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I'd like to get a tatoo. But I form keloids. I have one on my chest from my chemo port insertion and one on my neck from thyroid surgery.

I'd like to get a tatoo. But I form keloids. I have one on my chest from my chemo port insertion and one on my neck from thyroid surgery.

You should get: A small trial one in an inconspicuous area, to make sure that you don't form keloids with tatoo. Keloids form more commonly in areas where skin is close to bone, without any subcutaneous tissue, such as over the sternum. ...Read more

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Dental surgery after getting a tatoo?

Dental surgery after getting a tatoo?

Wait 6 weeks: Getting a tattoos does convey a certain infection risk. It may complicate dental procedures, such as tooth extractions, implant placement or root canal treatment. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get your energy back from surgery?

How long should it take to get your energy back from surgery?

Energy: It depends on the surgery and your energy level and fitness level prior to the procedure. Certainly the better off you were prior to the surgery the faster you usually bounce back when it is done, but all surgeries are different. ...Read more

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I have to be tested for continine for surgery. How long will it take to get out of my system? Everything I have read has been different.

I have to be tested for continine for surgery. How long will it take to get out of my system? Everything I have read has been different.

Quit tobacco: The variable information is due to the fact that different tests have different sensitivity. If you abstain from tobacco, including second hand smoke for a week, you should be okay. You would do yourself a great favor by quitting use of tobacco permanently once you have gone a week without it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly. On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery.?

How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery.?

Don't Wait: If you have significant symptoms related to a Hernia, I would recommend that you see a General Surgeon as soon as possible and have the surgeon evaluate the hernia and make recommendations for treatment (repair). ...Read more

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How long after fundoplication do you get the full benefits of the surgery?

How long after fundoplication do you get the full benefits of the surgery?

Varies: The fullness can be highly variable. How tight vs how lose the wrap was made, how much postoperative swelling is present and the length of the actual wrap can play a role. Generally, patients will reach a baseline 3-4 months after surgery when all the swelling is gone. If the wrap was made to tight, the patient may have long term problems with swallowing or excessive fullness. ...Read more

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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more

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I’m really into my sports. How long before I can get back to exercising after surgery?

I’m really into my sports. How long before I can get back to exercising after surgery?

Depends: It depends on the surgery and the type of exercise, but generally, once the surgical site is healed and any muscle or joint issues have been rehabilitated, you can return to full exercise. Talk with your surgeon for more specifics. Some types of exercise, not involving the surgical site, can often be started right away. Eg. Cv conditioning can be maintained with a hand bike after knee surgery. ...Read more

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How can you get an hernia? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure?

How can you get an hernia? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure?

Hernia: Abdominal hernias do not resolve without surgery. Many a symptomatic hernias can be observed. Symptomatic hernias should usually be repaired. Binders and trusses are recommended for some patients who are not planning to undergo repair. There is no medication to resolve andominal hernias. ...Read more

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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more

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How long can you take oxycodone after surgery before you get addicted?

How long can you take oxycodone after surgery before you get addicted?

Variable: If you start noticing the need for more medication to control same level of pain, fear and panic when you don't take the meds at the same time, sweating, fever and tachycardia or rhinorrhea when off the medss then addiction is present. ...Read more

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I have ebsteins anomaly but church won't let me get surgery. How long do I live?

I have ebsteins anomaly but church won't let me get surgery. How long do I live?

Ebstein's anomaly: Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). In ebstein's anomaly, your tricuspid valve — the valve between the chambers on the right side of your heart — doesn't work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making your heart work less efficiently. Ebstein's anomaly may also lead to enlargement of the heart or heart failure.

If you have no signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get a surgery for compound odontoma?

How long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get a surgery for compound odontoma?

Depends: I assume you are asking about a tooth that hasn't erupted because it was being obstructed by a compound odontoma that was removed.
It depends on several factors including the age of the patient, the stage of development of the unerupted tooth and the position of the unerupted tooth. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get the surgery for compound odontoma?

For how long does it take for your tooth to grow after you get the surgery for compound odontoma?

Need evaluation: Often when odontoma present the associated tooth is congenitally missing. If tooth is present, in good position, well angulated, and the end of the root has not apex infield (matured), there is a small chance that tooth will erupt spontaneously. See an orthodontist about what needs to be done to bring impacted tooth into place. ...Read more

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How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

Ask your doctor: I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general I tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your inguinal surgery was relatively minor (for example, only skin deep) then your doctor may feel a quicker return to activity is ok. ...Read more