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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Er doc told me I have a cyst on my right ovaries what does that mean can I not have babys is something bad gonna happen? Since i was tired didn't ask

Er doc told me I have a cyst on my right ovaries what does that mean can I not have babys is something bad gonna happen? Since i was tired didn't ask

Don't worry: Ovarian cysts are very common. Sometimes a "cyst" is just a mature follicle where an egg is to be released. Sounds like er doc wasn't worried, so this was likely a simple cyst. Unless the cyst gets large or causes your ovary to twist on itself, a simple cyst usually resolves on its own. They can rupture and/or bleed, which is painful, but not serious. This should have no effect on fertility. ...Read more

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A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

Whoa: This isn't a standard term. Find another doctor who'll tell you what it means. I see you have had a cardiac cath. Get the actual report and talk about it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor today he said i had a test come back that said i had elevated liver. What could this mean. I'm kinda scared cause i was addicted?

I went to the doctor today he said i had a test come back that said i had elevated liver. What could this mean. I'm kinda scared cause i was addicted?

Liver Damage: Elevated liver tests mean that the liver is under stress or strain. This usually happens with exposure to too many medications, too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen or too much alcohol. If your addiction was alcohol the longer you stay sober the better your liver has a chance to recover and heal. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

Usually...: Infection, arthritis, or other autoimmune inflammation! the best marker is the CRP test. But it can be elevated in certain metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, which has a strong systemic inflammatory component. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have ileus, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have ileus, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Sluggish intestines: Intestinal motility paralysis, or ileus, is seen after abdominal surgery, or it can be associated with many medical conditions. It resolves as the conditions improve, or with recovery from the surgery. ...Read more

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If my doctor said he couldn't see my cervix what does this mean ?

If my doctor said he couldn't see my cervix what does this mean ?

Position unusual: Probably means speculum was too short or that uterus is either flexed forward or back leading the cervix to be "pointed" backward or forward and out of easy sight. Usually with a longer speculum or a little more looking the cervix can be seen. Ask your doctor to look again! ...Read more

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What could it mean if my WBC was low. 3.4 and I have stomach issues?

What could it mean if my WBC was low. 3.4 and I have stomach issues?

What issues?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, while a WBC of 3.4 is low it may not be dangerously low. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that you may get a proper evaluation of all of your blood elements. ...Read more

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What is hypoxia and what does it mean if my doctor said I have a slight case of it?

What is hypoxia and what does it mean if my doctor said I have a slight case of it?

Hypoxia: Hypoxia means lower levels of blood oxygen compared to normal values. It could be caused by by diminished absorption of oxugen in the lungs (asthma, pneumonia, drowning, etc) or obstruction of blood flow in the arteries (arteriosclerosis, embolism, thrombosis) or in the veins (congestive heart failure, embolism, thrombosis, etc). ...Read more

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Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Had stroke 6/28/13 recovering ok, but left hand is swollen what does this mean and what should I do?

Motion: With decreased muscle tone after the stroke and the arm / hand below your heart, swelling in inevitable. Arteries have their own tiny muscles in the wall of the artery but veins do not. Veins rely on motion of the muscles around them to help push the blood back to your heart. The solution is more hand motion and more elevation. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn and my metamyelocytes count was 99 dr is referring me to see a hematology dr. Should i be worried and what does this means?

I had blood drawn and my metamyelocytes count was 99 dr is referring me to see a hematology dr. Should i be worried and what does this means?

Metamyelocytosis: I agree that you should undergo a hematological evaluation. A value of 99% is very significant & must be explained. Please let me know what your hematologist finds. Thank you very much. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have elevated left hemi-diaphragm? My doctor told me not to worry, but i'm worried!

What does it mean to have elevated left hemi-diaphragm? My doctor told me not to worry, but i'm worried!

Sniff test: If there is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing then a sniff test can be done to see if the diaphragm is paralyzed. If it is, then it can be treated surgically. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I had WMSI=2 on my echocardiogram?

What does it mean if I had WMSI=2 on my echocardiogram?

WMSI is: peak wall motion score index. It is used to predict the risk of future cardiac events. Normal=1. A WMSI of 2 indicates significant wall motion abnormalities and increased risk of cardiac events. Talk to your cardiologists about the results. ...Read more

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I visited the doctor today she told me I have pus in my vagina but doesn't now what caused it.. do have an idea what happens?

I visited the doctor today she told me I have pus in my vagina but doesn't now what caused it.. do have an idea what happens?

Well - did she: take some material from the vagina to test? If so, when the results return -that would help to determine the cause of the purulent discharge from your vagina. ...Read more

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What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

Means little alone: You have more antibodies on board than most people. Maybe you're just getting over an illness, or it's your celiac disease, or it's just you. This is meaningful only as part of a workup for other illness. ...Read more

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I just went to the doctor, he told my my pelvic ultrasound showed I had a blood clot. I'm very confused. Is this bad? why does this happen

I just went to the doctor, he told my my pelvic ultrasound showed I had a blood clot. I'm very confused. Is this bad? why does this happen

Yes: Blood clot in pelvis is unusual and usually because of obstruction/coagulopathy related to a .........malignant process. Not knowing your age and associated medical condition.....it is difficult to say further. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more