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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Partial Vulvectomy

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How long should it take to heal after a partial vulvectomy?

How long should it take to heal after a partial vulvectomy?

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

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I'm getting a partial vulvectomy how long does it usually take to heal?

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

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Where does the drainage come from with a partial vulvectomy?

Where does the drainage come from with a partial vulvectomy?

Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned-moderate headache 6 hours after bi lateral partial vulvectomy? Had twilight anesthesia. No temp. Slightly nauseous

Should I be concerned-moderate headache 6 hours after bi lateral partial vulvectomy? Had twilight anesthesia. No temp. Slightly nauseous

Normal: Assuming you have no other medical conditions, that is normal. Some of the drugs we give can cause headaches, etc. The pain pills can also cause those symptoms. Codeine, hydrocodone can all cause nausea. If the headache gets worse, you may want to call you surgeon. ...Read more

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10 days post bilateral partial vulvectomy. I get periods of sweating and feeling feverish despite having a normal temp. Should I be concerned?

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

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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?

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

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What causes the sudden onset of pubic bone pain (outside labia) 2 weeks after partial bilateral vulvectomy - no lymph nodes removed?

What causes the sudden onset of pubic bone pain (outside labia) 2 weeks after partial bilateral vulvectomy - no lymph nodes removed?

Maybe infection: If it doesn't resolved overnight I would call your surgeon/gynecologists office first thing tomorrow, so they can look at the area since the weekend is rapidly approaching. Local edema may cause mild pain too, but my concern would be infection deep to the skin. ...Read more

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What is a radical vulvectomy exactly?

What is a radical vulvectomy exactly?

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

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Is masturbation possible after a vulvectomy?

Is masturbation possible after a vulvectomy?

Yes: If the labia, clitoris, and vagina were left intact, sexual activity, including masturbation, is possible. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a vulvectomy when you get precancerous changes on the vulva?

Do you have to have a vulvectomy when you get precancerous changes on the vulva?

Not necessarily: Generally, recancerous lesions on the vulva need to be excised. If the lesion is invasive cancer then a vulvectomy may be needed in addition to lymph node sampling. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is severe vulvar dysplasia likely to come back after a vulvectomy?

Is severe vulvar dysplasia likely to come back after a vulvectomy?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Years ago I had a radical vulvectomy done. Is it possible for me to get a vulva transplant now?

Years ago I had a radical vulvectomy done. Is it possible for me to get a vulva transplant now?

Not exactly.: No it's not possible to have a vulva transplant (as in from another human being), but sometimes a plastic surgeon can graft skin and tissue from another area of your body such as buttock or thigh to make the area look more even. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a partial pattella tear?

What is the typical recovery time for a partial pattella tear?

Bones can't tear...: The patella is a bone and therefore cannot tear. However, if you meant the patellar tendon, this can be injured and result in "jumpers knee" which is the slang term for patellar tendinitis. Rest, ice massage, and hamstring stretches are recommended and it will take about three months to heal. No jumping or forceful extension allowed during that period of time. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a partial hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time after a partial hysterectomy?

Depends on type: The internal healing after hysterectomy, traditionally takes six weeks. However, if you have a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you will be up and around very quickly. You can probably go back to work when you feel like it, same for driving, usually within a couple of weeks. No heavy lifting or sex for six weeks, and you may tire easily for a couple of weeks. Abdominal surgery takes longer. ...Read more

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What's partial meniscus removal recovery time?

What's partial meniscus removal recovery time?

It depends: One can walk out of the recovery room with a cane but then it is about 5 days until biking on a stationary bike and running in 4-6 weeks. Please discuss with your orthopedist. Each has their own rehab routine. It will also depend on how fit your were prior to the injury and any other knee pathology. ...Read more

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Partial meniscus removal so what's recovery time?

Partial meniscus removal so what's recovery time?

Weeks: I have seen professional athletes recover in 7 days, ready to return to competition--this is extremely fast. 4 weeks if you rehab very well. 6 weeks is more typical for return to full activity. Individual recovery will vary based on the extent of pathology/surgery and how quickly you progress through rehab/p.T. After surgery. Talk to your surgeon and dedicate yourself to rehab. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you know the typical recovery time for a partial pattella tear?

Do you know the typical recovery time for a partial pattella tear?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the amount of tendon involved. That being said, it is usual a period of 8-12 weeks for a complete recovery. With a gradual increase in activities over that time. ...Read more

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What is typical recovery time & process after meniscal repair/partial tear. How long til pressure can be applied and walking?

