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Percentage Of Abortions For Medical Reasons
Abnormal fetus: Liek a chromsome defect of if the fetus has acquired a bad DX like toxo, for the mother realyy bad diabetes, or very high blood pressure, or bad ht dx, or hx of serious complications with a previous pregnancy that could recur with this one, if u think u have a medical cond that is not compatible with preg - see your doc or a specialist like a peri-natologist to assess your risk. ...Read more
Is circumcision ever performed for medical reasons? Are circumcisions ever performed out of necessity for medical reasons?
Zero: I am assuming you are referring to circumcision of male newborns. No one advocates for the routine use of neonatal circumcision in the U.S. Both the american academy of pediatrics and the american urological association feel there are potential health benefits to circumcision; but, the benefits and risks must be weighed on an individual basis. Parents must choose what they feel is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In medical examination of visa interview are there any chances for drug users to be identified? Medical
No : Drug test not included in medical exam, but doctor may ask you about using drugs. ...Read more
Are there medical reasons for needing chin liposuction? Are there ever any medical reasons that would constitute a chin liposuction?
Cosmetic Procedure.: There are no “medical necessary” reasons for chin liposuction surgery that i know of. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or meant for weight loss. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A couple of friends (both under 35, non-smokers, and in reasonably good health) have failed to conceive after 2 years of trying. A fertility clinic found no physical infertility issues. What are potential reasons for their failure to conceive?
Several: Basic tests evaluate the fallopian tubes, the uterus, the eggs and the sperm. Often an actual physical exam is not as helpful. Often subtle problems with the uterus are overlooked. If those basic tests are normal, then usually the problem is the actual fertilization of the egg and sperm. Sometimes the problem may be genetically abnormal eggs or embryos preventing implantation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental Degrees: There may be exceptions but generally: 3 months to 1 year for a certified Dental Assistant; 2 years for a Dental Hygienist; 4 years for a General Dentist; varies for Dental Technician. Dental courses can be from one hour online to two years. ...Read more
Some possibilities: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more
Is there a law in the state of oklahoma that requires doctors to treat women at risk of death from pregnancy?
Partial birth aborti: Patial birth abortion a procedure that is performed by obs to terminate the pregnancy if the mother's life is in danger. Since this procedure is done after 20 weeks of gestation some politicians have been calling it as murdering unborn babies this procedure is performed very rarely and it is only performed to save the mother's life. In several states it has been banned ...Read more
Whats the correct age for tonsillectomy of kids? Are there any risks involved apart from anaesthesia
After 5 years?: Tonsils can be removed easily and at any age. But most doctors try to avoid this procedure because kids often grow out of it after 5 years of age. If the Tonsils continue to cause problems such as frequent infections in the throat or in the ears, them it may be necessary to remove them,. Consult an ENT specialist and get a second opinion before you rush into their removal. ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male? Are there any significant risks?
Very complex answer: Need >400 chars, but: HCG is used more when fertility is desired bc testosterone can cause dec in testicular volume and sperm count. If ur lh/fsh hormone levels are elevated, then HCG probly won't work, but if not, the HCG will will stimulate leydig cells in testes to produce more testosterone. No significant side effects at usual doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laws about abortion in your country, practice of abortion (induced abortion), cases of abortion, discussion on abortion?
Varies: The laws about abortion vary from state to state from serious obstacles to very little obstacle. We have a serious problem with these issues in the usa largely from groups stating that god disapproves (even though not in the bible) and that potential life begins at conception therefore anything preventing development is killing. These are mostly very strongly held but erroneous beliefs. ...Read more
Are there any recognised side effects on health of living alone for several years, due prolonged single status ie after a divorce...Ect?Thank
Could be: Depending on how much support you have from family and other friends, living alone for several years may lead to loneliness. Loneliness and isolation do have some health effects. They can increase the risks of death by 10% -- also depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, glaucoma, arthritis, and blood clots. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/timesappeal/article3615961.ece. ...Read more
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