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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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3tc (Overview)

3TC is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I feel enlarged lymph ns, tender, rubbary, in my abdomen larger in paraaortic, medial &lateral thigh, forarm med&later , axilla, breast tail, inguinal, pupic?

I feel enlarged lymph ns, tender, rubbary, in my abdomen larger in paraaortic, medial &lateral thigh, forarm med&later , axilla, breast tail, inguinal, pupic?

See below: You really need to be seen by your primary care physician. If you don't have one call the referral service at your local hospital and they will help you find one. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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3tc (Overview)

3TC is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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Tell me about 3tc (lamivudine) plz?

3TC (lamivudine) is an NRTI: 3tc, also known as Epivir or lamivudine, is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (or nrti) often used in the treatment of HIV and/or hepatitis b. It is a drug that is very well-tolerated and effective in the treatment of both HIV and hepatitis b. The side effects are minimal, if any. ...Read more

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What does left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst mean?

What does left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst mean?

Likely congenital: Typically found coincidentally when images obtained for very different purpose. Almost always present from birth, but on rare occasions can expand, but usually without mass effect. May be of value periodically to repeat scans to ascertain absence of issues. ...Read more

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7mm round firm node on chin above jawline. 2 sub centermeter nodes at lower neck. biopsy 3 mths ago on level 2 node indicates follicular hyperplasia.

7mm round firm node on chin above jawline. 2 sub centermeter nodes at lower neck. biopsy 3 mths ago on level 2 node indicates follicular hyperplasia.

Question?: Not sure what the question is here. Sounds like the diagnosis has been made already. Pretty large lymph nodes for follicular hyperplasia. Was treatment recommended or prescribed? ...Read more

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DiagnosticSUPINE celiac plexus block yesterday,only received bupivacaine.Painfree x10 hrs.Today,Bad new type of upper abd pain. Tender in mid & upper abd Doubled up at times.No fevers.

DiagnosticSUPINE celiac plexus block yesterday,only received bupivacaine.Painfree x10 hrs.Today,Bad new type of upper abd pain. Tender in mid & upper abd Doubled up at times.No fevers.

The onset: of "NEW" abdominal pain should be followed up immediately!!!! Contact the pain unit or hospital where you received the block...intra-abdominal bleeding although UNLIKELY should be ruled out!! Hope this helps...... Dr Z ...Read more

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Usg report indicate upper tibial epiphysis not appeared & lower femoral epiphysis appeared . What does it mean?

Usg report indicate upper tibial epiphysis not appeared & lower femoral epiphysis appeared . What does it mean?

? too early to tel : The questioner has asked a question about "usg" which is probably meant to be "usd" for ultrasound. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an extremely useful tool; however, large bones are poorly visualized with this imaging modality in adults. Ob ultrasound can examine bone in the growing fetus from which useful information regarding the fetus is derived. Follow-up us is recommended if abnormality noted. ...Read more

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Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea

It is not serious: Observe means it can be watched and monitored for any further growth in size. if it increases in size such that you can feel it, then it should be removed or a biopsy done to find out the cause and rule out cancer in the lymph node. ...Read more

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Dull sometimes throbbing pain in lower left abdomen that radiates down into inner left thigh. Also have had a swollen lymph node in left groin weeks.

Dull sometimes throbbing pain in lower left abdomen that radiates down into inner left thigh. Also have had a swollen lymph node in left groin weeks.

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Need Examination: Anybody with new onset headaches in the setting of having a VP shunt needs to immediately ask to see their doctor for a shunt check. If it's possible to get in to see either your neurologist or neurosurgeon, so much the better. If the shunt's cleared then, the headaches can be addressed knowing they're not due to shunt problems. I'd be happy to answer more questions @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.

65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.

Complex issue: Chronic cough has many causes. Ask you doctor if reflux could be the cause, and if so, would it be appropriate to do a 48 hour wireless pH study (Bravo device) off medication to see if the cough coreates to reflux episodes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

An infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection. Get a throat culture to make sure you do not have strep throat which is usually the only reason that you may need antibiotics for this. In the meantime, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, fluids, chloraseptic or cepastat and rest. If you get much worse, severe headaches, throat closes, or shortness of breath, or anything else scary, then go to the ER ...Read more

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When sleeping on back low right back pain, cross feet at times, sore spot mid spine, right side low pelvic, abdominal, hip pain, tired? Cancer? Or?

When sleeping on back low right back pain,  cross feet at times, sore spot mid spine, right side low pelvic, abdominal, hip pain, tired? Cancer? Or?

R/O SCIATICA : Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. ...Read more

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I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.

Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
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I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.

Seems likely: Seems from what you say there is disc in the left nerve path. Not that this doesn't happen it does and fairly frequently. Sometimes even scar tissue can be guilty of these symptoms as well. Talk to your surgeon about further treatment. ...Read more

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Recent CT scan and vaginal ultrasound found septated cyst on left ovary 2cm x 1.5cm. Pain on left side. Irregular bleeding. Weight loss 60lbs. Urgent?

Recent CT scan and vaginal ultrasound found septated cyst on left ovary 2cm x 1.5cm. Pain on left side. Irregular bleeding. Weight loss 60lbs. Urgent?

Possibly: A 2cm cyst with septation at the age of 36 is likely not significant. Cysts are normally present in young women of childbearing age. However, for your pain and irregular bleeding, you should see a gynecologist for thorough evaluation. Also, if your 60 lb weight loss was unintentional, additional tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing.  Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Get chest X-ray : There many things that can cause these types if symptoms. There is a chance you could have a pneumonia or it may come from your chest wall. See your doctor for a physical exam. She or he may order a chest x-ray for you. ...Read more

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