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Doctor insights on: What Is The Risk Of Having A Lot Of Fluids Around Your Heart

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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What is the risk of having a lot of fluids around your heart?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What is the risk of having a lot of fluids around your heart?

Potentially serious: If the fluid is in the (intact) sac surrounding the heart, the buildup can cause a pressure driven cut off to blood trying to get back to the heart (tamponade) and cause cardiovascular collapse and death. This can be alleviated by intervention (needle aspiration or open pericardiectomy or window), but the underlying cause dictates the eventual prognosis. Physical exam & echocardiography critical. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

Increased: An increased risk of stroke is one of the possible complications of hypertension. Other risks include kidney damage, heart disease, aneurysm, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis of all your arteries causing circulation problems for all parts of the body. Ask for a referral to a cardiologist for more aggressive management. If there is obesity then that needs attention as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a miscarriage if it runs in the family?

What are the chances of having a miscarriage if it runs in the family?

Depends: If it runs in the family and is genetic, it really depends on the exact cause. Different genetic cause and predisposition will determine the chance. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hole in the heart?

What are the effects of having a hole in the heart?

Hole in heart: Not enough room here, short inadequate answer is atrial or ventricular septal defects(holes)cause left to right shunting till bad things happen. For atrial the right heart gets overloaded and eventually pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure happen. For ventricular septal defect, left heart is overloaded and left heart failure and sometimes both sided failure occurs eventually. Oversimple ...Read more

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What are the chances that I could have a heart attack at the age of 21?

What are the chances that I could have a heart attack at the age of 21?

Near zero: Unless you have an autoimmune disease like lupus, take Cocaine or methamphetamines, or have terrible genetic predisposition to atherosclerosis, it is nigh on impossible to have a heart attack @ 21. Since you've survived to 29, hopefully someone has worked out why or how you did have one 8 years ago, or it was just a panic attack(which is a serious disease in its own right, but is less often fatal. ...Read more

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What kind of effects on the rest of your body does hemophilia a have, aside from the blood problem?

What kind of effects on the rest of your body does hemophilia a have, aside from the blood problem?

Deep bleeding.: The complications of this are due to the fact that the blood cannot clot as efficiently, and so there are a lot of instances of deep bleeding in muscle, joints, brain, leading to muscle pain and numbing, joint disfigurement and disruption, and brain damage and death. This last issue is how many hemophiliacs die. Infections from transfusions, and reactions to factor treatment are two others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a hole in the heart?

What are the symptoms of having a hole in the heart?

Can be none: Depends on how big the "hole" (atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect) is -- it may never cause any problems at all. Depending on exactly what is happening, people may notice swelling on the legs, shortness of breath, or that the extremities turn blueish. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having complications during myosure? Like getting liquid in your lungs and waking up on a ventilator?

What are the odds of having complications during myosure? Like getting liquid in your lungs and waking up on a ventilator?

Very unlikely : Fluid overload from hysteroscopy is a known complication but it is very rare. In experienced hands that should not occur. With myosure there is a fluid management safety system to lower the risk even further. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having a low amount of blood in your system?

Anemia: Anemia can be due to many things, including bleeding, poor nutrition, chronic illness, or systemic problems like renal failure. If you are anemic, it is important for you and your doctor to figure out why, and take steps to correct it. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

Here are some...: Stress-related period irregularity has been not infrequently discussed, but this odd may widely vary among people due to their different personal tolerance and resilience to cope with stress. As to pre-cum induced pregnancy, it is almost next to zero. But still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still in doubt for no contraceptive is 100% success. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone getting appendicitis in a family of six?

What is the likelihood of someone getting appendicitis in a family of six?

gen. populat. rate: Appendicitis occurs in 7% of the us population, with an incidence of 1.1 cases per 1000 people per year. Some familial predisposition exists. Size of family may not enter into the equation. ...Read more

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What is the % of getting Paget's disease of the bone if there is a family history and have symptoms that could fit?

What is the % of getting Paget's disease of the bone if there is a family history and have symptoms that could fit?

Cannot estimate: No one even knows what percentage of older folks actually have some paget's lesions, since the disease is usually subclinical. If older folks with an unexplained elevation of alkaline phosphatase are assumed to have paget's, it's maybe 10%. The key is that paget's can be managed nowadays and of course it's largely hereditary. Let your physician know of the family history. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a stroke and not going to the hospital?

What are the risks of having a stroke and not going to the hospital?

Go to the hospital!: All people with a stroke should go to the hospital. If they do not go, it is likely the cause of the stroke will not be addressed, and normally that leads to another stroke or the original stroke becoming much worse. ...Read more

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What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

Teen parenting: Highly challenging! first of all pregnancy itself is high risk with increased incidence of pregnancy induced hypertensiona etc. Then challenges of raising the baby with increased demands if new born---- needs adult help and supervision. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of our baby having diabetes?

What is the likelihood of our baby having diabetes?

Rare: There are a few very rare causes of dm1 in infants(metabolic or infectious). Pregnancy induced diabetes is a metabolic thing in mom & not passed to baby(although baby will be watched for low bs) parents do not pass dm1 to their baby although they pass a higher lifetime risk.Dm2 is not an issue for babies. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a teen getting throat cancer from drinking a lot of soda?

What are the chances of a teen getting throat cancer from drinking a lot of soda?

Z E R O: Cancer of throat is associated with smoking (and chewing) tobacco produts, drinking alcohol, and likely human papiloma virus (hpv). While some include oral sex as the source, i've not seen the "how does it get there" data, but I am very impressed that the viral genome is found in the cancer of non-smokers. Hpv+ may convey a better prognosis as well. ...Read more

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