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No Acute Process Identified
Good for you: "No acute process" means nothing was seen to suggest an active disease. Presumably any "significant" chronic process would be described in the report. Sometimes we radiologists shy away from just using the term "normal" so we don't have to explain it if we end up in court. ...Read more
Chest xray reports impressions: pulmonary hyperexpansion. No acute process is identified. What should I do?
Are you symptomatic?: Lung hyperexpansion can be a sign of obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), asthma or just artifactual appearance on radiograph. If you are experiencing shortness of breath (and no other symptoms like chest pain), the best way to know whether you have something that causes truly hyperinflated lungs is to do a lung function test. If your lung function is abnormal, you should see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Psychosis: Schizophrenia can present a number of different ways. One is psychosocial withdrawal, lack of motivation, a distant look in the eyes, a near confusional appearance, lack of attending to hygiene and appropriate clothing. A definite change in personality is noted. If paranoia's present the person may have auditory hallucinations that talk at the inside their head or have a running dialogue going on about their behavior inside their mind. They may feel that people can magically read their minds. They may also feel that their thoughts are being broadcast out to other people, that their thoughts can be heard a loud outside their minds, and that they can magically put thoughts into the minds of others or the others may magically steal thoughts from their minds. They may exhibit a lack of motivation. Bizarre rituals may also be noted. Vocational, educational, and relational abilities are frequently harmed to a great degree. ...Read more
What exactly is it that causes the pins and needles feeling from acetezolomide? What is the actual process? Why does it happen?
It just does: Obviously it's some kind of effect the acetAzolAmide has on the nervous system. This is a side effect common to carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. The exact mechanism is unknown. If you get training in the field of neuropharmacology and figure it out, please get back to us with the answer. ...Read more
Re: vascular imaging / neck - what methods identify past dissection from trauma and/or recurring (fmd) - or must the condition be acute to identify?
Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?
This is a difficult: Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...Read more
Closed system: The left ventricle contracts sending blood into the aorta. The circulatory system is a closed loop. Blood traverses the capillary beds and returns to the right atrium. Very briefly, that's how it works. ...Read more
Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?
It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more
Sudden onset: pain radiating out from xiphoid process with back pain at same level and towards shoulders. What might cause this? History back spasms
Various causes: Acute pain in the pit of the stomach with back and shoulder radiation could be due to gastritis, pylorospasm, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, gall bladder problems, etc. Xiphoid or sternal inflammation or pinched nerve in the rib cage are less likely. If you have abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension or persistent pain, see your physician. ...Read more
Got my tubes tied almost a year ago. I haven't had an actual period since birth during the healing process. Is this normal? Not breastfed since 7/16
Tubes tied no period: No. Discuss with your Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does this mean. From a shoulder/lefft upper amr xray. There is evidence of acute fracture or focal destructive process.
Fracture or Tumor: Did you suffer trauma that would have caused a fracture? If not, there's obviously something else going on "focal destructive process." How old are you? If over 50, there may be some osteoporosis--but that is generalized--not a "focal destructive process." Who ordered the X-Ray? Have you followed up with him/her? ...Read more
My Ct scan came back today with the findings no definite acute process & prominent uterine cervix without a discrete mass. What does this mean?
One part of my CT scan report says "diverticulosis without CT evidence of acute intraabdominal or pelvic process". Is there any need for worry?
If a brain MRI shows no acute process but only a nonspecific signal change in left parietal, is it advisable to do a CT scan considering its risk?
Chest xray Report said: Negative - lung field clear- but noted bony elements and extrapulmonary soft tissues without acute process-what does it mean?
Mgt.: From your description, it is normal, but it may be uploaded for an inbox consultation and second opinion. Why was the chest radiograph ordered? ...Read more
I recently diagnos with acute pancreatitis. I had a CT scan, recap sheet says'moderate mesenteric stranding adjacent to pancreatic head/unicate proces?
Hopefully: There is a broad range of poisons including those derived from natural substances like mushrooms, and those manufactured chemically most for industrial use rather than a poison. Read labels, use the internet, don't ingest anything unknown. The poison control center in larger cities can be of help. ...Read more
Why would you want: To do so? Transgender patients are people just like you and me, but ones who were born into bodies of a gender they do not identify with. Society judges and categorizes too much already! If you are concerned about your own gender identity, start by seeing a therapist who specializes in transgender patients. Information is available online and in most large metropolitan cities! ...Read more
Yes: The term hermaphrodite refers to reproductive organs that have both male and female qualities. Androgyny is a broader term that means a person can have both male and female characteristics such as in sexual identity, gender identity or even fashion sense. ...Read more
Leave it for the Lab: Laboratory technical personnel go through extensive training to do tests, including identifying micro-organisms and you should leave such tasks to Lab professionals. ...Read more
Pain left upper abd: Splenic rupture can occur with injury to the left upper quadrant of the abdomen (below left side of rib cage), which is where the spleen is located. With severe internal bleeding, there can also be lightheadedness esp when standing, fainting, trouble breathing. The only way to tell for sure is to be scanned. Any injury bad enough to warrant fear of splenic injury warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more
Rosacea is a clinical diagnosis which is simply made by a medical professional. There is no specific diagnostic test. It can range from mild facial redness or progress to
pimples or icreased redness including the nose which can deveop a rhinopyma ("WC Fields nose).
Treatment can slow this process down ...Read more
Not automatic: You probably won't be able to tell from appearance alone, and would need to get to know the person. Some transsexuals dress ambiguously or in a gender-neutral way, but so do many depressed people. There are cross-dressers who are more flamboyant with their appearance, but this isn't the same thing at all. ...Read more