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Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more

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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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5yrold lymphocytes 23% neutrophils69% positive initial test for lymes but negative confirmation for lymes. Enlarged lymph nodes for 4 months. Causes?

5yrold lymphocytes 23% neutrophils69% positive initial test for lymes but negative confirmation for lymes. Enlarged lymph nodes for 4 months.  Causes?

See a hematologist: If the nodes are quite large (not just the pea size ones), you need to consult a hematologist who may obtain a biopsy on the nodes. Does the child appear healthy otherwise? ...Read more

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Which tests are required for diagnosing throat cancer?

Which tests are required for diagnosing throat cancer?

Dx of throat CA: If by throat you mean in the mouth or voice box area a exam and a biopsy, followed by PET scan. If you mean down in the swallow tube/esophagus a scope with biopsy followed by PET. ...Read more

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Im having chronic cough since last 4 years.tested negative for Tuberculosis . CT scans show collapse and closure of RLL , RML. what is bronchi stasis?

Im having chronic cough since last 4 years.tested negative for Tuberculosis . CT scans show collapse and closure of RLL ,  RML. what is bronchi stasis?

Lung condition: Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition that develops slowly and makes you prone to lung infections. It can be managed by your Family Doctor or a Pulmonologist and usually doesn't interfere greatly with regular life. Here is a website to read more: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchiectasis/ ...Read more

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Abnormal for years imo. What are tests for adrenal tumor?

Abnormal for years imo. What are tests for adrenal tumor?

Hormones and CT: Tests for adrenal function: blood and urine tests for catecholamines (pheochromocytomas produce elevated BP and other symptoms), aldosterone blood levels (conn's syndrome produces elevated BP and low potassium blood levels) and cortisol levels (cushing syndrome). Ct may be useful if hormonal abnormalities are detected. If cushing's is strongly suspected, additional blood tests are required. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 9 years, no other symptoms . Normal cbc, thyroid, had a unevasive scope through nose done by ENT also CT scan with dye. Both normal. ?

Sore throat for 9 years, no other symptoms . Normal cbc, thyroid, had a unevasive scope through nose done by ENT also CT scan with dye.  Both normal. ?

Reflux?: You might consider atypical gastro esophageal reflux--- some people won't get the typical heartburn symptoms but have a primary complaint of throat soreness from the acid reflux ing up that high. Could try some antacids empirically, or see doc for possible upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Aeromonas found in stool. no gastro symptoms but fatigue/malaise for a year. autoimmune conditions ruled out. blood counts fine. treatment needed?

Aeromonas found in stool. no gastro symptoms but fatigue/malaise for a year. autoimmune conditions ruled out. blood counts fine. treatment needed?

No.: Not all Aeromonas species are pathogens. Aeromonas has been isolated from the stool of asymptomatic individuals. Even if it does result in diarrheal disease, it is usually self-limited requiring only supportive care, such as fluid repletion. The only instances in which antibiotics are required include severe diarrhea or diarrhea in an immunosuppressed patient. Your fatigue/malaise is unrelated. ...Read more

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Pr3 3.8 with elevated c4. To rule out vasculitis should ct scans for ear nose kidney and chest be done? 65 yr ESR 80 hscrp 8.5 crp .4. Biopsy a must?

Pr3 3.8 with elevated c4. To rule out vasculitis should ct scans for ear nose kidney and chest be done?  65 yr ESR 80 hscrp 8.5 crp .4. Biopsy a must?

Sketchy picture: Cannot tell, have a Rheumatologist on HT for virtual consult or your own Rheumatologist to explain, good luck ...Read more

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What are the tests for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

What are the tests for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram is the definitive test for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease whose greatest risk is that of fatal heart rhythm disturbance, regardless of whether it is obstructive or not. The presence of this abnormality on echocardiogram usually requires the placement of a defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more

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What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

Initial evaluation: When assessing the immune system function, the most helpful tests are a CBC (complete blood count with differential), serum immunoglobulin levels (igg, igm, iga, ige), ch50-complement test and specific antibody titer to tetanus and pneumococcus. This will pick up more than 90% of immune problems. ...Read more

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Is smear (nose and throat) or aso blood test more accurate for finding streptococcus?

Is smear (nose and throat) or aso blood test more accurate for finding streptococcus?

Throat culture: To diagnose acute infection with streptococcus you need throat culture, if the rapid step test is negative. Positive test result on either should be treated as infection. Aso occurs later in response to an infection. It is important to treat acute strep infections to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How come throat swabs are screened for beta-haemolytic colonies?

How come throat swabs are screened for beta-haemolytic colonies?

Quick diagnosis: A rapid strep test is a quick method of identifying a specific bacteria in the back of your throat. However, if you truly have a bacterial infection, this technique will miss other causes of infection. Furthermore, there are people who carry the organism in their throats and are asymptomatic. This is simply a quick method of ruling out strep. Infection when you have a sore throat. ...Read more

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How come slightly enlarged deep cervical nodes in neck for months show no specific finding after tests (including biopsy)?

How come slightly enlarged deep cervical nodes in neck for months show no specific finding after tests (including biopsy)?

Normal: Because they are just healthy normal lymph tissue doing their job. Nodes are signs of immune health in almost all cases. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node for months. Tested -ve for mono, EBV and CMV. Biopsy says "Atypical reactive hyperplasia. Case for immunophenotyping." Meaning?

May help: Atypical reactive hyperplasia suggests that there is some pathologic process in place. Whether a lymphoma is developing remains to be seen. One of the more common viruses seen in the lymphocyte progressing to lymphoma is the MMTV virus. By employing IMMUNOPHENOTYPING one utilizes the technique of identifying molecules that are associated with lymphoma cells and that help to characterize them. The molecules are identified by using special antibodies that bind to them specifically . One is capable of discerning whether the process of lymphoma is in play. ...Read more

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Are there other tests to detect throat, and lung , infection other then x.Ray and esr, ?I get regular sore throats and allergy test was also negative

Are there other tests to detect throat, and lung , infection other then x.Ray and esr, ?I get regular sore throats and allergy test was also negative

Yws: Certainly cultures can be helpful. Also, you may need an immunologic work-up to determine whether you can make good quantity and quality anti-bodies. You may also have non-allergic rhinitis and though allergy shots won't help, the right combination of medication may make a big difference. See an allergist to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Recent test +Ig A for aspergillus by allergist. recur sinus/ lung probs inc past + cultures mucor, dematicus, & saprophytic. Who should see now.

Recent test +Ig A for aspergillus by allergist. recur sinus/ lung  probs inc past + cultures mucor,  dematicus, & saprophytic. Who should see now.

2nd opinion/: The presence of IgA to Asp merely means exposure. If you have sinus & lung problems, you need to consult an ENT and another allergist who is more familiar with fungal issues especially if you have been exposed to water damage. ...Read more