I have pneumonia and scheduled for a bronchoscopy and lung biopsy, please advise?

I have been going through many tests, x-rays, etc to determine if I have an autoimmune disease. In the midst of this, it was discovered that I had pneumonia and small nodules in lungs and am now scheduled for a bronchoscopy and lung biopsy. I have smoked marijuana moderately for four years, but didn’t divulge this to my dr because my wife would be devastated to learn this and because of the nature of my job. I should have let my dr know this, but am completely scared to have my wife find out or to lose my livelihood. I haven’t smoked any in two weeks and my bronchoscopy is upcoming. My question is will the dr definitively know that I smoke marijuana and will this info be shared in front of my wife? Again, I realize that my dishonesty with my wife and my doctor is not good, but I am frightened for her to find out and of losing my livelihood.

Age:
Male
Medications: Rabeprozole
General Information: Unexpected weight loss, anemia, gastrointestinal issues, mild pneumonia, small lung nodules, aching joints, mild pain in rib cage and chest, extreme fatigue, dizziness

My 1 month old daughter has a congenital heart disease and needs heart surgery, can it wait one year?

My 1 month old daughter has a congenital heart disease named – transposition of great arteries with vsd.
I bring her to a govt. Hosp. Doctors put her on oxygen for two weeks. Now from last two weeks they had removed her oxygen and now she is breathing well. Now we bring her back home she looks normal but some time her lips, ears, hands and feet toes get blue.
She is breathing well, sleeping well. Her mother feeding her regularly. She seems perfect she only cries when she is hungry or when her body exposed to air. While crying she got too much blue.
Doctors said it’s not possible to do her heart surgery bcoz she is too young. They tried too do angioplasty but didn’t succeed bcoz her veins are too thin. Doctors said let her grow a bit like up to 1 year. After it will be safe to do her surgery. Other wise bring her to any other country (which i cannot afford).
I just want to ask that Is it ok to keep her like this for one year without any treatment?
Please give me the suggestion that what should i do now
(please excuse me for my poor English)

After reconstructive surgery, I have extreme pain when I relax bladder muscles?

Extreme pain when I relax muscles to urinate.

I’ve recently had reconstructive surgery done on my bladder and right ureter as a result of a cold knife cone gone wrong. All while I had my catheter in, there was still a lot of pain if I relaxed my muscles. I’ve recently had the catheter removed and when I go to urinate, there is a god awful pain that is intolerable. Is this common? I’m taking my pain meds just to be able to use it, but it’s not working.



4 year old child loses conscious every 3-4 minutes and losing sensation on side of body?

hello, my family friend’s 4 year old child is suffering a problem. He loses conscious every 3-4 minutes which lasts for few seconds. Its been on going for more than a year. Hes seen doctors but since they life in a country where the medicine isnt advanced, they are not getting satisfying answer. He has also started losing a little sensation on one side of his body



I had ovarian cancer and reflux surgery I still deal with constant nausea. I can barely eat, and I am unable to live life and go anywhere?

In 2009, I had surgery to remove a very large ovarian tumor (it was a rare cancer that grew big but did not spread, so I was left with one ovary). They made a vertical cut down my entire midline from just under the breastbone all the way down past the belly button. After I recovered, I felt fine, although my abdominal muscles stuck out some, of course. In 2010, I got pregnant and had constant nausea throughout (which at the time I attributed to the pregnancy). I had a C-section in 2011. After the C-section, I still had the constant, debilitating nausea and couldn’t function. It never went away. I had an upper endoscopy done, which showed evidence of GERD (I had wearing away of the esophagus). I tried all sorts of over-the-counter and prescription meds for reflux and nausea, but none helped. A couple years later, I had a laparoscopic Nissen surgery done (which wraps the stomach around the LES to prevent reflux). The surgeon said I had a small hernia, which he did not fix since he said it was very small. I had slight improvement after my reflux surgery, but not much. I still deal with constant nausea. I can barely eat, and I am unable to live life and go anywhere. I am housebound, and at times, bedridden. I am only 38 years old. Obviously my abdominal muscles were cut in half vertically during the tumor surgery of 2009. I suspect that the pregnancy made things worse. I still have some protrusion of my abdominal muscles, as my belly sticks out, as though I am pregnant (I’m not). I’ve tried to do rehab exercises for a possible diastasis recti, but this only causes more nausea. Is it possible that a small hernia and/or diastasis recti could cause this constant nausea? Is there anything else, anatomically, that could be out-of-whack? Could the stomach be pushed out and thus not be in the right position? Is there anything that can be done to fix my constant nausea? It’s not something I can live with. (My ovarian cancer is not the cause, since I’ve been tested, and it has not come back.) Please help!


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I ended up in Accident & Emergency with tonsillitis, should I have surgery?

Last year I ended up in Accident & Emergency with tonsillitis. I was unable to swallow my own saliva and was having difficulty breathing as my adenoids had swollen. I have has tonsillitis once already this year and have recently been suffering with tonsil stones. I currently have again, very swollen and sore tonsils. Should I be starting to consider surgery? I would say I have these episodes at least 3 times a year.


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