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How Often Does The Corrective Surgery For Asd Fail
Be careful: Vision correct surgery works well, but is is often misunderstood. People your age often seek it because they have developed a need for reading glasses. I suggest trying contact lenses with a mono-vision correction. If this works for you, then laser vision correction can eliminate the contacts. If you don't like the monovision, you will be miserable if you proceed with surgery. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the size and type of asd. In general, we often wait until the child is a few years as asds pose no emergency during that time (as long as there aren't other major medical conditions). The surgery is better tolerate and technically more successful when they are older. But again, this depends on whether the child has any other issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you can: Most hermaphrodites are diagnosed at or soon after birth & parents together with pediatric urologist or surgeon & pediatric endocrinologist & geneticist work up the baby and decide upon sex of rearing & need for reconstructive surgery. Occasionally parents decide to delay treatment have child pick their sex of choice as an adult. Some hermophrodites under go gender reversal as adults. ...Read more
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is when the curvature of the cornea is steeper in one axis than another. This causes blur. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism are a good way to correct your vision and if you like how you see lasik is a very safe and reliable way to correct it permanently if you don't want to wear contacts every day. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. Are there cheaper, alternative ways instead of surgery for corrective measures?
Depends: Scoliosis is variable, with the majority of affected patients with curves below 15%, few if any related symptoms and no need for treatment.For those whose lung functions are compromised by the change in the shape of the chest cavity, surgery would be the usual remedy.Bracing is usually limited to the growing teen to redirect the drift, adults would have little benefit.Each case is different ...Read more
Depends: If you are an adult abd your ASD has a diameter of more than 6 mm it will likely lead to an enlargement of the right heart and should be closed to avoid later complications like rhythm problems. An echo will help to assess the size of the right heart. Most asds can be closed in the cath lab as outpatient pricedures with a quick recovery. ...Read more
I recently am diagnosed with asd and cardiomegaly at age 22. Should i be taking any medications for this condition until the surgery in 6 months?
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