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When can I return to work?

When can I return to work?

Depends: That depends on why your are off work. In general with an illness or injury that caused your to miss work, you should be recovered enough that you can perform your regular job or, if available, a light duty substitute job, safely and effectively without risk of injuring yourself again. ...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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I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?

I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?

When fever is gone: You can usually return to work when your fever is gone and you are able to eat and drink and get your strength back. Recovery time may be longer for people with lung disease or diabetes. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after a brachioplasty? How much time should I plan to take off work after a brachioplasty? .

When can I return to work after a brachioplasty? How much time should I plan to take off work after a brachioplasty?

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I : I would recommend you plan on at least 2 weeks depending on what you do for work and how extensive your surgery will be. This will be best decided on after a discussion with the plastic surgeon who you decried to take care of you. Dr. Edwards. ...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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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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When can I expect to return to my normal activities after coolsculpting?

When can I expect to return to my normal activities after coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting: It depends on what your "normal activities" are. You need to discuss this with your treating doctor. generally, most people are able to return yo conservative activity in 24 hours. ...Read more

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When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

When before i can return to work after dislocating my shoulder?

Evaluation First: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work. If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more

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Will i be okay to return to work before anti-depressants kick in?

Will i be okay to return to work before anti-depressants kick in?

No plan: Not usually. Too much stress involved in workplace and you could easily have a relapse even before you are on medication. ...Read more

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How long after osteotomy before i can return to work? How much time off work will I have to take after my osteotomy? .

How long after osteotomy before i can return to work? How much time off work will I have to take after my osteotomy?

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Depends on type.: If you have an office job, you may return in about 2 weeks, although you will probably still be on crutches. If you have a physical labor job, it could be 3-4 months. ...Read more

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I have diphtheria, how long until I can return to work?

I have diphtheria, how long until I can return to work?

Doctor's orders: There are many potential complications to diphtheria and the recovery is slow. The most common complication is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). The nervous system is also frequently and severely affected, which may result in temporary paralysis. The diphtheria toxin can also damage the kidneys. You should be under the constant care of a physician. ...Read more

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Can i go back to work after anesthesia?

Can i go back to work after anesthesia?

Type of anesthesia?: Type of surgery? Type of work you do? These collectively dictate a patient's ability to return to work. Your surgeon will give you these guidelines - he/she will know best based on your occupation, the surgery performed, and the anesthesia utilized. ...Read more

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I did not turn up to work due to depression, how to deal?

I did not turn up to work due to depression, how to deal?

Get help now. Don't: Wait until you lose your job. Your dr or a psychiatrist can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. ...Read more

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Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Will have a vacation soon in Canada. When I return back home (+6h), what can I do to adjust quick? I will start school soon. Thanks.

Jet lag: Avoid caffeine, drink lots of water, adapt to the local time as quickly as possible. If you arrive at 6 in the morning, and it's lunch time where you are, eat lunch. Get some exercise. There are also some homeopathic remedies, valerian root and leopards bane. Enjoy your vacation! ...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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When to return to work after broken wrist?

When to return to work after broken wrist?

Depends: on your occupation, your job requirements, if dominant wrist injured, severity of fracture, etc. I would discuss with physician who treated your wrist fracture. ...Read more

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How long before I can return to work after pneumonia?

How long before I can return to work after pneumonia?

Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. Pneumonia is serious and potentially deadly, so follow doctors instructions and make sure you have follow up xray to confirm it is completely clear. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after meniscus surgery?

Meniscus : Talk to your surgeon. This depends on what type of work you do. Not un common to go back to more sedentary work within a day or two, while more aggressive employment may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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When should i return to work after a tia?

When should i return to work after a tia?

Tia: this question is best asked of the doctor taking care of you. It isn't a one size fits all situation. ...Read more