Overcoming Pain And Swelling In The Knee After Surgery?
I am a woman, aged 28 years, I have felt pain in the knee for a month, at first it was swollen like a liquid, now the swelling is smaller, but it still hurts especially when the knee is bent. R nPreviously I had no history of knee pain, swelling, and I felt pain when the leg was bent. r nIs there anything to do, because a week before my leg was swollen, I just finished the URS operation for kidney stones. r nAt that time, I had two injections of anesthesia in the back. Initially the injection was 1x, but for a few minutes I didn’t feel immune to the legs yet, finally the doctor decided to give me another injection of anesthesia. R nWhen I was injected, I felt pain like an electric shock to the tips of my feet. R n r nWhat is pain and my swelling has something to do with my URS operation history? r n r nTrims
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URS (ureteroscopy) is a procedure performed by inserting a small, flexible tube into the bladder and ureter. This procedure is often used in people with kidney stones that descend into the ureter. It is also possible that the doctor uses a special tool to remove or break the stone so that the patient's complaints will improve. Generally, this procedure is relatively safe to perform and rarely causes dangerous side effects. However, some sufferers may experience side effects such as bleeding or damage or infection to the ureter which can interfere with your urination process some time after the procedure.
URS does not generally cause complications as you might fear. A sore knee that swells is more likely due to the following conditions:
Skin infections around the knee, for example abscesses, ulcers Inflammation of the joints, for example due to rheumatoid arthritis, gout (gout) History of knee injuries, for example those that cause hematomas, edema, fractures, ligament tears Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa) Benign or malignant tumors, such as cysts , etc. You need to have your complaint checked directly with your doctor so that you can examine what the causes are and the best treatment to deal with them. Chances are, not only a physical examination, the doctor will also perform further tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or taking synovial fluid to be examined in the laboratory.
In the meantime, you should first apply ice to the sore and swollen knee. Avoid activities that involve too much movement of the knee and leg area, for example walking, running, or going up and down stairs too often. Elevate your legs while lying down, either by hanging them or propping them up using a pillow. To reduce pain, you can also take paracetamol before going to the doctor. Do not forget, keep your ideal body weight, wear pants, and also comfortable footwear (not high heels).
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah