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Are There Any Risks Involved In Fistula Surgery
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
Yes.: As with any procedure, there are risks. Possible complications include direct or indirect fetal injury, rupture of membranes, infection, & miscarriage. Maternal injury and direct injury to the fetus are especially rare. Timing also affects risk-- amniocentesis done before 15 weeks carries a higher risk of complications. Second trimester amniocentesis carries the lowest risk of fetal loss. ...Read more
Absolutely: Just as they are with any surgery risks are inevitable. These may include but not be limited to bleeding, pain, scars, loss of motion, injury to surrounding structures, failure to provide the intended benefits which is to reconstruct your anterior cruciate ligament. There are also risks of anesthesia including heart attack stroke pneumonia and death. ...Read more
Varies by procedure : Always consider risks and benefits. For band, risk of slip (2%), erosion (1%), removal (25%). For sleeve, risk of leak (1%), acid reflux & heartburn (8%). For bypass , risk of leak (0.5%), ulcer (1%), stricture (4%), obstruction (1%). For all, risk of gallstones (5%), temporary bleeding 1%, leg/lung clot 1%. Overall, all are about as safe as taking out appendix. Most complications can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The appendix serves no function that we are aware of, therefore, people do very well without one. If caught early and removed prior to rupture, appendectomy is a low-risk procedure, with low complication rates comparable to any abdominal surgery. If the appendix has ruptured, there is a risk of developing a delayed infection weeks after surgery. ...Read more
Besides discomfort : During intercourse and propensity for urinary tract infection, vaginal dryness should not cause any major health issues. There are various remedies including lubricants to make your golden years comfortable and wonderful! have fun! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vaginal-atrophy/ds00770 http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/285386-natural-herbs-for-vaginal-dryness/#page=1. ...Read more
Not really: Biggest risk is surgery doesn't help your hearing. In experienced hands, the surgery is fairly safe. ...Read more
Talk w/radiologist: There are risks in any procedure, both diagnostic and therapeutic. Prior to the procedure, you should discuss this with the physician doing the cisternogram, whether through radionuclide, CT or both modalities. ...Read more
For augmentation yes: Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is an alternative if the goal is augmentation - meaning building up or adding volume to a nose. Dermal fillers may be injected into the nose to increase the height of the bridge (dorsum), increase tip projection, or smooth contour irregularities. In carefully selected patients it can produce nice, albeit temporary, results. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Nose surgery: There are age restrictions in nasal surgery. Most surgeons want the nose to be fully grown to avoid problems with future growth of the nose and midface. However, there is no age limit if an older patient needs nasal surgery as long as the patient is medically cleared for surgery. ...Read more
Complications: Risks and potential complications of jaw surgery are extensive but rare and not really scary. They include sensory nerve injury with resultant numbness of the skin of the face, damage to teeth with potential loss of one or more teeth, TMJ problems, failure of the bone to heal, malocclusion or bad bite requiring prolonged orthodontic treatment, need for additional surgery to remove hardware, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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