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Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

You mean stomach ...: Lap banding - that is where the band is applied. Although rare, the following can occur: trouble swallowing, band erosion, band slippage. Overall felt to be a safe procedure however. ...Read more

Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Is constipation a side effect of flexamin?

Is constipation a side effect of flexamin?

Flexamin: Flexamin appears poorly rated by consumers. Reported side effects included abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, bloating and loose stools. Did not see reports of constipation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedryl making some groggy to the gas anesthesia that puts them in deep sedation. Side effects depend on the med & how fast it leaves their system. ...Read more

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Side effects of having spasmo proxivon?

Side effects of having spasmo proxivon?

Spasmo Proxyvon is: Med to treat intestinal spasm. As a synthetic anticholinergic it can cause, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating, possible hallucinations if abused. Other ingredients are Acetaminophen (tylenol) & propoxyphene, a narcotic pain med that can lead to addiction. This is not a drug for recreational use! ...Read more

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) side effects bladder pain?

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) side effects bladder pain?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Some side-effects reported include sexual dysfunctions & upper abdominal discomfort, but no bladder pain, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of barium swallow and barium meal tests?

What are common side effects of barium swallow and barium meal tests?

Not many: Barium contrast is inert usually without reaction. Constipation from barium can occur. Usually not permanent side effects. Do receive some irradiation from the test. Most radiologists try to keep dose of radiation as low as possible. ...Read more

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Any permanent. Side effects due to barium swallow?

Any permanent. Side effects due to barium swallow?

Not usually: Barium contrast is inert usually without reaction. Constipation from barium can occur. Usually not permanent side effects. ...Read more

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What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?

What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?

Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

Not really: The major side effect of Coumadin (warfarin) is bleeding from too much or getting another blood clot from too little. As long as your INR is between 2-3 and stays that way, you risk of bleeding or further clotting should not change--no matter how long you take it. Once you are off of Coumadin (warfarin) for 5 days or less, its effects should be gone, as dr. Penba said. ...Read more

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Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

See below: Magnesium sulphate is given intravenously to relax the uterus. Too fast a infusion , and generally in the face of decreasing or decreased kidney function can cause too high levels in the blood leading to convulsions. ...Read more

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Prolonged side effects of anaesthesia?

Prolonged side effects of anaesthesia?

None: The medications used during general anesthesia are removed from your body within 72 hours. There is a theoretical concern about mental effects in the extremes of age, but this is not yet definitive. ...Read more

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Physical side effects of albuterol?

Physical side effects of albuterol?

Side effects albuter: Palpitation lasting for fewminutes, nervousness, tremors, irritability.With inhalers you may get throat irritation, headache and vomiting.Sometimes dry mouth and padoxial bronchospasm most of the time the side effects are mild and short lived. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement therapy = levothyroxine. You shouldn't have any issues with calium. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken prednisolone steroids and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) at the same time. Interaction side effects?

Has anyone taken prednisolone steroids and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) at the same time. Interaction side effects?

Dont worry: While each may have side effects, the usual side effects would not typically be additive. Watch for confusion. ...Read more

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Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Improved pain: Benefit: temporizing measure to improve pain in arthritic knees side effect: occasional "allergic" reaction, recurring pain requiring additional injections. ...Read more

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Terazol (terconazole) 3 side effects minimal?

Terazol (terconazole) 3 side effects minimal?

Yes: Occasionally terconazole will produce burning on urination. Stop using it for allergic reactions - redness, swelling, severe itching. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon & rectum. It can detect inflamed tissues, abnormal growths & ulcers. It can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the ...Read more