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Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Yes!: Ménière's disease has a wide spectrum of symptoms and complications. The common symptoms include haring loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and fullness in the ers. Other people have an extreme sensitivity to sounds. One major complication is progressive hearing loss. There are a number of treatments available and you should have regular evaluations with your ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Otosclerosis (Definition)

This is a condition of abnormal bone maturation which most commonly affects the base/footplate of the third ear bone or stapes. It fixes it so it can't vibrate leading to ...Read more


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Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Yes: The two most feared are heart attack and stroke. Your heart should be worked up completely first and stroke can occur during the operation. If stroke is a concern special planning should go into the operation. ...Read more

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Any lethal complications to carotid endarterectomy ?

Any lethal complications to carotid endarterectomy ?

Plenty: Most dreaded complication is a stroke, and a minority of these can be lethal. In some patients, bleeding in the surgical bed can lead to a collection of blood/fluid that generate enough pressure to impair airway function, this is a life threatening condition. Heart attacks, pulmonary emboli and arterial dissection can also happen, but fairly rairly. ...Read more

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What are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

What are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of congestive heart failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of congestive heart failure?

Associations: Rather than complications i.e. Blood vessel diseases are common in patients with heart failure who happen to have less optimal blood vessels in heart, kidneys, and legs. ...Read more

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Can surgery cure hearing loss from osteogenesis imperfecta?

Can surgery cure hearing loss from osteogenesis imperfecta?

Yes: Osteogenesis imperfecta is often associated with otospongiosis (otosclerosis) which can lead to fixation of the stapes bone. This fixation of the stapes bone can manifest as a conductive hearing loss. If stapes fixation is thought to be the cause of the conductive loss, corrective surgery on the stapes can be helpful especially if there is sufficient cochlear reserve. ...Read more

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How often are there complications during shunt placement for hydrocephalus?

How often are there complications during shunt placement for hydrocephalus?

Not often: Shunt placement procedure is usually safe. Malplacement, small amount of bleeding could rarely occur. It's important to note that 50% of shunts will fail in the first 2 years and will need to be revised. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read more

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What complications are associated with Chiari surgery?

What complications are associated with Chiari surgery?

Since you have : multiple questions about Chiari malformation, I assume Type 1, Here are 2 very useful links: www.conquerchiari.org/education/chiari-faqs.html & www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.htm. Both sites give information & resources. Kids in my practice who have had decompression by microsurgical endoscopic surgery performed by skilled pediatric neurosurgeons have been home 2 days post-op. ...Read more

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Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Yes: Cochlear implants do not cure deafness, they supply electrical energy to stimulate the nerve fibers of the cochlear nerve to give a patient their hearing. The implants are generally very successful and are indicated when there is total bilateral deafness. ...Read more

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Tmj, arthrocentesis complications?

Tmj, arthrocentesis complications?

Swelling: As with all surgical procedures, there are always some potential complications. Although an arthrocentesis procedure is considered a minimally invasive procedure complications and include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, temporary change in occlusion, swelling, perception of "hearing while under water" and damage to nearby anatomic structures such as nerves, cartilage and bone. ...Read more

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Are there complications with hypertension and kidney failure?

Are there complications with hypertension and kidney failure?

Yes if Uncontrolled: Hypertension and kidney failure can be linked together making it difficult to determine which came first in many people. But if you have both, the treatment remains the same regardless of which came first. It is very important to keep the blood pressure in a normal to low range to protect all organs and blood vessels. Exercise, salt avoidance, weight control and medications to lower BP are all key. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Complicated question: Liver failure causes scarring in the liver which impedes blood flow (interpreted by some as a vascular condition ) that causes swelling of the abdomen and legs. ...Read more

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Are there neurological complications of cerebral malaria?

Are there neurological complications of cerebral malaria?

Can be: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size.Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever, headache ...Read more

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Can otitis media leads to hearing loss? Reversible?

Can otitis media leads to hearing loss? Reversible?

It can : Yes it can. Conductive hearing loss is a form of hearing impairment due to a lesion in the external auditory canal or middle ear.Untreated chronic ear infections can lead to conductive hearing loss; draining the infected middle ear drum will usually return hearing to normal. Development of cholesteatoma-related to chronic otitis media- can also lead to hearing loss. ...Read more

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What exactly is otosclerosis?

What exactly is otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis generally equals stiffening of the ear bones by depositing bone around the oval window / stapes (inner of the three ear bones). This stiffens the joint, leading to worsening of hearing over time. Also, bone may be deposited around the cochler (inner ear) and contribute to additional hearing loss. If you have otosclerosis, i presume this means you have seen an ent. ...Read more

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Having otosclerosis help please?

Having otosclerosis help please?

