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Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days. However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.

Implant tooth pain. Dr gave 300mg of vicodin es 7.5 to take for two days. However I also have glaucoma and forgot ask if ok to take.

It should be safe to: You should experience some pressure and soreness but no excruciating pain. After 2 days if pain persists you need to see Dr right away to check implant and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Double and blurry vision in left eye after glaucoma trab surgery with express shunt implant in right eye, what to do?

Double and blurry vision in left eye after glaucoma trab surgery with express shunt implant in right eye, what to do?

Immediately after: surgery, it is normal to have some blurry vision. The swelling initially will change the way your eye muscles function and cause you to have some double vision. These should improve over time. Continue follow up with your eye surgeon as trab surgery is "high maintenance" surgery and requires some constant TLC. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to diagnose ruptured gel implant?

What can be done to diagnose ruptured gel implant?

MRI best for leaks: An MRI is the gold standard for diagnosing ruptured or leaking gel implants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

What is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

Material: Basically, saline in a bag and silicone in a bag. Check the data on length of success and safety and compare. Also, look at follow-up options after failure. Good Luck. Suggest if you do it, then only do it for you -- not someone else -- your body. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

Materials: Saline implants are bags of saline, which has a certain feel and movement to it. Silicone gel implants are bags of silicone gel. Different feel and movement. Fill a balloon with water and fill another with jello and let set in fridge. Squeeze them and poke them with your finger to feel the difference. Silicone would be somewhat firmer than the jello, but same idea. Read up on them. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How much does 500cc gel breast implants weight?

How much does 500cc gel breast implants weight?

Weight of silicone: Range from 8 to 16 ozs. Best to see a boarded private practice PS in person than you can weight them at the consult. ...Read more

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3 times this year (3 mo. Apart) one boob got twice the size for weeks. Did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it keeps happening. Docs =no clue!

3 times this year (3 mo. Apart) one boob got twice the size for weeks. Did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it keeps happening. Docs =no clue!

Get it checked!: Late fluid collections around breast implants need to be investigated thoroughly. Although extremely rare, lymphomas (alcl) have been reported to present in this manner. See a board certified plastic surgeon and don't let him/her blow you off.

Good luck! ...Read more

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One boob got much larger 3 mo. Ago 4 no reason. I did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, but no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it just happened again and this time it feels hard!

One boob got much larger 3 mo. Ago 4 no reason. I did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, but no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it just happened again and this time it feels hard!

Not sure: It could be a problem with the implant materials? You might want to discuss with plastic surgeon who implanted yours about the implant you received and see if there are documented issues or not ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Penile implant 10/30: penis still painfull, glans ultra sensitive, pain meds don't work. Can desensitizing gel be used on penis to dull pain? 20% benz

Penile implant 10/30: penis still painfull, glans ultra sensitive, pain meds don't work. Can desensitizing gel be used on penis to dull pain? 20% benz

Yes: As long as you are not having fever, redness, or unusual swelling than a topical agent can be considered. Ask a compounding pharmacy to make blt, a combo of benzocaine, Lidocaine and tetracaine. Your doc can order it. ...Read more

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I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?

I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?

Sometimes: This is not likely due to air bubbles, but may be a sign that the pocket around the implants is tightening. It may be something that can be safely ignored, but if it is bothering you, it can be fixed. If it is something to worry about, it can be brought to a quick resolution with a quick check-up with your plastic surgeon, or any board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I had gel breast implants (under muscle) in 2009, 1 is now noticeably smaller. Could this be a rupture? Is an MRI scan the only way to be sure?

I had gel breast implants (under muscle) in 2009, 1 is now noticeably smaller. Could this be a rupture? Is an MRI scan the only way to be sure?

No: The MRI is the gold standard for evaluating gel breast implants for a possible rupture but are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. A less expensive way which might give the information would be an ultrasound.
In any case you should see a board certified plastic surgeon to have this evaluated.
Also, are you up to date on your mammograms? ...Read more

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Textured vs smooth silicone gel implants I have small breasts, size aa, and do not have too much breast tissue, my plastic surgeon recommended I use textured because I will getting my implants done abroad in s. Korea and will not have time to receive mass

Controversial: Textured implants are popular in europe but not widely used in the usa except for anatomic or cohesive gel shaped implants. They act like velcro and maintain the position of the implant and are associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture. However there may be concerns with traction rippling and in very thin patients, textured implants tend to be more palpable. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my left eye possibly from a new eye drop for my glacoma. Am having a lens implant in 3 days can I proceed?

