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how long after I start antibiotics can i have surgery

A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps always: Talk with your orthopedist about your particular risk factors for infection of your hip joint. After two years the risk decreases, but other factors ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend : On the situation, clean cases we do not give antibiotic after surgery. Some involved cases we give antibiotic befor and during and post surgery.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on what: surgery and anesthesia was used how long it will stay in your body, whether you were under general or MAC anesthesia. You will be nauseous and letharg ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Appendectomy : It depends if your surgery was open, laparoscopic or was there ruptured appendix. In general, patients feel much better in about 3 weeks of surgery. F ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Sometimes we use a general time from of two weeks, but it depends on your specific procedure.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can incr ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
7 Days: Wait 7days after finishing all medications before having sex again (all forms of sex). Make sure you were tested for all STDs and treated. Make sure ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Ask: Ask your surgeon, 3-4 weeks range, but your surgeon knows best.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Were the antibiotics: ....For a sexually transmitted disease? If so, wait until the antibiotic course is finished and your symptoms have gone away, then resume sex (with p ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
2 weeks: 2 weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No wait: You could have had alcohol while you were taking it.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
You should have: asked the person who treated your UTI how long to wait. It matters some, why you were treated, and perhaps you and your partner should be treated at ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why wait?: As soon as you feel ready. Love wisely. Exercise hard.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: Generally you should be able to resume normal activity in 6 weeks. I would start slow and increase the weights over time.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Why on steroids?: Not sure how to answer your question, especially since you didn't mention why you were put on steroids. I'm gonna assume the worst, that you had acu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
My patients 10 days: All doctors have different answers to this question. In my patients who have uncomplicated sinus surgery i let them lift weights and perform heavy phy ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More info.: Which surgery???
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Pick
31 years experience Urology
Repeat testing: I would recommend waiting until you have finished your treatment and have a repeat test showing no infection. Remember also to practice safe sex and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
You : You have to wait till the skin regrows and resurfaces. This will take a week or so (in some cases longer).
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 weeks: Shingles pain last a few weeks after the antiviral treatment. If it continues beyond a month, your doctor may think about an associated complication c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 days: symptoms can happen before your expected period is missed. some people are ore sensitive than others,
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Eat when hungry: Quite simply, eat when you are hungry. After resistance training, it is recommended to provide your body with a lean, healthy source of protein withi ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Colostomy: What is "recent", you can fly with a colostomy if you have been cleared by your surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No need to wait: You may like the tattoo now, but you are likely to regret it later. I suggest a temporary tattoo so you can change it later.

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