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I find it difficult to accurately place discreet events on a linear time line... Is there a know condition with this symptom?

I find it difficult to accurately place discreet events on a linear time line... Is there a know condition with this symptom?

Non-verbal Learning: Disabilities can be a cause of your difficulties. If your symptoms harmfully impact your daily functioning, seek a referral from you primary care physician to an adult neuropsychologist, as iq testing that shows verbal iq significantly > non-verbal iq is insufficient to clarify problems with processing, organizing, storing & retrieving information, + planning. Management is based on diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have something like linear on my bloody discharge. What is this?

I have something like linear on my bloody discharge. What is this?

Menstruation: During menstruation the uterine lining is shed, so it is not uncommon to see some tissue mixed in with the blood. I hope this answers your question. Take care! ...Read more

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Does the INR score scale linearly or geometrically? As in is the difference between 2.5 - 3 the same as between 3.5 - 4?

Does the INR score scale linearly or geometrically? As in is the difference between 2.5 - 3 the same as between 3.5 - 4?

Geometric: Great question! inr (international normalized ratio) is ratio of patient's prothrombin time (pt) to local reference pt corrected by an exponential based upon thromboplastin used by lab to determine pt. Check out http://www. Practical-haemostasis. Com/miscellaneous/miscellaneous%20tests/isi_and_inr. Html for more info. Notice that exponential dramatically changes inr value despite same pt result. ...Read more

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Are pills really good until the last day of the month of the indicated expiry date? Or do pills lose potency over time on a linear basis?

Even longer: Pills are dated very conservatively and are actually still largely potent a year after the expiration date (depending on the medicine and how they've been stored - eg cool, dry, dark place). ...Read more

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I have tiny 2mm bites all over. Pink with small red peak. More every nite. The bites are not in linear line. I washed everything on my bed, no help.

I have tiny 2mm bites all over. Pink with small red peak. More every nite. The bites are not in linear line. I washed everything on my bed, no help.

Despite: Your "washing" I suspect the mattress itselF!



'Bed Bugs", Dust mites, and a number of small "critters" bite at night! Consult with your Primary Health Care Provider or join Health Tap Prime and select an Infectious Disease expert!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is linear fibrosis?

What is linear fibrosis?

Scar: It depends on the context. On a chest x-ray or ct, it probably refers to scar that forms a line or curve on the film. This may indicate prior illness or injury, but is not specific. Fibrosis (scarring) can sometimes limit the function of an organ, but may not be important. ...Read more

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Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Shingles?: It can, but this always raises the possibility of shingles (herpes zoster), which causes a painful linear band of blisters on one side of the body. Shingles requires higher doses of anti-herpes drugs than simple herpes. If you think you have shingles, you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy safe for treating linear morphea?

Is chemotherapy safe for treating linear morphea?

LINEAR MORPHEA: ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL A FLY WITH A GUN?
MORPHEA, ALSO KNOWN AS SCLERODERMA, IS A CONNECTIVE DISORDER OF THE SKIN.
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old boy. I want to take HGH orally for my linear growth. What is the difference between this and an injection?

I am a 17 year old boy. I want to take HGH orally for my linear growth. What is the difference between this and an injection?

WOULDN'T WORK: For HGH to work, it must enter your bloodstream in one piece. It is a complex protein molecule that will be broken down by digestive action if you take it orally. A few fragments would be absorbed but it must be intact to work. Beware of supplements that promise to "boost" your HGH levels. As supplements they are not subject to the same safety and effectiveness standards as meds licensed by the FD A ...Read more

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My son has some linear bites but I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. Everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

My son has some linear bites but I haven't seen any signs of bed bugs in my home. Everyone has bites but he is the only one with linear bites?

Linear bites: Linear bites do suggest bug bites usually develop during the night, so keep searching, you can use hydrocortisone cream OTC to alleviate the itching, if they keep coming back show it to his pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I just had a medical examination 2 weeks ago. I found out that my medical findings was "Left apical sparse linear opacity". What does it mean?

Hi. I just had a medical examination 2 weeks ago. I found out that my medical findings was "Left apical sparse linear opacity". What does it mean?

Nonspecific: This is a non-specific finding on xray. It can signify that you just recently got over a cough, or may signify that you accidently aspirated while drinking. If you have been ill recently, and your doctor ordered an xray it was likely to determine if you had pneumonia. A linear opacity by itself is not something to be worried about. ...Read more

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Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Calcium in lung: How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal.
Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more

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What is focal linear scar right lobe?

What is focal linear scar right lobe?

Scar: If my suggestion is right you mean scar in right lobe of lung. It's usually scar of previous lung infection like tuberculosis or pneumonia or others old problems - pleuritis, atelectasis, trauma, surgery. ...Read more

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How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

No cure: If it truly is lichen planus, I don't think there is a total cure. It can only be treated and managed, but never completely cured. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last for a linear tear to the lower vertebrae after 3 Cortezone shots?

How long does the pain last for a linear tear to the lower vertebrae after 3 Cortezone shots?

First, if you are: Talking about epidural steroid injections they really are not indicated for back pain due to disc disease like an annular tear which I believe what you are describing but for a disc herniation causing sciatic pain primarily. Back pain usually is better within several weeks but 10% can become chronic -see an orthopedic spine surgeon for an evaluation if not improving for treatment recommendations ...Read more

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MRI results: minimal long segment linear signal abnormality in the cervical cord. What does this mean?

MRI results: minimal long segment linear signal abnormality in the cervical cord. What does this mean?

Need more info: I am not a radiologist but the diagnosis you enumerated shows something may be very significant and I wonder why the physician who ordered the MRI has not as yet given you any information. Please talk to that person who knows your history best and should be able to accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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What can I do if my latest bone scan shows results in both focal and linear areas, what is the difference?

What can I do if my latest bone scan shows results in both focal and linear areas, what is the difference?

Many possibilities.: It depends why you had your bone scan done. Focal lesions means "localized" and can have various shapes (circular, linear.) and various localizations. A linear lesion usually means a fracture or compression such as seen in the vertebral column. These are two different descriptive terminologies. Again, it should be easier to respond to your answer if we had the results of your scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could this be (from radiology report)-"on lateral a metallic linear density seen overlying the lower hila which is not seen on the frontal view."?

What could this be (from radiology report)-"on lateral a metallic linear density seen overlying the lower hila which is not seen on the frontal view."?

Foreign object: This sounds like a metallic object was seen on one of the two X-ray pictures that was taken. When a finding like this is not seen on both X-ray views, it is usually an artifact and NOT something inside of you. The radiologist or ordering physician will re-order the car y if there is a concern that something is wrong ...Read more

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How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed, ?

How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed, ?

Usually no treatment: Treatment depends on cause and severity. Minor linear atelectasis typically requires no treatment. It may resolve on its own. More severe atelectasis may be from respiratory infection, chronic lung diseases, obstruction from inhaled foreign objects, lung tumors, fluid in the lung, severe asthma and chest injuries. It does not sounds like you have those problems, however. ...Read more

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What is scattered strands of fibrosis and linear atelectasis?

CT findings: Nonspecific findings of lung injury.

Usually not a big deal.

Check with your lung doc. ...Read more