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Are There Any Side Effects To Having A Colonoscopy
Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scond hand smoker: When a nonsmoker breathes in secondhand smoke, the body begins to metabolize or break down the nicotine that was in the smoke. During this process, a nicotine byproduct called cotinine is created. Exposure to nicotine and secondhand smoke can be measured by testing saliva, urine, or blood for the presence of cotinine. This cause the same problems the smoker have with lesser degree. ...Read more
Anesthesia-related,: mostly. but can also cause bleeding or aspiration, potentially even perforation - but those usually ...Read more
Yes: You will be at an increased risk of infection by encapsulated bacteria. These are strep pneumonia, hemophilus influenza, and neisseria meningitidis. There is a small lifetime risk of post-splenectomy sepsis which can be deadly. It is important to be vaccinated against the above organisms and maintain those vaccines through your lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe?: The testes contributes only a small percentage of semen volume and thus we have been taught that a vastectomy should not significantly alter the ejaculate, however I have had patients tell me that their semen or ejaculate volume has changed although not significantly to make a major difference in their sexual experiance. ...Read more
Suboxone side effect: Some of the common side effects are stomach pain, constipation, nausea, trouble sleeping, vomiting ..... Some of serious side effects are cough or hoarseness, feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded, fever or chills, flushing or redness of the skin, headache, painful or difficult urination .... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.
I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?
Protonix (pantoprazole) S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile). ...Read more
Yes- low incidence ,: Everything has undesirable complications. With epidurals beware of poorly trained people and facilities where equipment and training is poor the chances for complications increase. Most facilities are evaluated and properly credentialed and this helps to increase your safety and comfort. The complications are rare and most of them are manageable. Your choice your health ...Read more
No: No, the tailbone is loosely connected to the rest of the lower spinal column, and even when broken, we (MD's) don't bother to fix it as it changes nothing with spinal support. Fortunately in humans, it doesn't even have to support an evolutionary "tail". ...Read more
Potentially: Although cannabis is well tolerated by many, it can have disatrous impacts on others. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?
Whey protein powder: contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are there any side effects for using pregnancy pills? Like getting fat and having mood swings, is that true?
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