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A 44-year-old member asked:

would an abdominal ultrasound be able to tell if you had aneurysm?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Ultrasound will detect its presence but catscan is needed to evaluate the anatomy better as to need for therapy and choice of treatment modalities, whether endovascular vs. Open repair, or no treatment at all but observation/follow-up.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: An ultrasound can diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, looking at the aorta would have to be part of the study protocol. An ultrasound ordered to look at the gallbladder, ie in the abdomen, might never look at the aorta.

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What complications are there with liver transplantation?

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Varies: Most patients thrive and do well after liver transplant. However, surgical complications, recurrence of the disease in the new liver (depends on reason for transplant), rejection of the liver- which generally can be treated easily by medications, anti rejection medication related side effects and infections etc. Although these complications occur majority of patients have a better quality of life.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

My WBC is at 17, 500. Everything is normal including differential count. Spleen and liver are ok. For 2 days I have been feeling tired. What could it b?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Too many to count: There isn't a simple answer to this question, because an elevated WBC is nonspecific, it can happen from just about any cause of inflammation or infection, or from other conditions of the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on hormones : I think that would depend on the type of hormone you are talking about and the scan you had. If you didnt get instructions then check with your doctor first. Did you have a thyroid scan? Was it a bone scan or a density scan?
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A 46-year-old female asked:

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

When cirrhosis gets to stage 4 does it turn into liver cancer? Im confused..

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
No: Liver cirrhosis has to do with changes that happen to the liver usually over a long period and causes the liver to turn fibrous and to stop working. That creates a situation whereby blood trying to get thru the liver becomes backed up. Then, all havoc usually breaks loose. It also affects a person's ability to stay nourished. Liver cancer may occur in a liver with cirrhosis or it may not.

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