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What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Laser Lithotripsy For Kidney Stone Removal
Almost nothing: There is no significant effects to having the gall bladder removed. You need no special diet once the gall bladder is gone. There is no truth to the stories about chronic diarrhea or food intolerance. There may be short term bowel urgency in some people.There is a remote possibility of bile stone formation in the native bile duct many years later, but it is quite rare. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Not a cancer risk: Anyone can do a bad study to "show" that anything causes any cancer, just based on how people answer questions. The things that actually do this and hold up either mutate genes (which lasering a follicle won't do) or result in prolonged hyperproliferation of cells (same). Don't worry about this. Laser hair removal is a huge help for many people. Best wishes. ...Read more
Maybe none: Gallbladder removal surgery, for the proper condition of gallstone disease, may have no side effects. Most patients are fully normal & can eat normally after surgery recovery. Some patients may have fatty food intolerance & diarrhea. Removing a normal gallbladder may cause many digestive problems though. ...Read more
Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...Read more
Depends : A partial nephrectomy is becoming the new standard of care for tumors that can be manage this way. Patients on the long run do better and minimize their risk of developing kidney disease as they age. Partial nephrectomy is challenging & has the potential for more complications than a nephrectomy. Risks include bleeding, urine leaks, loss of function on that kidney, tumor recurrence to name few. ...Read more
No more dialysis: This is a very general question. If the new kidney is functioning well most recipients are able to return to pre-illness levels of activity. Many adults return to full time work and school. They no longer do dialysis, but must take a number of new drugs that prevent rejection. They need to continue lifelong follow-uup by their transplant team. ...Read more
Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitamin d while hyperparathyroid, and this will need to be corrected after the surgery. Infrequent complications could include hoarseness, permanent low calcium and parathyroid levels, or hypothyroidism, in the rare case where the thyroid is taken out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know of none: The blogs are full of people with transplants who've been warned not to get inked, but a search of the nih database shows not a single study or case report about any danger. You want to be inked by somebody who's professional, who shows you the safety procedures. The usual rules -- no ink until you're 30, and only if you've wanted exactly the same tat though the past five years. ...Read more
If laparoscopic: Minimal scars, same day discharge or at most one day hospital stay, one week recuperation at home, if you are asking about physical effects. But if you let it go and open surgery becomes necessary, then none of this will apply. ...Read more
Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any long term side-effects to laser hair removal? (other than the promise of no more waxing?!) :) cancer/tumour etc?
Actually, no.: Since laser hair removal uses non-ionizing energy, there is no cancer-inducing radiation, and the actual laser light penetrates no more than a couple of millimeters at hair removal wavelengths. Multiple sessions are necessary since hair follicles are susceptible only in specific growth phases. Hair and a few sebaceous glands are gone, but no problem unless too much energy=burn or blister. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon size : Stones 5mm in diameter or smaller can be passed spontaneously in urine. Drink copiously & may need tamsulosin to dilate ureter. Stone stuck in ureter can be removed ureteroscopoically by laser lithotripsy. Up to 1.5cmtreated with eswl (extra-corporal lithotripsy). Staghorn or large stones removed by pcnl via tube through flank into kidney. Metabolic work-up may find cause to be prevented in future. ...Read more
Hey , what is the side effect of primobolan , is there any effect on the kidney or for long term ?
Not kidney: But lots of other side effects. It has effects like causing acne, and those things associated with male hormones( masculinization on women and period problems) , lowered testosterone such that you have to take testosterone stimulating drugs after or you will have problems, possible increased estrogen , and liver toxicity after a long time. It is not a good thing to take steroid performance enhanci. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye doctors, what are your opinion about eye laser surgery in terms of safety and long term side effects?
Generally safe: Lasik surgery has a very good safety profile. The major long term complication is some degree of dryness of the eyes. The power can change over the years (we call that regression), and that can commonly be improved with more lasik (we call that enhancement). If your eyes meet the criteria for the lasik surgeon, then don/t worry. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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