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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Shingles Pictures: http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles_picture_slideshow/article.htm.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but rare: Shingles, which is a reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. Most people are infected with the virus as children and it lays dormant in our ne ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Shingles is a re-activation of the chickenpox virus that hibernates in your nerve roots after you had it or the shot.For unknown reasons, it reactivat ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably unrelated: You mean "prodrome", not "progrown". Your previous symptoms probably are unrelated to the more recent rash. Even if the rash has b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is forever. It can be treated with antivirals for an acute flair up and antivirals con be used on a daily basis to prevent flair ups.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missed period: Early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother's body. That is about fourtee ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
Pictures: Not sure what you are asking but if you are concerned about something in your mouth and want to compare to see if it is early onset cancer you can alw ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
The Prodrome phase: The early stage of oral herpes which occures just before a lesion occures is called the prodrome phase. The infected person may feel burning, ting ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Swelling, redness: You can google photos (images) for inflammatory breast cancer. There is not 1 picture. This is a hard diagnosis to make because there is not a mass. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Both and neither: There is marked variability in the symptoms of HIV. Rashes can occur at any stage and may not occur at all. If you have any doubt, get tested. God for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: This depends on the cancer type, but most early stage cancers have the potential to spread if not treated.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Sarcoidosis does have stages. Stage one includes bihilar lymphadenopathy which basically means swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the mediastinum.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In eithe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: Simple testing should be able to tell the difference.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Purple bumps: In whites, it usually looks like slightly raised purple bumps or nodules on the skin. In dark-skinned people, the lesions may look more red than purp ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Difficult: Dementia (alzheimer's) symptoms are initially similar to normal aging symptoms, forgetfulness and mild confusion. There are a number of self diagnost ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily: CT scan testing does not have a high enough resolution to pick up early stages of cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not well: Lyme disease presents early with a classic rash which is an expanding circle of redness clearing in the center. There may be fever, chills, malaise, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy: It depends to type of cancer and stage of disease ,so you can treat them with chemotherapy or radiation or both.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Loss
32 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes. Imaging. : The 2 biggest risk factors for primary liver cancer (hcc) are cirrhosis and viral hepatitis. Hcc is often detected by imaging studies performed perio ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stages of herpes: Herpes stages: 1. Prodrome - tingly, funny skin feeling, 2. Early redness 3. Small blisters 4. Swelling 5. Wet ulcers 6. dry crust 7. Healing s ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: If you have already lost vision from glaucoma, it can not be reversed. The goal now is to prevent any further loss by getting exams a few times a yea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Simple answer: NO! You are obviously very concerned and I suggest you see your primary doctor soon so that you can more fully understand what might be happening to y ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends. See a dermatologist ASAP.

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