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How many people are allergic to titanium in the surgical clips?#nqlu i had a lap. gallbladder surgery removal i have been having a lot of problems.i have always been allergic to jewlery, i have had constant infections, skin rashes, etc.

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
This : This is a very rare allergy and your question is impossible to answer. There is no reporting system in place to document suspected or real cases of titanium allergy, therefore there is no way to know how many people are allergic to titanium. If you feel you are allergic to titanium there is a test called the melisa test. Your doctor should be able to find out where you can obtain such testing. Good luck.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Immunologist: An immunologist and allergist is an appropriate consultation. The pattern of infections should be further outlined and immune work up may be advised. A virtual consultation may be helpful in recommending the next steps.

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