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How do you know if a person has shingles?

How do you know if a person has shingles?

Pain and Rash: Typically, the pain comes before the skin eruption. You will need to get an evaluation. Shingles usually stays on 1 side of the body and doesn't cross the mid line. ...Read more

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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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How do you know if someone has a concusion?

How do you know if someone has a concusion?

Concussion : This is basically caused by the brain hitting the skull or the skull hitting it due to injury. The brain sits in fluid. Anyone who is knocked unconscious has a conclusion, that's easy. Lots of sports injury with schools ansd states making definition. If person is hit in the head and sees"stars". They have a concussion and should be evaluated. Evidence shows even small concussions are dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

Formal diagnosis: The diagnosis is a formal one, made by a mental health professional like psychiatrist or psychologist. Hypochondriasis is a disorder where the person is fearful of and obsessed with having a serious illness, despite appropriate medical examinations and doctors' reassurances to the contrary. People with this type of anxiety over-focus on body sensations and become very frightened by them. ...Read more

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How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

Multiple signs: Basically they breath fast, have palpitations very aggitated, terrified, muscle spasm specially on hands and feet with shakiness all over. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

Get evaluated: You can feel a subcutaneous nodule non adherents to the skin usually non tender.May be hard to differentiate from lipomas in inexperienced examiners. ...Read more

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What we should do if someone has a seizure?

What we should do if someone has a seizure?

Avoid injury.: Make sure that pt.Does not hurt himself, do not try to insert spoon in mouth, if possible turn head to one side without hurting pt. A good description of seizure from the beginning until pt. Is fully conscious with timing will help a doctor more than testing. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism: P.E. Is a thrombus (clot) that travelled to the blood vessel supplying the lung. Small clots do not obstruct as much and symptoms can be cough or shortness of breath. Ct or MRI scans are now used more than ventilation/perfusion scans. Large clots can completely occlude the pulmonary artery and are lethal. Death can be sudden and unexplained or misdiagnosed. Recent surgery or bedrest add risk. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Increased bleed risk: Tissue plasminogen activator, or tpa, (alteplase) "dissolves" clots, so the main risk from it's administration is an increased risk of bleeding. One way to reduce the risk is to have strict rules on who it is administered to, based on many factors including time since symptoms began. Another is to administer it right where it is needed, near the location of the artery which contains the clot. ...Read more

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How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

May not...: Pulmonary embolism can happen without any symptoms so you may not know you are having a pe. If symptoms are present, the most common symptoms are acute shortness of breath with an increased heart rate. If any of these symptoms occur, get to an er for evaluation as pe can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Rabies is eventually: Fatal if it is not treated. Rabies symptoms may initially express with malaise, headache, fever ; weakness. If a person has been bitten, the site may be itching or have a prickly sensation. As the disease progresses the person may feel anxious and have difficulty sleeping. They may behave unusually, experience hallucinations and develop delirium. If not treated early, rabies is usually fatal. ...Read more

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How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

Depends: Either a blood test, or you'll see the get the same sore in the same spot, just a few days after getting tingling there. ...Read more

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What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

Call 911!: Learn CPR and basic first aid so you will know what to do. There are apps around that can help with this but you need to be familiar with the basics before someone needs help. If untrained, call 911. Sometimes the dispatcher can give you some suggestions about what steps you should take. Anyone may be able to save a life, or be part of helping to save a life, with CPR and First Aid training. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has shingles?

How can you tell if someone has shingles?

Pain and rash: Shingles is usually characterized by a painful rash that develops in a limited are of the body on one side. The rash usually blisters and then goes away over a few weeks. Sometimes pain persists for a protracted period of time and can be quite miserable. The shingles vaccine decreases your chance of getting the persistent pain condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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How do you know if someone is having a panic attack?

How do you know if someone is having a panic attack?

Medical Eval: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a concussion?

How to know if you have a concussion?

Symptoms: Dizziness when you move your head, problems concentrating, disorientation, difficulty doing simple math, problems reading, ringing in the ears, headache, problems controlling your temper, impulsivity, and changes in sleep habits. Any combination. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know if you have cancer?

How can  a doctor know if you have cancer?

