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Should I still get surgery even though there are many risks?


I have thought about getting breast implants for quite awhile. Two reasons are because: a) I have gotten many rude comments about them in the past because of them being small (I'm an A). b) I think it will help my self-esteem. I know that the cost of surgery is high. I also know that there are many risks such as capsular contracture, uneven results, leaking and/or breaking, excessive bleeding & swelling, severe infections, scars, pain, etc. Even though there are these risks and the cost of surgery is expensive should I still get implants?
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If you feel like you really need them and want to take the risk then I would do it..but do it for yourself! Don't let peoples comment make or break you. I'm sure there is someone out there who will love you for what you have. Just work with what you have & show confidence.  (+ info)

ROM on contracture of both hands?


It is difficult to give any advice since there is not enough information given. What was the injury, medical intervention, and have you been in therapy? You need specific advice from someone that works with hands.  (+ info)

Dupuyten's contracture disease question?


What percentage of men suffer from this disease. I do know what it is, what it looks like etc... so I don't need to know about it, but have not been able to find what percentage of men over 40 have this.
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We think tou will find some useful information at this German website.
http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytren_age_distribution.html
Good luck P&P :-)  (+ info)

How do I get a six (eight) pack?


Some rules for food and some rules for exercises please, oh and any possible injury causing exercise (such as sit ups-major psoas contracture, possible discal injuries and the fact it only stimulates rectus abdominus for 30 degrees) no thanks, so pray tell.
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Do you see the box near the top of the page?
The one labelled 'Search for questions: '?
Well type in 'lose weight'.
You will find over 15,000 preexisting questions.
Try the misspellings 'loose weight' and there are another 5,500.
In all there are over 50,000 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight.
On average these each yield 6 answers, that is over 300,000 answers.

I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:

EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this???  (+ info)

Can anyone give me more inforamtion about capsular contracture? I had a breast enhancment in March. My right?


breast is soft and natural, my left one seems harder. I don't know why I just noticed this or I don't know if it's turning into capsular contracture. Also, is it something you can live w/. So far no pain, just feels strange. It looks fine too, like the other one. Just didn't know if it was something that I could live with. I've been massaging like crazy trying to help. Any info? I can't afford to go to the doctor right now.
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give us a picture  (+ info)

Dupuytron's Contracture - home/herbal remedies?


I was recently diagnosed with this condition and want to know if there are any non-surgical treatments available that are both effective and safe
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There are experiments being conducted using enzymes to treat the thickened bands of skin, which show promise but are not yet out of the lab. The only treatments currently which are effective to my knowledge involve surgery. You would want to speak with a surgeon who specialized in hands, and discuss with him how radical a repair you would need. In some cases, they use steroid injections. Since the problem usually progresses slowly, unless your hand function is really impaired, you probably have ample time to explore your options for treatment. The treatments options really depend on how much skin is affected and how thick the band of restriction is. You could be talking simple splitting it, a partial fasciotomy, or a full one. Find an expert in hand surgery, and get the full story, and you will be able to make a much better decision. There aren't any home/herbal remedies that I am aware of, because it's not really a disease with an identifiable cause. It seems to be more a genetic thing, associated more with Scandanavians and males. The trouble is with the palm of the hand, making the fingers curl in. They still move, the problem isn't with the tendons, bones or muscles, so I can't think of any exercise or physical therapy that would help. Perhaps you could try using an emollient hand cream and massaging it into the skin of the hand to keep it supple as possible, but there really isn't anything you can do about the thickness- and that is what the problem really is. I've only known of two people with the problem, and they both opted for the surgical repair. One had to have the surgery done twice, and the other never had another problem with it. With both of them, it affected their dominant hand, though. If that's not the case with you, you might choose to simply not do anything, or wait until the hand is really nearly unusable. Sorry, that's all the info I have.  (+ info)

capsular contracture on the nhs???


does anyone know if caspular correction can be done on the nhs and how long the waiting list is approximately???
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casper is a very good animation! Why would you want to change it?  (+ info)

dupuytrens contracture.which parts of the body can be affected.?


Dupuytren was a French army surgeon who made a number of contributions to medicine, not least was having a name that generations of medical students struggled to spell.

Dupuytren's contracture is a thickening, fibrosis and contraction of the palmar fascia of the hand (s). it begins to be noticeable as a thick lump under the skin below the little finger. Gradually as the condition progresses the little finger becomes more and more flexed and other fingers become involved.

Treatment is surgical and is usually delayed until the finger position becomes a nuisance. It is not rare, I see maybe 1-2 a year. rarely one sees an identical condition affecting the equivalent planter fascia of the foot. (It is possible that is named after someone else?)
This is the best picture I could spot:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/1471-2474-4-16-1.jpg  (+ info)

is a muscle contracture bad?


how long will it take to heal?
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contracture-a shorting of a muscle or tendon due to stress placed upon said fibers.

That would depend on whether you can relieve the stress or not. If not then it will never heal.

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Dupuytren's Contracture curable in India?


My father is suffering from the above-mentioned disease.
You can get more information from the website- www.dupuytren-online.info
Is the disease curable in India?
NA (needle aponevrotomy (needle aponeurotomy or NA) procedure has been developed in France. Is there any doctor in India, trained in France who can treat my father?
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U may, kindly, consult Dr.S.C.Madan,MBBS.,FRCS{UK},MNC Homoeo {USA} the author of " HOMOEOPATHY CURES WHERE ALLOPATHY FAILS ", @ DELHI ON ph.nO.011-29223344
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