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Just found a lump on left ribs after having surgery 2 weeks ago to put rod in left femur and now ribs on both sides hurt. Should we be worried?

Just found a lump on left ribs after having surgery 2 weeks ago to put rod in left femur and now ribs on both sides hurt. Should we be worried?

Need an exam: Would like to give you specific advice but it's impossible to tell what might be causing these lumps and pain without examining you. Please see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if you are concerned. ...Read more

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RCC met to lung, femur, IVC vein and liver presently on afinitor (everolimus) starting radiation to femur when wwill he get sicker (palitative) hubby is 38?

RCC met to lung, femur, IVC vein and liver presently on afinitor (everolimus) starting radiation to femur when wwill he get sicker (palitative) hubby is 38?

When he does.: No way to predict. Depends on behavior of the tumor, responsiveness to treatment and his immunological competence. Take advantage of what good time he has. Good luck. ...Read more

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An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should I get a pet /ct?

An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should I get a pet /ct?

Probably not: On mri, cysts are pretty easily distinguished from metastasis from breast cancer. If you still have concerns, ask your oncologist if he can have the MRI interpreted by a second radiologist to make all are in agreement with the cyst diagnosis. ...Read more

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My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?

Get Ortho consult: For someone with many question about bones, getting an Ortho consult would be a good idea. They may provide a genetic referral to see if you fit into one of the inherited bone diseases, which can provide the explanation to your quarries. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

78 year old female w/femur fracture. Diagnosed w/diabetes+emphysema. Has other heart/lung condition. How to best treat fracture or reduce pain?

Consider surgery: All the conditions you mentioned are chronic and manageable. A femur fracture is a very debilitating injury with a high mortality rate particularly in the elderly population. The surgical risk can be lowered by using regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Third degree burn on chest, was told I had cellulitis, put on oral antibiotic but lab culture smear results negative, suggested burn scrape. Do I need?

Third degree burn on chest, was told I had cellulitis, put on oral antibiotic but lab culture smear results negative, suggested burn scrape. Do I need?

Not enough: Not enough information. Are you really sure it is 3rd degree??? How? When? Treatment before antibiotic? Was some topical preparation or antiseptic used before the culture? What is a "burn scrape"? Most diagnoses of "cellulitis" by amateurs [non-dermatologists] are wrong. You failed to name the "oral antibiotic". If in doubt, get a second opinion, preferably from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Third degree burn advice Scalded age 1, thick skin over 80% of chest - very tight. Scared to workout (stretching) any options/surgery out there?

Laser may help: It is possible that an ablative fractionated laser would help the scar. A number of treatments would help and success cannot be guaranteed. A carbon dioxide fractionated laser might be an idea. I do not think it would be dangerous to work out. ...Read more

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How much does a xenograft cost? For an 8-year-old girl with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns on her stomach, chest, and back of her legs?

How much does a xenograft cost? For an 8-year-old girl with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns on her stomach, chest, and back of her legs?

Xenograft costs: The cost of the xenograft will vary based on the area that needs to be grafted. The material is billed based on how big a graft is needed to place into the wound and the surgery fee is also based on the size of the area grafted. Various areas in the country have different fees so you will have to ask your insurance company what they pay for the code that will be billed by the hospital and doc ...Read more

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ER diagnosed pleurisy, 2nd day of meds started feelin discomfort, 3rd day severe pain entire chest cavity, burning. And can't touch some spots w/o pain?

ER diagnosed pleurisy, 2nd day of meds started feelin discomfort, 3rd day severe pain entire chest cavity, burning. And can't touch some spots w/o pain?

Please be examined: If you have a doctor who knows you, please call them. If not, you might need to return to the ED. This may warrant further testing and a change in your treatment. ...Read more

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What to do to help heal a 2nd-3rd degree burn from a coffee spill on lip and breast? Friend is allergic to Neosporn. Please help!

What to do to help heal a 2nd-3rd degree burn from a coffee spill on lip and breast? Friend is allergic to Neosporn. Please help!

Burn treatment: 1st degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and generally appear as a red patch, similar to a sunburn. treatment is supportive (cool water, OTC pain meds). 2nd degree burns are deeper, very painful, and blister. Treatment is aimed at pain relief and preventing infection with Rx Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). 3rd degree burns are very severe, painless and usually require treatment from a burn center. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. For the past week my breast mainly the left one is burning. The pain isn't that bad.?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. For the past week my breast mainly the left one is burning. The pain isn't that bad.?

