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What uterine dimensions are required to accommodate a Mirena IUD?

What uterine dimensions are required to accommodate a Mirena IUD?

Abnormality: Unless a woman has a uterine abnormality, any woman's uterus will accommodate a Mirena IUD. Fibroids groing into the uterine cavity can sometimes preclude placement of an IUD. These can be detected on pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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30+female Wisdom tooth impacted back top best option Dentist or Oral Surgeon in UK?emailed this question to UKSurgeon consultation £200 to answer!

 30+female Wisdom tooth impacted back top best option Dentist or Oral Surgeon in UK?emailed this question to UKSurgeon consultation £200 to answer!

Oral surgeon: If the tooth is fully impacted, then it would be best for you to see an oral surgeon. Most impacted wisdom teeth are not w/in the scope of treatment for most general dentists ( although some general dentists do pull impacted wisdom teeth). It sounds like your best course of action would be to go see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Braces or implant to replace missing couldine?

Braces or implant to replace missing couldine?

Sight unseen, : We can't tell you what would be the best choice for your specific situation. However, in general, a missing canine would be best replaced by an implant retained crown (assuming the rest of the teeth are in a good position)- which may have to be obtained with orthodontics. Finally, if the canine is impacted, rather than congenitally missing or extracted, it might be possible to bring it down. ...Read more

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Periodontist explained she only does an autograft for any gum recession. I have 7 bottom front teeth to do. Best options to 2 surgical visits?

Periodontist explained she only does an autograft for any gum recession. I have 7 bottom front teeth to do. Best options to 2 surgical visits?

Allograft: The alternative is an allograft, connective tissue from another source. Two examples are alloderm and mucograft. However, why not discuss with your doctor why she recommend an autograft, your own tissue. She might know something about your condition that we here do not. ...Read more

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Do most orthodontist offices provide vacuum-formed retainer as an option?

Do most orthodontist offices provide vacuum-formed retainer as an option?

Yes: A vacuum formed retainer may be an option but in some cases, it may not be the best option. It really depends on how severe the misalignment of the teeth were before orthodontic treatment. A severe malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth may require a different type of retainer. ...Read more

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Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Vaginal Polyp: Polyps are benign growths, almost like pimples. They can cause bleeding and discharge, but otherwise are not a problem. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about ...Read more

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Why would a woman need breast implant removal?

Why would a woman need breast implant removal?

Patient request: Apart from implant related problems, occasionally women don't want to be subject to maintaining a medical device which has a finite "shelf life". Occasionally having implants doesn't fit their aesthetic sense, as menopause occasionally increases the volume of natural tissue and cup size enlarges. Infrequently implants are removed during breast cancer surgery. ...Read more

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Tooth #2 just pulled by perio. No wisdom. Could not bone graft for implant due to missing bone buccal side. What to do? Denture appliance? Please help

Tooth #2 just pulled by perio. No wisdom. Could not bone graft for implant due to missing bone buccal side. What to do? Denture appliance? Please help

2nd opinion: See the oral surgeon. Often different kinds of grafting can be done. Yes, without the buccal bone, it can be difficult, but maybe not impossible. Also, not so easy or inexpensive. You may do just fine without the 2nd molar in that area, depending on the condition and position of the rest of your teeth. You likely will not wear a removable partial denture for one tooth. ...Read more

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Doctor discussed options for heavy period relief due to uterine fibroid. Leaning toward NovaSure over Mirena (levonorgestrel). Is this procedure safe and effective?

Doctor discussed options for heavy period relief due to uterine fibroid.  Leaning toward NovaSure over Mirena (levonorgestrel).  Is this procedure safe and effective?

Where's the fibroid?: Both options are good for controlling heavy bleeding. You need a tissue diagnosis first prior to either. A mucosal fibroid (one in the uterine cavity may need to be resected first (look up Myosure procedure). An endometrial ablation is otherwise very effective and choices exist (Freezing, thermal balloon, radio frequency, microwave, laser, hydrothermal, electrotherapy, etc). Your Doc will pick. ...Read more

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Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in certain procedures. The assistant need not be another physician but may be a member of the surgery staff or in a teaching institution, a resident. ...Read more

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The dental specialist and restorative dentist wants ME to make the decision between a cemented implant vs. a screw implant crown. Huh? What to do?

Complex Decision: The cement-retained crowns are finer for aesthetics and occlusion. The screw-retained crowns are a necessity for multiple units requiring future retrievability. Therefore, deciding which crown to use is best done on individual needs. ...Read more

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For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

Most likely: This iud produces a small amount of Progesterone that has been impregnated into the unit. The Progesterone will treat the endometriosis if the dose is high enough. Also the Progesterone may inhibit ovulation which also will stop the growth of endometriosis. ...Read more

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My mother is 55. She needs partal denture for 3 teeth. What would. Be better? Removable or fixed denture? For upper corner teeth..

Need more info: It really depends on where the missing teeth are and the condition of her remaining teeth. I'd add dental implants as a third alternative as well. This is best addressed after a clinical exam by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?

Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?

Unlikely: After the implants have placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, the adjacent teeth shift cannot shift. You can probably have an orthodontic retainer made to wear; this prevent the opposing teeth from shifting. ...Read more

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Would dental implants help to correct tmj?

Would dental implants help to correct tmj?

No: There is no scientific evidence to support the claims that dental implants can help to correct TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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