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.



Ive been experiencing constant burn sensation on my mouth. It affects my tongue,lips?

Female 58yrs.for the last 3months Ive been experiencing constant burn sensation on my mouth. It affects my tongue,lips. Only stop when I sleep. I have bed prescribed an anti fungal. Anti viral. Liryca. Nothing seams to work. I also tried increasing vitamin b. Now I will try alpha lipoid acid. Waiting to see a mouth specialist. Also when I get up I have an oily waxy film in my mouth. It goes away with a Sinutab. I am on blood pressure pills. Been on it for yrs. I take a imovane to help me sleep i been on it for years. No new meds lately. Please help it really affects my daily life. My mood and my taste buds.



I wish to get pregnant but I am in contact with a person with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection?

Hi. I am a 38 female school teacher who has a 6 year old boy in my class with diagnosed Cytomegalovirus (CMV) virus. I wish to get pregnant in the very near future but am afraid to do so while this child is in my care as I have heard that it can lead to severe disabilities in the unborn child. Can you please tell me what you recommend I do as a doctor? Should I avoid trying to get pregnant as long as this child is in my care?



I have severe neurological symptoms like permanent exhaustion, worsening memory, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression?

I’m 20 and have levels of estradiol and progesterone below the level of detection while levels of FSH, prolactin, thyroid hormones and haematology are normal. I also have severe neurological symptoms like permanent exhaustion, worsening memory, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression. It also involves increased heart rate (but low blood pressure), hot and cold flashes, hair loss and lack of menstruation (for 6 months). I don’t know what to do and where to start because I haven’t received any sensible diagnosis yet and seeing a specialist requires queuing – at the moment i cannot function normally and I would be really grateful for any suggestions, even guesses.



I have extreme inner ear pain, no solution from my doctors, need help?

I am a 54 year old female and a month ago I had sore throat trouble swallowing went to gp was given nose spray for what the dr said was sinus drainage. Then I had ear ache and pain down neck and across shoulders and went to urgent care and was put on antibiotics and ear drops for ear infection. I then saw an ent cause still having the same symptoms . They put me on stronger ear drops for ear infection. Still having pain I went back to ent they said my neck was stiff and from my tmj was told to put heat on it. I did and week later went back and told dr I was still in pain and trouble swallowing so finally they took scope up nose and down throat and found nothing wrong. Sent me home. Then I called them again saying it is not better so I went back they ordered a scan of my neck. The next day they called and said it came back with nothing wrong and said I was ok . The pain continued and I started getting lightheaded went back to the gp and got put on steroids. A week later my ears were so stuffed and painful with loud buzzing and can hear my eyes blink. I went to urgent care they put me on stronger steroids and said they had no idea why the other symptoms were happening but that my ear was inflamed. A week later I started to have night sweats and still pain in neck shoulders down arms and felt week loud buzzing in ears and can hear my eyes blink and lightheaded . I went to er the dr did a test on urine and test my blood all came back fine. He told me it might be a inner ear infection that no one can see and said I might need mri and told me to go to gp. I was hoping they would do it. As I am writing this I am having extreme pain in ears down neck across shoulders down arms feel lightheaded like I am going to vomit buzzing in ears and can hear eyes blink and I am sweating terrible. I feel horrible. No one seems willing to help me. Don’t know what to do. I want to scream. I am still taking the ear drops and steroids I have one day left. Nothing is helping. Please tell me what I should do. I am begging for help.



I was prescribed Norfloxacin for an upper respiratory bacterial infection Was that a proper medication prescription?

Hi, I was prescribed Norfloxacin for an upper respiratory bacterial infection, after 2 days i got a sever sore throat?
1. Was that a proper medication prescription?
2. Is the sore throat an allergic reaction to the antibiotic? I also had mild diarrhea
Thanks



My granddaughter has been diagnosed with Coxsackie disease?

My granddaughter is 2 years old has been diagnosed with Coxsackie disease on Wednesday of last week she ran a fever of 102 for a couple of days. They went to the doctor the doctor told her what it was. She has ran a mild fever since Sunday, they went to the ER on Sunday and they up the medication as far as between doses but her gums are bleeding and she is so miserable today she has diarrhea they give her an IV bag of fluids in the hospital said her lab work came back good. She was not dehydrated yet the doctor said. Her cannot see her today but sometime tomorrow my daughter does not know if she needs to take her back to the ER today because she is so miserable and her mouth is bleeding so much.



I acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) while in hospital?

A year ago I acquired MRSA in my bloodstream whilst in hospital requiring ticoplanin via a PIC line for 4 weeks. After treatment I tested negative for MRSA.

Now I am looking to book a sleeve gastrectomy at a private hospital and want to know if I need to declare this to the surgeon or if I am cured and therefore it does not apply anymore.

