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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 taste when having an operation in the cribriform plate ethmoid region?

Loss of taste: Please discuss with your Dr who did he surgery. Can be a problem as taste is mostly smelling. ...Read more

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How high is the risk of losing sense of taste when having 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?

The components: Of taste include the taste buds on your tongue and the NASAL input (smell) and both are imoportant. The operation you describe may have a very small risk of damaging the Olfactory nerve (one component!!)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

How much weight should I lose if obese so I don't have a high risk pregnancy?

Normal BMI: Check online to find out your body mass index. You can then see how much weight you would need to lose to get a normal bmi. If you are very obese consider bariatric surgery. I have seen patients lose a great deal of weight and have successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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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

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: A cerclage is a stitch placed in an "incompetent" cervix. The outcome of treatment of incompetent cervix is generally excellent. From the date of your posting, I suspect you have already had this done or soon will have. ...Read more

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If high risk should I stop work?

Depends.: If your high-risk profile could be improved by modified bedrest or restricted activity, then yes. ...Read more

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Can you explain an insurnace high risk pool?

Can you explain an insurnace high risk pool?

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

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What does acute exposure means and high risk exposer means?

Exposure: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is 6.5 a high risk for cholesterol?

What do you mean?: I am not sure what you a referring to as 6.5? Please add some more information and I will see if I can assist you. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

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

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In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

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

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Why are diabetics at high risk for infection?

Why are diabetics at high risk for infection?

Sugar, circulation: Some micro-organisms thrive in high-sugar environments. Diabetes can also cause neuropathy (with loss of pain sensation) and circulatory problems, both of which can increase the risk of skin infections, especially in the feet. ...Read more

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What are the high-risk groups for strokes?

What are the high-risk groups for strokes?

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

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What should you do if at high risk for glaucoma?

What should you do if at high risk for glaucoma?

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

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What causes high risk of my little one having down syndrome?

What causes high risk of my little one having down syndrome?

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

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Can you let me know how many surgeries have a high risk of death?

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

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What to do if I feel trapped by birth plans for high risk delivery?

What to do if I feel trapped by birth plans for high risk delivery?

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

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Where can I get meds if I am a high risk diabetic with a lot of complications?

Where can I get meds if I am a high risk diabetic with a lot of complications?

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

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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?

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

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If I only smoke one cigarette a day for 4 months will I still be at high risk for major health pproblems?

If I only smoke one cigarette a day for 4 months will I still be at high risk for major health pproblems?

Maybe: Nicotine is a very addicting substance (probably more so than alcohol or heroin). Trying to limit your intake almost always results in increasing us over time. Why take any chances - quit before it is too late. ...Read more

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On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.

On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.

High risk preg: Kay if you have not yet delivered then please do not do ANYTHING to put your unborn child or you at risk and follow your ob's advice. If you have already delivered, discuss with your ob when you can begin activity and at what level. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Penta test came back for having high risk of Down Syndrome. How accurate is this test? Will Panorama possibly be negative?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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If I am hypoglycemic am I at high risk for diabetes?

If I am hypoglycemic am I at high risk for diabetes?

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

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