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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

No self treatment: A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient?! he will consult with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

He or She wouldn't: Doctors have to learn to be patients and listen to their doctors. Having said that, optic neuritis is either treated with IV steroids or not at all. Vision recovers the same regardless, but steroids can speed recovery if given within 72 hours. An MRI of the brain should also be done to make sure further evaluation for diseases like multiple sclerosis is not needed. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

He wouldn't: A doctor who treats himself for any serious malady has a fool for a patient! ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

EpiPen (epinephrine): He would find out the cause and avoid it. He would carry an Epipen (epinephrine) Epinephrine autoinjector at all times against accidental exposure. If he thinks he is having an anaphylactic reaction he would immediately take Epipen (epinephrine) and immediately seek emergency medical care. Anyone else would be wise to do the same. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

Fluids: They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids. Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

Surgery: No fancy new topical creams for this doctor. Surgical excision for me, even if it's extremely early. I'd be offered fancy microsurgery with a colleague checking each margin to produce the smallest possible scar. This matters to some folks but not to me. Just take the thing off and spare me the extra time and my third-party payer the expense. Cheers. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandad has been diagnosed with myeloma cancer. he first visited a gp surgery then he was referred to the hospital to see someone (who?

What do you suggest if my grandad has been diagnosed with myeloma cancer. he first visited a gp surgery then he was referred to the hospital to see someone (who?

Medical Oncologist: He would need to see a medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. Surgery is not used in the treatment of myeloma ...Read more

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An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

Features of the mass: Patients typically have distinct signs on exam of a mass in the eye. These are typically lymphomas. Most cancer doctors would need to do an exam of some kind to confirm this diagnosis. I would ask your physician how he/she made this diagnosis. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

I would: See my doctor, a neurologist and a psychiatrist and allow them to treat me. The first thing we learn is that to treat someone, you must be objective. Hence, you do not treat yourself, your friends or you family! ...Read more

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I've had a sinus infection for 2 months cause i had to wait forever to see ent. I'm being treated and may need CT scan. What happens after CT scan?

I've had a sinus infection for 2 months cause i had to wait forever to see ent. I'm being treated and may need CT scan. What happens after CT scan?

Depends on ct: If there is a surgical reason for the sinus disease such as a deviated septum or nasal polyp then possibly surgery. If not then perhaps different medicines. ...Read more

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I saw a doctor who diagnosed chiari malformation. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

I saw a doctor who diagnosed chiari malformation. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

Churning?: Treatment of chiari malformations is surgical. These are usually surgical if the patient has specific headaches, difficulty swallowing, weakness, or hydrocephalus along with other symptoms. I'm not sure quite what you mean by churning but if you're uncomfortable with your neurosurgeon, please seek another opinion. Remember that we are here to help you and you should feel that from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son is 8 years old, doctor diagnosis frontal lobe atrophy, is it cure able deices, to whom i can consult?

Should i be concerned if my son is 8 years old, doctor diagnosis frontal lobe atrophy, is it cure able deices, to whom i can consult?

Neurodegeneration: The brain does not regenerate. Frontal lobe atrophy is a serious condition, for which a Neurologist should be an integral part of the disease management plan. Depending on the type of disability and degree of dysfunction, Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy may also be important to involve in the overall care. ...Read more

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I saw a doctor who diagnosed pneumonia. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

I saw a doctor who diagnosed pneumonia. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

Treatment ?: Most cases of simple pneumonia can be detected during an office evaluation, sometimes aided by a chest x-ray. Routine treatment would be an oral antibiotic. However, some cases of pneumonia can be quite serious if not fatal and require hospital based care. Your post does not contain enough information to comment on your situation. ...Read more

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My primary MD thinks I may have pneumonia, also swabbed for Flu. I'm an ICU RN, if just pneumonia, will I have to miss work? If so, how long?

Infectious the ?: The reason not to work is (1) infectious (2) able to do the job. Pneumonia generally has both problems. If an respiratory illness is judged to be due to virus, you are probably infectious only for a few days. If bacterial, not after 24 hours on antibiotics. Many health professionals keep working (2), when they should not (1). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cavernous Sinus Tumor (Definition)

The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind each eye). These venous structures have walls and have nerves that run through them. When these lakes become involved with tumors, patient's can have dysfunction of these nerves (diploplia, facial sensation changes, and eye ...Read more


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more