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How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

Depends...: That depends what they are donating; surgical procedures would obviously require hospital stay for a few days. Check with your physician to get all the specifics. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...Read more

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How do they do a d& c? Must you go to hospital and hoe long will you stay there?

How do they do a d& c? Must you go to hospital and hoe long will you stay there?

A fairly simple procedure.: You are sedated first with some anesthesia. The cervix is dilated so that an instrument will fit inside the uterus. Then a instrument called a curette is introduced into the body of the uterus and carefully scrapes the inside lining. This is normally a pretty straightforward outpatient procedure however you could have complications such as bleeding or perforation of the uterus. ...Read more

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How will claudication be treated, and will I be able to exercise again?

How will claudication be treated, and will I be able to exercise again?

Depend: If it is intermittent or vascular, treatment is aimed to improving circulation (stop smoking, exercise, some medication, sometimes surgery). If it is neurogenic (spinal), therapy, perhaps medication, injections, & surgery can work. Treatment of either type may increase the ability of exercise. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

Depends on reason: Omentectomy is a procedure where the lining of the abdominal cavity, the omentum is removed. But this is usually done for a certain reason, in many cases associated with cancer debunking operations, such as for ovarian or gastric cancer. This is often a fairly large open operation, so healing is varied and dependent on what reason it was done for, if for cancer, what the extent of involvement is. ...Read more

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How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

Depends: This depends on a number of things. What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter). ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay in the hospital for a-fib?

How long will you have to stay in the hospital for a-fib?

It depends: It depends on how you respond to medications. Sometimes it may convert to normal sinus rhythm without any meds. In general, if you have underlying heart problem along with a. Fib it may take longer. And refractory a fib may take even longer if it requires radio frequency ablation. Generally average 1-3 days stay in hospital. ...Read more

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If a pacemaker fails will the heart continue to function until I can make it to hospital?

If a pacemaker fails will the heart continue to function until I can make it to hospital?

Depends: As a rule complete pacemaker failure is exceedingly rare especially if regular follow-up is maintained. The risk of a complete lead or battery failure would depend on how dependent you are on the pacemaker. Some people have no escape beating and then the consequences are obviously more severe, potentially fatal. ...Read more

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How long will i need to be on Suboxone in order to comfortably withdrawal from methadone? I want to be normal asap.

How long will  i need to be on Suboxone  in order to comfortably withdrawal from methadone? I want to be normal asap.

Depends: It all depends on how long you were on Methadone and what dosage you were taking. Methadone unfortunately stays in the body for a long time, so it takes awhile to detox. Also, you can have side effects, like seizures, if you do it too fast, so i would definitely recommend going slower rather than rapidly, just to be safe. ...Read more

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After a splenectomy how long will I need to stay in the hospital?

After a splenectomy how long will I need to stay in the hospital?

2-5 days: It depends on whether the operation is performed via minimally invasive surgery (2-3 days) or via traditional "open" surgery (4-5 days). Of course, these are just averages, and situations can arise that may delay discharge. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

How much time does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

Usually several wks.: It is rare for an omentectomy to be performed for benign disease. It is usually carried out because of the presence of metastatic tumor such as ovarian Ca due to the presence of TGF-B. If there was cancer then chemo would be needed prior to returning to work. If prophylactically performed 2-3ks would be sufficient. If for other reasons relating to benign disease then 2-3 wks would hold up . ...Read more

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How long do you have to get to the hospital with a ruptures spleen?

How long do you have to get to the hospital with a ruptures spleen?

ASAP: Spleen injury can be very serious! the spleen is prone to bleeding, which could become life threatening. If a spleen injury occurs, you need to go to a hospital as soon as possible for evaluation. Most bleeding stops on its own and does not require surgery. But the only way to tell for sure is to have it checked out at the hospital. ...Read more

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How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain dead"?

How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain dead"?

It. Depends : it depends some clinical tests and brain scan and EEG to decide if someone is brain dead. Ventilator is just there to support breathing. If someone is brain dead then ventilator can be discontinued anytime when doctors are sure! ...Read more

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I need to lose 5-10 pounds or so. Will this faster the progress and how long will it take?

I need to lose 5-10 pounds or so. Will this faster the progress and how long will it take?

Will what hasten: It? How long your weight loss takes will depend on how many calories you consume ; how many you burn. There are 3, 500 calories per pound of fat - so by doing the math you can determine your rate of loss. ...Read more

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How can you treat a stroke victim when they return to work?

How can you treat a stroke victim when they return to work?

Normally as possible: Patients who have had stroke generally prefer to be treated as they were treated before their stroke as much as possible. Certain physical losses may prevent certain activities or participation but as much as the stroke victim can participate safely and without embarrassment they should. ...Read more

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How soon will i be able to see the results of coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting result: CoolSculpting is a machine that draws fat into a suction cup and then cools the tissue. The cooling freezes the fat. The fat cells die. Improvement in contour is usually seen in 3-4 weeks. More stable results are usually seen at 8-12 weeks. Remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure ...Read more

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