Postoperative Complication

Related Terms: Post Surgical Care, Anesthesia Side Effect, Blurred Vision, Cataract Surgery, Oral Hygiene Maintenance, Postoperative Infection, Postoperative Pain

Recently Answered Questions

After LASIK and flap striae surgery, when will I get normal vision?
Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK on my both eyes before 10 days. The next day, my right eye was clear, but my left eye was blurry. I went to the doctor and he said that there are striae on my flap, which needs to be fixed again by a surgery. He asked me to wait for two days because he thought that the vision ...  Read Full »
Dr. Asif Manzoor
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are different postoperative complications, including flap related issues like wrinkling, flap amputation or dehiscence, persistent epithelial defect, etc. I think the problem you have explained is a persistent epithelial defect, that can be after any problem to fla...  Read Full »
Considering my age and medical conditions, is there a risk in gastric bypass surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I am advised to have a gastric bypass. I am worried about the anesthesia and surgical risk because I am a 79 year old married male. I am obese with 265 lbs weight and 5'11" height. I am a diabetic, but it is under control with insulin. I also have emphysema. I use Spiriva daily and wear a...  Read Full »
Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your query, you are definitely having a high risk of postoperative complications after surgery. You cannot eliminate your comorbidities, but can only optimize them. Do not stop any medication on your own as it may cause unnecessary delay in the procedure. Please...  Read Full »
As I had colostomy, should I be concerned about the rectal leakage now?
Query: Hi doctor, Before three years, I had a colostomy. After that, I never had any problem. Last week, some feces leaked out of my rectum. I did not think much of it as I know that sometimes there could be a mucus discharge, although I never had it. Last night it happened again, but it was more and had ...  Read Full »
Dr. Arvind Guru
General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I would like to know the exact reason for making the colostomy. I am assuming it was because of transverse myelitis. Still if possible kindly mention the exact type of colostomy done. It would be documented in your hospital records. Else send a good picture...  Read Full »
Is it a must to stop Adderall while getting anesthesia?
Query: Hi doctor,My female friend, who is 28 years old, is on Adderall for ADD and scheduled for hip surgery. Should she stop Adderall before surgery? Is there adverse interaction with anesthesia and Adderall. She had a long-term (eight months) adverse reaction to general anesthesia after surgery on the ot...  Read Full »
Dr. Amandeep Singh Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your friend need not stop Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine) to get anesthesia. Secondly, the only side effect that may happen is resistant hypotension due to catecholamines depletion. That can be taken care of by the anesthetist. Postoperative ...  Read Full »
How to Choose a Hospital and the Surgeon Before Surgery?
Article Overview: This is a checklist regarding what patients should and must ask their surgeons and other doctors involved, before surgery.  Read Article »
Dr. Arvind Guru
General Surgeon

Undergoing surgery can be a life-changing event. No one would like to bear pain unless the risk versus benefit suggests a significant betterment in the quality of life. How to choose a computer and printer is readily available, but little is available as a checklist regarding what patients ...  Read Article »
How to correct post-frenectomy upper lip sagging?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a gap in between my incisors. When I approached a dentist, he advised to go with frenectomy and then braces treatment. I had upper lip frenectomy three days back. Now, when I smile, I can notice the middle portion of my upper lip is sagging a little, and my incisors are not comple...  Read Full »
Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It happens after frenectomy. A little sagging is normal as frenum pulls the lip upwards. The second thing is after minor surgery one has swelling and body reacts towards the trauma that is created by instrument or laser. To get rid of the problem you can put gels with as...  Read Full »
Is it normal to vomit after three days of an appendix surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, My sister went through appendix surgery three days back. She vomited yesterday when we were taking her home and then we took her back to the hospital. The doctor gave an injection for vomiting and discharged her. Today, she vomited again at 7 pm. We need your expert advice if this is no...  Read Full »
Dr. Arvind Guru
General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If it is just vomiting without fever or pain in the abdomen and otherwise passing flatus and stools and able to eat well rest of the day, then it should be fine. Try to walk her around. If any of the above symptoms, any distress or discharge from the surgical wound i...  Read Full »
My friend got vocal cord problem after neck surgery. Which doctor should we follow now?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 30 years old. She had a neck schwannoma tumor, and that was completely removed by surgery. Post surgery, my friend could not eat or drink anything. Her voice was hoarse as well. ENT doctor followed up her and noted that her right vocal chord was paralyzed, but not the lef...  Read Full »
Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to issue here is that you have not been explained preoperatively well about the possible differentials of that tumor in the neck and I would not say that your doctors are at fault because the situation and the case scenario was like that.Preoperatively, from all the inves...  Read Full »
How long can I expect the shoulder pain to last after rotator cuff repair?
Query: Hello doctor, I had arthroscopy surgery of my right shoulder approximately five weeks ago. The surgeon repaired a rotator cuff tear, labrum tear, released one bicep tendon and did not reattach it, and subacromial decompression. The pain is still intense, and I am taking Oxycodone. I just started pas...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff repairs can be quite a difficult task post-operatively especially, after the physiotherapy is started. The pain and stiffness usually get better after a month of starting physiotherapy. So, rest after surgery combined with physiot...  Read Full »
What is the best course of action for infected wisdom tooth?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a lower wisdom tooth that has been infected chronically for well over a year. I also have an upper molar that is broken decayed and has been like this for years. The wisdom tooth oozes green pus if you apply pressure with a cotton swab. The decayed tooth is mildly painful. I saw my...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaint and the relevant details. Please do not panic relating this to death. The good thing is you do not have chills or swelling. Huge swellings that cover the entire face, jaw or neck are only dangerous. These are called space infection that keeps s...  Read Full »


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