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I received a triple arthrodesis in 2009 after numerous unsuccessful surgeries in 2008. The swelling and pain today limits me/30 minutes walking/standi?

I received a triple arthrodesis in 2009 after numerous unsuccessful surgeries in 2008. The swelling and pain today limits me/30 minutes walking/standi?

Non uniom: They could be many possibilities however the most common one is a non-union or psudoarthrosis at one of the three fused joints.Need to have either a ct scan or mri to determine if a non-union is present.See the dr who did your surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Have gallstones, confirmed with u/s abdo scan and b/test. Are there any surgeons working in the holiday period in Waikato or surrounding hospitals?

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Have gallstones, confirmed with u/s abdo scan and b/test. Are there any surgeons working in the holiday period in Waikato or surrounding hospitals?

Yes but...: They are mostly there for emergency surgery. Gallstones are only an emergency when they are infected. If you are having fevers, constant increasing pain with vomiting and unable to keep anything down then you need to go to the Emergency Room. Otherwise your GP or whoever ordered the ultrasound will refer you to a surgeon for elective surgery- but it won't happen over the holidays... ...Read more

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Is mastioditis always a medical emergency? Ct showed near complete opacification in the right mastoid air cells. Dr is going to put a tube in within a week. Tried 3 antibiotics in the month prior.

Is mastioditis always a medical emergency? Ct showed near complete opacification in the right mastoid air cells. Dr is going to put a tube in within a week. Tried 3 antibiotics in the month prior.

Mastoiditis: Hello. If the mastoid cavity is actively infected, then this is considered a medical emergency because the infection is so close to the brain. Your mastoiditis appears to be linked to an otitis media with effusion which is not actively infected with a septic presentation. Your doctor is doing the right approach which is a scheduled myringotomy with tube insertion. No antibiotic will work after 3. ...Read more

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I just took an at home pregnancy test and the results showed positive and then blurred the result window blue and the line in the control window disappeared. A few minutes after the blue blurring went away and now the lines are back but very faint. Is tha

I just took an at home pregnancy test and the results showed positive and then blurred the result window blue and the line in the control window disappeared. A few minutes after the blue blurring went away and now the lines are back but very faint. Is tha

Package insert: Each type of pregnancy test on the market come with a package insert. This tells you exactly how to interpret the test results. Read the instructions and follow them exactly as directed. Then compare your result to the one included in the insert. It is hard to say from what you described. I would repeat it and do as above. ...Read more

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Pain in left flank while sitting in chair for a long time. While movement in opposite direction. Short breahness. Just started few days ago. ?

Pain in left flank while sitting in chair for a long time. While movement in opposite direction. Short breahness. Just started few days ago. ?

Positional: Few issues. One issue may be a positional issue. Try a different chair or try to not sit for so long. If that fails to resolve the problem could be a musculoskeletal issue or kidney issue. Then it would be time to see your doctor for further evaluation and or testing ...Read more

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I have MS I'm having problems with objects moving ex I reached for a doorknob and it moved to the left no spinning rooms but rooms moving 2 the side?

I have MS I'm having problems with objects moving  ex I reached for a doorknob and it moved to the left no spinning rooms but rooms moving  2 the side?

Moving objects: The feeling of movement could occur if there are problems with the 8th cranial nerve, which helps you with balance and hearing, or the cerebellum, which helps with coordination. Double vision also often causes a symptom like this. It will help you to be checked out. It may be time to do something about this. ...Read more

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From NJ,I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me.I am worried about Hantavirus

From NJ,I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me.I am worried about Hantavirus

What's the worry?: You are 26 years old and I'm glad you're reading up on health. I am puzzled, though, as to why you think you can catch hantavirus or anything else from being around folks vacuum-cleaning. Hantavirus is mostly a disease of squalor transmitted by very close involvement with mouse droppings. The world is full of dangers, known and unknown, but fearing ordinary daily things is something you can't do. ...Read more

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After all the dental consultations and planning for costs of 2 implants I am thinking of cancelling the long grueling two and one-half hour visit.(?)

After all the dental consultations and planning for costs of 2 implants I am thinking of cancelling the long grueling two and one-half hour visit.(?)

Not smart: If missing teeth are scheduled to be replaced, should be done ASAP. Left untreated surrounding and opposing teeth will drift and collapse into the missing teeth areas. This will result in more expensive and intensive need for care. Keep it simple and cost effective, follow your Dentist's recommendations. ...Read more

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What process do I take after obtaining a staph infection in my stomach and receiving a picc line following a c-section? Sent home, picc line still in.

What process do I take after obtaining a staph infection in my stomach and receiving a picc line following a c-section? Sent home, picc line still in.

Turning to internet?: Wow. This potentially deadly infection and treatment will not be solved on the internet. You must follow all treatments and other recommendations of those working to save your life. ...Read more

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Can tilting a hp test before the pink line is dome moving to the other side cause a false negative. My line was still moving across when i tilted it.?

Can tilting a hp test before the pink line is dome moving to the other side cause a false negative. My line was still moving across when i tilted it.?

Depends on the brand: Some brands and pill styles are more likely than others to give a false negative (says you are not pregnant when you really are) with manipulation. While i suspect the negative is accurate- the water usually gets pulled across the line independent of gravity. It would be reasonable to re-check the test in a couple of days without tilting it. ...Read more

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Consistent Pain right next to where the bladder is, when bladder is full, when i walk, in right upper thigh and when in free fall position. Stone?

Consistent Pain right next to where the bladder is, when bladder is full, when i walk, in right upper thigh and when in free fall position. Stone?

