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What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

What are the dangers of using the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Minimal: Pain and cramping with insertion are common, but not dangerous. The chances of you getting an infection may increase slightly. You could get pregnant and not know it. You should expect some spotting for the first year. Perforation of the uterus is very rare. A broken string can require a hysteroscopy to remove it in the future. Cutting the string too short can cause pain for your partner. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

Safe and effective: The IUD is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent pregnancy. It is almost as good as getting your tubes tied or a vasectomy in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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How reliable are online patient reviews of doctors?

Unreliable: As a general rule, unreliable, and some information is woefully outdated. Some very good doctors that i know personally have bad reviews or no reviews at all. These sites are not reviewed for accuracy or completeness. ...Read more

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I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living.I live in india.Is this recognised in u.S?Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure..Tks

I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living.I live in india.Is this recognised in u.S?Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure..Tks

Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more

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What are the fail rate of Tubal ligation Compare to the copper iud ?

What are the fail rate of Tubal ligation Compare to the copper iud ?

Both bad: tubal lig. cutting off a naturally healthy functioning part of the body God made , many health benefits to hormonal balance to ovulation, there is 4 x more risk after a tubal to get a hysterectomy later for cramps and other ; remember the egg now has to go in an unnatural path. the copper iud causes abortion killing of human life by inflamtion;more infections, try natural family planning nfp.org ...Read more

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Has anyone finished all of the procedures of lipozap?

Has anyone finished all of the procedures of lipozap?

Lipozap: This product or service can be extremely expensive, and frankly speaking, phosphatidylserine has no actual proven weight loss ingredients. This means that lipozap would just be a waste of time in its proven benefits. It is used in medical spas, and it has not really been proven to do much of anything. ...Read more

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Is "lemosol" feminine wash safe? All of the reviews were great. But what's the dr's opinion?

Is "lemosol" feminine wash safe?  All of the reviews were great. But what's the dr's opinion?

Soap and water: Soap and water is better then any feminine wash ever invented or manufactured for the vulva. Dove, caress and ivory are the top three choices. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

Mayo Implant info.: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073

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What are credible journal sources of information on minimally invasive heart surgery?

What are credible journal sources of information on minimally invasive heart surgery?

Depends: The two north american heart journals are the annals of thoracic surgery and the journal of cardiothoracic surgery. The two societies are the society of thoracic surgeons and the american association of thoracic surgeons. ...Read more

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Any reviews for contraceptive marina or skyla devices?

Any reviews for contraceptive  marina or skyla devices?

Great options: The intrauterine device is a small t shape item placed inside the uterus. There are 3 approved iuds in the us. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of Progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. Skyla is a smaller 3 yr version of mirena (levonorgestrel). Paragard lasts 10 years and is hormone free. All are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood? Epithelial ovarian cancer at age 16 for a user of the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the likelihood? Epithelial ovarian cancer at age 16 for a user of the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Extremely Unlikely: In fact most types of birth control may actually slightly lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Additionally, epithelial ovarian cancer is extraordinarily rare in young women. In fact, the average age of diagnosis in woman with the brca2 gene that increases the risk of ovarian cancer is about 50. Woman worried about the risks of their birth control method should speak with their ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

Bleeding better: That is an excellent choice and very effective for birth control. Often that iud also decreases the amount of bleeding and sometimes even pain with your menstrual cycles. In some women with endometriosis it may be helpful for pain control but that is less studied. ...Read more

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For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

For the experts - might the mirena (levonorgestrel) device help endometriosis?

Most likely: This iud produces a small amount of Progesterone that has been impregnated into the unit. The Progesterone will treat the endometriosis if the dose is high enough. Also the Progesterone may inhibit ovulation which also will stop the growth of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Which type of procedures are expected at an infertility clinic?

Which type of procedures are expected at an infertility clinic?

Many: There are many procedures that can be done at an infertility clinic. Too many to mention here. It depends on the cause of infertility, the treatment chosen and the scope of procedures the clinic has. Some: artificial insemination, ivf (ultrsounds, egg retrieval procedure), sis (saline infusion sonogram), hsg (hysterosalpingogram), hysteroscopy, sometimes laparoscopy, 3d ultrasound, ............. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of paraguard iud?

Risk/Benefit: So, Paraguard is the copper-IUD, no hormone. It acts by irritating the surrounding tissue, which prevents implantation. It does this quite well, as the chance of pregnancy with this is comparable to other IUD and implant methods. Benefit - not getting pregnant Risks - perforation of the uterus, infection, erosion through uterine wall, copper sensitivity. These are rare risks. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of cochlear implant?

What are the risks and benefits of cochlear implant?

Low risk, better hea: Surgery has relatively little risk. Benefits include increased volume and increased clarity of sound in almost all adults and children that meet implant criteria ...Read more

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I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

I need some info on the IUD (intrauterine device). Is there a noncommercial site?

See below: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm. The cdc and fda provide excellent, nonbiased advice on many health issues, including the iud (an excellent form of contraception). ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the implantable contraceptive implanon?

What are some advantages of the implantable contraceptive implanon?

Irregular bleeding: It is associated with light, irregular bleeding for the three years it is in. ...Read more

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Is essure can cost my heart to beat fast please help me iam scared after i read bad review online I have 2 kids and iam saffering here is essure safe

Is essure can cost my heart to beat fast please help me iam scared after i read bad review online I have 2 kids and iam saffering here is essure safe

There is no: Direct relationship with essure and heart complications. A nickel allergic reaction could give problems to some patients. I recommend to see your doctor and talk to him about all your concern. Do not get paranoid. Keep searching with an open mind. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got essure done 14 days ago i was fine when i start reading bad review about it i feel like panic attack now and my heart beat so fast is essure bad?

