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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I have VATS removed bullae that caused pneumothorax. When can I fly and will I ever be able to scuba dive again? Thank you

I have VATS removed bullae that caused pneumothorax. When can I fly and will I ever be able to scuba dive again? Thank you

Yes you can: Give some time, adhesions will form between visceral and partial pleura and prevent collapsing, then you can fly, as you no longer have bullae to rupture Speak to your doctor., .

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

What type of: Implants? Dental? Breast? Etc? An answer was already provided from a dental perspective. If you were asking about a different type of implant - be clarify and re-ask.

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Dr. William A Biermann Dr. Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
42 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How soon after scuba diving is it safe to go on a flight?

It depends: There are a number of dive computers or calculators to determine when it is safe to fly. This depends on the amount of diving you have done and the degree of nitrogen staturation. The dive master can help with this.

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Dr. John Lambrix Dr. Lambrix
Aerospace Medicine
6 years in practice
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Can you advise me on going to high altitudes after scuba diving?

Can you advise me on going to high altitudes after scuba diving?

Scuba: For commercial flights FAA recommends at least 24-48 hours between routine SCUBA and flying. If you suffered decompression sickness (DCS) after diving you should consult a military flight surgeon, FAA Aerospace Medical Examiner (AME) or hyperbaric medicine specialist for clearance before you fly.

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can I consider going scuba diving?

Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can I consider going scuba diving?

See below: Best person to answer that question is the surgeon who performed your surgeries. Alternate would be an ENT specialist.

Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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If someone had a DVT and pe could they go scuba diving?

If someone had a DVT and pe could they go scuba diving?

Yes: If they are recovered and after close consultation with the treating physician. If they are on oxygen or have significant respiratory symptoms, scuba diving might not be advisable.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What to do if I am going to a beach and will also be doing scuba diving and snorkelling, is there anything I should be aware of?

Follow dive tables: Always dive with a buddy. Ensure that your equipment is in good working order before diving. Check your tank for air. Having been a navy diver ; having dove with some really wild guys - this is my big recommendation: don't screw around with marine wildlife.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have moderate asthma. Can I do scuba diving?

Agree with Dr Wyatt: Even in the United States, there is great variability between physicians. Having been a military hyperbaric/ diving medical officer - I found that our standards were usually considerably higher than the civilian community. The most important thing is your safety. You list "difficulty breathing/ wheezing" under conditions and corticosteroids, Epinephrine ; bronchodialators under medications.

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Dr. Nicholas Mexas Dr. Mexas
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it dangerous to get on a plane after scuba diving?

Is it dangerous to get on a plane after scuba diving?

It depends: Safe time periods between your last dive and flight vary depending on how many dives you did and how aggressive your dives were (how deep and how long). You should be safe though if you wait 24 hrs

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian Dr. Poochikian
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How does the respiratory system works with scuba diving?

Scuba: I didn't know how to summarize it to fit into a small space. Here is a very good article: http://suite101.Com/article/good-breathing-techniques-for-scuba-diving-a218867.

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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What is the likelihood that scuba diving (or flying) brings on a vertigo attack?  

What is the likelihood that scuba diving (or flying) brings on a vertigo attack?  

Low: Vertigo from flying is very rare, vertigo from scuba diving is not as rare (but still rare). It is more likely that pressure change from being under water can lead to rupture of the inner ear causing something called a perilymph leak. When fluid from the inner ear leaks into the middle ear patients get severe vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a true ear emergency.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I equalize my ears for scuba diving?

Valsalva: Try: Yawning, Toynbee maneuver, Valsalva manuever, Lowry Technique, Edmond's technique, swallowing. You can see these demonstrated on various You Tube videos.

Dr. J. patrick Tokarz Dr. Tokarz
Family Medicine
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Haupt Dr. Haupt
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

Till it wears off: Since, from what I understand, scuba diving requires you to be aware of your conditions and be careful of things like remaining oxygen, etc, it would seem foolish to dive high, since cannabis interferes with those kind of functions. I would not call the state that normal use anything like 'schizophrenia, ' except in very vulnerable people, but it's not a good one for being deep underwater either!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the relationship between nitrogen and scuba diving & submarines?

Air: C02 Air Scrubbers clean the air on military submarines. Nitrogen narcosis can occur if a scuba diver is diving deeply. Contaminants are usually removed from air in subs due to air scrubber. I am not sure what the question is that you were asking. If I haven't answered it - please re-ask and re-phrase.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is it called when a lung explodes (scuba diving question)?

What is it called when a lung explodes (scuba diving question)?

Pulmonary barotrauma: A diver could develop a pneumothorax upon ascent if excess air or breathing mixture is not expelled from the lungs. This is a form of barotrauma. The real danger is if this progresses to a tension pneumothorax which could markedly impair breathing.

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