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What Happens If You Dont Get A Hernia Taken Care Of
Can't predict: There are many different types of hernias, but generally they can become larger, and cause problems due to the increased size such as difficulty performing daily activities at the same level you could without a hernia. They can also cause pain that may limit activities as well. They can also become incarcerated, something that may require emergent operation. ...Read more
Lots can happen: It depends on what kind of hernia it is. Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more
At what age should a person first be checked for plaque in the arteries? Dont tell me "only if you have symptoms" i don't take any chances. What age?
It's not so simple: The problem is that there is no proved, effective test to check for plaque in the absence of symptoms. Controversial methods include "calcium scanning", ultrasound, and others, but most experts consider them unreliable. Even if abnormal, without symptoms usually there is no treatment except what should be done anyway (no smoking, exercise, weight and BP control, drug Rx if abnormal lipids, etc). ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if your a teenager and you go to get a physical for the first time what do they doctors do?
Teen physicals: A teen physical is just like any other pediatrics physical. I ask questions... About home, school, activities, friends. I also ask questions about depression, drug/alcohol use, whether or not the kid is sexually active. More personal questions are asked alone, with the parent out of the room. For the physical part of the exam, i check a teen head to toe. ...Read more
What happens if you are o- blood type and you don't get the shot will it make you miscarry everytime?
Take the RhoGam: If you have been told to accept the RhoGam injection and you are considering refusing because of something you read on the internet, you are making a very, very serious mistake. That said, there's only danger if Baby gets Rh-pos from Dad, and by no means are future problems of any sort certain. ...Read more
Worst case-DEATH: Depending on where it is, the microbe that is causing the infection, and the size of the abscess itself, an abscess can eventually lead to a blood infection (e.g. Skin/soft tissue abscess- blood infection- heart infection) or infection of an adjacent structure (epidural abscess- brain abscess), causing overwhelming infection and death, or at least major disfigurement and handicap. ...Read more
What should I eat or do to take care of my body after a medical abortion? Still wanting to get pregnant in the future.
Prenatal vitamins.: Your abortion should not affect your chances of pregnancy and so don't worry about things to do differently. Treat your body as you would any other day when preparing for pregnancy. The only thing i would recommend is a prenatal vitamin daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?
Inform your doctor: All chronic headaches are the proximate result of unresolved pathogens and/or toxins at the occiput (back of the head). Any unexpected side effect should be reported to your prescribing physician. Antibiotics are only effective if the pathogens are sensitive to the medication. ...Read more
What happens if you take the day after pill if you haven't had sex? What would it do to your body?
Not sure why?: As in why you would take emergency contraception if you have no chance of conception. But, if you mistakenly took this, you would still be at risk for the common adverse effects of this high dose synthetic progestogen. This means effects, like headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, delayed period, heavy period, and/or breast tenderness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I take away a baby without going to an abortion center? I'm a teen in need of getting rid of a baby, but i can't go to the doctors or pharmacy to get pills or get it taken away, i want it to happen without anyone knowing.
There's : There's really no other way to do it safely without putting your life at risk. If you don't feel comfortable talking to your doctor, you should call your local planned parenthood to discuss your options. I attached a website with all of the addresses and numbers of the planned parenthoods in texas. The sooner you do it, the more options you will have, so call as soon as you can. ...Read more
How long do you have before you step on a nail or something to get a tetanus shot, what if you can't get one for a few hours after the incident ?
Varies: We encourage the injection within 24-48 hours.Good wound cleaning as soon as possible after the injury helps prevent a wound infection by any germ with or without tetanus spores that may be there. If you've had the primary series and your last booster was within 10 years, the shot is optional but a good decision because you can boost your protection for another decade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not related: The appendix is at the juncture of the small and large intestines - way higher than where poop would be stored if you withheld going to the bathroom. So nothing will happen if you hold onto it for even several days. ...Read more
What happens if you get a blood patch if you don't need it? Also can you be asleep for the procedure
Epidural bloodpatch?: I am assuming you are talking about an epidural blood patch for treatment of spinal headache. Usually they do not provide sedation for the procedure as it is done bedside and you need to be sitting up. Depending on your anesthesiologist, they may give you some sedation. If you truly do not need the epidural blood patch - do not get it, spinal headache can also be managed with conservative means GL ...Read more
Distorted image: Some types of dental x-ray machines like a panorex takes a large film of the lower half of the face, teeth and jaws. This film will swing around the head exposing one side than the other. A metal object like a piercing, even an earring, can cause a shadow or distortion on film that can mask or hide important details. You can be misdiagnosed because of it. ...Read more
What do you advise if i was wondering does the family doctor get a copy of the xray results when it comes out?
Yes: The doctor who ordered the xray should get a report either on paper or electronically. Most doctors should also have access to look at the xrays, but it depends on the computer network between the doctor and hospital. ...Read more
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