I got essure done 14 days ago i was fine when i start reading bad review about it i feel like panic attack now and my heart beat so fast is essure bad?

Essure & you: Essure has been in use since 2002 with good patient satisfaction -- especially compared to tubal ligation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16225573 some women have also had problems. Essure is permanent birth control, and hopefully your doctor discussed all the risks and benefits with you before performing the procedure. For any worries about this now, please talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is essure?

What is essure?

Birth Control: Essure is a cool way to have permanent birth control in your doctor's office. No general anesthesia, no incisions, walk out with a smile. It's done with a hysteroscope (thin camera wand) through the cervix, thin implants are placed in the tubes, 3 months later-a test to prove the tubes are blocked and you're done. Check out their website, they're pretty funny, esp the dudes watching vasectomies. ...Read more

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Essure procedure is it healthy?

Essure procedure is it healthy?

Yes: The Essure stents are safe, non-hormonal , and provide excellent sterilization without the need for general anesthesia or surgical incisions. I would consider it healthy and a popular option for permanent sterilization. My patients love it and have no complaints. Most of the Hospital Nurses take advantage of this procedure since it's done easily in the office. ...Read more

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Describe what essure is and what it does?

Describe what essure is and what it does?

Female Sterilization: Essure has been out since 2002. It is a form of female permanent birth control that does not require an incision, and has faster recovery. A small camera is inserted into the uterus through the cervix. There is no cutting. Then, small inserts are placed inside each tube to create a natural barrier to sperm. That process occurs over 12 weeks. It seems to have the lowest failure rate overall. ...Read more

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Reversing the essure procedure, is this possible?

Reversing the essure procedure, is this possible?

No: Not reversable, can be removed surgically, but tubes will not be functional. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnantn years after essure?

Is it possible to get pregnantn years after essure?

Nothing is 100%: In women who have had the essure procedure and also had the appopriate followup imaging to assure that the tubes are blocked are almost 100% protected from pregnancy. In this setting, conception is exceedingly rare. If you think you are pregnant, then take a test. ...Read more

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What is essure, and are there long-term complications?

What is essure, and are there long-term complications?

Essure: Essure is a thin coil, when inserted into the openings of the tubes from inside the uterus, offers permanent contraception. Long term complications, such as failure, perforation or pain, are rare. ...Read more

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Am i able to have the essure procedure if i'm 18 and never had kids?

Am i able to have the essure procedure if i'm 18 and never had kids?

Legally yes: Essure is a permanent birth control solution and many doctors might think twice about performing this procedure in one so young. While technically there are some successful reversals being done at specialty centers like chapel hill tubal reversal center, this is considered a forever answer for those done with having children or certain they will never chose fertility. ...Read more

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I had the essure 5 years ago.....for the first time since then im 7 days late what should i expect?

I had the essure 5 years ago.....for the first time since then im 7 days late what should i expect?

Pregnancy test : hopefully you had the recommended post Essure confirmation test (HSG X-ray) confirming that Essure successfully blocked your tubes. If so then pregnancy is highly unlikely. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. Essure is not related to a late period. Many things can cause irregular periods. If it continues see an Obgyn ...Read more

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I want to get my essure reversed would you recommend that or anyone? I got it done in 09 by dr. Sak?

I want to get my essure reversed would you recommend that or anyone? I got it done in 09 by dr. Sak?

Irreversible: Essure is permanent birth control, and it is very good at that job. In order to "reverse" it, it will require an invasive surgery callled a cornual resection. This has no proven success rate for subsequent pregnancy although some have published good outcomes. That surgery may also increase ectopic risk. Best to investigate ivf in these cases. In vitro fertilization is effective after essure. ...Read more

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Do you ovulate after essure?

Do you ovulate after essure?

Yes: Essure is a procedure in which coils are placed in your tubes using a hysteroscope (long, thin camera that is inserted into your uterus). Over the next 3 months, the coils incite an inflammatory reaction that scars the tubes and blocks them. It does not affect ovulation. It simply prevents a meeting of egg and sperm. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons after essure?

Yes!: The essure coils are placed inside the fallopian tubes through direct visualization with a camera called a hysteroscope. Using a tampon appropriately should not interfere with the essure at all. It might be prudent to avoid intravaginal manipulation, tampons, sex for the first 24-48 hours as good measure. ...Read more

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Why is an HSG required after essure?

Why is an HSG required after essure?

To see if blocked: Essure provides sterilization by using small flexible microinserts which help the tubes to naturally occlude. Three months alter an hsg is ordered to confirm that the tubes are blocked. This has allowed essure to have the lowest failure rate. Some are investigating the use of sonograms done in the office to take the place of the hsg confirmation test, but not yet approved by fda. ...Read more

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Why do I need an X-ray after essure? 

Why do I need an X-ray after essure? 

To confirm blockage: Essure is a permanent sterilization procedure in which "plugs" are inserted into each of the two fallopian tubes, by going in through the vagina-cervix-uterus. The fallopian tubes get sealed off by its inner lining growing into the "plugs". Three months after insertion, a hysterosalpingogram (dye is squirted into the uterus to see if any flows beyond the "plugs") can verify the tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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