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 had sex with someone I met at a bar August 24th. I was
I had sex with someone I met at a bar August 24th . I was really drunk and can't really remember a lot of it . I made a big mistake caused I am married . I can't remember did I wear a condom for all of it . I know I got a bj for one or two minutes without one on . I've been stressed out all week I can't sleep and I have cold sweats . My throat has been sore and my tongue is white . There is big bumps on the back of my tongue I have to look with a light to see them . They are a v shape . I'm nervous it's a sign I have hiv
I suffer from depression and anxiety attacks. I am currently
I suffer from depression and anxiety attacks. I am currently taking bupropion 300mg and have been taking it on and off for several years now. This is the longest I have been taking my buproprion because it really helps with my depression but not my anxiety attacks. I don't want to go to an ER dept. because I don't want to be in there all night long. What other options do I have because my attacks are getting worse?
I have a question. I stopped drinking beer at 3am Saturday.
I have a question. I stopped drinking beer at 3am Saturday. This evening at 9pm (42 hours) I received a urine test from quest occupational. My test was an SAP10-50/2km/oxy/a/t. I was asked on the sheet if I have consumed alcohol within the last 24 hours. Can you tel what type of test was performed and if I'm okay?
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I have a medical question. Just last night I was discharged
I have a medical question.Just last night I was discharged from the hospital where I was admitted last Monday night with pain down my left arm, and so a suspected heart attack. A blood test revealed that my troponin levels were normal, indicating no heart but leaving the possibility of a first attack of angina. An exercise ECG and echocardiogram was performed Tuesday (ie yesterday afternoon), which showed normal cardiac function. By then my arm pain had passed, and it was concluded that my arm pain must have been muscular and/or neurological in origin.I have a personal history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia, both hitherto controlled with atorvastatin, amlodipine, irbesartan and HCTZ. I have positive history of heart attack and stroke in my parents (both in their 60's at onset, both now deceased). In hospital however my supposedly-controlled blood pressure reached 160/101. Today, at home but with a new family emotional trauma going on, my reading on a domiciliary blood pressure monitor is 169/109.My treatment was not changed upon discharge, though my cardiologist did start metoprolol while I was in hospital, but stopped it when I was discharged.My question is, do you think my hypertension today is approaching the levels of "hypertensive crisis" - should I go back to my GP, or just try to calm down?
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