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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Pass on: Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of ra ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Wash hands: Ring worm is not that contagious. You were exposed to it before your husband realized that he had ringworm. Wash your hands with soap after you apply ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: It is not contagious.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: The symptoms of hypothyroidism, whatever the cause, can be easily controlled by the proper dose of a brand name, not generic thyroxine (t4) replaceme ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment is medical: If semihypothyroid means mild hypothyroidism rather than a thyroid nodule.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No: Myositis means muscle inflammation, and can be caused by infection or trauma.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Thyroid cysts are very common and almost always benign. Check w/your doctor.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There are several types of thyroid cancer and the treatments are different. The most common is papillary cancer and it is treated with surgery and thy ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: If it is caused by the bacteria h pylori and you share food, it can be passed from one family member to another.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Usually, an accurate Dx of HPV can usually be made easily with a detailed Hx and a direct look with / without magnification. But occasionally, its ult ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
A few: There are a few disorders that can have similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism: anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, hyperparathyroidism, cocaine/amph ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Treat but not cure: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder of reproductive age women characterized by irregular menses, obesity, hirsutism, acne & infertility ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
There is relationshi: There is evidence that ebv is associated with high risk od auto immune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, dematomyositis, rhematoid arthritis ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No and no: Lyme is spread to humans by tick bites.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Possible: This is not a common observation, nonetheless, it has been described in the literature. Essentially what is happening is that there is an initial tran ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Many: But it's easy to diagnose hypothyroidism with a simple blood test. If it's normal, you and your doctor can concentrate on the other possibilities.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do reso ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not typically: Different mechanism as to how pancreatitis and thyroid diesase occurs. Some drugs can indeed affect thyroid function, e.g. Some cardiac meds, interfe ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Treated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is attacking the thyroid, causing inflammation, and ultimate destruction ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will le ... Read More
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