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Post knee operation having nausea, reaction to buscopan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a knee op and Lentogesic was prescribed for pain. weeek later I was hospitalized with sever stomach cramps. Kidney stone was a possibilty but not certain, was fedBuscopain intravenously and must have been overdosed as I had a severe reaction after 2 days. My knee still constantly aches, I am also feeling nauseas and often feel like a shiver going through . I generally do not feel weel.
Doctor :   hi
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Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   please provide your age, height, weight
Doctor :   please rate your knee pain on scale of 1-1 with 10 being highest pain
User :   59 yrs 5ft 3 inches 80kgs
Doctor :   please rate your stomach symptoms on scale of 1-1 with 10 being highest intensity
User :   Constant nagging pain
User :   Constant feeling of discomfort and nauseas feeling sometimes with a feeling to vomit
Doctor :   was antacid or acid suppressors prescribed to you along with pan medication?
Doctor :   when do you feel the nausea worse?
Doctor :   does it tend to increase after heavy meal?
User :   Yes Probiflora and Stopain
Doctor :   Probflora is a probiotic, not acid suppressor
Doctor :   and Stopain is topical pain releiver
Doctor :   get yourself started on OTC (over the counter) acid suppressor like Prilosec
User :   I feel nauseas most times and I eat to get rid of the feeling it helps for a while. I also find when a pain in my stomach when I need to pass stool.
Doctor :   take two times a day before food initially for a week, and then take t once a day on empty stomach
Doctor :   it will relieve your nausea and stomach symptoms.
User :   Is this treating the cause or the symptoms
Doctor :   if it does not give relief after 1 week use, then you should consider meeting a gastroenterologist for a proper check
Doctor :   and to get started on more potent and higher medications for symptom control
Doctor :   it is treating both cause and symptoms
Doctor :   the painkillers that you are taking and the stress of operation will make you have gastritis
Doctor :   which is responsible for your stomach symptoms
Doctor :   taking an acid suppressor wold relieve both the gastritis and the resulting symptoms
Doctor :   *would
User :   How longs does an arthroscopy operation take to heal. What other options are there as I have been advised to have a knee replacement
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   arthroscopy is a procedure to look inside the knee joint and do minor correction if required.
Doctor :   it is not to corect major problems
Doctor :   if the condition that you suffer requires knee replacement, then your knee symptoms would get completely better with the knee replacement
Doctor :   the arthroscopy would should heal in 7 -10 days
User :   Are there other alternative to a knee replacement In USA
Doctor :   i could suggest alternatives if i know your current knee problem and result of MRI knee, arthroscopy findings.
Doctor :   if there is meniscal tear or degeneration or any other major problems affecting joint mechanics, then replacement will be the only option.
User :   it would appear that the ligaments are torn and the knee generally in bad state. he spoke about arthritis but I dont think that is the case.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if arthritis is found out with major ligament problems
Doctor :   then getting replacement done early would be of great help
Doctor :   in preventing other complications
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