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Why Is The Right Primary Bronchus A Site For Obstruction
Doctor says that the lower lobe of my right lung is damaged and it is the cause for the blood in sputum. Is this a good diagnosis?
No: It is important to find out the cause for blood in the sputum, especially is it is a repeated problem. The possible causes can be mild and once-only (certain viruses) but can also be an important sign of serious disease. Often a chest ct scan or other tests are needed to figure out the cause. If you are told it is due to "lung damage", find out what they mean and why it happened. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
When is it appropriate to get an intrathecal pump for pain and digestion in advanced pancreatic cancer? Would it be a sign of the end or hospice?
Use tens pad: Pain i not common complication of pancreatic cancer which primarily appears as a head lesion associated with jaundice. Pain is more common with body lesions perforating posteriorly into the celiac gangiion region. Here one can try a tens electric pad more easily controlled with oral pain meds than an intrathecal pump. Radiation may also control the pain if directed against the source of pain ...Read more
Virchow's node. Please give a brief description of where it is located specifically. And any signs to look for to know the difference of this node.
Above left clavicle.: Virchow's node (or signal node) is a lymph node in the left supraclavicular fossa (the area above the left clavicle). It has an ominous association with malignant disease. If you have this entity, you need a very thorough medical evaluation to determine if there is an associated malignancy. ...Read more
Blocked artery: There are many tools that can be used depending on how long the blockage has been present. These include balloon angioplasty, cutting balloons, stents, stent-grafts, Atherectomy, clot busting medications, or surgery to bypass around the blockage if you can't go through it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for a 2 CM stone, other than surgery? This my second stone in the right kidney, I have done an open surgery for the first one
When harvesting the IMA during a CABG how is the lung/pleura manipulated to necessitate the need for a chest tube? why is coughing and deep breathing so important post op?
Bypass: The lungs are not being inflated during this part of the bypass the patient is on a machine that circulates the blood and oxygenates it as well. The reason for deep breathing post op is to reexpand the lungs and open alvoli that are shut it also gets out sputum that otherwise could become infected ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on timing : If this stroke patient has no bleeding and got to the hospital early enough , then the patient may benefit from thrombolytic treatment as long as no contraindication for the lytics. If you are asking about blocked carotid artery then if stenosis is above 50% and is the source of clot (although unusual for midbrain) then surgery or stent ...Read more
I need information on primary biliary cirrhosis I am a 69 year female was diagnosed in 2010. What is the best test to confirm the disease. And where would be the best place for a second opinion? What should I look for as signs of progessing in the dise
Liver biopsy: Is the gold standard, and a diagnosis cannot really be made without it, although blood tests, scans and medical history/family history can strongly suggest it. Most major medical centers. Like emory university hospitals in atlanta, have liver specialists who further sub-specialize in primary biliary cirrhosis. Increasing fatigue is most common symptom of progression, with jaundice and itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question; if a women has trama to her chest and there is a swollen lump 3 to 2 inches long in the breast of the center of the chest what's diagnose?
Where can I find the best doctor for a fna because the nodule is situated to the neck in the 6-th sector between the carothid and the tracheea and it has only 1, 2 CM ? Thank you
Ask your MD: Ask your primary care provider. He/she should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more
What happens if a pt has laennec's cirrhosis of the liver which assessment finding would concern you the most?
If the main right artery to the heart is 100% occluded by a blood clot, would this cause sudden death? If so would the patient feel any pain?
The left side of my neck to look at the small saniskin, tying the sleeves to be a shame to see the general, please discrip for this cause?
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