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Doctor insights on: Cochlear Implant Long Term Side Effects

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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Cochlear Implant (Definition)

A medical device that is implanted surgically through the bone behind the ear in patients who have lost their hearing or were born with severe to profound hearing loss. The device is inserted within the inner ear to bypass the malfunctioning cells that normally convey sound to the brain. The device hears for the patient and sends electric impulses that conveyssound perception ...Read more


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Long term side effects of warfarin ?

Long term side effects of  warfarin
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Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What are long term & permenant side effects of trileptal?

Trileptal: Check out http://www.drugs.com/trileptal.html for more info on oxcarbazepine (Trileptal). ...Read more

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Are ssri sexual side effects permanent or long lasting?

Are ssri sexual side effects permanent or long lasting?

No: Sexual side effects may resolve with changing to SSRI with less side effect or different antidepressant. Also sometimes side effect may improve by having sex before taking the medication ...Read more

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Liposuction. Good idea? What are the potential long term side effects?

Liposuction.  Good idea?  What are the potential long term side effects?

Minimal with skill: Liposuction is one of the safest cosmetic procedures when performed by a skilled, trained cosmetic surgeon. Tumescent liposuction is the key, where the tumescent fluid decreases all the potential risks of liposuction, including a decreased risk of bleeding and infection, plus a marked decrease in dvts and pes since it can be performed awake, without a general anesthetic. ...Read more

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Any long term side effects from pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a)?

Usually not: In general, once you have finished your treatment with pegasys, (peginterferon alfa 2a) side effects/symptoms that you were having during treatment slowly disappear, but can take up to 6 months and in some instances 1 year although rare. It can result in autoimmune disorders, although this is also rare. I would discuss your concerns with your treating physician for other rare long term side effects. ...Read more

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What are the serious long term side effects of duromine?

What are the serious long term side effects of duromine?

Duromine: Allow me my soapbox moment: always ask your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist about potential side effects vs desired benefits. Duromine is a global brand (http://www.drugs.com/international/duromine.html) of phentermine, a stimulant similar to methamphetamine, which is used as appetite suppressant. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/phentermine-side-effects.html for list of side effects. ...Read more

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Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects ?

Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects ?

Atenolol: Tenormin(atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?

COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read more

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Does having laser eye surgery give any long term side effects?

Does having laser eye surgery give any long term side effects?

Rarely: Laser eye surgery (lasik or prk) is generally safe long term; however as with all surgical procedures there can be long term problems. These include chronic dry eye, thinning of the cornea (ectasia) , glare, to mention just of few of the more common ones. ...Read more

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Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: Most common side effect , muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term permanent side effects. ...Read more

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What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

Minimal: Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It can also cause sores in the mouth or any mucosal area which is in the field of radiation. Some fatigue or nausea can be experienced on rare occasions. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two. What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get a cochlear implant?

How much time does it take to get a cochlear implant?

Depends: Evaluation may involve appointment with physicians and audio logic evaluation. Usually need CT scan or MRI to evaluate inner ear. If a candidate, my require authorization from insurance company. Surgery as outpatient 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of cochlear implant?

What are the risks and benefits of cochlear implant?

Low risk, better hea: Surgery has relatively little risk. Benefits include increased volume and increased clarity of sound in almost all adults and children that meet implant criteria ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of deafness in children that can be treated with a cochlear implant?

What are some of the causes of deafness in children that can be treated with a cochlear implant?

Multiple causes: Genetic, malformation of the inner ear, infection, and exposure to toxic medications may all cause hearing loss. If a hearing nerve is present on imaging studies, all of these hearing losses, if severe, may be treated with a cochlear implant. ...Read more

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Who gets a cochlear implant?

Who gets a cochlear implant?

Varies: Presently, the major indication for a cochlear implant is bilateral total deafness. However, in some centers otologic surgeons are performing this surgery for unilateral total deafness if the state or the insurance companies will cover the cost. Recently i read that it has been considered for severe incapacitating tinnitus but that i feel is too early to consider as a reliable procedure. ...Read more

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Websites on a cochlear implant?

Several: www.cochlear.com www.Advancedbionics.Com www.Medel.Com these manufacturers web sites provide much basic information about cochlear implants and how they work. ...Read more

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What is the success rate os a cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant: This will depend on the exact problem being treated. I would ask your team there what there experience has been in patients like you. Or you can go to PUBMED and search there for reports on results in patients like you. ...Read more

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What's the disadvantage of the cochlear implant?

