Is it OK to have a trip by plane after the surgery?

@youless (94253)
Guangzhou, China
September 17, 2008 1:57am CST
About two months after the surgery, I wonder whether having a trip by plane will be OK. I think the pressure won't give you pain or damager to the scar, right? Is it safe? What do you think?
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
22 Sep 08
Two months you scar should have healed by now. If you are still unsure, best to consult your doctor. Better to be safe than sorry. But the cabins of the plans are pressurized. So it should not be a problem. And you already recuperated for two months! It should be healed pretty well by now. Going for a holiday?
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Sep 08
My scar still feels tight. And I am not quite sure whether it'll be OK to take the airplane because of the pressure. Sometimes my ears will feel uncomfortable, so I am a little worried whether it will have an effect on my scar.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
22 Sep 08
If that is the case, it would be better to consult your doctor. No point risking it. Cos the complications will be very messy to deal with. If the flight can be delayed or post poned, do it.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
29 Sep 08
Just saw my mail this morning. And was pleasantly surprise to receive the best response from you. Thank you for noting this post with the best response. Appreciate it a lot. So, how is your recovery coming along?
@GardenGerty (104067)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I think it should be okay. I took an airplane flight about four and a half weeks after the only surgery I have ever had. I did ask my doctor first. That is what I would suggest to you. I know that I can call my doctor and ask those kinds of questions.If it has been two months, then it should be fine.
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Sep 08
It sounds like you are risky to take a plane so soon after the surgery
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I would think that after two months it would be okay, but if you have concerns you could ask your dr.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Sep 08
That's a good idea.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
17 Sep 08
better not. not recovered well enough to do more exercise. what they need most is good rest. there is plenty of time for travelling later on, so why risk oneself?
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Sep 08
As you know, I am afraid in the future the National holiday will be cancel and we can't have days off work for 7 days. Then it'll be much more difficult to have a travel.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
17 Sep 08
[i]Hi youless, after 2 months, I am sure you are very ready for a trip but to make it more valid and safe, try to call your doctor about it and inquire![/i]
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
I think so. Thanks for your advice.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
17 Sep 08
It is kind of not good! Travel by air, something that must be took into consideration, like Prolonged immobilization in cramped seating, dehydration from low humidity,infrequent supply of beverages, and high altitude, will lower blood oxygen saturation. It depends! Some people recover so fast that they don't have to worry about anything. Others are not!
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
This is what I am worried about.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
17 Sep 08
IF I WERE YOU i will ask your Dr. about it to make sure.better safe than sorry.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
I agree with you.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep 08
I think the best person who would be able to answer that my friend is your doctor or the surgeon/consultant who did the surgery for you, then you will get a clearer picture and hopefully be given the all clear to be able to fly, ask them first or get professional guidance then you won't have to worry or take conflicting advice from others. Be safe!
@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
You are right. Perhaps I have to call my doctor about this issue.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Sep 08
It is not true. People can take trips even 2 weeks after the surgery. If your trip is very long, make sure to have nice rest after your trip.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
That's a good news.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
17 Sep 08
First of all ask advice from your doctor. I don't think having a trip by plane will have repurcussions on your scar but its best to seek professional help
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
Thanks for your advice.
@despompa (472)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
ive had a trip by plane 4 days after my CS. it didn't harm me or damage my scar.it has no connection after all.
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@youless (94253)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Sep 08
Good to hear that