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How long would I have to wait to donate part of my liver to a family member?

How long would I have to wait to donate part of my liver to a family member?

Several weeks: You would first have to undergo a thorough medical evaluation to be sure that you were healthy and could safely tolerate the surgery. This would include a history and physical examination, blood tests, and imaging studies of your abdomen. The process could take several weeks. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

It depends: The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation. If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months. ...Read more

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How long after having 2 drinks is it safe to take tramadol? I have a funeral to go to n would like to have a drink in my nans honor

How long after having 2 drinks is it safe to take tramadol? I have a funeral to go to n would like to have a drink in my nans honor

Getting Permission: You do realize that we are really physicians here on health tap. If you are going to do something very dangerous to your health please do not ask us to break our ethics by asking for permission to do something potentially harmful. ...Read more

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I want to get breast enlargement surgery done how long of a procedure is it? I want to enlarge my breasts from a 32 a to a small c cup but i need to know the cost? If they except healthcare plans? How long do I have to stay in the hospital and how long wi

I want to get breast enlargement surgery done how long of a procedure is it? I want to enlarge my breasts from a 32 a to a small c cup but i need to know the cost? If they except healthcare plans? How long do I have to stay in the hospital and how long wi

Breast Aug questions: The cost is dependent on many factors. Mostly this is dependent on the city you are in. Factors like the cost of the implants, or time, anesthesiologist can all factor in. It usually takes about an hour, again, each individual case is different. It is usually not covered by healthcare plans. It is usually an outpatient procedure. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon for more answers. ...Read more

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My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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My aunt need a lung transplant I would love to donate mine the thing is I have mild asthma is that possible for me to help her?

Depends: In a study done many years ago, the recipient without any history of asthma developed asthma after receiving a lung transplant from someone with asthma. At age 19, one can't be sure how your asthma may progress and you may need all the lung you can get. Thus you are not likely a good candidate . ...Read more

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What to do if I have to look after a family member with pneumonia?

What to do if I have to look after a family member with pneumonia?

Take care: Plenty of fluids and rest . patient. . Fluids help loosen secretions so that the patient can recover. Don't let patient do any chores until he or she gets stronger.Aspirin or acetaminophen to control any fever. Wash you hands before preparing food or touching j patient. Common sense ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Transplant center: It depends on the transplant center. On an average, it takes about 3 months if all the tests for both donor and the recipient are done expeditiously.However, it can take upto 6 months, if the recipient has to be prepared for the surgery. It is best to call the transplant centers and speak to transplant coordinator who can outline their process in that center, . ...Read more

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Can I go straight to an oncologist if I want to have my entire body checked for cancer for my piece of my mind? Long history of psychotropic meds use

Can I go straight to an oncologist if I want to have my entire body checked for cancer for my piece of my mind? Long history of psychotropic meds use

Cancer prevention: Oncologists are specialists who take referrals from primary care/other docs. Best to see your pcp first about any specific physical symptom that bothers you. You may be in good health with no need to worry about cancer. If it's been a year or more since a general physical exam, see your pcp to review your concerns re cancer. There is no known link bet. taking psychotropic meds & cancer. Also see: http://tinyurl.com/d6wcpzx ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long I have to stay in college for in order to be a drug abuse counselor?

Does anyone know how long I have to stay in college for in order to be a drug  abuse counselor?

Medical use only: This is for medical questions. Do your own research on the enternet please! ...Read more

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Going to be an organ donor. What can I donate if my family wants to have an open casket in the future?

Going to be an organ donor. What can I donate if my family wants to have an open casket in the future?

Almost everything: Nearly everything can be safely donated without compromising an "open casket" funeral. This should be discussed between the organ procurement counselors and the family before proceeding with donation. ...Read more

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What is the process to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

What is the process  to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

See below: Let the donor know to contact the transplant dept to get worked up starting with blood group. The transplant dept will then also make sure you undergo testing and examination for clearance to get a transplant the donor also needs clearance by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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How can I know that i would have a kidney problem in the nearest future?

How can I know that i would have a kidney problem in the nearest future?

Kidney problems: You need to see a doctor for a urine analysis (ua) and blood tests. The ua will tell if you have blood (b) or protein (p) in urine. If you have either one, you will need other tests to see if your b is due to a UTI or other causes. If you have p you may have diabetes or some glomerular disease. Blood work will tell if you have any significant renal disease, diabetes, or glomerular diseases. ...Read more

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When will I know if I can take a loved one off life support? Does the family doctor or hospitalist decide?

When will I know if I can take a loved one off life support? Does the family doctor or hospitalist decide?

Patient’s wishes?: Did the loved one in question ever express or document wishes in this regard? If so, then those wishes would generally prevail. If not, then the family would discuss the gravity of the medical situation with the physicians involved at a family meeting (which you should request), at which time this decision can be discussed. ...Read more

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I want to know how long it would take for a broken leg to heal for that of a 60 yr old woman with an iron to support it inside the leg, thanks.

I want to know how long it would take for a broken leg to heal for that of a 60 yr old woman with an iron to support it inside the leg, thanks.

Complete in 6-12 mon: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. Healing starts soon after the injury/surgery but to be "solidly in place" may take about 2-3 months. You may start pt earlier with partial wt bearing, then increase slowly. Healing likely con't for about 1 yr. Consult your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter want's to donate her hair for kids with cancer is there a "best" place or way to do this?

My daughter want's to donate her hair for kids with cancer   is there a "best" place or way to do this?

2 sites:: Pantene - http://www.Pantene.Com/en-us/beautiful-lengths-cause/pages/donation-requirements.Aspx and locks of love - http://www.Locksoflove.Org/donate.Html i'm told pantene doesn't charge recipients for their wig but locks of love does so pantene is the better choice. Your daughters (and you) are angels! bless you! ...Read more

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I would like to know how long does it take to treat first grade of pre womb cancer and will i be able to have children coz i don't haveany ?

I would like to know how long does it take to treat first grade of pre womb cancer and will i be able to have children coz i don't haveany ?

3-6 months: 3-6 months is generally needed to know if treatment has worked. This is very specialized treatment that should be done in conjunction with a fertility specialist and sometimes in cooperation with a gyn cancer specialist so you have a good understanding of what is going on, how you monitor things, and how long you should wait before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What will i and won't i be able to eat with braces? I'm 42, and want to get braces for the first time. Before i go in for my first consultation, i'd like to have some idea of what to expect. A list of what i likely will and won't be able to eat would be f

What will i and won't i be able to eat with braces? I'm 42, and want to get braces for the first time. Before i go in for my first consultation, i'd like to have some idea of what to expect. A list of what i likely will and won't be able to eat would be f

You : You will be able to eat almost everything if you are careful. Think of it this way, the brackets are attached to the side of the teeth, not the tops where most of the actual chewing happens. So as long as you keep your food off the sides you should be ok. For example, biting into a whole raw carrot or an apple will easily knock a bracket off, but if you cut the them into thin slices, you can enjoy these foods. ...Read more

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