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T2 Flair Young Age
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed w/ crohn's. I suspect misdiagnosis because of mild symptoms & my age. I'm 31; isn't Crohn's typically severe & found @ younger age?
Anything is possible: Yes, you may have been misdiagnosed so if you're worried about this, get a 2nd opinion. But don't second guess your doc based upon severity ; age. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/crohns-disease/ds00104 ; http://www.Ccfa.Org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/. Severity varies during disease. Unfortunately, you're still in high risk age group. ...Read more
Is TSH 1.5 n T4 4.28 point of concern? Male 29, Weight 45KG, Height 5'6", look small in age weak. Prematurely born. Asthmatic. Can i be like my peers
Risk factors: You have a few risk factors for being of slight build such as prematurity and chronic inhaled steroid use. The thyroid levels you have reported reveal a TSH within normal range and T4 (free?) slightly below normal, however, the units your labs reported in may vary from the references I am using. Abnormal thyroid levels should be repeated in 3-6 months to detect trends. ...Read more
Why does osteoarthritis develops simultaneously in spine (moderate), hands, hip and jaw (in the last year) - 38 year old woman spine osteoartitis developed at the age of 35, foot - age of 32
Unusual. : This is very unusual in someone of your age. Osteoarthritis is what we call the arthritis of old age. You are very young to have this type of arthritis affecting your entire body. You need to see a rheumatologist for an evaluation to make sure you do not have another form of arthritis. There are many type of arthritis that affect the young. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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50 years old female, complains dark coloured spots over right chest, known case HIV 1 positive since 4 years.... ?
Hemangioma: There is a common benign skin condition of extra blood vessels growing in the skin known as 'cherry tumors' or 'hemangioma'. This is common and usually of no concern. ...Read more
I'm 41 years old are these levels good for trying to conceive at my age? FSH 7.4 miu/ml; FH 11.2 miu/l; E3 35 pg/ml
Do older children get bronchiolitis? Most of what I'm reading says younger children get it, but my 6 yr old was diagnosed w/it after ER chest xray.
Yes: Actually, even an adult can get bronchiolitis, although that is very unusual. But children can certainly get it, especially if they have underlying respiratory conditions like asthma of cystic fibrosis, or if they live in areas with lots of respiratory irritants like smoke or dust. Supportive care is all that is needed for most cases. Make sure they drink lots of fluids, keep environment clean! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which conditions could explain an otherwise healthy 33 year old, non-smoking, caucasian female having 6 pneumonia and 2 shingles outbreaks in 5 years?
23 year old female -bilateral hand numbness
posterior disk bulges. C5-c6 (2 mm) and c6-c7 (1-2 mm) levels
docs say di?
Numbness: Numbness in the hands may be caused from compression at several areas including the neck and carpal tunnel. A detailed exam with nerve study will help decide where the problem is located. Patients with compression of the nerve at both the carpal tunnel and the neck may benefit from carpal tunnel surgery first as it is most likely the primary cause as a recent article this month demonstrates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i worry about low triglycerides at 29 or high LDL at 124? Tc is 211, HDL 81. Family history chd. 42 female, 5'3", 125 lbs, very active.
LDL Cholesterol: In a world of good cholesterol and bad, LDL cholesterol is the bad boy of the two. Ldl collects in the walls of blood vessels, causing the blockages of atherosclerosis. Higher LDL levels put you at greater risk for a heart attack from a sudden blood clot in an artery narrowed by atherosclerosis. Getting your LDL cholesterol checked helps determine your risk for heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of fluid at facet joint l3-4 and l 4-5 level in male aged 31 years old with mild degenerative changes with small Schmorls nodes at l 1,l 2,l 3?
Back pain: Fluid in the facet joints is caused by inflammation of the joint. The degenerative changes of the spine and schmorl's nodes are typical of arthritis in the low back. Lumbar levels L3/4 and L4/5 are the most common location for arthritis to begin. Most cases of spinal stenosis originate in this area. Do daily back exercises and avoid tobacco products to reduce pain and improve back function. ...Read more
What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more
Unknown: Neither the cause (s) is known yet. ...Read more