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Can air in the syringe get pushed back into vein during blood draw when the let go of syringe plunger?
Not a problem: Tiny amounts of air are not dangerous. And with today's systems this should not happen. ...Read more
Embolus: For a clot to get to the lungs from the peripheral venous system, it has to travel through the vena cava into the right side of the heart. There is no direct route to the lungs which bypasses the right atrium and right ventricle unless the person has a rare congenital anomaly of the venous system. ...Read more
Depends : The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dvt is generally thought to be due to 3 things-venous stasis, vein wall trauma and hypercoagulable state. Stasis is due to immobility, wall trauma can be due to irritation such as from a catheter, compression or even external trauma and hyper coagulable state can be due to tumor or certain clotting disorders. A minor injury will not cause a clot but a significant injury can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could.: Both are infections. In cellulitis the tissues are injured but "not dead yet." Gangrene implies that the tissues have died. Gangrene can be wet or dry or even gas gangrene. Sometimes cellulitis and gangrene co-exist with a central area of gangrene and surrounding cellulitis. In any case dead tissue must be removed surgically. ...Read more
Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?
YES: Injecting dermal fillers into the nose is a whole different level of injection not done buy a typical injector. I prefer Radiesse to nose injections since it is thicker and provides more of a base. The techniques are very different than other facial parts and should only be done by someone who has injected noses before and has experience. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Either can be true.: Dvt more commonly occurs in patients who have some risk factors, such as trauma, history in the family (possible predisposing that person to dvt- for example hereditary thrombophilia) or immobilization, due to obesity, inactivity or injury (casts, bedrest, illness, dehydration and others). It is less likely, but not impossible, to occur in minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get deep and sharp pain in throat/chest when breathing in deep feels like its from the esophagus, any ideas?
Middle finger (side of back of my hands)was cut by broken wood golf tee, blood came from vein.Can wood particle get into directly vein and dangerous?
If you have a melanoma on your leg can it eat downward into the deep veins if left untreated, causing dvt?
Cords more swollen : When you sleep your vocal cords get a little more swollen (like your ankles might at the end of a long day standing on your feet). Because they are thicker they vibrate at a lower rate hence you have a lower voice. Sitting up and standing the cords shrink down a little and your voice gets a bit higher. ...Read more
Painful Breathing: Difficulty taking a deep breath can be caused by a variety of factors. For example, pleurisy inflames the lining of the lungs making deep breaths painful and difficult. Asthma and infections can also produce this symptom. Excessive abdominal bloating or gas can also contribute. ...Read more
The process: Tetanus spores are found almost everywhere in nature.Like regular germs they can enter any break in skin & trigger an infection but these germs can create the toxin that gives you tetanus. Some sites like gardens/landscape have higher tetanus spore presence, but the can be anywhere. Good wound care can stop any initial invasion/infection. A tetanus shot every 10 yrs can prevent any risk of tetanus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No - get it checked: There are many possible reasons for bleeding during /after sexual intercourse. ** menopausal women may have atrophic vaginitis with decreased vaginal secretions & thinning of vaginal mucosa. ** some sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoiasis ** endometritis.** endometriosis** adenomyosis**erosion (inflammation) of the cervix ** uterine polyps**. ...Read more
Tetanus: While any open wound can be a source of tetanus, it is more common in wounds contaminated by dirt, feces, soil or saliva. It is also more like to occur as a result of puncture wounds, crush or avulsion injuries, burns, or necrotic/devitalized tissue. It is always wise to be current on vaccinations and if a person is behind who has an open wound, call your physician to get them updated. ...Read more
Yes: It is generally used in chronic muscle tension or injury. It helps break up adhesions/scar tissue in the muscle, allowing it to relax. It can help release built up toxins in the muscle and increase circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to enter the muscle. It can reduce chronic pain, blood pressure, and increase motion. It can improve posture and flexibility. ...Read more
Sutures: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention.See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer