Nitroglycerin and surgery

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Apparently, collateral circulation had already begun to develop naturally around the major blocked artery and doctors recommended medication and exercise rather than surgery. I am taking aspirin, zocor, and norvasc. They also recommended nitroglycerin to expand the blood circulation. I have decided not to take the nitroglycerin because it is my belief that my collateral circulatory system will grow more rapidly if it is moderately stressed (e.g.
Apparently, collateral circulation had already begun to develop naturally around the major blocked artery and doctors recommended medication and exercise rather than surgery. I am taking aspirin, zocor, and norvasc. They also recommended nitroglycerin to expand the blood circulation. I have decided not to take the nitroglycerin because it is my belief that my collateral circulatory system will grow more rapidly if it is moderately stressed (e.g.
First I had acute pancreatitis, then it was gastritis, and then gallbladder disease. When I got sick after the surgery it was post-cholecystectomy syndrome, then they thought I had stones and then it was sphincter of oddi type III. Now my new PCP agrees with me on the pancreas or liver because that's all I have left. I have done some reading and it's rare but possible to have completely normal labs not showing major signs of illness but have pancreatitis.
I don't kno what its like not to have heartburn and me and my mom both agree that the sooner the surgery the better. what do you think??? and does anyone kno of any surgeons that perform fonduplication near or in Nebraska. We were thinking maybe the Mayo Clinic would help us. Well if theres any advice for me out there...... please respond!!
Now after surgery, in four days her pain in the same area came back and was relieved after her Dr. told her to take two Aleve. The pain has been on and off for three months now and getting worse. Last week she had a catherization again to see how the bypass went, all was good, blood flow was excellent. Her EKG was normal and her blood tested normal (no heart attck going on). They sent her home after taking xrays of neck and back area for which she never has pain.
I was told that it could have been a gallbladder attack and a gastro doctor was called in and did an ERCP and only found two small ulcers in my stomach. He prescribed Prilosec twice a day and I was discharged from the hospital with follow up appointments scheduled. Two weeks later, I started being nauseated and went to my regular doctor. He sent me to have a ultra sound of my gallbladder which was normal.
i have had 3 pancretitic attacks in 3 yrs, 10 yrs post gastric surgery. i have nausea and pain intermittently , trying to access duodenium by egd-unsuccessful, ptc test unsuccessful. ballbladdr scans(3) and hida scan and ct of abdomen(2) all show dilated common bile duct 11cm ;but no panreas or gallbladder disease. My problem seems to be a functional problem -poor perastalsis and gradual back-up of bile causing panreatitis.
In the meantime, I sought a second opinion by a colorectal specialist. 4 weeks after the second surgery, I had emergency surgery because I started bleeding and my white count was 18. He also put in a drain tube. That stayed in for 2 months. Had another surgery last Friday to remove the tube and he did a large advancement flap. Stayed in the hospital another 3 days on I.V. antibiotics. Yes, I have been on antibiotics for some time now. Tequin.
My problem started about 8-9 weeks I had a large bowl movement ( felt like giving birth) And I felt a very bad pain then some bleeding ( anal rip I guess ) it took 4
I was experiencing unbelievable pain during bowel movements as well as urination- after visting a slew of doctors, getting very painful urinary tests, I finally visitted a GENERAL SURGEAN (which is who you need to visit first- if you have trouble finding a proctologist- or the like) who told me that the fissures were causing a pile, and can also cause urinary pain... I was perscribed high fiber diet, nitroglycerin ointment, and hydrocortizone suppositories.
I had the surgery done last September and the pain of the fissure was much worse than pain from the surgery. In fact the two days later I had a movement and it was a relief that the pain was gone. I was given pain medication and only took them for probably 12-16 hours after the surgery and probably would have been fine without anything.
After the 2nd Pancreatitus attack the doctors said that I needed my GallBladder removed. They said I had stones and sludge within my gallbladder area and if I have surgery this would eliminate my back pain as well. So on May 9th 08', I had (Laparoscopic GallBladder Surgery) without knowing of any side effects; because that was never explained to me. NOT SURE IF THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA!!!
My bp has gone from 110 / 69 to 143 / 92 and pulse from 75 sitting still to 115. I am now on Inderal and they gave me nitroglycerin for chest pains. My thyroid panel came back it showed the following: Thyroxine 16.4 High (limit 4.5 - 12.0); T3 uptake 37% Normal (24 - 39) ; Free Thyroxine Index 6.1 high (limits 1.2 - 4.9) Thyrotropin Receptor Ab, Serum 6.6 High (limits 0.0 - 1.0); TSH 0.013 Low (limits 0.35 - 5.
Unless your mother's heart stops beating, you do not want to do CPR on her. My grandma had CHF and she lived for years with it. I don't know if you can completely recover from it, but my grandma was living proof that a doctor treated, medicated person could continue to live a number of years with that diagnosis. She had a pacemaker for skipped beats prior to have triple by-pass heart surgery.
