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When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

24-48 hours: Generally, mild activities can be resumed within 24-48 hours of the amniocentesis as long as there is no discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read more

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Hi dr my husband has had a bypass surgery 7 weeks ago is it safe to resume sexual activity?

Hi dr my husband has had a bypass surgery 7 weeks ago is it safe to resume sexual activity?

Probably OK: Check with your cardiologist, as everyone's condition is different. However, if he is exercising in a cardiac rehab class and doing well with this and there are no other significant problems or limitations, at this point it may be safe to resume sexual activity. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic cholesystectomy is it safe to resume exercise?

How long after laparoscopic cholesystectomy is it safe to resume exercise?

3-14 days: In general, if all the ports are 5mm, then you can resume activities whenever you're comfortable. If a larger port 10-12 mm was placed or had to be enlarged, then your surgeon will probably restrict you for 7-14 days. Prior to that a 10 pound lifting limit would be in order, and you should avoid mechanical exercise machines. . Good luck. ...Read more

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When is it safe to resume exercise after a laparoscopic tubal ligation?

When is it safe to resume exercise after a laparoscopic tubal ligation?

WhenYourBodyTellsYou: Technically that operation is minimally invasive so you should bounce back pretty quickly. However, each individual is different. It took me a month to start bouncing back from a minor hernia repair. So wait a week or so then start slowly progressing and see how it goes each day. You'll know if you are careful. But don't push it hard for about a month. Just "listen to your body." It will tell you ...Read more

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How long is it safe to resume intercourse after a hysteroscopy myomectomy ?

How long is it safe to resume intercourse after a hysteroscopy myomectomy  ?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is what i normally recommend unless your discharge and bleeding continues. By two weeks its usually resolved. I would recommend a follow up with your doctor before starting intercourse. ...Read more

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How long after straining my back at the gym is it safe to resume weight lifting?

How long after straining my back at the gym is it safe to resume weight lifting?

When Ur back feels-: -better & doesn't interfere with Ur daily life. There R things U can do @ the gym such as some cardio, upper body exercise on machines that if done properly will not aggravate Ur back. If this doesn't work, U need a holiday from the gym. If it persists C an orthopedic surg. ...Read more

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When is it safe to resume playing the piano after a scaphoid fracture is healed?

When is it safe to resume playing the piano after a scaphoid fracture is healed?

Right away!: If your doctor has confirmed that your fracture has healed, you can start playing again. Start slow and gradually build up to your pre-injury playing frequency! ...Read more

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