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Doctor insights on: Is Lithotrypsy Safe

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more


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How safe is Tegretol?

How safe is Tegretol?

Tegretol: Common are nausea, headache, rash, ataxia, anemia, effect on liver. Safe if monitor blood levels & other metabolic parameters. ...Read more

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How safe is fluvoxamine?

How safe is fluvoxamine?

Safe: This medication has been around for some time. It is a relatively safe medication. However, your situation is unique. This is best discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is laser dentistry and is it safe?

How effective is laser dentistry and is it safe?

Effective, but...: A laser is just another tool in your dentist's hands. Different lasers do different things. (you can't prepare a tooth with a laser pointer!) some lasers work on soft tissues, others work on hard tissues, some both. Ask your dentist what the options for your needs are to be fully informed. ...Read more

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Is lithium safe in pregnancy?

Is lithium safe in pregnancy?

No.: Lithium is not safe during pregnancy. For one thing, it can cause cardiac/ heart defects in the baby ( epstiens anomoly). Lithium has a narrow margin of safety ; therfore, the fluid shifts that occur during pregancy may effect lithium levels, putting both the mother and baby at risk. If a woman is on prescribed medications and becomes pregnant, she should notify her doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is methimazole a safe medicine?

Is methimazole a safe medicine?

Usually: Most people have no problem with Methimazole but, like any medication, there can be side effects. The most serious is a suppression of the bone marrow which will impair the body's ability to fight infections. If a person takes Methimazole and gets fever, infection, sore throat or anything worse than a runny nose, they need to stop the med and call their doctor immediately for a blood test. ...Read more

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more

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Is it safe to take intraconizole?

Is it safe to take intraconizole?

Generally: drugs which are FDA approved are generally safe and effective. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and if you already know you didn't have a good experience with it before, then it probably won't be good for You this time. It goes out by the liver so liver disease or other drugs that go out by the liver are a big problem with it. ...Read more

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How safe is unisom?

How safe is unisom?

Pretty safe: The elderly should avoid it. Next time you see your doctor always mention the medication otc you take just in case there is something particular about your situation. Ongoing rather than occasional sleep is something worth a conversation with your doctor about as well. ...Read more

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Is serapepase safe to use?

Is serapepase safe to use?

Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is immunoscintigraphy? Is it safe during pregnancy?

What is immunoscintigraphy?  Is it safe during pregnancy?

No..: Immunoscintigraphy involves the use of radiolabeled antibodies for imaging to diagnose or treat illnesses. Radiation should be avoided during pregnancy as the fetus can be very sensitive to radiation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with kidney stones?

Is it safe to fly with kidney stones?

That's fine.: Meaning it's not that high altitude or pressurized cabins will make kidney stones more likely to pass. However, I don't think you'd want a stone to coincidentally get stuck while trying to pass while you were in an airplane. This would give you tremendous pain and there'd be nothing you could do about it. Chance worth taking? ...Read more

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Is bugleweed tea safe to use? What is it good for?

Is bugleweed tea safe to use? What is it good for?

From web Md: Bugleweed is a plant. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine. Bugleweed is used to lower high levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). It is also used to treat premenstrual syndrome; breast pain; nervousness; trouble sleeping (insomnia); and bleeding, especially nosebleeds and heavy bleeding during menstruation. How does it work? Bugleweed might reduce the body's prod. ...Read more

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How safe is a capsule endoscopy?

How safe is a capsule endoscopy?

Very safe: It is usually very safe. The only potential problem would be if you have a narrowing in your intestines, which can cause the pill to get stuck. You would require surgery to get it out. If you don't have a history of bowel obstructions, crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, the risk of the pill getting stuck is very close to zero. ...Read more

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Is picot safe during pregnancy? It is an antacid

Is picot safe during pregnancy? It is an antacid

Sodium: This preparation is rather high in sodium which might contribute to high blood pressure and swelling of your legs. Each packet has 712 mg of sodium which is about a third of the recommended daily intake. Consider something like tums (calcium carbonate) instead. ...Read more

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How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

Requires care: Heparin, a blood thinner, can cause serious bleeding problems. While complications are rare, when they happen, they can be severe. Using Heparin requires expert care. ...Read more

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