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Please let me know if there is any drug that can be used as a mydriatic in old patient but should be avoided by others?

Please let me know if there is any drug that can be used as a mydriatic in old patient but should be avoided by others?

Atropinoids: dilating drops are either atropinoids or sympathetic meds like neosynephrine (phenylephrine). There are no age specific meds, only condition related contraindications. Anatomic narrow angle can be a contraindication as well as trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome). Of course allergy is also attention contraindication. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Thyroid Surgery (Definition)

Surgical removal of the thyroid can be performed safely in experienced hands. Risks include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, injury to nerve that moves vocal cord causing hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, injury to parathyroid glands causing low calcium and need for medications, need for thyroid medications, scar and ...Read more


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Is it possible to have cosmetic/plastic surgery while taking anxiety medicine?

Is it possible to have cosmetic/plastic surgery while taking anxiety medicine?

Yes, but.: There's no absolute contra indication to being on anxiety medication. However, it's critical you inform your surgeon of all of your current medications and the dosages so that he can determine if there's any concern about drug interactions which could lead to complications. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a malignant thyroid nodule? Also how long would this operation take?

Is surgery the only way to treat a malignant thyroid nodule? Also how long would this operation take?

yes: Surgery is the treatment for thyroid cancer. How long the surgery take depends on the experience of the sugeon and the extent of the disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to the dentist or have surgical procedures while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to the dentist or have surgical procedures while pregnant?

Yes: Important for your dentist or surgeon to know how far along your pregnancy to take the appropriate precautions and weigh risks against benefits or needs. They should consult with your ob. ...Read more

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Would you recomend being sedated for wisdom teeth removal? Is there any other way to be sedated other than through an iv?

Would you recomend being sedated for wisdom teeth removal? Is there any other way to be sedated other than through an iv?

Talk to surgeon: Talk to the oral surgeon about this and any other question you have. He is the best one to answer this in your particular case, but many patients are sedated during wisdom tooth extractions and find it is an easy way to do it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be put under general anesthesia if you are having vascular surgery?

Is it safe to be put under general anesthesia if you are having vascular surgery?

Anesthesia: Yes, it's not the surgery that matters it is the overall health of patient getting procedure. ...Read more

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Can rifampicin/rifaldin be used to do chemical synovectomy in a patient having hemophilia arthropathy? Is it a safe procedure?

Can rifampicin/rifaldin be used to do chemical synovectomy in a patient having hemophilia arthropathy? Is it a safe procedure?

Too many unknowns. : There are too many unknowns for this type of treatment to be seeking advice on this forum. Please seek the help of a physician asap. ...Read more

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Is there any surgery that can be done to make a woman fertile again?

Is there any surgery that can be done to make a woman fertile again?

Not really: I am presuming that you mean, can a tubal procedure be reversed? Yes, it can be reversed, but it will leave a scar that increases the likelihood of an egg implanting in the tube, causing a tubal pregnancy. Tubal ligation is intended to be a permanent procedure. Speak to your gynecologist on the matter, though some gynecologists do not do this kind of specialty work. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to stop one's periods and be sterilized through an elective surgery?

Can there be a way to stop one's periods and be sterilized through an elective surgery?

Ablation: Hysterectomy can definitively stop the period and getting pregnancy. A less invasive surgery is to perform the essure tubal sterilization that is done through a thin telescope into the uterus (hysteroscope.) at the same procedure, the lining of the uterus can be removed to stop or lessen the period (endometrial ablation.) the result is not as complete as hysterectomy but very good. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

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Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

Yes: It is safe. Success rate depends on how far along in pregnancy. Risks would be same for any other medical termination. Surgical termination relatively soon after csection may increase risk of uterine perforation but 1 year is not super close ...Read more

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Is there a risk to Botox during fertility treatments? It helps with my migraines but I'm not sure if I can do it while doing in vitro fertilization.

Is there a risk to Botox during fertility treatments? It helps with my migraines but I'm not sure if I can do it while doing in vitro fertilization.

Not recommended: Botox is not recommended during pregnancy, and there is no data available for IVF. So it is best not to have injections of Botox during in vitro fertilization. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pcos? Can this be treated permanently? If so, what are the medicines to take to fully get cured? I have it since i was 14. I'm 28!

Is there a cure for pcos? Can this be treated permanently? If so, what are the medicines to take to fully get cured? I have it since i was 14. I'm 28!

PCOS : There is techniquely no cure for pcos. There are different medications to treat the probls associated with pcos. Weight loss in some patient who are overweight or obese is the best non-medication way to treat pcos. ...Read more

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Can implantable contact lenses be used for severe myopia? I am very nearsighted, and i've been told that laser surgery might not be completely effective because of this. I don't want to undergo surgery if it won't give me 20/20 vision. Would implantable c

Can implantable contact lenses be used for severe myopia? I am very nearsighted, and i've been told that laser surgery might not be completely effective because of this. I don't want to undergo surgery if it won't give me 20/20 vision. Would implantable c

If : If you are not a good candidate for lasik, the alternatives are the implantable contact lens or a lensectomy. The latter is essentially a cataract surgery before the eye's natural lens has developed a cataract. Naturally there are pros and cons to these refractive surgeries. While it is impossible to guarantee an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 with any refractive surgery, most patients are very pleased with their result. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to be prepared for a lung transplant?

Is there anything I can do to be prepared for a lung transplant?

Yes: Continue to exercise as much as possible and maintain nutrition as well. Good to learn about the medicines that will be necessary and how to avoid infections. ...Read more

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Pls doctors i heared there is a new way to suck fats without surgery by using laser so is it useful? And is there any side effects?

Pls doctors i heared there is a new way to suck fats without surgery by using laser so is it useful? And is there any side effects?

Laser liposuction: External laser treatment ("laser lipo") is being used to "melt fat", but it truly does not work effectively. It may be useful for very tiny pockets of fat, but not for much more. Liposuction is still your best option for fat removal, if you can't lose it by diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?

How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?

Opioid high: The opioid" high" is achieved at a smaller dose in the opioid "virgin" patients than in the chronic user. In general anesthesia we have to limit the amount of opioids given to the patients for pain (we treat the pain under ga too) because when they wake up they have to breathe by themselves. In addicts, the necessary dose can be 10 times or more to be efficient (due to receptor up regulation). ...Read more

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How old should you be to take keragro and is it safe to take ? And will there be any negative results with in it ?

How old should you be to take keragro and is it safe to take ? And will there be any negative results with in it ?

Get checked: It sounds like you are trying to get more hair growth. Looking online, there seem to be some questionable products out there - risky, especially if you don't know exactly what you need. Are you able to see a primary physician or dermatologist? You may not even need anything special; on the other hand, you may need a specialized treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give hydroxyzine to a 5 year old that is having dental work performed?

Is it safe to give hydroxyzine to a 5 year old that is having dental work performed?

Check which one...: It is important to check which form of Hydroxyzine you are using as well. Hydroxyzine pam (pamoate) will help with anxiety. Hydroxyzine hcl (hydrochloride) won't help much. I have even seen pharmacists mix these up and dispense the wrong one on multiple occasions. If you would like a safer and easier over-the-counter medication, try liquid benadryl (diphenhydramine). It's chemically very similar to Hydroxyzine pam. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

is the surgical removal ...Read more