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What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What are the risks and benefits of getting vaccinations?

What are the risks and benefits of getting vaccinations?

Risk/benefit: The basic risk of immunization is negligible. Vaccine haters have come up with a new scare issue every decade or so only to be refuted by scientific data, most of which they never accept. The benefit is the avoidance of illness, injury or death.Ben franklin was once a vaccine hater, but in his later writings changed, sad over the preventable loss of a son to smallpox. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a 2nd MMR vaccination at Age 17? What are the risks?

Is it safe to get a 2nd MMR vaccination at Age 17? What are the risks?

Yes: The general risks are negligible.Occasionally teens will get transient joint pain a week or so after the shot, reflecting a body reaction to the measles component, but this is minor and usually fades within a few days. ...Read more

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If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?

If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?

No vaccine is 100%: effective;also,depending on which HPV vaccine was given,only certain strains are covered.So, although the partner who has had the vaccine is mostly covered, it is possible that the unvaccinated partner could contract the virus and spread it to the vaccinated partner.To increase the protection,all 11-26 year olds should have the HPV vaccine & use condoms for maximum available protection. ...Read more

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I've never had chicken pox, wanting to get the chicken pox vaccination. What are the risks? Deadly? How do I know if i'm allergic to gelatin?

I've never had chicken pox, wanting to get the chicken pox vaccination. What are the risks? Deadly? How do I know if i'm allergic to gelatin?

Not deadly!: The chickenpox vac is much safer than getting the disease. Most people who get the vac do not have any problems. As with any vaccine, there is a very small chance of having a side effect. Serious side effects are very rare (seizures-brain rxn). They are usually more likely to occur after the 1st dose than after the 2nd one (yes 2 doses are rec). If your rxn to gelatin-is anaphylaxis-no vaccine! ...Read more

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What are the risks of a colonoscopy for someone in their 80's?

What are the risks of a colonoscopy for someone in their 80's?

Perforation: The two main risks of colonoscopy are perforation and missed lesions. The national rate of perforation is 1 in every 3, 000 to 5, 000 colonoscopies. This is a very low rate, so much so that it is considered very low risk. The rate of missed lesions is estimated to be about 15 for every 100 lesions, nationally. The risk of sedation depends on your health status, but it is generally very safe. ...Read more

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What are the risks of mbs?

What are the risks of mbs?

GI distress/aspirate: Perhaps someone more qualified can chime in (any radiologists here?), but the risks of a modified barium swallow are primarily cramping and nausea. Of course, if the barium "goes down the wrong tube, " you can aspirate, which can be life-threatening (though medical professionals are acutely aware of this risk and trained to identify and treat it swiftly). ...Read more

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What are the risks of using laxitives everyday?

What are the risks of using laxitives everyday?

DO NOT USE DAILY: Your bowel may become totally dependent on laxatives and you will not be able to have a bowel movement without them and could lead to a bowel impaction. ...Read more

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What are the risks for diabetes?

What are the risks for diabetes?

Many factors: Overweight, genetic predisposition, age greater than 50, amyoid infiltration of pancrease, (pancrelipase) and pancreatic tumors. Also, hypercortisolism, argentifinomas, alcolohism, anabolic steroid abuse, excessive growth hormones, chronic steroid usage. ...Read more

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What are the risks of liposuction?

What are the risks of liposuction?

Liposuction risks: Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures and is very safe when performed by a qualified and experienced infividual. Of course this means conducting a consultation in which the risks and benefits have been reviewed as well as an assessment of realistic expectations in an appropriate candidate. Risks include infection, bleeding, irregularities, fat embolism, necrosis, over/under. ...Read more

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