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How Long Do You Have To Wait To Play Sports
Postop activity: That is a very personal decision you need to discuss with your surgeon. It also depends on type of surgery, number of levels fused, anterior or posterior, risk factors for osteoporosis or failed fusion. Generally, you're looking at 6 months for posterior surgeries. 3 months for anterior fusion. ...Read more
It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more
check w/your ORS: If you dislocated your shoulder(i'm assuming) then you need to be examined by an ors and a treatment plan discussed before you go back to the gym.Treatment varies w/associated injuries, # of dislocations you've had, joint laxity, dominant arm affected etc. See your ors! good luck! ...Read more
Recommend that: You wait at least 2 to 3 hour safter dinner. Dinner should be small to moderate. ...Read more
It depends: How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur? You should be able to resume play when the pain is gone. I would have the ankle taped if it is an ankle, or at least wear a brace. ...Read more
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to avoid vaginal intercourse, or anything in the vagina for 6 weeks. This allows the stitches at the top of the vagina to heal properly. Clitoral stimulation, if it is comfortable, is safe before 6 weeks. Orgasm, because it causes contraction of pelvic muscles, may pull on healing tissue and might be uncomfortable in the weeks after pelvic surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep and TBI: It depends on how hard you hit your head, even if it was not hard it depends on how you react to it i would go to er and get medical clearance when in doubt. ...Read more
Get back to school: Post concussion features include an acquired disorder of attention, problem with focus, easy fatigue affecting school efforts. When your physician feels these factors have remitted sufficiently, you should be able to return to school. The time of recovery varies with the person. ...Read more
Depends: Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session. Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See answer: Incubation period for chlamydia and for symptoms to appear is 1-3 weeks keeping in mind that many people do not have symptoms. The test for chlamydia may be positive as soon as 2-3 days after inoculation; less likely to have a false negative test (i.e. Negative test result but infected) if you wait 7 days; and least likely to have a false negative test if you wait 14 days before getting tested. ...Read more
4-6wk: Usually, around 4-6wks. Depending cause of "collapsed lung" (pneumothorax). Spontaneous pneumothorax first recurrence rates depending on type ranges 20-40+%. Depending activity/lifestyle and cause (if one found), you may require surgical intervention / vats pleurodesis to prevent/decrease risk of further recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-8 weeks minimum: After 2-3 weeks most symptoms will subside, but attempted quick stops or starts will bring the pain back out. Every time you feel the pain, the recovery clock starts over. Therefore, even in the absence of pain, you must wait a full 6-8 weeks before returning to explosive sporting events. At 3 weeks, gentle stretching can be started, and light exercise. ...Read more
4 years: You'll need a four year curriculum to prepare you for the admission testing. Once accepted, you'll attend a dental school for an additional four years. To become a specialist, you will need a few more years of education, which varies based on the specialty. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A few weeks:
It takes a few weeks. Mostly we're waiting for the ear drum to heal around the grommet itself. After that swimming is generally ok. If you can get the soft earplugs that just sit on top and don't insert into the ear canal, that's better. I'd also stick with surface swimming in a swimming pool or ocean only. Avoid diving and lakes/ponds which can have higher amounts of bacteria. ...Read more
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