I have a rash under my left eye possibly from a new eye drop for my glacoma. Am having a lens implant in 3 days can I proceed?

Talk to your Eye MD: If you have started a new medication, a rash under the eye is indeed a common sign of allergy, either to the medication itself or a preservative. You don't want to go into a surgical procedure with an inflammed eye, so you probably will need to switch drops before the procedure, and possibly get checked to r/o infection. I would call the on-call doctor in the group about this. ...Read more

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Does glaucoma hurt?

Does glaucoma hurt?

It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain due to an increase in intraocular pressure. Chronic glaucoma commonly does not present with eye pain as the process of the disease is more gradual. Be sure to see your doctor if you are experiencing any eye symptoms or are concerned about glaucoma. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for glaucoma?

Who is at risk for glaucoma?

Everyone: Technically, glaucoma affects babies to adults. Typically older age is a higher risk. Certain ethnicities can be a higher risk for various types of glaucoma. Family history of glaucoma increases the risk. Glaucoma has many secondary causes as well. ...Read more

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Hi, how will I treat glaucoma.?

Hi, how will I treat glaucoma.?

Drops/Lasers/Surgery: Depending on the type and severity of glaucoma that you have, the options for treatment include different eye drops, laser treatments and surgical options. The goal of all treatment modalities is to lower the eye pressure. Speak with your eye doctor to determine which treatment option is best for you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have glaucoma?

How do I know if I have glaucoma?

Eye exam plus: A comprehensive eye exam including a history of systemic & ocular problems, family history, & type of present medications. Intraocular pressure is measured. Dilation of the pupils is performed to evaluate the optic nerve, retina & blood vessels. Corneal pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, & visual field testing are performed as necessary. The data gathered is analyzed; diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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How does the test go for glaucoma?

Multiple tests…: Are requested for a glaucoma patient. After checking the patient's vision, The eye pressure should be taken, and refraction to fully correct for glasses. There is a measurement of the thickness of the cornea in addition to a visual field test and possibly a scan of the retinal nerve fiber layer of the back of the eye. A picture of the optic nerve also helps. ...Read more

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What is glaucoma and is it serious?

What is glaucoma and is it serious?

Optic nerve disease: Glaucoma as defined by The American Academy of Ophthalmology is “a group of diseases with certain features including an intraocular pressure that is too high for the continued health of the eye.” It is very serious and is often free of symptoms until late in the disease. There tends to be a familial tendency and is more common in African Americans & the elderly. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma occur in 14 year olds?

Glaucoma: Glaucoma can occur in a 14 year old albeit rare. Glaucoma can occur at any age (congenital, juvenile, adult). I recommend seeing an eye doctor for an exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do amhetamines affect glaucoma?

How do amhetamines affect glaucoma?

Be careful: There are 2 types of glaucoma: open aangle and narrow (closed) angle. Narrow angle is less common and is caused by the iris (color of the eye) blocking the eye's natural drain. Certain medications can force the iris to further block the drain, increasing eye pressure and worsening the glaucoma. For this reason, it is vital that you tell your eye doctor all the medications/drugs that you take. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have glaucoma?

How can you tell you have glaucoma?

Often symptomless: A comprehensive eye examination including a dilated funduscopic examination is essential to diagnosing glaucoma. Additional testing thereafter, if indicated, would also be performed. Many people diagnosed with glaucoma have no symptoms. A positive family history, traumatic eye injury, steroid medication use, inflammatory eye disease, congenital abnormalities, aging are among some instigators. ...Read more

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Who's at the most risk for glaucoma?

Who's at the most risk for glaucoma?

Variety of factors: Person who has immediate relative with glaucoma (parents or siblings), with large cupped optic nerves and high eye pressures (above 21), with history of blunt eye trauma would I think be at most risk for glaucoma. ...Read more

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What do I do if diagnosed as glaucoma?

See your eye doctor: There are couple of ways of treating glaucoma. Medication, laser, or surgery. Best to let your ophthalmologist guide you in your treatment. ...Read more

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How is normal tension glaucoma treated?

Lower eye pressure: Normal tension glaucoma exists when the pressure in the eye, despite being what we call normal, causes changes that mimic ordinary glaucoma damage. Treatment is with drops and surgery to get the pressure even lower. The goal is the same, to get the pressure lower to a level that allows the eye to function but causes no pressure damage. It is not very common. ...Read more

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How many sub-types of glaucoma are there?

Several: The two major types, open angle and narrow angle
other sub-types include traumatic, inflammatory and pseudoexpholiation, . ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more