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Radiation Sickness Duration
Not nearly enough: The lowest dose of radiation known to cause radiation sickness is 35 reads which equals 350 mSv. Thus, .001 mSv is 1/350,000th of the lowest dose known to cause radiation sickness! ...Read more
Pkd and ionizing rad: Data are not clear on this. For sure, select mutations on either chromosome 16 or chromosome 4 lead to PKD expression. Scientists have long thought that a single mutation that affects polycystin expression leads to cyst formations. Newer data show that second or third or fourth mutations on these chromosomes affect expression of pkd. So, it is conceivable that yes ionizing rad could affect pkd ...Read more
How does ionizing radiation increase the chance of meningitis even long after the initial exposure?
How does ionizing radiation increase the chance of meningiomas even long after the initial exposure?
It is about latency: The cells that make a meningioma happen can really take years and years to decide to intiiate a reaction and form a meningioma. In theory, it could be just one cell. And in theory, other events may be needed to happen - events that can take a long time to randomly happen. Ir sort of winds up the old stopwatch. Something else might have to push the button. It potentiates things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does ionizing radiation increase the chance of meningioma even long after the initial exposure?
Growth is induced: The induction of radiation to cause meningioma is something that is well known. Not all meningiomas are due to radiation and not all radiation causes meningiomas. A nice set of reviews are here http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/574705 and here http://thejns.Org/doi/abs/10.3171/foc/2008/24/5/e7?Url_ver=z39.88-2003;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.Org;rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Diamox (acetazolamide) suppress altitude sickness symptoms? Took it & had minor altitude sickness symptoms. After 1 day of returning home vomited for 2wks. -10+lb
Side effects include: Acute effects include erythema hyperpigmentation of skin, moist desquamation of skin long term effects of radiation therapy for breast cancer include: radiation fibrosis of lung lymphedema of the affected side upper extremity myocardial injury hypothyroidism brachial plexus injury risk of second neoplasm (radiation induced malignancy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EP study: The radiation exposure depends on the MAs used by the flouroscopy and the time of exposure. The exposure will vary by length of time the flouro is on and this isn't uniform for each study. Ask your EP doc for his likely exposure estimate. ...Read more
It depends on where: It is dependent on where you live? Unless you are living in that area, it should not cause you any concern. So tell us more about yourself and why you posed this question? ...Read more
MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scans: If there is an alternative to imaging the area such as MRI, then we prefer MRIs. There are some studies looking for bony problems that CT scan works better than MRI. Also in some settings, such as an emergency, if CT can be obtained more quickly or MRI not available, then CT is the test. How badly do you need the images and how soon are parts of the equation. ...Read more
Damaging genes: Inhaling or ingesting the radioactive particles that come from the explosing is also risky -- in fact, after chernobyl, most of the problems are thyroid concerns from the iodine. People in hiroshima and nagasaki had a significant rise especially in rates of leukemia, civilians exposed to tests had less cancers long-term than many had feared. ...Read more
Cushing's cavernous sinus radiation concerns? Can radiation cause thrombosis? Is radiation here debilitating during? Trying to get SSI disability.
Talk to doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more