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Hole in the heart and open surgery? Will my baby have a chance of having it?

Hole in the heart and open surgery? Will my baby have a chance of having it?

Slight increased rsk: Heart defects generally occur at random & are influenced by multiple genes. They are not directly passed down. There is an increased general risk of some heart defect (not necessarily the same one) quoted as ~5% from parent to child. If both parents have some defect the risk would be higher.Genetic counseling with review of a family tree could provide u with specific risks. ...Read more

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My right artery from my heart has a blockage and they have to back for a roto rooter procedure. Could not unblock all of it the first time. Complicat?

My right artery from my heart has a blockage and they have to back for a roto rooter procedure.  Could not unblock all of it the first time. Complicat?

More complex : A rotoblator procedure is more complex than a cardiac stent. It means that there is significant calcification of the artery that cannot be stented by conventional means. If all goes well, it is a same day procedure and you will typically leave home the next day. It has a higher complication rate however. ...Read more

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My mother was born with a hole in her heart. What are the chances it will be passed down to me or my kids?

My mother was born with a hole in her heart. What are the chances it will be passed down to me or my kids?

<3 affects >1 person: Doctors need to know this history when seeing patients. There is an increased risk (generally 3-4%) that offspring will have some type of heart defect if there is a close family member with congenital heart defect. Risk is high enough that special ultrasound imaging of the heart by a cardiologist (for women before pregnancy if possible) and by perinatologist (for 20wk fetus) may be recommended. ...Read more

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I've got a hole in my sinuses from a wisdom tooth extraction. Is it always necessary for surgery? And what are the risks associated with a hole in the

I've got a hole in my sinuses from a wisdom tooth extraction. Is it always necessary for surgery? And what are the risks associated with a hole in the

It depends: It depends on many things Amanda, most importantly the diameter of the hole "how big is it" smaller holes tend to be self resolving, and symptoms in other word is it causing you to have sinus problems, nasty discharge from the hole it self or from the nose, headache etc, I would recommend you see an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon so he can assess it and treat ...Read more

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I had a small perforation to my bowel & it was treated with antibiotics, is there a chance that the hole can open back up again?

I had a small perforation to my bowel & it was treated with antibiotics, is there a chance that the hole can open back up again?

Depends.: There are some causes of perforation that may be recurrent, but in general the answer is no. You should generally be aware if you have one of those conditions such as crohn's disease. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I have an IUD that was put in a year ago. The strings have moved and i can feel the plastic part and the opening of my uterus. Should i go to the er?

I have an IUD that was put in a year ago. The strings have moved and i can feel the plastic part and the opening of my uterus. Should i go to the er?

Not necessariy: If there is no fever, heavy bleeding or severe pain, it's not an emergency. But depending on the type of iud, it may not be as effective at preventing pregnancy. Seek care this week for examination, removal and replacement if desired. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after getting a pacemaker? At the end of this week, I am planning to have the procedure to place a pacemaker inside of me to keep my heart in check. What is the expected recovery time? Are there any special consideration me or my

What is the recovery time after getting a pacemaker? At the end of this week, I am planning to have the procedure to place a pacemaker inside of me to keep my heart in check. What is the expected recovery time? Are there any special consideration me or my

Usually short: Most patients have the procedure as an outpatient or with a single overnight stay. There is often a restriction on arm movement and weight bearing for the arm on the side the device is placed which may be up to 6 weeks. You should check with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read more

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Does the size of the my uterous create a problem if in the near future II want to deliver kids naturally? I been told I have a small uterous

Does the size of the my uterous create a problem if in the near future II want to deliver kids naturally? I been told I have a small uterous

Unlikely: The uterus is a muscle with will grow with pregnancy. Ask your md to explain what he means by "small" when the uterus is not pregnant is is normal to be small. Ask about other medical conditions of the uterus which may be present. If you still don't understand seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...Read more

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Why is it a high failure rate to have a btl (tied and cut,not burned) during a csection? what are the chances of the tubes growing back or recanaling?

Why is it a high failure rate to have a btl (tied and cut,not burned) during a csection? what are the chances of the tubes growing back or recanaling?

Not so: There is not a high failure rate when a tubal is done at time of cesarean section? Any procedure can fail, however, and this should be explained when you are permitted for the surgery. ...Read more

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

Scar : Scar revisions and children having a child with a cleft lip (sometimes called harelip) can be difficult at first, but once the repair is done you can usually see the light at the end of the tunnel. What remains difficult is seeing your child through a parent's eyes. Cleft repairs can make amazing improvements in the appearance of your child's lip though, like all surgery, always results in scars. Sometimes those scars are minimal and other times they can be more noticeable. However, every scar on your child's face is noticeable to you. My advice to my patients is to wait until the child has their own opinion. That usually will not happen until the age of 8 or older. Younger children can't really understand the choice of having a scar revision. I believe they need to know the options and really understand what they are choosing. A scar revision does not remove a scar entirely - that is simply never possible. In some cases a scar revision can make a very nice improvement. The best way to make that decision is with an experienced plastic surgeon and with the full involvement and understanding of the child and his/her parents. There may come a day when your child feels very strongly about improving the scars from the cleft repair. There may not. But ultimately (in my opinion) it should be left to your child to decide upon the need to have another procedure. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

How do I prepare my child for scar revision? My daughter was born with a hairlip and she developed a lot of scar tissue in the area after surgery. The hairlip was repaired well, but I have been wondering if anything can be done to reduce the scar. She is

There : There are a variety of methods to treat scars. These include non-surgical and surgical methods, which are often used in conjunction with each other. Non-surgical methods often include the application of ointment or sheeting (silicone), injection of steroids, and skin resurfacing methods such as laser therapy or dermabrasion. Surgical methods of treating a scar include excision of the scar or irregularization of the scar to make the scar less noticeable to the observer's eye. The chosen method to treat a scar depends on the age of the scar and desires of the patient, with an attempt to always balance the potential invasive nature of a revision and the desired outcome. Without evaluating your daughter in person or seeing any pictures, any facial plastic surgeon in your area should be able to evaluate your daughter and develop a plan that will work best for her. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly via the link below. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remain pregnant after a surgical abortion? I am having a lot of movement in my belly and it can be seen from the outside like a baby

Is it possible to remain pregnant after a surgical abortion? I am having a lot of movement in my belly and it can be seen from the outside like a baby

Question of timing: It is possible to remain pregnant after a surgical abortion, especially when the abortion is performed very early in pregnancy. However, a woman is unlikely to feel the baby move before 16 weeks of pregnancy. An abortion performed at that time cannot really be missed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had open hernia surgery and they put a mesh in he still gets pain in his testicles and where the mesh is . Is this normal?

My boyfriend had open hernia surgery and they put a mesh in he still gets pain in his testicles and where the mesh is . Is this normal?

Yes: Usually the pain gets better with time. If it does not then it may indicate nerve damage. If the pain is persistent then he needs to see a pain md. Local injections may help. ...Read more