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  • 2 days ago

    Help!

    20 yo female, previous history of kidney disease and hypertension, both well controlled via surgery and Lisenopril prescription (BP usually 110/65). Currently on Lutera-28 birth control as approved by my doctor (0.02mcg estrogen). So I'm pretty sure I'm totally being a hypochondriac here (pre-med), but about a hour ago I got a pain in my left chest area when breathing in. It isn't that bad anymore but is still there a little bit. I've had 2 microbiology exams today and have an organic....
  • 5 days ago

    Summary at top 54 y/o Mom PLZ HELP dangerous symptoms no dx (blood test result incl)

    Summary of symptoms for anyone who cannot or does not want to read the detailed symptoms: *I have taken her to ER twice the first time they checked her heart and said nothing came up. The 2nd time 2 days ago they did a d-dimer, contrast CT and sent her home!! I asked them to scan her brain they didn’t and they only put Diagnosis of coughing up blood - she complained of right leg Charlie horses and they did not even check for a blood clot! Symptoms List Summarized: -chest pain over a year now -at....

  • 6 days ago

    How effective is a stroke physiotherapy?

    Hi! I am Hazel and I have joined this forum to seek advice for stroke physiotherapy. My uncle had a stroke a year back and he is paralyzed on his left side since then. He was in the ICU for almost 6 months. The doctors started physiotherapy but there was no change in his condition. At last, we heard the words that no one wants to hear. The doctors said, there is nothing more they can do. And he was discharged from the hospital. We are really disappointed about his condition. When I discussed this....
  • 23 days ago

    Carotid Plaque showing up on X-Ray mostly falsified by Utrasound? How?

    I went to a chiropractor last week who took a look of an X-Ray of my neck which took place by the end of last year. What seemed to be the carotid arteries were very bright (grey/white). Made me go see a doctor. Doctor lost his ***, made ultrasound, said "yeah there is something going on there, probably have to get medications" (talks to me nervously for 1,5 hours). Sends me to a cardiologist. Cardiologist does ultrasound too, also on the heart (+ stress ECG, looked good). He shows me 2....
  • 1 month ago

    Why do some doctor's order d-dimer tests "stat"

    I work for a large medical group with multiple locations in several different counties, which also includes several Urgent Care/Walk-In facilities. I have noticed that the physicians at the Urgent Care locations in one particular county frequently (almost daily) call for "stat" D-dimer tests, whereas the physicians in the other counties do not call at all. I realize that they are using the test to help rule out thrombosis, but I question why some physicians are able to do so without ordering....
  • 1 month ago

    Extreme Nausea after stroke

    Hi. My mom is 61. She had a hemorrhagic stroke in her basal ganglia on Dec 5, 2017. She is experiencing SEVERE debilitating nausea. She also gets a terrible taste in her mouth anytime she eats. Can anyone offer any solutions?
  • 1 month ago

    Worried I may of done something to cause a stroke , please help :(

    So about an hour ago I was blowing my nose and I suppose I blew a bit hard and then after I felt all this pressure in my head and my head hurt a bit, I searched it up to just see and it said you can tear blood vessels in your head and it will then cause a stroke, I'm freaking out, I'm going on holiday in a few days and I don't want to worry about it, if I am going to have a stroke when will I have it ? When will the symptoms show? I don't have a cold so it can't be anything to....
  • 2 months ago

    DVT & Xarelto

    I have been on Xarelto for several years. Before that, I was on Warfarin and my Dr couldn't keep my levels good. I was having to change my dose every week or 2. I haven't had any problems since I've been on Xarelto, but my foot up to my knee, have been bothering me for almost 2 weeks. It's the same pain I felt when I had a DVT in 2012. I went to the ER and the Dr didn't even look at my foot or leg. He said that my bloodwork showed no indicators of a blood clot. So with the pain....
  • 2 months ago

    Very worried about stroke/symptoms, please help :(

    So I had a short nap about an hour ago and then I was awake in bed for about 10 minutes and I was on my side and my cat was sleeping next to me so I had to lie in a funny position and I was kind of hunched up and my chin was near my chest so my neck was in a bit of a funny position, then when I got out of bed my neck hurt and I've started really worrying that I'm going to have a stroke and I don't know what to do, I felt a bit weird when I got out of bed but to be honest I always feel....
  • 2 months ago

    My grandfather stopped responding a few days after his stroke

    So I’m thirteen, my whole family came from around the country to see my grandfather who just had a stroke. He is 74 and has a pacemaker, was a heavy smoker until about thirty years ago, that is why he had a heart attack from the smoking. He also has had bone marrow cancer for six years and we just figured out nothing was working to stop the cancer. He had a terrible pain in his foot before the stroke and has little movement on his left side. He responded to me up to three days after the stroke, waited....