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Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?
Ok to use: Almost all dental prosthetics have some chance of fracture (except solid gold crowns). Porcelain, plastics, and denture metals are subject to biting forces and fatigue. Diamonds and granite can be broken, and they are much harder than porcelain. Ask your dentist what would be best for your specific restorative needs. ...Read more
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If the man has: Normal fertility but the couple is having trouble conceiving, the woman's reproductive system will be evaluated. One tool is ultrasound. If there are more follicles than normal early in the cycle, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the cause. The total number & maturity of follicles is important & so are certain reproductive hormone tests. I encourage u to talk w/ your doctor. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Structural change: The axial, spine has curves to allow better motion. If those curves change (scoliosis is a side to side curved, kyphosis is a curve away from the navel, lordosis is a curve toward the navel and loss of lordosis means the alignment of the lower spine is now straight. This generally is associated with muscle spasm and degeneration. Physical therapy, chiropractic, exercises can help. Not serious. ...Read more
Had vq scan for possible PE came back grossly normal one slice could not be seen clearly. What does grossly normal mean?
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Wieght seems to be the first cause mentioned for meralgia parasthtica. I'm 5'8" 162 lbs. 20 lbs of that gained w/in the past yr. Is that enough?
That's enough: Meralgia is associated with increased weight, but just as frequently is associated with normal weight. ...Read more
What's the difference between the different forms of juvederm? I've seen mention of juvederm ultra and juvederm ultra plus. Which one is best? .
Has anyone had patients or seen a 40 year old woman have very noticeable (not minor) vertical growth spurts (height)? If so, what was the cause of that
Need to c physician: Your friend needs to see a physician for lab tests to see what's going on. Start w/ a PCP who can direct from there. ...Read more
Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more
It means: That the blood is clumping. See: http://www. Medicine. Mcgill. Ca/physio/vlab/bloodlab/abo_n.htm ...Read more
Brown stuff: Brown stuff may indicate you have a vaginal infection check with your gyne for cultures and treatment. ...Read more
3 y/o bumped side of his head on corner of wall. Minor bump and seems ok but should I be more concerned since it was the side of the head?
What is the difference between a vertebroplasty and a kyphoplasty? It seems like vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are always mentioned together. Why are they still separate? What is the difference between these two procedures? .
Vertebroplasty is the direct injection of plastic into the fractured bone. Kyphoplasty a cavity to hold the plastic is made first prior to injecting. Occasionally the fracture can be partially reduced (return to non fractured state) during cavity formation. Overall they are very similar procedures.
Please see my health guide on vertebral body compression fractures. Good luck! ...Read more
Partly filled sella: In empty sella syndrome, the malformed sella turcica is often either partially or completely filled with cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, the pituitary gland is often compressed and flattened so that the sella turcica appears empty. Most individuals with empty sella syndrome do not have any associated symptoms. ...Read more
Lung masses: Hi ~ this is not normal pathology. This could be anything mild and treatable, pneumonia, TB, coccidiomycosis (have you served in Iraq?) to severe like cancer. Please see and follow up with a trustworthy and reliable Respiratory Physician since you will need broncoscopy, washings for TB and cocci and biopsy for cancer. And don't delay. Thanks ...Read more
What does it mean"no abnormal cells or no haemoparasites are seen" in my blood report. Can I assume I don't have any dangerous disease.
Which mental disorders are the most seen and treated in children? I mean which problems do a child and adolescent psychatrist sees the most?
Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.
Bronchitis: In 95% of cases, acute bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics in general would have no benefit. The mainstay of treatment here would really be steroids and inhalers. For the minority of cases that are bacterial, better antibiotic choices exist, such as Azithromycin or Levofloxacin. ...Read more
Ideop Neurop, IPE=Monoclonal IGGlambada present. No free lambda light chains seen. Mprotein seen below threshold IPE. SI all in ranges Igg 1.4. mean?
Neuropathy in MGUS: Periphral neuropathy is common in gammopathies. If just sensory (numbness/tingling) we follow it or treat symptoms. If there is motor involvement (muscle weakness) it may need treatment. Risk of converson to a bone marrow disease is about 1% per year. You need to be followed by a neurologist/rheumatologist (if interested in neuropathies). MGUS means monoclonal gammopathy of unknown signifcance. ...Read more
Pathology terms: Especially in the esophagus ('barrett's'), it means there's an abnormality that does not justify intensive surveillance. Your physician will explain further. ...Read more
My son is 1 and had the runs it seems 2 have got better but his poo is still sloppy what can this mean?
Why does it seem like I bruise more easily if the bump is minor compared to a hard sometimes very hard bump?
Bruising: Based on the information you provided, it's not clear why you bruise. More detailed info is needed to identify the reason for your bruising. ...Read more