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Ct Rpt- curvilinear soft tissue density with irregular peripheral margins in the subcutaneous fat in thigh measures 16.4 x 2.3 x 10.1cm - Sarcoma?

Ct Rpt- curvilinear soft tissue density with irregular peripheral margins in the subcutaneous fat in thigh measures 16.4 x 2.3 x 10.1cm - Sarcoma?

Possible liposarcoma: Large tumor masses in thigh usually represent sarcoma. In subcutaneous fat probably liposarcoma but dx must be established by complete removal and examination of lesion. A large liposarcoma may be composed of benign lipoma in 70-80% of lesion and 20-30 % sites of sarcoma. An at random bx in the OR can frequently yield a dx of a benign lesion when complete examination reveals the malignancy/ ...Read more

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Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Follow up...: It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history. A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the bone, but you also mention low density areas in the clavicles, scapula and humeri. Be sure to follow up with your referring physician about the significance of these findings. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth  move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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I have scattered fibroglanular densities,and calcifications. bi-rad 2. she recommended I densities can hide cancer ?

I have scattered fibroglanular densities,and calcifications. bi-rad 2. she recommended I densities can hide cancer ?

Fibrocystic disease: Scattered densities in breast common as part of effect of hormones on breast at your age. Scattered microCa has no significance. Only important when clustered at which time bx indicated. With birads 2 and question of lesion hiding in dense areas, this can be resolved with US or if necessary MRI of breast. Major value of mammo dx is to find a lesion that is non palpable Ca. ...Read more

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Cervical spine X-ray 5 views and lumber spine X-ray 5 views (no lead shield). Should i be worried about the radiadtion and my future health?

No: Modern x-ray is relatively safe. The new machines produce a targeted beam which equals less scatter and less risk to the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Mammo shows asymmetry at superior in breast seen only on mlo view.Spot compression view reveals asymmetry dispersed into normal glandular tissue. ?

Mammo shows asymmetry at superior in breast seen only on mlo view.Spot compression view reveals asymmetry dispersed into normal glandular tissue. ?

Normal: Abnormal breast masses will not compress out but imaging artifact will. All imaging studies have a multitude of technical reasons why one single view could show something that really isn't there at all. Multiple views and other techniques like spot compression will tend to give a better picture of equivocal findings. ...Read more

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Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more

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Is clavicle fracture create new bone ?

Is clavicle fracture create new bone
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Yes: Yes, clavicle fractures usually heal with a lot of new bone causing a "lump" in the area that will usually then go on to remodel. ...Read more

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Which exposes the body to more radiation bone scan or computed tomography?

Which exposes the body to more radiation bone scan or computed tomography?

Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less. ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Are planes shielded from damaging radiation from space?

Are planes shielded from damaging radiation from space?

No: Airplanes are not shielded from cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere protects us, but because airliners fly at high altitudes, airline crews do get a little more radiation each year than the average surface dweller. The amount of radiation per cross-country flight is small, so air travelers need not worry. ...Read more

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My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

Mgt: The image may be uploaded to an inbox consult for guidance. Depending on your history and the appearance of the nodule, you may need a chest CT and further studies. ...Read more

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Can wearing a singlet top under hosptial gown for v/q scan matter?

Can wearing a singlet top under hosptial gown for v/q scan matter?

No: I AM unaware that this is a problem. I have ordered perfusion scans for awhile and that is typical attire ...Read more

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Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up. ...Read more

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Abnormal xray cause by small linear density in the lung?

Abnormal xray cause by small linear density in the lung?

Nonspecific: That sounds very nonspecific. Possibilities range from it being absolutely nothing to being something that needs more investigation. I recommend discussing the results with your primary doctor or the interpreting radiologist. ...Read more

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Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Lab results: hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more

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Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Yes: Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same. ...Read more

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And what particular area of the body are ivp scans shields used for?

And what particular area of the body are ivp scans shields used for?

Radiation protection: Shields used during an ivp are meant to protect body parts which are sensitive to radiation. These include the genitalia and thyroid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could grow thick eyebrows, like brooke shields or kim k?

Can you tell me how I could grow thick eyebrows, like brooke shields or kim k?

Eye brow transplant: You can use eye brown pencil to draw the brow. Also, your local oculoplastic surgeon might evaluate your condition for possible eye brow transplant from your scalp area. It depends on your appearance and the relative size of the hairs on your head. Also, some patients do well with self stick artificial browns custom fit by a cosmetologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Why do i have an odour but my panty shield and underwear dont have the odour on it?

Why do i have an odour but my panty shield and underwear dont have the odour on it?

