Answered by Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answered by Dr. Shobhit Shah

Can tuberculosis cause enlarged lymph nodes?

Hello doctor,

I brought my 1-year-old son who is 22 Ibs and 33 inches to the doctor due to what I thought was a hernia in his groin. He also has an enlarged lymph node in his neck. However, the doctor said that it was not a hernia. The blood test showed elevated liver enzymes and borderline low platelets. He has been acting like his usual self. The doctor sent me to a hospital for a CAT (computed axial tomography) scan. But, the hospital decided to first take a blood sample again to check for the virus but the tests were negative. We are scheduled to see a gastroenterologist in the coming days. What could this be? Please help.

Thank you.

05 Mar 2024 - 1 min read

Till what age do vocal and motor tics usually continue?

Hello doctor,

I have vocal and motor tics. Is it Tourette's and if yes, till what age does it usually continue? Please help.

15 Feb 2024 - 1 min read

Can HPV be transmitted by kissing?

Hi doctor,

I have a few warts on my leg and a barely noticeable wart on my penis. My doctor said that they look like HPV. He advised me to apply antifungal and steroid cream and wear condoms. The cream was not very effective even after four days. Can it be something other than HPV? Will condoms prevent it from spreading it to a partner? Will it get transmitted by kissing?

13 Feb 2024 - 1 min read

Why do I get frequent pricking type of pain around the left upper chest area?

Hello doctor,

I frequently get a pricking type of pain on the left side, around the upper chest area, particularly behind the arm pit area. And sometimes behind the shoulder blades and in the chest area adjacent to the nipple. I have done TMT, ECG, and echocardiogram tests, and they are all normal. Only my blood cholesterol is borderline high, LDL is 156, triglycerides is 140, HDL is 40, and total cholesterol is 230. I have attached all my reports. What might be the underlying causes?

12 Feb 2024 - 1 min read

Why is there a difference in the vaccine schedules given by my GP and at work?

Hi doctor,

I am a nursing student studying outside. I have just moved over from my hometown. Because I am doing nursing, the hepatitis B vaccine is required for occupational health. I received my first vaccine in January, followed by my second in February, from my own GP back home. He told me the next (third) vaccine would be due in August. However, when I started my nursing course (in February), we all had to meet with the occupational health team. I showed her my records for hepatitis B, and she told me that the third vaccine was due in March, just a month after my second one. I was just wondering why is there such a difference in the times given between my own GP and the occupational nurse. I looked it up online, and going by that, my GP's time allocations for the vaccine seem right, but is the occupational health one correct as well? Thanks for the help.

12 Feb 2024 - 1 min read

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