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Pros and cons of chest binding?

Pros and cons of chest binding?

Please Clarify: If you are transgendered and want to have that discussion please ask what you need to ask. But, i know of no physician who recommends 'chest binding'. What do you mean and in what context? ...Read more

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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What are the pros and cons to donating my kidney?

What are the pros and cons to donating my kidney?

Many things: Cons include increased risk of hypertension and long-term kidney problems. These risks are low for appropriately screened donors. Pros include giving someone a new life. While dialysis beats the alternative, it cannot offer the quality of life of a transplanted organ. This warm fuzzy feeling inspires hundreds to donate each year, a feeling magnified when the organ goes to a loved one. ...Read more

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Are there risks for patients receiving blood transfusions?

Are there risks for patients receiving blood transfusions?

Of course but low: Viruses and disease, allergic reaction, lung damage. Please reed the folowing article for explianitions. The chances are low bout real.Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of bone marrow donation?

What are the pros and cons of bone marrow donation?

Saves lives: Pros far outweigh the cons. You can save lives and provide an amazing gift to a very sick person by this selfless act of kindness. Minor chance of infection, and can be a little painful. ...Read more

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Pros and cons of a stem cell transplant?

Pros and cons of a stem cell transplant?

Cure vs toxicity: This depends on the type of transplant (autologous-your own cells; allogeneic-donor cells), the disease that is being treated and the status of the disease. Stem cell transplants do have a higher toxicity than most standard treatments but in many cases can control the underlying cancer for a longer period of time and can cure many cancers that cannot be cured with standard therapy. ...Read more

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Anyone have a good review chart of pros and cons between Coumadin (warfarin) and plavix?

Anyone have a good review chart of pros and cons between Coumadin (warfarin) and plavix?

Different agents: Pros/cons in what regards? Are you sure you mean Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) as there are quite different agents with different indications. ...Read more

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What are the cons of donating blood?

Not many.: Local reactions at the phlebotomy site: bruise at the needle site — 23 percent sore arm — 10 percent hematoma at needle site — 2 percent sensory changes in the arm used for donation (eg, burning pain, numbness, tingling) — 1 percent systemic reactions: fatigue — 8 percent vasovagal symptoms — 5 percent nausea and vomiting — 1 percent. ...Read more

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Why are certain combinations of donor and recipient blood types not suitable for blood transfusion?

Why are certain combinations of donor and recipient blood types not suitable for blood transfusion?

See below: Transfusing Blood Group A blood to a Blood Group B would be not suitable. You may consult this site for more info: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/bloodbank/manual/bb_chart/ ...Read more

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What are ab positive blood types advantages and disadvantages?

What are ab positive blood types advantages and disadvantages?

None: Your blood type (abo group, rh group) offers no real advantage or disadvantage. There are pages that will offer advice for particular blood types; this is just a scam. Type ab+ can take red cells from any ABO and rh type but might do best with plasma from other ab donors. ...Read more

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What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

What are feeding tube pros and cons & can a person speak with one?

Can be life saving: Usually a feeding tube is placed directly into the stomach for long-term use. This is usually done for people who cannot swallow by mouth for a variety of reasons. With this technique, a person could definitely speak with one in place. ...Read more

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What are risks now from blood transfusion?

Depends on lifestyle: The risk of aquiring an infection depends on the donor's health condition, and what behaviors he/she engaged in. This is why people are screened before they donate blood. They are checked for temperature, amount of iron, asked questions about general health, and have blood pressure taken. The blood is even screened after donation for things like hiv. Anyone with higher risk cannot donate. ...Read more

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Pros and cons of an artificial heart?

Pros and cons of an artificial heart?

Artificial heart: Pros: it can save your life cons: you have a lot of complications to put up with. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of embryo transfer?

What are the pros and cons of embryo transfer?

I probably: Don't understand what you are asking. The pros and cons of embryo transfer are you might get pregnant; the pros and cons of not doing an embryo transfer is you will not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Risks of kidney transplant and plasma exchange?

Not very harmful: If someone spoke to you about plasma exchange, then the issue is the presence of anti-donor antibodies in the recipient. The procedure removes the plasma containing the antibodies. The procedure is used either at the time (or just before) the transplant to prevent rejection in sensitized patients. Or, after the transplant if antibody mediated rejection has occurred. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of becoming an organ and tissue donor?

What are the pros and cons of becoming an organ and tissue donor?

Depends on type: For donation after death the pro is helping someone else live longer and a have a better quality of life. There are no cons that i can see. For living donation the pros are the same but the cons exist. Pain, potential surgical complications, potential for death are real issues you may face. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a rhesus blood group?

A bit complicated: If a woman lacks the rhesus group, and has a pregnancy with a baby who is positive then she can be sensitized to the rhesus group and have a major impact on a subsequent pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are possible risks from multiple small incompatible blood transfusions?

What are possible risks from multiple small incompatible blood transfusions?

Irrelevant: Why would you get multiple incompatible transfusions? No self-respecting blood bank would give you even one incompatible transfusion. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of tace imbolization?

What are the pros and cons of tace imbolization?

Chemoembolization?: Tace - transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is a minimally invasive procedure done by interventional radiologist (physician). It involves administration of chemotherapy directly to the liver tumor via a catheter. With this technique, the chemotherapy targets the tumor while sparing the patient many side effects of traditional chemotherapy that is given to the whole body. ...Read more

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