• I would like to know if I am duty bound to tell him or not?
• I am worried it could make my surgery more expensive or even be refused as an MRSA risk. Is that possible?
• I have not been told if I carry any greater risk now than before my infection of re-infection, is the MRSA harbored at all?
• I know I am negative in my nose and groin but is my blood affected long term?.



I always feel tired when wake up in the morning, my eyes feel like a lead?

i am 29 years old and female. i always feel tired when wake up in the morning, my eyes feel like a lead. Sometimes feels so tired that i don’t realize the whole day has passed. Big appetite, always hungry. Sleep 6 hours a day or more but still tired. my brain feel like in haze. Sweat a lot. My hands are dry but my face and whole body is wet because of sweat. i tested for hyperthyroid before, took medication and my tsh level went back normal. But my symptoms didn’t go away. The doctor tested my blood three more times but the result was normal. i cannot tolerate heat. my hands always feel like they’re burning up. i just want to know is it normal to feel this tired



I feel pain at center upper of the abdominal and between two ribs?

i feel pain at center upper of the abdominal and between two ribs, especially when too much intake any iron, meat, gastric, ..while breathing in morning when getup
difficulty in breathing, when gastric/Gas stuck when releases/gas pain disappear for that time, when periods …. i have inflammation too sometime.

i want to know whether its liver pain ,stomach pain .. i have gall stones also .. max 1.8mm i am taking proper treatment but some doctors say its stomach pain some say gall stones …what kind of pain is it . . just tell the reason to have this pain which i have since many years now increased ,i have little bit infection in stomach mouth and in gall bladder tell the reason of pain which happens upper center of the abdominal where liver and stomach are consist .

secondly, i experienced allergies in body and face when ever i take any supplements its happend two times badly ,why it happens by supplement i can’t take it? and ESR also increased by 90 . what’s the reason to have allergies when taking supplements, just after one week of drugs got allergy, why with supplements it happens nothing else reason of allergies i have make medical text too.



My sister has attacks with severe headaches and sudden chills then it ends with shivering like fits?

My sister has attack of severe headache with sudden feeling of chills then it ends with shivering like fits and after painful stimulation she regain her breathe and coniousness.
In-between she is alert but drowsy with continous feeling of mild headache , nausea with vomiting sometime
The attacks at first was irregular bs later they became in fixed times between 2-3 pm and 2-3 am but we noticed when she make some physical activity she might have one attack again
All of her investigations are normal like
MRI/blood picture/CSF/liver & kidney functions/urine & stool and also her EEG was normal waves
They began with antiviral and anti bacterial with steroids and saline for 5 to 6 days with no response
Then recently thery started with her valporic acid 500 mg and the attacks stoped but at their times she have the same symptoms of severe headache and nausea
And in between she sleeps alot and still drowsy
Aslo there are some little symptoms like tinnitus and slight abdominal pain put not tender
My questions is those symptoms now from ther valporic acid ? Or the symptoms remain but the medication maken it little ?
Is there a psychic problem that can cause such attacks and she is only stressed or depressed ?
I hope you help me or advice to search for something the doctors are missing



I have been sick with over 102 degree fever for four days straight now?

I have been sick with over 102 degree fever for four days straight now. I have been staying hydrated and rested and eating well. this fever ust wont break. I have tried ibuprofen, tylenol, and naproxen (within recomended time and all. not all together.) but with no affect on the fever. should i be worried?



I have been suffering from low grade fever, excessive saliva at night, dark and less urine?

21y male.. 5 years ago I had repeated fevers I used many medicine indiscriminately since then I have been suffering from low grade fever, excessive saliva at night, dark and less urine, after 2 years symptoms progressed with Lump in throat during and after eating fatty/oily food, milk, juices etc, (it feels like nutrients fackflow), feel full with abdominal discomfort (not pain) after eating and when sleeping on front, fatigue, weakness, peeling scalp hair fall, I can also see a bit abdominal hair fall on my banyan.. I have tested for hepatitis b/c and were negative, also had ultrasound and was intact. Appetite is good.. Thanks



My children have got MEASLES?

My Name is (…), i am Health worker and i am in Somaliland East Africa,
My question is ;
4 of my children have got MEASLES three of them are in the first four days and they are 8years, 4years, and 2years while the other one is becoming recovering , these children are rejecting oral feeding they are coughing and vomating and high fever the rashes does not apear on their body except the mouth, so far please send me your advice. Thanks.



I woke up on Sunday morning with an awful metallic taste in my mouth?

Hello, Female age 40. I woke up on Sunday morning with an awful metallic taste my mouth. It was there when I swallowed food/drink. It has persisted to get worse over the last few days. It is extremely difficult to eat due to the taste that occurs when I swallow and now even smell. I went to urgent care yesterday and the physician did not have an answer other than to put me on antibiotics thinking maybe it could be an infection. I have been congested in my nose for and may have sinus infection but it has not been confirmed. Have you experienced patients that have come to you with this issue in the past? Please advise. I started taking amoxicillin yesterday. Today the metallic taste is at its worst since.