Bunion Removal
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Bunion Removal Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a bunion removal, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Toe may be misaligned or too short
  • The bunion may recur

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking and alcohol abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor health

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the site
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Swelling or pain in the calf or leg

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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