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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Need to discuss: With your surgeon.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possible..: The chronic inflammation from RA may slow down the healing process. Also these medications lower the immune system. Therefore, your risk for infection ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: If your system has " cleared" the response to the medicine it may take as long but receptors may also be "ready" and " primed" for the drug already.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: We have no idea how old you are, what surgery you had, what your medical history is and why you are on Enbrel (etanercept). Any one treated with Enbre ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably yes: The operating surgeon will direct you in the correct answer. These medicines may change immune system or risk of bleeding, but only the surgeon has th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Localized: Bleeding at injection site aka bruising may occur. It may ooze at the injection site. Benefits of anticoagulation clearly out weighs any risk. Any ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: That question needs to be directed to the child's rheumatologist and not someone over the internet who has no history and cannot examine the child.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Any time: It is always an option if your current meds are no longer effective. Sometimes changing from Enbrel to Remicade (infliximab) yields a better response ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Should be safe: Generally speaking, these medications may increase your potential infection for bleeding and subsequent bruising. However, with a small guage needle, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
An alternative: It is an alternative. However, it still requires being stuck for an IV every 4-8 weeks and sitting in an infusion chair for 2 hours.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: If everything is healed there would be no additional risks.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on severity: Since you have already been on Methotrexate and its not helping you get complete relief from symptoms, further addition of therapies will depend on se ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
21 years experience in Neurosurgery
Perhaps: Several medications used to treat RA can interfere with bone growth. You should talk to both your rheumatologist and to your surgeon about what you a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Have you increased the Humira dose to weekly to see if that helps? Remicade (infliximab) may help but going from one TNF agent to another in my experi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not really: Both use the same medications. Uc has a higher risk of colon cancer down the road and can be helped with surgery where crohn's cannot. (also look int ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: As a rule, tnf agents such as Humira are not very effective for small vessel vasculitis such as hs purpura. Imo, Rituxan (rituximab) would be a better ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hep C/RA: Treating chronic hepatitis c infection is a complex process. Specialists would need to know the genotype (to determine duration of treatment, 24 vs 4 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mri: Need to avoid mri. Though there are new machines which claims to be safe for people with metal plates or screws in body. Good luck !
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Enbrel (etanercept): Because Enbrel (etanercept) works on your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections and may raise other safety concerns. If you hav ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implant: Studies show Long acting reversible contraception (LARCS) are the most effective birth control especially for young patients and those with medical co ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Very good: Enbrel (etanercept) and other tnf agents are statistically the most effective therapies for ank spondy.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Your question makes-: -no sense. Lupron (leuprolide) is used 2 Rx endometriosis. What does a hind foot fusion have 2 do with the rest of your question? One is orthopedic &a ... Read More

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