Rotator cuff surgery

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i am 48, 5.9, 175. i did a couple of hits of crystal meth today. have not done so in 4 yrs but was with someone and did it. i am a very healthy hiv positive man. i have surgery tuesday at 7 am. rotator cuff surgery. i don't want to tell the doc but am a little concerned about anastesia. thoughts.

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welll..... yes, certainly BUT it gets out of the system quite fast. It won't be there 12 hrs later. You'd know what the withdrawal feels like for you. There could be some issues if the withdrawal was terrible and you woke up from anaesthesia in the middle of withdrawal. There could be problems if...

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My husband had right rotator cuff surgery in April. About mid July he developed a lump on the right elbow. It has continued to get larger, nearly the size of golf ball. There is no pain or redness. What is this and the cause of it and how to treat it?

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Hi,Dear thanks for the query to HCM virtual clinic.
I studied your query in full details updated from you.I understood your health concerns
Based on your query data, In my opinion ,Dear You seem to suffer from
Students Bursitis,or Olecranon bursitis.Other cause could be Gouty elbow with tophi...

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I am a 50 year old man who is having pain in my left testicle.I am sure that it is not a sexualiy transmitted disease.I have had rotator cuff surgery about 7 weeks ago. This pain in the testicle showed up about 4 weeks ago.What could be causing this pain?The pain can be alevel 8 or 9 out of a 10 at times.

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The pain in the left testicle can be due to infection and inflammation of the testis, called orchitis.
You need to undergo an ultrasonography and color doppler examination.
As also Urine test to see there is no urinary tract infection.
You will need a long course of an antibiotics and supportive...

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how long can I expect pain to last after my rotator cuff surgery, assuming everything heals properly. Thank You!

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Hello,
Thanks for the query.
It's difficult to say exactly when you will start to get relief because everyone's surgery is different and everyone's response is different as well. But the more you  try to relax and more properly if you are able to sleep  in the night in the semi upright position...

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I am a 65 year old male with normal blood 138 / 75 and recent normal blood work up. I have no trouble getting or maintaining an erection. My concern is that there is very little volume (sometimes nothing) or force when I ejaculate. Also, I have had dark brown, dark red and bright red streaks in the ejaculate about a quarter of the time over the last year or so. My doctor seems unconcerned with this although she did have blood work and urine checked with no problems found. I realize that with age, the volume and force diminishes but I have very little pleasure when I ejaculate and want to know what can be done to increase the volume of ejaculate.
should I be asking a urologist or and internal medicine doctor?

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Brief Answer:
Need to consult Urologist .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have ejaculate of very low volume and contains brown or red streaks.

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making...

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My husband is six days post op from rotator cuff surgery. He is having aching calves, and we are wondering what the chances are of post op blood clots in legs following the above surgery? He does not take blood thinners, but does take a B/P drug, losartan daily.

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Brief Answer:
Doppler Ultrasound, prophylaxis need depends on clinical assessment

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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Incidence of DVTs in both upper and lower limbs are possibilities following rotator cuff surgery. The incidence is greater in the first three weeks. If...

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I had rotator cuff surgery due to impact caused by primary care. The surgery failed. Lawyer claiming I was responsible for second rotator cuff surgery due to my raking and moving boxes. Is this true? Thank you, XXXXXXX

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Brief Answer:
This is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Lack of adequate rest after the surgery can cause a persistent inflammation and microscopic tears in the joint capsule causing a persistent pain and restriction of movement.
After the surgery you need to avoid...

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I had rotator cuff surgery. Deteriorated ligament was removed and bottom connected to the bone. Doctor had to connect the ends of ligament to my shoulder bone. I want to find out what PT I should be doing and how long after surgery do I need to wait before I start PT.

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I would suggest you to weight for 8 weeks before physiotherapy. You can move your elbow but shoulder movement can not be started. After 8 weeks you will need following exercises.
1.Pendulum exercise
2. Assisted abduction with other hand
3. raise your hand with support from wall
4. Local heat...

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I had a muscle clipped, tissue scraped and a rotator cuff surgery. I m wondering - is it common to feel like you have done damage to the repair? My surgery was only a month ago, but about two weeks ago, I was watching a movie and jumped during a scene. It hurt but everything hurt anyway so I didn t think much about it. I know pain is expected, but the pains are sharp, not just from stiffness . Are these pains common and how easy is it to damage the repairs within the first two months.

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hai nice to see urquestion.U had a surgery for rotator cuff a month ago.normally it takes about 1-3 months n sometimes even more to get complete healing from the wounds.In the process of healing u may expect stiffness, pain,n feeling of uneasiness n itching etc.U also need to take physiotherapist...

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He had rotator cuff surgery 5 weeks prior. His medication was increased 1 week prior to his death. He was taking APAP 5.0 500MG Hydrocodone. This was increased to APAP 7.5 500MG Hydrocodone. He also visited his family doctor one week prior to his death to check blood work. His liver enzymes were mildly elevated. He seemed fine when he went to bed that evening. The medical examiner s report came back with liver failure due to alcohol because there was alcohol in his system. Can this be accurate?

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Hi,my guestion is this,12 years ago I had rotator cuff surgery,when the Dr.was doing the surgery he found a calcium ball in my arm he said it was the size of a mans thum knuckle,I been having pain around the same spot where the calcium ball had been,the doctor sent me for a MRI it show everything was fine,I also so had a MRI 12 years ago before my surgery,it DID NOT SHOW THE CALCIUM,my guestion is this can this be my problem again and if so why doese nt the calcium show up in a x-ray,or MRI? Thank You

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I had rotator cuff surgery on 01/30/14. Since then I have been so exhausted. Everything seems such an effort. Sometimes I can hardly keep my eyes open. I also have swelling in my hands and legs below the knees. I take furosomide but it doesn t help much. At first it did but not any longer. I also have type II diabetes. My neck is hurting all the time. I am 66 years old and also very overweight which I am working on. I have lost 17 pounds since Christmas. Kind of goes up and down but net loss is 17. Some of this has gotten worse since the surgery. Actually, my shoulder is doing quite well and have been going to physical therapy as scheduled and doing what I am required to do. I quit eating bread about two months ago and the body pain that I had from supposedly fibromyalgia ( spelling) is so much better. I stopped taking cymbalta and nabunetone (spelling?) So some things are better and some are now worse. I was checked out thoroughly for heart problems before surgery and I am fine. They did stress test and echo and all was ok. Can you give me some direction as to what might be going on?

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Why does a dr. insist on parkinson s diagnosis, when all symptoms relate to patient s physical problems? Example; shuffling gait is from no knee cartilage in rt knee, no rt arm swing when walking is due to rotator cuff surgery when 21 yrs old (now 65), and rt arm tremor also from rotator cuff (both since surgery). If a patient did not have these causes of symptoms I could understand a suspicion of parkinson s, but his dogmatic insistence leads me to believe he is either following orders of his drug company patrons, or he is short-sighted (to put it kindly). He prescribed carbadopa, which will lead to parkinson s if I don t have it, and will eventually kill me. Your thoughts, Dr?

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My husband is taking Brilanta a anti-platlet medication after having a stent placed in his artery last August.He is in severe pain in his right shoulder . He has had an MRI that shows he need rotator cuff surgery .How soon will he be able to have the surgery . He. Has been told at least a year if at all . What are your views on this?

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