My dad of 71 suffered a stroke 2 plus yrs ago. Does he need to be hospitalized?

My dad of 71 suffered a stroke 2 plus yrs ago. This left him paralysed down one side, incontinent, poor speech and soft diet. He has not had his bowels open now between 3/4 weeks. Been on laxatives but nothing’s working. Does he need to be hospitalized?

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I have been diagnosed with an enlarged/dilated abdominal aorta and same with inferior vena cava?

I have been diagnosed with an enlarged/dilated abdominal aorta and same with inferior vena cava. Iliac veins are also noted to be aneurysmal in size (34 on left, 21 on right). I know stress could induce a rupture but could the initial dilation have been caused by stress? Male. Taking no medication.

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I have been experiencing severe pricking sensation in the right side of my chest?

My name is (…). I am 45 years old. I am a healthy person. And I walk a lot.
I have been experiencing severe pricking sensation in the right side of my chest. I feel suffocated when this happens. And along with it i am getting heat lumps. My pain stops and as soon as it stops I get these heat lumps all over my inner thighs , stomach and on my back. And it burns. Sometimes when i wake up in morning my eyes , nose and lips will be swollen. Its been happening since 2 whole months.
I went to see the doctor. The physician gave me anti-allergy tablets along with gas tablets. I ate those but it did not cure my problem. So i again went to the physician and he said no problem….its happening because of gas problem. Then I went to dermatologist and she too gave me anti-allergies. She told me to eat those for 6 Whole months!!!! I am now on the tablets which she suggested me but those are of no use. They are not affecting me in any way. What shall i do now? Can I please know whether these signs are for any serious problem or something? Why am i facing this??

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I’m currently experiencing irregular heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness-some slightly blurring of vision, please advise?

I’m 21/ F. Currently experiencing irregular heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness–some slightly blurring of vision.
Sometimes nauseous – which is made worse in the mornings (I once threw up one morning, not too long ago).
I am also feeling as though I have lost some weight – and am worried about this current condition. – was wondering what it could be?

Thank you, (…)

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I have much higher blood pressure when resting…is it unusual?

On checking my blood pressure over the last 3 days I have found that i have much higher blood pressure when resting – either on going to bed or waking – 150/100 to 145/95 with a pulse rate of 55 to 63. However when active during the day it varies between 135/90 to 118/74 with a pulse rate of 65 to 80. I am 66 years of age/ 6′ 2″ tall and 15 1/2 stone.
This seems illogical. I am a non smoker and light drinker and have no historic illnesses.
I have recently been referred to a cardiologist following a single episode of moderate chest pain that woke me up from sleep and lasted about 1 hour but with no other symptoms. he found no obvious reasons for the pain but arranged an echo cardiogram which showed some enlargement of the arteries in my heart(?) which he wanted to follow up in 12 months.
I am on vacation at the moment so cannot speak to my GP with the findings. Can you advise or confirm that the readings are not unusual or require urgent investigation
Many thanks

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I have shortness of breath? Admitted for Acute myocardial infarction?

patient 55yrs old,shortness of breath on exertion for last 2months,nd shortness of breath on lying along wd cough nd frothy sputum,no edema,allergy,cough,had appendicitis 30yrs ago admitted to hospital for ami relieved by sublingual tablets no history hp ,dm,rf ex smoker 20-30yrs,his father died due to stroke nd mom alive,along wd it no cyanosis, jaundice,no ostler nodes no heberdens nodes or splinter hemorrhage heart exam:heart s1: diminished wd intensity s2:normal nd s3 audible at apex respiratory normal gitnormal nd cnsnormal diagnosis plus dd nd investigation

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I have bad pain and swelling in leg and notice blood clots on thigh?

I have bad pain and swelling in leg and notice blood clots on thigh.

Hello Doctor, Recently I noticed blood clots on leg near femoral artery. I went to ER and they prescribed Xarelto for clots (in the ER) . After a month my prescription ended, I went to see my primary care physician who took me off because my hemaglobin was low (8.7) and he said he believed I was in danger of a heart attack. I still have closts, should I stay on Xarelto or do like my doctor says and stop?



Low resting heart rate can it be a secondary adrenal insufficiency, if not what is cause?

Low resting heart rate (woke up with it week ago)

Last Thursday, I woke up short of breath and lightheaded, so I checked my heart rate about an hour later, and it was only at 43, and My normal resting heart rate is 78 or so. It’s stayed between 40 and 55 since then. Two days later, I went to the ER where they did a blood test and an xray of my heart. They released me saying I was stable, and that there was no signs of heart damage nor signs of any clots, but to see a physician within 3-5 days. I am unable to see a doctor due to the lack of insurance, so I am wondering if anyone could tell me what this is. I had a traumatic event happen to me 4 days before the first day if the symptoms, and I was in pure “fight or flight” mode with my adrenaline pumping almost nonstop. I seem to have a lack of it, so I brought up secondary adrenal crisis to the ER and it was dismissed. Please help Age:30 Female



My husband is 42y/o Hx. of stroke 1 year ago. He awakened yesterday complaining of heaviness to his left arm?

