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Doctor insights on: National Scleroderma Awareness Month

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Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Clomid (clomiphene) risk: As with everything in medicine, time will tell , more research, etc also, if Clomid (clomiphene) is the way a couple can have a baby the benefit versus risk of other alternatives must be considered as well as costs. Clomid (clomiphene) is one of the most affordable means to stimulate ovulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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10:58 min sec achieving 86 % FAC, Peak heart rate was 181 BPM,The patient achieved 12.0 METS, how accurate is a stress echo with these stats? negative

10:58 min sec achieving 86 %
FAC, Peak heart rate was 181 BPM,The patient achieved 12.0 METS, how accurate is a stress echo with these stats? negative

Valid stress echo: This would be considered a valid stress echocardiogram as the target heart rate was reached and if no wall motion abnormalities were present, the test was negative for obstructive coronary disease. ...Read more

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29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more

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Apologize for my ignorance but is parkinson disease falls in mental illness category?

Apologize for my ignorance but is parkinson disease falls in mental illness category?

No-Neurodegenerative: There are patients with parkinson diseaes who get dementia. There are many patients who get bradyphrenia, which means a slowness of processing information. Many, many patients get depression. Overall, however, we do not consider it a mental illness. It is a degenerative neurological movement disorder. ...Read more

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100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

There are known: risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. ...Read more

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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Low risk: A single set of fluoroscopic evaluations has a very low risk of triggering any cancer in a patients lifetime.He is much more likely to be severely injured in an accident than to develop such a problem. ...Read more

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62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.

62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.

That's a hard one.: I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

NO! 0.06% in 10 yrs: According to the cdc the risk of a 30 year old male developing colon cancer in the next 10 years is only 0.06% or 6 in 10, 000! please see the stats for yourself @ http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Paget Foundation: The paget foundation, http://www.Paget.Org, is one organization. Related groups: http://www.Pagetitalia.Com, http://www.Paget.Org.Uk, http://www.Paget.Nl, http://www.Rarebonedisease.Org, http://www.Magicfoundation.Org, http://www.Fibrousdysplasia.Org, http://www.Nof.Org, http://www.Bones.Nih.Gov, http://www.Oif.Org, and http://www.Boneandcancerfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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What is mental alternation test for dementia in a 65 year old patient?

What is mental alternation test for dementia in a 65 year old patient?

See below: Physicians are trained various methods neuropsychological battery testing. Some methods are for screening and other are diagnostic purpose. To diagnose truly dementia, it is based on the clinical judgment, reliable information from the loved one, the current enviromental setting, medications and laboratory studies. ...Read more

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FEV1 60% under DLCO-Dsb 86%, D/VAsb 78% VAsb 110%. This past year is a different format and shows diffusing capacity DLCO 68%, DLCO/VA 67%, VA 103%?

FEV1 60% under DLCO-Dsb 86%, D/VAsb 78% VAsb 110%. This past year is a different format and shows diffusing capacity DLCO 68%, DLCO/VA 67%, VA 103%?

Abnormal asthma or: copd [chronic obstructive lung disease] see lung dr. for evaluation which it appears you have , never smoke this is a death sentence and will only get worse or other toxic things to lungs ...Read more

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My 20 month old can speak in sentences, recite paragraphs from books, count to 20 and knows her ABCs (abacavir). Is this advanced for her age?

My 20 month old can speak in sentences, recite paragraphs from books, count to 20 and knows her ABCs (abacavir). Is this advanced for her age?

Yes!!: This is quite advanced language skills for this age. Generally we are looking for the ability to connect two words into sentences at age two. I would continue to encourage educational play time but limit tablet/phone contact. You want your child to experience real life stimulation and not become addicted to electronic stimulation. ...Read more

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5-10 minutes running. Heart rate between 180-190. 22yrs 5'8 10.5stone. Is this normal?

5-10 minutes running. Heart rate between 180-190. 22yrs 5'8 10.5stone. Is this normal?

Depends: It depends in how fast you are running and how fit you are. For a 22 year old, heart rate can reach that high in peak exercise. ...Read more

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I'm a free-diver with mild mvp.I experience ~30 skippedheartbeatperday doc. said over 10000 skipped heartbeat we start drugtreatment is it safetodive?

I'm a free-diver with mild mvp.I experience ~30 skippedheartbeatperday doc. said over 10000 skipped heartbeat we start drugtreatment is it safetodive?

Arrhythmia type?: This is a difficult question to answer in this forum: use HealthTap Prime to convey your medical condition in more detail. Do you know the arrhythmia type caused by MVP? (Atrial fibrillation? PVCs? PACs?) Diving will increase your heart rate & the demands on the heart (due to pressure / volume changes in the lungs). Potentially, your "skipped" beats will increase - but this depends on the diagnosi ...Read more

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Famale age 30,6 month pregnancy,nuchal thichness of 9.2mm,mild git ascities,stomach not visualizing,heart lung kidney brain normal.previous hydroph?

Famale age 30,6 month pregnancy,nuchal thichness of 9.2mm,mild git ascities,stomach not visualizing,heart lung kidney brain normal.previous hydroph?

See a specialist: What you are describing sounds suspicious for anomalies. You should be referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more