Elevated blood sugar after surgery

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- is it safe for my mother (75yrs) to take MetforminHCL the day before and day after surgery? - What can I do to help if/when her blood sugar goes too high? - When (at what blood count) does it an emergency?
But at this point ever since I've been on the Oxycodone in the hospital, I'm lucky to stay at 120 for very long, with or without food, and that's after elevating my basal rate (1.1 instead of my usual .9 before surgery). Is my blood sugar problem related to the Oxycodone, the stress of surgery, or both? Do you have any advice as to how to approach it so I don't keep testing and finding I'm jumping back up into the 200's or 300's? It's really frustrating. Thanks!
I have been researching it alot and I have read that blood and sugar in your urine could be a sign of diabetes. Maybe you can ask your Dr. to test you for that. Try to stay calm. I know its hard and am having a hard time myself but stress makes all things worse. Keep me posted.
- is it safe for my mother (75yrs) to take MetforminHCL the day before and day after surgery? - What can I do to help if/when her blood sugar goes too high? - When (at what blood count) does it an emergency? Any input would be appreciated!
Your blood sugar is really only too high 2-4 hours after you eat so if you paid attention to eating smaller portions and eating about the same level of carbs per meal you might be able to control it that way. bear in mind too that if your body is producing too much insulin that will trigger hunger and that's where many type 2's gain weight making their problem worse.
February 15th 2011 I had foot surgery on my right foot. The surgery was to repair a bunion on the outside of my big toe in the usual spot. When the surgeon X-rayed my foot it became immediately evident this would be no simple surgery like the Doc originally thought. All my metatarsal bones looked like some type of prehistoric claw! They all had a bend to the left following the same line as the protrusion of the bunion.
She had chemotherapy before the surgery carbotaxol, and directly in her abdom after the surgery. Her CA125 is 14 now, was at 130 at the beginning, nothing showed on her PET. She is still suffering a lot of diharrea. She is waiting to be stronger to continue chimo wwith doxil.
Upper abdomen/lower chest pressure that radiated to my back and nausea/vomiting after eating but when the dr ordered an ultrasound they found gallstones. During surgery my BP rose (187/108) and remained high for hours after the surgery was finished. I was finally released when my bp reached 136/94. I have noticed, at times, my blood pressure is higher than normal because I can feel it. I also have palpitations when lying down at night.
I recently had blood work and my bilirubin was elevated at 1.2 The past three blood tests the bilirubin was 0.5. I've been taking xanax; also zoloft. Could this elevate the values? I also weight train. I'm going back tomorrow for a repeat test but am very nervous since I had breast cancer 4 1/2 years ago.
Almost four months after surgery, I am still experiencing massive swelling and excruiating pain with inflammation. I was having a great recovery for the first ten days, then BAM! My leg, knee and ankle swelled to gigantic proportions. My doctor has said only that I have arthritis in my knee and I have to be patient. On at least three occasions, I have been in tears in his office and asking what to do about it. He still tells me be patient. This is surely not normal.
I would definately request any and all reports from that and any other appointments. You might get copies of other blood tests taken routinely in the past, look for anything else that may have changed. Check into to your family medical history. With primary or secondary biliary cirhosis you may have no other symptoms than what you are experiencing now and as it is commonly overlooked I would request a blood test for positive antimitochondrial antibodies specific to the liver (AMAm2).
Does anyone who had recent gallbladder surgery go through this? Is this normal after this type of surgery? Does it really take years for your body to feel normal again (no more loose bowels,etc.)? Any advice or comments greatly appreciated. I will be glad to hear the response I get back from my surgeon.
I did want to ask about the apple cider vinegar - did I read somewhere it helped with blood sugar/cholesterol? My nutrition hasn't been stellar while on treatment - mostly cause I hate to go to the store after working all day! I am glad it is warming up, cause I do love my fresh vegetables, and I can't wait for fresh home grown tomatoes and squash, and I have a fresh food market that will be opening up in about a month by my house. YUM!
I thought you were "exploding with muscle"?!! LOL! Sorry to hear this is happening to you. Maybe you are still toxic from the Tx, I mean your body has just gone through chemo. Talk to your doctor. Maybe one of your Canadian counterparts can answer the price question. I would think this stuff is covered by insurance in the States, but I don't need it so don't know.
I had a benign tumor. Three days after surgery, I experienced stroke like syptoms. They did a MRI when I first started having these symptoms and discovered gray matter on my brain. The blood tests showed my liver enzymes and ammonia level were elevated. (They were normal before surgery.) They told me my slurred speech and trouble walking and remembering things was caused by anxiety. My slurred speech continued on and off until I was off of the pain medication for surgery.
but I can tell you that there is very little risk with this surgery other than that to a regular patient as long as her sugar levels are kept very close to normal before and after the surgery. It sounds like she is well on the way to getting it right now and your worries seem slight.
