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What Are The Risks Associated With Oral Sex And How Large Are They
When transitioning FTM what health risks are there with the testosterone injections and stuff? How can these risks be reduced and how common are they?
FTM: I do see patients with gender identity change from time to time but I will never see them as a patient unless they have been referred by a Psychologist. Once that is settled FTM is straightforward, recognizing that the change won't happen overnight. ...Read more
What are the drawbacks of anal sex and oral sex during pregnancy and when not pregnant are there any harm which can cause probs because of oral sex?
Ref surgery risks: Risks for refractive surgery range from inadequate to over correction of error to visually debilitating consequences. I believe the best way to avoid these is to seek an expereinced and dedicated surgeon who performs more than one technique so the surgery is customized to your eyes and not limited to their abilities. No " one size fits all". ...Read more
Decreased vision...: ... Glare, need for increased lighting are the most common symptoms of cataracts. A cataract is the natural clouding of the lens in the eye. The only treatment available is removing the clouded lens material and replacing it with a lens implant. This implant will not cloud up, and cataracts will not develop again after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some possible complications associated with cranioplasty surgery? What are the complications or risks that I should prepare myself for that are associated with a cranioplasty?
Need Thorough Eval: The most important part of the process is the screening. A thorough evaluation is done to make sure you are a good candidate. Most common risk is dry eye, glare, halos which usually lasts a few weeks to months. Some risk for infection and inflammation that can be treated. Risk for requiring an enhancement if your prescription is not fully treated. Rare risk of ectasia ( warping of the cornea). ...Read more
What are the risks of General Anesthetic? IE: why do they often avoid? Is there a risk of heart failure? My heart tests are all good and strong.
How can someone know if they are feeling some of the many strong and unwanted side effects of 2 BP medications or actually having stroke symtoms?
Get this fixed: There are numerous anti-hypertensive medications, and you may have to try several prior to finding some you feel comfortable with. You need to work closely with your doctor, and if he/she cannot provide satisfaction, find new physician. You need to control BP to prevent stroke, and some symptoms maybe confusing, but be proactive, and get things appropriate. ...Read more
What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen?
The : The most common "complication" associated with fat transfer is not truly a complication... The take a fat that had been transferred is highly variable. Estimates on the fat that will actually persist and stay behind range anywhere from 30-70 %... Patients are often concerned that the fat will be "lumpy" in the right hands of a well trained board certified plastic surgeon I have not found thus to be the case. Best of luck. Best of luck to you... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the two types of catatonia schizophrenia and what are are the the symptoms of both, also can you have both types or just one?
Rare in general: Now, it is officially a symptom, but most drs still think of it as a subtype. The polar features of waxy statue-like stillness and unusual posturing vs the uncontrolled excessive motor activity that in the highest degree can be life threatening. They would not be concurrent, but i suppose it could be possible to have episodes of both kinds. It is all quite rare. Think "expressing: not "having". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many of the people with anemia are treatable, and how many are just born that way and untreatable? 50%/50%?
Majority treatable: There are a lot of causes of anemia- the most common are perhaps blood loss, decrease production- due to iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, anemia of chronic disease - these are treatable minority cases such as hereditary anemia- such as diamond blackfan syndrome, fanconi's anemia, cooley anemia-much harder to treat-supportive tx only and bone marrow transplant to treat if possible. ...Read more
What are the consequences for patients with brain cancer when they are treated with chemotherapy?
Few: Unfortunately few medications cross the blood brain barrier, so brain tumors are predominately treated with surgery and radiation therapy. The chemotheraputic agents we do use, temodar, (temozolomide) avastin, and the nitrosoureas typically are well tolerated and don't cause long term toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: Main risks are blood clots in the leg or lung and stroke. All very very uncommon. Main benefits are good, safe, reliable contraception, shorter/lighter periods, less pms and cramping, regular menses, reduced ovary and uterine cancer, less anemia. ....Overall benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between hemmorhoids and colon cancer? Even though the symptoms are very similar, what are the major differences?
Can be difficult: GREAT question although if we are talking about you it would be very unusual for a 19 yo to have colorectal cancer. The point is it really is almost impossible to know for sure and therefore everyone who has rectal bleeding or a change in bowel habits should see a provider even though the most common cause of both of these is not cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the main causes of breast cancer? So my girlfriend can avoid them. Or is it one of those random cancers and not an acquired cancer?
10% are congenital: While 10% of breast cancers are congential, at least 90% are acquired, the major factor related to the MMTV virus. The long terminal repeat of the virus enters the Wnt1 gene within ductal mucosa causing overexpression of B-catenin and transformation of the cell to Ca. This holds true for lymphocytes and prostate tissue having the Wnt -1 gene and a high level of association with Br Ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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