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What are the pros and cons to circumcision?

What are the pros and cons to circumcision?

More pros than cons: The cons are obvious. In babies, it's a minor, uncomfortable surgical procedure, though better with anesthesia they use now. Pros are a much decreased risk of urinary tract infection, closure of the foreskin around the tip causing obstruction, and skin cancers of the foreskin, which are something of an issue. Plus a much lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


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What are the pros and cons of circumcision?

What are the pros and cons of circumcision?

Not needed if...: Circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their perfect little newborn. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of masturbating?

What are the pros and cons of masturbating?

Part of growing up: All young men and the large majority of young women enjoy their bodies in this way. You learn about your mind and body in preparation for adult roles. You stay comfortable and able to focus on other things you need to do. Nobody gets sick or pregnant. If your are obsessed with erotica so that you're missing things you need to do, get with your physician -- this is fixable. Talked with parent? ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a tracheotomy?

What are the pros and cons of a tracheotomy?

Mostly pros: The pros of a trach are that you can breath! it is much more comfortable than having a breathing tube through the mouth or nose. It takes some getting used to. More secretions with a trach, and caregivers need to be trained to care for it. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of pacifiers?

What are the pros and cons of pacifiers?

Few if any cons: In general infants are pacified by sucking and a pacifier can really help infants that are calmed by sucking, in my experience pacifiers rarely interfere with breast feeding and since they can easily be removed when needed are preferable to sucking on fingers/thumbs. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

What are the pros and cons of vaccinations?

Risk/benefit: The basic risk of immunization is negligible. Vaccine haters have come up with a new scare issue every decade or so only to be refuted by scientific data, most of which they never accept. The benefit is the avoidance of illness, injury or death.Ben franklin was once a vaccine hater, but in his later writings changed, sad over the preventable loss of a son to smallpox. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons to getting an epidural versus going all natural?

What are the pros and cons to getting an epidural versus going all natural?

My view: The epidural steroid during labor and delivery may mitigate some of the pain, but may not necessarily work well. The absence of the injection, and going natural would not be negative if you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the pros and cons of getting lipo?

Please explain what are the pros and cons of getting lipo?

Assume Liposuction : If you are a good candidate for the liposuction > the fat is reduced and if there is also loose skin, varying amount of skin tightening takes place. Side effects or complications can be infection, unsatisfactory results, loose skin, hard lumpy areas, unevenness, collections of blood etc good part of the surgical swelling is gone in 3-4 weeks, but, it takes 4-6 months for all the swelling to go. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of prophylactics?

What are the pros and cons of prophylactics?

Condom?: You can check this article and form your own opinion on the matter: http://www.Womansday.Com/health-fitness/the-pros-cons-of-popular-birth-control-methods-109541. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons to donating my kidney?

What are the pros and cons to donating my kidney?

Many things: Cons include increased risk of hypertension and long-term kidney problems. These risks are low for appropriately screened donors. Pros include giving someone a new life. While dialysis beats the alternative, it cannot offer the quality of life of a transplanted organ. This warm fuzzy feeling inspires hundreds to donate each year, a feeling magnified when the organ goes to a loved one. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of yoga?

What are the pros and cons of yoga?

Yoga: Yoga is NOT some heroic Postures! Yoga is NOT just heavy duty Exercises to lose weight. Yoga is to be deeply aware of PRANA- Breath of Life! Yoga includes Meditation to focus on your innerself , feel Peace, and work towards becoming one with the . universe. Asanas(Postures) are important for tone and flexibility. Do only those which you can do and which will not cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of soymilk?

What are the pros and cons of soymilk?

See details: The big advantage is that soymilk is derived from a plant and not an animal. Soymilk is not really milk but a beverage made from soybeans. Therefore it is not a source of calcium. Soymilk contains substances that may reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of IVF?

What are the pros and cons of IVF?

Main benefit is that: it overcomes most infertility issues and has the best chance of success. Main downside is the potential cost if your insurance does not cover it. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of hypnobirthing compared to using an epidural?

What are the pros and cons of hypnobirthing compared to using an epidural?

Either is fine: An epidural steroid may or may not be effective, and a difficult injection could lead to a spinal headache. Do NOT see much downside to hypnotherapy other than that too might not work well. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of lasik surgery?

What are the pros and cons of lasik surgery?

LASIK answer: Lasik is a very effective procedure for reducing the need for contact lenses and/or glasses. However, as with any procedure, there are risks with lasik, including infection and inflammation (among others). On the other hand, contact lenses also have risks of infection and inflammation. Please consult your own doctor to determine whether or not lasik is an appropriate procedure for you. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the pros and cons of smoking pot?

Please explain what are the pros and cons of smoking pot?

Con's - it may cause: Anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. Pro- it can help with symptoms of particular medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of minor anorectal surgery?

What are the pros and cons of minor anorectal surgery?

Anorectal surgery is: Anorectal surgery is sometime necessary while at another time non-surgical procedure is a better way to go. No matter how big or how small the procedure is there is always a small risk of complication. Most procedures done by a colorectal surgeon exposes one to a small risk. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of anorexia?

What are the pros and cons of anorexia?

