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More information: Why did get X-ray in first place? What symptoms? Cough, fever, blood in sputum, wheezing, pain etc.What medication on? Consolidation is not specific and can relate to pneumonia, volume loss, or even tumor. Radiograph normalization can take weeks with pneumonia. Consolidation can persist and be smaller with time (right Rx) or larger (tumor or wrong Rx). ...Read more
Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.
Osteopathy: I would highly recommend finding an osteopathic doctor (a D.O.) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) who specializes in diagnosing the musculoskeletal system and treating it with their hands and manipulations. It's highly effective, I practice it myself and have had a very successful practice doing so. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Airway disease: It is a disease of the airways . It can result from smoking, dust exposure or asthma. A deficiency in a lung enzyme called Alpha one antitrypsin can result in COPD at younger age. If it is mild degree, cxr can be normal. The disease is strongly linked to smoking and it may progress to severe stage if you will continue to smoke despite treatment with inhalers. So the best treatment is stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Whether you need a chest x-ray would depend on your other symptoms. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, body aches, nasal congestion, etc then a chest x-ray may be needed to see if you have pneumonia. However, if you have a chronic non-productive cough, then the possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these and an x-ray may not be needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I broke my hip, had it repaired, fell again, a few weeks later, had x ray, got a lot of pain, what medication?
My dad has pneumonia right now. He has medications to control the coughing but still it is persistent. Also a tortous aorta has been noted in his x ray. Would there be any serios risks? It's almost two weeks already.
Cough is a symptom: Cough is symptom of many respiratory conditions it helps to get rid of the phlegm&it is not advisable to suppress it completely.It is a symptom of Pneumonia which can be caused by many different organisms,Viruses,Bacteria,other organisms of several kinds.Most Pneumonias are treated with appropriate Antibiotics&supportive care like increased fluids&cough meds.As Pneumonia clears the cough will too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain in my sole(feet). X-ray shows a normal image. What cause the pain and what medication do you suggest? Thank you for your kind advise.
I result TB positive chest ray nagative I'm taking medication.my doughter 5 years old she is TB positive and chest ray nagative . I'm worried about her please help . How 5 years can be positive?
If I make a appointment online for my back pain ( I have MRI, X-RAY and all that ) can you prescribe medication if you see fit?
Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME doctors can send prescriptions to a pharmacy, but not for narcotics nor for certain other medications. PRIME is good for primary care issues but not for chronic pain situations needing pain meds. (1/2015) ...Read more
Hi . I result with TB test positive . I'm taking medication. I did chest ray it comes negative . I'm worried about my doughter she comes positive to she is 5 years old .please help .
I had a positive PPD & have been asked for a chest x-ray.If the chest xray is negetive will i still have to take the medication, if yes, for how long?
Hi, after my chest x ray report doctor said I have prominent bronchovascular markings and gave me medication for a week ,is it a serious problem?
Chest X-ray findings:
Prominent bronchovascular markings may be normal.
Your doctor must have treated you depending on your symptoms. ...Read more
I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?
Knee pain: There are a number of reasons as to why you may be having knee pain. The orthopedic surgeon will need to have a detailed history followed by a physical examination, which will shed light as to possible causes of your pain. If they deem it necessary they may refer you to physical therapy or consider further imaging with an mri. Hope that this was helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have intestinal worms and on medication for them. I know it's uncommon for them to get to the lungs, but if they are will a Chest X-Ray show them?
Yes: Classically, pulmonary involvement as a result of parasitic infection reveals consolidation similar to pneumonia. The combination of history and lab findings clue one into the diagnosis. Given that you have already started therapy it is less likely that you will develop pulmonary involvement; but check often with your physician throughout your therapeutic course. ...Read more
Boyfriend has urgencies to pee. Urine, STD and all other tests normal. Bladder/kidney X-ray were also normal. Very worried :( medications didn't work?
Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.
Have periodic jaw pain at joints on both sides but on a regular basis. Using numbing medication relieves it. X-rays at dentist shows nothing.
Knee pain for about a year, medications as physical therapy don't help, & nothing shows on x-rays, mri, & bloodwork. What could it be?
Difficult to say: Without a physical exam. However, it sounds like a muscular issue, like specific quad weakness that is not being treated correctly by your pt regimen. Do you have tight hamstrings? That can cause knee pain. Any evidence of patella not tracking correctly? Patella - femoral syndrome is often missed as there are no specific x ray findings. I am assuming they have ruled out osgood schlatter? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia. doxycycline. 1 wk after medication completion still having fevers low grade chest pain no appetite muscle aches? x ray now clear . Confused
1. Infection gone, but battlefield (lungs) still scarred - inflammation from pneumonia can take weeks longer to resolve, especially if fevers are only subjective (not confirmed > 100.4 by thermometer.
2. Partially treated infection - Doxy is not the drug of choice for some pneumonias, so your infection may be reduced but not gone
3. Other cause - F/u with ur Dr or see an ID specialist ...Read more
An X-ray said i had a slightly collapsed lung , my gp said just a bacterial infection , to repeat X-ray in 6 weeks i was not given any medication ?
Viral?: Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics and treatment of a bacterial infection would depend on the bacteria causing the problem. Partial atelectasis, or a slightly collapsed area of lung, is a common finding on xray. Followup chest xray is a good way to make sure it resolves or doesn't get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5yr old son has a sore tummy. pain medication is not working. I took him to hospital where they did x-rays but the doctor said there's nothing wron?
Can a chronic long standing sinus infection cause optic nerve damage? X-ray shows fluid line in eye socket. Problem for years. No medication helps.
You need to: consult with an ENT specialist. You might need surgical correction if you have failed optimum medical treatment. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Try vitamin d3 2000 iu daily. This is available over the counter and is inexpensive. ...Read more
I have cronic knee pain after an accident. The MRI and X-ray results are negative. What can I do to help it without drugs?
Aquatics/acupuncture: Injuries after accidents can unfortunately lead to chronic pain (despite normal imaging tests). It's best to stay active, work with a physical therapist to maintain your strength. Consider aquatic therapy as warm water combined with non impact strengthening can be therapeutic. Alternative treatments i.e. Acupuncture may be beneficial. Consider seeing a pain md for further recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 yrs old severe chest pain for two days clear ECG and chest X-ray no prior drug use what could be causing this?
X-ray revealed a tiny bone fragment in my right heel. Dr prescribed stretches and methylprednisolone, do I have to take the last? Afraid of drugs.
Your choice: The use of methylprdnisolone is to reduce the swelling from the irritation and inflammation created by the injury to the right heel. The benefit of taking it is to reduce the inflammation, to reduce the pain, and allow the healing to being. Why suffer the pain? Without it, it does slow down the rate of allowing the area to heal and calm down. Should you discontinue it, keep your dr informed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers