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How To Use The Elliptical After A Hysterectomy
LEEP and tampons: After about a week would be fine. We often will say pelvis rest for six weeks, but in this case, a week should suffice. ...Read more
How long to wait after a lap surgery for endometrosis can I have sex ? When is the best time to try for a baby?
5 days: I would wait about 5 days--longer if it is uncomfortable due to the surgery. ...Read more
After a bilateral orxhiopexy how long does it take for the body to replace the sutures with a natural anchor for the testicles?
How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?
Ask your doctor : I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general i tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your inguinal surgery was relatively minor (for example, only skin deep) then your doctor may feel a quicker return to activity is ok. ...Read more
3-4 weeks: Generally i recommend 3-4 weeks to allow for complete healing. ...Read more
After it heals: Stitches are used to repair a significant cut in the skin, so it needs to heal well enough before getting it wet. Usually depending on the location stitches are left in 5-10 days and after that you can get it wet. ...Read more
Is it okay for me to do the elliptical at a medium hard resistance 3 weeks after an ACL hamstring surgery?
Depends on the goal: A person just wanting to stay healthy can do 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week. Somebody who is wanting to build up a lot of muscle will enjoy a lot more time at the gym, probably working on different muscle groups on alternate days, an likely being at the gym 6-7 days a week. ...Read more
How long will it take for me to be able to return to my job as a housekeeper after knee surgery for a bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus?
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 weeks, followed by rehab to regain strength and motion. If the tear is not repairable and your surgeon simply trims it out, then you can return much quicker. Probably within 2-4 weeks based on your comfort. Your young age helps speed your recovery. ...Read more
How long on average does a person take to start driving again after surgery for a ruptured Achilles in the right foot?
How long after having a procedure to have a miscarriage removed is it safe to go to the gym again?
5 days: Most women bounce back quickly after a D&C. Waiting 5 days should be sufficient. Listen to your body and don't do anything that hurts. On your first trip to the gym, you might want to scale back a bit on your normal routine in case it makes you sore. Best wishes! ...Read more
Less than 1 hour: This usually takes less than one hour but recovery takes several weeks. There are several minimally invasive options such as davinci assisted and laparoscopically assisted hysterectomies that have much easier recoveries. When done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon, they usually take less than an hour as well. Please make sure you've checked all your options! ...Read more
Varies: Some bleeding will occur for a week to ten days in most. It should be less than a period and not associated with pain. Anything more than this should be evaluated. ...Read more
Immediately: A colposcopy is usually done in the office. Its purpose is to look closely at the cervix for abnormal cells. If any abnormalities are seen, a biopsy can be done to rule out precancer or cancer. It's a very quick procedure and shouldn't keep you away from work. If a biopsy is done, spotting is expected for a day or so. This should not prevent you from working either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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