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  1. Dizzy? Vertigo?

    The hospital and subsequent physicians visits had no definite diagnosis.
  2. Dizzy? Vertigo?

    I once had dizziness every day for 6 weeks straight. If I would lie on the floor flat, the room would move. If I would turn my head, the room would move in a weird way. The dizziness would come out of nowhere and it lasted a few seconds and then go away and come back without warning. I went to my ENT physician who examined me and said my dizziness was caused by crystals that had shifted in my ear. The way he explained it to me was that as we age, sometimes the crystals shift in our ear or ears and it takes a while for the brain to catch up with this shift and thus this is why I was dizzy for a while. A friend of mine had a sudden attack of dizziness at work and the room began to spin and he lost his balance and he had trouble standig up. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital It turned out to be a benign inner ear issue that resolved on its own.
  3. Anyone been through a medical crisis?

    When I was 20 years old, I had a compression fracture of the 11th Thoracic vertebrae and was hospitalized for 6 days for observation.
  4. Frequent urination

    If I am nervous or cold, I urinate more often.
  5. Heart palpitations

    My internal medicine physician told me that in some patients, GERD or other digestive issues can cause PVC's.
  6. Respiratory Clinic referral

    When I see him next time I will suggest to him to get the Chest CT scan and I will let you know what happens.
  7. I am very happy to hear you are OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Respiratory Clinic referral

    I think so. He smokes like a chimney. He recently went to the ER as he had head, neck and chest pain. He had a CT scan with dye of his head and neck and it turned out he had a serious infection. They put him on antibiotics. He had felt bad for 3 weeks, before he went to the ER. The ER physician said next time he feels bad to see his physician sooner.
  9. A male friend of mine urinated bright red blood all day for one day a few years ago. His Urologist did a Cystoscopy which he said is the best test to assess what is going on. He also said a CT scan is excellent to detect large cancers, but may miss smaller ones in the bladder. He also said the vast majority of cases of blood in urine are caused by benign issues.
  10. Respiratory Clinic referral

    He won't go as he is probably afraid, sorry to say.
  11. Respiratory Clinic referral

    My friend has a chronic cough, but he is 65 and has been a life long smoker. His physician said he should get a chest CT scan, but he is afraid and said he would rather not know.
  12. Respiratory Clinic referral

    So you have had both a laryngoscopy and endoscopy. I can see why you are perplexed.
  13. Respiratory Clinic referral

    Cough can also be caused by the use of ACE inhibitors and an infection. Did you ever have a Laryngoscopy?
  14. Respiratory Clinic referral

    My internal medicine and GI physicians said a persistent cough can be caused by GERD, post nasal drip or other drainage issues.
  15. Terrified I have colon cancer. TMI

    I believe mucous is pretty common with IBS. My GI physician told me that small amounts of mucous are common in normal stools.