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MRI Pituitary Gland: I am not certain I fully understand your question. High prolactin levels in the blood are frequently due to functioning Microadenoma of the Pituitary Gland. MRI of the Pituitary demonstrates these lesions. Study takes under 30 minutes. Requires administration of Gadolinium. ...Read more
Machine vision: Optical sorting machines use optical-mechanical detectors and mechanical sorters to scan items, usually on a production line to separate out desired and undesired characteristics. Devices also exist to identify individual cells in this manner and sort them out to remove abnormal cells, for instance, from the blood stream or perform diagnostic cell counting. ...Read more
It depends: If you mean spinning the semen down to remove Y or X chromosomes, it varies depending on physician. You would need to see and be evaluated by reproductive endocrinologist. It involves providing a semen sample, having the lab spin it and prepare and then typically reintroducing it into the uterus through intrauterine insemination. Insurance will not cover if it is purely for gender ...Read more
Washing up at work I was sorting out cutlery I managed to stab my palm on the lifeline crease, would I need medical help?
See a doctor: With the injury you describe you could need stitches but may have also caused tendon damage. Get it checked out with a physician. ...Read more
Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. There are also stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels, if you need them. ...Read more
How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?
It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read more
Dr. On here said Erythromelalgia is neuro-vascular disorder. What sort of Dr. Treats this? How is this treated?
Neurological disorde: Erythromelalgia (sometimes called erythermalgia) is characterized by episodes of burning pain, skin redness, and swelling of the extremities, ears and face. The pain can be severe, and is sometimes described as "searing" or "like hot lava". The pain is triggered by physical exertion or ambient heat, and is relieved by cooling the extremities. This rare disease should be evaluated by a neurologist ...Read more
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist can help you figure out why you are having a swallowing disorder, and can suggest treatments to fix it. ...Read more
I have severe myopia bi-lateral cataract and a congenital retina disorder what sort of excrsice would you recomend?
Sorry: I'm sorry julie I don't know any exercise that will help you. I assume that you have a good eye doctor. That is what you need. ...Read more
If you have: Worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care. ...Read more
See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Medication: There are several medications that can effectively treat the symptoms and allow the individual to lead a quality life. ...Read more
Examples below:: Preoccupation with your physical appearance. Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance that makes you ugly. Frequent examination of yourself in the mirror or, conversely, avoidance of mirrors altogether. Belief that others take special notice of your appearance in a negative way. The need to seek reassurance about your appearance from others. Excessive grooming. ...Read more
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The most common symptom for hemorrhoids is bleeding. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that are designed to help control bowel function. In many people, the hemorrhoids get swollen, and since they are filled with blood they can bleed.
People with bleeding disorders have a higher risk of hemorrhoidal bleeding. Either way, a high fiber diet is the first line therapy for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Is there such a disorder where can sort of sing w/ great distortion/articulation difficulties & have 6 mon dysarthria w spch thrpy no improvmnt/worse?
Abnormal contraction: Dystonia is often a somewhat generic term for abnormal muscle contraction. True dystonia is thought to be abnormal muscle contractions due to a problem in the spinal cord or brain. Sometimes the exact nature of the problem in the spinal cord or brain cannot be diagnosed. Mri is often used to try to help diagnose this. Any muscle in the body can develop this problem. ...Read more
Erysipelas: Erysipelas is a superficial bacterial skin infection that characteristically extends into the cutaneous lymphatics. Erysipelas has been traced back to the middle ages, where it was referred to as st. Anthony's fire. Redness of the affected area spreads rapidly with an aching burning sensation. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
Pain amplification: Fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] is a chronic illness characterized by widespread body pain and low pain threshold. The pain results from central nervous system [spinal cord and brain] amplification of stimuli [pressure, heat, cold, etc] to peripheral tissues [skin, muscle, bone] that would not have been perceived as pain by a person without fms. There are many other very troublesome symptoms in fms. ...Read more
An infection: Epiglotittis is an acute infection of the epiglottis, which is a soft tissue that hangs in front of your windpipe opening. This is a very serious illness as if not treated quickly can lead to severe respiratory difficulties. If symptoms of severe sore throat, excessive salivation, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and fever occur go to an emergency room or your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Congenital defect: Ebstein's anomaly is a rare heart defect that's present at birth (congenital). The tricuspid valve — the valve between the right atrium and right ventricle — is malformed and doesn't work properly. Blood leaks back through the valve, making the heart work less efficiently. Ebstein's may result in heart enlargement or heart failure. Rhythm problems are common. It can be mild or severe. ...Read more