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What are the risk factors or side effects of the gamma knife surgery?

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 more

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I'm young and single and considering egg freezing. What does the procedure involve? What are side effects of the procedure?

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

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Any of you know the risks of the gamma knife surgery?

Let me help: The primary risk is delayed radiation injury, which typically occurs 3 months or more after treatment as radiation necrosis in the white matter. The incidence of complications is low and more detailed information is included with the studies related to specific sites. ...Read more

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What are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele? What are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?

What are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele?

What are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?

See below: Short term risk is post-operative pain, swelling, hematoma formation or recurrent hydrocele. Infection is rare unless a hematoma develops. Damage to adjacent structures such as the testis itself, the vas or epididymis are uncommon long term risks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of secondary cataract laser surgery?

What are the side effects of secondary cataract laser surgery?

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 more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

Retinopathy , catara: The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given. Cataracts are common also. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?

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

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What are the risks of concaving under radiation treatment?

What are the risks of concaving under radiation treatment?

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

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What are the risks associated with Gamma Knife treatment?

What are the risks associated with Gamma Knife treatment?

Gamma Knife: Risks to gamma knife are the following: Pain to the head frame pin site Swelling of the brain Headaches Hair loss near treated area Seizures Weakness ...Read more

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What are the side effects of breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

What are the side effects of breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

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

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Surgical incision into the thalamus, what are the risks of doing this?

Surgical incision into the thalamus, what are the risks of doing this?

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

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What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

Short list.: Side effects include decreased saliva production, throat irritation and soreness with some discomfort on swallowing. Possible hoarse voice from vocal cord inflammation. These are from an oncologist's point of view; for more information contact your radiation therapist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

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 more

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What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?

Treatment for what?: More information needed. Maybe the first part of the question was accidentally deleted. Please write back and state the disease or disorder you are worried about. ...Read more

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What are the nutrition side effects of pancreatectomy?

What are the nutrition side effects of pancreatectomy?

Need replacement: After total panceratectomy will need replacement of Insulin and some times enzymes , even with partial may need.In some cases. ...Read more

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What are side effects from the embolization procedure?

What are side effects from the embolization procedure?

Where?: In order to answer this question accurately one would need to know what is being embolized. Risks for embolizing major arteries in the pelvis after trauma are different from embolizing fibroids in the uterus for example. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

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 more

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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

Many: Some of the more common side effects from radiation is hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight loss. It is usually well tolerated although during therapy, you must expect the fatigue and exhaustion associated with radiation therapy. ...Read more

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