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What Are The Risk Factors Or Side Effects Of The Gamma Knife Surgery
Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from stablizing pin insertion. Other less common side effects include nausea, vomitting, skin rash, some hair loss, brain swelling or necrosis in the treated area. Seizure risk and hearing or visual changes are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm young and single and considering egg freezing. What does the procedure involve? What are side effects of the procedure?
Mostly money.: The process of egg freezing is complex & expensive. Most insurance companies cover it only in specific medical situations. In addition to the cost of collection and freezing, there's the on-going cost of preservation. Side effects include overstimulation of ovaries, bleeding, cramping & infection. While egg freezing isn't experimental, it's not a standard procedure for healthy young women. ...Read more
What are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele?
What are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?
There are a few: Yag laser capsulotomy is done when a person develops opacification of the posterior capsule following cataract surgery. The procedure of opening the capsule is done to improve the vision. Side effects are not common, but include inflammation, retinal detachment and cystoid macular edema, together with transient elevation of intra-ocular pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is facial rejuvenation safe? What are the biggest risk factors when it comes to facial rejuvenation? Aside from the dangers of surgery, what other kinds of side effects are possible post-procedure? Have the chemicals or instruments used to perform these p
What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?
Surgical vs psycholo: Obviously there is risk of surgical complications such as bleeding/blood clot, infections etc..From the surgery, but there is a pyschological component to this..Most likely the ovaries will be left alone, so hormone-wise u will be ok, but u will not be able to have(any more) children. This is probably the biggest concern espcially if u have not had children. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Radiation & pregnant: The risks of exposure to radiation during pregnancy depend on how far along you are and the amount of exposure the baby has. The earlier exposure and the greater amount of radiation can cause miscarriage or birth defects. You should discuss with your doctor if you think you might be pregnant and if not, discuss if becoming pregnant is advisable at this time. ...Read more
Not too many: Surgery with breast sparing and radiation is a very common procedure for small early breast cancers. There will some minor surgical scar, and some women experience temporary breast skin redness or breast swelling with the radiation treatments. It is a very successful treatment in early cancers and avoids complete mastectomy surgery. ...Read more
Speak w neurosurgeon: There are very few indications for operative resection of thalamic lesions, since they are uncommon. Most of the experience have been in children with thalamic tumors. Each case must be individualized, there are several approaches to these lesions. The complications (morbidity) is significant and include visual field defects and hydrocephalus. Then the underlying cancer causes mortality. ...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
Everything: From infection, poor / non healing, incision / repair breakdown to higher risk of cardiopulmonary complications are all reported with tobacco use. However, good outcomes are also noted with patients who quit tobacco use before surgery and do not resume smoking till their healing is complete. If you can't or don't want to quit for good - at least take a break around the time of your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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