Infinite Cons: Cons: all sorts of them, including (a) malnutrition, failure of heart, brain & other organs, premature death; (b) you live a life of fear in which you view food as your enemy; (c) you let others' & your own harsh judgments of your weight/body rule your life. You would not even think of starving your pet & yet you starve yourself. Pros: none. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons to circumcision?

More pros than cons: The cons are obvious. In babies, it's a minor, uncomfortable surgical procedure, though better with anesthesia they use now. Pros are a much decreased risk of urinary tract infection, closure of the foreskin around the tip causing obstruction, and skin cancers of the foreskin, which are something of an issue. Plus a much lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of circumcision?

Not needed if...: Circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their perfect little newborn. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of circumcision at 21?

What are pros and cons of circumcision at 21?

Minor benefits: There are minor potential health benefits to circumcision, unless you need one for medical reasons. It would be painful to have the surgery at your age. Discuss the pros/cons w/ a good urologist. ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons on newborn circumcision & is the baby in any type of pain while this is being done.

What are the pros & cons on newborn circumcision & is the baby in any type of pain while this is being done.

Personal choice: I think if it is going to be done it should be done in the newborn period with a local anesthetic. The infants often sleep through the procedure, it heals within a week and rare if any problems are encountered. Older kids or adults need a general anesthesia, sutures and slower healing. No= more uti's starting under a month of age, higher risk of std, entrapped glans. ...Read more

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What is a cervical conization?

What is a cervical conization?

Remove precancerous: Cervical conization is a surgery to remove a section of the cervix when there are pre-cancerous cells. This can usually be done in the office, and recovery is not too uncomfortable. Extra repeat pap smears should still be done to make sure all pre-cancerous cells are gone and don't return. Can still have kids after, but cervix can be weak or scarred, so will need special attention when pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I still conceive after conization?

Can I still conceive after conization?

Yes: Yes. It may be more difficult if there is extensive scarring at the cervical site. ...Read more

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Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Yes always: But may or may not be significant hopefully you are just getting a leep and not a cold knife cone which is worse. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cervical conization?

What can I expect from cervical conization?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Discuss with doctor : Cold knife conization is a procedure in which a cone shaped biopsy of the cervix is removed to treat cervical dysplasia. No overnight stay is required unless complications arise. You will be put under general anesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes. Your total recovery time varies from 1-2 weeks. The cervix, however, usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

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Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Not to worry: Crampy pain during procedure if you're not under anesthesia, some bleeding after, like a period. Your doctor should also provide instructions and information in the post procedure paperwork. ...Read more

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What is a leep conization and who in nyc would be best to get a second opinion?

What is a leep conization and who in nyc would be best to get a second opinion?

Cervix biopsy: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (leep) is a low risk way of removing dysplastic (precancerous) cells/tissue from the cervix. It's an office procedure with local anesthesia to treat high grade (cin ii or iii, cis, or hgsil) lesions seen on colposcopy. A second opinion from any gyn or gyn onc would be appropriate if needed. Your doc should be able to give you all the information you need. ...Read more

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Having hpv 16&58 had cold knife conization 2 weeks ago due to HGSIL. Waiting for pathology results. Your advice for boosting immunity. I don't smoke.

Having hpv 16&58 had cold knife conization 2 weeks ago due to HGSIL. Waiting for pathology results. Your advice for boosting immunity. I don't smoke.

Too late for vaccine: At age 45 + the presence of HGSIL already, it is too late to be immunized with the HPV vaccine which is recommended for ages 11 and up for both boys and girls. After the coniization, you will need regular follow up care with your GYN to avoid recurrences and Rx if you do have them. By the way, be very careful about future sex partners by screening them carefully pre event. ...Read more

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Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. ...Read more

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Anyone who has has cervical conization done have a fullterm baby?

Pregnancy: Many women who have had cervical cones have had healthy term infants. You should have close evaluation of the length of the cervix early in 2nd trimester to determine if cervical insufficiency (weakening/shortening) has occurred. If so there are treatments available to extend your pregnancy if intervention is early. ...Read more

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I had a Pap smear and it came back with Pap 4a conization. (German results) I also have HPV. How scared should I be?

I had a Pap smear and it came back with Pap 4a conization. (German results) I also have HPV. How scared should I be?

Pap and HPV: HPV associated with an abnormal pap smear is obviously a greater concern then one without HPV due to certain HPV strains ( 16 & 18) going forward to cervical cancer. However, until colposcopically directed biopsies are done confirming the need for some form of treatment, it would be wise to leave scared for Halloween last week. ...Read more

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I have recently had a cervical conization. I am also 6weeks pregnant. I have had the hugest headache since. Any help?

Not connected: The headaches may not be related to the cervical conization but something else that the GYN MD who did the procedure can address when you see him/her. ...Read more

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Cervical conization while pregnant - do doctors do that, or is it dangerous?

Cervical conization while pregnant - do doctors do that, or is it dangerous?

Rarely: One would need to have advanced cervical dysplasia with the worry of possible invasive cervical cancer to warrant a conization during pregnancy. Complications would include excessive bleeding, infection, and loss of enough cervical tissue to risk preterm labor. In 30 years I have done two of these and none in the past 15 years. ...Read more

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Circumcised (Definition)

Surgical removal ...Read more