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Doctor insights on: How Painful Is Recovery From Having A Vein Removed From Leg For Bypass

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What is recovery like when you have a vein removed from your leg for bypass operation?

What is recovery like when you have a vein removed from your leg for bypass operation?

Depends on Approach: The recovery depends greatly on whether the vein is harvested via an "open" technique or an "endoscopic" technique. Surprisingly vein harvest incisions using the "open" technique often break down or become infected. Sutures don't come out sometimes for two weeks. The "endoscopic" technique requires shorter incisions and has fewer complications. ...Read more

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How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!

How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!

---: The burning from the injection is the worse part of the procedure. After the area in anesthetized you should feel nothing but a small pressure sensation ...Read more

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I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

Very quickly: If all the physician is doing is taking down scar tissue (which is what it sounds like) then you will have a few small (1cm) incisions which will heal very quickly. I'm guessing you'll be up doing your normal activities of life within a day or so, and you'll be pain free after 2-3 weeks. Every woman is different, but this is a minimally invasive surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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After a rod is removed from my upper arm how long to recover?

After a  rod is removed from my upper arm how long to recover?

Quickly: Conception after removing an implanon/nexplanon can occur as soon as the next menstrual cycle. Healing of the site should occur within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for having screws removed from a bunionectomy?

What is the healing time for having screws removed from a bunionectomy?

If needed, 1-2 weeks: Usually they do not need to be removed, but if they are removed it should only be about 10 days to 2 weka back to regular shoes. You would be walking right away. ...Read more

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How painful is it to remove plate and screws from leg, had surgery 3 yrs ago, having pain where the plate is. And how long will i be off the leg ?

How painful is it to remove plate and screws from leg, had surgery 3 yrs ago, having pain where the plate is. And how long will i be off the leg ?

U will receive some: Sedative during the removal of the screws and thereafter ur ortho can give u mild and strong analgesics so pain should be not of major concern. Ask him about the duration of not having the screws. Take care! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an Graft extraction of iliac crest, i had a wrist surgery 24 days ago?

How long does it take to recover from an Graft extraction of iliac crest, i had a wrist surgery 24 days ago?

Hip graft: Pain from an iliac crest graft site can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to subside. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication is the best for this problem, care should be taken to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for the first 6 to 8 weeks as this can decrease the healing right at the site of surgery on your wrist. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is my recovery going to be from a calf tear?

At least 6 weeks: Muscle years take six weeks to heal, add 6 more weeks to regain the normal strength. ...Read more

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How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

How is a left ilioinguinal  neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

Pinched nerve: The nerve is exposed surgically and freed up from surrounding scar tissue, other than the usual postoperative surgical pain from the incision there should be minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Be careful, warfarin: Really, i think the answer has more to do with the warfarin you are on, not the running. I think it is better if you are on anything that can thin your blood (think Coumadin (warfarin), or Lovenox (enoxaparin) (a type of Heparin you can give at home)) you should avoid activities prone to injury, falls during running are one of those activities. Walk fast 30-60 minutes a day and your running will come back. :). ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a total knee? Is it a painful recovery ? I am very worried because i had a joint replacement in my thumb and i rsd

How long is the recovery from a total knee? Is it a painful recovery ? I am very worried  because i  had  a joint replacement in my thumb and i  rsd

3-6 months: The recovery continues for 6 months or more. The most rapid phase is in the first 6 weels. At that time most patients will still have start up stiffness, mild swelling, difficulty sleeping through the night, and may still be taking pain medication. Those symptoms will gradually resolve by 3 months after surgery and patients will have returned to most all of their preoperative activities. ...Read more

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I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?

I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?

Collaterals: Often if multiple bypasses are needed, veins are harvested from the leg for use. Post operatively part of rehab is walking and may require compression hose to prevent swelling in the leg till the body replaces the removed vein with new small veins that will take over the job of returning blood to the central circulation. Walking and exercise will encourage the growth that may take multiple months. ...Read more

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I'm considering having evlt done. End of april or may is going in the sun ok after procedure? Also how painful is evlt and pain in recovery?

I'm considering having evlt done. End of april or may is going in the sun ok after procedure? Also how painful is evlt and pain in recovery?

Evlt: The procedure itself is relatively pain free. To accomplish that, however, a numbing solution is used to surround your vein before the laser is activated. That requires a series of injections in the skin around the vein. Those injections sting; are uncomfortable--some would say hurt. I have not had a patient needing both legs treating, fail to come for the second leg after doing the first. ...Read more

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I have femoral neuropathy after having simple arthoscopic knee surgery. My doctor tells me it's from the nerve block?How common and long this last?

I have femoral neuropathy after having simple arthoscopic knee surgery. My doctor tells me it's from the nerve block?How common and long this last?

Nerve injury: No one can tell how long will this last. It may be permanent, which is rare (1/10000), most of the injuries are temporary and may resolve within 1 year. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after having screws removed from the knee?

How long is recovery after having screws removed from the knee?

Immediate to 6 weeks: Depends on how large the screws are, and which location the screws are being removed from. Some hardware can be removed without any pain or restrictions, while other times the defect left behind may need time to heal in before allowing high demand activity. ...Read more

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Been limping for a long time. My left femur dislocated from its socket to some extent. Can this be fixed with a surgery.

Been limping for a long time. My left femur dislocated from its socket to some extent. Can this be fixed with a surgery.

Perhaps: But you need to see doctor right away and have your diagnostic tests and then see what are the treatment options. This is a serious issue so get going ...Read more

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