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Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Yes, especially dila: Yes it is dilatation of the cervix that is painful. It is better to have some sedation. Can also be done with cervical local anesthetic block but i still vote for sedation. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...Read more


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Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

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Do infectious disease doctors perform any surgery?

No: They may do procedures like lumbar puncture etc they do not do surgeries. ...Read more

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Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery, lapband?

Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery,  lapband?

Varies: Coverage varies depending on the insurance companies. Check on line which your insurance will cover ...Read more

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Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! we also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase i trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more

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Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Coronary: Interventions are meant to relieve symptoms associated with hemodynamically significant blockages but don't remove atherosclerosis already there. Ongoing medical therapy is essential. In short, stents don't make you live longer but can help you live better. ...Read more

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Are there nerve transplant procedures for trauma patients?

Are there nerve transplant procedures for trauma patients?

Yes but slow healing: Yes there are. If a nerve is damaged, it is sometimes possible to replace part of it with a nerve from another area. This is called a cable graft. Nerves are very slow to heal, so it takes quite a bit of time to see results, and the function is never as good as the original. Plus, the area used to donate the nerve then lacks some function. ...Read more

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Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Probably not: It covers vasectomy but not vasectomy reversal,so I would guess it does not cover reversal of tubal ligation.To be sure,check with your insurance. ...Read more

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Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Not traditionally: I don't believe so. There may be some programs that will experiment with noninvasive pre-fontan imaging, but i believe that this is risky. The pressures are obtainable only by catheterization and this data may change the operation (e.g., whether or not to fenestrate the fontan to allow a pop-off of blue blood to increase the cardiac output.) catheterization also allows presurgical interventions. ...Read more

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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What conditions require advanced echocardiography?

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What conditions require advanced echocardiography?

Numerous: Any time there is a condition for which information on cardiac structure or estimated hemodynamics is desired echocardiography is used. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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Any medical avances for sjögren syndrome?

Any medical avances for sjögren syndrome?

Unfortunately not : Much but supportive treatment, hydration, immunosuppressants etc but use of herbal meds is coming to the forefront. Take care! care!http://www.Ehow.Com/way_5347842_herbal-cures-sjogrens-syndrome.Html#page=0 http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sjogren%27s_syndrome. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more