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I have an extreme fear or getting breast cancer. I've seen therapist but can't shake this. You have any advice? I would like to have breast reduction
Educate yourself: Breast reduction will not significantly reduce your chance of getting breast cancer. If you have the gene, prophylactic mastectomy may be an option. Otherwise, not appropriate just for fear. Nothing you can do will make you immune or even reduce your risk much. You also know that proper surveillance against breast cancer drops your risk of dying of it to very low. To be brave, act brave. ...Read more
I feel like I could have a brain tumor, how much would it cost to have a test done to see? I have medicaid and i'm in texas.
Probably about $1000: The single best test for a possible brain tumor, if it is clinically reasonable, is an MRI of the head. The average cost for this is likely around $1000, but some facilities will have lower prices for medicaid patients. You should understand that brain tumors are uncommon in 20 year old people and are rarely self-diagnosed. See your doctor about your problems for a reasonable diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pacemaker put in last year and had a ablation done also. Now they want to do a atrial ventricular node. How would this help me?
AV node ablation: AV node ablation prevents the fast heart rhythm in the upper chambers (such as SVT or atrial fibrillation), from affecting the lower chambers. If the fast rate of the lower chambers can not be controlled, it could damage your heart. The concern is that the AV node ablation, leaves you dependent on the pacemaker for life. Continue discussing with heart rhythm specialist, to answer all questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a nuclear stress test be dangerous if I haven't eaten for like a week? I'm afraid I won't be able to do the treadmill because of weakness.
Nuclear stress: The risk from a stress test is very low in most patients. In those with certain conditions (like a recent large heart attack, or severe aortic valve disease) the risk may be higher. There is also risk associated with the radiation exposure in a nuclear stress test. It would be very unusual for a 29 year old patient to need a nuclear stress test. Consider a cardiology consult on HealthTap. ...Read more
I am an 18 year old female with tietze syndrome. I have severe GERD and cannot have oral steroids. What would you're recommedation be to do. I have had a steroid injection, physical therapy, been to the chiropractor and much more. What do I need to do nex
Oral steroids no: Oral steroids will not help. It is also called costochondritis. You best long term approach is an exercise and more exercise program. To improve the gerd you need weight loss as well and better overall conditioning is your best long term approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?
Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like your real problem is severe anxiety & catastrophic think ...Read more
I had an ocular migraine yesterday. How dangerous are those? Does it mean I have a brain tumor? Or that I will have a stroke?
Puzzling: Are you sure it was an ophthalmic migraine? I ask because people who are informed enough to know what a migraine IS are usually also pretty well informed about what a migraine is NOT, which includes brain tumors. Strokes & migraines are (only very) SLIGHTLY related. Go to the website of the American Headache Society and do some reading about migraines. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have maturation arrest can it be treated? Can I have kids even though I have maturation arrest?
Hormonal medication: Arrest of pubertal development can be treated with hormonal medications. Whether or not you can have children on your own depends in part on how marked the arrest is. Either way, it is quite likely that with infertility treatment you could be successful in having children. ...Read more
I do some cardiovascular exercise sometimes, is it possible i will have an asthma attack even if I am not asthmatic?
Unlikely: Nonasthmatics usually dont get asthma at your age unless they get complications from smoking or other toxic exposures or very rare lung diseases. Sometimes people start wheezing when they have a cold virus, which goes away after the infection is over. Exercise-induced asthma exists but you probably would know about it already. Go for it! ...Read more
I have exesise induced anxiety panic attacks. It is so frustrating because I used to be an avid exerciser . Can I get bettr? In thrpy for a yearnow
Can i get a mammogram even if I have had a boob job? Does someone with breast impants still need to get mammograms?
Is it safe and necessary to have stress test with 25-30% heart muscle? Should i have defibrillator implanted?
Not on the internet: These are very good, valid and serious questions. But, they cannot be validly answered by a stranger on the internet who has no access to your health history, examination or current labs. Anyone who would be willing to give you a guess should probably be avoided. If you have concerns about your care you can discuss this with your family doctor or a second heart specialist. ...Read more
Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First i need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser
Possibly.: Patients with medical “problems” are sometimes able to undergo elective plastic surgical procedures. These patients should have the medical conditions under good control; evaluation by their family practitioners/ internist is important prior to proceeding. This pre-operative “clearance” will provide your plastic surgeon with helpful information. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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