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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild right pelviectasia and pelvic phleboliths on the left side?
A phlebolith is a small local, usually rounded, calcification within a vein. They are of no clinical importance.
Pelviectasia can be a reference to dilation of the vessel in the pelvis. ...Read more
Migraines: Stress, dehydration, lack of exercise, poor sleep, caffeine, and skipping meals can all cause headaches. Medication overuse can also cause this and can be to tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. See your doctor if you still have migraines after truly stepping back and avoiding all these things. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Disc dehydrated: It is mild dehydration of the disc, suggesting damage to the blood supply of the disc and foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation. ...Read more
Mild rectal inflamma: Proctitis refers to rectal inflammation. The rectum is roughly the last 15 cm of the large intestine. Many causes can cause proctitis from infection, to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis. More diagnostic information such as cultures and biopsies should be performed to help guide the management. Agents to cool the inflammation like suppositories or enemas can be given. ...Read more
Stone obstruction: Which causes mild hydronephrosis can cause pain. U might have flank or abdominal pain following high fluid consuption from intrinsic obstruction due to stretching of kidney pelvis. Pain would lessen or go away with time ; only mild hydronephrosis would be seen on us. Repeat us after fluid load or during pain episode might give more information. Pain may well be due to other causes. ...Read more
Yes.: By definition very few people will die from mild trauma. However, even very minor trauma applied at the right time to the right body location on the right host can kill anyone. Sometimes injuries may be overlooked because the trauma was though to be too slight. Pt's who are anticoagulated may die from relatively minor - or even no known trauma. ...Read more
Mild increase: Eosinophilia is a condition in which the eosinophil count in the peripheral blood exceeds the normal level. Eosinophil is type of white blood cell that contains red granules that can be increased in number in particular conditions like- allergic reaction, asthma, parasites infestations, hay fever, drug reaction, malignancy etc. Mild eosinophilia means mild elevation of eosinophils in the blood. ...Read more
Diff possibilities: Mild eosinophilia can be due to many different things - can be because of allergies (seasonal, food, medication), can be due to a reaction to a medicine, can be due to a parasite infection, can also be found incidentally (which means nothing wrong). Doctor should repeat level to confirm. If you are healthy otherwise, probably not much to do. ...Read more
Many things: Pleural thickening is usually noticed on a ct chest which was performed for other reasons. Different exposures such as asbestos, previous infections, surgeries, or previous pleural effusions can leave thickening. Obviously if there are any concerning features than it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more
Hoarseness: Typically, the symptoms of laryngitis are hoarseness, pain with talking, feelings of a something "stuck" in the throat, sore throat, and thick phlegm. The severity of laryngitis will include increasing levels of pain and increasing levels of loss of voice to total loss of voice. ...Read more
Injury to the medial collateral ligament (mcl) is a common sports injury. These injuries are graded as grade i, ii or iii which is akin to mild, moderate, severe.
Most isolated mcl injuries heal without the need for surgery. Depending on the severity of injury, the healing time can vary between 6 and 10 weeks. ...Read more
Sunburn: Greetings. A mild sunburn can lead to skin changes over time. We know that sun exposure can cause skin cancer however an isolated mild sunburn is less likely to be the sole triggering event. Wear sun screen and avoid mid day sun. If you are concerned with a particular skin lesion, have your doctor look at this spot. I hope this helps. Good Luck. ...Read more
Cerebellar ectopia: New or present since birth? 2mm or > 5 mm? If present since birth -it is Chiari malformation and may through life pose some issues like incoordination, pain, vertigo nystagmus, tracking issues. Sometimes only noted after whiplash. If symptoms some consider surgery. Also occurs after head trauma due to increased intracranial pressure, if acute and high is emergency, f/u/ w/ neurosurgery ...Read more
Disease of degrees: Hi. Diabetes (most likely type 2 in your setting) comes in all shades, from severe needing insulin right away, to "mild", easily controlled with a pill or even "diet and exercise". Type 2 changes over time, so that what controls "mild" diabetes today may be totally inadequate down the road. Live healthily. Always keep your diabetes well controlled to prevent longterm complications. Good luck! ...Read more
Kidney dysfunction: It depends on the cause of the kidney dysfunction. If its due to medications, dehydration or another reversible cause, then yes, it can often reverse. If its due to chronic scaring of the kidneys from hypertension, diabetes or glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the filtering part of the kidneys), then it is often a chronic non-reversible condition. ...Read more
Think "FAST": The acronym "fast" summarizes what to look for and what do if you think someone is having a stroke: 1)face-ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? 2) arms-ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? 3) speech-ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? 4) time-if you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. ...Read more