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What are the possible complications of living with a tracheostomy?

What are the possible complications of living with a tracheostomy?

Many: The tracheostomy can have many problems, they can fall out, have granulumos, get infected, erode the airway cartilage, etc. But, if cared for appropriately by the patient and placed appropriately by the surgeon, they are very easy to handle. If one needs one they shouldnt let the potential problems dissuade them. They are live saving. ...Read more

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Dr. James Sidman
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Tracheostomy (Definition)

A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an alternate airway by making an opening ...Read more


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What are the possible complications of a colonoscopy?

What are the possible complications of a colonoscopy?

Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of a sigmoidoscopy?

What are the possible complications of a sigmoidoscopy?

Complications: rare: Sigmoidoscopy is a very commonly done procedure with rare significant complications. Mild bleeding can occur in patients with hemorrhoids. Perforation of the colon wall can occur in less than 1/1000 patients, usually only in those with some type of pre-existing abnormality such as diverticulosis. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

Former preemie?: The great majority of women born as preemies can have normal pregnancies. Short-gut syndrome after necrotizing enterocolitis makes it hard for a pregnant woman to get enough nutrition (she has trouble absorbing the necessary vitamins, nutrients, calories) for herself, but she also has nourish her unborn baby - sounds like a problem in the making. The nutritional deficiencies can be bad for a baby. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

Vomiting, Scar: As any surgical procedure, complications can occur. Post operative vomiting is the most common issue. Surgical case fatality runs 1-5/1000 while doing nothing runs much higher. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a spermatocelectomy?

What are the complications of a spermatocelectomy?

Blockage of ductus: epididymis which could block passage of sperm from testis on that side, slight risk of post-operative hemorrhage or infection. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

Menopause: Removing only the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not be able to get pregnant naturally. Removing the ovaries together with the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not produce sex hormones any more and therefore will go into menopause. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

Infection bleeding: Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications. Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the possible outcomes of a breast infection?

What are the possible outcomes of a breast infection?

Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a newborn with sepsis surviving?

What are the chances of a newborn with sepsis surviving?

Excellent: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment have improved outcomes for septic babies. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having a parotidectomy?

What are the complications of having a parotidectomy?

Several: In experienced hands, the complication rate is low. They include facial weakness or paralysis, sweating from the cheek when eating, earlobe numbness, blood collection (hematoma), and collection of saliva under the skin (salivary fistula or sialocele). ...Read more

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What are possible complications of having a tracheostomy tube?

What are possible complications of having a tracheostomy tube?

Infection / bleeding: Tracheostomy tubes are not suggested without a very good reason (usually because the patient cannot breathe without a machine and won't recover that ability for some time). Like all artificial openings into the body, they can let germs in resulting in infection of the tube site or of the lungs. Very rarely, the tube can rub a hole into the neck blood vessels and major bleeding can result. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a bronchoscopy? Is there a danger my lung can get punctured?

What are the risks of a bronchoscopy? Is there a danger my lung can get punctured?

Yes: your lung can be punctured, especially if biopsies are taken. Other risks would include bleeding and your oxygen dropping. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of an abdominoplasty?

What are the possible complications of an abdominoplasty?

Relatively low: Loss of skin at the lower end of the flap and infection more common in diabetics and smokers plus others with metabolic disease. "dog ears" are not a complication. Pts cause complications by wearing jeans or other too-tight waist band cloths too soon. ...Read more

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What are the most common risks and complications of an osteotomy? What kinds of complications can happen with osteotomy? .

Talk to doctor: The most severe complication is non-healing of the osteotomy, but this is rare. Slippage of the fixation, swelling, pain, infection. ...Read more

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What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

Minimal: Open heart surgical repair of an ASD carries the most risk at the time of surgery, due to anesthesia. Long term a few patients will develop an atrial arrhythmia; most are perfectly fine. ...Read more

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In an adenoidectomy of a child what are the possibilities of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

In an adenoidectomy of a child what are the possibilities of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

Near to zero: Although it is theoretically possible in the case of unsuspected bleeding disorders or really botched surgery, in my 26 years of ENT i've never heard of a case. ...Read more

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