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Dr Nick Cave
Lumbar disc fusion yr. Ago, dr. Said looked good, slight halo near pedicle, dr. Not worried, should I be?
Growing golfball osteochondroma removed from top femur. 6mnth and 1yr scan clean 2yr scan growth maybe calcification- dr wants to watch- i'm worried?
My dr gave me cortisone shot in knee.when he stuck the needle in it hurt he said i have scar tissue.i need see ortho dr again. does that mean surgery.
After varicocele surgery a string like vessel showed up along penis shaft down went to the dr he gave me hirudoid does this problem affect fertility?
Answer to dr. Daniel: it's my 3-year-old son. He suddenly developed a lump under his chin, and the ENT suspects that it's a thyroglossal cyst.
Likely diagnosis: A midline neck mass in a child is usually benign. Thyroglossal duct cyst and dermoid cysts are the most common. Sometimes a lymph node will pop up. Depending on the examination the ENT will make a determination if it needs to be removed. If it is suspected to be a thyroglossal duct cyst removal is necessary before it gets infected and becomes a problem. ...Read more
I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?
I fell down & got hit in head after CT scan result"lacunar infarct in right frontal centrum semiovale".Doctor say nothing to worry explain me this sir?
What it is: That means that a very small blood vessel is blocked. That vessel supplies the white matter under the grey cells in your right frontal lobe of the brain. It is in the area that has fibers that transmit signals from the grey cells to other parts of the brain. Usually, there are no problems, but you should see a neurologist to make sure that all is well. ...Read more
I had a big splinter my hand, pulled out, saw dr. Said infected, took rx. Xray was clean. Area looks like full of pus does it need to be drained?
Infection: It needs to be seen by your doctor again. It sounds like it is infected. If the prescription you were given was antibiotics and you took them as prescribed the infection may be resistent or it may need to be drained. You might need a different antibiotic as well. Get in to see your doctor as soon as possible if it is not improving. Good luck! ...Read more
Small bruise with red spots appeared out of nowhere, don't recall injury. I made a dr appt--petechiae worry me. Did I act too quickly? What can dr do?
My bf has red on his penis head (exactly where he piss) and white around it. dr gave him canesten cream.. what would it be? HIV? Dr told him ulcer
Fordyce spots?: If those are Fordyce spots on the penis, condition is benign but I would have a checkup with urologist or dermatologist ...Read more
I got hit in cheek w/ a fresbie & my face under my eye/side of nose is numb. My dr checked & said no breaks & could take a month to heal. Do u agree?
2yr old hit head on floor,arm twitched 2x in 1st 12hrs,never again.2x Dr visits say all ok.Should i worry?Was it coincidence?What should i look for?
My brother fell & HS blood on brain & fractured skull.he cannot swollow .will this go away as thy want put feeding tube in him & hope it not permanent?
Head injury: It is difficult to answer this question with the information provided. Feeding tubes are used in the recovery phase of a head injury to ensure proper nutrition and to avoid aspiration. Once your brother is taking in enough calories orally then the tube can be removed in the office and the hole where the tube was closes in a day or two. Discuss the prognosis for recovery with the neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Cavernous sinus thro: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is situation where large draining veins at the base of the brain have become clotted. The severity of disease is related to much thrombosis has occurred. In the more severe cases it can be treated with drugs that help prevent the clots from forming. ...Read more
Ask dr about numbness in left leg saw 5 drs then a dr look at brain mri. had a stroke 10 months ago which cause it .why did other drs not see it?
Not sure: Depend? Who stated you had a stroke? I have seen a number of non-neurologist misdiagnose stroke as well. Also, hard to say if anything was overlooked without knowing exactly which tests were done. ...Read more
I went to ENT and he looked down my throat w/ a long scope and said their is a piece swollen & he said yelow drainage . I have a barium test? Als?
