A 34-year-old female asked:
my 10 year old son has a wet cough since yesterday and touches his chest when coughing. he says it hurts. i woke up this morning with a dry throat?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: I can't tell if you are from the US or not. Policies are different in various countries & even state by state in the US. CDC guidelines for COVID 19 testing are at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html. However, state & local health departments/ providers make actual testing decisions. Some states require a dr's referral & others don't. People can call their provide
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Productive: Your sons cough could be due to a respiratory infection, but you should consult with your doctor who can refer you for testing in view of your dry throat
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why can arm swelling and pain happen after breast cancer surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining tissue fluid and bringing it back into the circulation. Lymph node removal short-circuits this process leading to the risk of chronic swelling, or lymphedema. The less nodes removed, the lower the risk.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Can adrenal insufficiency cause mood swings accompanied by anxiety and pain in the chest?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Chest pain?: The mood swings and anxiety are very commonly associated with adrenal and thyroid problems while chest pain may accompany the anxiety, it needs to be evaluated separately to rule out other causes including those related to the heart, lungs or stomach.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
4 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
I have COPD and emphysema. What do I need to do to become a candidate for a lung transplant?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Many issues....: To be a good candidate with lung transplant you have to have stopped smoking for 1 year, typically be below the age of 75, have a strong social support system, have no history of cancer within the last 5 years and have good cardiac function. Also you cannot typically have a history of hepatitis, HIV or blood cancer/leukemias.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
My body keep on giving odd reaction, it trembles up from my chest through the throat until the jaws, so to the hands. Could it be hyperthyroidism?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 20 years experience
...: Could mean fatigue, are you sleeping 6h-8h every night? Do you wake up at the same time most days? Do you drink 3qts/water daily? Do you walk 30 minutes every day? If not, your body is tired and wants to sleep, so will have to be shaken, or shivered, to wake up. If you walk 30min daily, avoid fried & sugary food, drink 3qts water daily, you see the difference.
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