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Internet: While the internet has its drawbacks, it also has its advantages. If you can be more specific about what you mean buy "patient safety" it can help refine the search. I do suggest looking at www.Mercola.Com as a beginning place for information and expand out. Most states have a council on aging so the dept of health website may also have some useful information. ...Read more
On a CT report radiologist states 'Nodules" in a metastic colon cancer patient . Why would
He not put any measurements?
You are right,: there should be some measurements, except perhaps if the nodules have been described on prior CT reports, are a known finding, and are unchanged. ...Read more
Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more
Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.
Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide basic background on your issue and ask a clear related question. Just raising an issue, with no clear question or background does not work.The physicians on this platform donate their time to answer questions. Any fees on wordy posts support the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy, impressions were nodular mucosa in rectum. Ileum/colon normal. Given Flagyl. Biopsy results pending. Could this be cancer? I'm 36/F.
Not a single entity: Situs inversus comes in 2 basic forms with variation in the amount and importance of associated abnormalities. These can involve the heart/lung/intestines/ spleen or spleens. You should consult with the doc who knows the case well for any such information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more
Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids) .
Endoscopy: I understand your distress. Pleas make list of all symptoms about which you are concerned and if those symptoms have affected your functioning and to what degree. Then discuss with a G I Specialist, as well as what information from Endoscopy can come. Express your concerns and make decision in your best interest. YourHealth is Precious! Have Therapy for stress. ...Read more
NIH or ACS website: The nih/nci website can give you a lot of information of surgical oncology, clinical trials available for certain cancers. The american cancer society website has information on all types of cancers including the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?
GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more
Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?
COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more
Not herpes: This cannot possibly be herpes if you have never had sexual contact with another person. And this doesn't sound like herpes anyway. On dry skin like the penis, herpes lesions go from red bump to blister to pimple to open sore to scab over 1-2 weeks. "Yellowish bumps" probably are normal, maybe just hair follicles or sebaceous glands that appear more prominent with sexual maturity. ...Read more
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