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Week of July 28, 2003

    Question:   I found a lump on my left arm. I work in a nursing home and one of the nurses informed me that it was a broken blood vessel. What is the self help for this? Should I see my doctor?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am a 54-year-old overweight female. I just had a cardiac catheterization, and it was found that I have an arterial spasm in the left ventricle. The doctor made very light of it and gave me a prescription for 5 mg of Norvasc once a day. I also take 50 mg of Atenlol once a day...   Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Two years ago my 9-year-old daughter had a urachal remnant removed. She continues to have unexplained abdominal pain. Is this a common after effect of such a surgery? If it is, how long can we expect it to last?   Dr. McLaughlin's Answer