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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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How long is the hospital stay after vitrectomy surgery?

How long is the hospital stay after vitrectomy surgery?

None: Vitrectomies are usually done as outpatient surgery requiring no hospital stay. ...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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I will be having a 360 fusion at L5 s1 how long will the procedure take and what can I expect for a hospital stay?

I will be having a 360 fusion at L5 s1 how long will the procedure take and what can I expect for a hospital stay?

Depends: If this involves an incision that opens the abdomen, a few days on the hospital is topical, but you would need to check with your surgeon to be sure. Give them a call, and they will get back to you with the info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long is the usual hospital stay after recocele surgery? Dr said it won't be outpatient cause be has to pack me

How long is the usual hospital stay after recocele surgery? Dr said it won't be outpatient cause be has to pack me

Depends: The extent of the rectocele and the viability of the tissues determine a great deal of the healing time. Most of the time, they are going to want to keep you in the hospital long enough to know that bleeding is controlled, no infection occurs, packing can be advanced without complication, and you know how to take care of the wound at home, Some packing may be removed as an out patient later ...Read more

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When does a rectocole need repaired? If left untreated will it get worse? Is surgery for this out patient or requires hospital stay?

When does a rectocole need repaired? If left untreated will it get worse? Is surgery for this out patient or requires hospital stay?

Depends on patient: Small rectoceles can be repaired as an outpatient. Extensive ones may require more extensive surgical repair. Each case is different. Your surgeon will need to guide you through the treatment options. ...Read more

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What percentage of patients with GBS become fully paralyzed? What's the average hospital stay length? What's the outlook for a late teen with GBS?

What percentage of patients with GBS become fully paralyzed? What's the average hospital stay length? What's the outlook for a late teen with GBS?

May be tough road: Guillian-Barre Syndrome is a rare attack onto your nervous system by your own immunity. The younger and healthier you are at start the better chance for recovery - but often it takes time. The peak can be a few days to six months but most peak at a weak. 40% will require moderate to extensive rehab. Early treatment with immunity meds can reduce severity. Unpredictable - work with specialist. HUGS ...Read more

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Saggital split osteotomy with internal rigid fixation. Recovery expectations? Hospital stay? How long to wait until going on vacation afterward?

Saggital split osteotomy with internal rigid fixation. Recovery expectations? Hospital stay? How long to wait until going on vacation afterward?

Recovery time: 4-6 weeks usually but best to ask your surgeon the expected time of recovery since he or she will be doing the surgery. ...Read more

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Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery? Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Having 20cm of sm intest (at terminal ileum) removed due to IBD. What's avg length of hospital stay after surgery? Basic phys feelings after surgery?

Initially may get: Loose bowel movements, long term effects you need to be monitor Vit B12 & iron levels, will need supplements You may loose bile salts and that will lead tendency to form gall stones ...Read more

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What is the typical hospital stay if a CSF leak occurred from a. Microdiscetomy?

What is the typical hospital stay if a CSF leak occurred from a. Microdiscetomy?

Spinal fluid leak: If fluid is leaking through the skin, I usually recommend wound exploration and closure of the leak. This may require hospitalization for two to three days. If the leak is contained, bed rest and fluids will resolve most symptoms in one to two weeks. Hospitalization is usually reserved for persistent headache and dehydration requiring IV fluids. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay when you have liver failure?

I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay when you have liver failure?

Unpredictable: Liver failure can be caused by many different things. Depending upon what that is and how severe the liver failure is, stays can last from days to weeks. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay after having your tubes tied?

I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay after having your tubes tied?

Ask your doc!!!: I do essure in the office so u do not go to hospital and are awake and it takes 5 minutes and u miss a few hrs of work, find a doc who can do it in office, if u are not a candidate for essure in office tubal and have to have it done by laparoscope or robot that is done as an outpt and u go home a few hrs after, but that way is a lot more painful and u have to go to sleep for. ...Read more

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