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Spondylolisthesis: Possibly. It depends, but any vertebrae that is highly displaced can threaten the spinal cord and should be assessed by neurosurgery. A grade 3 or 4 spondylolisthesis may need surgery and needs to be examined sooner than later. Do not let anyone perform manual manipulation before thorough assessment by neurosurgery. ...Read more
Withdrawal effect: Talk to your doctor about adding a short acting form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) about 30 minutes before the morning dose begins to lose effect, to avoid the withdrawal effect. There are other medications that may have the lpositive effect without withdrawal mood change. ...Read more
My skin tested positive but my xrays came out negetive what dose this mean and what do I need to do?
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Lucency means an area on the xray is less dense than is typical. What it may be depended 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
My oxcy XR pain med is supposed to be effective for 8-12 hrs. I only get 4-5 hrs from it. Does this mean I need a higher dose or a different med.?
Oxycr: Firstly we have to ask how long have you been on this. You may developed a tolerance and this results in less effect. Also, the med has to be taken q12hrs and not ever q 8hrs by design. I would suggest you talk to the prescriber and possibly switch to something better like Exalgo which is one a day. ...Read more
Need more info: In general, x rays are made by passing photons through the body and then detecting where and how many of those photons actually get through. Areas of the body that are more dense (like the bones) let fewer photons through and therefore appear more dense. ...Read more
Can't Tell: I wouldn't make a guess based on your description. Perhaps you could input the report of the x-ray study? ...Read more
Lesion: A lesion means an abnormality. However, it is a very nonspecific term, and could signify anything along the spectrum of being completely nothing to worry about, to something very serious. Further, imaging studies may be needed to figure out what it might be. Are there more details in the report? If so, post them. If not, call your doctor and ask him/her what the finding means. ...Read more
Radiographs are: Shadowgrams — meaning everything in a view overlaps, which is why most require multiple views in different positions to be "complete". Usually, a radiologist can decipher the overlaps and understand what is happening, but sometimes is not sure and may say something like "... May be a nodule or due to overlapping structures.". Ribs and vessels are 2 things that can add up to mimic disease. ...Read more
Nodules were found on my xray, but then it says no acute cardiopulmary disease noted. What does that mean?
Means no disease: This is to say that the heart chambers do not appear enlarged. No obvious calcifications are noted within the heart. No desease of the aorta or vena cava. And finally no pneumothorax, cavitary lesions, pneumonic processes or pleural effusions. ...Read more
Do X-ray techs check vitals and stuff? Outside of xray's and giving certain radioactive meds, what do they do?
Not usually: Technologist is trained to perform appropriate exam, taking the radiograph including positioning and using the correct exposures. In case of nuclear medicine technologist appropriate dosing of radiopharmaceutical, timing of injection, and proper positioning of patients. Usually radiology departments in hospitals have nursing staff if vital signs or medical assistance to patient is necessarily ...Read more
I have taken 1 dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 37.5 mg & had side effect because I'm sesentive to meds, how long till its out of my system?
About 48 - 72 hours: You should not use an extended release form of any drug if you are sensitive to meds. A low dose of an immediate release form of the medication is better. Discuss your options with your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
I guess that perioprotect would need to be used 3 x's a day since 3 meals. I think bacteria reforms after one hour. So, what is its real value?
Local control: It's similar to when you have an infection, you don't have to take antibiotics every hour in order for it to be effective. The biggest difference is that with perioprotect you are controlling the biofilm and bacterial colonies under the gum line and in-between the teeth at a local level rather than systemically. ...Read more
The er did xrays and said the nothing was broke gave me some pain meds and sent me home a month later its worst then before where to go from here?
Just a thought:
your pain could be due to TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS ( an inflammation of the small "sac like" structure which helps your hip(s) to move over bone....Inflammation in that location needs direct (by injection) application of steroids (cortisone)
Consult with an ORTHOPEDIC specialist
Just a thought...hope it helps!
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Dr. gave me 200mg/day SR Wellbutrin (bupropion) bc 1 month of 150 XR didn't do anything. Can I expect a change? New to me Dr & didn't seem big on meds.
Need more info: L5 refers to the 5th vertebrae of the lumbar spine. But the abnormality is not described. The human vertebral column (aka backbone or spine) consists of 24 articulating vertebrae, and nine fused vertebrae in the sacrum and the coccyx. Possible abnormalities on Xray are numerous, e.g. alignment, arthritis, intervertebral disk spacing, bone characteristics. See the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
Not enough: This is not enough information to know what is it. If you got the X-ray report send us the impression part of it and I will explain it to you. ...Read more
Lumps in my sacral/lowe back. I had a xray that "showed no acute findings" what exactly does that mean?
What does it mean when a xray says chronic changes appearing but no active cardiopulmonary disease otherwise evident?
Hi, my xray result told that there's an ovoid density projecting over the 6th anterior rib, what was that mean? Thanks.
Were you: Wearing a shirt with buttons when you took the X-ray? ...Read more
I take valtrex 500 mg daily, can I take advil xtra strength with the daily valtrex? Any complications with the 2 meds?
My husband is clear from PTB xray but he has this long-lasting cough. He is a smoker eversince I met him. Smoker's cough?
COPD?: A chronic cough in a smoker could be a sign of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pulmonary function testing is needed to confirm this diagnosis. Other possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Smoking cessation is absolutely needed. There is no cure for COPD but there are effective treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more
What does the results of spine xray mean: minor curvature convex to the right with some very early degenerative changes?
Spine X-ray: It means that instead of the spine being aligned vertically in a straight line as you are looking at it from the front, it is mildly curving to the right side. This could be mild scoliosis or due to other causes, including simply positional changes of the body at the time of X-ray. Early degenerative changes means mild arthritic changes of the spine. ...Read more
I do had my xray done and it said that I have side out granuloma. What does it mean? Why do I require optimal respiration
GRANULOMA: There could be a lung growth or tumor causing difficulty in breathing. ...Read more