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Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more

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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


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Exercise after a lumpectomy?

Exercise after a lumpectomy?

Prevent recurrence: There's growing evidence that exercise, weight loss and even fasting can increase cure rates and help in primary and secondary (recurrence) prevention of breast cancer. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombosis. Early postoperative mobilization is important. ...Read more

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What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read more

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When can I exercise after cateract surgery?

When can I exercise after cateract surgery?

Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return to normal routine. Other caveats: always have eye protection, no underwater activity for a month, or any other extreme spots, ie. Bungie jumping...... ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, i usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Not enought info to answer. The ability to return to running depends on the site of the fusion. If it was a wrist fusion, of course you can run. But if it is an ankle fusion, running may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

Talk to eye doctor: I don't think one needs to refrain from sexual activity for more than a few days but your eye doctor can give you a better answer. However if you plan to have sex under water, then the answer would be different. :). ...Read more

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Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Can i start exercise after 5 month of hernia surgery?

Yes: Five months should be more than enough recovery time to resume exercise following repair of most hernias. Might not be a bad idea just to check with your surgeon before resuming vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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When can I resume regular exercise after scar revision & mole removal?

When can I resume regular exercise after scar revision & mole removal?

Depends: Obviously, scar revision/mole removal on the hand would require longer rest of the hand than the same surgery on the face. Also, if the scar/mole was quite large and the skin was pulled tightly, more rest is required than if a narrow scar / tiny mole was removed. Ask your surgeon so that he can give you an answer specific to your situation. ...Read more

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How long after a lasik surgery can I start lifting weights?

How long after a lasik surgery can I start lifting weights?

Right away: Check with your lasik surgeon first, but there should be no prohibition from weight lifting. The main precaution after lasik is rubbing or touching the eyes as this may dislodge the corneal flap. Lifting, jogging, and other non contact sports are usually ok as soon as the vision improves -- generally by the next day. ...Read more

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When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearance from the doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

Exercises to eliminate limp after hip replacement surgery?

Physical therapy: A good physical therapist is as good as gold after this type of surgery. Ask you surgeon for a referral. ...Read more

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Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Yes: Once you are cleared by your surgeon, you may begin an exercise regimen that works your abdominal region. ...Read more

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How long will rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery be?

How long will rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery be?

Nearly 80% by 3-4m: Pain relief typically occurs within the first month. Functional gains may take 3-4 months. We tend to see close to 80% of the improvement within the first 3-4 months. But there is no question that improvements continue for the entire year. ...Read more

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What will my activity restrictions be after scoliosis surgery?

What will my activity restrictions be after scoliosis surgery?

Post surgery: This should be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and the staff. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

Recuperation time after having surgery on tibia?

It depends...: On what type of surgery was performed and where on the tibia it was done. Please provide more details. ...Read more

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After a caesarean operation, how long before i can exercise?

After a caesarean operation, how long before i can exercise?

Recovery: In general recovery after open abdominal procedure, like a caesarean section, is 6 weeks. Best to check in with your surgeon, who knows your case best. Make sure you are seen for post-operative visit. ...Read more