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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
Im 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well enough: Medical clearance is done to assure that you are well enough for surgery and that any modifiable risk factors are controlled. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer