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Coarctation Aorta Body Piercing Tattoo
Yes... Carefully: Be careful and only go to a certified and approved site. People who have had cardiac surgery may be at increased risk for developing heart infections. Please discuss this with your doctor as they may recommend specific retailers that they know in your area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Son had surgery for coarctation aorta, brain was cooled to 25 degrees, are there any possible long term side effects associated with the brain cooling?
My son was born with hypoplastic coarctation aorta. As it was hypoplastic does that mean the problem occured during fetal/heart development?
Yes: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiovascular development. Sometimes, there is associated aortic arch hypoplasia, which is probably what you are referring to. This combination requires a more extensive surgical repair for success. Generally, the arch hypoplasia is associated with more severe coarctation presenting early in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 month son has heart checkup next month, operated for coarctation aorta at 1 week. Has bicispid valve and open pfo. Whats hould i be asking?
Depends: There are many things you could be asking. The most important is if there is any residual aortic obstruction and any aortic valve stenosis. Bicuspid aortic valves are common and can have no consequences, or they can become narrowed (rarely in infancy, but when older if at all). Pfo's are also common and do not require any treatment unless there are specific, rare issues, as an adult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
16 month son had heart surgery for coarctation aorta.He also has bicuspid valve, 2 pulm veins into 1 on one side anat. Still has 1-2 murmur - usual ?
Caution needed...: Tattoos are invasive procedures, and can cause serious skin infections if precautions are not used. If you do decide to get a tattoo, you should consult a professional studio, make sure a sterilized needle is used, and the skin site should be thoroughly cleaned. Remember, less than sterile tattoo needles can also transmit hepatitis b and c, as well, so be careful! ...Read more
Piercing pain: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. The pain from doing the piercing is brief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body piercings: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Average healing times by piercing locations. Facial – usually 6 to 12 weeks, ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks, oral or tongue – 3 to 6 weeks, nipple - 2 to 4 months, genital – up to 9 months and navel – up to 12 months. See: http://piercingu.com/piercing-healing-time/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nipple & genital: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I might have something called coarctation of the aorta; what is it; can you treat it w/o surgery?
Apples/oranges: Since there are variations in the size of any hole or the amount of tightness in any coarctation the question cannot have a simple answer. Some holes close without treatment, some produce heart failure without treatment. Some coarctations need urgent surgery while others can go years without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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