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I am 17 years old. I had a block in my coronary artery. Is this common among teens?

I am 17 years old. I had a block in my coronary artery. Is this common among teens?

No: It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery. Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arteries but only slowly progresses with symptoms beginning in middle age or rarely in some families at a younger age. Congenital abnormalities with aberrant coronary origins or single coronaries can occasionally cause heart problems in teenagers. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Hello I am 48 years old and have a CT heart calcium score of 194 in my left anterior descending LAD is that a lot of plaque. Can I reverse this HELP?

Hello I am 48 years old and have a CT heart calcium score of 194 in my left anterior descending LAD is that a lot of plaque. Can I reverse this HELP?

Maybe.: A score like this indicates potentially moderate disease. I say potentially because the test is not very specific. The doc who ordered the test should be explaining this to you. I suspect another test is in your near future. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 32yrs old this year in June I am a mother of 3 boys all were born 4yrs a part the youngest turns 4 in March this year. I have a history of irregular periods. From lat 2013 to mid last year, my periods were absent for 8months. I was never on a

Hello. I am 32yrs old this year in June  I am a mother of 3 boys all were born 4yrs a part the youngest turns 4 in March this year. I have a history of irregular periods. From lat 2013 to mid last year, my periods were absent for 8months. I was never on a

Many reasons: great ! Mother of 3 boys. Please take good care of them and give them good education. Make sure you are not anemic, your Thyroid hormones are ok. Your OB exam should be done and your doctor will be able to shed some tight on other possibilities also. Eat good and good luck ...Read more

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I am a 20 yr old male. suffer from anxiety. Occasionally i have heart flutter feelings. They most common during /after sport game. had ekg. is it ok?

I am a 20 yr old male. suffer from  anxiety. Occasionally i have heart flutter feelings. They most common during /after sport game. had ekg. is it ok?

Anxiety w/heart: flutter needs to be evaluated by your doc. It sounds like you've done that. Next stop is to see a mental health professional to learn techniques to manage your anxiety. Please don't use medicine only but make sure to get therapy. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a self-help technique. ...Read more

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I'm a young lady and my age is 20 years old but I have a schizophrenia and that sickness start for females at 26 years old so, why is that happened?

I'm a young lady and my age is 20 years old but I have a schizophrenia and that sickness start for females at 26 years old so, why is that happened?

Incorrect info: Schizophrenia is an illness that rarely affects children, usually begins in the teenage years, and generally fully appears in early adulthood. Your experience, far from being unusual, is a more typical situation of being diagnosed at around age 20. If you begin serious, committed treatment with a truly competent psychiatrist, you will get the best chance of doing as well as you can. ...Read more

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I am female 48 years old. I have a trapped nerve in my neck is this curable?

I am female 48 years old. I have a trapped nerve in my neck is this curable?

Yes: Arm pain can be relieved which nerve?By removing pinching structurerele as nerve arm pain resioved meck ache different story. ...Read more

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I am a 17 years old female. I am having bp of 133/89. Is that a problem?

I am a 17 years old female. I am having bp of 133/89. Is that a problem?

Yes: You have high blood pressure on that single reading. It is not dangerously so, but if you get similar readings over a few days it is time to go in and have it evaluated. High blood pressure can inflict damage on your kidneys and other organs and remain without symptoms while doing so. ...Read more

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I am now 17 years old, my height is 5.3 feet.It is the same when i was 14. From my mother family most are short but from my father everyone tall.Help

I am now 17 years old, my height is 5.3 feet.It is the same when i was  14. From my mother family most are short but from my father everyone tall.Help

Probably done: Some teens grow very little or none, in height, when they are 17. Those who do grow usually have a family history of getting taller in their late teens (other adults in the family had a similar growth pattern). If a 17 yr. Had no height growth over the past year, then he is finished with height growth and is at his adult height. Stand straight and wear shoes and clothes that make one look taller. ...Read more

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Is pri. or sec. erythromelalgia more common in a 19 year old male? Ive read most secondary causes are in women over 60. I had a CBC and it was fine.

