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What are the chances of getting the flu after having the flu shot?

What are the chances of getting the flu after having the flu shot?

Much less Likely: It is a physical impossibility to get the flu from the shot. Is the shot 100% effective to preventing getting the flu naturally-no. But your odds go way down. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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What are the negatives, if any, of getting the flu vaccine?

What are the negatives, if any, of getting the flu vaccine?

Hardly any: Flu vaccine is very safe. Vast majority of people will have nothing worse than a slightly sore upper arm. Even if you get the flu later in the season it's likely to be mild. It's recommended for nearly everyone.Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot because they are more susceptible to complications including death. People who have chronic conditions should get it too. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting GBS from the flu?

What are the odds of getting GBS from the flu?

What is GBS?: Is that Global Positioning System?! Use of Abbreviations in Medicine is discouraged to avoid misunderstanding (not a cool thing as some people think) ...Read more

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What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

Flu shots are GOOD.: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting german measles(rubella) after the MMR jab?

What are the chances of getting german measles(rubella) after the MMR jab?

None except rash : 5% of patients may get slight rashand mild fever as a reaction to this live attenuated vaccine 10 to 12 days after the vaccination, but it is not rubella. ...Read more

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I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

It's possible: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining the airways, allowing for a stapylococcal (classically) or other bacteria to infect the lungs. These can be fairly severe processes and may require hospitalization or even ICU care. However this is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having the bird flu virus?

What are the risks of having the bird flu virus?

Worse flu: Generally people infected with avian flu have a rockier course than routine seasonal flu - however, even season flu can be life threatening. Avian flu outbreaks (which are usually start amongst people in repeated close contact with infected birds) are rare and thus far have been well contained to prevent a lot of person to person spread. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting the episiotomy, afraid of being sore?

What are the chances of getting the episiotomy, afraid of being sore?

Please understand...: That the current trend in obstetrics (according to my colleagues) is not to do surgical episiotomies, as there is a great deal of evidence that healing is better if the posterior birth canal is allowed to tear naturally. However, this tearing often requires repair with sutures by the obstetrician. You will be given pain medication either with or without an episiotomy. Ask your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the complications of Flu shot?

What are the complications of Flu shot?

Side effects and...: Flu shots often cause side effects like muscle/ joint aches, fever,headaches,fatigue and irritability and rarely Guillan-Barre syndrome which causes paralysis (see https://www.drugs.com/pro/fluarix.html). While you can't get flu directly from it,flu shots appear to lower immunity to other viruses including 4.4x risk of viruses that cause sinusitis,colds and bronchitis! https://tinyurl.com/jjmqtvp ...Read more

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What are the after symptoms of getting your gallbladder taken out?

What are the after symptoms of getting your gallbladder taken out?

DIETARY FREEDOM: There is no lifetime physiologic consequence to having your gallbladder removed. We allow our patients to resume fatty food intake almost immediately. Some patients (@10% of men, 30% women) will have urgency, which is the urgent need to have a bm after a meal. This is self-limited in most cases, but if persists longer than desired it can be stopped with Imodium (loperamide) ad. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my children getting chickenpox after being exposed, and they have all had the vaccine?

What are the chances of my children getting chickenpox after being exposed, and they have all had the vaccine?

Chicken pox after va: Chicken ox after varicella vaccine can happen rarely if the vaccine was not stored at the proper temperature due to some reason breakthrough infection caused by wild type varicella virus but even if you get the disease it is quite mild. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of having bird flu?

What are the first signs of having bird flu?

Respiratory symptoms: But, according to the world health organization, there have been fewer than 600 confirmed cases world-wide since 2003. The vast majority have occurred in people who have handled dead, infected birds (poultry). It is not thought at this time that it is transmitted between people. Respiratory symptoms are unlikely to be bird flu unless you have had a significant exposure. ...Read more

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What's the point of getting the flu shot if there hasn't been a flu outbreak the past 2 years?

What's the point of getting the flu shot if there hasn't been a flu outbreak the past 2 years?

U a gambler?: Preventive care, whether its a regular checkup or a flu shot is a simple bet. You decide not to risk a poorly timed bad illness/condition/flu by seeking vaccine or early detection at your convenience. I don't know ? U live but flu was bad here last year & at any one time several strains are circling the globe thanks to asymptomatic carriers & international flights.Skip if u want, i get one yearly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant after a cryoablation?

What are the chances of getting pregnant after a cryoablation?

It is possible.: Endometrial ablation does not reliably prevent pregnancy. Any pregnancy after an ablation would be very high risk and should be avoided. See your doctor to discuss reliable contraception including sterilization. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting bronchitis after already getting it?

What are the chances of getting bronchitis after already getting it?

same chance: Once you have had bronchitis, it does not meant that you will not get again.It is depends on your immune status , your environment, your exposure as well. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of getting the flu vaccine twice?

What are possible side effects of getting the flu vaccine twice?

No Risk, No Benefit: You may have localized swelling and pain at the injection site if you take a Flu shot twice, and I am sure your wallet will feel the loss of the co-pay for two shots -otherwise, you will be fine. Is there any particular reason you wish to take the Flu shot twice? Studies have not shown that additional doses within a 6 month period are helpful. Talk to your Doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious after the stomach flu?

For what length of time are you contagious after the stomach flu?

Variable.: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more