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Is Gender A Factor In Acute Sinusitis
How dangerous is CT scan of brain in a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?
CT scan: Ct scans are safe for most people, and the doctors weigh the need for this information vs the exposure to radiation, etc. If the scan includes contrast ("dye") there may be reactions to this -- but most people are not allergic. Your doctors should be checking your history and be ready for any possibility. Please discuss your concerns with the doctors who already know you. ...Read more
Acute cerebral ataxia in (otherwise) healthy 7-yr-old female: could bronchitis 3 weeks prior be primary cause? Or is it likely head trauma?
Yes: Chronic sinusits is just that, chronic. One could have this condition and not have a response of raising the white blood cell count. The body is handling the infections on a chronic basis and does not respond by sending out the numbers of white cells to raise the total circulating count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a particular drug increase the manifestation of dementia in an old person ,, especially a pain reliever.
Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?
Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing. ...Read more
In general, if a 91 yr-old has acute transformation of a myeloproliferative disorder then is it worthwhile to treat the pt, if there is a treatment?
It depends: It depends on the Diagnosis of the new transformations(there are multiple ways transformation occurs...so tell us what is the new diagnosis and we can guide you further. ...Read more
What are the first stages involved in when treatingfor constipation ? In a medical environment. It a patient is diagonosed with chronic constipation?
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Have you had x-ray to see you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more
If a CD19 antigen result of 9% in lymphocyte phenotyping is above average, what can be the cause? Have many symptoms: EDS, PH, high ANA, pain, cough
My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?
Neither: A respiratory rate if 18 is not impressive unless there are more significant symptoms. The CRP value may be normal depending on the test used to measure it ...Read more
Is it possible for rta to cause the onset of personality disorder in a teenager with past traumas?
WHAT IS RTA??: Sorry but what is RTA exactly?Get a more detailed answer ›
Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more
Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more
Can hypothermia in an elderly pt be a symptom of an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplacticty disorder? Pt has hi WBC & CRP
Hypothermia/mds: Elderly often feel cooler than younger individuals. Hypothermia ( how low?) may be a sign of infection /sepsis just like high fever. If one has myelodysplastic syndrome , would check for UTI, a common cause of infection,subtle pneumonia.Also check thyroid, adrenal function. Elevated WBC is a concern for sepsis and transformation. Go to the ER for blood cultures and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?
Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks
??Dangerous ??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require surgery. Adults who get acute otitis generally did so as kids, and many have allergic and or sinus issues that predispose to the problem. I can't buy a cancer or immune defect as a significant factor. ...Read more
Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more
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