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What are the risks of having a pericardiocentesis performed?

What are the risks of having a pericardiocentesis performed?

Pericardiocentesis: Probably the 2 major risks of a pericardiocentesis are puncture or laceration of the right ventricle of the heart causing bleeding or heart rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Pericardiocentesis (Definition)

Pericardiocentesis refers to placing a needle into the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium) and withdrawing fluid which can be for diagnosis or treatment. This is often done using ultrasound to ...Read more


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What are the complications of a having discogram?

What are the complications of a having discogram?

See below: Complications include infection of the disc or related structures (meningitis, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis), dural puncture causing a post dural puncture headache, nerve damage, and skin infections such as cellulitis. Discuss with your doctor the incidence of each of the these complication to better weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a vitrectomy?

What are the risks of having a vitrectomy?

Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 44, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a balloon angioplasty?

What are the risks of having a balloon angioplasty?

Angio risk: While there is a laundry list of possible complications like kidney injury from the "dye", bleeding from the puncture afterwards, injury to the vessel from the balloon...The vast majority of angioplasties, when conducted by an experienced doctor, go without a hitch. Your doctor should review complications with you as part of your consent process. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a splenectomy?

What are the risks of having a splenectomy?

Early and Late: Early: bleeding or injury to adjacent organs are the highest surgical risks. Late: the spleen is a filter that removes old blood cells and certain (encapsulated) bacteria from the bloodstream. Therefore, people without a spleen are prone to certain infections (although there are vaccines for these) and an over abundance of platelets in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an amniocentesis?

What are the risks of an amniocentesis?

Risks vs benefits!: The risks of amniocentesis include infection and bleeding, and miscarriage, i.e., losing the pregnancy. Pregnancy loss is not likely to occur, but it can. The question is: what will you do with the information you get? Many couples abort fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities - others do not. If you are sure you would not abort a fetus, the risk of having an amnio may not be worth it - to you. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a cyst excision?

What are the risks of having a cyst excision?

Minmal: Depends where the cyst is located. If a ganglion of the wrist then adjacent structures are at risk like tendons, nerves, or blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an epidural?

What are the risks of having an epidural?

Like Any Other Inj: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an electrocardiogram?

What are the risks of having an electrocardiogram?

None: An electrocardiogram is a noninvasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart from multiple directions. There is no risk associated with an electrocardiogram. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

Vomiting, Scar: As any surgical procedure, complications can occur. Post operative vomiting is the most common issue. Surgical case fatality runs 1-5/1000 while doing nothing runs much higher. ...Read more

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What are the known risks and benefits of having a myelogram?

What are the known risks and benefits of having a myelogram?

Spine imaging: Myleogram is usually done in conjunction with a ct scan when a MRI may not be indicated such as with a pacemaker, certain metal implanst like aneurysm clips or with very obese patients or even when prior spinal implants make it hard to obtain a clear MRI image. It is an invasive procedure with a contrast material that may cause an allergic reaction, a spinal headache. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having a parotidectomy?

What are the complications of having a parotidectomy?

Several: In experienced hands, the complication rate is low. They include facial weakness or paralysis, sweating from the cheek when eating, earlobe numbness, blood collection (hematoma), and collection of saliva under the skin (salivary fistula or sialocele). ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

Overall very safe: A diagnostic hysteroscopy carries a small risk of uterine perforation, bleeding or infection. Operative hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids or an abnormal uterine septum(wall) carries a higher risk of perforation. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

As listed: The risks include infection, bleeding, injury to internal organs such as bladder, bosel, ureter, and blood vessels, reaction to medication/anesthesia, blood clot formation, and complication of surgery leading to another surgery. The risks also vary depending on your medical/surgical history and the route of hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

Please discuss with: Your gyn as your gyn should discuss all of the possible major risks to you, many the vast majority of women have no problems, but some of the risks are infection, post op bleeding, blood clot after surgery, very rarely even death, fistula, etc the benefits to you should vastly outweigh any risks or u should not have the surgery, u can also go online and read. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having pericarditis?

What are the risks of having pericarditis?

Low: Some viruses and bacteria can cause. Most episodes come and go without pericarditis as a part. A few other systemic conditions also are related. Renal failure heart attack pneumonia etc but are also on the low end of occurrence of pericarditis. ...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 are the surgical risks of a lobotomy?

What are the surgical risks of a lobotomy?

Too high: Only in extremely rare cases would anyone recommend this procedure now. If a doctor is recommending this procedure, i would get a second opinion before considering it. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting a labiaplasty?

Risks Involved: Properly performed by a surgeon well versed in this procedure- there are few risks involved. The most notable is scaring or over resection of tissue that can lead to discomfort with intercourse. Properly performed the chances of this occurring is very slight. ...Read more

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