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My father was diagnosed with lung nodule. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with lung nodule. Should I be worried for him?

Needs investigation: Lung nodule needs to be investigated to ascertain the underlying pathology. It may a residua of an old infection, an easily treatable infection or lung cancer. Worrying would not address the issue. Your father should see an internist or a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My father was diagnosed with hyperpigmentation. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with hyperpigmentation. Should I be worried for him?

Need more info: What sort of hyperpigmentation are we talking about? It's a descriptive term (darkened skin), not a diagnosis. There are literally dozens of causes for it, most of which are harmless, but we need more information to give you an honest answer to your question. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 83 year old granmother was just diagnosed with lung cancer.?

Should i be concerned if my 83 year old granmother was just diagnosed with lung cancer.?

Yes: I'm sure you've had her to her physician he's the one who can give you the answers you ask based on his findings 7 how extensive the disease is/. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with ruptured spleen. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with ruptured spleen. Should I be worried for him?

YES & NO: Traumatic ruptured spleen is now managed expectantly in the hospital meaning 'watch and wait'. So if the patient is stable with no signs of hemorhage then it is safe to not do surgery and then send the patient home after observation. If there are signs of major hemorrhage soon after injury then immediate surgery is indicated. Complications of emergency surgery are related to overall health. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with porphyria. Should I be worried for him?

Porphyria in family: It depends on what type of porphyria he has. Some porphyrias can be dangerous, and some can be hereditary so you need to ask him what type he has so that both you and he can get appropriate advice from your physicians. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis. Should I be worried for him?

Timely help is key: Systemic sclerosis remains a challenging disease in the field of rheumatology where struggle for a cure or even targeted therapy is ongoing. Most patients donot have adverse outcome but in case of lung and kidney involvement prognosis can be poor. There are many other areas of the body affected by it but they don't seem to be dangerous rather patient lifestyle and medication can help. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with b-blocker overdose. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with b-blocker overdose. Should I be worried for him?

Possibly: It can be dangerous and deadly, but if managed and monitored properly, there should be no long term issues. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Should I be worried for him?

Yes: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is often a complication of infection elsewhere in the head, sinuses or orbit of the eye. It can be extremely severe and life-threatening if not managed quickly and appropriately. It is an uncommon condition and one should be certain of the diagnosis since other conditions may mimic this. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Is he going to be okay?

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My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Is he going to be okay?

Here are some ...: The nature of prostate cancer (P-Ca) has been recognized to be very unique. To address the conflicting debates over its Dx and Rx over the past 5 decades, especially the last one, pleae take time to peruse the articles on http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html and http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. After reviewing these, you will surely gain a quick synopsis of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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I was diagnost with HPV dysplasia today by my gynecologist. I ask him if this needed to be treated and he told me no but now i'm worried?

I was diagnost with HPV dysplasia today by my gynecologist. I ask him if this needed to be treated and he told me no but now i'm worried?

Depends : Nearly everyone , or most, have been exposed to hpv. That's not the issue. At your age though want to follow closely to make sure it goes away. Make sure you don't smoke. Keep healthy and hopefully you're next check up will be negative. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2 yrs ago. Am i likely to have it too? What are the odds? Should i be tested?

My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2 yrs ago. Am i likely to have it too? What are the odds? Should i be tested?

No Definitive Test: Although pd can run in families, we still do not have a definitive test. You can see the neurologist that your mother sees and get an opinion. Some new scanning techniques (dat scans) can be helpful in certain circumstances. But, no one can administer a test that will give you a concrete answer. Pd is made on what we call a clinical diagnosis, but you need to see a movement disorder specialist. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 8 month old baby was just diagnosed with type1 diabetes?

Should i be concerned if my 8 month old baby was just diagnosed with type1 diabetes?

Yes: Requires experts to help you manage their now lifelong disease- must be seen by pediatric endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before i was diagnosed with this

Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before i was diagnosed with this

Yes: Generally yes. With your history of pe (unless there was a specific cause for this like a broken bone) and being positive for the factor v leiden mutation, you probably would be placed on lifelong anti-coagulation (e.g. Warfarin). However, it depends on your history, other medical risk factors, etc. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my close friend just got diagnosed with bone cancer. What is bone cancer?

Should i be concerned if my close friend just got diagnosed with bone cancer. What is bone cancer?

See below: Please try to be supportive to your friend. Bone cancer is not contagious. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/bone. ...Read more

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Doctor found a heart murmur on my 18month old today. He has got to have a scan. Should I be worried ?

Doctor found a heart murmur on my 18month old today. He has got to have a scan. Should I be worried ?

Well child?: Children who are tired, short of breath, losing weight and not eating or playing may well have a serious heart condition. A playful, well child who is growing and gaining weight is less likely to have a significant or worrisome murmur. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

Should i be concerned if my 4 month old baby was diagnosed with asthma yesterday?

Asthma types: Many infants may have transient wheezing a form of asthma that typically will resolve by the time that the are school age. This particular form of asthma is triggered by viral illness. Other forms include those triggered by allergies, and there can be a family history of asthma. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

Should i be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

It is treatbale: Hodgkins disease is one of the more curable cancers. The cure rates range from 80-90%. You do not need to be concerned any more than he has to be. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Is that something I should worry about?

My son was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Is that something I should worry about?

Yes: Find out what type of cardiomyopathy it is. Some will have a fairly good prognosis while others can produce a lt of symptoms and limitations. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a round area that is more solid than normal lung tissue. It is a nonspecific finding and can ...Read more