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Do Preemies Develop On Schedule
If you scheduled for a heart catheterization and you develop a bladder infection, does it need to heal before the heart catheterization procedure?
How large is the scar following minor surgery for a skin abscess? I recently developed a skin abscess on my left cheek following an accident on my skateboard that became infected. I am scheduled for a surgery in two days. I am concerned that this will lea
Any : Any time there is a laceration through the skin it may leave a scar, but the surgeon will make every attempt to minimize the scar and can give you advice on wound care to minimize scarring, so please tell the surgeon your concerns. In addition, keep out of the sun as much as possible in the year after surgery or wear a hat and sunscreen (after the wound heals) so that the area won't darken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any risk of developing a malignancy following corneal transplant surgery? I am scheduled for a corneal transplant later this month as a treatment for corneal degeneration. What's the possibility of a transplant-related malignancy?
Different rates: All of us develop at different rates. This is both genetic and environmental. That is why some of us age faster than others and it applies to preemies as well. Good care by an obstetrician can improve a preemie's chances- for example, keeping maternal risk factors under control (bp, sugar) or even by treatments pre-birth to lessen serious pulmonary/heart issues. ...Read more
Should not: The intention of a functional capacity evaluation is to determine the abilities someone has and how much can a person do. If the condition that prompted the fce is pain then the evaluation will want to determine how much can be done without pain. The most important thing is giving the best effort possible during the evaluation. ...Read more
Why are prenatal appointments and tests scheduled the way they are? I am a student at purdue and am required to ask this question for an assignment.
Partly just routine: There's an initial visit with blood work, & sometimes an ultrasound to confirm dates. Then you are seen every month through about week 28, then every 2 weeks through week 36, and weekly thereafter. Each visit includes weight, vital signs, listening to heart tones and measuring the fetus. Later visits focus on concerns associated with placental function at end of pregnancy, & fetal growth eval. ...Read more
Husband suffers from acute memory lapses that come and go just recently , he is 73 and other wise in good health.....is being scheduled now for M r I.
I have ECT sessions twice every week, except one week in the middle where I'm only scheduled for one. Does this reduce overall efficacy of the ECT?
Overall, no.: It may mean that on that particular week the one treatment merely maintains what was done the prior week, and doesn't add an additional effect itself. But the next week's two treatments would add effect as usual. ...Read more
Temp crown fell off twice every 5-7 days. I'm scheduled to put on perm crown this monday. Will my perm crown be prone to fall off like the temp ones?
Probably not: Temporary crowns by their very nature are designed to come off easily and the cement (adhesive) used is a softer material. Temporary crowns can "flex" during chewing and the "bite" may not be level, which could cause them to dislodge. Final crowns, do not "flex" and the cement is stronger. But, this may occur especially on teeth that are very short, or patients who clench or grind their teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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