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Do my left and right elbows have the same anatomy and structure?

Do my left and right elbows have the same anatomy and structure?

Mirror image: The two sides are the same but not identical. One side is the mirror image of the other, just like your right and left hands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Small lump on tubes (?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Small lump on tubes (?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Probably Normal: Sounds like you are feeling tiny lymph glans surrounding the vas deferens (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles to your seminal vesicles A good question to ask is "does it feel the same on both sides?? If YES its probably normal. If NO see your Primary Care Doctor. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome. Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses

15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome. Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses

POTs: Pots is a syndrome where there is an exaggerated heart rate response to changes in blood pressure. When the heart rate goes too high, certain reflexes kick in and can then cause low blood pressure and fainting. This condition is typically not caused by an anatomical problem but rather a physiological one. ...Read more

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"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?

"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?

Transitional: Some people have a transitional vertebral body at S1 which appears exactly the same as a lumbar verterbral body. This sometimes can result in asymmetric SI joints, but it is an incidental finding ...Read more

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Can feel small pea size lump (not visible) on upper left of scrotum, maybe on the tubes in the area. Cancer or just my anatomy?

Can feel small pea size lump (not visible) on upper left of scrotum, maybe on the tubes in the area. Cancer or just my anatomy?

Here are some. ..: Most likely & most commonly, what you depicted merely represents the presence of a benign sebaceous cyst - not cancerou, which is harmless and needs no active Rx except at the rare occurrence of superimposed infection leading to a boil. For confirmation, seek a timely pro-evaluation. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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How do you calculate left atrial volume index?

How do you calculate left atrial volume index?

Left atrial: Indexed volume = la volume (ml)/body surface area (m2). ...Read more

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What does borderline left atrial abnormality mean?

What does borderline left atrial abnormality mean?

EKG: I presume this is on electrocardiogram computer generated interpretation and defined by the width of the p wave and p wave morphology. This cannot be interpreted alone. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and I would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

Ecg: What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more

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Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Oxygen: The po2 in the alveolar capillaries represents the just diffused oxygen from the alveoli, by the time the blood gets to the la there is some mixing of the blood with some blood that may have gone by poorly aerated alveoli and not got as much oxygen into it. ...Read more

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Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged. Please advise?

Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged. Please advise?

OK: If you have no symptoms/problems because of any structural heart enlargement or defect than there is nothing to be done. I am guessing your doctor already went through the basics - made sure that there are no cardiovascular symptoms and is comfortable with just regular follow up. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

The size is: Not the problem, the issue is what caused it to become large. Significant mitral regurgitation is a possibility as is hypertension. An enlarged left atrium increases the risk for atrial fibrillation. See your doctor ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement itself has no symptoms. If there is pathology like mitral insufficiency or mitral stenosis associated with left atrial enlargement, the symptoms are produced by the physiology of the pathologic lesion. ...Read more