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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?

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

Vulvectomy: A partial vulvectomy is usually done for vin iii (carcinoma in situ/ severe dysplasia of the vulva). Healing time is variable but for it to heal all the way, 6-8 weeks is common. Patients are back to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. ...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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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
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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