My husband is 42y/o Hx. of stroke 1 year ago. He awakened yesterday complaining of heaviness to his left arm. As the day went his stated that he heaviness subsided. Since then stroke he still has weakness is his left arm and dexterity issues to his left hand. Today I noticed that his arm appeared more “flopping” just appeared to hang more. I asked him to open and close his hand and there were definite changes. But they would come and go. He is tired and sleepy. I know about stroke fatigue and I am an RN. I have assessed him head to toe and I cannot find any other symptoms indicating another stroke or TIA. It appears he is having a set back and that has not happened before. Is this a common occurrence or do I need to be worried? Please help.



My 50 year brother did a chest X-ray here are results, what do we do next?

My 50 year brother did a chest X-ray that came back with the following result: Moderately Enlarged Cardiac Size with CTR =0.57. Unfolded Aortic Arch. Increased Hilar Bronchia Markings. No Obvious Bone Fracture Or Dislocation. No obvious Effusion. Impression: Cardiomypathy (HHD) with Associated Chest Infection. Please what does this mean and what do we do next. Thanks s lot for caring and for your anticipated answer.



My Dad is having difficulty breathing as a result of heart failure and 250mcg of digoxin as prescribed?

My Dad is having difficulty breathing as a result of heart failure and 250mcg of digoxin as prescribed by a Nigerian doctor at the hospital is administered to him daily. He is an adult of 84 years, and now he is having a total dehydration of the body(skin) and if one touches him he feels pains. Also, if we discontinue giving him the prescription dosage, he complains of difficulty in breathing. We have done series medical test upon test to determine exactly what is affecting him before the doctor gave that prescription.. Kindly let me know what we can do to help him.



I was diagnosed with carotid artery disease last year wondering if what my doctor has done is right?

I was diagnosed with carotid artery disease last year. I am a 51 year old female. I live in a little town and was wondering if what my doctor has done so far sounds right. I was having chest pains on exertion so I went to the doctor and he did a angiogram on me. He said he found a blockage and wanted to show it to the surgeon while I was in recovery. After they discussed it he came out and told me they were going to admit me and the surgeon would put a stent in the next day. After the surgeon did another angiogram the next day to put the stent in, while I was in recovery she came and told my husband and I she didn’t put one in because the blockage was only 30-40%. I ended up in ICU that night because the nurses said I had a stent in and couldn’t leave. When I went for a follow up visit with the surgeon, she then told me the blockage was 50-60%. When I questioned that she told me it didn’t matter. She then sent me for a nuclear stress test and a ultrasound. I have been very tired and it’s hard to catch my breath. I told the doctor this and she wants me to go in and do another nuclear stress test. Is all of this necessary? Also, my brother had a hard attack when he was my age and when he finally went in he said they did a couple tests (like take blood and checked something else I can’t remember what it was) and they were able to tell right away he had had a heart attack and went in and put a stent in. Can I ask her just to put a stent in so I don’t have the worry of having a stroke? She has me taking Lipitor. 10mg. Zetia. 10mg. Amlodipine. 5mg. And Plavix 75mg.
My LDL-P was above 1000 before and now it is at 627 and my LDL-C is 56 I currently weigh 200 and am 5’6″. I have lost almost 30lbs. Since this all began. I don’t know if this has anything to do with this but I am also getting bruises all over. I was mowing the grass and the tops of my hands swelled up and bruised just from holding onto the handle.



I have been using minoxidil lotion on my scalp prescribed by a hair loss clinic I’m now very worried that I’m going to have a heart attack?

I have been using minoxidil lotion on my scalp to increase hair growth (plus laser therapy and saw palmetto tablets) all as prescribed by a hair loss clinic. I have been doing this since January 2017 . I have noticed slight palpitations and googled a possible connection with Minoxidil. I found that it can give you palpitations and even chest pains. I also suffer somewhat from health anxiety and can’t easily separate fear from genuine physical symptoms. I’m now very worried that I’m going to have a heart attack. If I stop the Minoxidil, all gains will have been lost and I’d have thrown away £900…

I would like to have reassurance that I’m unlikely to damage my heart.



I’m feeling discomfort in chest I did ECG and chest x ray all normal?

Hi I’m feeling discomfort in chest since the past few days especially when I’m lying down to sleep. I think there is also shortness of breath but I am not sure. I had chest pain for which I did ECG and chest x ray which turned out to be normal. But still m feeling discomfort in chest when I ly down. What can be the possible reason?whay test should I do?



Is my myocardial block the direct reason for my syncope symptoms, or is it likely there may be something else going on?

70 yo male, play ice hockey 5 times a week for the last 15 years, and several times a week for the last 40 years. Syncope event app. hour after hockey in December 2016, nothing much found. Went on 80 mg Lipitor.

April 2017, pre-syncope event while changing after playing hockey. Head in lap, and resolved. Had cardiac cath the next week. No blockages of concern; one of 30% in “center” part(?) of heart. DID find a myocardial bridge on the left descending artery. Through all of this, normal blood and EKG’s, nothing on head CT scan. Never any chest pains while exercising or not. Bridge is clear of any block, but compresses up to 80% during heart pumping. Cardiologist says I’m fine, take 40 mg of Lipitor daily. Resume all activities, and go back to see him in 6 months. Says if I feel another event coming on, to get my feet up so blood goes to my head.

My question: Is the myocardial block the direct reason for the syncope symptoms, or is it likely there may be something else going on?