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doubling a fentanyl patch dose and a subsequent death. is there any connection?

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Dr. Michael Gehrke
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Would need more info: Fentanyl is a very powerfull opiod 1000 times more patent than morphine. How much opiod was the person taking? Opiod naive patient (persons who are not taking opiods) will react differently than people who are on chronic opiods. It is harder to hurt people on chronic opiods by increasing opiods they are already on but even they can be hurt. Was it given for chronic or new acute pain. It's possible.
Dr. Dennis Yun
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Possibly: All medications have potential side effects or adverse events. Opioids can *all* cause respiratory depression which can ultimately lead to death. These medications can be helpful for pain, but can also be harmful. Without any more information, i can't reliably tell you that there is a connection. It's certainly possible, but there are so many other factors involved.

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How will my relationship with my husband change with a new baby?

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Less time: This will be an exciting yet stressful time for you guys.You won't have as much time for your husband since you will have a new little person to take care of. You will be sleeping less and perhaps more irritable. It's ok. Take a break and try to find a few minutes a day to connect with your spouse. Congrats on the new addition!
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How likely will I get complications from hemorrhoids that lead to surrounding tissue death?

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Unlikely: Unless the hemorrhoid gets grossly infected and remains untreated, death of surrounding tissue is very rare.
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I am in a monogamous relationship, am I safe from chlamydia?

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Maybe, maybe not: Two people in a monogamous relationship must both start out free of chlamydia. That means "the couple" is chlamydia-free. Then, each partner must stay monogamous in order for chlamydia to not enter the couple's relationship by way of a third party.
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How do you prevent sweating when on the fentanyl patches?

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You cant: That is a side effect of the medication. You may want to ask your doctor to try you on a different opiate and see if you have less sweating.

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