Only relief was popping a nitroglycerin tab, after two trips to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack took the bb's away and fine. Except for another horrible tachy episode. Have had palpitations for about four years. Well, a cat scan showed enlarged thyroid with nodule . . .again. Sooooo, will see my Dr. on Monday and I am going to request they remove the little bugger so I can get on with my life! I kept telling them from the git go, check the thyroid, geez.
I do recall though, that the thought of open heart surgery at her age (and given medical condition) was not something my Mom wanted to tackle. And, she was getting along nicely with the patch. Mom lived each day to the fullest. In November of 1996, she was dancing the Macarena at my Niece's wedding and the next day she died in our arms five minutes after driving herself over to my brother's house to watch the kids open gifts. Mom was 86 when she died. I still miss her.
I had surgery in March, and had the cyst removed. But, after surgery I was even more constipated and the hemorrhoids returned. I finally got that under control, but was left with the strange rectal pain. If you find a definitive answer, please post it. I googled rectal pain, and I am sure we are not the only ones with it. There are lots of articles on it. The only reassuring thing, is most causes are benign, but the treatments are kind of "sketchy".
so that I can get a life back? The last abdominal surgery I had was in 2002 and that makes it about 8 of them in the same incision- This General Surgeon told me that he had never seen anything like this in his career and could not figure it out. Just did what he could do to fix hernia, which he said was quite large, adhesions, plus remove adhesions from colon, and reattach some of the skin tissue that was left to my internal bones.
I had Kyphoplasty on T12 in April '07 followed by shoulder surgery in July '07 to repair a tear as well as remove bone spurs and decompress the joint. Three weeks after that surgery I was in the ER with my first attack. With each attack I am immediately put on intravenous pain meds and nausea medication, both of which help tremendously! My blood work shows elevated pancreatic enzymes that return to normal after an overnight hospital stay, nothing by mouth and intravenous fluids.
Coronary spasm can occur, but long-acting nitroglycerin preparations and calcium channel blockers virtually always get rid of spasm.
I found a specialist that did surgery on me 3 times. He did not use any dye during the surgery and I ended up not having a pancreatic attack the 2nd and 3rd time of surgery. The 1st time I spent 4 days in the hospital. Would I go through the ERCP again...I suppose. It seems there are many more of these in my future anyway. My point is for you to finda good doctor to help diagnose your problem. Also, some pain meds work for some people and don't work for others.
Importantly, anxiety and panic attacks, depression are frequently associated with chest pain, dull or sharp both, accompanied by shortness of breath, worsened by emotional stress and not relieved by nitroglycerin. so it’s a diagnosis of exclusion. I strongly suggest that you check up with an orthopaedician first and rule out the musculoskeletal causes, following which a visit to the psychiatrist’s office is warranted.
My legs, feet, and face get hot flashes. Sometimes it feels like there's something warm and fuzzy in the back of my head, and I have muscle spasms everywhere. Mostly my legs, noses, eyes, and temples. History - 28 year old male with a history of GERD. Please help if you can.
These medications could result in excessive bleeding during some oral surgery procedures. Ask your dentist if oxygen and nitroglycerin are available in case a medical emergency should arise during your office visit.
I then had a motility test of my esophagus on 2/10 and I was diagnosed with nutcracker esophagus and given nitroglycerin which relieves my middle chest pain. But, on 2/9, the day before my motility test, I awoke to severe right chest pain which then radiated to my right shoulder blade. I told my doctor before the motility test and he didn't seem to want to hear it, he just wanted to get the test done.
I went to a gastroenterologist and she put me on antibiotics and Nitroglycerin ointment. This seems to be working, but slowly. I also had a colonoscopy and upper-GI/lower bowel series which impeded healing. The Nitroglycerin gives you a bit of a headache, but it is better than the alternative. I also take Colace daily and stay on a high fiber diet and drink a LOT of water. I hope this helps a little - I didn't realize so many others are suffering from similar issues.
Hi, I'm the exact same situation. Except my Dr wants to do a sigmoidoscopy and try a botox (sp?) injection before surgery. The nitro did nothing for me except give me a headache. Citrucel helps. Does anybody know anything about the botox? Thanks.
On the third day of the cleanse I was put on by a naturopath I felt so bad I had nitroglycerin and used it cause I was having chest pain and difficulty breathing. My blood work from the hospital shows a few things are out of sorts like my red blood cells, amylase, bilirubin was high, triglycerides high and HDL cholesterol was low. So was the sodium and chloride below normal as well. I was feeling real good doing the salt remedy.
High fiber diet to facilate easy bowel movement 2. Sitz bath 3. Topical nitroglycerin 4. Surgery as the last resort ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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