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How long before I can return to work after pneumonia?

How long before I can return to work after pneumonia?

Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. Pneumonia is serious and potentially deadly, so follow doctors instructions and make sure you have follow up xray to confirm it is completely clear. ...Read more

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I have diphtheria, how long until I can return to work?

Expert link: Here's a link which should help you: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002575/. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after surgery?

Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon who can give you a better estimate. The times can vary from a few days for minor surgeries to several weeks for complex surgeries and work that requires lots of intense activity or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

How long after a thoracotomy for pneumo can I return to work?

Depends on work: Limitations that might prevent one from returning to work are related to post-operative pain or pain medications, e.g. No driving while on pain medications or if having significant pain; no heavy lifting, no straining or strenuous activity. Usually, one may return if one may return to work sooner if desk job, but later if physical work. Also sooner if latissimus and/or serratus muscles wre spared. ...Read more

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How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

Depends...: That depends what they are donating; surgical procedures would obviously require hospital stay for a few days. Check with your physician to get all the specifics. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

Depends on reason: Omentectomy is a procedure where the lining of the abdominal cavity, the omentum is removed. But this is usually done for a certain reason, in many cases associated with cancer debunking operations, such as for ovarian or gastric cancer. This is often a fairly large open operation, so healing is varied and dependent on what reason it was done for, if for cancer, what the extent of involvement is. ...Read more

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I just had a sesamoidectomy 2 weeks ago, how long until I can return to work and normal activities?

I just had a sesamoidectomy 2 weeks ago, how long until I can return to work and normal activities?

Touchy surgery.: There are two sesamoid bones. Either one can be totally or partially removed, for a variety of reasons. Normal activities and work vary from person to person. Because of so many variables, your best answer to the post operative time frame is best answered by the surgeon who performed the work and is familiar with your lifestyle particulars. In general, this surgery is often unpredictable. ...Read more

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How long after a pneumothorax can I return to work?

How long after a pneumothorax can I return to work?

Depends on work: As long as you are not breathing hard or lifting heavy objects you may return when breathing is comfortable. Wait 6 weeks at least for healing before anything strenuous and have a follow up x-ray before that time has passed to make sure the lung is fully inflated. ...Read more

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How long after an abscess lance can you return to work ?

How long after an abscess lance can you return to work ?

Depends: Depends on what kind of work you do, where it was lanced, how large it was, and if there were any complications or surrounding infection. Some i send the next day, some weeks later. ...Read more

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