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How can you qualify to recieve temporary long term care?

How can you qualify to recieve temporary long term care?

Short term rehab: Is usually offered to patients that suffer from conditions that are expected to improve in a matter of few weeks, for example: after fractures, hip replacements, sometimes strokes, etc. Usually physical and occupational therapy are included in the plan of care. Hope that answered your question. ...Read more

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How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Talk : talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have a very short recovery time. Usually no heavy lifting is recommend for 2 weeks (nothing > 15-20lbs). Often more is done than just looking, and the length of recovery depends on what else is done (bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to return to school after a devastating breakup?

Breakup: Depends on how long you've known the person, if breakup was mutual, what things worry you, and how active you are socially, as well as your support system. ...Read more

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Treatment for thrombophlebitis takes how long to improve?

Treatment for thrombophlebitis takes how long to improve?

Variable: The deep and superficial thrombophlebitis resolve at variable rates. Usually over 2 or 3 months for the vessel to re-canalize . However sometimes the vein does not recanalize. ...Read more

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How long does it take for botox to fully work?

How long does it take for botox to fully work?

Botox Effect 3-5 Day: Botox will typically set in between 3-5 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks in some individuals. If you are not seeing the desired effect after that time frame, you should consult with your provider. Some patients will benefit from increased dosing or extending the treatment area to cover a broader target. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for rigor mortis to set in?

How long does it take for rigor mortis to set in?

Varies: On average it commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates in approximately 48 to 60 hours. Time of onset is affected by activity before death, ambient temperature and ante-mortem diseases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how I can get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Does anyone know how I can get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

State offices: Most states have Departments of Human Resources, Departments of Disability, etc. which have programs that citizens can apply to for assistance with such matters. They will likely request an application from you and documentation from your healthcare providers for their decision making process. Applying is free and open to any who may request it. ...Read more

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Will depression lead to short term insanity?

Will depression lead to short term insanity?

Not likely: Insanity is a layman's term for mental illness. About 50% of the population suffers from mental illness at any given point in their lives. These illnesses range from mild to severe. Depression is treatable. If you are referring to temporary insanity, it is highly unlikely for depression to cause an individual to lose control of his or her faculties and commit an act which he or she can't recollect. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the steroids in an ESI to start working? How long for the temporary anesthetic to wear off? L3/L4

How long does it take for the steroids in an ESI to start working? How long for the temporary anesthetic to wear off? L3/L4

Epidural steroids: Normally they act in about 2-3 days but may take as long as 10 days to show the effect depending on the amount of inflammation. The local anesthetic wears off in 2-4 hours depending on which was used. If you continue to have numbness after such a procedure beyond a few hours, it is a concern and should be evaluated. Please see the physician who did your procedure. ...Read more

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What long term effects does retirement to do caregiving have on the body.?

What long term effects does retirement to do caregiving have on the body.?

Depends...: ...On what you are retiring from, what the caregiving entails, and how you feel about caregiving. If you go from a stimulating career to what you see as boring caregiving, depression is likely. If the reverse is true, you will be happy. If your career had been highly physically challenging, the decrease in exercise will be unhealthy; if desk job to running after toddler, it will be good. ...Read more

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How long for thyroid treatment to work?

How long for thyroid treatment to work?

Thyroid Meds: Thyroid medication starts working right away. It reaches a steady state after about 6 weeks. It really depends on what is going on with your thyroid, too. ...Read more

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How long does laser therapy take to complete?

How long does laser therapy take to complete?

Lasers are different: There are many different lasers for just the skin. Then lasers for teeth whitening, cataracts, hemorroids, etc. V-beam laser for facial redness can take seconds to minutes depending on how many pulses and area needs to be covered. Fraxel restore and dual laser resurfacing can take twenty minutes for a whole face, less or more, depending on doing the neck, chest, hands, etc. Fraxel repair 1 hr face. ...Read more

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How long does acclimitization take for a prosthetic limb?

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How long does acclimitization take for a prosthetic limb?

Use prosthetic limb.: It depends, from several months to several years. The more you use the more you get used. ...Read more

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How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?

Depends: This depends on a number of things. What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter). ...Read more

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How long does it take for chiropractic to work?

How long does it take for chiropractic to work?

Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. if you are not better soon (less than 10-15 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist. ...Read more

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How long does belviq (lorcaserin) generally take to reach full effect ("kick in")?

How long does belviq (lorcaserin) generally take to reach full effect ("kick in")?

At least 1 week: Give it at least 1 week, may vary depending on some other factors. It takes about 3 days to reach steady plasma concentration. ...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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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?

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

Doctor's orders: There are many potential complications to diphtheria and the recovery is slow. The most common complication is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). The nervous system is also frequently and severely affected, which may result in temporary paralysis. The diphtheria toxin can also damage the kidneys. You should be under the constant care of a physician. ...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?

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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How long will it take to return to work after a dog bite?

How long will it take to return to work after a dog bite?

Anytime: Thi can be a complex question but as long as it has not limited your ability to function or you pose a health care risk to yourself by going back to work then you should be able to work right away. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

How long is recovery time following a colposcopy and when can I return to work full time?

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 more

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I work in care and do a lot of lifting how long before i can return to work after an appendectomy?

I work in care and do a lot of lifting how long before i can return to work after an appendectomy?

2 to 4 weeks: It depends on how the appendectomy was performed. If it was done laparoscopically, i let my patients resume normal activity in 2 weeks. If done open through a muscle splitting incision like a rocky-davis incision, the 4weeks. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after osteotomy before i can return to work? How much time off work will I have to take after my osteotomy? .

How long after osteotomy before i can return to work? How much time off work will I have to take after my osteotomy?

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Depends on type.: If you have an office job, you may return in about 2 weeks, although you will probably still be on crutches. If you have a physical labor job, it could be 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Depends: Some can return as early as the next day, but most will wait for at least 2 to 3 days before returning to work. I have my patient not lift anything above 10# nor do any abdominal exercises for 7 days to allow the stitches to heal. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after having a major hamstring rupture?

Depends...: Should be directed by your surgeon and therapist... Dont try to speed up the healing process. Listen to your orthopedist! the post surgery/ rehab period is very very important for the complete healing process! best to you! ...Read more

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How long need I wait to return to work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

A few days: Clearly, it depends on your job--but most people are able to return to work in a few days after laparoscopy for endometriosis-unless the surgery was unusual in some way. ...Read more

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How long after surgery for a morton's neuroma can you return to work, partcularly floor nursing?

How long after surgery for a morton's neuroma can you return to work, partcularly floor nursing?

3 to 8 weeks: Depending on how you take care of yourself and follow your doctor's instructions. As we all know : doctors and nurses make the BEST patients.(not really). ...Read more

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On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.

On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.

High risk preg: Kay if you have not yet delivered then please do not do ANYTHING to put your unborn child or you at risk and follow your ob's advice. If you have already delivered, discuss with your ob when you can begin activity and at what level. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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