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Could A Block Basement With An Old Cistern Cause Respiratory Problems
Yes: Block basements and old cisterns are often associated with mold growth. Exposure to molds has been associated with a variety of respiratory disorders and should be avoided. Mold grows best in wet areas so it is important to keep basements dry and avoid household water leaks. If visible mold is present in a house it should be removed/treated by an expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an aortic aneurism cause a chronic cough? (i read it can cause a legion on cranial nerve x causing problems in the larynx?)
Can a meconium plug in an infant be an isolated incident? Or is it always associated with some other underlying issue?
Word definitions: To be more specific, all infants have a little plug that passes with the initial meconium.Occasionally the plug and some meconium passes before birth as a sign of stress.Meconium ileus is a condition where the meconium is so thick and sticky that it blocks all stool passage and can be a sign of cf. My state state screens for CF as part of its newborn screening program but not all do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?
70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. ...Read more
Same as others: Children in general are prone to recurrent viral infections, regardless of their cardiac status. If otherwise healthy and not recently post-op, common causes of fever should be considered. Fevers that develop while hospitalized for cardiac conditions are far more concerning and different than those found in the general population. ...Read more
Can a titanium nail implant in collcarbone cause an autoimmune response and cause antibodies which could cause an illness? Have POTS and EDS.
No: The titanium is not immunogenic. That means it can not cause an immune resonse. ...Read more
Mmm: to have tachy-Brady syndrome you need to have a sick sinus node so.. I don't think what you're saying makes much sense. If you have some ectopic tachycardia of some sort then you likely have a run of the mill SVT. Not tachy Brady. ...Read more
Could the barium from a small bowel study cause a blockage or obstruction in someone with an ilesostomy and motility issues?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very specific. CBC and CRP are swayed by many conditions. These include the broad categories of cancer, infection, and inflammatory disease. Fungal brain infection is just one of the myriad possibilities, some serious and some not. ...Read more
I suffer with turbinate swelling and chronic nose,and throat issues, could this be caused as a secondary consequence of bronchiectasis? or asthma?
Can a pregnancy cause complication with corrected intestinal malrotaion, can the LAD bands break or move causing a new complication or an old one?
Yes-but: Any abdominal surgery leads to scar tissue (adhesions). Lad's bands refers specifically to the type seen before fixing the problems with malrotation. So is a complicated answer, but most women have normal pregnancies who have had prior abdominal surgery. Best is to tell your ob, and together you can decide if a high risk OB (maternal-feto medicine specialist) needs to be involved. ...Read more
Is is possible that an undiagnosed thoracic injury could later cause a mess of problems with neck like herniations stenosis ddd foraminal narrowing R?
Cervical stenosis: No one is exactly sure what caused cervical hernations/stenosis unless you had a before and after MRI but predisposing factors can be MVA even fender benders, repetitive stress like working overhead, head up to look at a computer monitor all day/sports .it is unclear what the thoracic injury was so it is hard to associate,but the same injury may have had cervical effects.. f/u with doc ...Read more
Can nebulizing only with Seline be helpful in releasing congestion due to upper respitory infection in a 4 yrs old?
My daughter is seeing a GI for reflux but they also found a congenital stenosis of the external auditory canal?
Unlikely: Glucionosamine is a naturally occurring food supplement. Made from fish it could cause an allergic reaction or a cough if you are allergic. Same goes for omega 3 . Stop both if you think it is one of them. Wait for the symptoms to subside. If they do see an allergist to see which one it is. ...Read more
Could B. Cepacia cause issues in the GI tract of a child with a chronic health condition incl. low immune finction?
Could adenoid removal in an adult age 64 be of concern for cancer, or could it be due to severe allergies?
I have a friend with gastro paresis they can't find an underlying cause... Could it be her gall bladder if the function is 35%?
Maybe...: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm) ...Read more
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