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What are the normal side effects of radiofrequency ablation?

What are the normal side effects of radiofrequency ablation?

Pain: I assume you are speaking of spinal medial branch facet joint ablation. Most patients understandably want immediate relief. Some do get that. Others do not. Some times it takes a couple of weeks before you notice a difference. It does not work on some people. But the "normal" side effect is continued discomfort up to a couple of weeks. If pain exceeds that it probably is not going to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Thermal Ablation (Definition)

This is used by different specialists to destroy excess tissue growth such as in benign prostate hypertrophy done by urologists as an office procedure or to destroy tumors in internal organs that can be precisely hit by the catetherization of their blood supply in that ...Read more


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Any sexual side effects after thermal ablation?

Any sexual side effects after thermal ablation?

Should not be: I assume you are referring to an endometrial ablation -- a treatment for heavy menstrual periods. There should not be any sexual side effects. Ablations do not affect the ovaries or your hormone levels. It simply destroys the internal lining of the uterus called the endometrium. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of having uterine fibroid embolization?

What are the long term side effects of having uterine fibroid embolization?

Minimal: Some women will experience menopausal symptoms after uae. This is very unusual in women under 40. Women 45 and older have at least a 15-25% chance of never having a period again after uae - which is almost always a welcome effect. Other long-term complications are very rare. The particles do not migrate or cause any long-term reactions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

Hypothyroidism: Usually i 131 treatment is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is quite safe but often leads to hypothyroidism 12 plus months later. Hypothyroidism is easily treated with a once a day supplement of thyroid. ...Read more

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How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?

How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?

Limited use: This is a newer technology and not widely available. Doctors who use it really like the results but there are not many trained and ready to do this procedure. ...Read more

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Are the long term effects of radiofrequency ablation known yet?

Are the long term effects of radiofrequency ablation known yet?

No: No major side effects have been brought to light from radiofrequency ablation procedures except for some numbness in the area that may persist. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy side effects compared with uterine fibroid embolization?

Higher risk w surger: The risk of significant complications of any major abdominal surgery is generally considered to be between 5-10%. The risk of major complications of uae/ufe is below 3%. Embolization also has a faster recovery than surgery. ...Read more

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Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Yes: If you are currently on lupron, (leuprolide) there are commonly side effects such as hot flashes. These can easily be treated with supplemental hormones. The most commonly used hormone is progesterone. Many physicians will start with norethindrone, 5mg per day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

I have no: Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy. I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Terrible: Lupron (leuprolide) causes reversible menopause. So as soon as the medicine takes effect the estrogen drops to zero same as complete menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, moods, memory issues and joint pain etc. Many dr.S use this for endometriosis but endo is a surgically treated disease. Lupron (leuprolide) only temporarily diminishes symptoms but makes people miserable. Excisional surgery is needed via laparoscopy! ...Read more

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What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

What are some side effects of mirena (levonorgestrel) (the iud)?

Bleeding or not: Some patients will have bleeding or spotting, and can have cramping, particularly the first day after insertion. However, it can also cause periods to stop altogether. They are generally very well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are side effects from the embolization procedure?

What are side effects from the embolization procedure?

Where?: In order to answer this question accurately one would need to know what is being embolized. Risks for embolizing major arteries in the pelvis after trauma are different from embolizing fibroids in the uterus for example. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot ?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot ?

Side effects: Lupron (leuprolide) side effects are hot flashes and head aches. If taken for longer than 6 months some reversible bone loss can be found with bone scans. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a tubal ligation?

What are the side effects of a tubal ligation?

None: Following a tubal ligation you should have no side effects. Once your anesthetic wears off, you should feel fine. However, many patients complain of irregular or painful cycles, hormonal based symptoms (pmdd/pms), or ovulation pain: symptoms that were controlled nicely with their prior birth control. Many women take hormonal birth control to control these sx, so talk to your doc if this is you. ...Read more

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What are the risks and side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

What are the risks and  side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? 

Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

Rarely: Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hysterectomy. There is a small risk of premature menopause, seemingly higher in women over 40. It is probably more difficult to get pregnant after UFE. But overall it is an effective, safe procedure for symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Effect of radiofrequency ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia?

Usually curative: In experts hands, the energy from radio-frequency waves can burn the abnormal electrical pathway or "short circuit" in the heart that is allowing the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of a tubal ligation?

What are the long term side effects of a tubal ligation?

None: There should be no side effects from a tubal ligation except the inability to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the lasting side effects of having electric shock treatment

What's  the  lasting side effects of  having electric shock treatment

They vary - : Some do have memory loss, some other problems. Some have no lasting effects. Ask your doctor for as much info as they can provide. If you've tried everything, this might be the next step. But it is up to you. A hospital in boston (mclean) has a great reputation. Take a visit to see. ...Read more

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Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is the minimally invasive surgery using 3 small cuts to remove the appendix. Laser not usually used any longer. Low side effects of late infection rutsk after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more