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How Long Do You Have After A Ruptured Spleen To Get To The Hospital
ASAP: Spleen injury can be very serious! the spleen is prone to bleeding, which could become life threatening. If a spleen injury occurs, you need to go to a hospital as soon as possible for evaluation. Most bleeding stops on its own and does not require surgery. But the only way to tell for sure is to have it checked out at the hospital. ...Read more
Depends: A ruptured spleen can range from very serious, even life threatening to relatively minor event depending on the reasons for the rupture and the initial care. In general, your team of docs wants to see that your blood counts are stable, your bowels are working, you are willing and able to care for yourself at home, pain is under control. Ok to ask your care team. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
As soon as possible: A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a true emergency. Unfortunately, depending on the size of the rupture, it can take minutes for one's blood to spill out. When aaas rupture out of the hospital, sadly 50-70% do not survive (30-50% don't even make it to the hospital alive). It is in one's best interest to get to the hospital immediately for a chance at life saving surgical management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: If you are unsuccessful at removing your tampon, you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately. ...Read more
I don't have access anytime soon to a doctor to get antibiotic. I have this otitis which hurts a lot. How long will it stay and will it end by waiting?
Ear pain: You don't give any details. If you have swimmers ear several drops several times a day will give you relief. If you pull on your ear lobe and it hurts, that could indicate otitis externa. If you've had a cold or URI you may have a middle ear infection as a result. In that case lie on a heating pad and take ibuprofen. Ear infection are self limiting and may cease after a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
check w/your ORS: If you dislocated your shoulder(i'm assuming) then you need to be examined by an ors and a treatment plan discussed before you go back to the gym.Treatment varies w/associated injuries, # of dislocations you've had, joint laxity, dominant arm affected etc. See your ors! good luck! ...Read more
How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?
See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...Read more
If medicine : Does not work, go to hospital.Get a more detailed answer ›
Miscarriage: Not necessarily. You need to see your OB to get a Rhogam shot if you are Rh negative. Also you may not have completely miscarried and your OB may evaluate you further to determine that with an exam or ultrasound. Call your OB's office and ask to be sure. ...Read more
It depends. : It depends on how the surgery was performed. For minimally invasive procedures it could be as soon as a week or could be six weeks for an open hysterectomy. It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon and get their recommendation. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: According to the fda, the uterus must heal after delivery for 6 weeks before the essure procedure. The procedure itself is very brief and at times may be done in the physician's office, under local anesthesia. After 3 months, a test is done to confirm you have permanent birth control. Go to essure.Com for more info. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If a 12 year old's appendix ruptured, how long would it take for peritonitis to set in and if unable to get help, how long would the child have left?
Ruptured appendix: Go to ER immediately. Call 911Get a more detailed answer ›
If anyone has had a hip replacement recently in a public hospital what infections did you get and how long did it take you to recover?
Infections: Joint replacement infections occur at an infrequent but established rate in all hospitals between 0.5% -2%. Acute infections get surgical opening and washouts and bearing changes with 6 weeks of IV antibiotics then oral antibiotics. Common bacteria is staph aureous and streptococcus. ...Read more
If i need a bullectomy, how long would I have to be off work etc. How long would I have to wait to fly by plane out of state?
Depends: If done thoracoscopically, ie minimally invasive one could return to work in less than a week depending on what type of work. Ability to fly 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?
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