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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.
Lucency means an area on the xray is less dense than is typical. What it may be depends on where it is and exactly what it looks like.
In the lung, it could be a bleb or bulla, but in a bone, it could be a bone cyst or other non bone lesion.
You need to see your doctor and discuss the possibilities. Your doctor may need to call the radiologist who read the study for insight. ...Read more
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
Lucency extended obliquely through the distal fibula favored to be projectional, what does that mean?
X-ray shadow: In other words one of the bones likely the lateral aspect of the tibia is projecting a shadow on the fibula to mimic a fracture ...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
Sometime: Once fracture completely healed usually lucent residual line except for some instances. Some times with separated fracture fragments fibrous or muscular tissue gets caught in area of union and can have this appearance. The bone heals around this area of soft tissue. However sometimes line across bone will not heal as nonunion or pseudarthrosis, needing further intervention, usually surgical ...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?
10 weeks ago I was diagnose with a 5th metatarsal avulsion fx. My most recent xrays still show lucency. Can a healed fx still show lucency?
Yes: Clinical healing of an avulsion fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal usually occurs about 6-8 weeks out. (i.e. No pain, minimal swelling, comfortable pedestrian activity). Xray healing (bony bridging of the fracture site) can take up to 14-18 weeks. ...Read more