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Can It Change For The Better Years Later I Meanplaquig In My Caroid Arteries
Had a bilateral release on my knee 3 yrs ago in march, how long does it take for the nerves to grow back,im starting to feel better lately,is that why?
Nerve injury: The peripheral nerves near the kneecap can sometimes be cut during surgery, which may be unavoidable. This commonly leads to an area of numbness over the front of the knee. That area usually shrinks with time, but may be permanently numb. After 3 years, it is unlikely to change significantly. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for more than 3 years already, there's sometimes pressure in the eye it's in. What can I do to get it removed?
Three years!!!!!!'!!: If it's simply, a broken capillary (small vessel) in the underside of the covering layer of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage), it is not serious and will go away within 3 weeks. Why can it still be seen? Why do u feel pressure? You should have seen an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) a long time ago. Go! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a knot on back of my neck about an inch long and dark in color it burns when i turn neck to the right same side it is on i was in the hospital about 3 years ago and they said my arteres are block 45% could this be a clot I am poor so it hard to get
It : It is hard for me to know what that area could be, but I do think it should be evaluated, especially as it sounds like you have a complicated medical history. An area of pain and burning on your neck that is dark in color should be evaluated by a physician. If you have pain, fever, any weakness or numbness, then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
My cat died yesterday so I was sobbing for five hours. Is the puffiness and redness in my eyes permanent?If not, how long will it take for it to heal?
For angiography, why use artery in my groin? Why does the doctor start in an artery so far away from my heart. Wouldn’t it be safer to start closer to my heart?
We : We use the femoral artery in your groin because this has become the standard approach for inserting a catheter to inject dye into your heart arteries. There are arteries closer to your heart, specifically in your arm, that are being used more frequently now. Radial artery procedures are gaining momentum because the risk of complications such as bleeding are less common than with a femoral approach. Recently, however, there has been some data to suggest radiation exposure may be higher with the radial artery approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for head to change shape at age of 18, befor back of my head was round now is longer, I have done some scans and dr told me that itsok?
Take it easy: You had all scans done and the results are normal. Now time to relax, chill out and have some fun. Yeahhhhh. ...Read more
I have weak spots in my retina, in a few weeks i must return to the doctor. Can my body repair these spots? Does it help not to move my eyes too much?
Lattice Degeneration: It sounds like you have a condition called lattice degeneration. It's a relatively common finding on eye exams. You can use your eyes normally without risk. If you develop flashing lights and/or new floaters in the vision, or vision loss, see your ophthalmologist immediately. Laser is sometimes used to fix weak spots in the retina. ...Read more
Three years ago, i had a systemic fungal infection. Is it possible for it to come back? It was in my eye, heart and brain, and bloodstream.
My gallbladder has been acting up for the past two weeks. It's to the point that if I eat it gets very inflamed, to the point I look about 6/7 months pregnant. I haven't had a bowel movement in over a week. Tonight I was in severe pain and went to the res
Constipation: Your constipation is causing also most of the damage. Your message got cut, but you will definitely get some relief with a bowel movement. Prune juice, eating a ripe pear followed by lots of water may help. Alternatively you may need to start over the counter Senna and stay on it for good few days. If you are aware already of having gallbladder issues make sure you connect with your physician. ...Read more
My grandmother is 88. Alzheimer's and dimensia has set in quickly in the past two months. How or can it be treated? Thank you
Alzheimer's???: Rapid onset of dementia like symptoms is often not alzheimer's. It can be another form of dementia such as vascular or multi-infarct (mini strokes) dementia or not dementia at all, such as delirium induced by different causes such as meds, etc. First, make sure it has been properly worked up by a phsycian. In addition to meds, exercise and intellectual stimulation are known to have some benefit. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have noticed a tremor in my right hand only which came for the first time in November for approx 3 weeks and then again last week. Could this be linked to ms? Is it worth mentioning to my neurologist? I also have a 12x12x11 meningioma in ventricle
Ventricle?: Having a meningioma in the ventricle of the brain, and in a young woman, would be distinctly unusual. Please clarify this specifically with your doctor, since it has implications regarding other neurologic symptoms/syndromes which might influence the noted tremor. Since imaging was no doubt done, it would be appropriate to ensure an MRI was performed with all sequences for a detailed evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do about what my dr. Said was cholesteral spots around eyes but am 35 and supposed to have a good cholesteral level have had some spots around left eye for acouple of years but just within the last eight months some have shown up on the right an
How long is it safe to wait for a neurologist's appointment? I went to my doctor in august with headaches localized near my left temple. He gave me a prescription and said to return in a few weeks if they weren't better. I came back in early september, sa
What does it mean to have varicose veins in your uterus/uterus area and how do they develop? I had quite a few in my ultrasound last week.
Ovarian vein reflux: When patients are told that they have "varicose veins in or around the uterus" they are usually diagnosed with ovarian vein reflux causing pelvic congestion syndrome. This is the most common reason that patients develop enlarged varicosities in the pelvis. It is caused by backward venous flow with elevated vein pressure in the pelvis. Consider therapy if symptoms bother. Consult vascular doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For the last few years, one of my nostrils is always blocked, but they switch back and forth. It's not always the same one. How can I cure it?
Normal nostrils: The nose has bony ridges inside each nostril called turbinates that swell as a result of normal blood flow patterns. Turbinates help humidify the air you breath. The swelling alternates from left to right on a normal cycle (every few hours typically). It usually does not require treatment unless you also suffer from allergies or chronic sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have Af I take verapamil and aspirin therapy. At times my heart rate drops into the 30's for a few seconds then back to the 60's is that normal?
