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How Urgently Do We Need Urgent Care?

Posting on behalf of my partner, whose bad tooth has worsened: the crown's gone. They're experiencing a throbbing headache towards the back of their head, "behind the eyes." While the pain has been off-and-on for a while, the last two days have been tough to get through. As of today, they also have a combination of pain/stiffness in the back of their neck. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jul 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me navigate an appt with a new doc

I finally got health insurance after not having it for years. The problem is that it is my states crappy version of medicaid even though they won't admit it. It has already been a clusterfuck. Only 3 docs in my county accept this insurance. I have my first appt tomorrow and could use some advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by futz on Jul 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Back surgery in 5 days: What am in for?

Having back surgery on Dec. 19th. Fusion of L5-S1 with bone from pelvis and some "hardware". Doc has been great with the exception of what I'm in for in terms of post-op pain and recovery. Basically, he's told me "it varies." I do know I'll be hospitalized for at least 2 nights. [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Dec 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Good guided meditations for surgery recovery/pain?

Looking for guided meditations/mindfulness practices specifically for help with post-surgical pain, besides Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief. [more inside]
posted by scody on Oct 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Pain after knee surgery

Pain relief question for elderly parent. [more inside]
posted by jenh526 on Aug 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Am I supposed to be healing this slowly? Or is this quick?

5 days ago, had general anesthesia lapropscopic surgery for salpingo oopherectomy (badly scarred right ovary and tube removed), appendectomy, D&C and exploratory surgery found massive adhesions and one intestinal cyst. Everything was cleaned up, I was sent home that afternoon with 2 days of Percocet and given basic after-care instructions. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 8, 2013 - 20 answers

A pain in the neck

I just had surgery on my foot. Why does my neck hurt? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Ovarian Cystectomy Freak-Out

I'm set to have an ovarian cystectomy (and possible oophorectomy) at the end of the week. I'm pretty scared about the surgery, the recovery and my future fertility. [more inside]
posted by Aquifer on Apr 15, 2012 - 20 answers

When is it ER time with a gallbladder attack?

How do you know its time to go to the ER with gallbladder issues? Can I wait 24 hours? Please calm my nerves! It's 3:30am, I just had two bouts of loose stool and one episode of throwing up. [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Mar 25, 2012 - 21 answers

We didn't know it would be this bad. Really.

My husband had surgery recently and we are struggling with his home care. Please share your post-surgical pain management and caregiver experiences. [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Mar 2, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I make air travel less painful after surgery?

How do I make air travel less painful after surgery? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Self-hypnosis downloads for oral surgery healing?

Recommend a self-hypnosis tape (online download preferred) to listen to in preparation for wisdom tooth extraction. [more inside]
posted by pants on Sep 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Have you had any experience with herniated disc back surgery? What should I expect?

Hey everybody, I asked about my leg pain/sciatica and got a lot of helpful answers last time. This is a followup on the same topic. I recently got an MRI back that says I have "There is a large extradural mass extending posterior to the L4-5 or L5-S1 intervertebral discs most likely L5-S1. This likely reflects an extruded disc fragment from a disc herniation. There is extensive effacement of the right S-1 nerve root. This extends up to the level of the L4-5 disc. Diffuse central disc bulging is present at L3-4. No compression fractures or other bony abnormalities are identified." My chiropractor said that I have the next to worse kind of herniated disc and that it is "leaking" and putting pressure on the nerve. He was anti-surgery last time, but after seeing the MRI said that is pretty much my only treatment option at this point for relief. I am having horrible leg pain and am on pain killers pretty consistently. I am mildly freaked out about surgery, but I need to get back on track with my life. Please help me get a better understanding if you have any experience. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Rear ended by a drunk driver then effed in the rear by the medical system.

Bone graft gone wrong. Testicle swollen, major pain, difficulty walking, Doctors not helping. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Nov 20, 2009 - 8 answers

No song titles about noses, septums or breathing, strangely enough.

Deviated septum fixed - but 'new nose' feels damn weird. Advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 9 answers

My cat is high, but he doesn't seem to enjoy it.

Yet another cat health/vet visit related question. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 7, 2009 - 9 answers

How painful will my tonsil removal be?

I'm 34 and getting my tonsils out and my palette shaved.. I hear it's really painful. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Why does the knee still hurt?

On average how long is there pain after knee replacement surgery? I had a partial done Dec. 12th and still have days that I have to take pain pills for the discomfort. Is this typical? Should I go back to the doctor?
posted by lag on Feb 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Name this chemical!

Name this chemical! [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Weak in the Knees

What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Pain, surgery and the aftereffects.

My 13 y.o. son had a metal plate screwed onto his radius on Tuesday afternoon to correct the way it was healing from a break about 3 weeks ago. He's in a LOT of pain still and I'm hoping that anyone who has had this kind of surgery can tell us something about recovery time, medication and how much pain they experienced. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on May 26, 2005 - 13 answers

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