below is my mother CT scan result after she had a
Hello,below is my mother CT scan result after she had a stroke due to high blood pressure. she is 60+ years old.the incident happened on thursday before noon. she was taken to the hospital asap and for the first couple of days her condition was not good. she couldn't keep anything down and very very uncomfortable. now the vomiting has stopped for the moment she can drink and eat like water and soup. she is dizzy over all and DR say it is because of the medications but has her consciousness, and she can move her hands and feet. she can speak slowly and understand and recognizes people talking to her.she is currently in Afghanistan where the medical facilities and Drs. aren't at there best. so I have some questions to ask:what is the best next move we should make?how serious is this?does she need a surgery?how long is her recovery time?any permanent deficiency?any thing helpful and any suggestions please? we are lost.FINDINGS:Acute intra parenchymal hematoma is noted in the right cerebellar hemisphere measuring 4cmx3.3cm3.1cm. this hematoma shows mild mass effect over the ventricle. No significant dilatation of the ventricular system is seen.midline structures are in place.scar of small chronic lacunar infractions are seen in the bilateral basal ganglia.both thalami are normal.brain stem appears unremarkable.no abnormality is detected in the seller and para seller region.CONCLUSION:Acute intra parenchymal hematoma is noted in the right cerebellar hemisphere measuring 4cmx3.3cm3.1cm as described above.
A PRE-ECLAMPTIC WOMAN HAS BEEN DELIVERED BY C-SECTION AT ABOUT
A PRE-ECLAMPTIC WOMAN HAS BEEN DELIVERED BY C-SECTION AT ABOUT 39 WEEKS. HYPERTENSION CONTINUES 48-60 HOURS AFTER DELIVERY AND MEDICATION HAS BEEN STARTED. IS ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATION A CONTRAINDICATION TO BREAST-FEEDING AND IS IT DEPENDENT ON WHAT TYPE OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUG IS USED.
I saw my endocrinologist, and he at first said to lower
I saw my endocrinologist, and he at first said to lower Armour Thyroid medication to 60 mg a day after my labs. I was on 60mg a day plus one 15 mg tablet every 5 days. But then he said he usually doesn't prescribe Armour (on it for years), and he prescribed 75 mcg of Synthroid plus 5 mcg of Cytomel every day. Isn't this a higher dose. In 2012 I was on 60 mg of Armour, and my labs were TSH .50 and Since I understand Armour 60 mg is equal to 74 mcg of Synthroid? In other words 38 mcg of T4 and 9 mcg of T3 in Armour. Since T3 is more potent multiply by 4 and we have 74 mcg of Synthroid. My labs were: Triiodothyronine Free 4.0000 (the lab's reference range 2.3-4.4). Thyroxine Free 0.92 (the lab's reference range 0.7-1.3), and Thyrotropin Sensitive (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) 0.22 (the lab's reference range 0.2-3.3). So, according to this lab everything is normal, but the TSH on the low side, so I can see dropping to one 60 mg of Armour but not raising it.
I took an HIV test and the doctor called me back and said
Hello,I took an HIV test and the doctor called me back and said that my result was indertermined/ inconclusive. I am a male and had unprotected sex with a white female 2 weeks ago. Does this mean I am HIV Positive? I am terrified!! Is there still a chance I am HIV Negative?Thank you,Daniel
My previous written question was deleted for some reason. I
my previous long written question was deleted for some reason.I am 32 yr old male and overweight approx 117kgs I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia approx 18 months ago i have suffered from chronic pain dizziness numbness foggy brain etc etc. Originally due to numbness in left arm left face and pains in left chest amongst other things I had my heart extensively tested with ecgs 24hrs heart monitor stress test and a myriad of blood tests all came back fine. I did have episodes of bad lightheaded Ness but never fainted. I also went to the er a number of times for pain shortness of breathe chest pains etc there they did a number of extra ecgs and triponan tests chest xrays everything came back fine.So my doctor told me to not worry about it I also saw a cardiologist back then and a neurologist to rule out stroke all ok. My doctor said it was probably anxiety or fibro pain and to ignore it or manage it of course.Over the past 18months I ahve done everything I can to improve my fibro from meditation hypnotherapy drugs and alternate medicines. I have been under control for a few months not still working full time but feeling tired most days I do house work and mow lawns etc but for the most part I work a sedatary job and sit on the couch due to my pain for the past 18months.Anyways last night I went to bed feeling a little sore as always I woke up at 5am feeling what can only be described as drunk as hell dizzy disoriented and very tired while peeing I passed out for a split second and knocked over some toilet rolls which woke me up as such while working back to bed my wife asked me if I was ok with making all the noise I apolarised and said I was dizzy next thing I dropped onto the floor without any memory of passing out and woke up on the ground with my wife shaking me.I was out approx 1 to 2 minutes I can remember just before and after the blackout but nothing during and not the point of going down. I felt much better after the second blackout and went to see my doctor today i have beenough lightheaded and dizzy all day but not much now my doctor is doing blood tests and i have another 24hr heart monitor on. I suffer from health anxiety and especially it has always been focused on my heart with the left hand pain and numbness.My questions are what can cause the blackout could it be my heart even after all those tests within the last 18months. Or is this just a safety test most likely? What ca uses blackouts? Could it be something simple my blood pressure today sitting and standing was fine but I am now freaking out about my health pls help
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Wrist injury from a fall 6 days ago. 55 yo male in good
Wrist injury from a fall 6 days ago. 55 yo male in good health, active and athletic. Looking at a diagram of the bones, the scaphoid is sore. No swelling. No bruising. full range of motion in wrist w/ no pain from moving it. It is just sore all the time now. pain is 3 on scale of 1 to 10. Should I get an Xray? Pros and cons?Thanks
I recently asked a question about missed heartbeats that I
Hi, I recently asked a question about missed heartbeats that I have been having. The question is now 'closed' but I would like to ask some follow up questions. I am 35, female, take no meds except for Flonase and I have been having missed heartbeats. I wore a holter monitor for 48 hours and the missed heartbeats showed up but my doctor didn't seem too concerned. She did send to to a cardiologist who read the holter report, did an exam and another ekg. He said that these things tend to come and go and try not to worry about them. He said they do not seem dangerous and I appear to be in very good physical shape. He gave me to ok to push myself hard during workouts, etc. Is there anything you can recommend to get the missed beats under control, they are very unnerving! I would prefer a natural remedy, I don't want to take medications unless absolutely necessary. I also tend to have anxiety (mild to moderate) and my worrying seems to make the heartbeat issue worse. Is there anything I can do or take (natural) for the anxiety?Thanks!KallyJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?Customer: When I'm in a hurry or under pressure the missed beats seems to happen more frequentlyJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No, I'm generally healthy
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