Several points.: without an exam, I can only give general information and cannot diagnose, treat/prescribe/etc. and, asymptomatic rate changes are not an indication for a pacer nor even necessarily changing therapy. AF requires rate control and stroke prevention. Aspirin alone is not enough and coumadin (warfarin) or the newer anti-stroke medicines are generally recommended. ...Read more
I had been seeing so many doctors and treatment concerning danduruf but it won't last long it appear again in my hair and in same part of my facewhy?
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Dear doctors. Why do little flashes of light appear in my left eye in a half circle? It looked like the letter "c" flashing little squares and as it started to go away, it became wider and wider till i did not see it at all. This is the first time this h
I am 22. How long does it take for the aorta to become less flexible and in risk for aneurysms and dissection. Smoked on and off for some years...
I av had the implant in my arm for 4mth, the injection for 6mth and microgynon(pill) for 2 years how long will it take to get out of my system? Ttc
What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years
Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.
Lymphadenopathy: 1) is your lymph node swollen (lymphadenopathy, lad) or just palpable? Somtimes thin people can feel lymph nodes easier than others, 2) is it stable (3yrs) or growing? 3) is the dizziness (a non-specific and common symptom) related to the dizziness. Lad has a broad ddx: http://www.Matheny.Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf - see table 3 especially - lad a-z. ...Read more
Once effient is started must you wait one year before it can be changed? I have 2 stents in LAD artery.
Calcified Splenic artery aneurysm went from 15x15x15 to 19mm in one year is this a cause of alarm or diff drs reading it makes it change. ?
Chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in fingers and hand. What is cause. Last ultrasound a year ago. Another was ordered. Will it change?
See details: Have you consulted a vascular surgeon? If not, you need to do it to see if he/she has anything to offer. ...Read more
Varies: Arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries tends to run in the family dna, and some are prone to develop blockage early in the teen years, especially when associated with juvenile diabetes. The blockage starts with a fatty streak in the wall of arteries, and this is seen in teen years/early twenty, and progresses so that blockage is seen in every decade thereafter. ...Read more
How can someone knows how old are his arteries, for example:if I am 37 years old, how do I detect how old my arteries age, any method i can follow?
Arteries are ur age: Arterial duplex can assess segments of some arteries for arteriosclerotic plaque formation. Even if no plaque visualized, the artery may have early plaque or yellow streaks which is arteriosclerotic disease. If you image the carotids in the neck, you can still have carotid disease in the intrathoracic or the intracranial segments of the artery. So even if the neck portion isokyoucanstillhavestroke. ...Read more
I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage i have done so far to arteries.
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
I had an ekg and ecg 2 years ago all normal, would this have detected any blockages in my arteries? I am 32 years old
With all the breakthroughs and cures, surely an artery can be unblocked .in 3 years all ive had is statins asprin and get exercise ,and dumped?
Only short term: All the "breakthroughs" in treating block arteries including balloon dilatation,stents,ultrasound and surgeries are meant for temporary relief which is easy. The big challenge is how to keep the artery open on a long term basis and there is so far no substitute for a healthy lifestyle including stop smoking ,healthy diet and regular exercise plus aspirin,statin. Control of BP and diabetes also ...Read more
How long does it usually take for some salt in your diet to clog arteries? Does it take many years? Will my doctor let me know if this is a problem?
Sodium, sodium...: Salt does not clog the arteries. Sodium sensitizes the arteries to adrenaline, so they may go into spasm, and your blood pressure goes up. If this happens every day for many years, your blood pressure will be elevated all the time, and this does damage the arteries, because their natural repair mechanism is with cholesterol, that does clog the arteries. Try sodium free salt (yes, it's available. ...Read more
What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?
Should I take Calcium with D? Had been taking it off & on for years but recentky discontinued due to reading that it caused calcification of arteries.
Ask doctor to check: Many middle age and older adults have low vitamin D3 levels which causes bone problems, increased risk for lung infections and probably increased risk for diabetes of older age. However, high doses of vitamin D and high doses of calcium can cause problems with bones (as seen in a study in Britain several years ago) and with blood vessel calcium deposits. Check the vitamin D and calcium level first ...Read more
17 yrs old Is it bad to eat cheese everyday with butter n semi-skimmed milk? 1-2 times a day for a couple of years not overweight. Clog up arteries?
Unhealthy: I would consider this very unhealthy because of the high levels of saturated fats contained in those foods. I recommend that you get your serum lipids(cholesterol with hdl, ldl and triglycerides) measured if your diet has been this high in saturated fats and if your family history is positive for hyperlipidemia, premature coronary heart disease or ischemic stroke. Learn to eat healthily now. ...Read more
If i've sat around and not done much for 8 years, sedentary, and am 26, eating lots of fast food, is this enough time to get clogged heart arteries?
It is possible: Age correlates with presence of atherosclerosis or plaque and will be more likely with more risk factors. The answer to you question is based on a postmortem study on Korean war and Vietnam war combatants . Prevalence of "clogged arteries " was almost 75% and blockage of > 75% was 1/10. Average age was in the 20's . So is it possible to have clogged arteries by the mid 20's ...Read more
About 3 years ago I had shunts placed in the groin arteries both left & right side. Lately the one on the left feels like it is scraping/shifting in p?
Surgical evaluation: required. I suggest contacting the original surgeon for examination and evaluation. ...Read more
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