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A 27-year-old female asked:
very confused . today doctors said i have pleuritis instead ? how can they say that based off just symptoms ? is it fatal ? gave me no treatment .
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Do you have:: Chest pain that worsens when you breathe, cough or sneeze, Shortness of breath, cough
and fever ? then that's enough to make the diagnosis but to know what caused the Pleurisy if you don't have a viral infection more investigation is needed. Treatment usually is pain control and treating the underlying cause.
common causes: viral and bacterial infection,
You might have a virus infection
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I am often confused with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. What is the difference?
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Wound care 38 years experience
Low or high sugar: Hypoglycemia is the term for blood glucose that is below normal range, and hyperglycemia is term for blood glucose above normal. In healthy people Insulin from pancreas regulates the amount of glucose in the blood by increasing cellular uptake of glucose after we eat. Hypoglycemia is corrected by eating and hyperglycemia requires medication to correct it.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Why would a person with hypernatremia be confused and disoriented?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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A 91-year-old member asked:
I do not have dementia, but I get confused in evenings in hospital. Why?
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Delirium: Delirium, which is temporary, is common in hospitalized patients.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Please help me I am so confused and scared to be fat I don't want to be fat what is the healthy food that's I should eat and what should I avoid ?
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Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Some differences between confusion and disorientation?
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Semantics: Orientation is usually defined by knowing time, place, and person. Anyone can get confused about these details at times. You can be fully oriented but still be confused.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2014
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