How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question

Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 17548
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now

CT shows "anomaly" (elderly care Consultant after I pointed

Customer Question

CT shows "anomaly" (elderly care Consultant after I pointed it out) not mentioned on discharge summary. House officer dismissively referred to me as "this neurology sister" when I asked to see the anomaly again, at Nurses Station. I was staff nurse for 8 years on unit for Disabled.
MRI shows Hyperintensities (more than consistent with ageing) plus demyelination.
Am 75 female.
Tick bite January 2015.
MI March 2015 plus 6 stents - atypical presentation. Signed up for Research EMMACE - Dr al-Obaidi, wexham. Slough, Berkshire. My local hospital is Medway Maritime
continue to have compromised health.
Presently: retracted and perforated tympanic membrane. Sensorial hearing loss - worse left ear. Hearing aid 3 weeks. Now NOT working. Told must have got it wet! Three batteries tried. NO response.
Week ago sudden cloudy vision right eye. Seen at Maidstone Eye Unit
Field reduced. Consult Wednesday - optic nerve involvement. Eye clear.
Severe pain left arm, tingling chest GTNx2. nAD
Numbness of lLeft side if face, pain - particularly L side continues.
Finally blood test order for Lyme Disease testing by Opthalmologr Consultant 2 weeks.
Have arranged private appointment with D4 Cheung for this coming Wednesday.
Have all notes
Aforementioned CNS pain persists.
Am exhausted and apprehensive.Private Appointment with Neurologist mentioned is in three days and need to collate all information and want o know, too. Why the elderly care consult on seeing what he called "anomaly" DID NOt refer me to Neurologist immediately,
.
My condition deteriorating.
Am I the elderly disposable. Female. 75' retired SRN.
Do I see the Neurologist Dr Chsung - who is resident at Medway Ma. Ritime T £250 plus VAT. Or wait wait for referral
Instinct dictates attendance but what to do...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.

It is difficult to know why the Elder Care doctor did not refer you immediately, although I can postulate a possible cause. It may be that the anomaly is either too small or in a portion of the brain, that it would not cause the various symptoms that you describe.

As for whether to see a private doctor more quickly, the larger concern for this is the fact that you say the symptoms are deteriorating. The anomaly does not indicate a need to be seen quickly if there were no worsening symptoms. But with the severity and worsening of symptoms, it would be appropriate to be seen more quickly, and if this can be done more quickly by seeing a private doctor, that would be appropriate.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if any further assistance would be helpful.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.