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balls of feet aching and lyme disease

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Anything is possible: No need to speculate. Go see your family doctor for evaluation, testing & treatment options. S/he can refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary.
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Possible: Rheumatology work up is needed, including a discussion with your doctor, as well possible blood tests. There are more than 1 or 2 conditions that coul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Although let your doctor know what antimicrobial you. Are being treated with.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Surgery : In general yes. However , some patients are treated with steroids also. This may cause a delay in your procedure - see your surgeon and be forthcomi ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Yes: Lyme disease has a varied and changing presentation. The rash and skin changes are transient and not dependably observed even in a person who has bec ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely but...: In patients with lyme disease, up to 30% cannot recall having a rash. In contrast, virtually all patients with the disease will have joint pain as a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Can: Have Lyme disease without rash. See your doctor and get tested. Especially if in area where it is active. Simple test. And treatment effective if p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Your Family Doctor: You should consult your family doctor. If you don't have one,then go to a clinic. Horse flies bite will not cause Lyme Didease. But you can be checked ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes it can: Because the organism causing Lyme is a spirochete, it does not really respond completely to antibiotics and some may have survived. Get several blood ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Sensitivity: I doubt one has anything to do with another. Have your doctor check your estrogen levels (which if your taking intramuscular testosterone for example ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a neurologist: This is one situation in which i would urge a 2nd opinion with a neurologist if you have not already seen one. If the neuropathy is related to lyme d ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor(s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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