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I am a hypochondriac. Have had sinus congestion and dry

I am a hypochondriac. Have had sinus congestion and dry cough for some time. Assuming it was related to ACE inhibitor I take or allergy/post nasal drip that I've had for years.I purchased a pulse oximeter to check my oxygen levels. Here's the result.Seems to range in the 92-95 level.....but I am a shallow breather. If I slow down and deepen my breathing - inhaling for 2-3 seconds - it consistently registers at 96/97; although sometimes at 95...sometimes at 98.Does this seem concerning, like emphysema or other.I do walk 3-4 miles per day at a 16 minute pace - with hills. Don't have a problem - no panting or gasping for air. Just breathing more deeply when I do the hills.Could my shallow "breathing in" (maybe 1 second to 1.5 seconds) cause the low readings? Can I take comfort given that inhaling for a little longer (2-3 seconds) almost always drives the % up to 95-98.Thanks.

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Dr. Phil, MD

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My Doppler reading reads.....There is a monophasic waveform

My Doppler reading reads.....There is a monophasic waveform in the right posterior tibial artery distally which indicates a stenosis in the vessel proximal to that measurement. Everything else said normal, should I see a specialist ?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Just my primary doctor to set up test, I haven't been back for a follow-up yet. I go back wed, but I was just curious. I only take tamoxafin 20 mgJA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: Tamoxafin 20mg and not allergic to medJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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It's about my mother. She is 75 years old and has not been

It's about my mother. She is 75 years old and has not been herself in about 6 months. I insisted that we see a cardiologist due to her family history. They ran a couple of test with the result of a 1400 calcium score. She passed the stress test. She has been on BP meds, Cholesterol meds, and baby aspirin for years. What should our next step be?JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: In previous messageJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: None known

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Dr. D. Love

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I'm 63 and was just diagnosed first time with genital warts.

I'm 63 and was just diagnosed first time with genital warts. Does this diagnosis mean I cannot have any kind of sex while the warts are visible?Does it mean I can never have sex again because I carry the HPV?

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Dr says here that my vessel goıng to my braın ıs narrowed

HelloJA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: hello Dr says here that my vessel goıng to my braın ıs narrowed and I have bıg noıses ın my headJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?Customer: ıt makes me worse I do not know axactly other dr saıd my braın celles are dıeıng other saıs need to remove water from my braın HJere ın Turkey I am lostJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: my bnold pressure ıs 160 yo 70 0r 80 but ın my rıght arm ıs 20 % more

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

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My latest Basic Metabolic Panel results show my values for

my latest Basic Metabolic Panel results show my values for Glucose (120 mg/dl) and my Creatinine (1.40mg/dl) to be out of range. I am an78 yr old white male, otherwise healthy, pyhsically fit and very active with my exercise. My weight is 185 lbs, height is 6'.JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: I take TAMSULOSIN HCL 0/4mg x 1, Atorvastatin 10MG X1, Acyclovir 400MG X2, FINASTERIDE 5mg x 1, Amlodipine-Benazepril 5-40MG x 1, Aspirin, 81MG X 1.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Yes, the results of my latest CBC showed my RBC, HEMOGLOBIN AND HEMATOCRIT to be out of range on the low side

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Dr. D. Love

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My herpes profile shows, IgG >200, IgM 0.10 I have never had

Hi My herpes profile showsJA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?Customer: IgG >200JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: IgM 0.10 I have never had symptoms of rash or cold sores

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Dr. D. Love

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My question is regarding allergy shots. I have been taking

My question is regarding allergy shots. I have been taking them for over a year now, almost to the 'end'. I'm in the final stretch of higher concentration bottles, and then I will be at the point where I only have to come in ever few months and get a booster. Last week I had a reaction to the shot which has never happened to me before: hives/ rash on my face and neck, sever post-nasal drip, nasal swelling, a little asthma, lymph node swelling, and light-headedness/ tingling in my arms and hands. Was not a great experience, fortunately it subsided on it's own without intervention. My question is around the 'why'. I noticed on that day one of the shots did not feel the same as usual, very sore and painful. I was wondering if that shot was given intermuscular vs. the typical subquetaneous (tissue) if that may contribute to a strong reaction like that?JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?Customer: I had asthma as a kid, but long since been mostly resolved, no issues. And no skin issues.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Well, unfortunately I occassionally get bouts of high anxiety (mainly 1 time in the past), so this has sort of triggered that again, but to a lesser degree (manageable). But that's a different story. I think my quesiton is more around the possible theory of what happened.

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

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I did 4 lines of cocaine at 3am on Saturdayfor the first

I did 4 lines of cocaine at 3am on Saturdayfor the first time ever. Have never done it before and never will again. My system was 100% clean before. I was drinking when I did them. I am 5'6" and weigh 145. How long until all metabolites are gone? When would I pass a test of 150mg cut off? I am so scared!

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Dr. D. Love

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