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  • By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    by KT Dunn4

  • Are you having a calcium scoring test? Here is what you need to know about why your doctor ordered it and what it will tell about your health.

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    by Virginia Kearney5

  • Cysts are a very common medical problem. In this article, I share photos of what my cyst looked like—inside and out!

    This Is What My Cyst Looked Like

    This Is What My Cyst Looked Like

    by eye say8

  • After years of dieting and yo-yo weight loss, I decided that surgery was the way to go. Being a nurse, I researched to find the procedure with the fewest side effects. I've had four surgeries since 2011.

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    by Michelle Mollohan2

  • Cervical spine surgery is a procedure that corrects the movement of the neck and alleviate nerve compression. The prospect of surgery can be downright intimidating. If you are having one in the future, continue reading to know what to expect. ...

    What to Expect During and After a Cervical Spine Surgery

    What to Expect During and After a Cervical Spine Surgery

    by Alexis Mabury126

  • Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    by Brittany Brown-Doherty26

  • In March 2018, I underwent a PET/CT whole body scan. In this article, learn what a PET/CT scan is, why it is used, how it is given, and what information its results can give doctors and patients.

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • The cost of a Crystalens implant can vary widely. Learn how the cost can be affected by a surgeon's philosophy and product packaging—from personal experience and the experience of others.

    My Cataract Surgery and How Much Crystalens Cost

    My Cataract Surgery and How Much Crystalens Cost

    by gracenotes64

  • Learn about what to expect from a CT scan, including reasons your doctor may recommend the procedure, risks vs. benefits, preparing for the procedure and the scan, and follow-up care with your doctor.

    What to Expect During a CT Scan: My Experience

    What to Expect During a CT Scan: My Experience

    by WheelerWife15

  • I discovered the importance of my thyroid gland only after I no longer had one. Following my thyroidectomy, I struggled with weight gain. In this article, I share what I've learned.

    Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain

    Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain

    by Cindy Vine178

  • Whether you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, or whether you're currently recovering from the procedure, there's a lot to know. This is what I learned from my experience.

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Liz Elias29

  • Since 1999, I have had prostate problems leading to biopsies in 2000 and 2003. Based on personal experiences, this article details what to expect after having undergone a prostate biopsy.

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    by Paul Richard Kuehn3

  • What can you eat after you've had your gallbladder removed? Learn what to eat and what to avoid post-cholecystectomy and beyond. Get your life back after gallbladder removal!

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    by Sarah Switalski1305

  • After 5 years of donating plasma, I’ve learned a lot. In this article, I'll share my knowledge of the most common donation issues I’ve experienced and seen firsthand.

    Plasma Donation Tips and Tricks

    Plasma Donation Tips and Tricks

    by camarochix72143

  • The MRI procedure might be scary and upsetting for an anxious or claustrophobic person. This article offers information and coping methods for patients. It also provides helpful resource information.

    Claustrophobia and the MRI Machine

    Claustrophobia and the MRI Machine

    by Daisy Mariposa266

  • Are you a candidate for a total knee replacement? If so, I hope this article, which includes my husband's joint replacement, will benefit you. Hip and shoulder replacement candidates can also benefit.

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Linda Bilyeu101

  • At the age of 65, I had internal and external hemorrhoids removed by surgery. This article first examines the nature of hemorrhoids and then details what to expect after hemorrhoid removal surgery.

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • The doctors’ primary concerns when you wake up in recovery are your levels of pain and nausea. I wasn’t nauseous and only had a mild soreness in my chest.

    My Recovery From Bilateral Mastectomy

    My Recovery From Bilateral Mastectomy

    by justsayom1

  • In this article, I provide first-person experience with individuals I have known who suffered knee problems, along with some useful links to additional information. Some suggestions for decision-making, along with photos and a video, are included.

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    by Patty Inglish MS48

  • Do you feel a painful lump on the front or inside of your thigh? It may be a femoral hernia. Learn about what it is, the causes, and what to expect in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

    What Is a Femoral Hernia and How Is It Treated?

    What Is a Femoral Hernia and How Is It Treated?

    by flycatcherrr109

  • An abdominal ultrasound scan suggested by a doctor probably saved my life. In this article, after defining the meaning of ultrasound scan, I explain its purpose in medical diagnostics and some of the results the scan images can indicate.

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    by Paul Richard Kuehn7

  • These are the highlights of my jaw surgery—from the hospital stay to my recovery time at home. The surgery solved my overbite issue, and I survived the procedure and the hospital stay. However, it was not a walk in the park.

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    by emilybee41

  • Are you facing cataract surgery in the near future? If so, please consider these five topics, presented in order of importance, based on my own experience.

    5 Key Considerations for Cataract Surgery

    5 Key Considerations for Cataract Surgery

    by vmills0

  • A doctor will often order a HIDA scan if gallbladder problems are suspected but an ultrasound shows no stones.

    What Happens During a HIDA Scan

    What Happens During a HIDA Scan

    by Kristine McAdams1

  • Adult tonsillectomies are more common than you might think, but the recovery process is often tiring and somewhat painful. Avoid prolonging your recovery time with a few simple post-op care tips.

    Recovery After Your Adult Tonsillectomy

    Recovery After Your Adult Tonsillectomy

    by Saloca10

  • The recovery time for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is about two weeks or more depending on the individual. This article will discuss what to expect both during and after gallbladder surgery.

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    by Edmund Custers12

  • A long-term kidney transplant recipient lists her top 10 ways to keep an organ transplant going strong. This helpful and encouraging advice can apply to the recipient of any type of organ transplant.

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    by Kristin Kaldahl32

  • There has never been a better time to be bedridden. While it's never ideal, thanks to modern technology, patients today have their choice of many more ways to occupy their time.

    What Can You Do While Confined to Bed?

    What Can You Do While Confined to Bed?

    by Sherry Hewins11

  • Most people are so nervous about their cataract operation, they don't think much about what to expect after the procedure. Unfortunately, some surgeons don't provide adequate information, either.

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    by Kate Swanson270

  • The sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis measures chloride ions in an individual's sweat. A positive result indicates the presence of cystic fibrosis.

    My Son's Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    My Son's Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    by Leah Lefler10

  • How do you cope with your emotions after an ostomy? At first, it is really hard to come to terms with because you have a s**t bag stuck to your stomach and what can be worse than that? Emotional stress is expected, but how should you deal with it?

    How to Cope With Your Emotions After Colostomy Surgery

    How to Cope With Your Emotions After Colostomy Surgery

    by Alobeda0

  • A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain, not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect helps. These tips for adapting to your new body should also help.

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    by Catherine Giordano21

  • Are you scared to have D&C? Entering the women's surgery center, I feared this common operation on the uterus. But this outpatient procedure has changed since your mother had it 20 years ago.

    What to Expect in a D&C Outpatient Surgery

    What to Expect in a D&C Outpatient Surgery

    by Rula Lenski12

  • I was totally unprepared for my orbital decompression surgery, and it ended up being a nightmare! By sharing my experience, I hope that others will be more prepared than I was.

    My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare

    My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare

    by Elayne3

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