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My sister has a fat embolism. What does this mean?

My sister has a fat embolism. What does this mean?

If true, serious: Fat embolism is usually due to trauma with disruption of long bones like the femur, exposure of the fat in the marrow to the blood space, & then causing hematologic havoc like diffuse clotting and then a very serious condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation that consumes the proteins needed to clot, so difficult to control bleeding results. This is a big deal, so urgent care needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

Early liver damage: A "fatty liver" is the first step in damage to the liver and it can happen from many causes. Some progress and some go away. Ask your doctor for a referral to dr. Antonio quiros at musc in charleston, sc. He is a children's liver expert who came to charleston last summer. ...Read more

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My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

Inflammed vessels: Angiitis means inflammation of blood vessels. This also fits into the category of vaculitis. The size pf the inflammed vessel is improtant of deciding therapy. The dianosi can be made by a biopsy - or at times by dye injected into bloods vessels and seeing the x-ray pattrn. The type of angiitis determines the therapy. This can be a very serious illness at times or a not so serious illness. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

Heart physiology: A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during atrial contraction into a noncompliant ventricle (s4). ...Read more

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My sister has cerebral aneurysm. What does this mean?

My sister has cerebral aneurysm. What does this mean?

Cerebral aneurysms: An cerebral aneurysm is a focal outpouching or dilation of a portion of an artery providing blood to the brain. Aneurysms may rupture causing death or stroke or they may remain stable for many decades. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my sister has a tooth thats black?

What does it mean if my sister has a tooth thats black?

Non-Vital ?: It is very possible that the nerve in that tooth has died. Have the tooth examined by a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has cerebral palsy?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has cerebral palsy?

Difficulty Moving: Cerbral palsy is caused by injury to the areas of the brain that control movement. It can range from a child with weakness in one arm to someone who cannot control there arms or legs. A child may require equipment to walk or be wheelchair bound. It may be accompanied by mental retardation. Typical causes include injury before or after birth, prematurity or asphyxiation. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

Unusual but...: Also occurs in girls. Only one significant difference will be that the offspring from an affected girl has 25 percent chance to develop pyloric stenosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my baby has a diaphragmatic hernia?

Maybe big deal: Congenital diaphragm hernia discovered in utero can range from a small hernia with no consequences, to a large hernia preventing lung development that is associated with a high risk of death at birth. Treatment obviously depends on the severity of the condition. You may want to see a pediatric surgeon for a consultation if the seriousness or plan is not clear to you. I hope everything turns out ok. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

May have arthritis: In the center of aged human rib cartilage, a yellowing degenerative zone is seen, while in a circular peripheral region the tissue remains unchanged. ...Read more

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My dad had a minor stroke. What does this mean?

My dad had a minor stroke. What does this mean?

Sorry to hear: There are 3 kinds of stroke: a clot, a bleed in the brain, or a bleed in the space between the brain & skull. Clots can occur at the site of blockage or float downstream from the heart or another artery (like the carotid). Treatment is needed to prevent another one & depends on the cause. BP control, lowering of cholesterol, and anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy is usual. Surgery rarely. ...Read more

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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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I have emphysema. My FEV is -51. What does this mean? My Doctor says it is very bad.

I have emphysema. My FEV is -51. What does this mean? My Doctor says it is very bad.

Mis-stated: FEV is the amount of air you can force out during expiration. The usual measurement is FEV1 - the amount of air you can force out in 1 second. Both numbers are always positive - it can't be negative. I suspect you may mean that your FEV1 is 51% of predicted. That is significant. I urge you to continue all treatments prescribed, maintain follow up with your lung specialist, and join a rehab group. ...Read more

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My four year old daughter just had an X-ray that says she has stable mild levoscoliosis. What does this mean. And what does it mean for her?

My four year old daughter just had an X-ray that says she has stable mild levoscoliosis. What does this mean. And what does it mean for her?

Consult a pediatric : Mild spinal curvature may not mean anything but without examining the x-rays it is a guess. Your best option is to consult a spinal surgeon or pediatric orthopedist to be certain that some treatment like a brace is not indicated. A follow up examination as she grows is essential. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks that my daughter is suffering from tracheomalacia. What does this mean?

My doctor thinks that my daughter is suffering from tracheomalacia. What does this mean?

Weakness of windpipe: Malacia is weakness of a portion of the airway (trachea is the first portion of the airway and bronchomalacia is weakness of airways further down in the lungs). It can occur when someone is born premature, after a bad infection or after a tracheostomy. Usually wheezing in the upper airway with shortness of breath is common. Breathing tests can help suggest it is present / other tests often need. ...Read more

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My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

A blood disorder: Sorry to hear that. Your sister has been diagnosed with a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. It is very curable with proper treatment including chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. Best of luck to your sister. ...Read more

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My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

Nerve problems: Neuropathy is a generic term for nerve problems. It can be from a lot of different things. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of neuropathy. Diabetes can get a form of neuropapthy, commonly in the hands in feet. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist says I have high chromogranin a in my blood. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Endocrinologist says I have high chromogranin a in my blood. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Discuss with ENDOCRI: What did the Endocrinologist tell you .Why was the test done and what are your symptoms if any ChromagraninA is elevated in Pheochromocytoma and is seen as auto antigen in type1 diabetes It is usually tested for Carcinoid Tumor and Pacreas and Prostate tumors I will suggest without worrying about all these medical names,you discuss with your Endocrinologist as to why was it ordered&what it means ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fat Embolism (Definition)

Fat particles break loose and go in lungs ...Read more