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Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?

Is it common for long term complications or pain to result from a full epididymectomy? Or is the procedure considered safe?

Low grade pain.: There should be little problem especially if this is to treat epididymitis. The procedure is safe and no long term complication as usual. There is always a small chance but most of the time people do well. ...Read more

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What are the treatments that involve an epididymectomy?

What are the treatments that involve an epididymectomy?

Not sure what u mean: Epididymectomy is a surgical operation to remove the epididymis, which is the organ located posterior to the testicle within the scrotum. It is typically performed by urologists to treat pain, epididimitis, or neoplasms of the epididymis. ...Read more

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What happens if you have an epididymectomy, does that make you sterile?

What happens if you have an epididymectomy, does that make you sterile?

Yes - on that side: Removing the epididymis is functionally like having a vasectomy. The pathway and flow of sperm from the testis is interrupted. If both sides are removed then that man would be sterile. ...Read more

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What are the chances of losing a testicle during or after epididymectomy surgery?

What are the chances of losing a testicle during or after epididymectomy surgery?

Rare : This a rare but reported complication of epididymal surgery. Please discuss specifically and thoroughly with your surgeon about his particular outcomes when it comes to this surgery. ...Read more

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I am looking for a urologist in California or nearby that can perform epididymectomy. I need this procedure but cant find anyone in my area. Anyone?

Why do you need it ?: Any procedure If medically indicated the doctor (s) will perform. There must be an indication, it s a simple procedure the reason you ' can't find' is may not be indicated, or you are not providing right information or other option go for2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Since a vasectomy isn't 100% at preventing unintended pregnancies would a caudual epididymectomy be more effective?

Since a vasectomy isn't 100% at preventing unintended pregnancies would a caudual epididymectomy be more effective?

Probably not: If you have no sperm in your ejaculate after vasectomy, there is almost no chance of impregnating a female. There is a slight chance of the vas reconnecting after a vas. To be safe you could do a sperm count in a year. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if anyone has had experience with an epididymectomy for chronic epididymitis or for post vasectomy problems?

Wanted to know if anyone has had experience with an epididymectomy for chronic epididymitis or for post vasectomy problems?

Yes, ...: For intractable pain with identifiable tenderness and induration in epididymis, epididymectomy can be done for pain relief after properly counseled and examined with realistic expectation. For post-vasectomy pain, vasectomy reversal has been proposed to effectively relive its pain for many. More? Contact me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. The Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy. Or vasectomy reversal. Vasectomy in 1996.

What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy. 
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vasectomy reversal.

Vasectomy in 1996.

Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the pain is constant, make an appointment with the urologist or physician who performed the procedure. They may order an ultrasound to evaluate the anatomy. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

Infectious disease: Best to querry travel advisory regarding endemic disease ie malaria and take appropiate precautions. ...Read more

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Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20s. Possible long term complications?

Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20s. Possible long term complications?

Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more

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If untreated, what complications or dangers could arise? Thank u.

Complete your Q: Incompelete Question. Complication of Untreated which disease? ...Read more

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What are complications of vbac?

What are complications of vbac?

Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point — please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What are the complications of tpn?

What are the complications of tpn?

Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more

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What are the complications of ANLL?

What are the complications of ANLL?

Management: The treatment Of ANLL is directed toward the consequences of bone marrow failure (anemia,neutropenia,thrombopenia) and hyperuricemia. ...Read more

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Any complications from a vitrectomy?

Any complications from a vitrectomy?

Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more

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What complications come with measles?

What complications come with measles?

Many different: Complications of measles infection may include:

•bronchitis

•encephalitis (about 1 out of 1, 000 measles cases)

•ear infection (otitis media)

•pneumonia

And of course death is also possible. ...Read more

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What is the complication of high esr?

What is the complication of high esr?

ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation(i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are common complications of cvs?

What are common complications of cvs?

Dehydration: Cvs = recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and/or headaches or migraines. This can lead to dehydration, nutritional deficits, high blood pressure during episodes, or damage to the mucosa of the esophagus (i.e. Mallory weiss tear). ...Read more

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What is the complications of impetigo?

What is the complications of impetigo?

Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes?

What are the complications of diabetes?

Cardiovascular: Heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, infections, nerve damage, and death. ...Read more

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How common are complications from mono?

How common are complications from mono?

Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself.
They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blood disorders, myocarditis, meningitis, encephalitis and guillain-barre syndrome, and significant tonsil swelling. ...Read more

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What are common diabetic complications?

What are common diabetic complications?

Complications: Too many ways to get to understand diabetes and its complications.
There are many very readable articles on the web that you should read.
It also would not hurt to have your doctor refer you to a diabetes educator.
Please note -- your goal is to get rid of your diabetes long before complications set in. ...Read more

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Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Any complications with the gastroscopy?

Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low(less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation, bleeding, infection, missed findings, reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent.". ...Read more

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What are the complications of delirium?

What are the complications of delirium?

Depends: What casued the delerium? Anesthesia? It usually passes in hrs. Psych meds? Surgery, lsd, stroke, altzheimers, depending on the cause the complications are anything you can think of if a person isn't thinking right;, hurting others or themselves, malnutrition or any organ can fail with long term delirum. ...Read more

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What the complication of missd abortion?

What the complication of missd abortion?

Missed abortion: Treatment for missed abortion can be 1) watchful waiting, 2) medication, or 3) surgery. These will be successful at resolving the pregnancy about 60%, 90%, and 100% of the time, respectively. The last is the fastest and most tolerated, but most expensive. Watchful waiting has small risks of bleeding, infection, or blood clot. I recommend counselling with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are common sinusitis complications?

What are common sinusitis complications?

Relatively uncommon: Complications of acute sinusitis include meningitis, brain abscess, visual loss. Probably more common with untreated acute sinusitis is chronic sinusitis, which is chronic nasal drainage, nasal congestion, sinus pressure. ...Read more

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What are complications of untreated lpr?

What are complications of untreated lpr?

Laryngopharyngeal ..: Reflux over a long period can be associated with damage to laryngeal structures causing hoarseness and precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Amputation?

What are the complications of Amputation?

Inadequate ablation: With re-amputation.
Permanent disablility
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What are the complications from bullemia?

What are the complications from bullemia?

Dentally: Acid erosion of the teeth, weakening of teeth, trauma to the throat and esophagus, among others. ...Read more