A 39-year-old female asked:
what other bacterial infections(non-std) can result in positive igm blood test for chlamydia trachomatis. i have not been sexually active for 7 years so had the blood test retaken - again positive but a pcr urine test came back negative.no symptoms ?
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Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Chlamydia diagnosis: All blood tests for chlamydia are useless, whether IgM or IgG. A positive test can result from distant past infection, no longer present; from infection with related bacteria, especially Chlamydophyla pneumoniae; and IgM tests in particular can give enitrely false results. Stop having blood tests, and find a doctor who knows they don't work! Negative PCR means you are not infected at this time.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
I'm asthmatic w/ sleep apnea. I had rib pain after sinus/bronchitis (coughing). Xray showed new lung scarring. Can this cause me trouble in future?
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Lung scarring: It most likely will not cause a problem but it depends on the extent and location of the scarring. Long term scars of the lung may be associated with an increased risk of developing into carcinoma particulary with a history of smoking but this is relatively low incidence.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Having pain in lower right ab, nause, barely eating, pain in right side back. Ultrasound done- no cyst but appendix aread looked inflamed. Dr sent me to ER but CT scan normal and bloodwork normal but had a little blood in urine. On antibiotics for 3 days
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Kidney stone?: There is definitely something going on. Are you on anbiotics for a specific diagnosis? Your symptoms are suggestive of kidney stone. Pain from a gynecologic source isn't ruled out. See your doctor for follow up soon.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?
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Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
NO: To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs , size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Back in january I had an EKG and had low blood pressure they said the next step was a stress test. I am uninsured so I passed the heart fluttering went away but now I have chest pressure along with jaw and teeth pain, fatigue and some nausea. I have an ap
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Pathology 49 years experience
Need immediate care: Women often have atypical symptoms in case of heart disease, including heart attack. The symptoms you describe are worrisome and warrant immediate attention. Please go to the nearest emergency department to rule out a serious issue.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Bladder infection seemed to clear up with potassium citrate after a few days it returned and I retreated the symptoms improved however not at night?
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Family Medicine 23 years experience
Suppressed, not kill: The potassium citrate may have suppressed the bugs from growing and thus contributed to the symptom improvement, but it did not destroy the bugs. After stopping the citrate, the bugs again able to grow/multiply and thus return of your symptoms. I would recommend seeing a doc for a quick test/culture and antibiotic treatment. Don't waite too long as it may get worse. Good luck.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2020
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