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How Soon Can I Go Back To Work After An Appendectomy
Depends on the work: If my patients do heavy work, like construction or warehousing, i restrict them for about 2-4 weeks. If they do supervisory, office or professional type work, they may return to work when them feel well. On average this is about a week or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Usually: Often can return to work in less than a week, no heavy lifting work for a couple weeks or until released by your surgeon. ...Read more
It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: Extent of surgery and type of work. I would estimate 1-2 weeks as a general rule, but ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go back to work whenever they feel like it as long as there is no heavy lifting (more than 20 lbs) for 6 wks, mainly to reduce the risk of getting an incisional hernia. Also avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you are still taking pain meds. ...Read more
Next day: You should feel fine after the sedation from medication is gone out of system which occurs in 8-12 hours. ...Read more
GLANDULAR FEVER: Other name: infectious mononucleosis/ mono, caused by epstein-barr virus. Human are only reservoir. Transmission: from saliva by close contact/ kissing; from blood transfusion. Recovery by 2-4 wks. Fatigue, malaise may wax and wane for wks to months. U can shed virus more than 6 mo. Then intermittently. Go back to work when better, start slowly, avoid contact sports/pe until full recovery. ...Read more
Type of anesthesia?: Type of surgery? Type of work you do? These collectively dictate a patient's ability to return to work. Your surgeon will give you these guidelines - he/she will know best based on your occupation, the surgery performed, and the anesthesia utilized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on technique: If your biopsy was a needle-type performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, you should be able to work the following day. If the biopsy was surgical performed under anesthesia, most people will require 2-3 days to return to work. Of course, the true "expert" here is the doctor who performed the biopsy--be sure and ask them this question. Good luck! ...Read more
Having an angiogram soon. What will i feel afterwards? Extreme pain? Dull pain? Will i be able to walk? How long before i can go back to work?
Location?: Depends on the location is it a dorsal wrist ganglion, a volar wrist ganglion, a ganglion arising from a tendon sheath or an ip joint of the finger. All have very different time frames for recovery and different recommendations for period of immobilization post operatively. Ask your hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon can I go back to work after contracting chickenpox? I received anti-viral medication for my chickenpox three days ago. How long do I have to wait to go back to work and not be infectious?
Depends: The contagious period is likely lessened by antivirals but we have no clear guidelines for their benefits. The contagious period of chickenpox is considered from 1-2 days before the spots appear until the last one has crusted over, or 7 days from the first spot, whichever is later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the surgery, any procedures performed during arthroscopy, and complications. Your type of work will also dictate if you can return to full duty (baseball pitcher will take longer than a secretary). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acl: Most patients take a couple days of school off. Like everything recovery and return to school is a spectrum for each patient. U should be fine if u took a week off and could go back earlier if u felt like it. ...Read more
Meniscus : Talk to your surgeon. This depends on what type of work you do. Not un common to go back to more sedentary work within a day or two, while more aggressive employment may take a few weeks. ...Read more
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