A 32-year-old male asked:
seen heart,lung,ent,hemat/asthma doc bunch tests only thing found was + meth challenge airway disease. on advair and prtnx for reflux. 7mths still have lump feeling in throat and don't get pounding heart feeling beat gos faster. diff breathin pattern?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See GI doc: I suspect that your reflux is likely the cause for your throat sensation and Prtnx may not be enough to control it. The fast heart beat is likely from the long acting bronchodilator in Advair. With just mild asthma (detected by methacholine challenge only), it is debatable whether you need to take Advair. Consider stopping it . Consider getting checked for vocal cord dysfunction as well.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I agree that further assessment is needed. Pulmonary function testing and the asthma control test may help your physician to determine whether Advair is advisable. Avoid any triggers of allergic or pulmonary symptoms.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?
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General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: Heart attacks are typically a result of platelets sticking together and blocking an artery in the heart. Aspirin blocks the platelets ability to stick together decreasing the chance that a blockage (heart attack) will occur. For this reason, Aspirin is one of the most effective medicines ever discovered for the prevention of heart attacks. Neither tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen has this effect.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
What medicine may I take if i'm pregnant for the symptoms of sore throat fever and aches?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Acetaminophen: Not many medicines are studied well in pregnancy, the one that is certainly found to be safe is Acetaminophen (tylenol). Taking 2 tabs of extra strength (500mg) every 6 hrs is safe. Although most sore throat is viral sometime it is strep and needs antibiotics which are safe. You may use other conservative measures as warm salt water gargles for 2 days but if not better get it checked out.
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My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?
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Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Biopsy when stable: The current studies suggest that there may be a cancer. The source could be the lung or thyroid. This could also be benign, but with the pe it will need further workup.
After the pe is stabilized a biopsy is the only way to know.
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Last updated Aug 20, 2017
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