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Ct scan on Thursday, .right upper quadrant pain and for definition of 1cm angiomyolipoma, scared what they might find, how quick for results if bad?
CT results: Don't know about the UK, but in the US most scans are probably read on the same day, or at least within 24 hours. You should call your doctor and ask about the results. ...Read more
Pain Management: The pain provider will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more
Per the World Health Organization: "
A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury." Risk factors that are not modifiable might be your race, your sex, your age. See: http://www. Who. Int/topics/risk_factors/en/ ...Read more
Limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger
it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more
ED: A label not used for diagnosis purposes, it can stand for any emotional illness that caused disturbance in thinking, moods, or behaviors, that affected activities of daily functioning. ...Read more
Irregular heart: A fib is a common arrhythmia in older adults. It is an irregularity of the pacing part of the heart. It increases symptoms like shortness of breath and palpitations. It is often due to hypertension or underlying heart disease. Meds can control the heart rate and reduce the risk of stroke. You should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Terminology?: Besides basic textbooks for primary care physicians & nurses, there are several websites. Genealliance. Org, genetest. Org, omim, nord are a few that describe the genetic errors in specific diagnoses. Even wikipedia has a section of genetic terminology for laypersons. Google mendelian inheritance in man, or modes of inheritance of genetic disorders for starters. ...Read more
Supply & demand: Shock occurs when blood flow isn't enough to meet the body's energy needs. Usually, the blood pressure and/or output of the heart is low-the tissues of the body don't get enough oxygen due to inadequate blood flow/perfusion. Sometimes, if the energy requirements of the body are high (hypermetabolic), then seemingly normal supply just isn't enough to meet the demand. ...Read more
Tumor: "tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" as synonymous with "neoplasm". ...Read more
Contraindication: A contraindication may be a symptom or medical issue that renders a specific treatment/ procedure inadvisable. The concept of "First do no harm" may be why a particular treatment approach would be contraindicated. ...Read more
Hamartoneoplastic": " Hamartomas are benign malformations presenting as an excess of normal tissue within the tissue of origin." " The hamartomatous syndromes are usually associated with other neural, cutaneous, skeletal, or developmental malformations. " See: ...Read more
Roundworm Infection: Trichinosis is infection with the roundworm trichinella spiralis, and is a disease caused by eating meat that has not been thoroughly cooked and contains cysts (larvae, or immature worms) of trichinella spiralis. Trichinella spiralis can be found in pork, bear, walrus, fox, rat, horse, and lion meat. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001655/. ...Read more
St john's wort is the plant species hypericum perforatum, and is also known as tipton's weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or klamath weed.
St john's wort is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression. In some countries, such as germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children and adolescents. ...Read more
See below: Prolapse literally means "to fall out of place‚" from the latin prolabi meaning "to fall out." in medicine, prolapse is a condition where organs, such as the uterus, fall down or slip out of place. It is used for organs protruding through the vagina or the rectum or for the misalignment of the valves of the heart. A spinal disc herniation is also sometimes called "disc prolapse.". ...Read more