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Muscle breakdown: Breakdown of Muscle Tissue is Rhabdomyolysis. It may occur to people who overdose on Drugs or Alcohol and stay in the floor for a long time causing pressure and damage to their muscles ! It may also be caused by Medications and drug interactions between them. Like Lopid and Statins us together! The Muscle breakdown many times causes also acute kidney failure sometimes if severe requiring dialysis ...Read more
16 y/o. 2 Small lump inside tongue. No pain. Had 1 for years but a second has now appeared. don't smoke. Very scared its cancer. What else cold it be?
Few things: There are several benign lesions that can occur with the tongue. There are benign muscle tumors called Rhabdomyomas as one possibility. I do recommend you see your primary care provider, and possibly an ENT surgeon to discuss possibilities once they make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Worrisome: Every type of cancer has its own system of staging to tell how far it has gotten. Talk with your physician; a stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma might be more than 5 cm and/or be in a regional lymph node but not clearly spread farther. "rhabdos" tend to be aggressive and i wish you luck. ...Read more
Everytime i lay on my left side to read, i develop a shadow in the center of my vision. Lasts for a few minutes. Only symptom.What would cause this?
Muscle cancer: "myo" means muscle, and "sarcoma" is a cancer that arises from a tissue like muscle, cartilage, or bone. This is an aggressive cancer, and it should be treated by surgeons and oncologists with experience in sarcomas. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are usually all needed to treat these tumors. Try http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childrhabdomyosarcoma/patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. It is a: Disease affecting young men, "always" under 30, teens most common, tending to arise in bones, and metastases to other bones and lung. When caught in the originating bone, usually with pain, or even fracture, before metastasis, it can be cured. Once metastatic, cure is not likely. Ergo, it can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Benefit vs. Risk: For any test or treatment, the benefit that would result must be weighed against the risk of the test or treatment. If the information obtained from the test will make a difference in your health and the risks are low, then you would do the test. If the information will not make any difference to your health or won't be used, then the risk is not worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
If your fasting test was 166 are you immediatly diagnosed or do you have to do another fasting test?
2 strike count: Down in the ball count but still swinging. You need: fasting sugar of 126 or more or A1c of 6.5 or more or 2 hour fasting glucose test of 200 or more. No high sugar symptoms? You need 2 abnormal tests. If you have 1 abnormal test and 1 normal different test, then you repeat the abnormal test on different day. High fasting sugar &, normal a1c, repeat high fasting sugar is 3rd strike. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The tests for colorblindness are straightforward. All are based on the idea of having patients distinguish colored items or shapes from a background of a different color, which would be indistiguishable for a person with a specific color blindness. The simplest are printed sheets or cards, but many ophthalmolgists and the dmv often use computer based tests based on the same principle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are 3 types of: Muscle, skeletal-compose of our muscle mass attach to the skeleton; smooth-located in the walls of hollow visceral organs except the heart; cardiac or striated. In practice, the term is sometimes used to refer exclusively to cardiac when distinguishing it from smooth muscle. Other dictionaries called striated muscle to skeletal muscle. Good question! ...Read more
My son has turned on me and started critiquing me even though he knows I am sensitive. Why does he do that?
Power play: Sounds like your son is into oppression. Some say motherhood is a form of oppression. He is taking advantage of your peaceful, nuturing and tolerant behavior. Time to take a stand and be strong and the Alpha mom! time to send him off to boarding school? (joke). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: They are of two types. The leiomyoma occurs in the skin or gut but the common form is the uterine fibroid. Rhabdomyomas are rare tumors of muscles, they occur in childhood and often become malignant assuming this is a uterine fibroid, if it were in the proper anatomic location it could cause vascular compromise, nerve compression, pelvic cramping or even a referred pain pattern. ...Read more
Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer - the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates acid balance, modifies proteins from food to allow the body to use it, secretes bile to digest fats, creates Albumin for the blood stream, creates blood clotting factors. Jaundice is blockage of bile, malnutrition and weight loss, easy bruising, pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke symptoms: If this has occurred suddenly and includes the whole half of your body (face, arm, +/- leg), it may be a sign of a stroke. You should go to an emergency room for a complete evaluation. Complicated migraines and some spine problems can also cause hemi-body or extremity numbness, but you should have a complete evaluation to distinguish among these possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more
With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?
Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated
Question not clear: I am sorry. Your question is not clear. If you have no medical problems, then what do you "wanna get treated" for? If you just want to have health insurance just in case you get ill or injured, your best options are to get a job with health insurance, search the internet for various (high-rated) health plans. Your best policy will most likely be a high-deductible policy (cheapest, but covers big $. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There Are None: This is a complex behavior & we must start by trying to understand where it is coming from. I presume you are talking about a child who is bullying another. I would want to know if that child is the subject of some mistreatment. Does s/he live in a chaotic household? Do his/her parents condone aggressive behaviors towards others? As w/many behavioral issues, we must strive to understand first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical: The common intracardiac tumor is atrial myxoma which is large when found and must be removed surgically, generally with an excellent result. Papillary elastrofibromas and rhabdomyomas may require no treatment, or may require surgery; get a full description of risks and benefits and give informed consent. ...Read more
What mosquito repellents and after-bite treatments do you recommend a family to bring on vacation?
Pelargonium sidoides: Pelargonium sidoides, an herb native to south africa, has been proven to be a very effective treatment for colds. After 10 days 78.8% of those using this extract were clinically cured vs. 31.4% of those taking placebo. It shows even better results in acute sinusitis & bronchitis! it is widely available at health food store & even many pharmacies as "umcka." please see my comment for useful links:. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers