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Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Yes: It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy. Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician. ...Read more

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I am a flight attendant and had a craniotomy to remove an epidural hematoma. How long before i can fly again? How will pressurization affect my head?

I am a flight attendant and had a craniotomy to remove an epidural hematoma.  How long before i can fly again? How will pressurization affect my head?

Usually a month: Though there is no absolute correct answer, but generally a month should be safe in many situations. Your neurosurgeon is the only one who can tell you the best answer for your particular situation. Note that if there neurological problems from having the epidural bleed, the length of time out of work could be longer. ...Read more

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Can someone suffer from a brain aneurysm and still have a scheduled surgery days later?

Can someone suffer from a brain aneurysm and still have a scheduled surgery days later?

Depends: Did it rupture? If so, they you will want to avoid anther elective surgery until it is treated. Likewise, if it was found before it ruptured, most doctors would want it treated before another elective surgery due to the risks of rupture. ...Read more

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I got a brain injury from a car accident in october of 2012 and i acquired double vision. If it's a neurological issue, when can I expect it to tesolv?

I got a brain injury from a car accident in october of 2012 and i acquired double vision. If it's a neurological issue, when can I expect it to tesolv?

Traumatic diploplia: In general, after a year, there is no expectation for the double vision to resolve. Most times, an improvement is seen between 3 to 6 months post injury, anything longer is most likely permanent. ...Read more

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I'm getting hernia surgery on thursday and have a flight home on the following day. Can that effect surgery i just had?

I'm getting hernia surgery on thursday and have a flight home on the following day. Can that effect surgery i just had?

Unlikely: It may be uncomfortable to sit on your flight. Make sure that you're taking an anti-inflammatory. You may also want to try ice over the surgical site to decreased discomfort. ...Read more

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I suffered from a head injury on 18 November 2014, and underwent a surgery. I am recovering well and was thinking about going to a holiday in hilly areas. Can any complication arise due to my past injury?

I suffered from a head injury on 18 November 2014, and underwent a surgery. I am recovering well and was thinking about going to a holiday in hilly areas. Can any complication arise due to my past injury?

Well, yes: Paul, it all depends on the type of injury you had. Sounds pretty serious if you had surgery! Be sure that your doctor or the surgeon is OK with whatever you are planning to DO in those "hilly areas", and obviously use all precautions (like a helmet) if you are doing anything dangerous, even biking. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a minor stroke in march been having bad headaches had another MRI and now they say it was a major stoke how can a stroke grow?

I had a minor stroke in march been having bad headaches had another MRI and now they say it was a major stoke how can a stroke grow?

Stroke extension: The vessel responsible for your stroke may have been partially occluded initally, giving you a minor stroke. In the interval period of time, because of reduced flow and/or other factors, the vessel may have totally clotted, extending the area of infarcted tissue seen on the second mri, and now classifying the stroke as a major event. Progression of symptoms during the interval period is key! ...Read more

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After scalp removal or surgery can still work hard after a week of surgery and can i have bike,jogging, badminton,can i travel and flight.tanx?

After scalp removal or surgery can still work hard after a week of surgery and can i have bike,jogging, badminton,can i travel and flight.tanx?

Be kind to yourself!: After having scalp removed, you need to let your body heal from major surgery, not stress it further! Also, depending if they removed part of your skull, you may need to wear protective head gear, so nothing happens if you fall hard. Speak to your doctor or surgeon about this. I would do simple, easy things like walking versus jogging or biking or jumping around in badminton. ...Read more

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Would a 3hour neck surgery doing a disectomy and a fusion on c5andc4 be ok when I have a venous angionoma in my brain with no known cause they docs ok?

Would a 3hour neck surgery doing a disectomy and a fusion on c5andc4 be ok when I have a venous angionoma in my brain with no known cause they docs ok?

Probably yes: A venous angioma is an abnormality of blood vessel that one is born with. They rarely bleed, so the presence of one is of no consequence when planning elective surgery. Best to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

Depends: on type of injury ,repair of damaged nerve , location of injury when repaired will regenerate at the of 1mm a day ( approximate ) , in some areas may not regenerate and will be permanent , speak to his doctor for exact out come . ...Read more

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I had a minor stroke in march been hsving bad headaches had another MRI and now they say it was a major stoke how can a stroke grow?

I had a minor stroke in march been hsving bad headaches had another MRI  and now they say it was a major stoke how can a stroke grow?

Stroke: To explain I am bringing this down to very simple trerm please do not thinl I am being disrespectful. Invision a donut the hole in the middle is the stroke seen in the begining. The body of the donut is area of jeopardy around the stoke where cells are injured but have not died. Months later the cells that were injured have been removed leaving the completed stroke. So yes despite the best of tx. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of a concussion last? I was in an accident a week ago and my head is still pounding

How long do the symptoms of a concussion last? I was in an accident a week ago and my head is still pounding

Concussion: Concussion headache can remain for many months. You need to have cognitive as well as physical rest. Naproxen twice a day with food can help, however if symptoms persist longer than three to four weeks you may need a preventative medication. Either way you should be evaluated after any head injury and have the appropriate work up depending on your history. ...Read more

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After having two brain operations, what are the odds that i may have a brain hemorrhage later in life?

After having two brain operations, what are the odds that i may have a brain hemorrhage later in life?

Op for what?: Your question does not state what the indication for the surgery was. Was it a cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, congenital malformations? Are you hypertensive? Do you have a blood clotting disorder? More information is needed to respond to your question. ...Read more

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Can I go on a plane trip, the day after having a skin graft on face and neck?

Can I go on a plane trip, the day after having a skin graft on face and neck?

Risky: Going into active pubic places following a surgical procedure increases risk of complications such as infection. ...Read more

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I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...Read more

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