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My Mom Was Diagnosed With Lymphedema How Serious Is This Condition
Depends: The answer to this question depends on the cause of the lymphedema. Many forms of lymphedema are secondary to some other problem. Once the primary problem is resolved then the lymphedema is resolved. It is best to seek the opinion of a physician with special interest in lymphedema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more
depends: The most common cause of thrombocytosis (high platelet count) in children is what we call "reactive thrombocytosis." this is the body's normal reaction to recent infection and can last for weeks. She should be evaluated for underlying infections or other causes of inflammation and treating those will make the platelet count come back down. Other rare causes can be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary disease: Muir-torre is a form of a hereditary syndrome called hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer that causes colon cancer, as well as breast, skin, and urogenitary cancers. It appears to affect the genes' ability to repair themselves. He could be at increased risk for colon cancer and should have a colonoscopy. There is a genetic test available for this through myriad testing. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
My 6yr old son has been diagnosed with nodular scleritis. From my understanding this is rare and can be underlying condition. Does he need blood work?
My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?
How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile fn.And the weakness of muscles could be from congenital weakness, poor blood supply from narrowed coronary vs. Without a heart attack/ silent heart attack/a obviously diagnosed heart attack, some infiltrative diseases- amyloidosis.Get a cardiolo.Opin. ...Read more
It depends: Where? What size? What organ there are skin hemangiomas of little danger. There are liver hemangiomas of slight danger. There are large hemangiomas/ with arterial venous flow that can be problems and need consultation. ...Read more
Is sle a serious type of disease? Recently my sister was diagnosed with this disease, but the biopsy is yet to be conduct.
My grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly. Is this dangerous? What can be done for him?
Depends: There is a remarkably wide variation in the severity of EA from severely ill, cyanotic newborns to incidental finding later in life and everything in-between. When severe, surgical repair and replacement of the tricuspid valve should be considered. Best wishes to him. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?
My uncle is 52 years old and was diagnosed with pseudodementia. What is that? How is it typically treated?
Can be: Dissections can be associated with hypertension, atherosclerotic disease and marans disease. All can be inheritable. ...Read more
Sister diagnosed with Mrsa, she has not been in a hospital. How serious is this, and could she have gotten it? Best treatments to cure?
MRSA: if your sister is not in the hospital she unlikely is ill enough from MRSA. It usually can be treated as an outpatient. Bactrian or Clindamycin or Doxycycline are great for it. If she has an abscess it is most important to get it drained by a professional, do not squeeze ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis in the liver, is it be genetic?
Multiple ways: Secondary liver cancer refers to metastatic cancer from some organ such as colon cancer. What spreads to the liver is clonal and stays there only increasing in size. If there are 1 to 3 lesions surgery microwave ablation used. If lesions more numerous or large >5cm. chemoebolization employed with chemo directly into the hepatic artery and the vessel then occluded. Yt microspheres also used. ...Read more
My second brother has been diagnosed with chronic sleep apnea. How serious is this condition? And how's treated? I'm worried.
Expected condition: Nephrosis means a loss of protein in the urine; protein normally helps fluid stay in the blood vessels, but when blood protein (mostly albumin) is low, fluid leaks out into the soft tissues. Periorbital edema is commonly noted in this setting, particularly after lying down for several hours. Effective treatment of the cause of nephrosis usually resolves this issue. ...Read more
Not always: People with psoriasis can often have it treated effectively. There are some who have greater problems such as arthritis. It can run in families and there can be risks of other medical problems called co-morbidities. Some people have more difficult to treat psoriasis and there are new biological medications that can also help. Careful diagnosis and treatment are important. ...Read more
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