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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: What area of the body received cryotx—skin lesion(s), cervix? Need this info to better answer your question. Skin lesions should be healed after 2 mon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
2-4 weeks: Your doctor should have gone over this with you....But typically the rule is anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on the amount and depth of the procedu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No reason to wait: There is no reason to delay attempts at conception, unless for some reason the doc who did the cryo suggests otherwise. At most, I see no need to wait ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 months: Generally, it is recommended to wait 3 months unless there were complications such as a secondary infection of the cervix or failure to heal properly. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
You'll : You'll probably want to wait at least a couple weeks for swimming. Check with your surgeon to get more specific recommendations.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Gouveia
8 years experience General Practice
4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Thanks for your question. If you do not have drains and the incisions look well healed you can shower in as little as 48 hours after most breast surg ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felecia Dawson
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6-8 weeks: Your body should technically be healed from the surgery in 6-8 weeks. Make sure you have emotionally and spiritually healed from your loss, which usua ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your MD: You need to ask your treating GYN MD that question.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Wait: Until released for travel by your surgeon. May depend if you had open or laparoscopic surgery. May want to wait about 2 weeks, & also see the surgeon ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
18 months: After having a cesarean, it's best to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant again to allow your uterus to heal maximally. A shorter inter-pregnancy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
1 week : You should wait at least one week.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: What you want to do . In uncoplicated case with no tension on the flap , stcihes will be our with in 2 wks , by 4 th wk most of the daily chores will ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Less than 5 days: If it is done laparoscopically then you may be released within a few hours. If major surgery was required, you might have to stay a few days.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No specific wait: You can travel when you feel comfortable enough to do it.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience Neurology
Thanks for asking!: All depend on you... Sciatic nerve is not involve in sex... At least in the conventional way...!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
6 weeks: Is the standard recommendation so the cervix has time to close. It is not wise to have your feet and cervix in the same water at the same time (always ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: BUT all sutures out, skin sealed. No swelling, no drainage, good mobility. AND your surgeon says GO swim!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
In : In general you'll have an external dressing/cast on your nose after rhinoplasty that normally is removed about 1 week after surgery. Most people are a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Honestly : Honestly this is a question that only your surgeon can answer. I would guess if you have no other issues that would interfere with your training, then ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
This : This question really should be answered by your general surgeon or plastic surgeon, not by an orthopedic surgeon as the issue is not with your joints/ ... Read More

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