Doctor insights on:
Venous Ablation Side Effects
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
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
I was told to stop taking 50 mg metoprolol 3 days before I have the rf ablation performed. What are the side effects for stopping the meds?
Ablation: Your doctor probably asked you to to that to make it more likely for him/her to induce your arrhythmia. While is infrequent done might experience a symptomatic increase in pulse. Talk to the doctor performing the ablstiob. ...Read more
What are the eligibility reqs for ablation (to correct svt)? Still having hr issues despite 2 yrs of meds and I don't like the side effects.
There are several: Persistent svt despite medical therapy is a common indication for catheter ablation. More potentially serious arrhythmias are often treated with ablation before a trial of medication. ...Read more
What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?
Radiofrequency Ablat: More side effects from anethesia. The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days ...Read more
If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?
Talk to your doctor: This is a discussion you should have with treating physician. ...Read more
Hey Dr., Good day. I am diagnosed by WPW (wolf Parkinson white syndrome) I had a complete failure catheter ablation 2 months ago. I started taking sotalo, amiodarone & sertraline after the operation but I suffer from really really bad side effects
Options: There are always options. Talk with your doctor about side effects. If you don't feel your concerns are being addressed, get an opinion from a different one. ...Read more
Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat, cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more
Ana Boot Camp Diet: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more
A carminative is any: Agent that helps with flatulence by coalescing small bubbles of gas in the GI tract into larger ones for expulsion of gas. Mylicon is safe, but not very effe tive. I'd avoid herbal carminatives. Have a nurse teach you the "football hold" or "colic carry" & know that all the grunting & straining will cease as the smooth muscle of the gut develops normal peristalsis, coordinated movement. ...Read more
Mondeslor is used to treat allergies. It is an active metabolite of Loratadine (Claritin).
Like many other meds there are many potential side effects.
Most common side effects are headache, sleepiness, nervousness, wheezing, fatigue. This is among other less common side effects. This medication overall is well-tolerated.
It should be used in caution in elderly ...Read more
Symptoms, correct?: It is very easy to overlook the subtle mental and movement changes that warn of Wilson's. The elevated liver enzymes, possible Fanconi syndrome revealed on urinalysis, and/or the low-grade hemolysis cause no symptoms. By the time the KF rings are visible in the eye, the disease is advanced. Have a high index of suspicion. ...Read more