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How Long Will Wound Heal
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I did surgery of piles 2 days ago. It hurts while BM. Wanted to know how long does the wound take to heal completly? Its hard to even walk or sit
2wks: Ask doc to give pain med, Local numbing medication. Seitz's bath will help also. ...Read more
How long a sebaceous cyst wound will heal? (cyst location : tailbone area) I've been undergoing daily dressing
Depends on size: Maybe a few weeks. Don't pack too tightly or this will prolong healing time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any: Any primary care physician should be able to evaluste you without the need for a "specialist". ...Read more
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