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What happens when a person can't afford a colonosopy but really needs one?

What happens when a person can't afford a colonosopy but really needs one?

Ask the ACS: There are local chapters of the american cancer society that may have resources for patients who need medical attention but are unable to get it for whatever reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Would a TB test do any harm to an anorexic person? Does it harm a person who has a loss of nutrition. What happens when it is taken?

Would a TB test do any harm to an anorexic person? Does it harm a person who has a loss of nutrition. What happens when it is taken?

No harm: Tb test in an anorexic person who has significantly poor nutrition does not cause harm. But it can sometimes be falsely negative as severe nutritional deprivation is associated with poor immune response, thereby blunting normal immune response to TB test. Once the person recovers, the TB test may give a more accurate result. It depends on your individual risk factors for urgency of testing. ...Read more

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Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

Why would a dr say a person was not a good candidate for dialysis?

It depends: Some folks are so disabled from other disease processes that dialysis can not help, that subjecting them to the added burden of dialysis will likely worsen their quality of life. ...Read more

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Why is it not good to take BP on a person who has had a masectomy?

Why is it not good to take BP on a person who has had a masectomy?

Axilla disection: Mastectomy is not the concern, it is the extent of lymph nodes removed. Any blockage of the lymph system and the veins could cause an inflammation of the veins (phlebitis) if a complete lymph node removal is done. ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for a women who is a 2yr post transplant patient to have a child?

Is it actually healthy for a women who is a 2yr post transplant patient to have a child?

Complex issue: This is an answer better handled by your transplant team & their consultants. This will vary depending on what the transplant was, the chronic medications you must take that might produce defects in a fetus, and a collection of other issues too numerous to list. ...Read more

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A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.

A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.

Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period of time thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Would a person die if he/she gives a kidney for transplant?

Would a person die if he/she gives a kidney for transplant?

Negligible risk: No one would perform live donor kidney transplants if donation would cause death. Risk to donor is truly minimal ; are similar to the risks for undergoing any moderate abdominal operation. However, donors are carefully evaluated before being accepted into any reputable transplant program. ...Read more

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When does someone need a vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty?

When does someone need a vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty?

Controversial: These procedures can improve the pain on osteoporosis related compression fractures in the elderly. Unfortunately, they can also increase the risk of adjacent level fractures in these patients. hence, I suggest patients try bracing before these procedures. If the bracing is not effective for pain control, then these procedures can certainly help with pain control ...Read more

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If a person is willing to do a blood test for HIV is that a good sign?

If a person is willing to do a blood test for HIV is that a good sign?

HIV Honesty: It could be assumed good that a new special someone willing to do a blood test for HIV and (while they are at it) herpes i ; ii, but the results will only be known when the tests come back. You cannot tell if people have HIV or herpes by looking at them, as they might not even know themselves. With herpes, you can have only one breakout but are still infected (and can infect others) for life. ...Read more

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I need help finding a place for a child who is 16 no respect for anyone or thing violent no concious and does drugs and doesn't care where or who?

I need help finding a place for a child who is 16 no respect for anyone or thing violent no concious  and does drugs  and doesn't care where or who?

Freedom VIllage: Freedom village run by fletcher brothers, not too far from ithaca, ny. One of the best places in the country for a youth such as you describe to get out of such a destructive lifestyle. ...Read more

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I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

I know a young person who is diabetic. Is there a site available for an insulin pump for him?

See the doctor: There is a process to go through to get an Insulin pump. My recommendation is for him to see his doctor for a referral to a pump educator. He can then learn the pros and cons from all the pumps. Then he can make an informed decision about which is best for him. ...Read more

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How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

It depends: Once heart is found, the hospital unit will notify you but different hospitals have different procedure and policy. You want to check with your hospital or the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it really bad if someone moves into an apartment where a person who had a contagious disease for 15 yrs?

Is it really bad if someone moves into an apartment where a person who had a contagious disease for 15 yrs?

Apartments : It depends on the disease but most infectious diseases are not casually transmitted and a simple cleaning and disinfecting should be good enough. ...Read more

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What does a nurse do when a patient is non-complaint and attention seeking?

What does a nurse do when a patient is non-complaint and attention seeking?

Get help: This a difficult problem. Bring up the issue with the patient. If that doesn't work enlist the help of anyone that would be appropriate (patients family and friends). ...Read more

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Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?

Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?

Possible: Many pts with nocturnal seizures have no awareness in morning, unless sleep partner noticed abnormal activity. Clues in the am include: bed very untidy, blood on pillow or bite on tongue, pain over back or trunk, finding yourself out of bed on floor, loss of urine or feces, disorientation or confusion on awakening, new bruises not present nite before. ...Read more