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The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Gallstones: Cholecystitis may be chronic, causing repeat episodes of upper abdominal pain lasting "hours", or acute, causing constant pain which may require urgent surgery to treat. With rare exception, these diseases are due to gallstones, which can be easily diagnosed by a simple ultrasound. This may also be easily treated through out-patient minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Cholecystitis (Definition)

A condition in which the gallbladder (the small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen, beneath ...Read more


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The thought of getting intraventricular hemorrhage scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting intraventricular hemorrhage scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Multiple factors: Risk factors include high blood pressure, especially poorly controlled high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, taking medication that interferes with blood clotting, and structural problems like avm, aneurism, contusion due to injury and less commonly tumor and infection. ...Read more

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The thought of getting multiple rib fractures scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting multiple rib fractures scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Let me help you: There are some reasons why some body will have multiple rib fractures without trauma, osteoporosis of the bone(weak bone), the other bone cancer (multiple myeloma) and could cancer metastasize from other place(kidney , lung , breast)good luck thank you. ...Read more

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The thought of getting burning mouth syndrome scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting burning mouth syndrome scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Women over 50: Risk factors include being a woman, especially women ages 50-80. Having very acute taste, food allergies, many dental procedures, traumatic life events & stress. Read more about this rare condition at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/ds00462. Hypochondria is the fear of becoming ill. Consider discussing this fear with a health care professional. ...Read more

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The thought of getting inability to tolerate vaginal penetration scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting inability to tolerate vaginal penetration scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Not common: If you have never had intercourse, don't be concerned about not being able to tolerate it. You can prepare by using tampons and becoming familiar with that part of your body. If there seems to be an obstruction to putting in a tampon, then see your doctor since rarely extra pieces of tissue can get in the way. Make sure you are relaxed, ready for sex, & your partner's right. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of me getting bipolar if most of my family have it?

What is the likelihood of me getting bipolar if most of my family have it?

Increased, how much?: Almost every study i've read says, "increased" risk - few put a number out. Here's one that does - i can't vouch for their accuracy, but they say heretability is 60-85%. Risk is only 1-1.5% in the general population, identical twins~65%, fraternal twins ~20%. But, keep your eye on the target - it's a growing field of inquiry and the condition itself is still being defined as we type. Imhro.Org. ...Read more

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What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it?

What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it?

Possibly high...: If a family member develops acute bronchitis, other people living in the home are at risk of acquiring the infection. The best interventions to prevent the spread of infection include frequent hand washing as well as not sharing the same utensils, drinking glass, toothbrush, etc. The person with bronchitis needs to be treated to decrease the risk of spreading infection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me dying in surgery for svt?

What are the chances of me dying in surgery for svt?

SVT: A procedure for svt is usually done in the cardiac catheterization lab where a cardiologist attempts to ablate the abnormal electrical conduction pathway causing the svt. The risk of death is low, but it is not zero. Surgery may be done for svt but this is often in the context of other heart surgery. Risk of surgery depends upon the procedure involved, which be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a fatal reaction to omeprazole?

What are the odds of having a fatal reaction to omeprazole?

?: Cannot put a number. Insert for medication simply states do not take if allergic to omeprazole. Your risk is the same as mine. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting preeclampsia again? How common is recurrence?

What are my chances of getting preeclampsia again? How common is recurrence?

Pre eclampsia: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preeclampsia/basics/definition/con-20031644

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