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Dr George T Backardjiev
My daughter has 22q11 deletion. One of the questions on here said that 38 was old for someone with di george. Is there an average life expectancy?
For genetic syndromes, things are changing rapidly. A child with a chromosomal disorder born 30 years ago would not have the life expectancy of a child born today with the same genetic disorder. There were many reasons children with 22q11.2 syndrome may have died in the past and most of these conditions are managed much better now and into the future. Life expectancy is constantly
improving. ...Read more
How do you psychologists considered the current state of things when considering the state of things? Example, george orwell's 1984 / lobotomy / gov
This is a: Psychiatrist answering. I don't have a clue what your question means. Might want to clarify. ...Read more
I had my Thyroid removed 23 years ago and has adrenal fatigue. I don't have an endocrinologist nearby (George) which Thyroid medication?
You asked this on: The general health education site on Health Tap. We can't make any recommendations about which thyroid medication or dose you should take. Health Tap does list a number of doctors in South Africa. Health Tap Concierge may be another good choice to work with an endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more
George had a TEE 2days ago. It took 3 tries to get into his esophogus. He has had problems, lots of pink mucus. An MRI shows a hole in his pharanx.
That's NOT GOOD:
If the instrument used for the Trans-esophageal echo perforated the pharynx this needs surgical evaluation!
I assume however that the "hole" is not "thru and thru" but rather a small "hole" in the mucous membrane!
Follow the endocopist's instruction and if there is no follow-up appointment. ..get one!
Hope this helps!
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My 6 year old just had a nose bleed for no reason and quite a lot of bright red blood she has a hole in her hear and di george? Should I go hospital
Did it stop?: Kids get nosebleeds all the time. It always looks like a lot of blood because the nasal passages are very vascular. Dry air makes the superficial vessels more likely to bleed. No reason to go to hospital for this if bleeding stopped regardless of digeorge. If she has symptoms of low calcium that would be a reason to go to the hospital, though shouldn't cause nose bleed. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with facial nerve neuralgia "tic douloureux". I need to see a good neurologist without a god complex. Help? My family doctor recommended george rederich, md and neurologist. He is on vacation until march 28. I cannot live with this pain th
The: The best idea may be to call your local hospital and ask for the neurology floor, and then ask a nurse for a good recommendation. The nurses will usually be very helpful with this as they know the doctors well. You could also ask your doctor for another recommendation. I am sorry you are having to go through this. ...Read more
When I press down on top of left rib fells like air under it why. ..been bothering me on and off for a while. ..I seen a nurse that said could be spleen need to get check asap but my dr did not take in concern to it?
Subcutaneous emphysema: This sounds like it could be subcutaneous emphysema. Gas gets trapped under the skin, could be a collapsed lung or rib fracture but infections can do this as well. Most of the conditions that cause subcutaneous emphysema are very severe, and you are likely already being treated by a doctor. Sometimes a hospital stay is needed, especially if due to an infection. I would get seen now. ...Read more
I've been feeling the "need to go" to the toilet frequently but then discovering I don't actually need to go, only started today after lunch very disruptive in work. Is it due to what I ate today? Or masturbating last night?!
Urgency: The sensation of "needing to go" to urinate is termed urgency. Although dietary intake of caffeine, spicy foods, some artificial sweeteners, acidic foods, and certain vitamin complexes can sometimes increase urgency, a urinary tract infection is also a possibility. If you have a history of kidney stones, one in the kidney tube near the bladder can also cause urgency. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more
I had sex feb 17 2015 with no protection. I think I am preganant. I don't know if I have an implantation bleeding or period. I took a test and came out negative later on the week positive. How do I know I am or not.?):
Test again next week: If a home pregnancy test is positive in 1 more week, congratulations (if you like cute little babies)! That means a little baby is on the way. However, miscarriages are a normal part of life, so some pregnancies will not survive to term. If next week's test is positive, one can make a routine appointment with her Ob-Gyn doctor for more instructions. ...Read more
Every now and then, I get to where I'm sick on my stomach if I eat or don't eat. Either way I get nauseated like I'm going to vomit. What is causing this? Is it nerves or am I lacking some kind of vitamin, or what?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
Leg pain, numbness, and tender to the touch in several places in my leg following ACL reconstruction. Surgery one year ago. Need a solution. I'm a teacher and can't continue to be in the pain I'm in day in and day out.
