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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cathleen London
25 years experience Family Medicine
Lungs: A pulmonary doctor is one who specializes in diseases of the lungs.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Depends: Shortness of breath that is worsening is a common reason to see an md.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Determine what it is: It needs to be determined what the swollen nodes are from first. It doesn't necessarily mean cancer - it can be an infection or an inflammatory or au ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ovadia
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Agree: Lung nodules that small, in someone your age are probably nothing to worry about. I agree that a follow up scan is necessary to ensure that they do n ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Standing xray: Physical exam looking for asymetry of the ribs while bending over rib cage rotationmeasure curve on xray under15 degrees is spinal asymetry.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience Cardiology
It may dissolve : An embolus is something that can float through blood and then plugs the flow. It's usually a blood clot or air. A pulmonary infarct occurs when the em ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Blowing: You have to blow into a tube. You will be given specific instructions by the therapist performing the test. No injections, no anesthesia. You might be ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney function: A good example or analogy to how the kidney functions is comparing it to a washing machine, the kidney cleans the blood. You could make urine even if ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several things: 1. Doc will take a good history of your symptoms and exposures. 2. He will perform a complete examination. 3. He will choose from 2 general types of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Pericardiocentesis: Draining fluid or blood from around the heart with the use of a needle.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-rays and exam: A physical exam of the spine is helpful to identify the severity of the deformity clinically. Full length xrays of the spine are needed to judge radi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ntambi
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
Pet scan: Depending on the type of pet scan ordered it can tell you different things. The most common use is in cancer patients to evaluate If you have any act ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
GI: Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including esophagus, stomach, smalln& large intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
17 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
CT Chest &/or biopsy: In patients with suspected pulmonary fibrosis, initial work-up includes ct chest. Blood work may also be obtained to look for potential causes of pulm ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Knee pain: They will take a thorough history of your problem 1st. Xrays will likely be taken. A detailed physical exam will be done by the doctor to evaluate y ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadine Lahage
21 years experience Neonatology
Refer to orthopedist: The pediatrician cannot do anything other than confirm the diagnosis (xray) and determine an etiology. Usually the newborn is referred to an orthopedi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Leaky valve: When your heart pumps blood, the mitral valve closes, and blood is pumped out an open aortic valve. If you mitral valve shows 'insufficiency', there ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Scleroderma: If you have scleroderma, you should see a rheumatologist, a specialist in that kind of disease. An expert in that field usually has the most to offer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Trust the doctor : An automated ECG may overhead / over diagnose abnormalities. I would trust your doctor's reading. Good luck!.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Most asymptomatc: Most hiatal hernias are asymptomatic. When symptoms occur, they are usually reflux, burning and regurgitation. Large hhs can cause pain after eating, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Any men presenting for testicular pain, impotence/ED, infertility, palpable "mass / irregularity" inside the scrotum should be specifically examined w ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Retinoscopy: Retinoscopy is used to check for refractive error.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary htn: Apparently the pulmonary doc wants input from a cardiac doc about the cause and treatment of pulmonary hypertension in you. There is more than one cau ... Read More
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