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Husband has lower frontal pain! Dull achy throbby. Blows his nose and pain shoots up ER says nothing wrong but n tests done what to do???

Husband has lower frontal pain! Dull achy throbby. Blows his nose and pain shoots up ER says nothing wrong but n tests done what to do???

Sinus infection?: The ER doc probably said "nothing wrong" because s'he didn't find anything wrong. IMost of the time, sinus infections can be diagnosed by a good history and physical exam, although sinus x-rays can be helpful. IIf you have a primary care doc, I recommend your husband sees him/her. If not, I encourage him to have a virtual consult with one of our HealthTap doctors for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

How cancer heals: All but the softest cancers produce tough fibrous tissue to support their cells. When radiation / chemo kill the malignant cells, the fibrous tissue stays behind but has no ability to hurt you unless some of the malignant cells can come back. This is a common source of misunderstanding, and I'm very glad you're doing well. ...Read more

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Dry nose, painful sinuses and ears. I need relief I've tried everything. Problem. I've had all my life. Have had tests done, scans. I'm miserable.

Dry nose, painful sinuses and ears. I need relief I've tried everything. Problem. I've had all my life. Have had tests done, scans. I'm miserable.

Ear Nose Throat Dr.: See an ear nose throat doctor (ENT, otolaryngologist) and that doctor should be able to help you out. In the meantime, try saline nasal spray, one spray four times daily, try to use a personal humidifier to keep the air you breath humid, clean your air ducts and change home air filters monthly. You can try a Neti-pot as well to see if that helps. Drink more water or herbal tea. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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For the last week or so I have been waking up with a lot of dry blood in my nose, when I remove the dried parts it makes my nose bleed quite a bit. Any ideas? I've just recently had a lot of blood tests done and things were found but nothing to do with

For the last week or so I have been waking up with a lot of dry blood in my nose, when I remove the dried parts it makes my nose bleed quite a bit. Any ideas? I've just recently had a lot of blood tests done and things were found but nothing to do with

Little's Area: There is a plexus of vessels in the anterior septum which are fragile and prone to bleed with digital manipulation (nose picking) or even just dry air. Refrain from picking, use a nasal emollient (pharmacist can recommend), keep the air in your home humidified. That should do it. If it persists, see an ENT doc who may cauterize the area. ...Read more

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I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it?

I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it?

? eosinophillic syndr: If your eosinophill count is high once it could be as simple as an allergy or infection. If your eosinophils are staying high there are other concerns. These are rare diseases which can affect one part of the body or affect you head to toe. With the history you described Churgg Strauss vasculitis comes to mind. These problems require an extensive history and exam, and lab to diagnose. ...Read more

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What tests are for nose? I haven't been able to fully breathe or smell out of my nose for 8 months CT scan done by ENT showed nothing can MRI be used?

What tests are for nose? I haven't been able to fully breathe or smell out of my nose for 8 months CT scan done by ENT showed nothing can MRI be used?

Diagnosis: Yes is the short answer as MRI can sometimes be useful in this setting.. However, talk with your ENT and see what your working diagnosis is. Imaging should be directed by your ENT and guided by their clinical input. You may need no further imaging at all. ...Read more

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//I have been having sharp pains in head. Had scan and dye test done and nothing there. Is it nerves?

//I have been having sharp pains in head. Had scan and dye test done and nothing there. Is it nerves?

Migraine variant: Would suggest a visit to a headache specialist, as these types of head pains can be reversed with appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Head of penis and shaft always hurt after sex for years now it's getting worse done all test possible even colan check nothing no one knows the cause?

Head of penis and shaft always hurt after sex for years now it's getting worse done all test possible even colan check nothing no one knows the cause?

Superficial or Deep?: Is your pain superficial (near the surface/skin of your penis), or deeper. If it is deep, it may be a vascular problem. If it is more superficial, it may be neurologic or dermatologic, and I would recommend trying China Brush topical anesthetic. ...Read more

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Several falls leading to contusions and e.R. Visits. Also head injuries. What neurological test needs to be done for knees giving out causing injury?

Several falls leading to contusions and e.R. Visits. Also head injuries. What neurological test needs to be done for knees giving out causing injury?

An exam.: An exam is the best first step. Specialized tests can be ordered once we have an idea what the problem might be. An exam would be focused on determining if there is any loss of strength, muscle mass, sensation or change in reflexes. ...Read more

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I'd sex with a homeless girl in London and found a small slit on my private part's head with blood on top of it. I've done DUO tests on 29th, 42nd day?

I'd sex with a homeless girl in London and found a small slit on my private part's head with blood on top of it. I've done DUO tests on 29th, 42nd day?

