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How safe is an intrauterine device?

How safe is an intrauterine device?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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How safe are intrauterine devices now?

How safe are intrauterine devices now?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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I have a loop recorder placed in my chest. I need an MRI and I am wondering if it is safe? The manual says my device is MRI conditional??

I have a loop recorder placed in my chest. I need an MRI and I am wondering if it is safe? The manual says my device is MRI conditional??

An MRI machine may aan MRI machine may adversely affect the Data recorded by the loop recorderin addition the strong magnetic field from the MRI machine may cause movement of the device but would not be considered a safety hazar: The loop recorder does not contain any lead wires or conductive material. However, the magnetic field produced by an MRI machine may adversely affect the data stored by the implantable loop recorder or and the device should be interrogated prior to undergoing an MRI. The device does contain magnetic components and strong magnetic field associated with the MRI may apply a mechanical force leading to The device does contain magnetic components and strong magnetic field associated with the MRI may apply a mechanical force leading to slight movement of the devicehowever would not be considered a safety hazardThe device itself would not be permanently disrupted however the data recorded by it might be ...Read more

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I have found on the net a device for anxiety(alpha-stim aid). Is it scientifically demonstrated? Is it safe?

I have found on the net a device for anxiety(alpha-stim aid). Is it scientifically demonstrated? Is it safe?

CES is a FDA approve: CES Machine is an FDA approved for insomnia, depression and anxiety. I wrote an entire blog about it and provided the various manufactures.http://www.drdiane.com/ces-device-treating-anxiety-insomnia-depression/

It is safe and there. Some people have reported with the Fisher-Wallace some side effects of headaches. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good, safe electric shock/stimulation device for sexual play?

Docs, what's a good, safe electric shock/stimulation device for sexual play?

Such devices: Are
1. Not appropriate for this Platform
2. HealthTap doctors do NOT recommend Brands/Specific Items

My opinion only
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a loop monitor device put in last year. Started working at an energy plant that deals with large magnets. Is it safe for me to work there?

I had a loop monitor device put in last year. Started working at an energy plant that deals with large magnets. Is it safe for me to work there?

Consult cardiology. : You would really need to ask either the cardiologist who put it in or the manufacturer of the device itself. Lately manufacturers have been making implantable devices that are non-ferromagnetic, which means they will be unaffected by magnets. But you should make sure that you actually have one of these and not an older one. ...Read more

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Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?

Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?

Not a Medical device: Yes, actual medical devices are regulated by the fda, but I doubt an inversion table is marketed to treat anything. Most manufacturers go out of their way to be sure to state the it is not intended to treat a medical condition. So you are left with reviews and comments by other users. If the device is truly unsafe and it injures someone, they will be sued for it. ...Read more

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Are lip plumping devices such as FullLips, BioLips, etc. that you have to suck on to get fuller lips safe for long term use? Will the lips be damaged?

Are lip plumping devices such as FullLips, BioLips, etc. that you have to suck on to get fuller lips safe for long term use? Will the lips be damaged?

Perhaps: Anytime you apply suction to an area of skin to force swelling to occur you may be causing damage. Repeated use of suction may lead to cracking of skin and irritation. Fashion trends come and go — try to avoid those that may harm you. Irritated skin has tiny cracks in it that may allow bacteria to enter. You might want to try other ways to plump lips as suggested in this article...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/1002752-make-lips-bigger-facial-yoga/ ...Read more

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I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

Read what you can: Talk to anyone who's tried it. Since you already have it — the $ is not an issue — Ask about liability coverage for possible injury or other risk. Then, if all says "go". Give it a try. But only after asking hard?'s of the mfg. Confidence is important — so gain it if deserved. Good luck. Be careful. Best wishes.
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http://tinyurl.com/nz24vgc ...Read more

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Is novasure safe? The nurse said he tried to make device bigger to fit womb but couldn't so ablated all the right but not left. Consultant denies this

Is novasure safe? The nurse said he tried to make device bigger to fit womb but couldn't so ablated all the right but not left. Consultant denies this

Strange story: This sounds superficially like a potential legal issue and the best thing that you can do is to discuss this with the doctor and if not satisfied, find a second opinion from somebody who can examine you. The nurse is often not the best source of accurate info. ...Read more

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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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I have a Medtronic LINQ cardiac loop recorder in my chest. Is it safe to use a hair dryer near my chest with this device?