Few possibilities.: I saw 2 questions from you with infomation including swollen neck, stiffhands & feet, fatigue, wt. Loss. Difficulty in swallowing with dry thorat, swollen neck from outside from ?Lymphnodes, then we need to r/o autoimmune conditions with sicca (dry) symptoms, especiall ss-sjogren syn. Have any fever. Is there dryness of eyes , less saliva formation, hoarseness.Need to r/o TB larynx.Vasculitis labs+. ...Read more
Friend who had a wound on toe now got fever & oozing.He has diabetes too.His Dr gave him Stafcure LZ.Is it worrisome.Pls advise.
After many years & without warning, my dr. cut my methadone from 60 mg/ day to 10mg/day. Is this safe? Im having an extremely difficult time!
Very Uncomfortable: Probably safe, however, I wonder why such a rapid change in dosage was made. There are many reasons that dosages are changed that are justified. On the other hand, rapid dosage decreases can cause severe withdrawal symptoms which generally are not dangerous but are extremely uncomfortable but it depends on the patient's other medical conditions. Talk with your doctor and ensure that was intended. ...Read more
Feel as if i will explode if i don't cut. Cant get in to dr until mon. Where is best place to cut to cause least permanant damage? Tryin to overcome it
Emergency care: Since i don't know all the details of your problem, i cannot guarantee i will be able to give you the best answer, but it sounds like you are in unstable mental state -- go to the nearest er. Don't wait until monday. ...Read more
I have cps that leaves me in pain24/7. My dr.Put me on a good reg of meds 4pain, but has cut them in1/2 due 2 the dea.Wht 2 do now i'm back to point a?
Not clear: Dea? You should discuss your concerns with the doctor who prescribed the medicine. I am sure they will be happy to address your issues. ...Read more
I had a 4th degree tear 4 months ago and I've just noticed a stitch hasn't devolved and my Dr didn't cut it when she did a few others. None of the Drs have mentioned it. Is it okay to leave? Should I see a dr about cutting it? Idk why they haven't cut it
Problematic.: A healthy person does not ask another person to hurt them. Whether this is to feel the experience, to release an inner hurt, or another reason, it is a big red flag that something is wrong. Please encourage your friend to get help, or share your concern with a trusted grownup that knows this person. If it's you, please find an adult you're comfortable with to talk to about this. ...Read more
No comprendo espanol: I'm sorry that I do not speak Spanish. You might be able to get a Spanish speaking physician to get your question and reply to you. ...Read more
If i got a minor scrape on a metal fence, do i need a tetanus shot if my last one was 7 years ago? It was basically just a nick, and i washed it.
My dr. Left some of my tubes so in case i want to have kids again. But. Cut and burned them so can they grow back together since he left some there?
I recently have been circumsised and noticed thst the frenulum hasnt been removed. I wanted a full circumsion, should my dr have cut it? Can he still?
Probably but Why: Cutting the frenulum will greatly decrease sensitivity. While it is often done when an infant is circumsized, most try to avoid it. The frenulum has a tremendous number of nerve endings in it that greatly add to pleasure and sensation and you did have a "full circumcision" even if the frenulum was not cut. Still, ask your surgeon/doctor if you are not happy with what they did. ...Read more
My Dr prescribed me lortab 7.5 for my back. They just aren't strong enough. Since i am out of lortab10 can I cut a 7.5 in half and take 1 and a half?
Dr said ok to stop 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you split or cut 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) .Can you safely go to 2.5 mg or do you need to do 3.75 mg for a week then 2.5 mg
Depends: 1) get stitches if needed 2) good wound care - keep it from getting infected - wash twice a day with soap and water and cover with thin film of antibiotic ointment 3) after it heals -- plenty of sunscreen so it doesn't pigment differently from the rest of your skin 4) vitamin E may help - you can buy the gel caps and break it open and rub it in once a day. ...Read more
That is possible: Cuts are portals for possible infection.Get a more detailed answer ›