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Doctor insights on: What Should I Stop Taking Before A Operation

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Is an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Is an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Menopause: An operation may not be necessary. You need to see a gynecologist who will help you through this. ...Read more

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Is there an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Is there an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Perhaps: Hi. Severe bleeding in a menopausal woman is distinctly abnormal. You need to speak with your gyn sooner than later and have an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sir my partner get pregnant about 4 days so please any medicine name to stop a pregnancy process but not a operation only medicine?

Sir my partner get pregnant about 4 days so please any medicine name to stop a pregnancy process but not a operation only medicine?

Has you partner had: A positive pregnancy test? It is your partner's choice. If you partner elected to terminate her pregnancy - her physician could prescribe medication for this purpose. ...Read more

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How old should a thoracic surgeon stop doing operations?

How old should a thoracic surgeon stop doing operations?

Depends: The simple answer would be when they are no longer capable of performing at a high level. How to determine this has been a question that has been asked for quite some time. Most surgeons know when to stop, and are ethical enough to do so. ...Read more

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If my knee muscle snaps will it stop me from dancing and will I need an operation?

If my knee muscle snaps will it stop me from dancing and will I need an operation?

Muscle snap: It depends on the muscle and where and how much is torn. A complete tear of the quadriceps insertion at the knee will require an operation. Other partial tears can be treated with rest and therapy. ...Read more

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Will an operation to correct a deviated septum stop me from snoring?

Will an operation to correct a deviated septum stop me from snoring?

Maybe: Deviated septum surgery is done primarily to improve breathing through the nose. Some people find their snoring is better afterwards but that is very unpredictable and is not a main reason to have that type of surgery. ...Read more

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If cancer is found during a different operation, will the surgeon stop the current surgery?

If cancer is found during a different operation, will the surgeon stop the current surgery?

Situational: I think it is difficult to give a blanket statement to cover any situation. For example, if I was performing gallbladder (gb)surgery on someone who was having bad attacks and I found what looked like a colon cancer, I would proceed with the gb surgery since it would not interfere w/the subsequent cancer operation. However, if I saw a liver or bile duct tumor next to the gb, I would stop. Gr8 question! ...Read more

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What do they give you to stop shaking when you're having the deep brain stimulation operation?

What do they give you to stop shaking when you're having the deep brain stimulation operation?

Deep Brain Stim: Deep brain stimulation works by inserting small electrodes into specific targets in the brain. These targets are involved with movement. Stimulating these areas with low levels of electricity help control unwanted shaking. ...Read more

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Please explain what do they give you to stop shaking when you are having the deep brain stimulation operation?

Rebalance the brain: The shaking is from an imbalance to activity in areas of the brain that control movement. The deep brain electrode stimulates an area of the brain to bring the activity back into balance and stop the shaking, in some cases with dramatic results. ...Read more

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Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

No reason to stop: It makes sense to keep taking medications that your system is already used to taking. Stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) might increase your anxiety, which isn't helpful when you're facing major surgery. If you need to be on a clear liquid diet prior to surgery, it still should be ok to take your medicines with a sip if water. However, stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) does not affect general anesthesia in any significant way. ...Read more

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If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

Maybe not: There is a percentage of patients who undergo this procedure that continue to bleed, although somewhat less than before. Additional side effects besides failure of the procedure are, uterine perforation and bladder injury. ...Read more

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Do operations on the palate and throat to stop snoring solvethe problem for good?

Other options: Surgery is only one way to treat sleep apnea. It would be excessive if you are just snoring. First get a good diagnosis with a sleep specialist and an overnight sleep study. Then you can discuss all of the treatment options, including CPAP or an oral device. Both of these are effective, more conservative and are options other than surgery. ...Read more

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When should I stop using a dressing on operation wound under foot. Had a plantars wart removed over 2 weeks ago. Incision below the epidermis.

When should I stop using a dressing on operation wound under foot. Had a plantars wart removed over 2 weeks ago. Incision below the epidermis.

Is it raw: If the incision site is not raw, there is no discharge, you may stop dressing the site. Two weeks is usually sufficient time for a surgical incision to get covered with epithelium and not require dressing.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Since eye infection in 2011 my eye is always always watery it doesn't stop! Is there a way to stop? Operation? Medication?

Since eye infection in 2011 my eye is always always watery it doesn't stop! Is there a way to stop? Operation? Medication?

Where was the: Infection? A corneal infection can cause the surface to become less smooth and create dry spots. These areas are irritating leading to tearing and the feeling that something is in your eye. If this is the case then over the counter artificial tears will help. Feel free to repost with more details about the infection. Is the tearing only in the eye that had the infection? ...Read more

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Blood glucose fasting 125 hb1ac 6% pancreatic amylase 23 (nor 30-110) bmi 30 almost bedridden due to L3 L4 operation pls adv 2 STOP PROGRESSION TO DM?

Blood glucose fasting 125 hb1ac 6% pancreatic amylase 23 (nor 30-110) bmi 30 almost bedridden due to L3 L4 operation pls adv 2 STOP PROGRESSION TO DM?

Diet is the key: I understand your exercise is limited, so your next step is diet. Do an internet search for a BMR calculator to determine how many calories you can eat a day to maintain your weight and be sure not to eat more than that. Low carbohydrates is also important to keep blood sugars lower. Also, talk to your doctor to see if/when you would need to start a medication to help with your blood sugars. ...Read more

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Had torsion in the past, had an operation to stop. Now I have pain in both testicles and left side of abdomen. Have had azithromycin and trimethoprim?

Had torsion in the past, had an operation to stop. Now I have pain in both testicles and left side of abdomen. Have had azithromycin and trimethoprim?

Post surgical eval: Depending on when you had the initial dx and surgery for torsion of testicle, you need to be re-evaluated by surgeon. Medically, it could very well be post surgical healing. Your doctor may decide to observe for now or get imaging study to see if any further intervention may be warranted. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking fluoxetine before surgery?

Talk to your doc.: Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist about this. ...Read more

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Why should I stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

Why should I stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

Possible interaction: Herbal supplements should still be considered medications, and medications can interact with anesthesia or other medications used during and after surgery. Stopping all supplements minimizes the chance of an adverse interaction. Lastly, some supplements may affect the ability to clot blood. Let your doctors know everything you are taking. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed percocet/ taken daily I'm having surgery in 6 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking percocet before surgery?

I'm prescribed percocet/ taken daily I'm having surgery in 6 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking percocet before surgery?

Do not stop: If you are on narcotics everyday it is better to stay on them. Chronic use of prescription narcotics means that you will have a tolerance to narcotics meaning you will require more than someone who does not take them. Most anesthesiologists prefer you stay on your usual regimen. Check with the anesthesia group pre-operatively to get their advice. Your surgeon can give you their contact number. ...Read more

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Was prescribed percocet after surgery doctor knows I have cirrhosis, should I stop taking it?

Was prescribed percocet after surgery doctor knows I have cirrhosis, should I stop taking it?

It depends: It depends on how bad your is.
If the condition is not too bad you may just cut the dose. You can also ask your doctor to prescribe just oxycodone so you avoid the potential problem with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Should I stop taking birth control pills if I am about to have spinal fusion surgery?

Should I stop taking birth control pills if I am about to have spinal fusion surgery?

Probably: If your surgery is anticipated to involve a prolonged period of bedrest or inactivity, you would be at increased risk of developing blood clots if you were to continue on the pill. You should discuss this with your spine surgeon. ...Read more