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Does having a lumpectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Does having a lumpectomy affect my ability to exercise?

No: The recovery following a lumpectomy is on the order of days rather than weeks. Exercise is usually very well tolerated as soon as one week following surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Lumpectomy (Definition)

A lumpectomy means removal of a breast lump. It frequently is used in relation to removal of breast cancer. However it can be generalized to removal of other lumps or imaging abnormalities also. Other terminology such as excision, wide excision or a partial mastectomy usually may mean the same thing. If it is done for breast cancer frequently it needs to be ...Read more


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Does having a mastectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Does having a mastectomy affect my ability to exercise?

Yes: Every patient who has a mastectomy will need at least a few weeks to recover before resuming aerobic exercise. If lymph nodes are removed, the affected arm may be sore for 3-4 weeks and we advise avoiding heavy lifting. If a reconstruction is performed with expanders, use of chest wall muscles will be restricted during the expansion process, but aerobic activity is not a problem.... ...Read more

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Will having a fusion on C4 and C5 affect my ability to sing indefinantly?

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Will having a fusion on C4 and C5 affect my ability to sing  indefinantly?

Rarely: A rare, known complication of anterior cervical surgery is potentially permanent hoarseness and difficulty producing high pitches. The superior laryngeal nerve crosses the top part of the standard surgical dissection plane and can be stretched with soft tissue retraction. Because the nerve crosses the top of the surgical exposure, the risk is greater for the upper levels of the neck. ...Read more

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How does having a pacemaker affect your everyday life?

How does having a pacemaker affect your everyday life?

Everything: If pacemaker is indicated -- it means that your quality of life such as working and functioning day today is dependent on it -- and you must have it. ...Read more

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How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children? .

How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children?

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Possibly.: Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola. Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Possibly: It really depends on the type of problem you had as a child and the surgery performed to correct it. If the testicle was undescended but was brought down into the scrotum promptly, Is unlikely that you have any decreased spermatogenesis in that testis. The best way to know is to submit a semen sample for analysis (sperm count) ...Read more

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How might a parathyroidectomy affect me and 'how quickly will i notice a change in my energy ?

How might a parathyroidectomy affect me and 'how quickly will i notice a change in my energy ?

Fatigue answer : In my experience the patients who have the highest calcium levels tend to have the most dramatic improvement in fatigue ( usually calcium of 11 or higher). As far as the speed of improvement, some of my patients feel more energetic immediately after surgery and others it may take 1-3 days. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Will I be tired after receiving a tattoo, or perhaps hungry? Also will it affect my birthcontrol in any way?

Will I be tired after receiving a tattoo, or perhaps hungry? Also will it affect my birthcontrol in any way?

Well, you may: The act of tattooing itself should not make you tired or hungry. In fact, the endorphin rush from the pain is likely to be increase alertness and suppress hunger temporarily. Depending on how long you are sitting in the chair and what time of day it is, you may plan on being hungry afterward. Tattoos are not known to affect birth control except to the extent that some find them to be attractive ...Read more

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Will parathyroidectomy affect my appetite? Directly after surgery should I be particular about my diet ?

Will parathyroidectomy affect my appetite? Directly after surgery should I be particular about my diet ?

Parathroidectomy: After a parathyroidectomy, you should feel better. Once the parathyroid gland is removed, patients have increased appetite, less bone and feel much better. You should eat calcium rich foods, especially the first few weeks after surgery, as calcium will go into bone after the operation. If you have no dietary restrictions, eat what you like. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have tsi in your blood, will a partial thyroidectomy control it or reduce it? Does exercise reduce it ?

If you have tsi in your blood, will a partial thyroidectomy control it or reduce it? Does exercise reduce it ?

No: Partial thyroidectomy will not treat a high tsi level. It indicates autoimmune disease. Exercise is not a treatment for high tsi either. Main treatment is thyroidectomy or i-131 ablation since those are the only cure for graves' disease. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery on my gal bladder soon what can I expect afterwards pain wise health wise does it make changes in my body?

I'm having surgery on my gal bladder soon what can I expect afterwards pain wise health wise does it make changes in my body?

Depends : Pain, is very subjective but most people not too bad. Tolerable and can be controlled with pain meds. Body wise, small scars that healed great an normal life usually. About 5 percent of females may have loose stools for a period of time but it will usually improve. No weight loss or gain and yes you can eat fat after a gallbladder operation. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Will removing the right thyroid impact my fitness capabilities in any way? I'm removing a nodular goitre and want to know if i can train post surgery

Will removing the right thyroid impact my  fitness capabilities in any way? I'm removing a nodular goitre and want to know if i can train post surgery

Thyroid Lobectomy: Removing only one side of your thyroid gland should have no effect on your fitness capabilities or other activities. ...Read more

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Does coffee help focusing ? Or it just helps being awake ? And does it affect my memory in any way ?Positively or negatively ?

Does coffee help focusing ? Or it just helps being awake ? And does it affect my memory in any way ?Positively or negatively ?

Transiently: The caffeinne in coffee is a stimulant and for most it increases their ability to screen out distractions and focus on their work.For some it may not. It also will increase the blood pressure and heart and metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Ataxia: Alcohol has an effect on the neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination of motor activity and balance. ...Read more

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Does a neck lift require a long recovery time? What kind of recovery does the typical neck lift surgery entail? I want to improve the look of my neck and eliminate my double chin. Will my activities be restricted for a long time, or will i be able to resu

Does a neck lift require a long recovery time? What kind of recovery does the typical neck lift surgery entail? I want to improve the look of my neck and eliminate my double chin. Will my activities be restricted for a long time, or will i be able to resu

To : To a certain extent it depends on how extensive a procedure you require. Lifting the neck can be done in several ways including submental liposuction, face lift, and submental platysmaplasty to name a few... In general however you can go back to work in 5-7 days provided you dont mind wearing a garment on your neck and that you refrain from strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks. Hope this helps -bwc. ...Read more

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But does a heavy/light period indicate your ability to get pregnant and have healthy children?

But does a heavy/light period indicate your ability to get pregnant and have healthy children?

It depends: If menses are regular every 28 days or so, then there is a good chance of pregnancy. However, if the menses are very irregular then there may be a problem. Physical exam would help to see if there are any fibroids in the uterus or any enlargement of it and labwork would be helpful also. In general, 12 months of intercourse with two normal adults usually produces pregnancy. Baby s/b healthy. ...Read more

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Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

It May Improve: A small subset of people with gerd have reflux of acid up their esophagus and down their trachea (especially at night), with symptoms that are similar to asthma. Before proceeding with anti reflux surgery, I have all of my patients undergo a 24-hr pH study. This can better assess whether any breathing problems are secondary to reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more