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Do i hv gout? Vry fit 5'8"140lb w hi mtblism/aptite divrs hlthy diet oca jnt pain. Alwy sam loc in l hnd rng fgr 3rd metacrpl jnt sweling lst 2-3 day
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
Cr 1.5 bun 16 three mo ago. Cr 1.3 bun 26 one mo ago. White f 53 yo. Sle. 160lb waiting for another kidney fx lab. Is it safe to use diuretic?
Depends: It is better to check with your doctor. BUN and creat. Do not always tell the whole story! ...Read more
Got neuropathy after chemo 5 yrs ago; gone in 3 mo. Bak 2 yrs ago & now. Neuro md said could return for lifetime. Worry or not? Neuro md or fp? Worse
5 mo. Ago had l rad nephrectomy for rcc stage3, shock, multiple transfusions, 4 days later had splenectomy. Los 14 days- d/c w/hgb 8.3. Now hgb12-hct40-serum iron23-, vit d low.Leg pain, what's up?
4 y old had vasovagal attack pediatric ask for CBC ECG EEG urine k na ca li every thing was normal except li <0.3 & ionized ca 4.2 he ask psych.Advi?
Syncope?: When you say "vasovagal attack" i assume that you mean syncope (fainting). Vasovagal syncope is not typical in four years olds, and more typically presents after the onset of puberty. There are many causes of syncope potentially, some serious like heart disease or seizures, and some not so serious like breath-holding spells. The most important step is to rule out serious causes of syncope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,my,daughter is 2.5 yrs old she got bowing left leg ,her xray ws ok but still it seems bit odd ,gvng,calc n,vit d drops ,is it curable? m,worried
Bowing leg: If the x-rays were normal than by definition there is nothing to "cure"…she's normal. Many children start out with bowed legs but as they walk more and grow, that becomes less significant/obvious. If you are still worried discuss with your child's doctor for further information and referral if deemed necessary. ...Read more
26 mo old son at same daycare since 3 mo old, new room every 6 mo. Teacher says he doesn't talk. He's talkative at home. Problem? Suggestion?
Normal,Probably: Toddlers are often overwhelmed in what is to them new or strange situations.The changes may bother him. Thus they are quiet, withdrawn or very quiet. Once they warm up and are comfortable, they then become more outgoing. This is very normal and no cause for worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nephew 5yrs old child f weight 24kgs sufferin from wet cough.I gav her syp rexcof 4ml bd which contains codine phosph 10mg n cpm 4mg..Is t ok?
A female pt. 77 yrs old presenting with right hemiplegia she had BP 180/110 one day before e confusion, slurred speech. Resp failure 1week ago. Plat 60?
Go to hospital now: Anyone, regardless of age, who develops hemiplegia, confusion and/or slurred speech needs to go to hospital immediately, preferably to certified stroke center. You have very little time to possibly reverse ; prevent permanent damage. Don't wait to see if symptoms improve. Call 911 ; go now. Time is brain. Remember fast (face, arm, speech, time). ...Read more
44 yr old male diagnosed with barrets 2 yrs ago . Just had 2nd endo which was normal. Gi dr said i could wait 5 yrs for 3rd endo. Is that too long?
Doc Knows: I think the doctor probably knows what he is doing. I would follow his/her advice. ...Read more
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I just don't: Understand what you wrote at all. Is this a jibberish joke? Or is this text messaging acronyms? Please write your question back using actual words so that we can better help you. Thank you. ...Read more
Alk Phos 184; WBC 12.7; CBD 12 mm and RUQ pain. Gallbladder out 20 yrs ago. Gastric Bypass surgery 13 yrs ago. Should I be concerned?
Inj sciatica 3yrs ago. Gave birth 2yrs ago, then began getting leg/foot cramps. Got shots in feet, dev hmrtoe, surg recmnd. Shldnt i see about crampin?
How cn i get my kid ready2 school emotionally?He's 3 n half yrs now, he'll b admitted at 4y.He never went to nursery except for 2mnths at age2n1/2 yrs.
Prepare yourself for: Separation; if you show separation anxiety or feed into his by lingering, he won't believe he's safe. Practice leaving him at friends' homes for play dates. Greet him happily but calmly on your return. Typical 3-year-olds have imaginative, interactive play with peers, crayon-& paper skills, compliance with directions, dressing, toileting, & self-feeding skills & short attention spans. Practice ! ...Read more
Low grade fever every afternoon since June (99.8-100.5). PCP-not infectious. Rheum-not autoimmune. Oncology-not my breast ca. WITW?
30 yr old female been leakin small amounts breast milk for 8 yrs, but only had son 5 yrs ago, never breastfed. Told hormones were irregular yrs ago, want 2nd opinion?
Prolactin: Have you had a prolactin level drawn? Is the milk discharge on both sides of your breast and is it spontaneous or do you have to squeeze it? How high is the prolactin level? What did your physician say was the cause of leaky breast that you didn't believe and want a second opinion? Please write back with specifics and you will get more specific answers. Good luck. ...Read more
29 yr old son 5 years post hodgkin's tx with surgery, chemo, rad. Developing discomfort and mild swelling in 1 testical. Fam doc says wait . Advice?
Go to see oncologist: He should go to see his oncologist and get more testing-blood work and imaging studies. He should get an ultrasound for the testes and make sure there is no testicular mass. Due to his history of hodgkin's- need to make sure there is no recurence disease to the testes. Also, due to his young age-also need to make sure to rule out condition like testicular cancer - etc. Don't wait-go to see onc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 2 surgeries in 2/15. I am 55 yrs with PsA.1st surgery was ALIF for scoliosis. 2nd was PCIF. for stenosis. 2 mos ltr with bad low bk pain! Y?
Complicated: Both your surgeries efficacy has been shown treating symptoms other than back pain , fusions for back pain are 70%chance of getting 70% better none iradicate back pain in all cases your .systemic inflammatory disease might be driving your back pain symptoms have you tried enbrel (etanercept) or similar drugs? Your your ALIF has been shown to prevent progressive deformity your Pcif Was done to relieve leg pain ...Read more