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How long can I wait before having my MCL repair after it has been diagnosed?

How long can I wait before having my MCL repair after it has been diagnosed?

Depends: Many mcl tears can be treated with bracing an pt. It depends on the location of the tear. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


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How long can I wait to have my meniscal cartilage surgery after i've been diagnosed?

How long can I wait to have my meniscal cartilage surgery after i've been diagnosed?

It depends...: Whether you need surgery or not depends on what are your symptoms, the type and location of the meniscal tear. Typically, surgery is indicated sooner than later if you have significant mechanical symptoms (like catching, locking, giving way, and swelling), if you are a young patient, and most importantly, if your pain and disability precludes you from walking or other activities. ...Read more

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I have recently had an ovary removed 5 days ago. I was curious how long it takes to fully recover?

I have recently had an ovary removed 5 days ago. I was curious how long it takes to fully recover?

Weeks: Depending if you have it removed laparoscopically just a couple weeks. If you were cut open then up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and i started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and i started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

Recurrence: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk. At 7 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence. See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 15 days ago. Ever since my uvula has been elongated. I constantly feel as if I'm choking. How long will this take to resolve?

I had an appendectomy 15 days ago. Ever since my uvula has been elongated. I constantly feel as if I'm choking. How long will this take to resolve?

Throat pain: Anesthesia administered will affect your breathing. That is why you are "incubated" and attached to a ventilator throughput the surgery. The tube lies against your throat and rub the delicate mucosa. Some people have sore throat pain for weeks. Contact the surgeon or your primary care physician. Discuss your current throat problem & have an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had cyrotherapy done 2 weeks ago does that mean the HPV is gone and how long before i can have sex again?

I had cyrotherapy done 2 weeks ago does that mean the HPV is gone and how long before i can have sex again?

Hopefully: Cryotherapy destroys the tissues that have been affected by hpv. Most women after cryotherapy will have an hpv negative pap. It's not a guarantee that the hpv will be gone, but it's a high probability that it will. Your cervix needs some time to heal. Most doctors recommend 2-4 weeks before resuming intercourse. There may be some blood if the cervix hasn't healed fully and you resume sex. ...Read more

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I recently broke my hip and femur. how long will it be before I can have sexual intercourse?

I recently broke my hip and femur. how long will it be before I can have sexual intercourse?

Tolerable exercises : It takes 6 weeks for bone to heal, and longer for muscle strains and pains to recover. After the bone is healed, you start adding activities as tolerated. If walking, biking and stretches aren't tolerated, neither will sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take for internal stitches take to desolve after a c section. It has been 8 months after I had a C-section and my suchers haven't gone?

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How long does it take for internal stitches take to desolve after a c section. It has been 8 months after I had a C-section and my suchers haven't gone?

2-3 weeks: Depending on the type of sutures used, they usually take 2-3 weeks to dissolve (unless they used wire-very unlikeley for a c-section). You may be feeling a scar that formed around the suture. Get it checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take to become fertile after the pill abortion? This was 6 weeks ago. I had a vag inf treated w/flagyl then long pd. Can i conceive now

How long does it take to become fertile after the pill abortion? This was 6 weeks ago. I had a vag inf treated w/flagyl then long pd. Can i conceive now

Immediately: As soon as your period comes you are fertile. You can try to become pregnant at any time. Once in a while the first month you may not ovulate, but in general there should be no delay. ...Read more

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How long after I have had the flu after my fever has broken am i contagious?

How long after I have had the flu after my fever has broken am i contagious?

Let me help: The period when an infected person is contagious depends on the age and health of the person. Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Some young children with weakened immune systems may be contagious for longer than a week. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over effects of hydrocortisone after pituitary surgery. I have been taking it for 6 weeks. Now I am told i can stop it.

How long does it take to get over effects of hydrocortisone after pituitary surgery. I have been taking it for 6 weeks. Now I am told i can stop it.

Hydrocortisone: It can take several weeks to months to get pass the side effects - you need to be tapered off the medication slowly over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with FGIDs after taking Treximet once 6 months ago. I never had symptoms before. Now I have them all the time. Will this be permanent?

I was diagnosed with FGIDs after taking Treximet once 6 months ago. I never had symptoms before. Now I have them all the time. Will this be permanent?

Possibly: Functional gastrointestinal disorders comprise a group of disorders classified by their symptoms and the part of the GI tract affected. The cause of these disorders is unknown and there is no structural or biochemical cause that could explain the symptoms. Since the cause is unknown the symptoms cannot be cured, but can be controlled with medication. Psychiatric factors are involved. See comments* ...Read more

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It has been 9 months since i had my aorta replacement surgery. I have yet to be able to walk. Could you know how long it takes to recover?

It has been 9 months since i had my aorta replacement surgery.  I have yet to be able to walk.  Could you know how long it takes to recover?

Rehab: It depends on a lot of factors including your age your other medical conditions your physical status before you went in for the surgery and also depends on the complications you had during the surgery or after the surgery. ...Read more

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I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia. Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia.  Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

Surgical consultation: Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation to find out. Consider all aspects of your health and life when making the decision whether it not to undergo her is repair. If it is not causing problems, then prevention is the primary reason for repair, and that is reasonable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been n diagnosed with endometriosis. After trying various things i now have the coil fitted one month ago how long does it take to work?

I have been n diagnosed with endometriosis.  After trying various things i now have the coil fitted one month ago how long does it take to work?

Coil? : I assume you're probably referring to an intrauterine device with the term coil. In the United States there is no coil iud approved. I suggest you read submit the question clarifying what medical device you are using. ...Read more

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It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

Not two months: no laceration should take 2months to heal. Can you explain what happened next time. In any case, get a physician to take a look at it. If the wound has some complications or if you are deficient of some necessary components in your body,wound healing may be delayed. ...Read more

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I just had meniscus repair surgery. How long am waiting until I can walk safely on it?

I just had meniscus repair surgery. How long am waiting until I can walk safely on it?

It depends: Depending on the type of repair, your surgeon may protect your weightbearing and your activities to maximize healing. If part of the torn meniscus was removed, you would be allowed to walk as soon as you feel able. However, if the torn meniscus was repaired with sutures, then you might need to use crutches (partial weightbearing) for 4-6 weeks and gradually resume walking. Check with the doc. ...Read more

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I had a full abdominal hysterectomy 5 weeks ago and wondering how long until it stops feeling bruised inside. Also when will i be able to so rowing?

I had a full abdominal hysterectomy 5 weeks ago and wondering how long until it stops feeling bruised inside. Also when will i be able to so rowing?

Ask MD: You need to discuss this with the surgeon who performed the surgery. Not all surgeries progress the same way and your surgeon will know best. ...Read more

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I just had meniscus repair surgery, how long before i can walk?

I just had meniscus repair surgery, how long before i can walk?

Meniscus repair: It depends on the severity, size, and location of the tear. The safest taking is to stay on crutches and discuss plan with your doctor. ...Read more

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