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Are there any risks with removing your appendix?

Are there any risks with removing your appendix?

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

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Are there any negative effects with the removal of the appendix?

Are there any negative effects with the removal of the appendix?

You won't miss it.: You can live fine without your appendix, as it serves no useful purpose in humans. Now there are potential complications of appendectomy that your surgeon should discuss with you, including wound or intra-abdominal infection, bowel injury or obstruction, and, if done laparoscopically, possible conversion to open operation. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to having your ingrown toenail surgically removed?

Are there any risks to having your ingrown toenail surgically removed?

Minimal: The major risks that occur have to do with having poor circulation. O5therwise, the risk of severe infectionare very low. In fact there is greater risk of infection, if you do not do the procedure to remove an ingrown nail. ...Read more

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For the tummy tuck there are stitches within that heal with u and is not removed, are there any future complications that go along with this procedure?

For the tummy tuck there are stitches within that heal with u and is not removed, are there any future complications that go along with this procedure?

Procedures vary: Some surgeons use sutures that do not absorb and may be permanently present in order to minimize recurrence of muscle laxity. Some even use mesh like materials to reinforce the repair. While the vast majority of complications occur within the first two weeks of surgery and this is a very safe procedure in a healthy individual, long term complications are possible but rare. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term consequences of removing the appendix?

Are there any long-term consequences of removing the appendix?

No.: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed due to the high incidence of acute appendicitis. We believe that the appendix has a minor role in immune function, most likely in infancy. The long-term consequences of appendectomy are related to scar tissue that may have arisen from the appendicitis and/or surgery, which can rarely cause bowel obstructions or infertility. ...Read more

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What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although their are no symptoms?

What are some health concerns with not getting a urethral cyst removed although their are no symptoms?

Here are some ...: Real urethral cyst is uncommon, intra-urethral polyp is still not common, and urethral diverticulum may exist and is usually related with complicated UTI in females. If indeed there is a cyst, a small one, say ...Read more

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Are there any risk to having a corn removal operation?

Are there any risk to having a corn removal operation?

Yes, only a little: There are risks to any procedure. For the removal of a corn, the risk is little and the benefit is large (especially if the corn is causing pain), so the risk outweighs the benefit by a lot. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in removing tonsils as adults?

Are there any risks in removing tonsils as adults?

Bleeding in 2%: The rate of postoperative bleeding for both adults and children is noted to be 2%. Other risks include voice change, liquid escape into the nose (1%), change in taste (5%), and of course a very sore throat for at least two weeks. You will need two weeks off from work. When bleeding occurs this may require a return trip to the operating room to cauterize the spot that is bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it true laser hair removal increases your chances of cancer? Are there any other risks?

Is it true laser hair removal increases your chances of cancer? Are there any other risks?

Laser hair removal: Cancer is caused by ionizing radiation like x-rays etc. Laser is non-ionizing radiation which does not cause cancer. The common risks are skin color changes and rarely burns. ...Read more

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Are there any other heath risks involved with vaginal atrophy?

Are there any other heath risks involved with vaginal atrophy?

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

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Are there any health concerns with being double/loose jointed?

Yes possibly: Patients with very lax or stretchy tissue are at increased risk of joint injury and soft tissue tears/injury. Also, it is highly recommended to work on antigravity and postural strengthening to prevent spine related problems as well. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits and disadvantages associated with a cataract surgery?

Are there any benefits and disadvantages associated with a cataract surgery?

Many Advantages: There are over 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, and it enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction of any surgery. Removal of the cataract improves vision, restores clarity, makes colors brighter, and often eliminates the need for glasses post-operatively. Complications are very rare, but include infections or other potential causes of loss of vision or blindness.. ...Read more

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