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How could these collective injuries (fractured skull, arms, pelvis etc) be assessed and treated by doctors?
ATLS: Trauma surgeons use a system for evaluating the multiply injured patient. We teach it in Advanced Trauma Life Support. We deal with the crucial areas of airway, breathing and hemorrhage control first. Then systematically examine the patient. We determine if surgery is needed and what other specialists are required. We use all sorts of neat tools to do this. ...Read more
Mild confusion unblanced.Negative ct blood work good anxious and emotionless . Neurologist said everything looked good could it be parasites?
"it was circumferencially dissected with right angled forceps and then ligated with #0 prolene, 2 strands. The thrill disapearred upon ligating the pda." what does this discharge summary mean ?
Correct treatment: Patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a baby's ductus arteriosus (connection between two heart chambers) fails to close after birth. A "thrill" is a vibration that tells the doctor that a PDA is present. When the PDA was closed, the thrill disappeared, meaning that the treatment was successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had to redo mammogram because breast tissue wasn't compressed & looked suspicious. Caused great anxiety. Why not done properly 1st time?
Yes, it is possible: Initial mammogram may have not had enough compression an area, or the overlapping structures may have caused a summation shadow. The original mammogram may have been performed well but the radiologist saw something and wanted extra views. Extra/spot views provide focal compression over the area of concern and spread out the tissues more, to make sure there is nothing of concern in that area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 dentist said I need 10 fillings and 2 root canals. Another - just 2 fillings & 1 filling replaced. Both private&done xrays. How is this possible?
Damaged root due 2 hairdresser leaving bleach on roots 2 long 4mo ago. Hair loss/thinned out but now is long/thick again. 1 area is thinned. Wat 2 do?
New general dds took full mouth series radiographs. Checked pocket depths (few teeth) but not any edge margins where I have crowns. Incomplete exam?
Quick not thorough: Crown margins are visible on the x-rays, however the x-rays are 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional object, so he/she should've checked in the mouth. Also, he/she should do a soft tissue oral cancer exam as well as checking the grooves of your teeth and integrity of existing fillings. There are several things that show up in the mouth that don't show up on x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opth said floaters caused by aging but patient concerned neck injury to blame. Can opth tell floaters cause by exam? Dr. Didn't ask about injuries.
I've read information saying that you shouldn't trust on paper that scattered fibroglandular densities are ok and should be followed up with ultrasoun?
Not usually needed: Fibrocystic breast tissue is normal. We have the benefit of several years and millions of mammograms and improved imaging to be able to decide if there's any abnormal findings. The radiologists have all the responsibility for locating any anomalies, and you can rest assured that they will order additional tests if there is any question whatsoever. ...Read more
L/4,l/5 laminect foot pain 1year later ,foot doc say normal,neurologist say s/1 caus,ortho surgeon say MRI good, neurosur say nerv itself
Very hard choice 2--: -make. Not often so many Md's with conflicting Dx. If your surgeon was a fellow ship trained spine surgeon, i would feel he/her Dx was correct. If not fellowship trained, I would recommend seeing such for a 2nd opinion. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can B fellowship trained. It means they took an extra year as a fellow at a spine program. Good luck! ...Read more
It shouldn't: All procedures should go through an informed consent process regardless of who is doing the procedure. You do not need to give consent to be seen by a resident. It is your choice to go to a teaching hospital. If you don't want that, don't go there. A resident is a licensed doctor who is undergoing specialty training. ...Read more
6yrs back skinbiopsy report was lividoid vasculitis now today reskinbiopsy report is leucocytoclastic vasculitis is it possible please explain?
Here is ...: Microscopic exam can be widely examiner-subjective among all viewers even over time. Using different adjectives - lividoid or leucocytoclastic to describe vasculitis is not surprised. The bottom line is the concerned lesion is not cancerous. For detail, ask your treating Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more
A doctor said my inverted t-waves on EKG looked deeper when compared 2 a different ekg, i asked him 2 explain but i didn't understand the medical term?
T Waves: Inverted T waves can be (key words) sign of lack of blood flow to the heart muscle. However, some people have abnormal ECG's without any blockages. As long as you are without chest pain your ECG should not worry you. Your age and the fact that you are female it is highly unlikely that you have obstructive coronary disease. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bit by cat on hand,went 2 urgentcare next day.On antibiotics&got tetanus shot.Hand swollen&VERY painful,hard 2 open hand or make fist.how long 2 heal?
Weeks.: Unfortunatley, infected cat bites can take weeks to heal, even with proper antibiotics. Which antibiotics were you given? Hopefully not penicillin or 1 from the macrolide ("-mycin") class, as a common organism in cat bites is the bacteria called Pasteurella Multocida which requires Amoxicillin or Augmentin or a Quinolone (-"floxacin") for treatment. Ice reduces the swelling. Good luck, continue o ...Read more
MRI leg/ankle/foot-Tech screwed up images for series 7 & 8 and has scans of my 2 legs overlaying each other. Can radiologist fix or are scans static?
Check with Radiolog-: ist as he might be able to make something out of it. I am sure they will get a repeat for you and most of them will do it free of charge if it was their tech's fault. Good Luck. ...Read more
Root canal discovered 3 enamel pearls, I have 3 canals, does this indicate anything and what causes them. 2 canals had nearly closed up.
Pulp stones: Enamel pearls occur on the outside of root surfaces of teeth and are developmental anomalies. Pulp stones occur inside root canals and the cause is uncertain. Canals close over time as the tooth's response to inflammation and as a reparative mechanism in response to decay and \or drilling of teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Done root canal on molar. Doc found n cleaned only 2 canals. Can't find 3rd. No toothache. Gum inflamed. Doc said will close up. Is this acceptable?
Unsure of question..: If you are asking what your tooth/teeth will look like after "filed down" for a veneer, it varies. At times the surface mainly needs to be roughened. In other times older fillings need to be removed and replaced by the veneer. Dentists also vary in how much tooth structure is removed. If too much tooth structure is removed the resultant bond of the veneer to the tooth may be compromised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers