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Top PC surgical oncologist at teaching hospital/major center, says T1. He rather not get 2nd opinion on cyto lab results. Operation set. Hmm?
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
When looking at text on screen, colours of individual letters change periodically - from black to navy blue. Not computer; overworking eyes? Diabetes?
Macular issue: The variations in the colors of the letters localizes the problem area to the central retina, the macula lutea, aka the fovea centralis. Diabetes is not impossible but not likely without a history. A retinal toxicity to the antibiotics for h. Pylori is also possible. A retina specialist or general ophthalmologist is the starting point for a dilated examination of the back of your eyes asap. ...Read more
MRI leg/ankle/foot-Tech screwed up images for series 7 & 8 and has scans of my 2 legs overlaying each other. Can radiologist fix or are scans static?
Check with Radiolog-: ist as he might be able to make something out of it. I am sure they will get a repeat for you and most of them will do it free of charge if it was their tech's fault. Good Luck. ...Read more
What is the average cost of a hep b titer? Do i pay an additional fee to come back and pick up my results as well?
Cost varies widely: Depending on where you get the test, cost can vary widely. Hospitals are usually the , a private clinic cheaper, and a place like a free clinic or local health department even less expensive or free. If an employer or school is requiring the test, see if they will pay for it or get it through student health. But in general you are probably looking at several hundred dollars otherwise. ...Read more
Why is it thjat my top rated weight scale at home has me weigh 10 pounds lighter than in the MD's office? Mayce MD's scale not properly calibrated?
Who knows.: CAlibrate your own scale. Use a 10# bag of sugar or flour. See how close your scale is. It may be correct or not. If it is correct, make sure you are getting weighed int the same manner as at your doctor and at the same time of day. If you ate prior eat now and try to have the same fluid balance as before. It all goes to gether. ...Read more
My insurance plan covers 70% of the cost for certain medications. What are cheap alternatives to tazorac (tazarotene) that would cost less than $100 with insurance?
Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?
Costs: Insurance companies decide what they pay or cover based on cpt codes. Each area of the us has different pay schedules for these cpt codes. Also each insurance company may pay differently. Also hmo insurances, medicare or medicaid insurances may pay some of the lowest rates. I do not know what insurance type you have. If you have concerns, call your insurance company to see what is covered or paid. ...Read more
Ocd focus on hems, hem blood on barefoot.Erp therapy requires iooking at hem photos.Idea where to find medical pics of them online?Intrnet reslts iffy.
OCD and Exposure Tx: I'm not sure where you are searching, but just doing a quick google image search for hemorrhoids brings up a lot of fairly graphic photos. Exposure / response prevention therapy is most effective when working with a therapist who guides you through it and tailors the treatment to your particular situation. I would not recommend a "do it yourself" approach. ...Read more
Chloride 111, Anion Gap 4, ALT 44, ferritin 225 - what does all this mean? They are all anomalies that showed up on a blood test.
Have OCD focuses on hems, hem blood on barefoot (happened), down leg.Therapy requires iookng at photos of them, but need medcal clinicl pics.Any ideas?
Would heart problem show up on ekg, blood work or xray had all of them done good results doctors says its anxiety..Headaches , both legs tingly , faint?
Usually: First, the chance that a 25 y/o would have a heart attack is very small. Making a diagnosis is a combination of detailed history physical exam and selected tests. For heart disease family history and risk factor analysis are very important. Can these tests be negative and miss something? Yes but a 25 y/o with all neg tests the chance is very small. If you are still concerned then get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, i need an explanation on why their face look different?
In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inherited. When there is a defect in the gene coding, changes can occur. Facial features can change with in utero exposure such as alcohol (fas syndrome). For downs, the extra 21 causes low ears, slanted eyes, simian crease as well as organ problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said labs were fine.Lymphocytes keep going down.are they anything to worry about? Picture of labs in profile.
Lokking at the ranges that i recieved for my daughter some of the blood counts seems high for WBC , mchc according to the ranges printed ?
Normal?: The normal range for a lab is determined by the average results. It is common to have a few results outside the normal range. It is rare that a single lab test in isolation is helpful. It needs to be evaluated in conjunction with the medical history and physical examination. If you have questions, call the doctor's office. They have all the information needed to determine what is normal. ...Read more
Curious. Could 2mg of diazepam taken at 11:00pm have caused neutrophil count to be raised at 9:30am next morning? To 9.12 10^9/L? (Range:2.0-7.5). neutrophil count is raised it follows that WBC up?
Neutrophil count: I have never heard of diazepam increasing a person's neutrophil count. I would suggest getting it repeated or talking to your doctor. Usually, high neutrophil counts are due to inflammation or infection somewhere. Your doctor can sort it out with a few questions and exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where should u place carbon monoxide detectors? Near sleeping areas, but near baseboard or up higher? I've read contradictory opinions when "Googling"
Anywhere.: They may be placed anywhere. The density of CO is so close to that of air that it does not layer. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21536403 J Emerg Med. 2012 Apr;42(4):478-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.03.015. Epub 2011 May 4. ...Read more
Restated #: lips look fine but she has the habit at 70 to press her top & lower lip together in a repetitive way. All exams are negative. Heavy jowls?
18 week cash paying patient. Hbsag positive on prenatal screen . What are the needed tests to work up?
HepB core Igm ANTIBO: Positive hep b surface antigen, follow up lab tests should include hepb surface igm antobodies hep b e antigen hepb e antibody hbv dna level hepatic function panel including hepatic enzymesalt &sgpt after interpreting these tests only you can determine if patient has acute hbv infection, chronic immune active infectionwith mutant virus or chronic active infection(carrier). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?
Good idea: An echo tech is a good job and can make a decent living. Ekg tech won't do much for you-it's not a sole position; you'd have to do other things and it doesn't pay. Consider school to become a pacemaker tech - they do very well and the demand for trained people is increasing as device use is on the rise. ...Read more