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Repeated Bouts Of Pneumonia May Be Associated With
Diagnosed with acute sinusitis and prescribed doxycycline. Puzzled by absence of any mucus but have other common symptoms. Is absence mucus possible?
I suffer with turbinate swelling and chronic nose,and throat issues, could this be caused as a secondary consequence of bronchiectasis? or asthma?
Would low dose long term/ ongoing use of antibiotics help with reducing frequency of infections associated with bronchiectasis ?
Not clear: Sorry, take a look at your question and try to rewrite it more clearly. ...Read more
Can SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) be an underlying cause of delirium or be otherwise associated with delirium?
Delirium: In critically ill patients, delirium is a frequent occurrence. Investigators have found that the profile of increased inflammatory biomarkers changes in critically ill patients with delirium according to the presence or absence of clinical evidence of inflammation (either infection or systemic inflammatory response syndrome). Thus, there is a reasonable associate between the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?
Disciitis: Many patients who suffer ruptured discs turn out to have infections locally, and this may well explain why post-operative chronic low back pain persists, if not treated. May be a bit tough to pin down, but certain varieties of bone scans may help. Discuss with an infectious disease specialist and a neurosurgeon. This is a new discovery and not all the issues are worked out so far. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes for recurrent chills with fever.Actually episodic and does stress can be a cause?
Congenital disorders: Forms of dwarfism and other rare congenital disorders ...Read more
Is increasingly worsening tinnitus cause for concern?What are some of the causes of an increased volume or persistence of ringing?
Persistent Tinnitus: Great quest. Although tinnitus is a common (typically benign) condition, it is worth mentioning any changes to a specialist. It can result from a # of diff causes (meds, vascular, neurologic) but most are idiopathic (unknown cause). Standard eval inclds a hearing test, followed by an ENT exam. History is important, so before your visit, try to write down all your sympt's & what makes better/worse. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Seizures at anytime: Indicate a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can sudden loss of fluids (vomiting or diarrhea from gastroenteritis) cause seizures? I had a few episodes of loc and convulsions with a negative eeg.
Unlikely: You may become dehydrated and lower your blood pressure some, but this will seldom result in loss of consciousness and rarely result in seizures. You need to be seen and fully evaluated, preferably by a good general clinician with referral to a neurologist if no cardiac issues seem to be involved. ...Read more
Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?
Maybe.: Some SOB may be expected, but worsening SOB despite treatment is not expected and should prompt a review by your physician. You should call them and make sure that you are OK. ...Read more
Can recurrent blocked nose be caused by bronchiectasis or asthma? if so; which one of those conditions cause this? thanks
Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy?
Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?
Getting treated for bronchitis with no response steroids, inhalers, or antibiotics.. hospitalized with shortness of breath and wheezing with neg CXR?
Sure of diagnosis?: If your doctor is sure of the diagnosis, it may just take time. Bronchitis typically doesn't show up on chest x-ray. If you use birth control pills or have other risk factors for clotting, ask your doctor to do a d-dimer to screen you for a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolism). If the ddimer is negative, you don't have it. If pos, you will need a CT to rule it in or out. ...Read more
Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?
What are your thoughts on a high b12? Should the cause be investigated with symptoms such as spontaneous bruising, muscle atrophy, parathesias
Needs evaluation: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including liver & kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia & polycythemia vera & hypereosinophilic syndrome. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit.ly/1hVpCY7 ...Read more
Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?
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