I have had an EGD, Colonscopy, and Endoscopy done. Colonscopy showed Possible Celiac and Red stomach. Blood Work supports Diagnosis of Celiac. However, changing Diet did not help. Gastric Emptying Scan was latest test and showed 23 Minutes where normal range is 50-90. I was given Librax to help take away constant feeling of frequent bowel movement, which caused severe nausea and more diarrhea. However, I still have problems with upset stomachs a lot.
Thanks so much for your response! I'm so sorry for all you've gone through. I've been there with the migraines. But that was oddly in my 20s, with a few thrown in since then. It's reassuring to hear a positive experience with the surgery (with the exception of the migraines). I have been hearing about all the non-successes. I had found a research article yesterday from 1999 that they connected pit tumor formation/growth to estrogen.
I would suggest that you do have someone be with you the first 24 hours after your surgery to lift things, help you up to go to the bathroom if you need to, etc. After that, I did laundry, dishes and stuff. Good luck to you. Keep us posted.
i don't even have any1 to talk to bout it cause every1 i know is sick of it n keep telling me i'm crazy to still think i'm preg after the blood test came out neg. I need to know so I can clear my mind. i feel like i can't concentrate n forget things that i'm doing. Making a lot of mistakes n having alot of accidents last couple weeks. i'm clumsier then i've ever been. dunno whats going on.
blood in my semen and more often than not, small blood clots. When I urinate after, more blood comes out along with a medium to large size blood clot. The size of the clot depends on how much time elapsed between ejaculation and urination. Once the blood clot has passed through, there's no more blood and the next urinations are clear. Over the years, I made some mistakes and learned a few things along the way. 1. No medication I tried never made any difference. 2.
I am on hydro cortison as my body does not produce enough cortisol but I did not get my 2nd post surgery blood test results yet to see if it is elevated. ( I had 3.5 in the hospital after surgery, and arnd 8 the first week, it shld be arnd 18 - 20 to be normal) But I feel much better. So whoever is facing this surgery, just take a breath and relax. This was my second surgery and this time it was thru my nose. The first time was thru my gumline and it took longer to recover.
This can also cause severe pain. You need another X-ray to ascertain that. Please get your blood sugar tested. Often high blood sugar is the cause of infection not getting treated. Also, any infection can cause reactive arthritis which can make joints very painful. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Other diseases which cause jaundice (yellowing of the skin due to increased bilirubin in the blood) can also result in elevated CA 19-9.
Hi Welcome to the forum! Bright red blood commonly seen after eating or brushing is due to Vitamin C deficiency. If you take the supplements, it will help. Also maintain good oral hygiene. Another cause can be pyorrhea or infection of gums. If the blood is dark then it could be due to gastric reflux. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do discuss this with your doctor or dentist. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Only 20 minutes after entering the ER my pain all of a sudden disappeared. The ER dr. ran some blood work (which all came back fine) and summed it up as either me eating the wrong thing.. or a post surgery pain. Today I saw the dr. who performed my surgery who told me that I may have had a gallstone still lodged in my bile duct and that it prolly passed which is why my pain just disappeared. He did add however.. that although possible..
He dies not drink alcohol so I think sugar is his vice. He definitely has to get his BMI down. After his accident he had so many surgeries with issues from broken bones, bleeding on brain, ( thank goodness no brain damage) collapsed lungs, fractured vertebrae, broken ribs, radius and fractured leg...I could go on.....I had to wait a few months before I could give him the hep C news.i hope he doesn't have diabetes too. I have Muktiple Sclerosis, so I am supposed to reduce stress... Lol....
Hi Everyone, I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago and for about two weeks now I have a lot of saliva with bitter taste in my mouth and lots of heartburn. Doc put me on protonix (40 mg) - did not get rid of the taste in mouth - decreased some of the heartburn. He switched me to Nexium - same result. Question: Is it normal to have "heartburn w. possible reflux after gallbladder surgery. I never had the problem before!!!
I continued to chew tobacco for several days after first experiencing the rapid heartbeat and blood pressure and came to the conclusion that the tobacco was the contributor to these symptoms. The symptoms were a sudden onset. This all began roughly 1 month 25 days ago. I completely quit chewing 1 month 20 days ago and haven't touched chewing tobacco since and never will again. I don't drink alchohol and am not a recreational drug user.
Too soon to tell if it has helped yet as I Am still in pain from the surgery. I lived 30 years with arthritis that developed after a fall or falling off a bike or jumping into the wrong end of a swimming pool. I finally had to say what the f#&K and just do it. I got a bad back and arthritis in my foot also.
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