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Will I be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?

Will I be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?

Depends: The amount of post-operative depends entirely on what procedure is being performed. Simple surgeries such has trigger finger release or carpal tunnel release are less painful than more involved surgeries. Also, pain perception varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Hand Surgery (Definition)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon ...Read more


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I had hemiarthroplasty surgery in april. I still have a lot of pain and little movement of my arm. What is the recovery time for this surgery?

I had hemiarthroplasty surgery in april. I still have a lot of pain and little movement of my arm. What is the recovery time for this surgery?

Shoulder recovery : You should have regained your range of motion within the first three months. If this has not occurred you may have developed adhesive capsulitis, have unrecognized rotator cuff tear, or have a too large a prosthesis which is causing cam impingement. You should go back to your surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does an ear surgery hurt? I mean will i be in a lot of pain after the surgery?

Does an ear surgery hurt? I mean will i be in a lot of pain after the surgery?

Need more info: Unfortunately it depends on extent of procedure. Tubes? External ear reconstruction? Please resubmit question with some more specifics, since range is tylenol (acetaminophen) through narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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Im in a lot of pain after surgery on my tybia in my knee is it normal to have swelling in my ankle and foot?

Im in a lot of pain after surgery on my tybia in my knee is it normal to have swelling in my ankle and foot?

Yes: As the tibia is healing from the surgery, it will typically cause swelling from the knee downward. See your surgeon if this becomes worse or painful. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder.  I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery.  How lo

Varies: The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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And after 4 months i'm still in a lot of pain. I've been to the hospital and a back specialist but they just disregard my pain. What can I do?

And after 4 months i'm still in a lot of pain. I've been to the hospital and a back specialist but they just disregard my pain.  What can I do?

Back pain: It sounds like you are experiencing back pain. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... You might benefit from heat pads, exercise, massage. If your pain is not improved, you should seek help from a pain specialist. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I still have a lot of pain after bunion surgery (11 mos) and a repositioning of the first metatarsal. Normal?

Not at all: If you are still having pain 11 months after bunion surgery you need to have further evaluation. Conditions such as nonunion of the bone, osteomyelitis(bone infection), avascular necrosis (avn where the bone has lost vascularization and dies). If your original surgeon is not trying to find the reason for you pain, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th toes at the

How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and  possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th  toes at the

You : You have two sesamoid bones, but since you made reference to an injury, i'm going to assume you fractured your tibial sesamoid, which is the one furthest away from the pinky toe, and the one more exposed, less protected, and more susceptible to injury. The sesamoids act as fulcrums and are invested in one of the flexor tendons near the bottom of the big toe, and their purpose is to give more leverage (power) to the flexor tendons as to equate the power of the extensor tendons. When a tibial sesamoid is removed, two things are usually also done: the extensor tendon of the big toe is lengthened (to offset the loss of power of the flexor tendon after the sesamoid is removed), and a special type of repair is made to the joint capsule of the big toe to prevent it from turning in, which can occur after the tibial sesamoid is removed. So not only are you facing the consequences of walking on this thing for a year, but you also probably had more stuff done than just have the sesamoid removed. Nevertheless, now at 12 months post-op, you shouldn't really be limping. I recommend you get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a plate in my neck from surgery an i still have a lot of pain. Whhy is that?

Not unusual: It depends really on the type of surgery and how long ago your surgery was performed. If it was less than 2 weeks ago, then that would not be unusual. If your surgery was 3 months or more ago, then you should not be in much pain. You really need to talk with the surgeon who did the procedure and who knows the details in your case. ...Read more

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I have in pain in right shoulder blade, but more in the spine, I have had the pain for a yr and a half, and it's only getting worst.What can I do.

I have in pain in right shoulder blade, but more in the spine, I have had the pain for a yr and a half, and it's only getting worst.What can I do.

Rib head pain: Pain between the shoulder blade and the spine often corresponds to inflammation where the rib head attaches to the spine. Please see a spine surgeon or neurosurgeon to evaluate your pain and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I've had a surgery on my left scaphoid twice a couple of years back. Now I have pain under my thumb and in my palm and the same pain in the other hand also. What should I do?

I've had a surgery on my left scaphoid twice a couple of years back. Now I have pain under my thumb and in my palm and the same pain in the other hand also. What should I do?

Scaphoid: Extremely rare to have scaphoid bone pain on both side at the same time. If the surgical site is bothering or increase pain with decrease function then should see surgeon or get x-rays. ...Read more

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After I have sex I get a pain in my lower right bit of my tummy. It lasts a few hours but the pain can also come out of the blue (female)?

After I have sex I get a pain in my lower right bit of my tummy. It lasts a few hours but the pain can also come out of the blue (female)?

Hx & Exam: A complete history and full exam are necessary to check for any possible pathology. I would like to suggest you set up an appointment as soon as possible with a doctor who specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology. I wish you the best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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After lifting I have pain in the in side of my elbow what could be a reason dor this ?

After lifting I have pain in the in side of my elbow what could be a reason dor this ?

Perhaps tennis elbow: Often pain on the inside of the elbow relates to "medial tennis elbow" often termed golfer's elbow or racket ball elbow. This is a degenerative tendon problem, occurring usually after age 35-40. If is made worse with gripping or lifting with the elbow in extension (straight). Therapy and stretches can help. Most resolve with time and protection. Steroid injections have been shown ineffective. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a ganglion in my wrist and also trigger thumb surgery18 days ago. Still in pain cannot put pressure on wrist is this normal?

I had surgery to remove a ganglion in my wrist and also trigger thumb surgery18 days ago. Still in pain cannot put pressure on wrist is this normal?

Ask your surgeon.: If your pain is not improving or getting worse, you certainly should ask your surgeon what you should expect from a pain point of view. If it is slowly improving, you may need to just have more patience. Certainly worth a question of your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling in the hand and fingers after athroplasty surgery it has been a week now what do I do?

Swelling in the hand and fingers after athroplasty surgery it has been a week now what do I do?

Swelling & hand surg: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised physical therapy and elastic wraps. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a student athlete and I just recently suffered from a hip injury. I have a significant amount of pain in the front of my hip along with pain in my groin area. It is very difficult for me to lift my knee to my chest without have a sharp pain in

Stress fx, labral : You are having pain with hip flexion. A labral tear, iliopsoas tendinitis and bursitis, an articulate cartilage defect or a stress fracture are all considerations. You'll need to see a physician for an exam. X-rays are a good start but an MRI may be necessary to fully detect the problem. Rest from running and high impact activities for now. ...Read more

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Had a femerol hernia operation in sept still getting a lot of pain in groin and down the leg any suggestions as to why?

Had a femerol  hernia operation in sept still getting a lot of pain in groin and down the leg any suggestions as to why?

Myofascial pain: Grumpy, causes of radiating pain include metastatic cancer, nerves being pinched in your hernia repair. Most likely cause is injury to muscle and fascia, most likely the adductor muscles along the inside of your thigh and iliopsoas. See a myotherapist, or massage therapist if doctor has ruled out serious causes. Any pain symptom can be from muscle and fascia. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com dr.B. ...Read more

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Will I be put to sleep for a remova of a lipoma on my upper arm anf how can I tell if its tender and will I be in pain during or after surgery?

It depends: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors and common. If your doctor sent you to surgeon, it is for opinion about surgical removal. Ask surgeon, all these questions, then decide. In general, lipomas are removed for causing pain, increasing size. Most can be removed in the office setting. After any surgery, there can be pain during recovery. This pain is managed with medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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