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CVI treatable.: Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems. Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the cvi ...Read more
If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?
Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: Aspergillomas are typically incidental findings on chest x-ray or other radiology imaging, unless they are growing, irritating the respiratory tract, and causing symptoms like bloody cough. If there are symptoms, then it can be treated with anti-fungals. Absent symptoms, the body may respond by sort of 'walling off' the fungus in healthy individuals that later will look like a nodule on x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinusitis: Sinusitis is simply infection in the facial sinuses. Chronic sinusitis is infection that lasts more than 4-12 weeks despite treatment. It is often very difficult to treat even with antibiotics. Often doctors will not treat acute sinus infections long enough (up to 4 weeks of continuous antibiotic) and as a result a partially treated or inadequately treated acute infection becomes chronic. ...Read more
Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if i were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers