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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Living in the south, i hear all of the time that drinking a lot of sweet tea increases your chance of developing kidney stones. Is this true?
True: Iced tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What are some of the main reasons for bleeding when its not that time of the month with a lot of blood clot besides having a miscarriage?
What are the odds of having complications during myosure? Like getting liquid in your lungs and waking up on a ventilator?
What are the percentages of carrying a baby that is attacked to your ovary or abdomal wall? What are the chances of survival of the baby?
Less than 1%: Abdominal or extra-uterine pregnancies are fairly rare ...Read more
What's the probability of getting sick and then getting sick from the exact same thing in a matter of 48 hrs.?
Depends: It's possible but there's a lot of variables that could factor in your diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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