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How long is hospital stay for a double mastectomy?

How long is hospital stay for a double 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

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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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How long for hospital stay after radical mastectomy?

How long for hospital stay after radical mastectomy?

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 more

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How long do patients have to stay in hospital after mastectomy?

Depends: Hospital stay depends on each individual patient and their respective surgeries. In my practice, a patient who undergoes a routine, uneventful total mastectomy can be discharged home the day after surgery. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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For how long does a mastectomy surgery take?

Depends: Lumpectomy 2 hours Simple mastectomy 2-3 Radical 3-5 Also depends on size, disease, and some other surgical,features ...Read more

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How long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

How long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

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 more

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For how long after a double mastectomy does chemo begin?

For how long after a double mastectomy does chemo begin?

After wound has heal: Typically, it takes 2 weeks for the surgery wound to heal. So once the wound has healed and there is no infection, chemotherapy can be started. Most patients start their chemotherapy in 2 to 4 months after removal of the breast tumors. ...Read more

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For how long after mastectomy can I go swimming in my pool?

Varies: BUT all sutures out, skin sealed. No swelling, no drainage, good mobility. AND your surgeon says GO swim! ...Read more

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