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After a breast implant, when is it safe to go swiming?

After a breast implant, when is it safe to go swiming?

Complete wound seal: That is durable enough to be submerged in bacteria-filled water is what is needed, and this is "dicey" at one week. I recommend waiting 3 weeks (normal healing, longer if any healing issues) before bathtub, swimming pools, jacuzzis, hot tubs, oceans, lakes, streams (you get the idea). Showering is ok right away as I use an adherent tegaderm (clear bandage) so can see the properly-healing wound. ...Read more

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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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When is it ok to have sex after birth?

When is it ok to have sex after birth?

6-8 weeks: After birth the cervix leading to the uterus is open and infection is more likely. Infection during this time can be devastating as well. I recommend no penetrative intercourse (no toys, no anal intercourse, no vaginal intercourse) until you are seen by your doctor usuaully at 6 weeks. They may advise you to wait a week or two. ...Read more

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When is it safe to return to my home after a landslide?

When is it safe to return to my home after a landslide?

Returning Home: The United States Geological Survey which is a government agency is a great source for information on this. See: https://landslides.usgs.gov/learn/prepare.php. Listen to local radio & television channels for updates when the area has been cleared for return by authorities. Remember that in the aftermath of a landslide, that is risk for flooding (filled with debris) & more landslides. Stay clear ...Read more

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When is it safe to tone abs after delivery?

When is it safe to tone abs after delivery?

6 weeks: I recommend not starting to tone abdominal muscles such as doing sit ups until 6 weeks after delivery. This makes sure those muscles have come together - pregnancy stretches those muscles apart. ...Read more

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When is it safe to masterbate after giving birth?

When is it safe to masterbate after giving birth?

Anytime: Masturbation should not have any adverse effect but would make some sense to defer until any vaginal/uterine bleeding has subsided. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run when you have pneumonia?

Is it safe to run when you have pneumonia?

Fine but not advised: It's technically OK to run while under treatment for pneumonia, but you may notice it's harder to run as the infection takes up space in the lung that is usually required for oxygen exchange. So you'd get winded more easily. But, with an infection as strong as a pneumonia, it's probably better to rest. Take a week off or so. ...Read more

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When is it safe to TTC after a miscarriage and DNC?

When is it safe to TTC after a miscarriage and DNC?

One regular menses.: You should wait until you have a normal spontaneous menses before attempting pregnancy again. This gives your body time to build a health uterine lining to prepare for implantation of a new pregnancy. ...Read more

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When is it safe to masterbate after hysterectomy?

When is it safe to masterbate after hysterectomy?

Depends: Penetration should be avoided for at least 4 weeks and possibly up to 8 weeks depending on the route of hysterectomy. Non-penetrating masturbation should be safe at any time after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Yes: Most pregnant women are allowed to jog in moderation if they have an uncomplicated pregnancy. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

39 weeks: Labor can be induced at anytime. Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively. ...Read more

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

As soon as UR ready!: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower fertility rates than women who don't. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, you can determine when you feel ready to resume sexual activity. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth, neural tube and cardiac anomalies in your offspring! ...Read more

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant  after an abortion?

Typically 8 weeks: I recommend 1-2 cycles following an abortion to try for pregnancy again. Make sure to take a prenatal or equivalent vitamin if you are trying for pregnancy, and avoid environmental contaminants, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read more

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When is it safe to fly when pregnant?

When is it safe to fly when pregnant?

Depends : Every doctor will have a slightly different opinion so each patient should discuss with their physician. Airlines permit travel up to 36 weeks. Most doctors are more comfortable with 32 weeks. Pregnant women are at high risk for blood clot formation called DVT when they fly. Answers may vary depending on the individual and their circumstances during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...Read more