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how long does it take to recover from a lumpectomy

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Days: Surgical removal of a breast lump is an out-patient operation often performed under twilight anesthesia in less than one hour. Most women may return ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Not long: If you are vigorous prior to having your lumpectomy, the recovery (assuming you have a sentinel lymph node biopsy and not a full axillary dissection w ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Since the exact: cause of seroma formation is unknown , it is difficult to be able to reassure you as to how long fluid will have to be withdrown. There are a number o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: On how large lump is and how well you tolerate surgery. Discuss with your doctor. A general recommendation would be to have 4 days off...Ie have proce ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
3 to 4 wks: Most of the patents will recover in 3 to 4 wks, then also most of them under go chemotherapy or radiation which will prolong the recovery for months.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Weeks": Recovery following a mastectomy depends heavily on the type of mastectomy, whether a reconstruction is performed & which method. Without reconstructio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends : If there are no complications, the hospital stay should be 3-6 days, and you would typically be back to mostly normal activity by 6-12 weeks. May need ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Weeks: Depends on type of hysterectomy and kinds of activities you are considering. With vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you may be driving and doing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6 weeks: While everyone recovers differently and scars can take up to 18 months to mature, most people will recover from facelift (where swelling and bruising ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 to 2 days: Your vision should be clear.and your eye comfortable one to two days after the procedure.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends : 2-6 weeks? Small breasts! Young person? Other disease? Or risk factors. Obesity?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spottin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Recovery can be defined as the time to be free of symptoms, or the time when the vision is improved or restored. The time frame can be several weeks ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
3 months is typical: A dacryocystorhinostomy involves the acute surgery, from which recovery is 1-2 weeks and a 3-6 month interval for the new tear drainage tunnel to deve ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Recovery: It varies and depends on technique - but usually about 2 weeks. Severe pain usually is much decreased after 3-7 days. Minimal pain, such as when ya ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hyst recovery: It takes 6 weeks to heal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Dembny
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Lift recovery: Your final appearance will not be present until at least 4-6 month after surgery. Recommendations will vary by doctor. Light activity for the first 2 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?lcl: Be specific...Did u mean open lateral collateral ligament repair? Or posterolateral corner reconstructive surgery(both knee).We also repair 'lateral' ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Few days to a week.: Recovery from a hydrocele repair is about a week, depending on the initial size of the hydrocele. Sometimes a drain, which looks like a small tube, is ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Plica: Are in your knee ususally - usually 4-6 weeks for healing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2 weeks: My patients are walking the same day and have fully recovered in less than 2 weeks.

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