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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?
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
IgA: In skin or kidney biopsy? That may be autoimmune, not allergy. ...Read more
No: Small tears of the mcl generally heal without any residual effects but it stii takes the average time toheal. ...Read more
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
I was wondering does the frequency in a linear/linac particle accelerator increase as the velocity of the particle increases?
Really?: You didn't really expect to get an answer to this question here did you? ...Read more
What does this means " apicolordotic view shows increased density in the left suprahilar and linear densities in the periphery"?
CT chest will easily answer this question. You want to discuss this with your doc.
Avoid contrast, if your doc agrees. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I don't see why not: I don't see why you can't. It's not a contraindication as far as I know. ...Read more
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
Is surgery only the option to fix a 6mm linear lesion partial rim rent tear of the supraspinatus tendon?
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
What would be the side effects if I take a hgh injection for linear growth while my growth plates are almost closed, but not quite?
I had xray a week ago and abnormal xray fue to small linear density and I had PPD test which swell 14 mm how danger it is do I have a chance to work?
How long does UCDA take to lower serum transaminases (if it will)? Is the pattern linear? Heptologist experimental course of this bc can't tolera biopsy
Experimental: Still in trials, and may not be completely effective for your condition. ...Read more
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
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
Nonspecific findings of lung injury.
Usually not a big deal.
Check with your lung doc. ...Read more