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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
They die: As soon as they hit chlorinated water. If you listen very, very closely -- you can sometimes hear them cry out in pain. Plus i don't think anyone is g ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
We want to help: To help you, we need more history, including what medications your having and your specific symptoms. Why don't you consult with a Physician on this ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Catch 22: anxiety and stress will elevate the heart rate and blood pressure. Have you gotten your heart and blood pressure checked out by your doc? To allay y ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk : To someone ASAP. Speak to your doctor. A hotline number family member etc. have your doctor start you on the correct meds to help you through this ... Read More
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Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
In A Way, Yes: Depression itself can lead to death when a depressed person commits suicide. Also, people who struggle with long periods of depression tend to neglect ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Extremely unlikely. Because SVT causes the heart to beat very fast, patients with underlying heart problems can get into trouble but this is a rare sc ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: Dystonia musculorum deformans, or "human pretzel" disease, is a miserable illness for which neurosurgery is often dramatically beneficial. Only if a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: Anxiety itself doesn't cause death, but if you are not under control, you can do things that cause death - such as violence, alcohol, drugs, etc.
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Unlikely: All toothpaste is, is soap and sand. You would get very ill and nauseous before you ingest enough to kill you.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No breathing: If any object (food, large nut, etc.) gets stuck in the throat to the point that no air can come into the lungs the person will not be able to get oxy ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Certainly: Survival is related to the grade of the tumor. A high grade tumor also known as glioblastoma is particularly deadly. Lower grades of astrocytoma have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: Shingles does not cause death. However, there is a high suicide rate in the elderly who have had shingles and are left with chronic severe nerve pain ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
In rare cases: Uncommon, but possible.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Tinea is the general term for superficial skin infection with fungus. In the absence of other health issues, tinea will not kill.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Rhinits is inflammation of the nose. We all get rhinits any time we get a cold and hardly any one dies from it.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Asperger's disorder: There is no associated disorders associated with asperger's disorder that would shorten a person's life expectency.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Sarcoma is the general term for cancers of connective tissue, muscle and bone. These can be lethal and often are.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Bulimia deaths: One of the main ways people can die from bulimia is through electrolyte imbalance, which can cause heart arrhythmias. The risks increase if laxatives ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The flu can rarely be very severe and fatal especially in very young, very old or those with compromised immune function.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Peritonsilar abcess: Peritonsilar abcess, lugwig angina if not treated promptly can compromise your airway and kill you. You'l l kow because you will start drooling, have ... Read More
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