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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the mammogram?

Dr. Eric Wang Dr. Wang
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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the mammogram?

Drive: You can drive after the mammogram. ...Assuming you could drive before =p you can bring a friend for moral support if you want; some nervous patients do that. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the laryngoscopy?

Can drive: Most laryngoscopies are straightforward procedures performed in the doctor's office. Since sedation is usually not needed, most patients are free to drive as soon as the test is complete. If any doubt, it is best to check with your physician ahead if time. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the amniocentesis?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the amniocentesis?

You can drive: There is no reason you can't drive yourself to and from your amniocentesis. It can be nice to have a friend or family member there to hold your hand, but its not necessary. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cryosurgery?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cryosurgery?

Driving post op: If your procedure is done under a straight local anesthetic with no sedation, it is possible that you would be allowed to drive home. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

You can drive: But bring sun glasses since your pupils will be dilated and sunlight is very uncomfortable for a few hours. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the proctosigmoidoscopy?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the proctosigmoidoscopy?

Depends: If you're actually having colonoscopy, an intravenous sedative is always used and it is not safe to drive the same day, even if you think you feel "okay". If you're truly just having proctosigmoidoscopy, it can done without sedation in which case you could drive. To be sure, call ahead and confirm if you will be receiving a sedative. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thigh lift?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thigh lift?

No driving: You won't be driving for a while after a thigh lift. The incision is tight, and one of the risks is having the incision separate (dehiscence). ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the buttocks lift?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the buttocks lift?

You need a ride home: Buttock lift is a serious surgery. You definitely need someone to take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the microcurrent face lift?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the microcurrent face lift?

Microcurrent facelif: It depends, what did your doctor tell you? If they will give you sedation for the procedure, take someone to drive you home. Clarify with your doctor prior to procedure. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the analysis of joint fluid?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the analysis of joint fluid?

Ok to drive: Aspiration of a joint doesn't require sedation. If your joints were well enough to allow you to drive to your appointment, you should be perfectly safe driving afterward. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Need someone!: For any surgery, even a day surgery, you will need someone to drive you home. The after effects of anesthesia or discomfort make it too dangerous to drive. A friend or family member can also be helpful to remember conversations with the doctor, post-op instructions with the nursing staff, and can help you with filling any prescriptions. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after a radiofrequency nerve ablation?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after a radiofrequency nerve ablation?

Care post nerve rx: I would need more info about this which should be obtained from your md. Type of nerves treated? Type of anesthetic delivered? For example a temporal nerve ablation with no sedation would easily permit driving home but more extensive peripheral nerve treatments may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post op. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after a CT scan?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after a CT scan?

Drive after CT scan: If you had no medication prior ct scan it is safe to drive back home. If you had medication for anxiety, pain, you should have someone with you to drive back home. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after cataract surgery?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after cataract surgery?

Bring a driver: The most common form of anesthesia during cataract surgery is intravenous sedation. The effects can last for several hours, and patients are essentially "drunk". It is not safe to drive for at least 6-12 hours after having sedation, and most ophthalmologists will advise their patients not to drive for up to 24 hours. You will often not be allowed to leave the surgery center without a driver. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

You can drive: Without contrast , you can drive after mri. If contrast is used, it is best to bring a driver in case there are any problems (very rare). ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cervical spine MRI with dye?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cervical spine MRI with dye?

Depends: The dye used for MRI should not affect your ability to drive. If you require sedation to tolerate the MRI you should have someone drive you home. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the mammogram?

What information do I have to bring along to do the mammogram?

Prior mammograms: It is helpful if you can bring any reports or the films from your prior mammograms, breast ultrasounds, or breast MRI scans. If you do not have access to these films/reports, then try to find out the name of the facility where those studies were performed. This helps the radiologist compare your current mammogram with your prior imaging studies, a critical step in seeing any changes over time. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the angiography?

What information do I have to bring along to do the angiography?

List of allergies: Bring a list of allergies and a list of meds you take. Your kidney function is important and your doctor will have checked it with a blood sample. Do not eat for at least 4 hours before the test. If you have diabetes, depending on the time of your exam, you might be asked to hold some or all of your dm med. Aspirin is ok but other blood thinners are often held. ...Read more