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How Long To Wait After Donating Plasma For Surgery
Rest of the day: Thank you for your donation - or for considering being a donor. We need more people to be so generous. People who are healthy enough to be accepted for blood, plasma or platelet donation should tolerate it well. However, since some fluid is removed, they should probably not do strenuous activity for the rest of the day and be sure to drink (non-alcoholic liquids) generously. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery is based in stages. You will recover from the anesthesia in minutes. Usually you will be out of the hospital in days. You may be back at work in a couple of weeks (depending upon what you do) but it will take 3 to 6 months to stop feeling like you had surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resubmit Q: You should not bruise after or because you donated blood or blood components--your body has more than enough cells to control leaks, and while you may bruise at an injection site (where needle was), it is not 'mandatory'--this is why the blood bank wraps the site and tells you to keep it on for at least 4 hours. ...Read more
No need to wait: There is no need to wait. You can donate plasma any time.. ...Read more
Can go right away...: The sooner you get that tattoo removed, the better. ...Read more
Minimal Downtime: Although the recovery is mild, you will likely want to take some "social" downtime as the hair can have a somewhat crusty/scabby appearance for the first several days. The newly transplanted hairs will go through a natural cycle before growing in to stay... This can take 3-6 months. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
About a month: ...Until you feel up to par again, assuming no complications develop. ...Read more
Usually next day OK: The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, heavy lifting (--or strenuous activity--) for 8 hours or until the next day, etc. If you will be using your arms a lot, might be wise to put a bandaid over puncture site, but should be ok by next day. ...Read more
One week: One week will be more than enough. However, you should disclose your marijuana use to the doctor or nurse at the blood center. It is commendable that you want to donate blood and do your civic duty. For the sake of your own health, you should not use weed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
While Kidney Works: The transplanted kidney is made of genetically different "stuff" than you. This will never change. Your immune system won't get used to the kidney - although this is a dream we may some day accomplish with newer medications/treatments. With the tools/drugs currently available you must plan/accept the need to continuously take immunosuppression unless the kidney fails - which we hope won't happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will i need to recover after a chondrioplasty? How long should I expect to take time off of work for my recovery after a chondrioplasty?
Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask your orthopedic surgeon what grade you have in your knee. You will recover faster if you participate in a formal physical therapy program. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Normally the first 2-3 days are the worst. The n recovery is quicker after 2 weeks you should feel almost back to normal. Certainly you can do most daily activities. 4 weeks for very strenuous activity. ...Read more
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