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4 and a half year old blood test indicates elevated monocyte count. What does that indicate? Has sinusitis, inflamed adenoids. Suspected iron deficien

4 and a half year old blood test indicates elevated monocyte count. What does that indicate? Has sinusitis, inflamed adenoids. Suspected iron deficien

Not clear: The statement suggests the blood test is 4and one half years old. I doubt that but if that were the case, the age of the test is meaningless. However, if you are talking about a 4 and a half year old child. the symptoms, and blood test are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection. The iron deficiency is not necessarily related to the URI. ...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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4 yr son.Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen.Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015

4 yr son.Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen.Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015

Milk allergy: generally food allergies are outgrown by the time the child is 2 yrs old if your child is still allegic even if mild you should avoid milk he should be fully tested to see if there are other allergies if not he can have congestion and wheezing ...Read more

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How dangerous is aoertic valve vegetation?

How dangerous is  aoertic  valve vegetation?

Depends: If it is a vegetation of bacterial endocarditis, it will kill you in a few weeks or months unless successfully treated, and may cause a stroke or something else bad in the meantime. If it is a clacified nodule that many middle-aged folks get, it is something to watch and that may be troublesome down the road. ...Read more

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How do you treat vegetation in the heart ?

How do you treat vegetation in the heart ?

Antibiotics/surgery: Antibiotics are used to treat endocarditis, though if not responding, or if abscess formation/worsening valve function/recurrent emboli occur, surgery to remove and replace the valve might be necessary. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have a vegetation growth on your heart?

vegetation: Vegetations are usually caused by infection or inflammation on a heart valve. Sometimes a vegetation can cause either blood flow problems or embolic problems. You should discuss with your doctor your specifics if you have a vegetation. ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more

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I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?

I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?

Use weights: Try using weights with your workouts. Gaining muscle mass with increase your metabolism and help you lose fat. If this is not helping then cut down on the more sugary fruits. ...Read more

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Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?

Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?

Might be partialy Rx: You might have had partial treatment with antibiotics or culture negative endocarditis have repeate the blood culture if feverspikes get cultures again .Have a tee repeated and get a sec. Openion for the same. ...Read more

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What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

Infection: This means there might be an infection on the heart valve, or endocarditis -- this is a serious condition that merits prompt treatment and usually hospitalization. ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis no fever neg cultures and really nothing to complain about except some dizziness and nauseation do I have to worry?

Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis no fever neg cultures and really nothing to complain about except some dizziness and nauseation do I have to worry?

Yes: Endocarditis is no disease to shirk. Based on the facts listed above, please make sure you follow up closely with your cardiologist or internal medicine doctor. Further medication or surgery may be needed to get you back to a safe health status. Endocarditis is treatable, but it should not be ignored. Happy healing! ...Read more