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Mediastinitis In Children
Mediastinitis can refer to 2 things. After heart surgery if an infection develops in the chest incision site which progresses deep to the bone and into the area below the bone we call this mediastinitis. This is a terrible complication but fortunately happens very rarely. Mediastinitis can also refer to chronic inflammation in the mediastinum (the area in the ...Read more
Several or none: Early stages may have no symptoms at all. As the fibrosis progresses, symptoms develop based on the structure involved. More commonly the superior vena cava is compressed and can lead to engorged neck veins, head and/or arm swelling and headaches. If the trachea or main bronchi are compressed there may be difficulty breathing. If the esophagus is compressed, then there is difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Two things: Mediastinitis can refer to 2 things. After heart surgery if an infection develops in the chest incision site which progresses deep to the bone and into the area below the bone we call this mediastinitis. This is a terrible complication but fortunately happens very rarely. Mediastinitis can also refer to chronic inflammation in the mediastinum (the area in the chest between the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find cause: Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis is characterized by diffuse fibroisis in the mediastinum usually seen on chest xray. It is not very common but occurs as a complication of some infections which tend to cause granulomas in the lung and mediastinum including histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Radiation therapy can also cause fibroisng mediastinitis. ...Read more
Gradual decline: Fibrosing mediastinitis is usually an excessive allergic response to histoplasmosis but may have other causes. It is an over formation of scar tissue in the mediastinum that over time can affect the blood vessels to the lungs and also cause bronchial obstruction in late stages. Blood vessel involvement can cause segmental lung infarction and pleurisy. These complications are rare . ...Read more
What to do if I have fever of 104 degrees. should we be scared of the possibility of mediastinitis?
I have been diagnosed with fibrosing mediastinitis, superior venacava syndrome and sleep apnea. Is cpap the only way to treat sleep apnea?
Not necessarily: The effects of esophageal rupture or injury may be noticed on plain films as widening of mediastinum and fluid in pleural space. Usually consideration of symptoms chest pain, chills, fever,general discomfort and shortness of breath. Usually inflammation associated with bacterial infection requiring antibiotic therapy. Supplemental testing includes esophagogram and CT exam. ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, i don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer