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How Long Does It Take To Get Medical Clearance
I'm scheduled for lithotripsy and had to get full medical clearance including ekg. Also I need to take 2 laxatives the night before. Is this routine?
Yes: Yes. Medical clearance is common prior to surgical procedures. They generally include an ekg and a review of your medical conditions and symptoms. If you're otherwise healthy you should not be concerned. This is all done to ensure that you don't have any significant reactions to anesthesia or the surgery itself during the procedure. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. Results are in!!! what does it mean?
More specific: Depends on what part of body examined. Sometimes chest radiographs are done for TB exposure for job or school. Spine radiographs can be perfomred for spine abnormalities in people expected to do heavy lifting. ...Read more
I'm trying to get myself medical clearance for firearms I have its not easy in Hawaii im a firearm enthisiates from such a young age 10 yrs to 50 plus?
Don't Fear The Clear: Get thee to a gun store or on the internet and find out what it takes to get "medically cleared" to own a gun or rifle in your state (let's forget about bazookas and RPG's). There are different criteria for different situations (e.g. fire fighter, police, schizophrenic, mass murderer, etc). Then see if you can get a doctor to sign-off on them. That's the only legal way to do that, as far as I know. ...Read more
Fit to fly:
Medical clearance to fly is required if:
•fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery.
•you have an existing unstable medical condition.
•special services such as oxygen or the use of medical equipment on board is needed.
•you are travelling for medical reasons or treatment.
If unsure please contact your airline and physician before travelling. ...Read more
Part 2: Pts with recent hospitalization. Pts with recent heart attacks (6 months). Pts with not well controlled diseases like hypertension, diabetes. Pts with significant pain, and more would be better if they consult before traveling by plain or long distances by car or if they travel to a high altitude city. ...Read more
Medial clearance: When a physician gives "medical clearance" he/she is indicating that is medically reasonable for a patient to participate in the activity for which he/she has been cleared. ...Read more
General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity. ...Read more
About two years.: It depends on what exactly the degree is on and which college and state it is in. An a.S. Degree in nursing or dental hygiene can be two or three years in oregon. But if you can, go for the four year b. Sc. Degree. Better future opportunities. ...Read more
Usually 4-6 wk: Enter answer details...Get a more detailed answer ›
My friend smokes pot a couple times a week for medical purposes. How long does it take to get out of your system!
Smoking pot: Pot will stay in your system for between 4 and 6 weeks ...Read more
How long should it take to get my period after a medical abortion? It's been over 10 weeks and I still haven't gotten one. I'm getting worried
I've been on survival course to get a job offshore but did not pass that medical until I get blood pressure under control, will it take long?
Not with medicine: Blood pressure medicines work so well that yours could be normalized in hours to days. However, doing it the natural and safer way, by better conditioning, diet, and exercise plus less anxiety and stress can take a while. Use medicines if allowed to get the job, and start a full program of better health. ...Read more
How long does the treatment take to get rid of a sebaceous cyst? How long does it normally take to medically treat a sebaceous cyst? .
Depending: Depending on the size and location about 30 to 60 minutes. ...Read more
How long is too long to get medical treatment if I have neurological effects from tos n 2 cerv ribs nodr has ben able to direct me prop I take no rx's
COMPLEX: Cervical ribs explain your neurological signs and symptoms, but not clear from your note as to how this has been managed. Some pts benefit from conservative approaches, such as exercises, feldenkreis programs, osteopathic or chiropractic treatment, but surgery may be in the end best due to the ribs. Please seek an expert in tos issues, and get evaluated, as it may succeed. It is not too late. ...Read more
How long does it usually take to get over a brain injury and 2 brain surgeries? The father of my child was struck in the head and had to have two brain surgeries and I wanted to know how long before they take him out of the medical induced coma and how lo
Talk to MD: This is often a case where they will be following the scans of the brain before they make a decision. The best course is to get a frank and open discussion between the family and the doctors. If you have questions you need to seek answers. Good luck. ...Read more
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It depends: It depends what kind of question you ask. ...Read more
Varies by temp: Frostbite occurs more quickly at lower temperatures. So if temp is just around 32 degrees, it could take hours. If temp is below zero, could occur as quickly as 5-10 minutes on exposed skin. Also, injured skin (dry chapped cheeks) is susceptible more quickly. And with things like dry ice, frostbite can occur almost instantaneously - so be careful! ...Read more