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How much time it takes to compelety clear swelling in your DVT affected leg?

How much time it takes to compelety clear swelling in your DVT affected leg?

DVT/leg swelling: Swelling of the leg following DVT is due to the vein in the leg having a clot which is blocking the return of the blood. The amount of time required for the swelling to subside depends on many factors-the extent of the clot and the veins involved. Larger veins involved and more extensive clots will take longer to resolve. Sometimes the swelling could be permanent. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg ?

How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg ?

6-12 months: After a fracture in the lower extremity, swelling is normal for the first 4 months. After that the swelling is typically intermittent but can last longer and occasionally up to 12 months. Check with your physician for certain exercises to do for reducing some of the swelling. ...Read more

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How long does it take for deep vein thrombosis to go, is it normal for the swelling to get worse ? Thankyou

How long does it take for deep vein thrombosis to go, is it normal for the swelling to get worse ? Thankyou

Can take a long time: Sometimes clots never disappear. If the clot is not gone in 6 months, it is considered to be permanent. Swelling can get worse, especially if you develop post thrombotic syndrome (pts). A dr. Vichen said, you need to be on anti-coagulation. Also wearing prescription compression stockings for two years is essential in helping to prevent pts from occurring. ...Read more

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If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

Dead leg?: If just one leg swells up, especially if you've been immobile for a while like a long airplane/bus/car ride, we worry about a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis) which can migrate to lungs (pulmonary embolism) and kill you (as it appears to have happened to actor dennis farina earlier this week http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/life/tv/2013/07/22/dennis-farina-dies-at-69/2575117/). Go to er now. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a DVT in lower leg to travel to the lungs? Does this happen often?

How long does it take for a DVT in lower leg to travel to the lungs? Does this happen often?

Can be sudden: If a clot breaks off it can travel to the lungs suddenly. Some leg clots are more dangerous than others. A vascular surgeon is best suited to evaluate, treat and follow dvt's. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to recover when there is a fracture in your shin bone and fixed with external fixator?

How much time it takes to recover when there is a fracture in your shin bone and fixed with external fixator?

Consult ortho: The rate of healing from a fracture varies according to age of patient, circulation, nutrition, compliance with treatment and severity and type of fracture. I suggest consulting with the person that applied the EF or with someone who has access to your xrays and can get historical information from you. ...Read more

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How much time it will take to recover from ligament injury...Here i observe the dislocation of bone and set right to its normal position... ?

How much time it will take to recover from ligament injury...Here i observe the dislocation of bone and set right to its normal position...
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Several months: It can take as long for this type of injury to heal-- as long or longer tan a fracture. Rest is mandatory. Also see your physician or podiatrist for care. ...Read more

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How much time will it take to fully recover from a meniscus toren in the knee with surgery?

How much time will it take to fully recover from a meniscus toren in the knee with surgery?

It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Varicose veins with a ulcer how long does the leg take to heal to normal with compression bandages ?

Varicose veins with a ulcer how long does the leg take to heal to normal with compression bandages  ?

Depends: Compression alone may heal many venous ulcers but there is a high rat of reoccurrence because the underlying problem with the venous system is not treated. It is like putting a splint on a broken arm. See a venous specialist who can treat the underlying cause of the ulcer. ...Read more

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Is it fine to cover the wound with a medical plaster? Because every time I do, the wound tends to moist and it takes longer time to heal.

Is it fine to cover the wound with a medical plaster? Because every time I do, the wound tends to moist and it takes longer time to heal.

Moist is better: For superficial wounds (burns/scrapes that don't go all the way through the skin) keeping the wound moist results in faster healing. Don't confuse "time until a scab forms" with "time until the wound is healed!" Yes, once a scab forms you don't need to dress it, but that is not the same as healed. Healing is not complete until the scab comes off and there is skin across the wounded area again. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a bruise to heal? What can I do to avoid aggravating it and speed healing beyond the initial put-ice-on-it period?

How long does it usually take for a bruise to heal? What can I do to avoid aggravating it and speed healing beyond the initial put-ice-on-it period?

Not Too Complicated: If you were mugged by five large thugs in an alley in South Central, it could take weeks. If you bumped your forearm on the door knob to a dressing room in Macy's, maybe a week. So, if it's sore, decrease use to that area 'till it feels better. If it's swollen, elevate it if you can. Tylenol (acetaminophen). And time. Not too complicated unless it gets worse for some reason, then get it looked at. ...Read more

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After a laparoscopy, how long will it take for the co2 to be absorbed and the swelling to go down?

After a laparoscopy, how long will it take for the co2 to be absorbed and the swelling to go down?

A Few Days: In order to do laparoscopic surgery, the abdominal wall muscles need to be paralyzed. Co2 is then used to inflate the abdominal cavity, creating room to work. While we try to remove all of the co2, some may stay under the diaphragm causing shoulder pain. The co2 is usually absorbed w/in 1-2 days but it may take a bit longer for the normal muscle tone to return. ...Read more

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Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

See details: Specific food will not help. Immobilization and orthopedic care will help. Your question is confusing so if this answer does not help you may want to resubmit it. ...Read more

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Filling is close to nerve. Tooth settled down for about two years and the dentist said if it begins to hurt I'll need to do RCT. Every time I think about that the tooth hurts. Other than that no pain. Is it mind over natter and what to do ?

Filling is close to nerve. Tooth settled down for about two years and the dentist said if it begins to hurt I'll need to do RCT. Every time I think about that the tooth hurts. Other than that no pain. Is it mind over natter and what to do ?

Your tooth: probably has an irritated nerve. Try to avoid hard chewing and extremes of hot and cold on that side. Perhaps it will settle down. If the tooth feels like it's sticking out too far or if it starts to hurt when you drink something hot and the pain is relieved by cold air or water - it's time to see an Endodontist. ...Read more

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How to quickly recover your sunburned face back to the way it is? Such as making it fair again and less dry

How to quickly recover your sunburned face back to the way it is? Such as making it fair again and less dry

Depends, but soon: It depends on how sunburnt it is. If it's mild it shouldn't take more than a week. If you are very red, your face may peel. In this case your complexion may take longer to even out. In either case you can use over the counter moisturizers, creams, or aloe to help with the dryness. ...Read more

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How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

Leg elevation,: sodium and fluid restriction, diuretic meds, and inotropic meds. Usually takes some time for it to go away, few days to weeks, even if optimally treated. DVT is usually unilateral and painful/tender. If edema is bilateral, occurs spontaneously in a patient with heart failure, and is not painful/tender, it is most likely not DVT. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more