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Can Men Have An Ablation Procedure Done
With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw. A special catheter is then used to "map" the location of the extra electrical connection that causes the wpw. That same catheter can be used to destroy the extra connection, either by burning or freezing the abnormal connection. ...Read more
I got essure & thermal ablation procedure done 6 weeks ago & i think i got my first period... How to tell if the procedure worked?
Fear: Most men prize their "equipment" and are afraid of "being snipped" because it might damage their prized equipment. It is mildly painful, but buys the guy a lot of less fear of an unwanted pregnancy. Some men feel that they aren't "real "med" unless they can cause a pregnancy, a neanderthal concept. ...Read more
Can a man that has had a sex change from male to female and wants to go back to being a male would they have this procedure done: lavh?
I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?
I recently been diagnosed with svt. I decided to have the ablation done. I'm extremely scared to do this. Is this a common procedure and is it safe?
Yes, usually: In experienced hands it is a very safe and successful procedure. Volume equates to better outcomes for most procedures, meaning you want someone who has done thousands of procedures and not just a few and want it to be done at a high volume center. ...Read more
I just had an ablation done on L5 on l&r side but continue to feel the same pain before procedure, also tingling up & down my spine, what is going on?
Back pain: Back pain can occur from a tear in the annulus, impingement of the nerve by a ruptured discuss or an inflamed facet joint. If the pain persists, another pain generator in the back may be causing the pain. An updated mri, a discogram/ct of the lumbar spine, and an evaluation by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist may provide answers to why the pain persists. ...Read more
What is the success rate for the "firm" procedure for atrial fibrillation and are there any additional risks having it done over a normal ablation
Alternate technique: My understanding is that FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation is, perhaps, a more advanced ablation system using a very sophisticated catheter that, purportedly, maps locations/rotors that seemingly could trigger & sustain AF. Success up to 80% in controlling AF for 2 years is reported, better than with standard ablation. Risks should be similar. Careful case selection is important! ...Read more
Can nanoknife ablation done as multiple percutaneous probe insertions actually known to cause an embolism? Procedure was not open surgery.
Here are some...: Nanoknife ablation is a descriptive term portraying the use of high-tech small probes to deliver the energy of freezing or radio frequency to destroy unwanted tissue or cancer; so, it is not an open surgery, but has its own limitation especially in tumor size and location. Yet, no procedure is perfect but with its own pros & cons. More? Ask treating doctors timely. ...Read more
I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications..however after the procedure i have constant shortness of breath when I talk?
See your doctor!: Complications from cardiac ablation are rare but can include blood clots forming in the legs or lungs. This is called a PE, and could cause shortness of breath. It's also possible (depending on the approach used) to have a partial lung collapse. See your doctor to rule out any serious problem causing your shortness of breath. ...Read more
I will be having a venous ablation procedure for severe venous reflux. Is there untenable risk having both legs done during the same procedure? Surgeon is willing but I'm feeling wary learning this is less commonly done.
Vascular surgeon: It is common practice to perform this procedure on both legs at the same sitting. If you're seeing a skilled vascular surgeon with experience in this procedure, I would take his/her advice. ...Read more
Didn't you ask?: KevK, I assume that you must have agreed to be catheterized. Surely you would know why it was done? There are several types of catheterization procedures, quite different. One (bladder catheterization) is done for blockage of urine flow, and another is for possible serious heart problems. Assuming you had the former, you would know it relieves obstruction and usually nothing else. ...Read more
Carefully: Generally, the patient is placed on their side, the area in the lumbar region is then sterily cleaned. A local anesthetic is infused in the region of the planned procedure. Finally, a needle is introduced and advanced into the sub-arachnoid space till spinal fluid is encountered. Usually, an opening pressure is measured and spinal fluid is sent for analysis. ...Read more
Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision. About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles.
Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery. ...Read more
Multiple: Single ventricle cannot be corrected, but a more normal circulation of blood is accomplished through a series of surgeries (most commonly three separate operations). The first is performed shortly after birth; the second around six months of age and the third at a few years of age. ...Read more
Can you do this cleanse and not have a procedure done just for the purpose if cleaning out you colon?
