and the blood vessles on the back of the hand ( especially noticelabel when one comparers on side to another) the amount of sweeping if it is localized, painful, causing tendons to rub or click or not getting slowly better can be a concern that should make one speak to the treating provider. ...Read more
How long does it take for the numbness go away after ulnar nerve decompression in right elbow? It's been 5 months since the surgery!
Some general rules: If the nerve coverings, called myelin are the sole nerve disorder, recovery of myelin takes 3-4 weeks, with total return to mostly normal function. Yet, if the central wire, axon, is involved, recovery proceeds at speed of fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm daily. An EMG can provide objective numbers to assist prognosis, and is worthwhile doing at this point. ...Read more
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