A 38-year-old male asked:
38/m rhr 48 laying down. 60 while sitting up. 72 while standing. non athlete. ecg, ekg, chest x-ray normal. occasional pvcs. is my rhr okay?
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Cardiology 39 years experience
Heart rate: Rest HR is normal range.The PVC's need to be further discussed and possibly investigated
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Probably ok: Everything is probably fine because your heart rate responds appropriately with activity. however a resting heart rate of 38 is still very low I would recommend that you see a cardiologist to make sure there are no underlying problems
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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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A 30-year-old member asked:
How is the cause of abdominal pain determined without xray?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Many tools: Identifying the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery, compiling clues based on a medical history, physical examination, lab results, x-rays, endoscopy, and response to rx. In cases where we cannot use x-rays, ultrasound can be helpful but will not replace a ct scan, when necessary.
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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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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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