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What Causes Enlarged Right Venticle
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more
Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?
Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more
Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?
Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure". ...Read more
Right heart failure: Right heart failure refers to weakness or stiffness involving the right ventricle or lower chamber as opposed to the left ventricle. This causes a unique constellation of symptoms including swelling in abdomen and legs, liver malfunction, weakness and shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Oftentimes, the described condition is a congenital anomaly resulting from poorly innervated distal atonic ureter, which is usually found incidentally on imaging studies for other reasons. Such adynomic segment and resulting massive ureteral dilation is prone to bleed upon trauma and to induce bacterial UTI so to precipitate active evaluation. More? Ask urologist or radiologist timely. ...Read more
Weakness of heart: When the left ventricle fails to pump normally dysfunction is present. The two common types include poor ejection of blood from a weak and enlarged heart or poor filling of the heart from a stiff muscle wall. Myocardial ischema is a common cause but there are many other causes including those secondary to valve dysfunction, hypertension, alcohol use, viral infection and miscellaneous causes. ...Read more
Need more info: That finding of para-aortic lymph nodes can have a wide ranging list of possibilities depending on the person's medical history. The findings could range from benign inflamed lymph nodes, benign castleman's disease, lymphoma, or cancers. There are too many possibilities and I do not have enough information to be able to tell here. Would need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes peripheral swelling we call edema is present. CHF can be right sided, left sided or biventricular. It can be caused by systolic, diastolic or valvar problems. It affects the whole body and all its systems. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. There are many causes. ...Read more
ASD: Usually with an atrial septal defect the blood flow or shunt goes from left to right, however, in some situations when there is pulmonary hypertension the shunting goes from right to left. The problem with that is it causes some of the blood to bypass the lungs and not get the oxygen needed to bring to the tissues. ...Read more
Site of healing: Here in kansas city, many (probably most) of us have little calcified granulomas from where we met and walled off histoplasmosis. Tb can do the same thing. It's little cause for concern; rarely these calcium nuggets get sharp edges and can scrape the surrounding structures. ...Read more
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