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can alcohol abuse or over-use lead to appendicitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Alcohol use&appedici: Alcohol abuse or alcohol use has no relationship with appendicitis.

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What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

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The difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Huge but simlar pain: There is a huge difference between appendicitis and a ruptured cyst. However the initial symptoms may be nearly identical making the differential diagnosis confusing. Appendicitis requires close observation, antibiotics, and possible surgery for impending rupture. However rupture ovarian cysts rarely require intervention other than pain medication unless there is sever associated bleeding.
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What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

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Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood.
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How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

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Dr. Shawn Sarin
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Safe: Pva is a safe particle that is used for uterine artery embolization. However, it's particles are irregular in shape and not a consistent size. Therefore the use of this has largely been abandoned outside of a few select centers. There are many other embolic agents that are used, thought to have have more uniform size.

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