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how do i know if i have temporal arteritis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Not infection: Temporal arteritis is not infection or genetic, it is autoimmune treated with steroids, can have other body symptoms than headache in polymyalgia---ca ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
18 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Headache, tenderness/decreased pulse of the temporal artery, jaw pain, vision loss are all manifestations of temporal arteritis. It is diagnosed defin ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
If you have : If you have temporal arteritis, you should be taking daily corticosteriods/prednisone not monthly. Please contact your physician to address as it sou ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
It maybe enough: Only your doctor can tell you by his/her evaluation and blood tests whether you are responding to your treatment well enough. As you are aware, the t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Evaluation: The only way to know is to be evaluated for it with an MRI or angiogram. We do not screen people unless they are at. High risk with a strong family h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
your symptoms: Sensation of spinning, room tilting, floor coming towards you, ceiling tilting, episodic feeling of lightheadedness, feeling of something rushing in t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anjana Jindal
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a condition that can reult in irreversible blindness. Most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain. It is important to see yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Neurological eval: will help to accurately diagnose the type of headache you are expieirencing. Take care.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lots of ways!: Tmj syndrome is manifested by pain in the jaw, either the jaw muscles or the jaw joint, as well as jaw dysfunction, such as not being able to open you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Schizophrenia: U lose touch with reality, become delusional & hear voices, your thoughts or speech become disorganized, & your social/occupational functioning deteri ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
One side weakness : If you have one sided weakness, decreased strength, decreased sensation, gait problems, trouble swallowing, then you should be examined. See your doct ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Ask your doctor: Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis involved multiple steps and should not be made casually. If you have any concerns, please talk to your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: The symptoms of meningitis are fever, stiff neck, headache, altered mental status and in some cases seizures. Viral meningitis is usually milder than ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Symptoms and imaging: Diagnosis is made with reasonable certainty based on history and clinical examination. X-rays may confirm the diagnosis. The typical changes seen on x ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
You would have: Symptoms/signs. You could get a brain mri.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
By d/w your MD: Go to see your md and get yourself checked- especially if you have significant symptoms.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist.: Go and see a dentist specially trained in TMJ problems and tell him/her your symptoms and have him examine you. If you do have this problem, you're se ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
FIbromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle pain all over the body. Patients usually have tender/trigger points that are painful when touched. There is no ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Weder
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's rare: Malignant hypertension is an older term for a situation in which very high BP (usually chronic) causes brain swelling. The swelling can be detected b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
17 years experience in Neurology
Headaches: If you are still getting headaches and they resemble your migraine headaches, then you still have it. At time migraine can go away if you find and res ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Fatigue, pallor weakness are common symptoms, but diagnosis is made by review of blood smear. Symptoms at onset are generally subtle and develop over ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Your ear will hurt.: An earache is just what it sounds like - your ear will hurt. Ear pain is caused by many different things - a change in pressure, an infection, wax in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Aneurysm: Why are you worried, is there a family history of cerebral aneurysm? If there is a good reason to suspect one, a CT or MRI of the brain specifically C ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doctor: The best way to determine this is to see a doctor who is used to seeing patients with various types of pain. These doctors include rheumatologists, ph ... Read More

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