I have a Medtronic LINQ cardiac loop recorder in my chest. Is it safe to use a hair dryer near my chest with this device?

Loop recorder: The fields created by a proximate hair dryer could cause artifactual recordings. They are unlikely to cause any arrhythmias as the recorder isn't delivering impulses to the heart. ...Read more

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Doc suggest 2 tier mobi-c to replace c4-c5, c5-c6. I think device too new, too risky. Any safer method with higher success rate n around for longer?

Doc suggest 2 tier mobi-c to replace c4-c5, c5-c6. I think device too new, too risky. Any safer method with higher success rate n around for longer?

Too New: As the mobi-c prosthesis just got fda approval not even one month ago, I would caution to wait to see some long term data regarding its success. Obviously that may not help you at this time for your condition. Regardless, if you are considering this or other options for surgery, you should seek out the opinion of at least 1-2 more spine surgeons before making a decision. ...Read more

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Is there any other minor surgery device besides brain surgery. How risky is brain surgery. I heard there is a device which you put on chest and it control the brain activity. How safe and reliable it is

Is there any other minor surgery device besides brain surgery. How risky is brain surgery. I heard there is a device which you put on chest and it control the brain activity. How safe and reliable it is

Devices : Devices that change brain activity and that have a chest implant include deep brain stimulators and vagus nerve stimulators. These are different devices used for a variety of different reasons, including parkinson disease and epilepsy.

Information about the deep brain stimulator made by medtronic can be found at http://www.Medtronicdbs. Com

information about the vagus nerve stimulator made by cyberonics can be found at
http://us. Cyberonics. Com/en/vns-therapy/. ...Read more

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Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Stimulators Safe: Massaging or stimulating your spasmed muscles should be safe. And if it improves your symptoms keep doing it. If it worsens them stop the stimulation. Other helpful treatments are gentle stretching, ice and/ or heat to the effected area. ...Read more

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I've read about laser hair combs/devices that can be used to combat or somewhat restore thinning hair. Are they safe to use? Any risks/side effects?

I've read about laser hair combs/devices that can be used to combat or somewhat restore thinning hair. Are they safe to use? Any risks/side effects?

Unlikely to help: If your hair is seriously thinning, get your thyroid function checked and get an overall health assessment. These "magic" devices will probably disappoint you. ...Read more

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Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Just say N0!: This is not a laser. It is a flash lamp. The likelihood of it being able to generate enough energy to actually destroy the hair follicle is pretty low. And if it do you just don't want to flash it in your eyes. I'd say don't waste your money. There's a reason commercial units cost way more and must be purchased by physicians--they have enough power to work. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation,is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?

What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation,is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?

Is there infection: If there is an infection you will need to be treated with anabiotic's. The discharge should be evaluated. I don't think the CPAP will be a major problem. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What's a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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Is a nightguard a medical device?

Is a nightguard a medical device?

Dental device: Night-guard is typically recommended by dentists. While wearing in your teeth at night to keep your teeth from grinding. It helps to preserve enamel of your teeth from abrasion as result of grinding during sleep.
It is also recommended for TMJ disorder due to excessive night grinding or bruxism. ...Read more

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Where do they use the prepex device?

Here are some...: Prepex device has been chiefly used in Southern Africa, but its popularity seems spreading and increasing in other parts of the world. ...Read more

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How often should I use my flutter device?

How often should I use my flutter device?

Ask your doctor: Flutter devices for patients with bronchiectasis (for example cf) should be used to help clear excess thick secretions from the airway. If it takes you one, two or three times daily to keep your secretions manageable, than that is what you do. Best to ask the doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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Where do I find a device to stop snoring?

Where do I find a device to stop snoring?

All kinds of places: The type of device depends on what is causing snoring. There are nasal cavities and oral cavity appliances. Might be able to find them on the internet and certain specialty pharmacies, or through ents or oral maxillofacial surgeons and some dentists. ...Read more

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What is state of the bci devices industry?

Clarification?: Bci = basic chemical industries?
Basic commerce & industries?
Bight china industries? Etc?
Please clarify what this is an acronym for. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is a venous access device (port-a-cath)?

What is a venous access device (port-a-cath)?

PORT-A-CATH: This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids. The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids. ...Read more

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Can I use a ten if I have an intrastim device?

Can I use a ten if I have an intrastim device?

Probably: If the area of the tens unit is far from the bladder and control unit, you are probably ok. Talk to your doctor before starting! ...Read more