Why?: 1 time 4 a procedure every 5 years is enough 4 anyone. U can buy mag so4 oyc & sleep by the toilet, and u will b clean. However in doing so u loose electrolytes & if don every week this can cause serious 2 fatal consequences. Stick 2 just doing it b 4 a procedure! high fiber & proper hydration will help things move along, no laxatives! ...Read more
Can you let me know how many times can you have the freezing procedure done without it having your cervix damaged?
Varies: Any time cryocautery of the cervix is done, a certain amount of cervical tissue is destroyed. In large trials these procedures have been shown to increase preterm birth rates, though this effect is minimal to absent after one procedure. Multiple procedures are more associated with increased risk. Leep is more associated with the risk than cryo, but both procedures destroy cervical tissue. ...Read more
I'm getting a flex sack procedure done this morning and took a laxative last night but it didn't work. Should I take another one?
Yes: I gather you mean flexible sigmoidoscopy. If you afre not cleaned out, let the gastroenterologist know to re-schedule. He will not be able to see anything unless you are cleaned out. ...Read more
I am due to have an ulnar osteotomy procedure done in 3 weeks. How long does it take to recover from? How long will i be off work?
Ask your doctor:
Your operating surgeon should be able to answer your questions. You should ask your doctor whatever your concerns are.
Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 19 and I have been thinking about gettin a procedure done.. I weigh 250 lbs and i only measure 5'2 i want to get a lipo suction?
Liposuction is NOT: For weight loss, it is for contouring resistant fatty areas after losing weight. You would not benefit from liposuction and most ethical abps-certified plastic surgeons would encourage you to lose weight rather than consider liposuction of any kind. You are probably a candidate for gastric bypass or lap band procedure--see your doctor and ask about diet or surgery! not lipo--sorry! ...Read more
I am deathly terrified of getting a tsesi can I take anything before having this procedure done to calm my nerves? Or can I be sedated?
Simple procedure: I believe that you are referring to a transforminal epidural steroid injection (tfesi). If so, they are commonly done for radicular extremity pain stemming from nerve root compression in the spine. They are typically done under local without sedation although some anxiolysis from valium could be considered. Iv sedation is also available at many locations but carries its own risk. ...Read more
I had the VNUS closure procedure done 1 wk ago. My vein still looks vericosed. Does this mean it didn't work? When can I expect to see results?
Depends: The vnus closure uses rf energy to seal varicose veins where the catheter was placed. During the seal process, the vein is thrombosed. The sealed vein will, over time be absorbed by the body..Until that time, the vein maybe visible or palpable. Absorption should be completed by the body over 4-8 months. Often times patients require added sclerotherapy for associated varicose veins post vnus. ...Read more
If one gets a procedure done at a doctors office,&ends up not liking the results can she not pay for it.. Also not have the insurance pay for either?
Legally you need to pay the bill and then you have grounds to sue.
Same goes for the Ins. Co, ...Read more
My husband had a minor procedure done today and they did 3 stiches in his upper back area (they removed a small cyst) is it normal to have heavybleed?
I had an abortion in november and i'm still bleeding... Is that normal? I had the stick procedure done and they was suppose to remove the baby the next day but they left the sticks in me for 3 days before removing the baby...
This is not normal. If you are still bleeding then you may have retained products of conception that were not completely cleared out of the uterus. You will likely need a procedure called a d&c, where the uterus is basically cleaned out. Also your doctor needs to make sure you are not anemic from all the blood loss.
Please seek care right away.
Lastly, make sure you get started on birth control. Your doctor can review all your options with you. Take care. ...Read more
I want to enhance my glutes. What options or procedures can I do for this? I an considering getting a procedure done to enhance my gluteus area but I am not knowledgeable about the different procedures i can do for this. I also want to know approximately
There : There are a few options to fill the gluteal region. The most well known is a gluteal implant procedure. Gluteal implants are similar to breast implants. However, these implants are infrequently embraced by legitimate plastic surgeons because they are associated with a complication rate nearing 50%. Fat transfer is gaining popularity, but still is an imperfect procedure. Fat transfer involves the harvest of fat from a donor site (usually the abdomen, thighs, and/or lower back). The fat is then separated from any blood or tumescent fluid. It is then transferred through small cannulas into the recipient region. In this case, it would be the gluteal region. The down side is that very thin people are not good candidates for this procedure. Additionally, some of the recipient fat is reabsorbed or nonviable. It is generally accepted that 30-70% of the fat will be reabsorbed at one year following the procedure. ...Read more
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