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What are the risks in having an operation done when you have copd?

Depends: It depends on how bad the COPD is and where the proposed surgery is. For example, COPD significantly raises the risk for surgery that will remove part of your lung or that involves the chest or upper abdomen but only mildly increases the risks for surgery away from the chest (i.e. Knee surgery). This is something that should be discussed with a doctor who knows your COPD severity and other risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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When having both ipf and copd, what are the risks of 30% lung function?

When having both ipf and copd, what are the risks of 30% lung function?

High risk: You probably referring to pft test for fvc, fev1 - which correspond to severe disease. You have increased risk of progressive worsening of lung function, pulmonary hypertension, low oxygen level with need for supplemental one, right sided heart failure, episodic exacerbation, increased risk of pulmonary infections, worsening nutritional status - cachexia, cardiac arrhythmia ( atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking prednisone and albutoral when you have copd?

What are the risks of taking prednisone and albutoral when you have copd?

Prednisone copd: Prednisone if used short term for acute exacerbations of COPD does not have too many harmful effects except it raises blood sugar and can cause gastritis and sometime bleeding from stomach.But long term use of predniosone can caue osteporosis, supresson of adrenals, weight gain, cushing syndrome, gastric bleeding and ulcer.Albuterol is short acting and safe, too much can cause low level of pattasium. ...Read more

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If done correctly without any mistakes, what are the risks of the 'bright ocular' surgery (http://www.Brightocular.Com/)? Thank you.

If done correctly without any mistakes, what are the risks of the 'bright ocular' surgery (http://www.Brightocular.Com/)? Thank you.

New procedure: Iris implants in general have risks: glaucoma, iritis, iris atrophy. The manufacturers claim to have overcome these problems. Time will tell. Unable to find any good objective data yet. The company is taking money from test subjects who pay and using it to test the implant on poor patients with aniridia or iris trauma, so there should be data available soon. I advise you to wait. ...Read more

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Does having COPD increase the risk during an operation with the use of general anesthetics?

Does having COPD increase the risk during an operation with the use of general anesthetics?

Yes: This depends upon the severity of copd, the type and length of planned surgery, any co-existing medical problems (heart, kidney, cerebral) or chronic effects from the spectrum of medications being taken, and the type(s) of general anesthesia undertaken. ...Read more

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What are the risks of undergoing a surgical operation at the age of 88?

What are the risks of undergoing a surgical operation at the age of 88?

Depends: So much depends on things other than your age! it is important to know what type of surgery you will be having. A heart surgery will carry more risk than a minor skin surgery. Also, your overall health plays a major role in contributing to the risk of surgery. Talk about your individual risk with your surgeon and ask to speak with an anesthesiologist as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a rhinoplasty operation?

What are the risks of a rhinoplasty operation?

Low risks: Significant complications are uncommon from rhinoplasty. The most common is nausea from anesthesia and swallowed blood at surgery. Infection, redeviation, recurrence of a bump, asymmetry, nasal obstruction, loss of smell, and other complications are less common but can happen. ...Read more

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What does a triple heart by-pass operation involve? And what are the risks?

What does a triple heart by-pass operation involve? And what are the risks?

Triple CABG : This is surgery bypassing three coronary arteries. It has the same risks as any cardiac surgery. In the best situations a mortality risk of 1% or less. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the risks of hydrocele operation for three year old boy?

I was wondering what are the risks of hydrocele operation for three year old boy?

Hydrocele: There are risks to any surgical procedure. For a healthy 3 year old they should be no more than anesthetic risks and possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the risks of hydrocele operation for a three year-old boy?

What are the risks of hydrocele operation for a three year-old boy?

Minimal: Operation is safest with anesthesia perfromed by a pediatric anesthesiologist (risk 1:250, 000) plus a surgeon experienced in pediatric urologic surgery. ...Read more

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