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Can variocecele be life threatening?

Can variocecele be life threatening?

NO: It is not life threatening, some times may be responsible for low sperm count. ...Read more

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What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

What are some examples of life threatening emergencies?

Many: Chest pain. Many forms of trauma, particularly head trauma. Pulmonary embolism. Meningitis. Serious respiratory, pelvic, gastrointestinal and skin infections can be life threatening. Heat stroke. Even dehydration in infants and children can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Please please help! Could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Please please help! Could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Hypertensive crisis: If your blood pressure is that high, you are officially in hypertensive crisis and risk the possibility of having a stroke. You should go the emergency room now! ...Read more

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I take antivasstatin do 's this increase any life threatening ilness?

I take antivasstatin do 's this increase any life threatening ilness?

See below: Do you mean Atorvastatin which is a cholesterol drug. On rare occasions it has been linked to rhabdomyolysis and can cause a myopathy that resolves with discontinuation of the drug. A study recently suggested increased risk for diabetes. The best thing to do is to discuss with your doctor the risk and benefits as he knows you best. ...Read more

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Will PCO be present whole life? How to correct it? Is it life threatening?

Not life threatening: Yes usually present for life but can be managed with medication. Consult your GYN ...Read more

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Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Many: The main types of life threatening injuries sustained during car accidents include head injuries, chest traumas, or abdominal traumas. Always wear your seat-belt when driving and do not use your cell phone while driving. ...Read more

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If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

If you have life threatening events at a young age will you appreciate your health more as teen?

Maybe: Depends on the age and the nature of the event. If child is too young to remember then doubtful they would appreciate health more as a teen. Many parents become overprotective a s result of such an event early on and that can lead to other issues later...The child may be more reckless as a teen. Big question with many possibilites. ...Read more

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At what level can a low crit be life threatening? I know there are other factors but I'm curious about crit. How much pints can you lose before death?

At what level can a low crit be life threatening? I know there are other factors but I'm curious about crit. How much pints can you lose before death?

Depends: It all depends. The threshold to transfuse varies depending on the situation. If you lose a lot of blood fast like in a car accident, then you may need to be transfused sooner, but if you lost blood slowly over years, your body may have adjusted and you may not need a transfusion. There are other factors as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that someone can have a very serious disease even life threatening yet have no physical symptoms. Thus having it go untreated for a length of time and eventually dying?

Is it possible that someone can have a very serious disease even life threatening yet have no physical symptoms. Thus having it go untreated for a length of time and eventually dying?

Possible but rare: Occasionally this does happen with certain cancers, but generally speaking life threatening diseases present with physical symptoms early on. ...Read more

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How life threatening is having a pfo?

How life threatening is having a pfo?

Zero to bad!: 25% of us have a pfo and obviously most of us do fine. However I operated on a young lady yesterday (for a related condition) who was in severe congestive heart failure, mostly resolved by closing her pfo. Closure (if deemed necessary by a cardiologist) can often be achieved with catheter-based technology (amplatzer plug) rather than open-heart surgery. ...Read more

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What is bulemia? And is it life threatening

What is bulemia? And is it life threatening

Please seek care.: Bulimia is a type of eating disorder whereby people will eat and then take measures to purge what they've eaten by either vomiting or taking laxatives. Eating disorders tend to be associated with body dysmorphia (concerns about body image) and can be very unhealthy. Your body chemistry can be altered and that can even affect your heart! ...Read more

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Is pleurisy life-threatening?

Is pleurisy life-threatening?

Depends on cause: Depending on the underlying cause of pleurisy, it is usually treatable and not always life threatening. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Most of the time no: Hypoglycemia is just the blood sugar dropping down below normal limits. Most of the time this causes symptoms and can be taken care of rapidly. There may be a rare instance in which the blood sugar becomes very low and the person is unaware for many reasons, mainly due to being very ill, etc. Under these rare circunstances it may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more

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I eat paper. How life threatening is this?

I eat paper. How life threatening is this?

Not life threatening: BUT a lot of chemicals in most paper that should not be ingested regularly or in large quantities. Bleaching agents, sizing agents, chalk, and finishing agents, to name a few. Specialty papers (toilet or facial tissue included) can contain perfumes, softening agents, dyes and other pigments. While there is some caloric value to cellulose, it is best to stick with food. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Not unless severe: And no access to other foods for an extended period of time. Food allergies; however, can be deadly fast, as my own family got to deal with on christmas eve with a peanut allergy. :p nuts, seafood, latex, and hymenoptera stings are some of the most deadly allergies that require an Epipen (epinephrine) close by at all times. Immunocap blood testing can help identify foods (or other antigens) to avoid. ...Read more

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Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Yes: But this depends on the cause, the severity and the rapidity with which one seeks medical assistance. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

Who needs an expert?: You don't need a doctoral-level expert to list murder (a factor in the majority), suicide (a factor in maybe half), liver failure (a really nasty way to go), auto wrecks, household accidents, Wernicke-Korsakoff (imagine not being able to move your eyes ever again), pancreatitis (survivors get severe pain for decades), child abuse, ruptured esophagus from the heaves. .. More. Don't abuse it. ...Read more

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Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

ABPA: Would follow up with a pulmonary specialist at a university hospital that has experience with the disease and treatment as treatment is available. The underlying condition whether asthma or cystic fibrosis would have a role in prognosis as well. ...Read more

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Help I'm worried. I took a dump at 10pm which made me feel fainty. Is it life threatening?

Help I'm worried. I took a dump at 10pm which made me feel fainty. Is it life threatening?

No: This is common for many, if not most, folks from time to time. Depending on all the variables of how your body's working, straining at stool can push the blood out of your chest, diminishing return to the heart. The brief increase in blood pressure may also stretch the carotid sinus and slow your heart a bit. Your system will survive far greater stresses. ...Read more

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What problems can I have with stylohyoid syndrome n can it cause any life threatening problems?

What problems can I have with stylohyoid syndrome n can it cause any life threatening problems?

Eagles Syndrome: Elongation or inflammation related to the styloid process or stylohyoid ligament can result in chronic pain at the base of the skull/back of the throat. Management starts with anti-inflammatory medications and may in some cases progress to surgery where indicated. I do not know of any life threatening problems. ...Read more

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What can be done if medication prescribed does not work. How serious is this issue is it life threatening?

What can be done if medication prescribed does not work. How serious is this issue is it life threatening?

Return to prescriber: It is not possible to answer or even guess at your question without more information. But you must have a physician, and sometimes the first medicine for a problem does not work. So go back, explain this, and ask what else might work. Also ask about your fear that whatever it is might be life threatening. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've just found out I have gilbert syndrome is this anything to worry about and could it lead to any life threatening illnesses?

I've just found out I have gilbert syndrome is this anything to worry about and could it lead to any life threatening illnesses?

No.: This is a completely benign condition, usually discovered while looking for something else like hepatitis. Gilbert syndrome produces higher than usual bilirubin levels, and sometimes jaundice, without any liver damage or any other adverse effects whatsoever. ...Read more

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What would cause a 27 yr old female to stop breathing?! and how common is this to happen? Is it common to have it be life threatening?

What would cause a 27 yr old female to stop breathing?! and how common is this to happen? Is it common to have it be life threatening?

Breathing: Stop breathing or apnea can occur while asleep or awake. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such ascardiacor sleep induced. It certainly can be a life threatening-problem. Seek immediate medical help. ...Read more

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