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What are the risks associated with amniocentesis?

What are the risks associated with amniocentesis?

Serious, infrequent: Amniocentesis involves inserting a long needle through the mom's abdominal wall, uterus, amniotic sac to obtain fluid. Risks include bleeding, infection, leaking of amniotic fluid, nicking placenta or cord or fetus, pregnancy loss. Those are minimized if expert performs ultrasound while experienced md inserts needle because there are risks, couple should weigh those against benefits of amnio info. ...Read more

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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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What are the risks associated with vbacs?

What are the risks associated with vbacs?

Uterine rupture: There is a small but extremely serious risk of uterine rupture (the incision on the uterus opening). This is why it is recommended that women vbac in hospitals where there is 24 hour a day in-house capablities to perform an emergency c-section rapidly. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with c-sections?

What are the risks associated with c-sections?

Generally low risk: In general the chance of any complication is low. The risks during the surgery are infection, bleeding, anesthetic complication, injury to the uterus, bladder or other internal organs. The risk for future pregnancies include scar tissue formation, uterine rupture during labor and placenta accrete (where the placenta grows into the outer muscular layer of the uterus). ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with immunodeficiency?

What are the risks associated with immunodeficiency?

Infections and : Tumors. Immune deficiency makes a person susceptible to various infections by bacterial, viruses, fungi etc that can affect any organ system. Patients with immune deficiency are also at risk for tumors such as kaposi sarcoma, lymphoma and skin cancers. Ironically immune deficiency may also contribute to auto-immune diseases. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with an abortion?

What are the risks associated with an abortion?

Surgical Abortion: Risks include injury to the cervix/uterus, infection of the uterus/ fallopian tubes, uterine scarring or perforation, retained tissue, hemorrhage & adverse reaction to anesthesia. See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002912.htm ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a paracentesis?

What risks and complications are associated with a paracentesis?

Paracentesis Risks: In experienced hands paracentesis is a safe procedure. The most common risks are infection and excessive bleeding. There is also the possibility of the fluid reaccumulating and requiring additional treatments. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with miscarriage?

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What are the complications associated with miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Bleeding, pain/cramping lower abdomen, signs of pregnancy no longer there (such as nausea or breast swelling/tenderness). ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with acupuncture?

What are the risks associated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture is safe.: Potential side effects from acupuncture include: bleeding (bleeding disorder or use of anticoagulants), infection (in immunocompromised person), pneumothorax, organ puncture, ^ in pain, exhaustion (needles kept in too long), lightheadedness, bruising, trauma to nerve. Acupuncture is an extremely safe form of medical treatment. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with an arthroscopy?

What are the risks associated with an arthroscopy?

Minimal: The most common risk factor sited for arthroscopy are infection, bleeding, and damage to veins, arteries, or nerves. Other risks include acute swelling, and incision pain. All of these risks are relatively rare and occur at a less than 1% frequency. ...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 associated with delivering multiples?

What are the complications associated with delivering multiples?

Preterm labor: Although the idea of twins or triplets sounds fun and challenging, the truth is, most multiple pregnancies are complicated by premature labors, hospitalizations, c-section for delivery, and even a higher risk of losing all the pregnancies due to a first or second trimester miscarriage. ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a vitrectomy?

What risks and complications are associated with a vitrectomy?

Serious risks: Vitrectomy is a surgical eye procedure that is usually done to repair a retinal tear or detachment or remove a membrane growing on the retina. Virtually everyone having a vitrectomy will get a cataract within 2 years. There is also a risk for further retinal damage or swelling that could seriously diminish vision. Carefully performed vitrectomy for correct reasons can restore damaged vision. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with organ donation?

What are  the risks associated with organ donation?

Yes: If you are not interested in being an organ donor while you are alive or after you have passed, make your feelings known to your family and next of kin. In the United States your organs will not be removed without your permission if you are alive, or without permission from your next of kin if you have died. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

Probably none: Unlike hepatic adenomas, the risk of pregnany related increase in size and associated bleeding is minimal to none. ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a trabeculoplasty?

What risks and complications are associated with a trabeculoplasty?

Trab: risk=It may not work.works about 75% .side effects= Increase in eye pressure,usually of short duration and controled by drops give at time of procedure. Inflammation usually of short duration and controled with drops if necessary. Either can cause slight blur and slight pain. Usually the procedure is very benign. ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a hemigastrectomy?

Specify which type: What type do you have questions about ?? They are classified according to their enteric anastamosis and each have their own set of problems (ie, Bilroth I, Bilroth II or Roux en Y). ...Read more