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Risks of esophagram?

Minimal: Risks are minimal as basically you swallow a substance while having x-rays. You could have a reaction to the material. ...Read more

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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


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Risks of hsg?

Risks of hsg?

Minor and safe: Significant risks are very uncommon: infection, allergic reactions, and uterine perforation estimated at much less than 1% and i personally have never seen in 20 years. Small bleeding afterwards and cramping are fairly common, taking Ibuprofen an hour before the procedure is effective for most women. X-ray exposure is negligible and safe within established limits. ...Read more

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Cost of colposcopy?

Cost of colposcopy?

Ask your doc: Or planned parenthood clinic, the price can really vary depending on who does it and what state and there will also be a charge from the patholgy lab. ...Read more

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Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

No one knows 4 sure: This is controversial. The vast majority of doctors feel the answer is yes, but there are no research studies that really assess this so any answer is theoretical. Gardasil only protects against some strains of HPV. 90% of HPV infections resolve within 2 years. Pre-cancerous cervical lesions can be detected and cured. Safe sex prevents. The vaccine has real risks. See http://tinyurl.com/q2qwk5a ...Read more

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What are some inherent risks of a breast biopsy?

What are some inherent risks of a breast biopsy?

Bleeding,infection: This will depend on the type of biopsy you are getting. A core needle biopsy has 2 main risks: bleeding and infection .This is dependent on the type of needle used. Prior to any procedure, the doctor and staff will explain the risks of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more

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Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of miscarriages?

Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of  miscarriages?

Possibly: Miscarriage may be increased if the leep resulted in a shortened incompetent cervix. Cryotherapy won't increase miscarriage but can make conception more difficult if it affected cervical mucus production. ...Read more

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What are the risks and potential downsides of having a colonoscopy?

What are the risks and potential downsides of having a colonoscopy?

Low risk: Bleeding and perforation are indeed risks however combine risk in the hands of an experienced endoscopist is probably less than 1%, so it is safe and by far the most efficient test for polyps/cancer of the colon as it is both diagnostic and therapeutic, which none of the alternative exams are. ...Read more

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What are the risks benefits of parathyroid removal?

Limited risk: Benefits are return of an elevated calcium to normal, if the problems is a parathyroid adenoma. The only risks are problems w/surgery like bleeding, infection, etc. Which are generally small. Best surgery is endoscopic if it's available in your area. Occ calcium can drop suddenly after removal, but usually normalizes easily w/calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of lasik surgery?

What are the benefits and risks of lasik surgery?

Complicated: A discussion of risks and benefits of any surgical procedure if far to lengthy to cover here. The discussion should also be personalized to the patient since some have risk factors that others do not. Suffice it to say that laser vision correction is extremely low as when compared to surgical procedures in general but all surgery carries some risk as it is dependent on the healing process. ...Read more

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Could the benefits of nuclear medicine outweigh the risks?

Could the benefits of nuclear medicine outweigh the risks?

Certainly: Risk of some irradiation. Dosage usually low and affects grown adult less than child. Certainly finding source of disabling pain or suffering whether gb, bone, kidney, thyroid, myocardium etc important. Always way benefits versus risk. Nuclear medicine tests determine function and physiology which usually not seen by mr, x-ray, ultrasound, or ct. Pet?Ct has bee instrumental in finding occult tumor. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of a transurethral sphincterotomy?

What are the risks and benefits of a transurethral sphincterotomy?

Free flow: done for obstruction. STDcan cause certain structures and once treated these need opening. Generally a low risk of bleeding and recurrence ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a pericardiocentesis performed?

What are the risks of having a pericardiocentesis performed?

Pericardiocentesis: Probably the 2 major risks of a pericardiocentesis are puncture or laceration of the right ventricle of the heart causing bleeding or heart rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Risks of spinal surgery?

Risks of spinal surgery?

It varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery performed. Infection, spinal fluid leak, and nerve injuries are among the more common complications. If you are contemplating survey, you would sure want to have this conversation with your surgeon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

As listed: The risks include infection, bleeding, injury to internal organs such as bladder, bosel, ureter, and blood vessels, reaction to medication/anesthesia, blood clot formation, and complication of surgery leading to another surgery. The risks also vary depending on your medical/surgical history and the route of hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

Please discuss with: Your gyn as your gyn should discuss all of the possible major risks to you, many the vast majority of women have no problems, but some of the risks are infection, post op bleeding, blood clot after surgery, very rarely even death, fistula, etc the benefits to you should vastly outweigh any risks or u should not have the surgery, u can also go online and read. ...Read more

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Can the benefits of Accutane outweigh the risks?

Accutane: Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each patients individual circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the risks of cervical cancer without treatmentt?

What are the risks of cervical cancer without treatmentt?

Death: Early stages cervical cancer are detectable, treatable and curable. If untreated they are not expected to survive. ...Read more

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Do the benefits of testosterone therapy outweigh the risks? What are some of the benefits and risks?

Do the benefits of testosterone therapy outweigh the risks? What are some of the benefits and risks?

Testosterone: Whether any treatment benefits outweigh risks is a personal decision to be addressed btwn you & your physician. Testosterone should only be given to those in whom it's been proven that they are low (hypogonadism) and for whom it's not forbidden (untreated metastatic prostate cancer). Check out http://www.alvinblin.com/ where I have addressed pros & cons. Also need to ask if you want more children ...Read more