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The mayo clinic website is one of the places that i turn to for medical information.
www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/homepage. ...Read more
How reliable is john Hopkins in figuring out what is wrong with a person when you had tests that say they don't know from mayo, cedar siani, and utah.
They'reAllExcellent: You have to know what the specific problem is and which institution is known as a center of excellence for it.Also, who works there that is reknown among reknowns for the particular problem.Each of the institutions you mentioned are excellent centers of excellence for a number of problems.Depending on yours,any of them could do good.If not, you need to know what has not been investigated to decide ...Read more
Difficult Diagnosis: Behcet's syndrome is a very rare and difficult diagnosis to make. It will require a thorough evaluation and history taken by a physician who is experienced with this disease. I would recommend finding someone with experience treating behcet's who can help determine if you in fact have it. A dermatologist would be the best person to start with as they have training in diagnosing this disease. ...Read more
What to do if i was recently diagnosed with colitis-acute and wanna know if i can eat mayo on a sandwich?
Colitis and diet: Absent infection, colitis can respond to food irritants. Gluten, lactose, bile and fat generally are not well tolerated. However, okay to try the fat mayonnaise in small isolated amount. Watch the result over one to two days. Then decide what your reaction was and if you want to avoid it in the future. Be well. ...Read more
Are there definitive tests for "hyper-beta androgenic syndrome" that don't require going to mayo? Or treat to diagnose route?
Not really: There is always some uncertainty in medicine. And sometimes, the experts treat with the same rationale. I.E empiric ttament to see if indeed the diagnosis. ...Read more
The last thing i ate was a bag of chips and mayo and that was more than 16 hours ago. And i still feel bloated and don't feel like eating anything.
Indigestion: You're having indigestion - the food didn't get digested well by your stomach and is probably either sitting in it or is staying in your intestines and is slowing digesting. This happens occasionally. If you have no nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, i recommend you avoid fried, fat rich foods like the ones you ate and drink fluids to "flush" your GI tract. One it's been reset, you can return to normal. ...Read more
There is always a cause for POTS syndrome! Why can't they find mine? It's been two years and Mayo can't find the answer and I am still sick! Help.
Not always a cause..: We cannot always find the cause of things, and POTS is no exception. Those people at Mayo are awfully good at what they do, especially when it comes to this, and I expect they tried very hard to find the cause. Sometimes the missing ingredient is time. For young people, POTS sometimes goes away. This is mysterious too! ...Read more
After being on hc of 20-30mg for 7 yrs for partial ai, and acth remains in normal range on hc (not suppres'd) and is > 65 after 1 day off hc, can mayo determine if partial ai is primary or secondary?
Yes: If you really need hydrocortisone, then it would be dangerous do delete it totally. Speak w/your doctors and follow their recommendations. Your acth is higher than would be expected if you're taking hc regularly. Cortisol level may reflect hc still in your system or your endogenous production. Very complicated case that needs one-on-one analysis, not the internet. ...Read more
The diet outlines good and bad habits:
good daily habits
-eat a healthy breakfast
-eat four servings of vegetables and three of fruits
-eat whole grains
-eat healthy fats
-exercise thirty minutes
-snacks other than fruits and vegetables
-overlarge servings of meat or dairy products
-eating restaurant meals that don't follow the diet
-watching television while eating. ...Read more
Sure.: Take yolk of a raw egg, add a tablespoon of (full fat not fat free) mayonnaise or yogurt (add ½ teaspoon of almond oil if using yogurt). Apply to skin and scalp lightly and let it dry. Wash it off with cold water. Or you could just by a good emollient lotion and apply it after showering, while your skin is still wet. The latter is a much easier method, in my humble opinion. ...Read more
Don't leave it out: Salmonella infections can occur due to undercooked eggs or spoiled egg products - like mayonnaise, especially when left out in warm/hot temperatures. If you make home made Mayo - be sure to use fresh eggs, refrigerate it promptly, and dispose of unused portion when beyond recommended shelf life. Take Care! ...Read more
Rv enlarged on echo,I have 1 papvr but,mayo is telling,me it's not,hemodynamically significant? What else could be causing this? Isn't it obvious?
No it isn't.:
First, these are Numerical data that I can't see, but Mayo can. Suppose the RV enlargement is 1% above normal; suppose the PAPVR flow rate is one teaspoon a month. Then, if the numbers are teeny-weeny, not significant.
