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Doctor insights on: Lyme Lung Granuloma

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Can there be anything I can do to relieve chest and joint pain from lyme's disease?

Yes!: Take an NSAID like Naproxen and follow a course of Doxycycline 100mg bid or clarythromycin 500mg bid for one month! ...Read more

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Pain in chest with impact of walking and severe headache, bit by tick two weeks ago but tested negative for lyme. When to follow up new symptoms?

Pain in chest with impact of walking and severe headache, bit by tick two weeks ago but tested negative for lyme. When to follow up new symptoms?

Lyme disease: Do not know how you were tested, but antibody tests may not become positive until 10-14 days later, and if you have symptoms compatible with Lyme disease you should be treated. See an infectious diseases expert ASAP. Hope that you turn out not to have this. ...Read more

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My daughter had 3 red bumps on her chest. 1 grew to 5cm wide with a red ring & white center. No red in the very center & not itchy. Could this be Lyme?

My daughter had 3 red bumps on her chest. 1 grew to 5cm wide with a red ring & white center. No red in the very center & not itchy. Could this be Lyme?

Picture: A picture would be helpful to see if it is lyme disease. Not all red ring rashes of lyme are target like. The fact that it grew and was pale in the center is suspicious. Take her to her pediatrician, and if you have pictures, show it to him. ...Read more

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Chest port implanted Fri, surgeon said chest/neck skin very fibrous, like cutting thru gristle in meat & dulled 3 scalpels. What could be cause? Lyme?

Chest port implanted Fri, surgeon said chest/neck skin very fibrous, like cutting thru gristle in meat & dulled 3 scalpels. What could be cause? Lyme?

Lyme infects joints: And nerves. The erythema annular does not scar. So, 'no' on lyme. However, previous scarring would do this. Prior procedures/surgeries in the same area certainly would do this. Alternatively other medical conditions (scleroderma) that cause scarring could also do this. ...Read more

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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

Not sure of the: Context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues. . ...Read more

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To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?

To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?

Lab tests: Your cardiac labs are fine. The positive lyme titer is of some concern. The symptom is nonspecific and not a high probability for being heart caused. Should discuss with your doctor about musculoskeletal and also the signficance if any of the positive lyme titer. ...Read more

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31m Any docs tell me I should do next. Bronchoscope / endo / colon / Ct. Scan chest / abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC / Lyme / Antibidy / hiv / serum / 5hiaa / echo / holter! Psyc says I'm fine. Heart beat pace/rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?

31m Any docs tell me I should do next. Bronchoscope / endo / colon / Ct. Scan chest / abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC / Lyme / Antibidy / hiv / serum / 5hiaa / echo / holter! Psyc says I'm fine. Heart beat pace/rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?

Somatizing?: This is classic. I strongly suspect you are in a difficult life situation and this itself is causing your symptoms. This is the commonest single thing that we see in clinical medicine. The normal sensations of a living body are registering as sickness. If I'm wrong, forgive me -- but these testes would pick up anything serious. I'd urge you to hit the gym hard & build quality friendships. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot. ...Read more

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How was lyme disease discovered?

How was lyme disease discovered?

Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless, that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease prevalent in the us?

YES: No one knows for sure how many people in the US have lyme disease; one estimate I have seen is 115, 000 but the number is likely much higher. The CDC says there are about 27, 000 new cases a year but estimates only 1 in 10 are reported, so the CDC estimate is 270, 000 new cases per year. Some Lyme experts feel only 1 in 25 cases are reported, which would mean nearly 700, 000 new cases a year. See comment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (advanced)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What months are heaviest for Lyme disease?

See details: When the ticks are most active. The warm weather months. ...Read more

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What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

What happens if lyme's disease goes untreated?

Lots: Systemic effects of the muscle, joints, heart, central nervous system can get involved. ...Read more

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Are the neufologic symptoms the same for Miller Fisher and for Lyme?

Can be: Miller Fisher is a variant of Guilian-Barre syndrome with paralysis of eye muscles, ataxia and areflexia. G-B syndrome follows an infection, usually a virus, but could be mimiced by central nervous system Lyme disease which is a late and somewhat rare event. The cerebral spinal protein is often elevated in G-B syndrome. The antecedent clinical picture is important in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

Constellation: Lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. Heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

?: Please restate question. I am not sure what you mean by confondible. Lyme disease is a tick borne infection. Miller fisher disease is a rare neurologic disorder. Both can have neurologic symptoms. I hope this helps you. If not please ask again ...Read more

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Lyme IgG test. 91 is this high?

Lyme testing: Results vary from lab to lab. If the elisa assay is positive it needs western blot confirmation. You need to discuss this with the doctor who ordered the test. Results will also vary with the time at which you were tested. ...Read more

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Can infertility occur if bitten by lyme?

No: While lyme disease can affect many organ systems it does not affect fertility. ...Read more

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What is Lyme arthritis?

What is Lyme arthritis?

Infectious arthritis: Lyme disease is due to a cerain bacteria that is carried by a certain kind of tick and was discovered in lyme, connecticut. It is a serious form of arthritis. If you have a concern, see your pcp, a rheumatologist or and infectious disease doctor and get worked up. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more