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What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

Short of breath: Hemothorax means 'blood surrounding the lung'. Invariably, hemothroax is caused by a major trauma to the rib cage. Multiple rib fractures can bleed (internally) into the pleural space causing the 'hemothorax' which can produce symptoms of: shortness of breath and pain. Usually the blood is drained through a 'chest tube' placed into to pleural space. The prodecure is done by er doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Morell
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Hemothorax (Definition)

The lungs are surrounded by a thin tissue or membrane called pleura. When fluid enters the "pleural space" it's called a pleural effusion or hydrothorax. If blood is the fluid it is called a hemothorax. Usually this is due to an injury If there is respiratory distress the fluid needs ...Read more


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What symptoms does someone with barotrauma always have?

What symptoms does someone with barotrauma always have?

Chest pain: Shortness of breath and chest pain are common symptoms of barotrauma. If on ventilator therapy, only changes in the ability to ventilate the patient may be seen. In some conditions, worsening of pre-existing lung injury can occur. Many patients are sedated so no symptoms can be determined. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with hives have?

What symptoms does someone with hives have?

Hives: Red, itchy welts that blanch when pressed on. Can start small and coalesce into large patches....Or simply get bigger and bigger. Main symptom is that they are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

None to some: Many women wont have any symptoms but some can have symptoms 1-3 weeks after exposure: abnormal vaginal discharge, burning with urination, abdominal or low back pain, fever and pain with intercourse can occur if it gets into the uterus or tubes. Irregular bleeding can also occur if it is a significant infection. Men generally have penile discharge or burning with urination. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with depression always have?

What symptoms does someone with depression always have?

Depressive symptoms: Symptoms of depression may include disturbed sleep, either difficulies initiating, or maintaining sleep, constant low feelings lasting at least 2 weeks with loss of interest in everyday activities. May include excessive guilt feelings, decreased energy, poor concentration, loss of appetite and/or weight, problems thinking clearly and possibly suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with bowel perforation always have?

What symptoms does someone with bowel perforation always have?

Bowel perforation: Usually associated with severe abdominal pain, the patient is usually not able to move much, and laying still helps decrease the pain. Fever and increase in WBC count is also a finding as well as free air on xrays. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are diagnosed with hemihypertrophy?

"Half is big": Hemi-hypertrophy is a term used to imply that half the body is larger than the other half. It is occasionally seen in some named syndromes. ...Read more

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Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis?

Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis?

Not really: If pleurisy is associated with pleural effusion and symptoms warrant then it should be tapped. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

Bad condition: This rare illness produces the abrupt onset of high fever, cough, stridor, sputum which has gross pus in it, sometimes bloody sputum. This is a true medical emergency and patients should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Heart Disease: Cardiac disease is a broad term. Be specific, what is your disease. Common symptyoms are chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, syncope and many more. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

It varies: Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) unfortunately is usually asymptomatic until it's advanced stage. If it causes symptoms, it may present as blood in the urine, flank pain. If it spreads to other organs, it can cause problems in those areas including bone pain, shortness or breath, fatigue. Not uncommonly, rcc is picked up incidentally on ct scan of the abdomen but there is no role for ct screening. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs or symptoms that someone would have bdd?

Could you tell me what are signs or symptoms that someone would have bdd?

Preoccupation: The person is finds a part of their body to be defective, unappealing or unacceptable & focuses on it a lot - in the absence of their being an acutual problem. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

Progressive delays.: Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation. It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue. ...Read more

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If someone with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

If someone with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

Reflux: Having COPD and CHF certainly doesn't mean you can't also have reflux as they are not typically related.. Ironically, some of the medications used to treat COPD and CHF can worsen reflux. Reflux can worsen copd. ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnosed with a viral exanthem. does that relate or mean I have hiv?

What to do if I was diagnosed with a viral exanthem. does that relate or mean I have hiv?

No: A viral exanthem is a general term for any viral illness that has a rash as one of its features. There are hundreds of viruses that do so. Measles is a virus that could be considered a viral exanthem. ...Read more