See your surgeon:
You had surgery a year ago on your knee and now you are having pain in the same leg why you do not go and see your surgeon if they can help first or if it is related to your knee surgery or not at least you can have an answer of why you are having these symptoms and you could be referred to the appropriate speciaslist
the pain is not going to go away bu itself go and see your doctor ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on my chin. It hurts a little and is slightly red. I don't think it's a mosquito bite because it doesn't itch and I don't think it's acne either. What is it and how can I get rid of it?
I Was on depo injection that ran out 3 weeks ago, I didn't have periods while on this. Then I had unprotected sex last week took ellaone about 32 hours afterwards and I'm now spotting does this mean I'm not pregnant?
Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. Emergency contraceptive pills can alter the vaginal bleeding during the current and the next cycle. ...Read more
I don't have a history of headaches. I've had one for two days not relieved by anything accompany with fatigue vomiting nausea tingling in toes and foot. Went to my doc and he's doing nvc friday. Should I wait this out?
Yes and no: You need some investigation but not ncv, too early in the course of presentation. ...Read more
What cause calf pain other than dvt in a non athletic person? I have a funny feeling in my foot as well. Doctor did physical of leg and didn't feel any need to do an ultrasound for dvt. What else could be causing it?
Can the Brazilian butt lift surgery help eliminate fat from my waist? I understand that in the Brazilian butt lift, fat from my abdomen is injected into my butt. Can I have as much fat removed from my abdomen as I want?
Yes, and No: Yes, a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure eliminates fat from other places based on your desired outcomes and harvesting requirements, but no, you cannot have as much fast removed from your abdomen as you want. Taking too much fat can cause skin issues. Whenever I do the tummy area, I also recommend doing the love handles because the love handles is what makes your waist appear narrow. ...Read more
In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage. Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?
My cycle is 33 days so I found out I just about ovulate on day 19. All I know is I had sex 2 weeks after my period and its been another 2 weeks after I think its past 33 days now. How likely am I to be pregnant?
Pregnancy: It is really impossible to tell the likelihood of you being pregnant based off the calculations you submitted. If you were to describe any symptoms suggestive of pregnancy such as missed period, breast tenderness/engorgement, feeling tired, nausea/vomiting, etc, then we could tell if you are likely to be pregnant or not. ...Read more
I have been off 10mg Acnetane since end of December 2017. I have heard that one should wait a period of time before trying to fall pregnant as there could be birth defects due to the medication. How long should I wait?
1st I took prozac (fluoxetine) alone then (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +resperidal 1 mg + anafranil 75 mg twice daily) also no effect, finally I took (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +effexor xr) with no effect!!!
Psychiatric Meds: Don't know what your diagnosis it - so can't make too much of a comment. However, some psychiatric conditions require complex titrations to achieve the desired goal. ...Read more
If I have conceived, will I still get the pms-like symptoms I usually get for the 2 weeks prior to my menses? Does this still happen until the embryo has iimplanted because your body does not know you are pregnant yet?
No: Your symptoms are your own body symptoms. Pg may or may not change them, at least in the early stages of pg. Wait and other body changes and hormones will have you feeling new sensations. Good luck! ...Read more
I need a doctors cert to cover above dates? Over the period Dec 25 to Jan 2 I had chest pain and a shortness of breath this continued until Jan 1. I went to hawera hospital and waited 4 hours, but got tired and left.
Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?
Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade. ...Read more
2-3days red&2days creamy brown discharge? Unprotected sex/pullout method;tested negative 6days later. Too early? Or something else? My period is a length of 7days not 4 or 5days. It's red 3-4days and spotting for the rest..
38 female diagnosed with small uterus when I was young. Had my period for a year when I was 10 or 11 years old then it stop. Until now I have no period but had active sex life. Is it possible for me to get pregnant?
I had unprotected sex Tuesday and within an hr I took plan b. Now I'very been experiencing extreme bloating and cramps. My period is due this Wednesday. Is it to early to use a 1st response 6 days sooner pregnancy test?
Too soon: If you had sex 5 days ago then it is too early to do a pregnancy test. You will need to wait 2-3 weeks from the date of intercourse. If you have your period as scheduled the you are not pregnant. Sometimes after Plan B the menstrual cycle is disrupted. This is how it works. Consider starting birth control to avoid these scares in the future ...Read more
On birth control for 2 months and take it correctly everyday, had unprotected sex, and instead of my period I had a very little amount of a brown discharge that lasted only for 2 days. That's not a pregnancy sign right?
Do ept: Unlikely, but can do early pregnancy test to check ...Read more