I have had a SPN in the r lung last year .. 11mm that we did
I have had a SPN in the r lung last year .. 11mm that we did a biopsy which was inconclusive .. many CT scans later we tried a needle biopsy which also found no malignant cells and a collapsed lung... so I wanted to just wait and do another CT scan in August.JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?Customer: Yes .. I try ..but it seems like the reports and slowly losing the accuracy and detail they once provided.. My last CT showed numerous new .. two were 13 and 14 mm so they were larged and we did another bronchoscopy .. I got the results today .. the Doc said he located the biggest one and got a good sample and brush and wash.. they aging found no malignant cells .. all normal.. I don't know how long I can keep repeating this process.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: A previous CT scan provided DX of lung cancer with Metastatic lung involvement. I have asthma so I take a lot of steroids .. Last year I had pain in my hip and it was AVN .. needed THR on the right side and the left should need replacing in about 6 months.
I am a diabetic who suffers from HBP, High Cholesterol,
I am a diabetic who suffers from HBP, High Cholesterol, Under active Thyroid, Acid Re flux, Gastropresis, and Bipolar. I am on medication for all ofthe above except for gastropresis. Is there anything I can do to come off some of my meds? I know I will never get to stop taking meds for bipolar. I weigh 217 lbs and height is 5'4"JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: I am allergic to IVP dye. I will have to go write my meds down as I am taking a lot.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no
I've been on tempazepam 15 mg for sleep for 7 months. I also
Hi!I've been on tempazepam 15 mg for sleep for 7 months. I also take L-theanine, Valerian Root, Melatonin, and Tart Cherry because temazepam is slow acting and those aforementioned help me fall asleep faster. Why I am taking all these is because I have chronic Lyme Disease which caused me insomnia. Before taking all these, I wasn't able to sleep at all. At the moment, my health is very poor, my immune system is very down, and I feel like I am in a flight or flight mode all the time for the last 2 months. I will see a doctor to address my health. Should I wait until I am stronger and calmer to taper off temazepam? How can I taper off it?
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I am an eighty-five year old male. And, am five foot eleven
i am an eighty-five year old male. And, am five foot eleven and wright 165 pounds.In the past 4 years I have had surgery to remove cancer from several locations in my body including colon, liver, lung and thyroid. After the most recent surgery I was given the Xeloda Chemo treatment which was completed a couple months ago.If cancer returns , the decision is to have surgery again or not.Now my question: If I am confronted with the question of surgery again. Shall I say yes or no? Of course it is not possible to predict the future. But, if past experience is sufficient does that give us enough guidance in making such decisions .
Dear Doctor. I had a potential exposure just over a year
Dear Doctor.I had a potential exposure just over a year ago. Shortly after the episode, I developed the following: A white patch on my tongue, bloating, pains in my legs, sweating, change in bowel habits, and an itchy skin. I have had the following tests done.Eight 4th generat HIV tests at various intervals. The most recent done at a year after potential exposure. All negative.A PCR test done at the fourth month. Also negative.Close to 30 tests and panels testing STDs and everything else from allergies to thyroid. All have been negative or in range. The symptoms continue though.My question is this, can there be a strain that the HIV tests are not picking up? Or can there be a case of delayed seroconverson up to year? This has affected my entire life, please let me know your thoughts on the matter.Thanks so much.
FCPS (R) General Surgery
For about a month now I have had more hair loss than normal.
For about a month now I have had more hair loss than normal. It started one day out of the blue after a hair washing - didn't do anything different as far as shampoo or diet that I can think of - and has been falling fast ever since, some days worse than others. I just started taking some super duper hair vitamins, boosted my intake of saw palmetto, and wash with cold water. Anything else I should do? What about foods to helps stop hair loss?
On May 18th this year my creatinine result was 0.81 mg/dL,
On May 18th this year my creatinine result was 0.81 mg/dLJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: sorry, I hit enter too soon. The eGFR was >60 mLJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had one of those Lifeline Screenings done on 8-30-16 and just received the results from that. The creatinine was l.20 and the eGFR was 44 and tagged abnormal.
What's the chance positive ANA test and DS DNA means I have
What's the chance positive ANA test and DS DNA means I have lupus. I have had Hashimotos thyroid diseases for 12 years. I take levothroxine. My ANA patern is speckled, and titer is 1:160. The double stranded DNA is positive at 13. I am waiting for a referral to see a Reumotoligist. I just wondered if there was a chance the positive DS DNA could be from having Hashimoto thyroid disease.
Consultant Physician& Rheumatologist