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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pneumonia: If you are recovered, you can probably exercise to the level of your tolerance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Two to four weeks: If you are fully recovered, then a couple of weeks at least to make sure is advisable. Start slowly and if all is well, you can resume normal training ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Pneumonia: It depends. If a immuno-uncompromised individual gets pneumonia they usually recover quickly, 7-10 days. You may start work out gradually after ten da ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks. Only your doctor will be able to clear you based on how you are healing and what exactly was done.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: You can start walking and climbing stairs if you need to as soon as you feel up to it. Hold off on heavy exercise for about 6 weeks, especially if yo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Ask the surgeon: Depending on what type of surgery you had, and what you mean by exercise, it will vary. The safest information will come from your treating surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It's : It's a good idea to take a week off after a stroke, but not to avoid activity. Remember that people with severe strokes are sent to physical therapy ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
When back to normal: You can exercise shortly after your asthma symptoms resolve. Use medications prior to exercise. If asthma is triggered by exercise, talk to your docto ... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes: yes you can do anything you want after colonoscopy,since there is no physical restriction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any time.: You can do whatever you tolerate, but i would avoid it within the first month of a cesarean.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doctor: You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes.: The sooner the better. You may not be able to do all you want but you will in the next 6 wks. Your fev1 declines following an exacerbation. This may t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You don't need to -: Wait for anytime at all, as generally labs require about 10-maybe 30 cc's blood, depending on what tests you required. For that amount you shouldn't n ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Clarify: What do you mean by a water infection? What is infected?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Use inhaler: Once your asthma symptoms has been well controlled except for exercise-induced bronchospasms, an additional 2-3 puffs of albuterol/xopenex inhalation ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
At risk: Once the inner lining of the lung is infected, it is prone to a secondary infection. It may take weeks to recover from influenza, and a secondary pneu ... Read More
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