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My 81-yr. old mom has been suffering with CHF since 2011.
My 81-yr. old mom has been suffering with CHF since 2011. She has had ups and downs. Her most recent echo showed EF at 25 (same as last year), but her mitral regurgitation was rated as SEVERE. For the last month she has been steadily going down, extreme fatigue, no appetite, coughing up foamy stuff, and most recently, kidney function is dropping off, even though she is on furosemide daily. Her cardiologist said she was not a candidate for valve replacement and "just keep doing what she has been doing." His bedside manner leaves much to be desired. I am wondering if she is getting very close to death and what, if anything, should I be doing? I am her total caregiver.
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I'm 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant with my 3rd child. last week
Hello, I'm 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant with my 3rd child. For the last week or so I've noticed my cervix is low in my vagina, only requiring me to insert my finger up to the first knuckle to reach it. Last night while sitting on the toilet after just urinating I noticed my cervix slightly protruding on the outside, bit it went back inaive when I stook up. It hasn't popped out again as I have been careful not to strain the area. Would this effect how my labor is managed? My baby is measuring large and several weeks ahead.
I have had 3 staph infections over the last 14 months and it
I have had 3 staph infections over the last 14 months and it appears I may have another 1. I take a shower everyday with Dial soap. I rub Hebiclense on me once per week. I take a vitamin D supplement because my levels have been low. I am starting to get concerned because this is not normal. My dr. says some people just have this problem but I am worried. What can I do to prevent them?
Have ringworm on my hands. Not sure. One on palm is round
Have ringworm on my hands. Not sure. One on palm is round red with blisters and one on thumb just bunch of bubbly blisters. Very itchy and sore. Fear it will spread to eyes. Been using tinactin for a week no improvement at all. I get Ver y Ill on oral meds. Skin Ver y dry. On hands and feet.Should mention have nail fungus on toes and athletes foot. Using cider vinegar for that. Awful itch at night. On one foot. I am also very sick right now . Can't get to dr. I don't sleep well and burn and itch keep me up. Nothing works on bottom of foot. And toes to control itch. Aveeno doesn't work. Camera on phone not work well enough to show clear picture.
I am taking 60mg Dexilant per day and 150mg Ranitidine twice
I am taking 60mg Dexilant per day and 150mg Ranitidine twice daily for acid reflux. I have also had some uncomfortable bloating (looking 6 months pregnant) but then I also started some upper gastric discomfort. My doctor prescribed Dicetel 50mgs 3 times a day. I have now started some upper gastric abdominal pain when eating either gluten or gluten free products.Not seeing my doc till Friday and who knows when I'll get a referral to a gastric guy.Have recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy which were all clear.
I need some help, years ago I had gone to the urologist and
I need some help, years ago I had gone to the urologist and had an exam and he confirmed I had an epididymal cyst, every one in a blue moon it will hurt and for the last week it's been tender but now there is a pain that's coming and going, is this something really bad???!!
My left p and sometimes left knee hurt when I sit up from a
My left hip and sometimes left knee hurt when I sit up from a sitting position but they stop hurting after I have taken four or five steps. Then I am fine and can even run without pain.I was examined by a bone doctor who took x-rays a year ago and he said they looked healthy and I was suffering from bursitis. He referred me to PT who said I had arthritis, not bursitis.I am 75 and have been having this problem the past two years. I assumed it was due to heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling due to our four moves during those two years.What baffles me most if that it hurts only when I change from a sitting position to a standing position.Should I see a bone doctor again only to be probably told the same thing? What kind of questions should I ask?
This is probably an odd question. Both my husband and I haveView more medical questions
Hi, this is probably an odd question. Both my husband and I have documented adverse effects from Midazolam (Versed). These included hypotension and respiratory distress that required medical intervention. We have both gone on to have successful surgeries without Versed once we talked with the pre-op anesthesia team/anesthesiologist involved. Now, our teenager is going to have his wisdom teeth removed--and Versed is the oral surgeon's sedation drug of choice. Is there a genetic component to Versed adverse effects? We plan to alert the surgeon, but how can we best explain this and express our concerns? We want our son to have a good outcome. Thank you! Ph.D in GA