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When should I return to work after having a miscarriage?

When should I return to work after having a miscarriage?

Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss may be relatively fast , the emotional recovery may take longer. I encourage my patients to join bereavement groups to aid in emotional recovery, if pain or bleeding persists it is best to consult your md. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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How long to wait before returning to work after laparoscopy for an ovary removed?

How long to wait before returning to work after laparoscopy for an ovary removed?

Laparoscopy: I tell my patients that do sit down jobs to return to work in 7-10 days. If you lift heavy objects or your job is physically demanding allow 2-3 weeks before returning to work. ...Read more

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How long before returning to work after pneumonia?

How long before returning to work after pneumonia?

Pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon the cause of the pneumonia, degree of illness sustained, the efficacy of treatment, the response both in reduction of fever, diminished breathing disturbances and other factors. If the patient has improved, is feeling generally well, they can go back to work whenever they feel well enough to do so. ...Read more

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Can a woman return to work before going to her postpartum appointment?

Can a woman return to work before going to her postpartum appointment?

Possible: Some pregnancies are very uncomplicated and depending upon the woman's general health, stamina, and abilities and the requirements of the work place, she may be able to return to work. This would require a discussion with her obstetrician, her employer, hr, and consideration of child bonding and care. This should all be discussed prior to delivery with all concerned and very carefully. ...Read more

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How many days will it take before I can return to work after an appendectomy?

How many days will it take before I can return to work after an appendectomy?

Depends: That depends on if the surgery was done laparoscopically or through an incision, and on what type of work you do. Most people go back to work sooner after laparoscopic appendectomy, within 1-2 weeks, but lifting no more than 5 lb for 6-8 weeks. After "open" surgery, folks can return to work 2-3 weeks later, but no lifting, as above. ...Read more

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Will emotions return to normal after pregnancy?

Will emotions return to normal after pregnancy?

Possibly not : Immediately. Some women experience the blues or depression after delivery. ...Read more

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Why can I return to work sooner after vag hyst?

Why can I return to work sooner after vag hyst?

Minimally invasive: I am assuming that you mean sooner than if you had an abdominal hysterectomy(tah). The TAH requires general anesthesia (in most cases), cutting through the layers of the abdominal wall and involves more physical contact with the bowel. A TVH or vaginal hysterectomy is done through a "natural orifice" with no damage to the abdominal layers, minimal contact with the bowel, less pain. ...Read more

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When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before i can return to work

When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before i can return to work

Depends on treatment: With the traditional procedures it is usually within 2 weeks however with some of the minimal invasive procedures such as endoscopic or percutaneous procedures there are no sutures that need removal and activity including working is allowed within the first week. ...Read more

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How long to wait to try to conceive after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy. Ob said no need to wait and can start after a normal period.

How long to wait to try to conceive after ectopic pregnancy laparoscopy. Ob said no need to wait and can start after a normal period.

Wait: If you are pregnant - don't worry about it- but your OB was correct, wait until after your next normal period and then start working on pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long. Should i wait before returning to work after a torn hamstring injury?

How long. Should i wait before returning to work after a torn  hamstring
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Varible: Highly variable depending on the location of the tear (proximal/ midsubstance / distal), the degree of the tear (partial / complete), the mass of the hamstring involved (it is made up of 3 muscles) and finally what type work you are trying to return to (sedentary / active). Unless highly strenuous job few days off with use of crutches/ thigh sleeve/ physiotherpy. Sports longer. Doc to help guide. ...Read more

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

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?

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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When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

When after ACL surgery will i be able to return to work?

Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling 6) your occupation . Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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How long is recommended before returning to work after a laparoscopic appendectomy?

How long is recommended before returning to work after a laparoscopic appendectomy?

Depends: What work do you do? If it were a straight forward surgery without a lot of infection, one may be able to go back to work in about a week or so. Do not want to do heavy lifting work until released by your surgeon in possibly 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Could I return to work after stitch removal?

Could I return to work after stitch removal?

Depends: That depends on why you had stitches, what type of work you do and what working will do to your healing. Your doctor can best advise you on this. For example, if you had major surgery there may be other factors beyond stitches requiring you to not go back to work for a while. ...Read more

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Hoq soon can return to work after triple bypass?

Hoq soon can return to work after triple bypass?

It depends: Sternal precautions, aimed primarily at keeping stress off the breastbone and arms until the sternotomy has healed, figure heavily into the decision to return to work. Heavy lifting is a no-no, but typing might be ok. Some people require a lot of pain medication for a while, and some lack energy for several weeks. ...Read more

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Should you return to work after a colonoscopy?

Should you return to work after a colonoscopy?

Yes: If you feel fine and had no complication, there is no reason not to go back to work. If you don't want to go back the same day, ok to go back to work the next day. ...Read more

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Will i be able to return to work immediately after gingivoplasty? My procedure is scheduled for a weekday. Will i feel well enough to return to work immediately afterward?

Will i be able to return to work immediately after gingivoplasty? My procedure is scheduled for a weekday. Will i feel well enough to return to work immediately afterward?

Depends...: On your adaptive ability to having a dental procedure performed and the size of the area to be treated and the technique used. If the area is just a few teeth it would be less uncomfortable than if te whole mouth were treated and if the treatment is performed with a laser instead of conventionally by using a scalpel, your healing can be faster and your pain can be less. Talk to your treating dds. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more