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What Is A Mild Stridor After Thyroidectomy
Depend on how long s: Voice changes expected following any surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia ? this usually result from throat and laryngeal irritation from anesthesia tube (endotracheal tube), usually transient and last few days. In regard to thyroid surgery, specifically there is always risk of laryngeal nerve injury, which result in voice changes, this can be permanent or temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to have pain 8 months after a discectomy? What kind of pain and what level is acceptable at this stage?
There is a 5-10% f: Failure rate especially if one is a smoker and if the back pain was more of a component than the leg pain suggesting that a fusion should have been done. In 1-2% of patients, nerve pain can develop related to post op changes. The rate of a recurrent disc herniation is 5%. Some studies suggest when surgery complicated by spinal fluid leak(1%risk) lower success rate as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a man in a coma (global anoxic damage), to have tears (after 1 week)? Is it a positive sign of improvement or progress?
I had a fentons procedure a year ago and the scar is still sore and uncomfortable-is this normal? What treatment is recommended?
Not normal.: I'm very sorry that you have this complication. Usually the procedure is performed to treat pain in that area. So it's especially frustrating to have soreness and discomfort a year later. Physical therapy with a therpist who specializes in chronic pelvic and vulvar pain may be helpful. Alternative treatments such as acupuncture may be useful too. Using medications that lesson nerve pain may help. ...Read more
Drooling: Many patients, especially children, after this surgery will avoid swallowing due to pain. Also, surgery will cause increased inflammation in the mouuth leading to more salivation. This will clear up after a few days. Do not take medicines to dry things up as these increase the risk iof bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-4 months, and No: Usually the clots in your lungs dissolve over a period of months. Once this has occurred, you should feel pretty normal. Recovery from DVT and the leg swelling that goes along with it is variable. Sometimes people end up with long term swelling, lasting years. Some folks have little or no swelling after...Your pmd can take care of this problem usually. Heme doc good when cause of clots unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have thymoma removed by "traditional" technique, median sternotomy (split breast bone), recovery can be several months. Modern techniques will allow you to go home day after surgery and recovery within few weeks or less. I encourage patients to seek out a well trained, modern, minimally invasive thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a partial paralysis of my face after the dentist injected me and it lasted for 3 hours. Is this normal and what causes it?
Bells Palsey: Temporary facial paralysis can happen after local anesthetic is used. It is not normally the intent of the dentist but if the facial nerve is anesthetized your face will droop for a short time. Usually the dentist is trying to anesthetize the sensory nerves but sometimes the motor nerve is anesthetized causing the muscles to relax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have a blocked nostril and drippiness after ess and septoplasty? I fear this is csf. 2 weeks post op and this has been a week since.
Drainage after surg: It is normal to have some drainage after a sinus surgery and septoplasty. Irrigate the nose with saline. Use your Flonase if you have some. If the secretions are salty and clear you may have a leak especially of runny when you lean forward. Most likely this is normal mucous drainage after the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably Not: If it totally disappeared and reappeared then an evaluationis probably necessary by your pediatrician or a pediatric ENT specialist.Bad progn osis?Unlikely, but probably more annoying. ...Read more
What is considered a constant cough? I have been coughing for a couple of weeks (3-4) but it is infrequent. Is this considered a constant or mild cough?
20 yo son to have a lumbar laminectomy this week. How rare for a 20yo and what is recovery time ?
Is it common to have a UTI after a laproscopic surgery to remove a right ovary and cyst? Mum, 64, has symptoms 3 weeks post surgery.
Can get UTI: In order to prevent injury to bladder , foley catheter is placed during surgery , which some times causes cystitis ( urinary bladder infection) encourage her to drink plenty of fluids , bring to the attention of her doctor , will give antibiotics to clear quickly and she will be fine. ...Read more
Is minor heart pain after the first workout in a few months normal in 18 year old adolescent or does is it a cause of medical concern?
Not heart: 18 year olds don't get heart pain (okay, you can never say never); but unless that person is diabetic or using cocaine, it doesn't happen. More likely (much more likely!), the new workouts have made the chest muscles sore and that's the cause of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i get a bout of a-fib two months after an ablation does that mean that my procedure is a complete failure?
Not ideal: But may be fine, and or need some supplemental meds to be maximally controlled. ...Read more
Is it normal to have nightsweats after a cold or mild flu or is this indicative of something more serious?
It can be nl: mainly it is the overall context and pattern. It used to be termed "the infection breaking" because it is indicative of the immune systems working. I see the opposite in elderly people getting pneumonia Most Weeks. But, they get the antibiotics and mostly do ok. Mostly there's some sweats in the improvement stage. BUT if infection NOT improving, continuing fever is NOT a good sign ...Read more
Been reading about hoarseness after total thyroidectomy so basically even with the best surgeon you can have mild hoarseness or voice issues after?
Not really: hoarseness associated with a total thyroidectomy is usually related to either injury to or inflammation around the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It can be up to 10% risk of either temporary or permanent nerve damage. All the literature suggests that the most important factor in deciding a surgeon is volume. I only send my patients to high volume thyroid surgeons. ...Read more
If I have a hemi thyroidectomy for nontoxic multinodular goiter, the other lobe that is already mild enlarged will grow faster and forms nodules?
Goiter: Yes, the other side of your thyroid may grow. If your doctor treats you with levothyroxine, it may not grow as much, but there is a risk of making you hyperthyroid. It sounds like the remaining lobe also has nodules. Presumably the removed thyroid was free of cancer; why was the surgery performed? You probably should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www.Utsouthwestern.Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...Read more
A lot...: True stridor is considered a medical emergently since it represents an airway which is closing. If a patient truly has strider, 911 should be called and the person taken immediately to the nearest er. A tube may need to be placed in the airway so that artificial ventilation can be done while the etiology is diagnosed and treated. Stridor can be life-threatening and even fatal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some causes: Acute: Airway trauma, laryngitis usually viral, shock or anaphylaxis, aspiration of foreign body, epiglottitis, and inhalation of smoke or noxious materials. Chronic: Laryngeal tumor, chronic infection and granulomatous disease TB, Wegener's, rheumatoid arthritis, extrinsic tumors pressing on airway, chronic intubation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Straightforward: Should be pretty straightforward. Expect a benefit. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
Either one works: If you have hyperthyroidism from Graves disease, either treatment works well. There are potential complications from surgery, although less if you have an experienced surgeon who specializes in thyroid surgery. RAI works with one treatment most of the time for Graves. Talk to your Endocrinologist and go with his/her advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling, tender, re: If the area is swollen and tender or getting red, you need to see your doctor immediately! ...Read more
Depends on amount: Most will return to normal within 2w, some never do and a supplement may be necessary. If your pre surgery TSH was <2, and 4wafter surgery it is >4, i would recommend supplement. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: These stitches usually dissolve over 2-3 weeks following surgery. ...Read more
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