Need to see the MD: your symptoms are vague, but concerning and there's no good way to evaluate this over the web. I'd strongly recommend you get to a doctor sooner than later to get this figured out. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have HPV warts around the anus - tough, flat warts. Unresponsive to Aldara, week 10. I cannot afford surgery costs, living in South Korea/difficulty speaking to doctors. Do I wait 1 year for laser treatment in Canada? Will it get worse?

I have HPV warts around the anus - tough, flat warts. Unresponsive to Aldara, week 10. I cannot afford surgery costs, living in South Korea/difficulty speaking to doctors. Do I wait 1 year for laser treatment in Canada? Will it get worse?

Skin tags, warts: "Fleshy" genital bumps suggests skin tags, not warts -- but warts certainly are possible. Hard to say whether it i safe to delay effective treatment for your anal warts -- the longer you wait, the more difficult surgical or laser treatment may be, along with small risk of progression to anal cancer. There are excellent STD physicians in Seoul; keep looking, e.g. at a university medical center. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, i would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ttc immediately after m/c(22aug) at 19w for ic. Reports r normal. Dr. Said no problem if get pg right now but better to wait 1cycle. How right she is?

Ttc immediately after m/c(22aug) at 19w for ic. Reports r normal. Dr. Said no problem if get pg right now but better to wait 1cycle. How right she is?

Probably right.: There is little evidence to say how long (if at all) to wait for conception after a midpregnancy fetal demise - my condolences for your loss. One cycle later should be enough - although it may not be necessary; i would trust your gynecologist - it sounds like she knows what she is doing. Take Folic Acid >1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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What do I do to help my breathing problem i'll wait for the live chat?

What do I do to help my breathing problem i'll wait for the live chat?

See a physician: There is a very great number of possible causes for breathing problems and an accurate diagnosis requires a physicial exam in all situations. Significant problems should be evaluated in an emergency room while minor issues can often be addressed by a primary care physician in their office. ...Read more

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I had unsafe sex today im anxious about it because of hiv.The problem is I have to wait 6 months so i can do the test.Is there any other solution?

I had unsafe sex today im anxious about it because of hiv.The problem is I have to wait 6 months so i can do the test.Is there any other solution?

I'm sorry: But definitive results for HIV testing do require the waiting period. Symptoms of other std's may show up sooner. If you are very concerned, please see your physician in your own community -- some things can be checked for sooner. Hoping you'll opt for safe sex using condoms from here on out. ...Read more

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Why can't you wait until after babies are born to do prenatal testing if suspect chromosome or other problem?

Why can't you wait until after babies are born to do prenatal testing if suspect chromosome or other problem?

Prenatal screening: You can wait until after birth, but the value of 'prenatal' testing - which means before birth - is it can be done early. Parents feel knowing about baby's medical problems before birth is good for coping and adjusting. Doctors who know in advance special care or surgery is needed can also anticipate and plan better for the baby's needs. But a mom may decline prenatal screening if she chooses. ...Read more

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Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Unclear: The cause of this is unclear. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can test your vaginal discharge for infection. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can sometimes have a sort of greenish appearance. Yeast when thick can some times appear slightly yellow/green ...Read more

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Please help me. I recently moved and am having trouble getting a doctor to accept a new patient. Currently no one is accepting patients until July. I have a serious problem and cannot wait until July. My insurance also will not allow me to go to an Urgent

Please help me. I recently moved and am having trouble getting a doctor to accept a new patient. Currently no one is accepting patients until July. I have a serious problem and cannot wait until July. My insurance also will not allow me to go to an Urgent

Insurance Problem: Excuse me, but you have horrible insurance. I will not make a political statement. You need to get your insurance involved. You may have to just pay out of pocket to be seen at an urgent care or at a doctors office because you have an insurance that pays so poorly that nobody wants to take it. Another option is HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to have a bridge put in after an extracted tooth? I am having a broken tooth extracted next week and plan on adding a bridge. Problem is, my dental insurance doesn't kick in until august 1st so i'd need to pay all out of pocket. Can i

How long can I wait to have a bridge put in after an extracted tooth? I am having a broken tooth extracted next week and plan on adding a bridge. Problem is, my dental insurance doesn't kick in until august 1st so i'd need to pay all out of pocket.  Can i

There : There should not be any major treatment problems waiting until august to start the bridge for your missing tooth. The adjacent and opposing teeth will not have time to move into the space left by the extracted tooth and the extraction site will have time to heal. Have you considered an implant? What may be of concern though is that your new insurance may have a" pre-existing condition" clause that may absolve them from providing reimbursement for procedures done to replace a tooth that had been extracted prior to the insurance policy taking effect. I would check on the terms of the policy. Your dentist may be able to help you in this matter. ...Read more

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Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis?

Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often controlled with anti-inflammatory pills like Ibuprofen, birth control pills, Depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Lupron and other medications. Individual treatment plans should be made between you and your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife concived 3 times but after 10 weeks it shown 6 weeks pregnancy and wasn't hard beat there. is there any problem of me? Doctor said wait.

My wife concived 3 times but after 10 weeks it shown 6 weeks pregnancy and wasn't  hard beat there. is there any problem of me? Doctor said wait.

See fertility MD: There can be many issues here. every time to lost the pregnancy at the same age of gestation is not normal,(Coincidence??) You and your wife should see a fertility specialist and get a thorough work up. the conditions needs to be addressed are like Lupus, antiphospholipid Ab syndrome and like those. If these are the culprit in that case these can be treated and a normal pregnancy can be achieved. ...Read more

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Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?

Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?

Second opinion: I would need to see the "small cavities", but I am concerned about leaving carious lesions on any teeth. See a pediatric dentist for a second opinion. It will cost less in the long run to fix them now. ...Read more

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