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I can see a black shadow in my peripheral from time to time. Is this normal?

I can see a black shadow in my peripheral from time to time. Is this normal?

Yes and no: Chances are you have an occassional floater. There are some serious conditions that can cause a change in your vision. You should have a baseline comprehensive eye examination in order to exclude the serious ones.

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For a while I've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

For a while I've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap.

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Slight headaches and can see my heart beat in my vision. Like I see a shadow in my peripheral as my heart beats. Don't matter if its bright or dark?

Slight headaches and can see my heart beat in my vision. Like I see a shadow in my peripheral as my heart beats. Don't matter if its bright or dark?

Check blood pressure: Hi there Carolyn The main thing we want make sure is ok is your blood pressure as well as the health of your eyes with dilated eye exam to your eye pressure and to check the retinal blood vessels. Otherwise you are just one very astute observer of a natural phenomenon. Take care. Dr Rebecca in NYC

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I have di. Peripheral neuropathy, sugar normal but pn gets worse whenever I lay down, whatever time. Goes away with changed position. Is this normal?

I have di. Peripheral neuropathy, sugar normal but pn gets worse whenever I lay down, whatever time. Goes away with changed position. Is this normal?

Dm neuropathy: It could be diabetic neuropathy but you should also rule out circulation problems electrolyte abnormalities, rheumatologic causes, tendons or orthopedic causes. I recommend following up with your pcp or endocrinologist.

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I've had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. Eye dr said he doesn't see anything. What else could it be?

I've had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. Eye dr said he doesn't see anything. What else could it be?

Flash of light: Seizure? Cholesterol emboli that moves on? blood clot from heart or artery in next that is small and moves on. Any Hx of trauma to eye? If persists go back to Eye Dr. Let us know what they find.

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I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?

I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?

Flashing lights: Some flashing lights are caused by a retinal tear or hole. You should consider seeing a local ophthalmologist if the flashing continues, since not all flashes are benign. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments, which can cause blindness.

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What causes brief loss of peripheral vision without pain? It has happened to me three times in the last month.

What causes brief loss of peripheral vision without pain? It has happened to me three times in the last month.

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would the vision of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist.

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Have IIH. When reading or writing on my phone, I see white & grey kind of flurries in my peripherals. It makes things look like their fading. Why?

Have IIH. When reading or writing on my phone, I see white & grey kind of flurries in my peripherals. It makes things look like their fading. Why?

Visual obscurations: If you have the diagnosis of IIH then, funny things in your peripheral & even in central vision are part and parcel of the problem. Visual obscurations are when your vision suddenly goes out which is felt to be from the increased intracranial pressure and its effect on the optic nerve. If you'd like more specific information please look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and I'll happily help.

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What is a normal lymphocyte phenotype in peripheral blood?

What is a normal lymphocyte phenotype in peripheral blood?

A detailed question: 61 to 85 % t cells And 7 to 23 % b cells. For nk range is about 9 to 19%

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What specialist should I see for mgus associated peripheral neuropathy?

What specialist should I see for mgus associated peripheral neuropathy?

Heme and neuro: Mgus is not associated with a peripheral neuropathy. See a neurologist for the neuropathy and a hematologist for the mgus.

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Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see?

Nervous system: Not sure what disorder u r referring to, but a Neurologist would probably be good option.

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Lattice reviewed 2 days ago- no vitreoretinal etiology found. Last night I noticed flashes in peripheral vision during (not after) hard cough. Normal?

Lattice reviewed 2 days ago- no vitreoretinal etiology found. Last night I noticed flashes in peripheral vision during (not after) hard cough. Normal?

Depends: Lattice can be a site of weakness with retinal jiggling causing the light flashes. If it only happens when you cough, and not in between and you see no new floaters and the vision remains good, then you can wait it out. If the flashing is continuous or the other factors appear, then have your ophthalmologist (you are not of course seeing an optometrist for this-right?), check it out again.

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Does a longerlength of time it takes for labs to return results indicate they found something abnormal? (ie. Peripheral smear)? It's been over 2 weeks

Does a longerlength of time it takes for labs to return results indicate they found something abnormal? (ie. Peripheral smear)? It's been over 2 weeks

Best thing: To do is call your doctor about the results. It may have been a special test that has to be sent out to another state and some lab results may take weeks before they are in, even when they are done locally. Not to worry too much, pick up the phone and make that call to relieve your anxiety. One call, that's all it takes!

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Labs done 2 weeks ago all have been back for a wk except the peripheral smear. All labs go to the same place. Does a smear normally take take this long?

Labs done 2 weeks ago all have been back for a wk except the peripheral smear. All labs go to the same place. Does a smear normally take take this long?

Yes and No: Most blood tests are done by machines now. The peripheral smear used to be done solely by humans, but is now probably done by a machine together with a human. Because a human is needed, the test can take a few days longer, but 2 weeks sounds too long. One can check with the lab to see if the peripheral smear was accidentally left off the lab order, or was ordered but got forgotten or lost somehow.

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It seems whenever I look into dark and don't move eyes, my peripheral goes totally black. Why is that?

It seems whenever I look into dark and don't move eyes, my peripheral goes totally black. Why is that?

Peripheral vision: Peripheral vision problems in the dark could be caused by many different types of eye problems ranging from cataracts to retinal diseases such as retinitis. Pigmentosa. See an eye doctor to have it checked out.

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What's the best medecin for hta that doesn't cause orthostatique hypotension and peripheral neuropathie at the same time good for raynaud syndrome?

What's the best medecin for hta that doesn't cause orthostatique hypotension and peripheral neuropathie at the same time good for raynaud syndrome?

Ca Channel Blocker: Calcium channel blockers are used for hypertension, but also can help raynaud's because they dilate arteries. A common one is the generic, amlodipine.