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A Conglomeration Of Symptoms But No Diagnosis
Is there a specific criteria for diagnosing Erythromelalgia & does it have any of the same symptoms as some other diseases?
It is a bed side Dx: erythromelalgia can be a primary disorder by itself or caused by other conditions. Rarely inherited. redness , swelling and pain in the distal extremities , that is on / off , triggered by heat , pressure , exertion , insomnia , stress,... high platelet count , high cholesterol, toxins, drugs can cause it. it is a neurovascular condition leading to narrowing of the fine arterioles in hands feet,.. ...Read more
EUS said I have a few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific and very none specific finding that may suggest CP but no definite findings. I'm Asymptomatic. Should I be worried?
Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that i don't have lymphoma?
Tough question: Floaters are a "normal" event in most. Yes, lymphoma in the vitreous can present as floaters, but even then, it still needs a pathology diagnosis (biopsy). If there is a history of lymphoma, and now at 21 you have floaters, see a retinal specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
What is the chance of a ct scan missing smallcell lungcancer presenting with endocrine symptoms (sodium&cortisol) but no respiratory symptoms?
Can't lung CT: 51 M from UK asks what are chances CT WILL MISS a small cell lung Ca with symptoms of sodium and cortisol. ANS: they are not zero but I would look very hard for other causes first as what you describe are very rare. Need more information as Na and cortisol are not symptoms. Look Cushingoid? Google pictures and compare with your driver Lic pictures over last 10 years. Happy to consult with u. ...Read more
Could IBS diarrhea form be the only symptom appearing including no skin involvement in diffuse scleroderma meaning no other symptoms but a positive ANA with negative ena?
Quite doubtful.: In scleroderma, sacular diverticuli can form, but this is usually not early. In the absence of raynaud's syndrome, subungual capillary abnormalities (rheumatolgist use a 30x microscope to examine for this), and more specific serologies......I conclude your problem lies elsewhere. ...Read more
Is there a specific criteria for diagnosing EM..& does EM have any of the same symptoms as some other diseases?
What kind of specialist diagnoses vasculitis where there is a high degree if suspicion generally but the type of vasculitis is uncertain?
Rheumatologist: Would be an appropriate one.Get a more detailed answer ›
My two year old boy, had an MRI which showed what they beleive is a 5x5cm astrocytoma however the only symptom show is left sided hemaplegia is this possible with no other signs of fits or sickness? they have also given the possibility of a stroke but ca
What is the significance of mma lab with diagnosis of Parkinson's diagnosis of late onset (age 72) Parkinson's for about 4 yrs but has not progressed as it might-
The : The mma test is done to look for B12 deficiency. It may be that your doctor suspects B12 deficiency which is not uncommon in older people. B12 deficiency can produce neurological symptoms like balance problems and neuropathy. The progression of parkinsonism is variable but i suspect that your doctor is checking you out for correctable causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a bone marrow examination showing an increase of plasma cells, 5.5%, with signs of anaplasia but no symptoms of any sort.
D/w your hem/onc: There's a condition that is called mgus- monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significant - which is essentially presented with presence of low level of monoclonal protein and abnormal plasma cells that are < 10%- and the absence of symptoms and myeloma related organ or tissue damage (predominantly renal, skeletal or bone marrow impairment.). From your limited info- it's perhaps a mgus. D/w your md. ...Read more
Of course, this matter must be properly investigated & it would be ridiculous to ask for a diagnosis. Nonetheless, is it true that a common first sign of parkinonism is a shaking of the smallest digit on one hand? No one has noticed ANY other symptom
Is there any definite treatment for Hyper IgE Syndrome? I mean one that is not only maintenance of symptoms but may lead to actual improvement?
No not at this time: Hyper IgE syndrome is an inherited immunodeficiency disorder. The current treatments are supportive, prophylatic and treatment of infections as they occur. You can read more information on http://primaryimmune.org/about-primary-immunodeficiencies/specific-disease-types/hyper-ige-syndrome/ ...Read more
Diagnosed with acute sinusitis and prescribed doxycycline. Puzzled by absence of any mucus but have other common symptoms. Is absence mucus possible?
Is a high ANA titer of 1:640 or > and symptoms present for ctd early in diagnosis likely mean a bad prognosis or not necessarily?
Not necessarily: The ANA titer will not correlate with disease activity. Your symptoms or what organ systems that are involved early in the disease course can sometimes be predictive of how the disease will be. If you have severe organ involvement requiring medications such Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that can sometimes be associated with a more worse prognosis. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Is there any possibility suffer from ild or bo after infection of mycoplasma pneumonia? And what exam may be ordered for the differential diagnosis?
Not likely: Bacterial infections such as you describe do not usually result in interstitial lung diseases. If you had some fairly abnormal chest xray or ct scan with the infection, ct may be ordered in follow-up to evaluate for resolution of the infection or persistent interstitial abnormality. If abnormalities on imaging remain, you may need additional testing, but as i said, this would be pretty unlikely. ...Read more
Treatment: Cure-no. Excellent treatment - yes. Many atypical antipsychotic medications address negative schizophrenic symptoms. ...Read more
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