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Can I still have esophageal surgery even though I have a mild case of bronchitis?

Can I still have esophageal surgery even though I have a mild case of bronchitis?

Maybe...: It depends on your symptoms and oxygen level on the day of the elective procedure. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will make the decision on the day of your surgery but if it is delayed, they have your best interests in mind. You don't want to take any unnecessary risks! ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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I have COPD but I have also had bordella percusis (whooping cough). Will I be in even more pain?

I have COPD but I have also had bordella percusis (whooping cough). Will I be in even more pain?

Not necessarily: Whooping cough can prolong the mucous, cough related symptoms of copd. It can also predispose to longer more chronic infections by altering the airway structure, called bronchiectasis. If there is still cough and sputum production 6 weeks after pertussis infection see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

Is a hitial hernia dangerous to one's health? Many times I have difficulty taking a deep breath and it can cause anexity sometimes for me. I was told over 30 years ago that i had this type of hernia but it seems to have flared up symtoms. I do not have ac

I : I do not know that your breathing symptoms are from a hiatal hernia. Acid reflux is a common symptom of a hiatal hernia. Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs, more often when lying down sleeping, can cause breathing or asthma-like feelings. Many people have small hiatal hernias that do jot cause problems. Rarely very large hiatal hernias can cause sudden illness from twisting internally, or can rarely bleed or cause anemia. It sounds like you need to seee your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pain due to scoliosis? Even though I have undergone a surgery but I still having the chronic pain especially at right scapula.

How can I reduce pain due to scoliosis? Even though I have undergone a surgery  but I still having the chronic pain especially at right scapula.

Scoliosis: Much of the pain especially after correction is probably myofascial. One has to rule out nerve compression. You need someone to take a good look at your imaging and do a good evaluation. IN the interim I would start with some PT and massage. ...Read more

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I have a severe lung condition, but I also have asthma, bronchitis, and the most severe case of sinus polyps he has ever seen but is taking his time t?

I have a severe lung condition, but I also have asthma, bronchitis, and the most severe case of sinus polyps he has ever seen but is taking his time t?

Aspirin?: You may have a condition known as aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease which can be difficult to treatment. You don't need to take any ASA or NSAID tp get it but taking these drugs often trigger a severe attack. Consult an allergist to find out since Aspirin desensitization often provides great relief for your condition. ...Read more

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If I have a very mild case of NF1, can I hope, that my children would have mild cases, too? I have a few CAL spots and a few fibromas, nothing else.

If I have a very mild case of NF1, can I hope, that my children would have mild cases, too? I have a few CAL spots and a few fibromas, nothing else.

NF1: 50% of people newly diagnosed with the disorder have no family history of the condition, occurring spontaneously through a mutation in normal genes. Once this change has taken place, the mutant gene can be passed on to future generations. There is no standard treatment for NF and symptoms-pain, problematic tumors, bone invasion, etc- dictate further care. Because malignant change can occur, Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce mortality rates. ...Read more

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I have very bad acid reflux and I have for years. And i can not tell if some of the symptoms i'm having recently is throat cancer or gerd..

I have very bad acid reflux and I have for years. And i can not tell if some of the symptoms i'm having recently is throat cancer or gerd..

GERD or Throat Cance: Need more specific details. If your voice has become "hoarse, " this might point more to a throat problem. Unexplained weight loss would be another worrisome feature. If you have any doubts, consult an ENT specialist to completely evaluate the throat. ...Read more

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I have COPD but I have also had whooping cough will this hurt it even more?

I have COPD but I have also had whooping cough will this hurt it even more?

Copd: Whooping cough should have cleared up without any sequalae. Hence childhood whooping cough should not have any impact on the present copd. ...Read more

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I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe. I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality. I know am suffering with severe gas pains. I live in nm but am visiting in Texas. I took some phazyme which is helping

I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe.  I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality.  I know am suffering with severe gas pains.  I live in nm but am visiting in Texas.  I took some phazyme which is helping

R/O IBS VS ADHESIONS: IBS VS ADHESIONS VS IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD YOU NEED PROMPT EVALUATION. IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. 30gm Fiber& 64oz water ...Read more

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I have had some flu-like symptoms in the past week. But I have also experienced some heart palpations. Is this a virus? Do I need to take medication?