Vaginal odor?: panty shields are a choice, but aren't necessary. While there is a "smell" to a vagina, this is nothing to be ashamed of or try to cover up. It's normal. Sometimes a panty shield is not "breathable", and may contribute to vaginal odor or overgrowth of bacteria or yeast. Ur panties likely don't smell Bc of the shield. Try cotton panties and no shield, and see your ob to be checked for infection. ...Read more

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Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use..If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use..If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Toothpaste : Baking soda is very abrasive and rough on teeth like sandpaper is to wood. While baking soda is good at removing external stains, it can cause excessive toothbrush abrasion ...Read more

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Are planes shielded from damaging radiation from space?

No: Airplanes are not shielded from cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere protects us, but because airliners fly at high altitudes, airline crews do get a little more radiation each year than the average surface dweller. The amount of radiation per cross-country flight is small, so air travelers need not worry. ...Read more

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How can I shield myself from nuclear or radioactive particles?

How can I shield myself from nuclear or radioactive particles?

Blocking radiation: Putting heavy, dense materials like thick walls, earth, concrete, bricks, water and books) between you and the radioactive fallout is best. Stay indoors or below ground. Taking shelter in a basement or a facility below ground reduces exposure by 90 percent. A 4-inch layer of soil or earth can reduce the penetration of dangerous gamma rays. ...Read more

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Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

5 Point Harness: A 5 point harness system is always considered safest. Make sure your child's weight and height meet the specifications of your car seat. ...Read more

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I have factor 5 lie den mutation homozygous and I want to know if I am able to fly?

I have factor 5 lie den mutation homozygous and I want to know if I am able to fly?

Yes: with caveats. You must continue any medications you are taking to prevent blood clots. You are at increased risk of clots so you want to be in a seat that allows you to reposition your legs during flight, so economy is likely not for you. You must get up and walk every 10-15 minutes and flex your calves to get the blood flowing. It may be a good idea to tell the cabin crew your needs. ...Read more

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I didn't see Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal option (FEPBlue). How do I get covered? Thanks in advance!

I didn't see Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal option (FEPBlue).  How do I get covered? Thanks in advance!

Unclear question!: Are you asking if you can use your insurance to pay for a Healthtap Prime consult? If that is your question, I think the answer is that Prime does not accept insurance at this time. Your insurance may or may not reimburse you, depending on your policy. Contact your insurance and support@healthtap.com for a definite answer to your question. This forum we both are using now is free to you ...Read more

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Do you accept blue shield ppo?

Do you accept blue shield ppo?

Question?: Not sure who you are asking this question to, as your questions are seen by many drs across the country. You may need to ask a specific dr or better yet, call your insurance carrier and ask for a listing of participating providers in your area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Baby throwung up- no fever- what shield I do? 

Baby throwung up- no fever- what shield I do? 

?Age/Attitude/wets: Throwing up can be a simple wet burp or early signs of twisted gut. How old?How much?Is baby upset/bothered.I classify them as happy or sad spitters.I worry less with happy ones that are ready to feed immediately &playful most of the time.The sad ones refuse feeds, look sick, don't play & are likely to get into trouble.Consult your dr for guidence, both can be helped. ...Read more

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Sports can't break d hymen? Den what can break it?

Sports can't break d hymen? Den what can break it?

It doesn't matter: No. Yes. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if bluecross blue shield covers orthodontia?

Does anyone know if bluecross blue shield covers orthodontia?

Yes, but........: All insurance companies offer plans that cover almost any procedure you want. The real issue is what plan your employer has bought for you. In these tough times, companies are buying less expensive plans that cover few services and that have low dollar limits. Always remember that you get what you pay for. ...Read more

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I would like a dermatology consultation By videoconference. have Blue Shield insurance?

I would like a dermatology consultation   By videoconference.

have Blue Shield insurance?

Try HealthTap Prime: Free, public HealthTap questions and their answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using Prime can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures. Insurance is not involved in HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Can't find insurance provider in list? It's blue cross blue shield nj. Do i just pick another?

Can't find insurance provider in list? It's blue cross blue shield nj. Do i just pick another?

Just call around: Blue cross blue shield is a good insurance company and i would say that few if any doc/office not accepting it--my office certainly does. So, pick out a doc/office that is convenient for you and give them a buzz. I am sure they will be happy to add you as a new patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 16 .I am a really depressed person.I cut my self every now nd den ...Wat should I do to stop this ?

I am 16 .I am a really depressed person.I cut my self every now nd den ...Wat should I do to stop this ?

Please let your: parents know about your cutting. See that you have depression listed as a condition but not psychotropic medications. Recommend working with a good psychiatrist as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. ...Read more

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My baby puked a lot, about 5 tyms in one half hr....Den slept a sound sleep. ...Is it any cause to worry?

My baby puked a lot, about 5 tyms in one half hr....Den slept a sound sleep. ...Is it any cause to worry?

Vomiting: As long as your child has stopped vomiting and is doing well, i would not be concerned. She may have had something that didnt agree with her. ...Read more