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Doctor insights on: Scarringin The Left Midlung Zone

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I got stung by a bee 6 hours ago. I have never been allergic to bee stings. There is almost no mark left where the bee stung me. Am I in safe zone?

I got stung by a bee 6 hours ago. I have never been allergic to bee stings. There is almost no mark left where the bee stung me. Am I in safe zone?

No anaphylaxis: The almost instantaneous reaction which can cause system wide collapse and death occurs with 5-15 min. There are other reactions that can occur several hours to even days later but they are not life-threatening. ...Read more

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My ECG result says sinus rhythm r-s transition zone in v leads displaced to the left t abnormality in anterior leads. What is wrong with me?

My ECG result says sinus rhythm r-s transition zone in v leads displaced to the left t abnormality in anterior leads. What is wrong with me?

Probably nothing: Unless you are having symptoms referable to your heart. If you do have symptoms then discussing this in relation to your ECG with your doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

Density on xray: On the views of the chest x-ray or ct there is density at the base of the left lung cavity junction with the diaphragm
costo-phrenic angle is that area.
Could be fluid=effusion, or blood or scar.
The density varies with the nature of the fluid. ...Read more

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My brother got his eyesight cecked today. He is having -3 for left eye and -5 for right eye. Is he nearer to any danger zone? Please suggest

My brother got his eyesight cecked today. He is having -3 for left eye and -5 for right eye. Is he nearer to any danger zone? Please suggest

New glasses: I'm not sure what you mean by danger zone. Many people need a prescription in that range (near-sighted/myopia) and are just fine with their glasses. Some people's prescription is a little asymetric like your brother's appears to be. As long as the rest of his eye exam was normal, and he was prescribed correctly, I wouldn't be worried about this prescription. ...Read more

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Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Need more info: First step would be to compare to an old cxr. If no previous cxr for comparison then consider f/u in 6 weeks or ct scan of chest if the patient has risk factors. ...Read more

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Papillary carcinoma w/met lymph n left side got surgery and rai in july. Just found a bump in zone v of my leftneck. Could it be related with cancer?

Papillary carcinoma w/met lymph n left side got surgery and rai in july. Just found a bump in zone v of my leftneck. Could it be related with cancer?

Could be lymph node: The "bump" you feel could be another lymph node with tumor. It should be evaluated by your thyroid surgeon who will likely recommend a fine-needle aspiration biopsy and/ or neck exploration for removal of more nodes. Please realize that cure is still quite possible even if there is another involved lymph node. You will likely need another set of scans to look for other possible sites of spread. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have absence seizures? I zone out and my head turns to the left or I'm walking and just stop and realise I'm staring at nothing

How do you know if you have absence seizures? I zone out and my head turns to the left or I'm walking and just stop and realise I'm staring at nothing

Seizures: You are not having absence seizures. By definition, people who have absence seizures are not aware of their surroundings and are not conscious. You are describing a temporary period with lack of focus, loss or concentration, or day dreaming. ...Read more

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My husband got a routine chest x ray and there is findings of atelectasis fibrosis of left lower zone, no symptoms, is it serious?

My husband got a routine chest x ray and there is findings of atelectasis fibrosis of left lower zone, no symptoms, is it serious?

Scarring: This could be the result of an old infection such as pneumonia which can cause scarring or the findings you describe. Most likely not serious but a follow up chest X-ray or Ct scan in 3 months may be indicated. Speak with ur primary physician or lung doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi doc.....this is the result of my medical x-ray.....1.left pleural effusion and 2.left upper zone fibrosis....can you explain to me what does it me?

Hi doc.....this is the result of my medical x-ray.....1.left pleural effusion and 2.left upper zone fibrosis....can you explain to me what does it me?

Mgt: A virtual consult may be helpful and you can upload the files to your EMR.
From your description an area of your left upper lung field has scar tissue. The left pleural effusion is a collection of fluid around the lung itself. This may be caused by infection for example. Have you had a recent lung infection? TB testing? ...Read more

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I have pins and needles in my left foot and in the face zone I am 21 yrs old and I made rmn 4 yrs ago and it was perfect. Can it be anxiety?

I have pins and needles in my left foot and in the face zone I am 21 yrs old and I made rmn 4 yrs ago and it was perfect. Can it be anxiety?

Other symptoms: What other symptoms of anxiety could you possibly have?
eg nervousness, pit in stomach, heart racing, sweating, worries about the worst happening etc. Check these out as well as pins and needles symptoms. ...Read more

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My friend's UTZ has a hypoechoic mass nodule in her left beast. Left breast is at 2 o clock position zone b - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm. Is it malignant?

There is: Not enough information to make an assessment. The probability of malignancy depends on various ultrasound features that should be described in the report. Also, there should be a BIRADS code at the end of the report which summarizes the radiologist's assessment of the chance of malignancy. Merely knowing that a hypoechoic nodule is present doesn't narrow it down. It could be benign or suspicious ...Read more

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Chest x-ray showed fibronodular opacities in right upper & left mid zone. Had TB 4 yrs back, are these scars from earlier tb? Can this be removed?

