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How long before my wound heals?

How long before my wound heals?

Depends: Depends where the wound is, how it was inflicted, how "clean" it is, and how it was managed or taken care of after the injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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How long does the wound heal from inside after appendectomy?

How long does the wound heal from inside after appendectomy?

Wound healing: Wound healing is a process occurring over a period of 8 months to a year. For optimal healing (strength of at least 75% of original wound) it takes up to 8 months. For normal healing and normal activities- 6 weeks is safest. If you had a ruptured appendix requiring the wound to be left open- it may take 6-8 weeks to granulate. Your surgeon may also elect to secondarily close after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

1 to 2 weeks: Hydrocele, varicocele, inguinal hernia, some femoral hernias are approached surgically via a small incision at the groin. These are typically elective surgical procedures and the incision is closed with suture material that is not visible, dissolves under the skin in 6 to 12 weeks and appear "healed up" at the first post operative visit, 1 to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I had bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

I had bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

Wounds about 10 days: Discomfort ; swelling can take up to 6 weeks. Advise wear compression underwear for maximal comfort. ...Read more

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After a bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

About a week: Bilateral hydrocelectomy suggests that patient is a child and children tend to heal faster than adults. ...Read more

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How long for wounds to heal after nose job?

How long for wounds to heal after nose job?

6 weeks: This is not the final answer. The skin reaches about 60% of its strength in 6 to 8 weeks, it takes a year to be fully healed. The bones are stable in 6 weeks but the cartilage and the swelling may take months to resolve. The extent of the surgery also determines how long the healing process will take. ...Read more

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How long does a wound takes to heal! After cutting a boil open?

How long does a wound takes to heal! After cutting a boil open?

Depends on many: Factors: size of wound; depth of wound; location of wound; pt's overall state of health (diabetics often take longer to heal). If lanced boil, size of abscess, how long it takes to drain, whether antibiotics r used, quality of wound care. ...Read more

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How many days after a tooth extraction and implant can you safely eat more than just liquid or soft food. How long for the external wound to heal?

How many days after a tooth extraction and implant can you safely eat more than just liquid or soft food. How long for the external wound to heal?

Ask your dentist: It is always best to ask the dentist who actually performed the surgery. He or she knows more about the specifics of your surgery than any doctor online. Having said that, in general, you can eat the same day, but should favor the other side. The external wound should heal in about a week or two but again depends upon the method of surgery etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week. ...Read more

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How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

How long will it take surgical wounds to heal?

Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, other. Heinie diseases like diabetes and your age (along with several other factors) determine the average length of time. Expect at least two weeks for basic healing and six to eight for more complete wound healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables... ...Read more

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How long should it take a major knife wound to heal?

How long should it take a major knife wound to heal?

Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection, smoker. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more

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How long would a puncture wound take to heal completely?

How long would a puncture wound take to heal completely?

Depends: On the severity of the wound. With the right wound care soap water antibiotic ointment covered with a dressing, the wound shld heel within days to weeks. If things aren't progressing well or there is increased pain erythema etc, see your doctor. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

How long takes a bucket handle medial tear to heal after surgery?

Typically 4-6 weeks: After the surgery procedure it typically takes 4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities you will have to gradually decrease your swelling, increase you motion, strength and endurance I have patients who have this done who go back to office after the weekend (3-4 days). ...Read more

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My fiance had to have an amputation. How long would it take for the wounds to heal?

My fiance had to have an amputation. How long would it take for the wounds to heal?

4-6 weeks: In most cases an amputation will heal in 4-6 weeks, but this can vary somewhat depending on the reason for the amputation. For example an amputation due to a traumatic injury in an otherwise healthy young person is expected to heal quicker and then an amputation in an older diabetic patient who has an amputation due to vascular disease. ...Read more

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How long does a puncture wound take to heal if not seeking any kind of medical intervetion?

How long does a puncture wound take to heal if not seeking any kind of medical intervetion?

Quickly: Puncture wounds heal quickly, but you need to be sure you are up to date on tetanus prophylaxis, and make sure no important structures under the skin were injured. If you develop swelling, redness, or pain, go to the emergency room as these are signs of infection. ...Read more