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How high is the risk of losing taste when having an operation in the cribriform plate ethmoid region?
How high is the risk of losing sense of taste when having operation in the cribriform plate ethmoid region?
I have to have an operation within the cribriform plate ethmoid region how high is the risk of losing sense of taste/smell?
Wife has high risk pregnancy wife is 10 weeks pregnant and the dr told her today she is a high risk pregnancy. She has a incompentent cervix that is small and short and told her without a cervix stitch she would most likely (90 %)lose the child. We are wo
A group of: Persons who are uninsurable by normal plans because their high risk status all but guarantees the insurance company will lose money on them...the premium pool will not be able to cover the payouts. For example, a patient with a pre-existing medical condition trying to get health insurance, or a driver with multiple driving infractions/accidents trying to get auto insurance. ...Read more
Acute exposure - sudden contact with something that is of short duration and normally won't repeat itself.
High risk exposure - exposure to a substance that represents significant hazard to human health. ...Read more
I'm 37yrs old and if im considering having another baby in about 3yrs is this okand would I be considered high risk due to age?
Yes and yes.: Yes, "advanced maternal age" as it is called, is when the mother is age 35 or older at the time of giving birth to her baby. That being said, I have seen women who have had healthy babies after age 40. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I've tried to get health ins. Since I got sick 3 yrs ago, but keep being denied. Told I make too much or can't afford premium, high risk. What can I do?
ObamaCare can help: Obamacare can help people with preexisting conditions who have excessive, unaffordable premiums... But those features of obamacare may not be effective yet. Meanwhile, one can check for county or state sponsored insurance programs (some places have them, some don't). Another alternative is to find a job that offers health insurance benefits, but it can be hard to find a job sometimes. Good luck! ...Read more
Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more
It's Relative: The list for high risk pregnancy is long. They share in common diagnoses in which early delivery may be forced to save maternal health such as severe hypertension and renal disease. Others in which baby's health may in jeopardy such as cervical insufficiency and diabetes. Early consultation with the obstetrician is desirable! ...Read more
Stroke risk groups:
Smokers, people with high blood pressure, and diabetes mellitus. These are the most common risk factors. Atrial fibrillation is also an important risk factor.
There is a rare condition called Berger's disease that has a very high risk of stroke, in particular in Berger patients who smoke. ...Read more
Regular check up: I am guessing that you have glaucoma in your family, or your ophthalmologist has found some features of yours eyes that he thinks may lead to trouble down the road. Glaucoma treatment is highly successful so you only need to have regular check ups particularly the eye pressure, and evaluation of the back of the eyes. A regular visit to the ophthalmologist will be mandatory. ...Read more
Advanced mom age: The risk of having a baby with any form of chromosome defect increases as the mother ages. It is lowest in her early 20's and rises above 1% at 40 and approach 5% at 50. It is a fact of life, that environmental toxic factors may eventually cause changes to the eggs that yield this risk. ...Read more
Not too many: Surgeons are reluctant to operate when the risk of death is very high. They see their role to be that of prolonging life. Nonetheless, many things can happen in surgery and death is a possible outcome. The more complex and lengthy the surgery, the greater the risk. Operating on deeper and vital structures increases risk. And the underlying disease may be critical and deadly. ...Read more
Second opinion: You can ask for a second opinion. Maternal-fetal Medicine doctors manage high risk OB patients. You are entitled to a second opinion. I would ask for one. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Had a scan today. I am 12 weeks 6 days. CTR measures 65.3mm and NT is 2.4mm. Is this high risk for DS?
Ask your doct: You should not be getting that information from me. Your physician will be happy to help ...Read more
If I only smoke one cigarette a day for 4 months will I still be at high risk for major health pproblems?
On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.
Penta test came back for having high risk of Down Syndrome. How accurate is this test? Will Panorama possibly be negative?
Could be: There may be a one-in-five chance of a false positive or even a one-in-two chance, depending on the mother’s age. If the panorama is negative, then it was likely that the penta test did not screen properly. ...Read more
Hi I have had a Nt scan and bloods, I'm 24 and been told I'm in the high risk for my baby to have DS, how likely is my baby to have it?
Discuss with OB: Without all of the information, it is a hard question to answer. You should have an in depth discussion with your doctors. They have the test results. Part of our job as a doctor is to answer questions our patients have. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 35 years old and today I checked my bp. It was 151/91. Do I need to go for a diet? Do you recommend any diet? Or is it a high risk?
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor for treatment of hypertension. Yes you need to work on a healthy diet and exercise plan. Healthy life style do not drink or smoke or take drugs. Exercise 1 hour minimum per day and eat healthy. More oroteins fruits veg and cutdown on carbs fats and sugars. Get going you are risk for heart arrack ...Read more
How much time usually for mds to progress from low level to high risk mds. Is progress unstoppable. Or u can remain with low risk mds for 20 yrs?
Not that long: Mds tends to progress over a period ranging from several months to a few (1, 2, 3 max 5)years. What are your blood counts like now? If the abnormality is affecting all 3 blood cell types, then it is likely to not sit still beyond one to two years. ...Read more
Hi I think I might be consitpated am 18weeks I feel the need to go to the bathroom but nothin happen I've made several trips to bathroom am high risk?
Prevention is better: For now you may need an enema or laxative like Dulcolax (oral or po). Prevention by drinking a lot of water, roughage in diet, walking and stool softeners (like colace 100 mg 2-3x/d). Miralax (polyethylene glycol) also works wonderfully - 1-2x/d (packet mix in drink of your choice). ...Read more
Reactive hypo, yes: Many patients with reactive hypoglycemia (happens after meals), especially younger women, have underlying Insulin resistance. They experience hypoglycemia due to excessive pancreatic release of Insulin after ingestion of high-carbs or fast-acting carbs. Excessive Insulin release causes hypoglycemia ~1-2 hours after meals. Ultimately, the pancreas wears out, and these patients get diabetes. ...Read more