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How Long After Surgery Can I Get A Tatoo
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.
Depends: It depends what was done...However usually from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take to get heparin out of your body after surgery? I rec'd a injection of heparin on march 11
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I possibly have to get surgery on my toe so how long will I have to wear flip flops with a huge bandage after the surgery?
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - I've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
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