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Symptoms Of Tuberculoma
Rare: Hi. Tuberculosis in the pituitary is very rare in the US, and even more so in Birmingham. It can occur in disseminated TB, probably in association with basilar meningitis. Multi-drug anti-TB regimen is called for. TB cal also whack the adrenal glands, so adrenal TB needs to be assessed for. Pituitary function (deficiency really) needs to be assessed. You have excellent endo's at UAB. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: This is a term that is not usually used for Tuberculosis of the lungs. It is either active TB or latent TB. They best way to determine if you are infectious is to get a sputum sample that your lab or provider can do an AFB stain and culture. There are also rapid molecular tests that can do this also. If your sputum is positive, you are infectious. ...Read more
I m patient brain tuberculoma (mass lesion 0f 65mm after 2year it is 30mm and after 4 year again attack came may it is dangerous?
Yes: You should consult with both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Chances are you are going to need prophylactic seizure medications and another course of TB therapy. You may need surgery (depends on location and response to meds) Be sure to monitor seizure meds, Vit D level and folate (folic acid) while on therapy. ...Read more
Please explain if the uterus can be affected with tuberculoma drugs? My course of 1 year medication was over 5 years ago but I still can't get preg?
My grandmothhad tuberculoma of brain, please refer treatment which definitely cure from this as she is not able to walk, sit, she has nausea.?
Treatment of..: A brain tuberculoma consists of anti-tb medicines but some of the nervous system symptoms may persist depending on the location of the process. Hope she improves. ...Read more
Calcification of brain tuberculoma after taking anti tuber drugs for 24 months. Doc has asked me to stop med. Will this calci trouble me in future?
Probably not but: It is possible to have an increased risk of seizures. 24 months should be quite adequate therapy. ...Read more
Result of my xray is tuberculoma? The doctor advised me just to take vitamins according to her it is healed ptb, is she right?
Tuberculous: Sounds completely right to me. Good Luck ...Read more
Please more specific: Please be more specific in asking your question. ...Read more
Pain with inhalation: The most classic symptom is rib pain (often severe) with a deep breath. If the fracture is severe the rib may float independently from the other ribs. ...Read more
Number of AIDS death:
Since beginning of epidemic: 617, 025,
including more than 16, 000 in 2008
http://www. Kff. Org/hivaids/upload/3029-12.Pdf. ...Read more
What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?
Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.
OTC meds for Sunuses:
Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more
I always miss my second 12 hour dose of doxyciline for a s.t.d. I was starting to not see symptoms but now im seeing them again I have five pills left?
Please see your doctor. If this is for chlamydia, you can take a one time 1 gram dose of azithromycin instead of the doxycycline so that you do not miss doses. If it is for PID you may need the Doxy.
Also you shouldn’t have sex for 10 days after starting treatment to prevent sending the infection back and forth with your partner ...Read more
Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, but causes the eyelids, facial side and mouth to droop. Most are self limited but can take up to 6 months to improve. A few last and need surgery to correct the changes in the eye and the eating problems from the droopy mouth. ...Read more