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Dsna Is 1 What Does It Means
My question is my Dr. Ran test and one week ago the RDW was 14.8. 11 months ago the test was 15.1. Please can you explain what all this means. I s?
Not to: Meaningful. It has todo with the variation In size of your red cells. Not to worry ...Read more
How often do people die from anesthesia? I’ve read that it’s rare, but what does that really mean? I’m worried I could be one of those rare times and i’m not sure how to make sure i’m not.
1.1 per million: The anesthesia-related death rate was 1.1 per million population> anesthesia complications were the underlying cause in (10.9%) and a contributing factor in (89.1%). 46.6% of the anesthesia-related deaths were due to overdose of anesthetics; 79.7% from adverse effects of anesthetics ; 19.1% resulted from complications during pregnancy, labor, and puerperium; and 1.2% due from faulty intubation. ...Read more
One of my sons u/s pix was at 2mths n im pregnant now n I got u/s at 3mths and they look alike does that mean another boy?
Unanswerable: Without more information and seeing the ultrasound in person there is no way to give you a valid answer. But, you don't need to wonder any more. Your OB or the ultrasound specialist should have this information already. The mystery is why they did not communicate this to you already. ...Read more
Metrarrhagia: When you have two periods in one month that means you have irregular period probably one is not ovulatory period or both are dysfunctional period and you should record your men cycles for three months if happens repeatedly then you should need to see your f/d or gyn to assess your problem. But if it turns out to be monthly then you can just wait and see. Take care. ...Read more
Vocal cord, larynx,: It can mean a lot of things-if you have an actual voice problem then it might mean that some of the muscles in your throat are "overactive" or working too hard. Sometimes it may indicate that the vocal cord (or fold) has shrunk over time--it depends on where and who told you that the vocal cord was not visible (what kind of exam-laryngoscopy?). ...Read more
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Various reasons..: Menstrual irregularities can be caused by various issues which may include pregnancy, infection, hormonal imbalances, certain meds including birth control hormonal methods, stress, uterine problems, tumors, among others. It is recommended that you see your GYN provider in order to get tested. ...Read more
Need more info.: Would need more info. To make determination. History of injury or illness, exam and x-rays would be helpful. I recommend appt. With orthopedic surgeon for this determination. ...Read more
Rarely: People with mania are usually more over-active than happy, and euphoria usually (whether from getting high or mental illness) look pretty quiet from the outside - a person is more tuned out than excited. A delirious person is confused and disoriented. Being unusually upbeat in a very bad situation can be denial, or can just be a way of coping. If concerned, consult a mental health professional. ...Read more
Not symmetric..: Most of us have a bit of asymmetry, i.E r arm is a bit bigger than left for a r handed person etc...If this is a new finding for you, should have it checked. Gynecomastia=breast enlargement in men, can be from medication use, marijuana use, prolactinoma (usually causes both sides), cystic growth, and more concerning is breast cancer--yes, this does happen in men too. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: It is normal to have some difference in size. Depends on cycle changes, cysts, etc. ...Read more
Scrotal pain: At your age I worry about testicle twist or torsion or epididymus infection. Can you find a tender point? If this persists get checked. Meanwhile wear supporting underwear all the time. ...Read more
I presume: That you mean "one side of your chest is bigger than the other". If that is what you mean, it is O.K. Because we all have some degree of asymmetry. ...Read more
Normal Anatomy: One is always dominant and one is in reserve. This is normal. ...Read more
Kidney size: No. That is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Has this happened to you before? Are you sexually active? Are you using hormonal birth control or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Are you using new medications? Have you experienced new stresses such as moving, work changes, family/relationship issues. Changes in weight, exercise routine, diet?
If sexually active get a pregnancy test even if using birth control and checked for stds. Discuss with a doctor. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: If his testicular pain happens to be highly variable in onset, degree, duration, intervals with associated ache / pain in groin and lower quadrants of abdomen over a period of years, even up to 10-20 yrs, but without epididymitis, one has to worry about recurrent testicular torsion with spontaneous detorsion. So, collect and bring the stated information to see Urologist timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
You need to check what you eat / swallowed/drank.
Your question remind me old hospital trick when spirit was in use instead of denaturates that are in use novadays. Dye was admixtured to spirit making it look and taste not very pleasant. Those who however consumed this mixture had latter unusually colored urine. ...Read more
If you are unsure how to take the medication you must clarify it with the doctor or pharmacist.
I don t know of a medication in the US that is 8 pills all at once. Perhaps the prescription was written or entered improperly. Or perhaps you have different dosing instructions in UK.
Follow up with the prescriber to get the correct information.
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This is normal: Terminology for processing of surgical pathologic specimens. A specimen was obtained from site "A". ..all of it was encased in a little plastic box/cassette, perhaps 2-3" long by 1-2" wide. Only one specimen was obtained and labeled A1. This is simply a description of where they placed the biopsy material. It indicates nothing about the diagnosis or significance of the specimen. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean when the thought of having no one there in life makes you feel suicidal?
Suicidal thoughts: It may have to do with feeling empty inside or the perception that you have been abandoned. It could be related to loneliness or the sense that you just can't function without having a significant other in your life. Do any of these ring true? Do you ever engage in self-harm when upset or when feeling numb? If you are not already in some form of psychotherapy - would strongly encourage it. ...Read more
Are migraines hereitary? Just because one family member gets migraines does that mean it can be past on?
My son has onychomadesis and it says one of the causes is "systemic illness." What exactly does that mean?
If a microbe is spread from one person to another, does that mean the first person doesn't have the microbe anymore?
Microbe spread.: When someone is infected, there's typically millions of a given microbe involved. A portion of this microbe population is transmitted to the other person. That portion then multiplies in the second person, causing another infection with millions of microbes. So then they're both sick. ...Read more
If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?
With the cerazette 7-day rule, does that mean you are protected at the time you take the seventh pill, or the eighth one?
Unclear: I think you are asking how long one has to take birth control pills before you can rely on it without back up birth control. Inside the package insertion on all pills is a chart that provides guidance. If you start the pills immediately after your period then you can rely on them. If you have started at some other time then 2 weeks is a good general rule. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has onychomadesis and it says one of the causes is "systemic illness." what does that mean?
Underlying cause: Common systemic illnesses associated with this problem are: hand-foot-mouth disease, autoimmune diseases, pemphegus vulgaris, medications patient is taking, critical illness, or can be idiopathic. Effects the germinal matrix that produces the nail. ...Read more
Had vq scan for possible PE came back grossly normal one slice could not be seen clearly. What does grossly normal mean?
It means that you: Do not have a pulmonary embolismGet a more detailed answer ›
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