I have had some flu-like symptoms in the past week. But I have also experienced some heart palpations. Is this a virus? Do I need to take medication?

Yes you would need: to see a doctor or healthcare provider before you improve. Palpitations are usually a warning sign of something worse coming, though without further medical history it would be hard to determine if palpitations mean something more serious. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can you have bronchitis but with no cough?Went to hospital and diagnosed with it but I hardly have a cough.Weird?

Can you have bronchitis but with no cough?Went to hospital and diagnosed with it but I hardly have a cough.Weird?

Possibly: If there is wheezing and a history consistent with bronchitis then you may have it. Probably if it is left untreated for another week or so you will develop the cough. I usually do not make the diagnosis without wheezing and cough but medicine is an "art" and we all have our own way of doing things! ...Read more

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Can I still have children even though I have a clotting issue?

Can I still have children even though I have a clotting issue?

Yes: Not all clotting issues are genetic or inheritable. See your doctor or hematologist to find out what kind of clotting issue you have. ...Read more

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Can you have a cough and still have surgery?

Can you have a cough and still have surgery?

Cough and surgery: Hello, it depends on the cough itself and the surgery you are scheduled for. For example, if you are scheduled for tube placement in your ears, this surgery takes 5minutes for both ears and can be done with IV sedation. But an open heart surgery requires general anesthesia and hours of surgery. If the cough is productive, associated with a fever, in a smoker/copd pt, then anesthesia will cancel. ...Read more

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I have pyloric stenosis surgery as a child and now I am 32. I have mild but daily heart burn. Anything I should be aware of or do to correct this iss?

I have pyloric stenosis surgery as a child and now I am 32. I have mild but daily heart burn.  Anything I should be aware of or do to correct this iss?

Chronic Gerd.: You should see your doctor, or preferably a gastroenterologist, since your symptoms are occurring daily. Given your childhood history, the G.I. doctor may recommend that you have an EGD to look at the end of the stomach and see if there is any problem with outflow from the stomach. I suspect you may have just garden-variety acid reflux, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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It seems like I have a cold, but the symptoms are in my chest only. I don't have a cough and I'm not wheezing. Could I still have bronchitis?

It seems like I have a cold, but the symptoms are in my chest only. I don't have a cough and I'm not wheezing. Could I still have bronchitis?

Follow up: It is still possible, but cough is a common finding during bronchitis. Most bronchitic infections are caused by viral infections. Pulm virtual consult available to discuss. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Depends: On what symptoms you are having. Minor health issues would not likely be a concern, but weakened immune system with weight loss or low white blood cell may not be good for elective surgery. Please review in detail with your surgeon before any surgery is scheduled. ...Read more

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I think I have strep throat, but i'm not completely certain. I have the symptoms, but is there a possibility they are just symptoms of a cold/fever?

I think I have strep throat, but i'm not completely certain. I have the symptoms, but is there a possibility they are just symptoms of a cold/fever?

Could be either: The reason that medical providers do strep throat tests & cultures is to determine if you have strep throat. Best not to take chances with your health and have this medically evaluated. Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with lupus years ago but my C3 and C4 have always been normal even when I'm in a flare. Is this possible or was I likely misdiagnosed?

Diagnosed with lupus years ago but my C3 and C4 have always been normal even when I'm in a flare. Is this possible or was I likely misdiagnosed?

Yes, it can be.: Decreases serum C3 or C4 could either forecast or mark a renal flare, not always seen in SLE. If you have/had at least 4 of the 11 disorders there is a strong chance that you have lupus. 1. Malar rash 2. Discoid rash 3. Photosensitivity 4. Oral ulcers 5. Arthritis 6. Serositis 7. Kidney 8. Neurological 9. Blood 10. Immunologic (A-DNA, A -SM A -PhL) antibodies 11. ANA ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more