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What Does It Mean To Have Fluid Around Your Heart
Synovial fluid: Usually an over acumulation of joint fluid. ...Read more
Pleural effusion...: An accumulation of fluid around the lungs is called a pleural effusion. Effusions can be cause by a number of different disorders including but not limited to: congestive heart failure, pneumonia, malignancy of the lungs / pleura (outer membranes of the lungs), and inflammation of the pleura. Draining the fluid may diminish symptoms and may also help to clarify what is causing the effusion. ...Read more
Nothing good: Blood can be present in many sections of the respiratory tract from numerous causes, and many of these suggest a potentially severe illness. There is also blood which may be present in the thin tissues which surround and protect the lungs. This too is not good. If this is your issue make sure you discuss this with your doctor at length. ...Read more
Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?
Inflammatory: condition of the intestines, contrasted with infectious condition, is usually Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Other inflammatory conditions are rare. Causes are unknown in most cases. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory meds, sometimes even steroids, and avoiding certain foods. Ask for a referral to a GI specialist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Abdominal examinatio: No sounds may mean your intestines are not moving. ...Read more
Computer coding: The computer in the echo machine is programmed to color code the signal. Blue is coded for blood moving towards the transducer. Red is moving away. Stippled and green indicate turbulence and high velocity. Red on an echo can be perfectly normal and will be interpreted by the cardiologist reading the study. Remember red doesn't mean that something is actually "red"! ...Read more
Feeling Aortic Pulse: Most likely you are feeling the pulse of the abdominal aorta, much easier to feel in slender people because it is behind all the intestines, in front of the vertebra (back bone) & becomes more difficult to feel with increasing abdominal fat in the abdomen (called visceral fat). See: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/706922. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Discuss with your physician, but usually it's normal. ...Read more
Air or discharge: Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean is it normal to pass a small amount of air from the vagina from time to time then the answer is yes. That is very normal. If you are passing bubbly discharge then that is not normal and may indicate an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling: Since it isn't likely you are feeling what you say, there are lots of possibilities. A clear description of the sensation you are feeling might help an explanation. ...Read more
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