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What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

Discomfort, bleeding: Discomfort level varies depending on medications you take/are given during the procedure. After the procedure, unless your doctor advises against it, Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen/Aleve/Naprosyn/naproxen will be helpful. Bleeding amount varies but call your doctor or go to ER if soaking > 2 pads/hr or you have signs of severe anemia. It usually goes away within a week but may return 2-3weeks later. ...Read more

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Dilation And Curettage (Definition)

Dilatation and Curettage, known as a D and C, is a common procedure where the cervix is dilated and the doctor will clear the uterus of pregnancy tissue. It can be performed in the office or in an outpatient procedure center. It is done under sedation ...Read more


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What is a dilation and curettage done for?

What is a dilation and curettage done for?

Failed pregnancy: Usually for failed early pregnancy such as first-trimester miscarriage. It's sometimes used as a diagnostic tool for non-pregnant women with irregular bleeding. There are other reasons as well. ...Read more

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What can I expect during and after a ureteroscopy?

What can I expect during and after a ureteroscopy?

Pain: You should be under anesthesia for ureteroscopy, so you shouldn't feel anything during the procedure. Afterwards, you will likely have a ureteral stent in place to prevent spasm or swelling from obstructing the flow of urine down the ureter. The stent can cause discomfort or pain. Your urologist will likely give you medication for pain and possibly for bladder spasms. ...Read more

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What to expect after a cervical biopsy?

What to expect after a cervical biopsy?

May need more surgery: If the biopsy shows low-grade dysplasia or no findings then you are done. If it shows high-grade dysplasia or glandula dysplasia then you will probably receive another cervical biopsy where they will call when out the cervix to remove all the dysplasia from hpv then you should be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is to expect immediately after to 1hr after a vaginal delivery?

What is to expect immediately after to 1hr after a vaginal delivery?

Important: This is a very important time for both you and your newborn baby. During this time, your placenta will be delivered and any lacerations will be repaired. Your vital signs will be monitored closely as will your bleeding pattern. Bonding time with your baby will also begin immediately, which is a very important natural experience. Pediatrians will also monitor your baby very closely. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a parotidectomy?

What can you expect after a parotidectomy?

Parotid gland: the parotid gland lies just in front of the ear on both sides of the face. Its removal can be either partial or total. Surgery of any kind is accompanied by the risk of infection, excessive scarring, nerve damage, extended pain and cosmetic consequences. The facial nerve is carefully preserved during total parotidectomy but is at risk of damage. Facial paralysis may result. ...Read more

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What can I expect during and after removal of an iud?

What can I expect during and after removal of an iud?

Brief pain: Most people have a few seconds of pain when an iud is removed and possibly spotting. It is easier to have it removed than having it placed. ...Read more

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What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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Cervix to be dilated again. Doctor will put in a catheter for a time afterwards to try to prevent cervix from closing up again. What type and how long?

Cervix to be dilated again. Doctor will put in a catheter for a time afterwards to try to prevent cervix from closing up again. What type and how long?

Need more info: Are you trying to conceive? Are you having obstruction of menstrual flow with build up of menstrual blood (hematometria)? Why is the canal closing...Infection?...Lack of estrogen?...Trauma? These are questions you should ask your doc. If it is a recurrent problem, you would benefit from knowing the cause. Most ob/gyns use a block ; dilators in the office setting...An indwelling catheter is rare. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a j-pouch procedure?

What can I expect after a j-pouch procedure?

Crohn's or UC : Inflammatory bowel disease or colonic inertia require a pancolectomy--removal of the entire colon. The result is loose stool for 6-12 months, typically. And 1-6 bms/day. Stool bulking agents can lessen this issue, but the younger one is (<50 yrs old) the better the chance that this consequence will be mitigated with meds & diet & time. ...Read more

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How long do you bleed after a diathermy to the cervix?

How long do you bleed after a diathermy to the cervix?

Varies: Some bleeding will occur for a week to ten days in most. It should be less than a period and not associated with pain. Anything more than this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen during before and after an endoscopy?

What can I expect to happen during before and after an endoscopy?

Upper endoscopy: Before the endoscopy, you will have nothing to eat or drink before midnight. The nurse will place an IV, sedation will be administered, and a flexible scope will be passed through your mouth and down into the second portion of your intestines normally. After the endoscopy, they will explain the findings to you. You cannot drive until the next day. Pathology findings will be followed up later. ...Read more

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Adrenal gland removal, what can I expect during and after the procedure?

Adrenal gland removal, what can I expect during and after the procedure?

See below: These are done laparoscopically or robotically now. Most patients are in over night (depending on indication). Scars are similar to gallbladder surgery in size. Most people take pain pills for about a week or less. U can be on light duty in 2 wks. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

Curettage (Definition)

The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by ...Read more