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Will Oxygen Therapy Help My Grandma Who Is 65 And Has Blood Clots In Her Legs
Can be very serious: If the clots go to her lungs. See her doctor and ask them about this. ...Read more
My mom is 72 has breast cancer that spread to her brain she is reciving hyperbaric oxygen therapy has these large knots in her upper thighs im concern?
Of course you are!: The knots in her thighs could be breast cancer. It sounds like her cancer has spread to many places. The thighs aren't an area that will cause many problems, but her brain is a big concern. Have you talked to your mom about where she would like to die? That's a hard conversation, but a compassionate and loving thing to understand so you can plan together. Cherish this time with her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.
Be there to love her: Blood clots in the legs are often manageable with anticoagulants, and blood cancers in older folks are often very tame -- for example, many chronic lymphocytic leukemias stay harmless for decades. It's ultimately her choice as to how aggressively her illnesses are managed. Ignore all "pop" advice; if you see "natural healing" as adjuncts use an evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more
My niece is in intensive care, they have found that she has myocarditis and some blood clots on her brain, she is 28 what are her chances?
Hard to say: These are both difficult issues.Myocarditis could injure enough of the heart to cause it to fail, or resolve with minor residual.Blood clots on the brain block needed blood flow to vital areas.They could resolve with minor residual or kill off important brain functions. The est persons to answer your question are those with intimate knowledge of the patients day to day condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 81-old brother has been dealing with severe itching on both arms and legs. In fact drawing blood and complete red bloches. He is a diabetic and takes insulin.
04/12/12 Extensive : 04/12/12 extensive itching about the body can be caused by many thuings. In the elderly, the most common cause is dry skin from insufficient bathing, and not enough moisturizers. It also could be a fragrance allergy to a chemical in the current soap, lotion, fabric softener, or detergent. Less commonly, it could be a drug reaction to a new pill, or a sign of liver, thyroid, kidney disease, or anemia. Diabetes itself can be associated with itchy skin. A thorough history and physical exam by a dermatologist should help determine what is causing the itching, along with some blood tests. ...Read more
Grandma 92yo does dialysis and takes medicine. She has pain in her leg and doctors suggested to cut her leg. It is very risky! what should we do?
My mother is 32 weeks pregnant with twins and has chronic hypertension tonight her Bp is 163/94 and her feet are huge does she need to go to the dr?
Yes, ...: Yes, of course, she needs to gyn-doc as soon as possible - preferably within 1-2 days or to ER as needed. In reality, especially in the U. S., I would assume she would be under a regular ob-care already and should not be seen with huge legs and hypertension while having a 32-week pregnancy. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has blood clots in the legs,
is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?
My mother in law has fluid in her legs and cellusitius and her kidney funtion is low what should we do.. Please help!
Determine Cause: Your mother in law's physicians need to determine the cause of her symptoms and treat them appropriately. This type of condition cannot be diagnosed or treated accurately over the internet. ...Read more
My mom has small cell lung cancer and hospice care has been called in its spread to both lungs already. She is in severe pain. How long does she have?
My grandmother collapsed and is in surgery for blood clot in her brain. what is her chance of survival. she is 79 years old.
Not enough info.: I'm so sorry she's ill! It is impossible to give you a precise answer, since we don't know the cause or extent of the damage, or her general condition before this happened. Since she is getting surgery, someone feels like that will improve her chances, which is good. Time will tell. When talking to the surgeon, have a list of questions ready and make sure you right down the answers, for later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.
Toe black: Although this sounds like gangrene and a needed amputation , it may not be necessary. Waiting does nothing wrong. As a wise man said - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. See your podiatrist also - second thoughts never hurt anyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. The right side of her body is inactive and she can't talk. what can be done faster to cure her?
My daughter has bronchiolitis and her oxygen saturation today fell to 92. After receiving several meds via nebulizer and her vein. Cause?
Mismatch: between areas in the lungs where the oxygen can get through constricted airways and those parts of the lung tissue where the most of the blood is circulating creates the drop in percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin (saturation). 92% is worrying, but if it does not drop any further, is not life-threatening in a 15 months old, as long as there is prompt access to care and adequate monitoring ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend who has forth stage breast cancer has fluid around her lungs, tumers inside her lungs and is tired. Could oxygen therapy help her at all?
If her oxygen is low: Oxygen level can be easily tested and so i would do that first. If it is low, supplemental oxygen can be quite helpful. If too much fluid, she may need to get treatment to remove the excess fluid, otherwise oxygen may not get to the lungs to cross to the blood where she needs it... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My niece has had two hyena operations she is 14 y and now she has severe pain in the area and her urine is like blood mixed with she is in pains?
Might be: a urinary ttract infection less likely a kidney stone have her see a doctor ...Read more
My mother is wheelchair bound for 3 years now from a fall. She has finished all physical therapy. She will be 91 in April. Atrophy has set in and she is stiff. Will the stiffness get worse and will it affect her organs? What will happen to her?
My mother has CHF and arythmia. Her blood pressure is 127 over 93. She has a headache-severe. Should we take her to hospital?
My mother is suffering severe odemia and a cough. Her toes are turning purple. My mother is 60 and she had a brain hemhorrage due to high Coumadin (warfarin). ?
See doctor ASAP: A number of different severe problems can cause this. She should see a doctor promptly. ...Read more
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