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How Long To You Stay In Hosptial After Mastectomy
Reconstruction?: It really depends on what kind of reconstruction you decide upon. The double mastectomy usually involves a 1 night hospital stay if no reconstruction is utilized. However, if a reconstruction is done using flaps, then you will probably be in the hosptial a few days to make sure everything is healing properly. ...Read more
Radical?: Radical mastectomy (removal of the breast, axillary nodes, and the chest wall muscle behind the bread)t is rarely done now except for a locally advanced tumor directly invading muscle despite neoadjuvant therapy. A total mastectomy is removal of all the breast tissue (incl nipple complex). Often done with sentinel node bx. Modified radical is a total mastectomy plus an axillary node dissection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting a propylic mastectomy with implant during the same surgery how long will i be in hospital ?
Usually no more: Than 1-2 days, but ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
If i test positive for brac gene mutation i get mastectomy with breast implantsin same surgery . How long would be in hospital ? How long until normal
VARIES: Treatment varies from hospital to hospital as well as physician to physician. Most surgeons and hospitals will do the mastectomies and reconstructions on the same day. Length of time for hospitalization and full recovery varies with the type of surgery and reconstruction done. Take it one step at a time. Get the brca test done first and see what the results show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do for extreme bloating and discomfort 3 weeks following a mastectomy? I had a mastectomy on jan. 10 and came home from the hospital on jan. 11. In the hospital on the 11th, i had nausea and vomiting. I was given anti-nausea medicine which
It : It is very important that you tell these symtpoms to your surgeon so that they can re-evaluate you. You have tried standard treatment with stool softeners/fiber pills and are having bowel movements, so i don't think constipation is likely especially as you are having bowel movements. Please call your doctor. If you have pain, fever, or vomiting then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask Your Surgeon: Much of our advice is based on sound scientific principles, however questions such as yours have a lot to do with the particular surgeon's customs, training, and experience, and are better answered by the person who closed your incisions. In my practice, i would let someone swim app. One week after drain removal, provided that they had no shoulder weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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