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Back from the hospital for dehydration and I'm on a clear diet. What should I eat?

Back from the hospital for dehydration and I'm on a clear diet. What should I eat?

Clear liquid diet: A clear liquid diet is one where the liquids you ingest are transparent, such as apple juice, beef or chicken broth and tea among others. The doctors in the hospita who took care of you there should have provided you with a list of these liquids and when you can advance your diet to solid food. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What can my diet consist of after being released from the hospital for appendicitis?

What can my diet consist of after being released from the hospital for appendicitis?

Usually diet: Is limited only by your ability to take in the food. But avoid heavy or spicy meals and stick to easy to digest foods. Your surgeon must have given you instructions, so follow them. ...Read more

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I'm in the hospital with a pancreatitis flare up. Brought in by ems this morning. I'm on regular diet, no IV fluids and being discharged tomorrow so I'm on oral meds. Threw them up. Can't keep anything down. Feel I'm being mistreated. Drwontlistenhelp?

I'm in the hospital with a pancreatitis flare up. Brought in by ems this morning. I'm on regular diet, no IV fluids and being discharged tomorrow so I'm on oral meds. Threw them up. Can't keep anything down. Feel I'm being mistreated. Drwontlistenhelp?

Get 2nd opinion: You should ask for another opinion. The most serious immediate issue is dehydration and if you can't tolerate oral hydration, your doctor should provide IV fluid or something to stop the vomting. ...Read more

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My mom is diabetic under control by diet and pills. Just tested her blood sugar over 300. Should she go to the hospital?

My mom is diabetic under control by diet and pills. Just tested her blood sugar over 300. Should she go to the hospital?

If pills only, yes: Unless she has a regular Insulin sliding scale to use to bring down climbing sugars, then yes. Sounds as though she should have tighter diabetic control and may need Insulin in addition to meds. ...Read more

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I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?

Normal or Healthy?: Very different issues. Normal = common; many common behaviors = quite unhealthy: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Humans are water based creatures (generally >50 to <62% water), yet too much/little is unhealthy & can become fatal. Water retention from pancreatitis not likely unless lots of damaged pancreas tissue. Pancreatitis typically from ↑ triglycerides & LFHC foods http://goo. Gl/H7mItd; LCHF is healthy. ...Read more

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How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more

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What are the most common reasons that psychiatric patients are admitted to the psychiatric hospital?

Several: Probably the phrase 'danger to self or others' describes the most common reasons--suicidal behavior, threats to harm others, in people with varying diagnoses. ...Read more

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A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

Hepatitis: No it's not common. There are several causes of hepatitis, and infectious hepatitis in the hospital environment can be due to many different strains, including a, b, c, ebv, cmv, and others. There are vaccines against a and b but not against c. Hep a is acquired through infected food so it is unlikely in the hospital, hep b and c through blood and sexual contact and needle sticks. ...Read more

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Why are staphylococcal infections common among hospital patients?

Why are staphylococcal infections common among hospital patients?

Equally common but..: Staph is not necessarily more common in hospitals. It is one of the most common causes of bacterial infection, in or out of hospitals. But it can be more severe in hospitals because some patients are at inreased risk of serious complications. Also more likely to be antibiotic resistant. Finally, staph is easily passed between patients, sometimes unwittingly by doctors and nurses. ...Read more

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If a routine ua was performed in the hospital would they be able to see if you had chlymidia have no signs or symptoms neither does partner

If a routine ua was performed in the hospital would they be able to see if you had chlymidia have no signs or symptoms neither does partner

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, no. There is a special test for chlymidia, commonly done with gonorrhea that is different than a routine ua. Chlymidia is commonly asymptomatic in men, and can sometimes cause irritation on a woman's cervix. ...Read more

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How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

Emergency department: See it often enough to not be surprised...One department I know sees such events every couple months. ...Read more

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Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Infiltrated IV: Yes, this can happen. If an IV becomes dislodged from a vein and fluid runs in, it builds up in the tissue and causes the swelling. As long as it is just IV fluid, it typically is not a problem. Many medications however if they are injected into the subcutaneous space can cause skin problems. ...Read more

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Is staph infections common with hip surgeries iwent into the hospital with no infections in September came out with with three ten dr. Marvin Royster?

Is staph infections common with hip surgeries iwent into the hospital with no infections in September came out with with three ten dr. Marvin Royster?

Staph aureus: Anytime you undergo a procedure which disrupts the skin or mucous membranes you are at risk of having this organism introduced into your body from the surface of your skin or other areas and can become infected. This is a predictable complication of any surgery and would be very surprised if you were not told of this risk before your hip surgery. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a patient "dying" on the operating table after getting a routine tubalization? And why did it happen? That happened to me in a southern california hospital in 1994. My blood pressure dropped when I was in recovery and I remember someo

What are the odds of a patient "dying" on the operating table after getting a routine tubalization? And why did it happen? That happened to me in a southern california hospital in 1994. My blood pressure dropped when I was in recovery and I remember someo

There: There are multiple possibilities that could cause this. Shock from volume depletion (not enough fluid in the veins), bleeding from a blood disorder or from the surgical site, or an unexpected drop in blood pressure from a medication reaction are some possible causes. ...Read more

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Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?

Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?

Yes: Hospital acquired aspergillus accounted for 1.3% of nosocomial fungal infections such as pneumonia from 1980-1990. However, in specialized care units like bone marrow transplant units it can account for 33% of nosocomial pneumonia. It especially affects patients with poor immune systems from cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplants, or high dose steroids. Mucor affects similar patients. ...Read more

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My 3 day old baby girl was born with a crooked foot. Should I worry? At the hospital doctor said its common but I'm still worried

My 3 day old baby girl was born with a crooked foot. Should I worry? At the hospital doctor said its common but I'm still worried

Varies: Most of these are due to position in the womb prior to birth. After the kid is out of that confined space, the feet are free to attain their normal contour, although gentle manipulation can be used to speed the process. Most are watched for a few months as long as they are flexible. Few require any extra help and most of those are quite evident at birth. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some common injuries found in hospitals?

I was wondering what are some common injuries found in hospitals?

Question: Do you mean injuries that get treated in the hospital or injuries that occur with patients that have been hospitalized and occur after they are in the hospital? ...Read more

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My baby died from mrsa, how common is it in hospitals?

My baby died from mrsa, how common is it in hospitals?

Too common: Unfortunately it is increasingly a problem in hospitals and nursing homes. I'm sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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Is it common for hospitals to give epidurals or general anesthesia for knee surgery?

Is it common for hospitals to give epidurals or general anesthesia for knee surgery?

Yes: The regional anesthetic has a protective effect on the formation of blood clots after surgery. There is also the ability to immediately exercise the knee though a range of motion while still getting pain medication. This allows an improved outcome after surgery. ...Read more

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My autstic 8 year old is getting anesthesia for dental work in hosptial. How safe is it? I'm hearing about a girl brain dead from routine surgery.

My autstic 8 year old is getting anesthesia for dental work in hosptial. How safe is it? I'm hearing about a girl brain dead from routine surgery.

Hospital anesthesia: General anesthesia and IV sedation are very safe procedures when performed by trained anesthesiologists, especially in a hospital setting. Yes, all procedures have risks and you should be fully informed of the risks. If my child required it, I wouldn't be unduly concerned. Having said that, a plane or car can crash into your house, and people cay die from penicillin, peanuts, or a bee sting. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital?

What is the problem: We can't answer your question without knowing the problem. ...Read more