A 33-year-old female asked:
chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. contrast. mystery
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Endocrinology 43 years experience
Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?
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Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Do I have to undergo an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy to determine if I have barrett's esophagus?
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Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: The diagnosis of barrett's esophagus is made by both endoscopic appearance of the mucosa of the esophagus as well as pathological features found on biopsy of the abnormally appearing mucosa. Additionally, these findings must be confirmed by repeat upper GI endoscopy before a diagnosis can be made.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between the CT head the MRI brain scan?
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Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
CT vs MRI: Ct's and mris can focus on different things. Ct is typically used to view bone and look for bleeding while mris are used to view tissues. Also, cts use radiation similar to xrays while and MRI does not expose the patient to any radiation. However, anyone with a magnetic metal in their body can not get an mri, since MRI uses a large magnet.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?
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General Surgery 18 years experience
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A 29-year-old male asked:
I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option.I'm 29 yrs old male.Im also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely to help: If you do not want medication , try not eat too much meat especially red meat , shell fish, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Elevated uric acid is a bad metabolic disease not just painful gout, it will damage blood vessels including coronaries, best advice take medication.
5.7k viewsReviewed May 02, 2019
Last updated Feb 12, 2016
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