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What is a plastic anemia?

What is a plastic anemia?

Aplastic anemia: The red cells aren't being made. A- means "not", -plastic means shape / form. No red cells are taking shape, even little immature ones. This can result from meds, autoimmunity, or a variety of other illnesses. If you're given the diagnosis, you'll want a hematologist to manage you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What is a sample menu for a person with pernisious anemia?

What is a sample menu for a person with pernisious anemia?

Not sure what u mean: About menu, but your diet should include adequate folate (folic acid) to help compensate for B12 deficiency. Pernicious anemia is caused by intrinsic factor deficiency due to depletion of gastric parietal cells (which make if and facilitate B12 absorption in the terminal ileum). B12/folate (folic acid) are cofactors needed for 1-carbon metabolism and nucleotide biosynthesis. Without them you interfere with dna synthesis. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a competent plastic surgeon who's not too expensive and is board certified for a liposuction, a tummy tuck, and maybe a breastlift. Can you recommend someone?

I'm looking for a competent plastic surgeon who's not too expensive and is board certified for a liposuction, a tummy tuck, and maybe a breastlift. Can you recommend someone?

Plasticsurgery.org: Along with the aesthetic society, it is important that you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. You can look on plasticsurgery.Org and input your zipcode to find a surgeon in your area. Make sure that the md has extensive experience with the procedures and ask a lot of questions. Also ask to see before and after photos. Don't be shy and make sure you are comfortable with your choice. ...Read more

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Is a pediatric hematology/oncology a type of surgeon or a nurse?

Is a pediatric hematology/oncology a type of surgeon or a nurse?

Not a surgeon: Pediatric hematologist-oncologists are doctors that treat children with blood disorders and cancer. They are not surgeons, although they do perform minor surgeries (lumbar punctures and bone marrow examinations mostly). There are also nurses that are specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology and treat children in the hospital and as outpatients under the direction of the doctor. ...Read more

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Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Experienced surgeon: In either case, they may be capable of managing the condition but i would perform this based on the surgeon's experience as the primary criteria. ...Read more

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Why would a pediatric md send a baby to plastic surgery for a bulging fontanelle?

Why would a pediatric md send a baby to plastic surgery for a bulging fontanelle?

Craniosyostosis: The pediatrician is concerned that the child may have elevated intracranial pressure. This can come from a number of things including premature fusion of the bone plates of the skull. A craniofacial plastic surgeon needs to evaluate this to ensure proper development. If the bones are fused then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery recommended for a person with giant nevus ?

Is plastic surgery recommended for a person with giant nevus ?

Yes: If your looking for removal then plastic surgery may help. Removal and techniques depend on size and location. ...Read more

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Will a plastic surgeon give me a breast reduction if i'm only a b?

Will a plastic surgeon give me a breast reduction if i'm only a b?

Very Unusual: Possible, but would need to be on a individualized basis; in other words, patient motivation needs to be clearly understood ( and reasonable). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a plastic surgeon remove a large facial scar?

Is it possible to have a plastic surgeon remove a large facial scar?

Scars can be changed: Scars cannot be removed, only changed so that they look more imperceptible. This often involves reorienting the scar so that the eye cannot follow it as easily. Supplementary procedures such as dermabrasion or lasers can help refine the final result. See a competent plastic or facial plastic surgeon for a credible opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chin is big. Refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in facial feminization?

Chin is big. Refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in facial feminization?

Not necessary...: To see a specialist in facial feminization. You need a complete evaluation of the relation of your facial structures, including your occlusion (how your teeth fit together) as well as the prominence of other areas of the face--some who think their chins are too big actually have underdevelopment of other areas of the face. Your best bet is a plastic surgeon with experience with these deformities. ...Read more

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Can removing a hernia count as a major surgery?

Can removing a hernia count as a major surgery?

Only if you: Are the patient. "major" is a relative term, so it depends on what you compare to. Also depends on size and location of hernia too. If it an uncomplicated inguinal hernia repair, it is an outpatient procedure, and you will recover fully in one week or so. Ask your surgeon the same question for specific answer in your case. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of rhinoplasties a week/month should a plastic surgeon perform to be considered a good choice?

Can you tell me what number of rhinoplasties a week/month should a plastic surgeon perform to be considered a good choice?

Depends: Most accomplished rhinoplasty surgeons do over 100 per year, yet this is not a number set in stone. If a surgeon is experienced they may work more part time, and do less than 100 a year, but they may be very accomplished. A better way to judge your surgeon is from other patient referrals, and your consultation where you want to look at their before and after pictures. ...Read more

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What conditions make a child a candidate for intestinal transplant?

What conditions make a child a candidate for intestinal transplant?

Poor absorbtion: Short-gut or short bowel is the most common reason for children needing bowel transplants. Commonly this can be a result of nec necrotizing enterocolitis. ...Read more

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Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?

Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?

Yes with cardio ok: As along as your cardiologist is informed and present for peri operative management and your friend is in otherwise good health, a tummy tuck can be performed. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people choose a plastic surgeon over a dermatologist.?

Surgery vs medicine: Historically speaking, plastic surgery is considered a surgical specialty, whereas dermatology was deems to be a medical specialty. These traditional borders have become blurred with each filed crossing into the other's "territory" . Nowadays, many of these practice the same procedures. ...Read more

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What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

Radiofrequency: It is a proprietary method of delivering radiofrequency via many different points that deliver "fractionated" therapy. It is supposed to provide subtle tightening to the skin for very mild wrinkling ...Read more

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What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

What is a fractora in plastic surgery?

Fractora Skin Rx: Fratora is a product name to improve skin appearance made by Invasix. It constists of fractional radio-frequency treatment. The prorpose is to provide anti-aging improvement, and improved skin tone and texture . ...Read more

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