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TB discitis: Not really sure if you received the correct diagnosis... but if she has truly Tuberculosis Infection of the spine (possibly Thoracic T9-10??), that is a tough thing to live with. She needs to have anti-TB medication (combination of antibiotics) and sometimes an operation, although most of us try to stay away from that as long as the patient is neurologically intact (meaning, fully nerve function) ...Read more
From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?
Tick: most common ticks in minnesota are the black legged tick, american dog tick, brown dog tick and the bat tick. Not sure if those are covered in Madrid. Better check with the Health Department there to determine for sure. ...Read more
Had a wrist/hand injury that needs x-rays.The tech only gave me a protect apron for my reproductive organs(lower belly).Is it enough to protect body?
Thyroid gland: When taking xrays, the body parts typically getting protected are the regions of the reproductive organs (ovaries, testes) and the neck (thyroid gland). ...Read more
From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?
Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more
www.pubmed.com: This site has numerous references to polytopes in a genetic context. Simply peruse until you find what pertains to your situation. Feel free to ask the german doctors as well exactly what they meant by polytopschaeden. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sis put mom in nursing home, was sent form for flu shot, not sure whether to sign. I suggested inactivated 2012-3 one per cdc. Why do they even ask?
Protacols: The agencies that certify nursing homes require strict adherence to rules about obtaining informed consent for what could be an invasive or optional procedures. If your mom is not considered capable of understanding & giving consent, it will fall to whoever has medical power of attorney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pt. is D/C'd back to a RCFE but now receives nursing services from a hospice, does this mean end of life care? Pt. had aspirational pneumonia.
If true hospice care: Yes, if it is true hospice care. However, some hospice services also provide "bridge care" for patients whose end is not quite in sight yet (it's like palliative care). Hospice services are a wonderful asset to have at the end of one's life. We all have an end. When our end is in sight, hospice is the way to go. It lets one die a good death, at home, pain-free, worry-free, in peace and quiet. ...Read more
Worried.Gastro says only test left is mra.Cant regain weight.Still have pain .Went to general oncologist.Spep test fine.No cancers she feels.Ideas?
Abdominal pain: If you are dissatisfied with the opinions you have received the best advice would be to obtain a second opinion from somebody with access to your medical records, history and the ability to examine you. This is not something which could possibly be resolved over the internet. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
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You need to consult: us on Healthtap Prime. You have just given anyone access to your personal information. This is a Public Site! ...Read more
Dr martin raff，i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst？they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test to document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would happen if a man had the cervical cancer jab? Where do viruses stay on a man's body anyway?
Teofarma tationil glutathione 1500mg iv is that a authentic?others told that teofarma only produce only 600mg per vials
It is a bit shady: I would not advise you to take glutathione for any reason as it is a worthless medicine...so I would say it is not authentic, to use your words. ...Read more
IMNot a marijuana user, But someone smoke marijuana in frobt of my yesterday, do this test positive on a thc drugtest? Because im joining theArmy,help
Recruiter: Tell your recruiter about this IMMEDIATELY and ask how to proceed. It's in his/her best interest to help you. ...Read more
Given gypsy cold care tea as gift. On the box it says ask dr if you have autoimmune -hashimotos-. Its a echinacea tea. Safe to drink?
For some, not others: This is a complex subject. Some with hashimoto's are th-1 dominant, others are th-2 dominant. Echinacea helps th-2 types ; may hurt th-1 types; a doctor who knows immunology can test to see your type. The amount of echinacea in cold care tea for a few days is unlikely to affect this much. See http://chriskresser.Com/basics-of-immune-balancing-for-hashimotos and my comment for more info:. ...Read more
Dear Doctors, I wcwant uto ask about the physical signs of the Ebola virus before it spread. Thank you?
Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?
Not proven to help: Electromagnetism(EM) in the form of IMRS or PEMF is being hyped as a cure or treatment for a wide range of conditions. It HAS been show to improve fracture healing and depression. The medical literature does not support the claim that it helps CKD. However there are some patient testimonials it did offer modest improvement. In the 1800's EM was a widespread fad promoted by quacks and hucksters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage llla nsclc recently had seizure one met to brain . Resected. What does this mean? Truth please! doc beating @ the bush (he's 35 & a smoker
Honest answer is: If you had a metastatic brain lesion from a lung cancer, your stage is actually 4. The patient may have been diagnosed as stage iiib initially, treated with chemo and XRT and then the spread to the brain occurred or was detected. The key is if the primary lung site can now be controlled. But the prognosis overall is very poor. I wish you luck. ...Read more
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Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
Sores : It may take several weeks for a wound to heal . Especially on areas such as the legs which are slower to heal generally. However wounds or sores that are very slow to heal may be a sign of diabetes . Check with your physician to find the causes of the sores and also if there are any other conditions creating poor healing. ...Read more
Return food: This is really not medical. I would suggest that any unneeded food be taken to a food pantry and they can determine if they could use it. ...Read more
Smiles are good: Nothing wrong with sitting and smiling. Studies have shown that the act of smiling activates the part of the brain associated with feeling happy as well. Botox injections and loss or the ability to smile with your eyes has been shown to reduce activity in the section of the brain associated with feeling happy. ...Read more
Get checked: It may not be anything serious, but you absolutely need to get checked by your obgyn to figure out why you are having pain. ...Read more
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Questions: you could certainly ask here or you can ask your primary physician. A large part of what we do is listen to patients concerns and with our knowledge of disease processes order appropriate tests and ask further questions to rule in or out diseases. Something you may be very concerned that you may have may be simply ruled out by a good history and physical exam, or ruled in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try an adaptogen: Adrenal stress is a common contributor to decreased sex drive and fatigue. Adaptogens are herbs that help restore adrenal function and commonly improve energy, stamina and libido. A couple of adaptogens that are known for libido enhancement are maca and rhodiola rosea. Take them in the morning and at noon to exteend your stamina into the evening. Give it at least a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
This sounds: unhealthy. I recommend you to talk with your physician. He or she can help to determine if this is an unhealthy desire -and if so, what treatment courses are available to you. ...Read more
Probably not: Not being able to get wet may not necessarily mean female sexual dysfunction. There needs to be other symptoms which would severely diminish or hinder sexual pleasure and/or libido. My initial impression would be a psychological one. Maybe you have anxiety about your partner or he/she is not turning you on as you hoped. I would suggest discussing this in depth with your doctor or a psychologist. ...Read more
Teaspoon.: About the amount that is in your last part of your thumb would be close. Or go to store and look at teaspoon measure. then estimate how much that is like your thumb or little digit end and use that. ...Read more
What is in the sauce: Having fresh vegetables is a good idea. Using dressing or sauce in moderation may be okay, however, it depends on the content of the sauce. Sauces and dressings are usually high in fats that may not be a good thing. ...Read more