What's the disadvantage of the cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant : For someone who meets the accepted candidacy criteria for an implant it is an excellent option to restore an ability to hear and communicate effectively. Risks of surgery are low. Some limitation in getting future MRI scans. ...Read more

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What kind of batteries are used for cochlear implant?

Rechargeable: Dear sir / madam, i believe that all 3 cochlear implant manufacturers now offer rechargeable batteries, which make it easier on patients and cheaper as well. Cochlear implants truly are a miracle, aren't they?! ...Read more

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What are the worst parts of wearing a cochlear implant?

What are the worst parts of wearing a cochlear implant?

Can hear too much: By the time someone needs a cochlear implants there are not many drawbacks. You cannot hear without the device, but probably did not hear very much before the device was implanted. Probably biggest drawback is that most people recommend not getting a MRI if you needed one with the cochlear implant in place because of the magnet that is implanted. The magnet can be removed if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant: A medical device that is implanted surgically through the bone behind the ear in patients who have lost their hearing or were born with severe to profound hearing loss. The device is inserted within the inner ear to bypass the malfunctioning cells that normally convey sound to the brain. The device hears for the patient and sends electric impulses that conveyssound perception to the damaged ear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it feels like getting cochlear implant?

Can you tell me what it feels like getting cochlear implant?

Patients can: www.cochlear.com www.Advancedbionics.Com www.Medel.Com these manufacturers web sites provide much basic information about cochlear implants and how they work, as well as user groups discussions that allow you to discuss other patients personal experiences. ...Read more

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What are the pros and the cons of getting a cochlear implant?

What are the pros and the cons of getting a cochlear implant?

Many pros, few cons: Pros. Hear better Cons. Cannot have an MRI scan easily with a cochlear implant. You may have to hear things that you don't want to hear. The advantages so far outway the disadvantages. There is almost no reason not to implant in a child or adult that qualifies for this technology. ...Read more

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At what age is it too late for a child to get a Cochlear implant?

At what age is it too late for a child to get a Cochlear implant?

Depends on loss: If hearing loss is present at birth, implantation would be ideal at 12 months of age. Performance significantly decreases the longer it is to implantation, with many people reluctant to implant after 8-10 years. If the child had hearing and then lost it suddenly, the sooner the better. If hearing loss was gradual, probably could benefit at any time. ...Read more

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Anyone with a child that has a cochlear implant that the child rejected?

Very rare: Thete are a very small amount of people that would have a sensitivity to the coating of the implant, but extremely rare. Some children choose not to use the device because of social or personal reasons, but medical rejection of the device is quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common benefits to having a cochlear implant?

Several: Implants improve awareness of environmental sound localization, understanding closed word sets, and improve understanding when combined when lip reading and other facial cues. ...Read more

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Does a cochlear implant get scarred over and stop working after a certain number of years?

Does a cochlear implant get scarred over and stop working after a certain number of years?

Unlikely: Implants occasionally do require examination and replacement. Seek consultation with qualified otologist/ent surgeon who regularly performs such surgeries. ...Read more

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What is it like to wear a hearing aid or have a cochlear implant?

What is it like to wear a hearing aid or have a cochlear implant?

Hearing: Not sure exactly what you are asking. Both are comfortable and enhance ability to hear things you otherwise couldn't without them. But neither are as good at filtering sound in noisy situations as are our own ears. Hearing aids may have feedback or an echo quality to your own voice. Implants don't but are for people whose hearing aids don't help them anymore. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an older deaf person to hear again with a cochlear implant?

Is it possible for an older deaf person to hear again with a cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant: Absolutely. Our oldest patient was 99. And she did really nicely with that. It is more a function of cognitive ability and medical condition, not chronological age. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of deafness can be treated with a cochlear implant?

What are the possible causes of deafness can be treated with a cochlear implant?

Multiple: This is a huge question. I'll try... Most deafness is either after an infectious illness or simply developmental, meaning ear structures or conducting nerves didn't form right. Viruses or overwhelming bacterial infections as an infant can cause deafness, especially cmv. For malformed structures, a cochlear implant can be a great good, especially if the issues are genetic. An ENT can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more