Chest x-ray showed fibronodular opacities in right upper & left mid zone. Had TB 4 yrs back, are these scars from earlier tb? Can this be removed?

This is a Complex Qu: This is a complex issue. Yes, TB can and often does cause fibrosis/nodular changes which typically regress partially or complete once a full course of treatment has been taken. There is of course risk of recurrence of TB. So we have to find out if your lung changes are left over of the older TB or are these new changes (progression). For this you need to go back to the doctor who treated your TB. ...Read more

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Can you explain the findings on my breast ultrasound? Right breast 1.7x2.0x0.9cm cyst for Left breast 11oclock zone A position 1.7x1.6x0.6cm solid?

Can you explain the findings on my breast ultrasound? Right breast 1.7x2.0x0.9cm cyst for Left breast 11oclock zone A position 1.7x1.6x0.6cm solid?

There is: A cyst on the right, likely of no concern, with size as described. On the left, there is a solid mass at 11:00 (upper outer, as if a clock face was superimposed on the breast). "A" position means anterior 1/3 of breast. There are no additional features of the mass described, so it is impossible to determine whether it is suspicious or not based on the info provided. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer on left - new ultrasound showed 9x3mm zone v & 10x3mm zone II both right side. No obvious lymph nodes on left. Adenopathy right side?

Thyroid cancer on left - new ultrasound showed 9x3mm zone v & 10x3mm zone II both right side. No obvious lymph nodes on left. Adenopathy right side?

See your Physician: Lab results, xrays, scans and all medical work ups are best interpreted by the treating or consulting physician within the context of the problem and in the patient he/she is treating. Your best chances are to discuss it with your physician, he/she knows your situation best. ...Read more

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Hello Doc... This is the result of my breast ultrasound 2 mos ago. Bilateral breast nodules. The solid irregular nodules in the 12 o'clock, zone a position of the right breast & 5 o'clock, zone a position of the left breast are recommended for ultrasoun

Not sure what the: Question is. Solid nodules with irregular boarders are of concern. It is not clear if this is a short term follow-up or something else. It is not unreasonable to take another looked at the nodules with mammo and ultrasound ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left vagina lip, what is it and how do I get rid of it? I noticed this little bump on my vagina lip about a week ago, thinking it was an ingrown hair I tried to get it out and use bikini zone but I couldn't find a hair. Also a little p

I have a bump on my left vagina lip, what is it and how do I get rid of it? I noticed this little bump on my vagina lip about a week ago, thinking it was an ingrown hair I tried to get it out and use bikini zone but I couldn't find a hair. Also a little p

There: There are many, many things a bump in that area could be including a wart, molluscum, a pimple, a blocked gland or duct (there are a tone of them in that area) or an infection. If it is getting worse, or not going away, you should see your doctor and have them take a look at it. Hopefully, they will be able to figure out what it is so you can have the proper treatment to get rid of it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker, never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?

Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker, never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?

Spiculated lung: Spiculated lung lesion >1cm should be evaluated. Recommend to see a lung doctor first. Statistics shows an increase in lung cancer in woman, non-smokers in recent years. Therefore, it is prudent to have this evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Hi I had pain in my left side?

Hi I had pain in my left side?

More information: More information is needed to help you. Where, when, how long, type of pain, associated symptoms can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is left ventrical dysfunction?

What is left ventrical dysfunction?

Weakness of heart: When the left ventricle fails to pump normally dysfunction is present. The two common types include poor ejection of blood from a weak and enlarged heart or poor filling of the heart from a stiff muscle wall. Myocardial ischema is a common cause but there are many other causes including those secondary to valve dysfunction, hypertension, alcohol use, viral infection and miscellaneous causes. ...Read more

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What is there left for me to live for at 66?

What is there left for me to live for at 66?

Call 1-800-272-8255: You don't have any answer (s) right now. But that doesn't mean that you won't come up with some. Talk to someone who will try to understand how you feel & what's going on for you. To get started, call 1-800-273-8255. This is literally a lifeline for people who can't come up with reasons to live. You don't need to be feeling suicidal to call. ...Read more

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Ihave a pain on my lower abdmion on the left?

Various: We do not know age & that helps. Assuming you are on younger side of life, & assuming this is a lingering & chronic pain, causes could be kidney infection, constipation, orarian mass, hernia, pelvic girdle disorder, muscle spasm of abdominal wall muscle, or pinched nerve. If develop fever & vomiting see a doctor emergently. See a family doctor or a general surgeon, they are good at diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left testical hurts?

My left testical hurts?

Many possibilities: Multiple causes- epidydimitis, varicocoele, hydrocoele, nodule, bruising etc
have yourself examined.
You may need a urine test and scrotal ultrasound.
God bless you! ...Read more

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Cause of pain in left breasr?

Cause of pain in left breasr?

Growth vs trauma: Single breast pain can be from growth, contusion, fibro cystic disease, mastitis, abscess or changing bras. If the pain persists or you develop other symptoms then you need to have an exam and further testing by your doctor. If any deformities or knots then you need to seek out your doctor now. ...Read more