Surgery: Depending on the amount of conductive hearing loss you have, the only treatment is surgical removal of the stapes bone and insertion of a prosthesis. If the conductive loss is greater than 35 dB, I would recommend stapedectomy by an experienced otologist. There is, however, a 1% chance of a poor result. However, otosclerosis is a progressive disease. ...Read more

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How do you best treat otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis: Besides doing nothing since it is not a life threatening condition, treatment is either with a hearing aid or with surgery called a stapedectomy. This is done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and takes about 30 minutes, and is highly successful in improving hearing. ...Read more

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What are the tests for otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis : Usually all you need is a physical exam of the ears and a hearing test. Occasionally a ct scan of the ear might be ordered. ...Read more

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Does otosclerosis usually have many symptoms?

Does otosclerosis usually have many symptoms?

Mainly hearing loss.: The primary symptom is a gradually worsening hearing loss that occurs in one or both ears over many years. As hearing loss progresses, ringing or similar noise in the ears (tinnitus) may also worsen. A small percentage of patients may also suffer from episodes of vertigo/dizziness; however, most patients only experience the hearing loss from otosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis : This is a condition of abnormal bone maturation which most commonly affects the base/footplate of the third ear bone or stapes. It fixes it so it can't vibrate leading to a conductive hearing loss. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child aged 25 years diagonised otosclerosis.?

What do you suggest if my child aged 25 years diagonised otosclerosis.?

Ear: Options are to observe with hearing tests each year or so; hearing aids or stapedectomy. Depends on how bad the hearing is. Although the diagnosis is made on a hearing test, Ct scans of the ear are often done to confirm it. ...Read more

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What is a stapendectomy for otosclerosis like?

Otosclerosis : Outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with sedation to relax you. Takes about 30 minutes. Most common symptom after is dizziness which can be mild to severe and last a few days to a few weeks. Typically very successful surgery in improving hearing. ...Read more

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Otosclerosis,what was the point of the surgery?

Otosclerosis: What do you mean? Did you not have a conversation with your surgeon? The point is to improve the hearing. ...Read more

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What is a otosclerosis surgery?

What is a otosclerosis surgery?

Otosclerosis surgery: Surgery to help hearing in otosclerosis generally bypasses the stiffening of the ear bones. Usually, the joint between the incus / stapes is cut, a small window is made through the stapes footplate with a laser, then a very small piston is inserted between the incus and the stapes footplate. ...Read more

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My daughter aged 25 years diagonised otosclerosis. How is this treated?

Depends: She needs to have a complete workup by an ENT physician. AT her age surgery to repair or replace the ossicles would be the first consideration. ...Read more

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Are there any natural therapy for otosclerosis?

See answer: Other than possibly sodium fluoride, there are no proven, evidence-based natural or homeopathic treatment alternatives for otosclerosis. However, alternative treatments have been used for such symptoms of otosclerosis as tinnitus: acupuncture, zinc supplements, ginkgo, hypnosis, and hearing therapy. Observation, hearing aids, and surgery are the standard treatments. ...Read more

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If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a problem with the third ear bone called the stapes. It does not involve the ear drum ever. ...Read more

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What is otosclerosis-conductive hearing loss in child?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is where the third ear bone or stapes becomes fixed, unable to vibrate and transmit sound energy to the inner ear. More common in adults though it can be found in children. ...Read more

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I did otosclerosis surgey in left year my hearing come back to normal about 90% but the tinnitus become louder, what could be my problem?

Progression?: Unfortunately otosclerosis is a progressive disease. Classically it causes a conductive hearing loss to bony changes in the middle ear. It can also cause changes in the inner ear - cochlear otosclerosis. This can cause sensorineural hearing loss and this can increase tinnitus. I suggest you return to your ear surgeon for a post op follow up. ...Read more

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Does otosclerosis make your ear feel plugged tge same way fluid does?

Sometimes: People often confuse hearing loss with ear fullness/plugging. Furthermore, otosclerosis can affect your inner ear sometimes producing a process called endolymphatic hydrops. This itself can produce the sensation of ear fullness. ...Read more

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1 month ago had cold and left ear's still plugged. Got audigram that showed low freq in 50 dB, january were 15-20. Could this be otosclerosis or cold?

1 month ago had cold and left ear's still plugged. Got audigram that showed low freq in 50 dB, january were 15-20. Could this be otosclerosis or cold?

Viral infection: If the left ear plugging or hearing loss started with a cold why would you think of otosclerosis. If a competent doctor observes the ear drum and there is fluid in the middle ear, then a drainage procedure can cure you. Middle ear fluid can also cause a low frequency conductive hearing loss. Otosclerosis or stapes fixation occurs over many months or years. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I've otosclerosis. I am 39 weeks pregnant n the hearing has worsened. Will an induced delivery worsen otosclerosis?

No: It has long been held that hearing loss in otosclerosis worsened during pregnancy. Recent data disputes this. Method of delivery should have no effect on hearing loss. ...Read more

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