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What exactly is pelvic rest and how successful is it for preterm labor?

What exactly is pelvic rest and how successful is it for preterm labor?

No intercourse.: It means to avoid anything per vaginam (including sex, tampons, douche, or other devices). It is generally recommended when someone is at risk for bleeding (e.g. From placenta/vasa previa) or preterm labor. It is a common sense approach with not solid evidence of efficacy behind it, however it costs little/nothing and makes sense. Prostaglandins and trauma during sex can trigger labor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pelvic Rest (Definition)

If the placenta is near the cervix or is covering a portion of it, you may be placed on a modified schedule with bed rest. You will also be instructed on pelvic rest. This means nothing should be put into the vagina, including no ...Read more


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Hydrocelectomy, how much pain is involved and where? Plus how long is healing time?

Hydrocelectomy,  how much pain is involved and where? Plus how long is healing time?

Pain is individual.: Usually pain after surgery is located in the scrotum unless a groin approach is in the surgery. Activity such as walking is important post-op in moderation. Healing time is 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the rehabilitation period?

How long is the rehabilitation period?

Depends: Hi fmuprhy, you need to specify a little more, rehabilitation for what condition. Rehabilitation for a minor sprain/strain may only be a couple of weeks, whereas rehabilitation for a stroke or spinal cord injury could take several months in an inpatient setting. ...Read more

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How bad is typhoid fever? What diet is safe and how long should be the rest period?

How bad is typhoid fever? What diet is safe and how long should be the rest period?

Ut is serious infect: It is serious infection and needs to be treated with IV fluids and IV antibiotics and bed rest till the infection is cleared. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

It depends: For simple diagnostic laparoscopy - including some division of scar tissue, it is an outpatient procedure that you can recover from within a few days - if there is no complication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a moderately lg pelvic hematoma to go away by itself. Result of pelvic fractures.

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How long does it take for a moderately lg pelvic hematoma to go away by itself. Result of pelvic fractures.

Weeks: Hematomas can take weeks and even months to completely resolve, especially if they are sizable. I suspect the pain that you have (from the fractures and the hematoma) will likely resolve within about 6 - 8 weeks, probably long before the hematoma actually resolves. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-3 days and 20-30yr: Most patient stay in the hospital from 1-3 days, depending on the type of hip replacement, approach used, and any other complicating issues. Most hip replacement reliably last 20-30 years, but some can last longer. ...Read more

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How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

Dependent: This is dependent on the location of the meningioma, how large it is, if it's fully removable, and the patient's clinical status prior to surgery. I know you'd like a better answer- in an ideal case, if it goes really well and is really simple, then expect anywhere from 3-5 days. If there are difficulties, it could be 5 days and may last up to 3 weeks depending on the difficulties. ...Read more

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How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

They won't: Even at bedrest, you can perform arm and leg exercises to keep the muscle tone intact. ...Read more

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How important is rest and being immobile as much as possible for fractured tailbone ?

How important is rest and being immobile as much as possible for fractured tailbone ?

Get a "donut": If you haven't already, get a "donut" (inflatable cushion) from the pharmacy. This may allow you to sit or lay down comfortably. Not much you can do about a tailbone fracture, though. Stay off of it as much as you can. If no improvement in a few weeks, revisit your physician or go to your doctor for follow up. The severity of the fracture may require further intervention, but let ur dr decide. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for abdominal muscle strain to heal?

How long does it usually take for abdominal muscle strain to heal?

Depends: It will depend on the cause of the strain, the degree of the strain and how you treat it following the strain. What medications you are on may have an effect as well as your general state of health. Usually a strain to an abdominal wall will be healed in 1-3 weeks. Do you have an abdominal wall hernia or oher hernia? This could be a cause of continued pain. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital stay after a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

How long is the hospital stay after a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-4 days: The usually hospital stay after hip replacement is 2-4 days. Some centers have experimented with same day surgery. This often results in readmission, or problems at home. The national average is about 3.4 days. The length of stay is dictated by when patients meet all their goals prior to discharge. The surgery in my hand is less than an hour, and that is fairly typical in the US. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement? .

How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement?

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Average : Average patient will use walker or crutches 4-6 weeks then transition to cane or no assistive devices. By 6 weeks, most patients are happy with their progress and pain relief but aren't quite up to normal walking speed. At three months, most patients should be walking normally. Improvement will continue for 1-2 years depending on level of pre-surgery disability. Patients can enhance recovery and overall benefits with exercises as prescribed by your physician and/or physical therapist. Of course, it also depends on the patient's overall health and motivation. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from an abdominal hysterectomy?

How long does it usually take to recover from an abdominal hysterectomy?

2-6 weeks: Most patients will be discharged from the hospital 48-72 hours after surgery. Most will be uncomfortable for about 2 weeks and be able to return to work around week 6. ...Read more

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Is there pain after cholecsytomy and how long does pain last and how long out of work?

Is there pain after cholecsytomy and how long does pain last and how long out of work?

Everyone different: On average strong pain for 3-4 days, soreness of 1-2 weeks. Every patient is different. I allow my patients to return to work as soon as they like as long as they do not do any heavy lifting or anything too strenuous for 2 weeks. Also, no driving if taking narcotic pain medicine. ...Read more

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After arthroscopy of the knee, how long is it normal for swelling to remain?

After arthroscopy of the knee, how long is it normal for swelling to remain?

Typically 3-4 weeks: Depending on how much surgery you had. The quicker you get your knee moving and the quad firing (strengthened) the swelling you should have. It varies in everybody though and can last up to a month or two. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a sprained ankle to stay swollen?

How long is it normal for a sprained ankle to stay swollen?

Depends on: Severity of the sprain. If no ligament damage, swelling should reduce in a month. But ligament tears may swell for 3 months. If swells present for a long time you need to seek help. Other injurys include cartilage damage or deep bone bruise and tear of syndesmosis, the tissue between the tibia and fibula. Mri may be necessary to evaluate ligament tears and cartilage damage. ...Read more

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Having depo med injection for OA of the knee. How long till it works and how long is relief?

Having depo med injection for OA of the knee.  How long till it works and how long is relief?

That depends: On the codition of the knee and how advanced your OA is. Most people feel significant relief within 3 days, but some do not respond much at all. If you do respond well to the injection, it is likely relief will last for a few to several weeks. Some patients have relief that last for several months, but much of that depends on how active you are, how much you weigh, and other factors. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

1 year: Having operated on many professional athletes and the current world champion barrel racer, they all tell me that they are still improving up to 1 year out. ...Read more