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How Long After Chemo Treatments Can I Hold A Baby
How long after hair starts growing back after chemo should I trim for the first time and how long should I wait to blow dry or use styling products?
It depends: C-section is a major surgery. Hospital discharge depends on the health of mom and baby independently. Typically if all is well with mom and baby, discharge is usually on hospital day #2 or #3. In some cases, mom may be discharged before the baby but the reverse is rare. Good health. ...Read more
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should have your doctor confirm that you have cleared the infection. An important thing you can do on your own is to take a probiotic supplement. That will shift the balance of your gut flora to help get rid of the pathogens. ...Read more
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resume your workouts after 3-4 days recovery. If you have any specific, vigorous workouts that you do, call your surgeon. You would probably want to avoid water sports/or activities where there might be pressurized water entering the vagina. ...Read more
Sex and pregnancy how long after c-section can a woman have sex?...Also how long after should she start doing house work again?
Most : Most doctors say to wait 6 weeks, however i tell patients that they can resume sex when they feel comfortable (i.e. No pain in stomach, scar healed). Some patients feel fine to have sex 2 weeks later. Everyone's recovery time is different. Light housework 2 weeks after a c-sec. Should be fine, and customary housework at 6 weeks. Again i will state that you should go at your own pace, resume activities when you are comfortable. Good luck to you. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old's collar bone to recover after surgery and when will he able to play rugby league again after surgery?
About 8 to 12 weeks: Every injury is a little different so please talk to your surgeon. On average, children heal fractures faster than adults. The collar bone (clavicle) should heal in about 8 weeks and should be able to resume sports in about 12 weeks after the surgery. Each patient is different and the time frame changes depending on how the fracture is healing, so please discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will recovery be after phototherapy? How long will i need to stay out of public after being treated with phototherapy?
Pl clarify question: It may depend upon the medical condition and the duration for which you are getting the phototherapy. ...Read more
How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but i don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take
Probably too long: Facial fat transfer to restore volume loss with aging that will work will leave you swollen for several weeks. Patients frequently go back to work after two, but can remain swollen for several depending on the volume, and health of the patient. If you are in a rush for (any) results after (any) cosmetic surgery (except possibly synthetic fillers, you will most likely be frustrated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does mesotherapy last? How long will the effects from my mesotherapy treatments last? Will i need to have it redone?
No data if it works: No science & no reliable information that it works. So no one can say it it will last. ...Read more
Not long: If you mean sit without support, depends on the baby's level of muscular stability, but probably a few minutes at a time if he/she has just begun to sit up without support. Make sure this is done on a soft surface so they don't bang the head badly when falling over to the side or backwards, you really should try to prevent them from falling over without you breaking the fall with your hands ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends type of surg: Depends on the type and extent of surgery, like thyroid, or parotid gland cancer will be eating by next day, on the other hand jaw, or tongue, or voice box is removed, takes wks to heal and swelling to subside and will able to eat solid foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Accutane treatment is over and idlike to know after how long will i know if it worked permanently. After how long people normally break out again?
Go for it: After ten weeks there is no reason to avoid a bubble bath. Enjoy. ...Read more
Ask your Oncologist: After completing a prescribed number of chemo treatments, your oncologist should have scheduled you for your next visit or counseled you on frequency of follow-ups and tests/scans. Sometimes chemo-holidays are given or maintenance chemo programs or even just observation depending on the kind of cancer and response. A different phase of treatment may be needed like hormone manipulation or x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is difficult: But your child's oncologist can be helpful to talk and explain things to your child. For your part, you should say that he is being give 'medicine' to get well from his illness. Furthermore, it is good to know and tell your child that this illness is curable in more than 80% of the cases. ...Read more
X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete?
It depends: It all depends on the type of chemotherapy and what we call the medication half life. Generally speaking, most drugs get washed from the body after 5 half lives but it could be longer for certain drugs. Affects of the drugs can definitely last longer. Certain drugs like zometa, although not chemo, can stay for many many years. ...Read more
X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete? Treatment was 4 sessions 21 days apart.
Treatment options. Why does it take so long to find it out if radiation or chemo will add any years of survival?
Studies take time: Thankfully, for most cancers, we have many treatment options- even when not curable, people are living longer and better. So if someone get radiation or chemotherapy and the cancer comes back, they can still be kept alive with other treatments. When studies are done looking for survival advantage, and the patients that recur get other treatments it can take time to evaluate the original treatment. ...Read more
I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere (docetaxel) 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan.
How long does it stay in your system?
Can this all be caused by long term chemo treatment and steroids and pain treatment. I was involved in clinical trials for ten years.
Stress or illness: This is a rather long list of symptoms that could be treated with a vacation and some sunshine. however before scheduling your vacation and sun time you definitely need a GP evaluation to exclude any treatable conditions . This could all be related to stress; or low mood; or medication . Sometimes even asymptomatic urine infections and vitamin deficiencies especially VITB may present this way. ...Read more
Suffering extreme fatigue and loss of appetite following first chemo treatment for metastatic pancoast tumor. Any guess how long this will last?
Few weeks to few Ms: As side effects for chemotherapy medications you will be having them . Also whether you are responding to the treatment or not , the symptoms persisting after will give an indication. Well responding tumours after minimum of 4-6 wks of therapy should be showing some improvement of appetite , less fatigue etc. Your oncolo. & pcp will be following you in this regard in addition to you watching wt. ...Read more
My dad has pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. Chemo did not help. How long can he live without further treatment?
Palliative Care: Survival rates are most appropriately applied to large groups of patients; it's impossible to give such a number for one person, especially without knowing his own unique situation. As a generalization, it is very difficult to completely eradicate cancer in that setting. The fact that he has not responded to chemotherapy would suggest that the focus should be on palliative (comfort) care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for the chemo treatment for breast cancer to take effect after each cycle and does each cycle increases the level of discomfort?
A few days and yes: By "take effect" i assume you mean cause side effects. Most people feel very fatigued from chemo, and that gets worse after each cycle. The chemo works right away on cancer cells, but it usually takes several days after treatment to feel side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has pancreatic cancer that spread to his liver. Chemo did not help. The cancer has spread more. How long can he live without further treatment?
Few months at best: Most pateints with metastatic pancreatic cnacer die within 6 months to 12 months. So given that he has liver metastases and already failed chemo, he may not live more than 1, 2 or 3 months. But it is not possible to predict it exactly. ...Read more
What are the chances of my child getting a secondary cancer after her leukemia treatment is completed? Daughter, age 9, treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, no radiation, 2.5 years of intrathecal and oral chemo meds.
How long does edema in legs can last after finishing chemo ? My last TCH treatment was 4 weeks ago and I still have heavy edema from my hips to my toe
If edema has not resolved call your doctor. Evaluate heart as TCH can impair heart function see below and the edema may be result of impaired ability to pump and you may need water pills or other medication. . F/u w/ doc or ER today
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What to do if I have severe neuropathy in both feet following chemo treatment for colon cancer. How long will it last?
Gemzar (gemcitabine) carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
Can you have gastroparesis long term after treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy? What do you do for this if so?
I just got pregnant from a man that was going through chemo therapy which ended in oct 2013. Should i be worried about the baby?
How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?
Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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