Is pri. or sec. erythromelalgia more common in a 19 year old male? Ive read most secondary causes are in women over 60. I had a CBC and it was fine.

THERE ARE: Three categories: erythromelalgia (platelet-mediated and aspirin-sensitive), primary erythermalgia, and secondary erythermalgia Hereditary erythromelalgia is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in a protein involved in a , voltage-gated sodium channel. More than 20 SCN9A mutations have been reported in patients with this form of primary erythromelalgia. Causes of secondary erythromelalgia include medications, myeloproliferative disorders, infections and unknown causes. The early-onset (primary) form is reported to have a male-to-female ratio of 1:2.5. Secondary erythromelalgia was reported to have a male-to-female ratio of 3:2 when due to myeloproliferative disorders but a 1997 case series from Norway showed a female predominance (male-to-female ratio of 1:2), when a variety of causes were included. ...Read more

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I am a 63 yr old women 20 yrs post hysterectomy and this is the second time in a yr I have had a bleed thru problem what could it be?

I am a 63 yr old women 20 yrs post hysterectomy and this is the second time in a yr I have had a bleed thru problem what could it be?

Need a Gynecologic c: Post menopausal bleeding requires a gynecologic check up to find the cause. They will need to check your cervix and vagina(pelvic examination) to find the cause of bleeding which can be serious. So do not delay it anymore! ...Read more

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I am a 53 year old male, had a mild heart attack 2 years ago, have lupus also,arteries are too small for stent, i am smoking still, will meds work for?

I am a 53 year old male, had a mild heart attack 2 years ago, have lupus also,arteries are too small for stent, i am smoking still, will meds work for?

Heart disease: Most interventions (medical or surgical) today are based on medical evidence based on research and are used only if they have been shown to be effective. Please discuss your case with your cardiologist and ask her/him to direct to the evidence for whatever medications she/he is recommending. There are too many medications and each should be discussed in the context ...Read more

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I'm 37 years old, female. I had an open heart surgery and had my valves repaired in 2013. My BP is always below 100/70. Is it safe to have a baby?

I'm 37 years old, female. I had an open heart surgery and had my valves repaired in 2013. My BP is always below 100/70. Is it safe to have a baby?

Generally yes: Your blood pressure and having had heart surgery should not be a problem. If you had valve survey you may have been on a blood thinner. If still on a blood thinner, some changes in your treatment may be necessary but not contraindicated for pregnancy ...Read more

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Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Uncommon: You have a "mullerian" anomaly, one of the intersex conditions. Make sure your doctor has checked if you have a uterus, cervix and kidneys. You need a reproductive endocrinologist who can a also show you how to dilate/create a vagina. You do have ovaries since these come from a different original tissue. Find a support group, either online or from your doctor. You are not alone. ...Read more

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I am scared of the dark and it is very embarrassing at 24 years old. I thought only children had this fear?

I am scared of the dark and it is very embarrassing at 24 years old. I thought only children had this fear?

Seek help: Talk to a psychiatrist to work you through your phobia.By slowly exposing yourself in small increments to the darkness you should be able to get over your phobia. ...Read more

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Dr. Hi iam acollege student engineering problem i have in my chest where the increase in volume is very nutural for my age iam 22 yeras i would like?

Dr. Hi iam acollege student engineering problem i have in my chest where the increase in volume is very nutural for my age iam 22 yeras i would like?

Unclear : Please, clearly state your question so that one of us can help you. I was not able to fully understand the question. ...Read more

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Hello. I was diagnosed with BRE. But I had my first and single seizure at 15 years old. Is it possible? Is this a wrong diagnose? I'm 20 years old now. What is the chance to have one more seizure? Sorry for the bad English.

Hello. I was diagnosed with BRE. But I had my first and single seizure at 15 years old. Is it possible? Is this a wrong diagnose? I'm 20 years old now. What is the chance to have one more seizure? Sorry for the bad English.

Notes about BRE: BRE is a condition that does not normally affect teenagers at onset. You might consider whether there is a different cause instead. BRE normally starts in children, and it is diagnosed by clinical history, exam, and specific EEG findings. Many people with BRE stop having seizures by the time they are teenagers. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more