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Partial Vulvectomy Healing Time
6 weeks: And you will be fineGet a more detailed answer ›
Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection. ...Read more
Vulvectomy: Up to 50% of vulvectomy incisions breakdown no matter how careful the patient or gynecologic oncologist is. We tell patients it may take up to 12 weeks for total healing. ...Read more
Depends: Because of the location of your incisions, the wound may open. If this happens, it can delay your healing. I would say at least 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
Should I be concerned-moderate headache 6 hours after bi lateral partial vulvectomy? Had twilight anesthesia. No temp. Slightly nauseous
I had a simple partial vulvectomy in June of this year. I am experiancing itching arpund where the stitches were. Is this normal 12, weeks post op?
Can be normal, but: It can be normal, however it would be good to have the surgeon re-examine you for a vulvo-vaginal infection. ...Read more
10 days post bilateral partial vulvectomy. I get periods of sweating and feeling feverish despite having a normal temp. Should I be concerned?
Call your surgeon: You need to call your surgeon. It likely related to healing, but you may have to have your scars checked for infection. ...Read more
3 weeks post partial vulvectomy. There is no infection. The outside of my labia where hair covers is sensitive and bruised feeling. What can cause it?
Expected: I would expect the area surrounding the surgery would still be sore after a partial vulvectomy only 3 weeks ago. Hopefully you have a post op appointment schedule to make sure all is healing well. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream can often be prescribed to help soothe this area after this surgery. ...Read more
What % of high grade differentiated VIN2 returns after bilateral partial vulvectomy with clear margins? Using clob and Estrace (estradiol) for lichen sclerosis
Very small risk: Almost none, but please get regular checks as advised by your oncologist ...Read more
Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?
Can happen but: Not common in all, will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely, don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more
Simple vulvectomy 6 wks ago-healing well & pain reduced recently. Stitches seem to have almost dissolved in last 2 days now feels sore at site-normal?
Postop visit: What you describe sounds normal but hopefully you have a postop appointment with your surgeon to make sure all is healing normally. ...Read more
How long should I expect to be out of work (teacher) after a partial bilateral vulvectomy secondary to differentiated high grade VIN2?
Ans: As long as all goes well and no complications you should rest fir about 6 weeks ...Read more
What causes the sudden onset of pubic bone pain (outside labia) 2 weeks after partial bilateral vulvectomy - no lymph nodes removed?
Removal of vulva: A radical vulvectomy is a surgical option for the treatment of advanced vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva). During this surgery, the labia and much of the surrounding skin and lymph nodes are all removed from the body. If you or someone you know has vulvar cancer, you should be seeing a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more
I've had parcial vulvectomy it was stage 4 no radiation was needed. I have been having symtoms again it has been 2 years. Should I expect this?
Possibly: I assume the partial vulvectomy was for squamous Ca. Also that the procedure was effective because failure to control disease here might not result in an obvious lesion, but rather metastasis to regional groin nodes. Since intermittent symptoms are the major problem it is probably due to scar around several of the nerve groups such as pudendal nerve. Otherwise a neuroma may have developed ...Read more
Possibly: If you have had that diagnosis, a regular gynecologic evaluation is very important. The problem is frequently multifocal, that is occurring in separated areas. ...Read more
I have extra skin down there so I'm getting a vulvectomy. How long does it take to heal? How long until I can have sex again?
These are questions: You need to ask YOUR surgeon as every patient is different and it is based on the experience and techniques of the surgeon performing the procedure. There is no set answer. ...Read more
Simple vulvectomy 7 wks ago-gran tissue removed-no VIN. Healed well. Stitches all dissolved but sore despite nothing to see. Nerve damage? Rec meds?
It's not unusual: Take your pain meds, use ice packs as needed. As long as the pain continues to decrease you are doing gine ...Read more
6 weeks: 1/2 strength in 2-3 weeks, rest of strength next 2 months, . ...Read more
Depends: There is a spectrum of disease when it comes to achilles tendinitis/tendinosis. An MRI can identify if it is achilles' tendon disease vs. Inflammation of the lining around the tendon. Rest and physical therapy usually ameliorates the problem, but sometimes operative treatment with debridement and even tendon transfer is required. ...Read more
Intraarticular partial shear fracture of the proximal phalange 2ndtoe (under 25%). My doctor buddy taped and advised rest. Advise and healing time?
6 wks: As long as the fracture is well aligned, most can be treated with simple buddy taping. Sometimes a stiffer soled shoe can be helpful for protection as well. Most heal sufficiently to resume normal activities by 6 wks. ...Read more
Depends: What are you referring to that needs healing? Skin, bone, tendon? Simple cuts in the skin usually take 10-14 days and simple bone and tendon injuries take at least 6-8 weeks to heal with proper treatment. ...Read more
Varies: The time for an acne lesion to resolve varies greatly. Surface whiteheads might resolve very quickly, while a deeper red "cyst" might take weeks or months to resolve. Although you didn't ask, i'd suggest consulting with your dermatologist if you're having significant acne problems. They can assess they type of acne you have and review appropriate treatment options. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks to completely heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wound - bone: Wound heals up in 2-3 weeks. The bone healing takes about 2-3 months. ...Read more