Then, there's the question of factors like smoking/lung disease that could overwhelm all other factors.
(AVB, rv enlarge often related, btw). ...Read more
There are at least THREE Clinic Sites...The Original is in Rochester Minn. It is the ORIGINAL Site and I suggest that its the place to go if you can. Simple go to the Mayo Clinic Web Site or CALL the clinic and ask for INTAKE information. The Evaluation is AMAZING ...everything in ONE PLACE and OFTEN in ONE to TWO Days.
Hope this Helps
Dr Z (Formerly Research Fellow Mayo Clinic and Mayo Grad Sc ...Read more
Difficult matter: This test is only useful when it is Abnormal. But it does not help at all when it is normal panel(which means there is no abnormaility found but it does not exclude any diagnosis because there is nothing predictable about a paraneoplastic panel). So you can not say it is false negative . it is designed to be useful only if it shows an abnormality that supports a clinical diagnosis of cancer . ...Read more
Enlarged node since birth. Was removed last week pathology report says benign but they are sending to mayo for second opinion? Should we worry?
No: If pathology was benign do not worry ...Read more
What are some places similar to Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic? I've been having prolonged mystery medical problems and need a team of doctors.
See answer: John Hopkins is excellent. They also have an online second opinion website. Also check out Crowd.med. It is cost effective. Hundreds of physicians try to solve your case. There are articles on the web that discuss how best to get a second opinion and also discussion online second opinions ...you can also find reviews of these sites. ...Read more
After all else fails, I've tried everything for peripheal neuropathy pain. Whay else is given? Dont know the cause of pn yet. Gng to mayo in sept
Fuzzy Question: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues to increase guessability. ...Read more
Anyone heard or part of "best doctors" (insurance) program? Like a mayo clinic you never have to go to! just discovered and so desperate for help!
advertisement!: Mayo is a lot of advertisement. I will give away a secret: the "best" doctors are still in manhattan. Sorry to give this advice away. ...Read more
For the past year, my entire body has started to swell up. Docs at Mayo say I have about 50 lbs of retention, but have no idea what caused it. Help?
Anasarca: Increased swelling can be due to many issues but usually either heart/lung disease, liver disease, and kidney disease are common. A good history and physical exam should clue your docs. Based on that information test can be ordered. The history you have given doesn't point to a cause. Stopping all NSAIDs would help since they can contribute to edema. Contact your doc. Best of luck ...Read more
What tests need to be ordered with new diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;local "specialist" is an EP and is informed but definitely not like Mayo or ClevelandClini?
No specific tests: The important thing is to look for medications or toxic exposures that might cause the abnormal heart rate, and also evidence of neurologic dysfunction beyond jump in heart rate. This can be done with a careful physical examination, preferably by a neurologist. If a careful review of symptoms and careful physical exam don't suggest any other problems, then no other testing is usually needed. ...Read more
Our grandson has been doctoring for over a month with mayo at rochester, mn he has had every test they can come up with. Help first they thought appendix, then they thought some thing with the liver. It is so maddening that they just keep pushing him
Hello. : Hello. It is clear that you are very worried about your grandson. Mayo clinic is one of the finest medical facilities in the world. Your grandson's condition sounds complicated. I know that you are grasping for anything to try to get an answer but frankly, you won't find the solution to something this complex through an general medical information site. At least you can feel reassured that he is getting some of the best care possible. Take care. ...Read more
Safe: Adult tonsilectomy is generally safe in the hands of a skilled, board certified, ENT. Having said that, the only indiciations of urgent need are obstruction of the pharynx and 3 documented strept infections in a 12 month period. ...Read more
Increased Heart Rate: When you exercise, your heart rate increases. Then, when you stop exercising, your heart rate slowly returns to normal. While it is fast, you can feel it beating. Palpitations are the sensation of your heart beating. Thus, exercise causes palpitations. ...Read more
The best excellence diagnosis center in europe for neurology? Any equivalent to the mayo clinic ?
At mayo clinic i tested positive for anti dsdna. Latest test says negative (l) dsdna. If positive are you always positive?
Depends on lab: A lot of this depends on what your problems are. Specifically however laboratory studies can sometimes cause conflict. It depends on whether the test was done the correct way, and lab tests can vary even day today. Some labs do a better job than others. This may also depend on the technique of the type of dna test that was done. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more