With a negative DUO: Test for HIV on the 42nd day, you can be confidant you did not acquire HIV. But, of course, you must consider other sexually transmitted infections including herpes, HPV, etc. Consult your care provider for a full assessment of all possible exposures. Your identifier is "regretting mistake". .. I concur this should be a permanent lesson learned. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I'm going to neurogist to have nerve test done on my neck. What are doctors looking for. I have severe pain in my neck, and head.

I'm going to neurogist to have nerve test done on my neck. What are doctors looking for. I have severe pain in my neck, and head.

Pinched Nerve: I believe the neurologist is going to perform an emg/ncs, an electrical test of your nerves and muscles to determine if you have a nerve that is being compressed, that is the source of the pain. The test consists of 2 parts, the conduction component, where thy run a mild shock up your arm and record how fast the shock traveled. The muscle part is uncomfortable, small needle in your muscle. ...Read more

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What kind of test shoukd be done after a really bad fall hitting head on concrete wall and then landing on Outstretched right arm and wrist?

What kind of test shoukd be done after a really bad fall hitting head on concrete wall and then landing on Outstretched right arm and wrist?

Depends: Important factors: the nature of the fall, past medical history, medications, symptoms, exam. If neck/wrist pain, xrays indicated, (splint painful wrist even if the xray is normal - if not better in a few days, needs more testing).
If passed out, or if problems with memory, a CT head scan is usually done (not essential if neurologic exam is normal). All the above assumes a normal exam! ...Read more

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Had a upper GI series test done this morning feeling bad my head aches my body hurts tired and cold is this normal?

Had a upper GI series test done this morning feeling bad my head aches my body hurts tired and cold is this normal?

Drink plenty: Typically this study is done by drinking barium contrast which may cause constipation, so drink plenty and you may need a laxative for a day or two.
If the study was done by drinking gastrografin contrast, this could be the cause of your symptoms. As you are now hours past first drinking, this isn't an "allergy" (which can exist to the iodine in gastrografin), however you may have a sensitivity. ...Read more

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Having an MRI done in oct.2012 & a cat scan done n dec2012 for pains n headaches n my head can anything serous change both test where normal...?

Having an MRI done in oct.2012 & a cat scan done n dec2012 for pains n headaches n my head can anything serous change both test where normal...?

No: Headache in young people are usually benign esp. After having 2 normal head imaging studies.
They are usually from migraine, tension or cluster headache. (google online for more info)
other possible causes of headaches- stress, sleep deprivation, too much caffeinated drinks, hypertension, use of recreational drugs, concussion, etc.
Headache usually is recurrent.
Go see your dr. For reasssurance. ...Read more

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Have numb chin off n on few day n pin n needle feeling, do done blance test, n few other, told me its NT tumor, so doing neck n head MRI is tumor?

Have numb chin off n on few day n pin n needle feeling, do done blance test, n few other, told me its NT tumor, so doing neck n head MRI is tumor?

Chin numbness: The causes of chin numbness are variable. Anything that leads to inflammation or irritation of the inferior alveolar and mental nerve branches will cause chin numbness. Dental evaluation is a reasonable approach in addition to a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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A recent CT head scan (no contrast) showed calcified carotid siphons, should I have further tests done?

A recent CT head scan (no contrast) showed calcified carotid siphons, should I have further tests done?

Yes: If you have intracranial calcifIc arterial disease, you may also have extracranial calcific arterial disease. A carotid ultrasound would be a good idea. Also a cardiovascular calcium scan. If your brain arteries are looking bad, your heart arteries could also. ...Read more

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I had an ENG test done because I have been having a clogged feeling in my left ear. Also I have had pressure in my head and tired. What could it be?

I had an ENG test done because I have been having a clogged feeling in my left ear. Also I have had pressure in my head and tired. What could it be?

Eustachian tube: Sounds like fluid build up behind eardrum. Otherwise known as Eustachian tube dysfunction. Sometimes chewing gum, yawning, decongestants, anti histamines and nasal steroid sprays are used to help. The ENG has more to do with balance issues, think your MD was thinking about something called Ménière's disease. ...Read more

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What type of nerve test should be done if im getting pinching on the left side of my head and have body tremors every day? Normal MRI & CT of head

What type of nerve test should be done if im getting pinching on the left side of my head and have body tremors every day? Normal MRI & CT of head

Need Neuro consult: A good interview and examination by a neurologist is what you really need to determine if you really need further testing given that the imaging studies of the head are normal. ...Read more

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Got my wife. S test done. Neural tube defects came positive. Radiologist said that spine and head r fine. Now my daughter is 15 days old. Any worries?

Got my wife. S test done. Neural tube defects came positive. Radiologist said that spine and head r fine. Now my daughter is 15 days old. Any worries?

Neural tube: If there was a neural tube defect it would have been seen at the time of birth. At 15 days of age if nothing is present on examination then likely the original testing was not entirely accurate which can happen. ...Read more