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Doctor insights on: Als Throat Symptoms

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All pain is on right side finger joints elbow shoulder neck and feet fingers and in back could these be early symptom of ALS or MS or any idea I'm 21?

All pain is on right side finger joints elbow shoulder neck and feet fingers and in back could these be early symptom of ALS or MS or any idea I'm 21?

Joint pains: Pains in multiple joints are not characteristics of ALS or MS. Arthritis? type is a possible cause. If symptoms persist, a rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Read more

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Throat is tight, I can breath, food doesn't go down easily, lots of phlegm, been to gp thinks im ok. Could this be als? I'm 26 can someone ALS throat too

Throat is tight, I can breath, food doesn't go down easily, lots of phlegm, been to gp thinks im ok. Could this be als? I'm 26 can someone ALS throat too

Probably not: Rule in medicine - common things are common, rare things are rare. Als is rare. It doesn't mean you don't have it, but the likelihood is really low. Differential diagnosis includes reflux disease, post nasal drip, anxiety disorder, globus sensation. Stay with it - your doctor should be able to help figure this out. Read more

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I went to ENT and he looked down my throat w/ a long scope and said their is a piece swollen & he said yelow drainage. I have a barium test? Als?

I went to ENT and he looked down my throat w/ a long scope and said their is a piece swollen & he said yelow drainage. I have a barium test? Als?

Few possibilities.: I saw 2 questions from you with infomation including swollen neck, stiffhands & feet, fatigue, wt. Loss. Difficulty in swallowing with dry thorat, swollen neck from outside from? Lymphnodes, then we need to r/o autoimmune conditions with sicca (dry) symptoms, especiall ss-sjogren syn. Have any fever. Is there dryness of eyes, less saliva formation, hoarseness.Need to r/o TB larynx.Vasculitis labs+. Read more

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Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. Pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. Pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

What type disorder: Having a symptom of numbness or burning means ALS is probably not the diagnosis. I would have expected painless weakness and weight loss for that condition. Are the respiratory problems improved now? Any clue about the excessive thirst? Or heat intolerance? Those sometimes occur with dysautonomia, or especially conditions that affect salt regulation. Read more

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21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS? Plzz

21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS? Plzz

Unclear: The constellation of symptoms is non-specific. Furthermore, knee pain and sore throat are not considered typical presentations of either MS or ALS. If the symptoms do not resolve in the near future, you should consider seeing a neurologist for further advise/consultation. Read more

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I have one red bump in my neck and I did anal sex before month and half is that mean I get hiv I did hiv test after 5 days and it was non reactive als?

I have one red bump in my neck and I did anal sex before month and half is that mean I get hiv I did hiv test after 5 days and it was non reactive als?

Not necessarily: Get a HIV nucleic acid test, if the result is negative, repeat the test in 6 months. If you intend to continue having sex with men, talk to your doctor about taking pre-exposure prophylaxis. consult this site for information: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/pre-exposure-prophylaxis/index. Html Read more

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22/m/Latino having small twitches all over my body, my neck twitches when I make gestures, cramps, some some weakness in arms, can it be als? Plz help

22/m/Latino having small twitches all over my body, my neck twitches when I make gestures, cramps, some some weakness in arms, can it be als? Plz help

No, not likely: You are very young for these symptoms and thus they should be thoroughly evaluated. I can either see you in my redwood city office or refer you to Neurology. ALS is relatively rare and does not affect 22 year old. However, there are several possibilities and a diagnosis will help us to initiate the correct treatment plan. Read more

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Thinking I have als. Doctor did emg just right arm and neck and said I have nothing to worry about. No signs of ALS or peripheral neuropathy.?

Thinking I have als. Doctor did emg just right arm and neck and said I have nothing to worry about. No signs of ALS or peripheral neuropathy.?

Depends on symptoms: Als is a disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. If you are experiencing lower motor neuron symptoms (e.g. Twitching, weakness) in the right arm but the EMG in that region is normal, it argues strongly against ALS as the underlying diagnosis. It does not exclude the possibility of upper motor neuron disease in that limb or other issues elsewhere in the body, however. Read more

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Left side cheek and lip feels funny. Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Not likely ALS but..: Based upon your described symptoms, ALS would be unusual. However, your symptoms could be the result of injury to the trigeminal nerve on the left side which can be the result of a dangerous and/or life-threatening problem. I would recommend that you see a neurologist, ENT and a dentist to ensure nothing else is going on. Read more

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22/m/190lbs, have liltle twitching sometimes allover my body also in my neck when make gesures, weak left hand and leg can it be ALS please assure me?

VERY UNLIKELY: ALS is a rather rare disease, and your fluctuating symptoms are totally inconsistent with the disorder. Your symptoms could be signs of peripheral nerve disease, or even an underlying inflammatory situation. Discuss with your usual doctor. Read more

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Had a normal emg of back, neck, and 3 limbs, MRI of head and neck was normal also. I should be clear of ALS correct. Testing done at ALS clinic dallas?

Good to hear!: If all of those tests came out negative, I would tend to trust them pretty well, which is great! ALS would most likely have shown something during those tests. It also would have demonstrated if you have ms, which again, if negative, sounds great! While I can't guarantee anything based on not seeing tests, or for the future, I would personally feel very comfortable with the results of the tests. Read more

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Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?

Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?

Many causes for: Cramps and twitching that are not als. You are worrying about the worst possible outcome when there are other reasons such as scoliosis, cervical dystonia, cervical radiculopathy... Be sure to ask yourself whether the symptoms are severe enough to warrant further treatment or is the anxiety contributing to the problem. Well wishes for good health. Read more

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22/m having cramps in my hands, arms, twitching al over my body, and neck when I make gesture, some weakness what's the % of me having ALS?

22/m having cramps in my hands, arms, twitching al over my body, and neck when I make gesture, some weakness what's the % of me having ALS?

Less than 1%...: You would likely benefit greatly from proper nutrition, hydration, adequate and regular sleep, and exercise. See your doctor or a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and tests if simple lifestyle changes do not help. Read more

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22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face, weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family, ?

22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face, weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family, ?

Very concerning: You are very young to have something like ALS. It would still be wise for you to see a Neurologist to evaluate the twitching. This might involve an MRI, EMG and possibly even EEG testing. The weakness should be thoroughly worked up including detailed history to understand what posture you are doing that may exacerbate this or if there is another cause compressing your spinal cord. Keep me posted Read more

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22/m I been having, cramps on my hands, arms, lil twitches all over my body, also in my neck when I make a gesture, weakness in arms, can it be als?

No way.: There are several neurological as well as other conditions that might underlie your symptoms, but it is interesting that you chose to ask about ALS which is not typically seen in anyone close to your age. Thus a thorough Neurological evaluation and nutritional assessment for vitamin deficiencies & metabolism issues is appropriate. You could start with your Primary MD who could do the initial eval. Read more

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