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My doctor is doing a revision rhiniplasty, filing a bump and doing a fracture to rebuild. He says this is an easier procedure. Does that sound true?
Not exactly...: The slumber guard is a thermoplastic mandibular advancement device that the snorer heats and then molds to provide a custom fit, in order to hold the snorer's lower jaw in a forward extended position. This moves the base of the tongue away from the back of the airway and the soft palate, removing the obstruction and restoring snore-free breathing. ...Read more
Invasive procedure: An access (looks like a big iv) is put in the artery, either in groin or in wrist. Long tubes are threaded in to the arteries of the heart. Contrast dye is injected into the arteries to see if any evidence of blockage. Commonly done procedure by most cardiologists. Afterwards you are limited in activity to less than 10 lbs lifting for a week, so that the little hole in the artery can heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: Teeth are very strong, but a broken tooth is not uncommon. Your dentist can figure out if the break was caused by a cavity, and if the tooth's nerve is in danger. In any case is a treatable condition. Do not procrastinate and call your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask to see their : Graduation certificate, go online add look up if they are certified (www.Ncbe.Org) or call their graduating school. They should have a license certificate on the wall. ...Read more
Same as its name : It is a tube inserted into chest cavity around the lung to drain air or fluid/blood/pus. After it is inserted the amount of fluid removed daily along with type of fluid plus almost daily chest x-ray will tell your doctor when it is ready to come out . In case of air leakage they will wait for air to stop before pulling it out as long as your x ray looks good. ...Read more
What medication do you recommend for a broken heart? Not physically. Mentally. One girl is crushing me, and it hurts. Is there a procedure?
Broken heart: As my mother used to say, there are many fish in the sea. Rejection always hurts but getting out and finding a new source of love interest is probably the best way of getting over the last one. Try and learn from each relationship so you grow and profit from the experiences. If you're lucky you won't have repeated traumas, sometimes it takes a while to make a meaningful longterm connection. ...Read more
My girlfriend who is 27 has a brain aneurysm. It is 3mm big and can not be coiled because it has a wide neck...How safe is the pipeline procedure?
Proceed carefully: The majority of the patients i see with newly diagnosed aneurysms are managed conservatively, or without an interventional procedure. There are several pieces of information to consider before deciding on whether embolization, including the pipeline, is appropriate. Please look over the brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more info. We usually watch 3mm aneurysms. ...Read more
Is fibromyalgia a diagnosis given when a physician cannot figure out was is wrong? Is it not a syndrome?
Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?
Direct pressure: Hold direct pressure over the leak try to control without clotting the entire fistula or graft, so that it may be salvaged. Tourniquet may stop the bleeding if high enough pressure but may clot the fistula and require more extensive repair. Call 911 and get help and transport. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a choice between a root canal or an extraction..Is it really a bad idea to lose a tooth? Is it harmful?
Losing a tooth: Is it bad to loose a tooth? What about a finger? Or a toe? If you had cancer in a finger or toe, take it off. If you had an ingrown toenail or arthritis, would you remove the toe or finger? If the tooth can be saved and it has a good long term prognosis, save it. You will save money and be healthier in the end. You can live with a missing toe or finger or tooth, but why if you don't have to? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed peyronie's after a catheter was used in a cardio procedure? Is this possible? Could it be something else that is similar to peyronie's?
Rare: Peyronies disease represents fibromatosis in the penis causing an unusual form of erection. It is similar to torticollis in the infant neck and fibrosis in the foot. Catherization is an unusual cause. There are some new medictions that have been developed to minimize this condition which at times can be painful. ...Read more
Is being a glaucoma suspect a big deal? Can you accidentally make it progress by doing certaing things?
Maybe but why: The lemon cleanse diet provides less than a 1000 calories per day and is woefully low in vital nutrients for the time you are on it. If your electrolytes (sodium, potassium particularly) get altered on the diet, it may affect your heart beat or possibly predispose to heart rhythm problems. This could be an additional risk of this diet. Also, risk depends on other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more