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How Long Does Hemorrhoid Take To Heal
Depends: Most episodes of diverticulitis improve within 2-3 days of starting antibiotics and you are back to normal within a week. About 20% will not respond to antibiotic treatment and will need to have the infected segment of colon removed. If you are not getting better contact your doctor or go the the emergency room. ...Read more
How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Too many variables here to know... ...Read more
It depends: Simple subcutaneous fistulotomy can heal in 7-10 days. Fistula procedures done for complex (high trans-sphincteric, multi- channel...) may take weeks or require a staged approach. It really can be a case that you cannot know for certain until your surgery. Advanced techniques in europe utilize fistuloscope for precise and - hopefully comprehensive single stage treatment - evolving technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protective Cushion: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? What is the health of the patient? What are you defining as 'healing': return to work? Pain-free? Sports? Because of all these factors, the answer could be "weeks-to-months". This question is best answered by the hernia surgeon who did the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 weeks: How long a skin infection will take to heal depends on many factors like i) the amount of skin affected ii) pre-existing conditions [diabetes, circulation, older age] iii) whether you can elevate the area e.g. foot iv) if you take your antibiotics on time & every time. Expect to see a noticeable improvement in 48-72 hours and then gradual resolution (redness, pain, size of rash) over 1-2 weeks ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Avoid cause: Avoid any skin irritants ie harsh detergents, soaps, cleansers. Protect the skin with good moisturizing. You may need steroid ointments to clear active lesions . These should clear the lesions pretty fast say around a week with the good skin care but avoid eczema with good skin care. ...Read more
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