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Asymptomatic (Overview)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not causing any noticeable symptoms.


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Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Herniated Disc: Yes,
pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Overview)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not causing any noticeable symptoms.


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What does asymptomatic mean?

What does asymptomatic mean?

No Symptoms: Asptomatic is fancy doctor speak for "you have no symptoms". What use are our degrees if we don't make ourselves sound really smart :). ...Read more

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Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief. Tired of compl

Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief. Tired of compl

Allergies?: If you have problems that come and go like that and if the antibiotics don't make a difference, then maybe you should be checked for allergies. ...Read more

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Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you

No: I wouldn't. Why put yourself at risk of side effects from antibiotics for something that isn't doing anything to you. ...Read more

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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of histoplasmosis?

How long does it take to get rid of histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis: For asymptomatic people or people with acute localized infection who are otherwise healthy, antifungal treatment is usually not recommended as these people have or will resolve the infection in about three weeks. If symptoms persist a month or more, itraconazole (sporanox), ketoconazole (nizoral) or Amphotericin B (fungizone, amphocin) may be effective. ...Read more

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30 y.O. M asymptomatic, just common cold. Urinalysis shows urobilinogen of the chart, + leukocyte, very little billirubin. Drugs:cialis and dianabol.

30 y.O. M asymptomatic, just common cold. Urinalysis shows urobilinogen of the chart, + leukocyte, very little billirubin. Drugs:cialis and dianabol.

Follow-up: If I understand, your urine urobilinogen level was very high, there was a trace of bilirubin in your urine, you are taking dianabol, and you are not visibly jaundiced. Dianabol will cause cholestasis and is the likely explanation for the bilirubinuria. The elevated urobilinogen will prompt a savvy physician to order liver enzymes and a reticulocyte count to check for hemolysis. ...Read more

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How do you if you have herpes prevent giving it to someone else?

How do you if you have herpes prevent giving it to someone else?

Prevention: There is no cure. We can only treat it. Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic.
Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence.
Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom.
Partner needs to see a doctor. ...Read more

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So since I am an asymptomatic carrier of the hsv-1 virus do I have to avoid sharing, kissing, and close contact with people for the rest of my life?

So since I am an asymptomatic carrier of the hsv-1 virus do I have to avoid sharing, kissing, and close contact with people for the rest of my life?

Herpes: Nope. First your spouse should be tested. Most americans have this virus and they cannot be re-infected. Second your physician, if you desire can put you on a medication to suppress your viral shedding if you like. ...Read more

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Is there any asymptomatic, untreatable, fatal brain condition that would just pop up one day and get you?

Is there any asymptomatic, untreatable, fatal brain condition that would just pop up one day and get you?

Yes, pessimism for 1: Wow! What a concept! You should have better things to involve your life than worry about falling meteors, exploding gas mains, run away buses, errant gunshots and ruptured brain aneurysms. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son just diagnosed with leftventricular noncompaction, he is asymptomatic, everything on internet is very discouraging. Prognosis?

My 9 year old son just diagnosed with leftventricular noncompaction, he is asymptomatic, everything on internet is very discouraging. Prognosis?

LV Non-compaction: Sorry for the bad news, but there is not much to do.
Isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle (lvnc) is a rare disorder, classified as a primary genetic cardiomyopathy by the american heart association. Long-term follow-up of 34 adults with isolated left ventricular noncompaction showed a distinct cardiomyopathy with poor prognosis. (by j am coll cardiology). Treatment is a heart transplant. ...Read more

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Are there any risks for asymptomatic patients with brugada syndrome?

Brugada Syndrome: Absolutely! The person could die suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm. I strongly recoomend that you read about this at:http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/brugada-syndrome/ds01142; and if you have ever fainted unexpectedly, had a really funny heart sensation, or have had anyone in your family die from an unexpected "heart attack" see your doctor and get checked out right away. ...Read more

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After ruling out all the etiologies of elevated lfts with prior normal baseline and zero risk factors 24 asymptomatic m, what will a liver biopsy add?

After ruling out all the etiologies of elevated lfts with prior normal baseline and zero risk factors 24 asymptomatic m, what will a liver biopsy add?

Could add a lot: There are a variety of diseases for which there are no specific blood tests. Liver biopsy could also determine whether your liver has sustained any permanent injury to this point, or whether there are injuries that could be treatable. ...Read more

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What does asymptomatic mean?

No Symptoms: Asptomatic is fancy doctor speak for "you have no symptoms". What use are our degrees if we don't make ourselves sound really smart :). ...Read more

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Child has single asymptomatic bite with black center?

Child has single asymptomatic bite with black center?

Watch it closely and: An itchy painful bug bite with a black center can be looked at by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist to see if it is infected and to decide on treatment. Sometimes, certain spider bites get a black center because the area of skin there is dead from the toxins. An "asymptomatic" bite can usually be treated with the typical otc creams, and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin antihistamine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Asymptomatic?

Asymptomatic.: This is when a given condition is present but it’s not causing any noticeable symptoms. ...Read more

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So what is a asymptomatic carrier? What does this mean I truly don't understand.

See answer: That means you have the disease, detectable in your blood or urine, etc., but are lucky to have no symptoms. You still have the disease in your system though, and can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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What is asymptomatic shedding? How do, you know if you are asymptomatic shedding.

Viral Shedding: Shedding means that infectious virus can be found on the surface of your skin at the site you were infected by herpes type one or two. There currently is no test to determine where and if you do shed this infectious virus. ...Read more

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How are asymptomatic chronic stage and symptomatic chronic stage in chaga's disease different?

Having symptoms!: In both the organism is growing and causing damage (often to the heart). Heart failure can be developing without symptoms gradually and symptoms arise at some point of damage. Symptomatic stages are later and with more organ damage being present. That's about it. ...Read more

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Asymptomatic hypothyrodism causes?

Hypothyroidism: Unfortunately the number one cause of this common condition is unknown. This is often thought of as the most common medical diagnosis in american medicine. Theories abound as to the cause. Many consider an auto-immune response to a common viral illness leading to this shut down of the thyroid gland. But, genetics also play a major role in this condition. ...Read more

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Causes of asymptomatic hypothyrodism?

Causes of asymptomatic hypothyrodism?

Autoimmunity: Commonest cause of Asymptomatic Hypothyroidism is Hashimotos disease which is an auto immune disorder ...Read more

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Heard chylmadia is asymptomatic. What does that mean?

See below: This means that a person doesn't feel any different, you don't have any symptoms that you would have for it necessarily. Chlamydia is usually a silent disease. Tests are simple to do, treatment can be given by family doctor, gyn, or urologist. ...Read more

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If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If you are sexually: Active you should take a medication to decrease viral shedding to prevent spread of the herpes which you can do even when you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What other work up if u have asymptomatic chronic leukocytosis?

See below: Leukocytosis means elevated white blood cell count. A differential will determine just what type of white blood cell is elevated. That result gives alot of information. Any further evaluation and testing will depend upon the differential. ...Read more