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is low potassium a sign of cancer

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium intake or output. Low potassium ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Could be: It can be a sign of an endocrine disorder in which your signals to regulate sodium may be off. There are certain conditions, such as addison's disea ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: All black spots are not cancers or melanoma, but it they change in shape, size or color, they need to be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Temperatures: Vary normally in everyone each day. Up to 100.4 is a normal temperature and vary with activity, outside temperature. I do not know if you mean tempera ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Not true: A low blood count by itself is not indicative of cancer. See your family doctor to discuss the findings. Without knowing all the details I am unable t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: Yes. It can also be a sign of depression, anxiety, and a host of chronic illnesses. It can also be seen in people who are healthy but just don't get h ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Perhaps: There are many possible causes of weight loss. Cancer is one. A health check up is needed immediately.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: This is just the size of the ovary and this is an estimate given the ultrasound just like people different sizes so our different organs i would worry ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dep./CA: No cause & effect, but if you develop depression after you are told you have cancer, or were depressed before you were diagnosed with cancer, the ... Read More

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