Doctor Q&A for Dr. Bruce J. Stringer

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Not Likely: At 4 weeks menstrual age there usually are no clear signs at all of an early pregnancy. By 5-6 wks a small gestational sac should be visible but would ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
No: Taking iodine after exposure to radioactive fallout containing Iodine 131 can block the uptake of the radioactive iodine by the thyroid. Exposure duri ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Date Discrepancy?: Sounds like they were expecting to see an 8 week menstrual age pregnancy and they saw something earlier. They are trying to see if there has been appr ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Not much: Glucose will provide some calories but no protein or other nutrients. If you can't sit down and have a balanced meal a good quality breakfast bar or e ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Should be OK: The expiration dates are not carved on stone tablets. As long as the medications were stored under reasonable conditions of temperature the potency sh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Vascular Anatomy: Probably looking for narrowing or blockages of the arteries that supply the arms. Sometimes an artery is very small (atretic) with resultant restricti ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
ESR: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), is the rate that red blood cells drop to the bottom of a small glass tube and is a non specific indicator of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
If in doubt, Test!: Unlikely from the scenario you describe but not impossible. Also possible that your, "Period" could be early spotting and you are actually 4 weeks mor ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
CTDI is NOT Dose!: The CT Dose Index is a measure of the output of the CT scanner. Calculation of actual dose requires consideration of patient size and areas scanned. A ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
20-22 wks is OK: 20-22 weeks will be fine.
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