What is typical recovery time & process after meniscal repair/partial tear. How long til pressure can be applied and walking?

Depends on surgery: If you had a menisectomy -- where they just cleaned out meniscus, then recovery time is 6 weeks or so. A couple of days on crutches and then walking, etc.

If you had a meniscal repair, then recovery time is 3 - 4 months. There is a brace I use for the first 6 weeks with restricted motion. I let my patients walk with crutches and brace locked in extension. ...Read more

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Normal recovery time for partial open nephrectomy? Experiencing bulging and numness. Surgeon was able to save the nerve that is frequently severed.

Normal recovery time for partial open nephrectomy? Experiencing bulging and numness. Surgeon was able to save the nerve that is frequently severed.

6-9 mo: The nerve was manipulated even though it was saved. The muscle needs recovery also. Saving the nerve is encouraging for full recovery. These sxs are very common post-operatively. ...Read more

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What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

Likely: High grade means complete or nearly complete tear, for which surgery is usually recommended if the reading is in fact accurate. Approximately 6-8 week recovery time. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months. ...Read more

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I'm 45, complete tear in my ACL partial tear in my MCL and meniscus, waiting for surgery, to know what is the recovery time after surgery n do I need?

Varies: The recovery time for a standard ACL is usually 6-12 months, however, that will vary based on physical demand, overall general health, and fitness goals. Speak to your surgeon about this. S/he will have more insight in providing you personalized care. ...Read more

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How long can I expect my recovery to take after having all four wisdom teeth extracted? I'm 26, which I know is a little old to have your wisdom teeth out, and I've read that the recovery time is longer in adults. Mine are all partially erupted, which I t

How long can I expect my recovery to take after having all four wisdom teeth extracted? I'm 26, which I know is a little old to have your wisdom teeth out, and I've read that the recovery time is longer in adults. Mine are all partially erupted, which I t

Recovery varies: Recovery from any surgery varies from individual to individual. Some of the factors that can influence your recovery may include how large your teeth are, your physical health, the skill of your surgeon and the technique used, and how you react to the discomfort postoperatively. ...Read more

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Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

A few weeks: That should heal within a few weeks, anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. You can progressively increase your physical activity as you heal. If you are no better after 8 weeks you should return to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?

What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?

Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...Read more

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Does having a cortisone injection contain steroids? What is usually done for a medial partial knee replacement? Recovery time?

Does having a cortisone injection contain steroids? What is usually done for a medial partial knee replacement? Recovery time?

Yes: Yes a cortisone shot is the injection of a type of steroid into the area intended (the knee for example). A medial partial knee replacement, as the name implies, involve replacing just the medial compartment of the knee as opposed to a total knee replacement which involves replacing all three compartments. Partial knee replacements as usually outpatient or overnight stay, 4-6 week recovery. ...Read more

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Have metabolic induced foot drop (b12 deficiency, from a partial gastrectomy), ideas about recovery time? (b12 is helping, also w sleep & appetite.)

Have metabolic induced foot drop (b12 deficiency, from a partial gastrectomy), ideas about recovery time? (b12 is helping, also w sleep & appetite.)

Peripheral Neuropath: You likely have peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This causes death to the axon fibers of the nerve and this can be a long recovery process. It can take up to 24 months for recovery but unfortunately it may not fully recover depending on the extent of initial nerve damage. ...Read more

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How long will recovery time be for a nosejob?

How long will recovery time be for a nosejob?

Week off: Usually people take a week off work, two weeks of no exercise, and 4-6 weeks avoiding wearing glasses on nose. Yet, swelling takes a year to totally resolve. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from an ileostomy?

How long is the recovery time from an ileostomy?

Depends: If you are having a full abdominal surgery with intestinal removal, then a few days in the hospital and 6 week recovery with gradual increasing activities would be common. If it is only an operation for repairing or revising an ileostomy, then it would be a shorter surgery and return to home the same day with quicker return to normal. If the surgery is laparoscopic, then recovery would be faster. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time to work after having a baby?

What's the recovery time to work after having a baby?

6 weeks: I recommend 6 weeks off after having a baby delivered vaginally, and 8 weeks off after having a baby by cesarean section. This would be for medical time off. Often people will take more time off as family leave. ...Read more