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Is there a recovery period after amniocentesis?

Is there a recovery period after amniocentesis?

Yes: Minimal. Women walk out of the office after an amnio. From the mother's point of view the recovery is no different from having gotten an immunization - a little soreness at the needle site. Women should rest a bit if they are feeling contractions after the amnio, which is not uncommon for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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What is the normal recovery period for partial matrixectomy?

What is the normal recovery period for partial matrixectomy?

2-4 weeks: Most people will have their stiches out in 2 weeks. There may be a touch of fatigue for anothe r1 or 2 weeks but you should be ready to work in about 3-4 weeks from the date of operation. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for pleurisy?

What is the recovery period for pleurisy?

Depends on cause: Recovery period depends on underlying cause of pleurisy. Pleurisy in an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and the underlying cause has to be evaluated to determine treatment. Response to initial therapy can also determine the duration of the recovery period. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after an angioplasty?

How long is the recovery period after an angioplasty?

None: You have to beware of the wound in the groin -- so take it easy for about 1 week to prevent bleeding complication. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after a rhinoseptoplasty?

How long is the recovery period after a rhinoseptoplasty?

Depends: most people take a week off work. Two weeks of no strenuous activity and 6 weeks of no glasses on the nose. The swelling is mostly gone in 3 weeks to 3 months but subtle changes occur over a year. ...Read more

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How invasive is chin augmentation? What is the recovery period?

How invasive is chin augmentation? What is the recovery period?

Not very: Small incision in chin or at buccal sulcus (valley between lip and gums).Can be done by cutting bone and placing spacer or with implant. Little is involved in recovery other than protecting it from injury. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period from sphincterotomy/fissurctomy?

How long is the recovery period from sphincterotomy/fissurctomy?

4-6 weeks: After surgery most people hate their physician the first week, dislike them the second, can mumble there name the third, and are starting to be happy they had surgery during the fourth week. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for Epididymitis? It can months or years?

What is the recovery period for Epididymitis? It can months or years?

Here are some ...: Largely, the Rx for epididymitis is based on indirect evidence by history and physical exam since epididymis is inaccessible for bacterial documentation; for men with clinical suspicion of STD-related urethritis, treat them for gono / chlamydia, etc.; for men with bacterial UTI, treat them with common antibiotic for bacterial UTI. Duration of Rx is about 7-10 days; Sx resolved in 1-4 wks; but ... ...Read more