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Does cellulitis require a hospital stay?

Does cellulitis require a hospital stay?

Only in severe cases: Small areas of infection can easily be treated as an outpatient or in the clinic. When fever, chills and systemic symptoms occur or the cellulitis covers an extesive area of the extremity or trunk, then hospitalization should be strongly considered. ...Read more

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Do children usually have behavior changes during a hospital stay?

Do children usually have behavior changes during a hospital stay?

Yes: A predictable schedule and repeat reassurance and hugs will hasten recovery. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my child's anxiety during a needed hospital stay?

How can I reduce my child's anxiety during a needed hospital stay?

Your hospital stay: If it is a parent who needs to be in the hospital for a "needed stay", then letting the child know close to the planned stay is important. Calm reassurance and the child visiting the hospital before & during your stay is also helpful. For a child who needs to go into the hospital, it is recommended that you talk with your pediatrician/hospital staff to help allay your child's fears through proven methods. ...Read more

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My child's is having anxiety after a hospital stay. What can I do?

My child's is having anxiety after a hospital stay. What can I do?

See below: Talk with your child and attempt to discover the reason (s) for the anxiety. If your child will not talk to you, or you are unable to help, then you may want to consult your doctor. He or she maybe able to help or refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

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What length of hospital stay is typically required for a bursectomy?

What length of hospital stay is typically required for a bursectomy?

Depends on he site -: Of surgery and the extent of the problem.
I suggest you direct this question to your surgeon.
Personally if I am doing it and Pt is young and otherwise healthy, I might do it as an outpatient surgery; If someone is having other health issues then probably as an overnight stay.
Every patient care should be individualized.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long is hospital stay for a double mastectomy?

How long is hospital stay for a double mastectomy?

Reconstruction?: It really depends on what kind of reconstruction you decide upon. The double mastectomy usually involves a 1 night hospital stay if no reconstruction is utilized. However, if a reconstruction is done using flaps, then you will probably be in the hosptial a few days to make sure everything is healing properly. ...Read more

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Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

No: Most laparoscopic oophorectomies can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you have the surgery in a surgicenter or hospital but you go home the same day. If complications occurred or if a laparotomy (open procedure) was necessary, an overnight stay might be recommended. ...Read more

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Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Depends: Usually it's an outpatient procedure but there are times when hospital stay needed ...Read more

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What's the average hospital stay? What is the average recovery period?

What's the average hospital stay? What is the average recovery period?

This is wildly....: Variable and dependent upon the disease, the severity of presentation, the existence of comorbidities, the emergence of complications, etc. While most admissions are relatively short, and it is our goal to get people out of the hospital as rapidly as possibleive cared for patients who have been hospitalized for several months consecutively. Perhaps you could be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

Dependent: This is dependent on the location of the meningioma, how large it is, if it's fully removable, and the patient's clinical status prior to surgery. I know you'd like a better answer- in an ideal case, if it goes really well and is really simple, then expect anywhere from 3-5 days. If there are difficulties, it could be 5 days and may last up to 3 weeks depending on the difficulties. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cholestectomy for gallbladder? How long is hospital stay?

How long does it take for cholestectomy for gallbladder? How long is hospital stay?

Outpatient: The surgical procedure can be done in 45 to 90 minutes. The time before surgery, and in the recovery room after surgery is about an hour each. Total time in facility/hospital is about 6 to 8 hours. About 3% of patients fail the outpatient model and spend the night. However, if you are feverish, or vomiting the diagnosis is acute cholecystitits, with 1 to 3 days in hospital. ...Read more

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My shrink says I have too much serotonin from the wrong dose of meds, recommended a hospital stay, how would this help?

My shrink says I have too much serotonin from the wrong dose of meds, recommended a hospital stay, how would this help?

Serotonin: Did your doctor recommend a Psychiatric hospital? . Is he/she looking at adjusting your medications? . It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the dosages of your medications & whether u r having side-effects, or what was tried in the past. ...Read more

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How long after a hospital stay (when on meds) would you most likely develop cdiff? Is there a main time frame to look for?

How long after a hospital stay (when on meds) would you most likely develop cdiff? Is there a main time frame to look for?

Any time.: C diff can present as a very rapid onset of diarrhea or can sneak up on you. If you can make a week or two out of the hospital your are likely OK, but persistent diarrhea following hospitalization is pretty suspicious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I was doing a in hospital stay and a student was alone, came to my bed and part of questions were "are you gay? " is this orthodox? Unethical?

I was doing a in hospital stay and a student was alone, came to my bed and part of questions were "are you gay? " is this orthodox? Unethical?

May be not: Usually students are trained with residents and attending physicians. They have to gather a history and perform physical of certain number of patients. When they take history they keep missing points and keep coming to the patients to ask more questions. Also, they don't have adequate skills to ask questions without offending the patients. I assume he did not know how to frame the question. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder sludge and symptoms and diagnosed with cholecystsis. Cholecystomy friday. What to expect and what hospital stay will be like?

I have gallbladder sludge and symptoms and diagnosed with cholecystsis. Cholecystomy friday. What to expect and what hospital stay will be like?

Easy: You will come a few hrs earlier to fill out endless paperwork and change. Then usually an IV is started and the anesthesiologist will come speak with you (if he has not already). At that time a mild sedative may be given to you. You will be brought into the or and monitors will be attached. Then IV medication will be given to you and good night. The next thing you will remember is recovery rm. ...Read more

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How can you be told you don't have a true pancreatitis? But at the same time have all the symptoms, elevated lipase and be on 4th hospital stay for it?

How can you be told you don't have a true pancreatitis? But at the same time have all the symptoms, elevated lipase and be on 4th hospital stay for it?

How elevated?: There are other causes of elevation or serum lipase, like intestinal obstruction. Macrolipasemia, and renal failure. You should ask your doctors at the hospital for an explanation. ...Read more

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Does ACL reconstruction require a hospital stay?

Does ACL reconstruction require a hospital stay?

Varies: Generally what we mean by reconstruction is close to the complexity and length of a joint replacement. So... yes. If it is a smaller repair, like just removing a broken fragment, then would be short/no hospital visit. ...Read more

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How long for hospital stay after radical mastectomy?

How long for hospital stay after radical mastectomy?

Radical?: Radical mastectomy (removal of the breast, axillary nodes, and the chest wall muscle behind the bread)t is rarely done now except for a locally advanced tumor directly invading muscle despite neoadjuvant therapy. A total mastectomy is removal of all the breast tissue (incl nipple complex). Often done with sentinel node bx. Modified radical is a total mastectomy plus an axillary node dissection. ...Read more

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