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Recovery Time Partial Vulvectomy
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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
Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Recovery time.: Please consult with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery. ...Read more
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
Normal recovery time for partial open nephrectomy? Experiencing bulging and numness. Surgeon was able to save the nerve that is frequently severed.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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