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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Lumpectomy
Within 1 week: It is an outpatient procedure so you will go home the same day. Most patients experience some soreness and swelling. However by the next day, you are functional and able to take care of yourself (brush your hair, cook). Just no vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for about 1 week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lumpectomy means removal of a breast lump. It frequently is used in relation to removal of breast cancer. However it can be generalized to removal of other lumps or imaging abnormalities also. Other terminology such as excision, wide excision or a partial mastectomy usually may mean the same thing. If it is done for breast cancer frequently it needs to be ...Read more
"Weeks": Recovery following a mastectomy depends heavily on the type of mastectomy, whether a reconstruction is performed & which method. Without reconstruction, one may be out of the hospital in a day & back to work in 10-14 days. With reconstruction, these numbers are (at least) doubled. ...Read more
Depends : If there are no complications, the hospital stay should be 3-6 days, and you would typically be back to mostly normal activity by 6-12 weeks. May need to eat smaller portions, and lower carbohydrates until the body adapts to avoid something called "dumping syndrome". Easy fatigue can last for months. Of course, everyone responds differently. Hope this helps! ...Read more
About 1 Week: Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many md's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Not long: If you are vigorous prior to having your lumpectomy, the recovery (assuming you have a sentinel lymph node biopsy and not a full axillary dissection where all the nodes are removed) should be relatively quick. Most patients do not require prescription pain medications after about a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spotting & cramping after. I usually prescribe Ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) following these & most patients do very well and return to work/school the next day. Take care. ...Read more
Recovery: It varies and depends on technique - but usually about 2 weeks. Severe pain usually is much decreased after 3-7 days. Minimal pain, such as when yawning can persist up to 4 weeks. After tonsillectomy one should usually stay out of school or work for 1-2 weeks and no strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Hyst recovery: It takes 6 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryig about the "report". You need to ask "how long wil the report take" and then ask why does it take so long, and ask for the time off of the lag time from biopsy to path report. Some can do it in 24-48hrs. There is no recovery time. ...Read more
Breast Lift recovery: Your final appearance will not be present until at least 4-6 month after surgery. Recommendations will vary by doctor. Light activity for the first 2 weeks, followed by a gradual return to normal activities. Wear a bra for 6-8 weeks after surgery for compression and support. Scars will take 6-12 months to mature; your surgeon will make recommendations for scar care. Seek an abps surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few days to a week.: Recovery from a hydrocele repair is about a week, depending on the initial size of the hydrocele. Sometimes a drain, which looks like a small tube, is placed to aid in evacuation of fluid & is removed after 1-2 days. At home, there can be significant swelling and discomfort initially, but do not worry, the hydrocele is gone and the scrotum will return to normal size. Ice, rest, & pain meds help. ...Read more
Plica: Are in your knee ususally - usually 4-6 weeks for healing. ...Read more
Varies by patient: Everybody recovers at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Acute healing phase is 2-3 weeks. Do not try to overdo in the first 6 weeks, but gradual resumption of activities is encouraged the more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker it will be. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon if you have specific activity related questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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