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All questions are answered by Dr Oliver Firth, one of the doctors at the London Diving Chamber. Dr Firth has had a wide variety of experience as a doctor in both the UK and Australia. He writes regularly for ‘Sport Diver’ Magazine and gives talk on hyperbaric medicine.

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Question - ,Dear Doctor Eden, I am requesting advice and information connecting to a PFO diagnosis that I have recently been given. I'm a fit and healt ...
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Question - Dear Dr Eden, I am doing some research for a programme for the Discovery Channel, and I am trying to find out some stats regarding deaths due to ...
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Question - I have read about the epilepsy rules, I am not sure mine was epilepsy but assume so as my sister had it. I had a couple of attacks over twenty fiv ...
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Question - Hi Doc. I need glasses for reading. I though it would be helpful to have some type of lens fitted in my mask. Tried the magnifiers - ok but lost t ...
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2 January Tuesday, 9:16 PM
Question - Hi doc, 14 years ago i was diagnosed with polycythemia i am now 48. it does not cause me any problems at all, i have follow up checks usually ever ...
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2 January Tuesday, 9:16 PM
Question - Is it true that if you have had a perforated ear drum then I will be unable to dive? I had this about 22 years ago - is this going to effect me no ...
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2 January Tuesday, 9:16 PM
Question - Hi Doc I am at the end of my tether with this problem and desperately need some advice. Basically since I was a child, I have been unable to ...
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5 December Tuesday, 2:22 PM
Question - Hi Dr Jules, bit of advice if you dont mind. My brother in law, aged 28,ex-smoker, has a VSD which he has had since birth and this does not see ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - Hi, I am 33 and I have completed 38 dives in the last year, I have only ever been able to equalise by swallowing rather than holding my nose and ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - I had two lung operations as a teenager because of collapsed lung( spontaneous pnemophorax). Since this time, I am now 56, have remained very heal ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - Hi We have just returned from the Maldives. Two weeks ago I lightly touched a piece of Green hard Coral and was left with a small graze on my ...
I would be grateful if someone could get back to me ASAP as I feel this is not a question my GP could answer.
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - Diving after Thrombosis...
Hello there, Basically, in summer 2003 my partner suffered a DVT and recovered. He became an instructor in late 2003. He last dived in February t ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - i had a cystectomy 5 years age now aged 52 can i dive safely
i now wear a bag attached to my side to collect urine because i no longer have a blader,would diving cause any problems with the bag or associated ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - I have a very mild form of epilepsy, I do not lose consciousness when I have my attacks, would this prevent me from taking up diving.
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
Question - Around 10 years ago my right ear was blocked and had to be syringed. Since then whenever I fly, my right ear takes a few days to unblock but this ...
please respond to my new email dawnwalker78@hotmail.co.uk I have been unable to locate a profile on this site that will allow me to change my ema ...
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4 December Monday, 7:10 PM
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