A member asked:
i am confused. my father in law has stage iv lung & bone cancer. the doctors say it is advanced and has months to live, however he look & eats well?
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Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Lung cancer symptoms: Stage IV lung cancer usually means the tumor travelled to other organs or beyond the lymph nodes. Symptoms vary depending on the structures it invades.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my breast size to stay the same in pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most women will experience some changes with their breasts during pregnancy. Other women may not have a noticeable change in breast size. If you experience nipple changes or experience bloody breast discharge, please consult your physician.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
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Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process.
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