Pathology: We can sometimes make a pretty good guess just from symptoms and a few tests. But a guess isn't good enough and a firm diagnosis usually involves looking at tissue taken from the tumor--sometimes just a few cells from a pap test or sputum are enough and sometimes a lot more is removed if the tests strongly suggest a malignancy. ...Read more

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How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

Immediate diagnosis: A md who immediately suspects amniotic fluid embolism for the chest pain, shortness of breath, and unexplained anxiety will treat it fast before it has a chance to kill. ...Read more

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If someone has pulminary embolism would they qualify for disability benefits?

It depends: Why did they develop clots? What degree of lung involved? What limitations on lung function and breathing capacity? Pulmonologists can guide you. ...Read more

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What does an embolism feel like?

What does an embolism feel like?

Chest pain : Chest pain, shortness of breath are the most common. Coughing up blood, mild fever can also happen. Fast heart rate may be another sign. You will feel more winded while walking. This is the most common type of embolism. You can also have embolism in your brain, heart and anywhere your arteries go too. You can have a stroke or problem in any body part the emboli goes too. ...Read more

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Why do air embolisms kill people?

Why do air embolisms kill people?

Block Pulmonary Flow: Air embolism is caused by air bubbles in the vascular system; venous air embolism can result from the intro of air through IV lines, especially central lines, and generally must be substantial to block pulmonary blood flow and cause symptoms. Arterial air embolism in even small amounts can cause death by blockage of coronary or cerebral arteries. ...Read more

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What is amninonic fluid embolism?

A very rare reaction: to amniotic fluid or other parts of the baby (fetal cells, etc.) that pass through the placenta into the mother. It can cause severe problems with the lungs, heart, and blood cells that are often fatal. It usually happens during or shortly after the separation of the placenta from the uterus. Exactly what causes the severe reaction isn't completely understood. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an embolism is?

Blockage of blood: Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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What is an embolism? What causes it?

What is an embolism? What causes it?

Clot that travels: An embolism occurs when a clot (thrombus) that has formed in an artery or a vein that breaks off and travels (an embolus) to a distant vessel where it lodges and causes blockage of the vessel. If it starts in a vein and goes to the lungs, it is a pulmonary embolism. If an embolus travels to the brain, it can cause a stroke. Anywhere there is a blood vessel, an embolism can occur. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what an embolism is?

Could you tell me what an embolism is?

Blockage of blood: Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a piluminary embolism?

Clots, they Come;Go: Embolus is just medical jargon for a clot which mores through blood vessel to a different location, e.g. From the body or heart into a lung artery. Most are without symptoms, never recognized ; largely dissolve. However, to the extent they do no fully dissolve, are transformed into scar tissue, block blood flow ; keep recurring, then they result in major problems ; early death from pulmonary htn. ...Read more

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What is an embolism, and how does somebody get one?

Usually a clot : Clot or plaque that is dislodged from a vein or an artery and goes to a part of the body. ...Read more

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Is embolism common in your twenties and should I worry?

Uncommon: Increased risks with: obese smoker coagulopathy sedentary life surgery cancer traumas. ...Read more

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How often do women get saved from amonotic fluid embolism?

How often do women get saved from amonotic fluid embolism?

Hard to say: Its not a very common problem diff to diagnose je to be thinking about the possibilities when symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an embolism feel like, what causes it?

Depends on size.: Small emboli one will not feel.These will be found on ct or v/q scan based on symptoms.If clot is large enough then one may have severe pain localized to the area of clot.This is due to the size of the clot and lack of blood flow(pulmonary infarct) typical clots symptoms are acute shortness of breath with a normal chest xray.Clots in the legs may be painful and break off -travel to lungs-common. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more

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How long does it take for someone to die of an air embolism?

How long does it take for someone to die of an air embolism?

It dependds: It depends on the size of the air embolism small ones are not fatal. Huge ones cause inability of the heart to pump and death is very rapid if the air is not evacuated. ...Read more

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If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

If someone experiences pulmonary embolism should I give them cpr?

CPR when appropriate: You should always apply CPR to someone who has stopped breathing and/or their heart has stopped pumping, regardless of the cause. Let a physician decide when it's time to stop CPR and whether or not CPR is appropriate. ...Read more

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