Doctor exam: Most pregnant women complain of breast discomfort in early pregnancy due to the hormonal changes. Next time you see you Obgyn for pregnancy ask them to do a quick breast exam to make sure all is normal ...Read more

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Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

Difference of appearance between 1st and 2nd degree burn on chest? Second degree serious?

First is just...: ...Redness; bubbles and skin coming off is 2nd degree. Both increase chances of skin cancer in the future; 2nd degree is also a concern for infection, dehydration, and scarring. Do try to protect your skin next time - high-spf lotion, uv-opaque clothes. ...Read more

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I burnt myself using my flat iron one week ago. Is it possible for me to get a keloid from this 1st degree burn on my chest?

Burn Scars: A first degree burn produces redness and pain and generally does not cause any permanent scar. If the burn produces blistering this indicates a second degree burn and could result in a permanent scar. The chest is notorious for developing heavy scars. You should have the burn evaluated to receive proper care. ...Read more

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I got second degree burn on my chest 3 days ago the doctor prescribed me silver suf. Is there anything else I can use in assist to scarring & blisters?

I got second degree burn on my chest 3 days ago the doctor prescribed me silver suf. Is there anything else I can use in assist to scarring & blisters?

Silicone when healed: Your primary goal is to achieve uneventful healing which in life's prevention of infection. Once healed, pressure therapy and silicone sheeting may be useful. ...Read more

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I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

I suffered from a 2nd degree burn on my chest, my wound had blisters, it left a scar. I applied contractubex gel but it made the scar itchy and red. Help.

So you got scammed: Learn from it and throw away this useless product. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can use hydrocortisone. How long since the burn? What kind of scar? How large? You will not find effective scar treatments on your own. ...Read more

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Burning in the middle of my chest?

Burning in the middle of my chest?

See your doctor: Any type of chest discomfort requires the immediate involvement of your doctor; either at the office or in the er. ...Read more

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When I cough it burns in my chest?

When I cough it burns in my chest?

Common: However, better to discuss with your doc.

This may be untreated asthma or stomach acid irritation or miscellaneous.

Or heart attack? Unlikely but depends your medical history.

Better be safe with your doc. ...Read more

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What cause burning in chest while eating?

What cause burning in chest while eating?

Heartburn issues?: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more

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Having chest burning. What are the remedies?

Having chest burning. What are the remedies?

Depends: The treatment depends on the cause. There are many possible causes. A stress test would help rule your heart in or out. Other testing would be helpful if your heart has been excluded. ...Read more

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My chest burns when I cough what do I have?

My chest burns when I cough what do I have?

? bronchitis: Burning on coughing could be bronchitis (do you have fever, green or yellow sputum?) pleurisy, or even reflux (do you have heartburn?) I recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the cause of chest burning?

I want to know what's the cause of chest burning?

Many causes: If you want to know the cause of your chest burning, you're going to have to have some testing. It can be cardiac related, gastrointestinal, neuropathic, dermatologic, or possibly even muscular. ...Read more

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Why do I feel my chest burning when I bench press?

Why do I feel my chest burning when I bench press?

Probably muscle ache: A burning feeling in your chest while you lift weights is most likely caused by working the muscle which in turn releases Lactic Acid and causes a burning sensation. Other less likely possibilities include acid reflux (brought on by laying down) or heart pain (angina). Typical angina would be more of a crushing, heavy feeling + nausea + sweating + shortness of breath - but it's not all typical. ...Read more

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How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chest burning?

What is the definition or description of: chest burning?

Heartburn: Usually if your chest burn, it could be an issue with digestion. Although whenever you have issues with your chest be sure to contact your dr to be evaluated. Usually heart problems cause chest pressure or pain right under the sternum, but not chest burning. The esophagus runs through the chest and if its irritated, it could give the feeling of burning. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause burning in chest after taking a hot tub?

What could cause burning in chest after taking a hot tub?

Many things: The same thing that causes chest burning at other times: angina, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer, esophagitis, non-ulcer dyspepsia, cholecystitiis, fibromyalgia, costochondritis, and myo-fascial syndrome, to name a few. ...Read more

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What can I do about the burning in my stomache and chest?

What can I do about the burning in my stomache and chest?

Get an exam.: Several possibilities for the burning in your chest. Most likely, gastresophageal reflux (gerd) caused by sphincter dysfunction between stomach and esophagus. Caustic stomach acid backwashes to inflame the esophagus. Burning in the chest is an atypical sign of heart attack in women, unlikely at your age. Smoke/smog irritate and inflame lungs. Strained, inflamed rib muscles may feel like burning. ...Read more