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Any Generally Will Leishmaniasis
A few: There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica. It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a colonoscopic biopsy detect any disease or do they only test the biopsies for certain individual disorders?
Depends on location: Colonic biopsies can be done at many levels of the colon, and each level of the colon has characteristic changes associated with specific diseases. For example, celiac disease usually needs to be detected in a duodenal biopsy while crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis tend to be deen more in right or left colon, rectum; polyps may be seen in many areas of colon; diarrheal diseases vary. ...Read more
Chickenpox : chickenpox usually does spread to the whole body. Mild cases do occur. The risk of chickenpox spread is to the brain and lungs. Although rare it is a horrible complication. Vaccines are our best prevention. Oral antiviral drugs only shorten the length and some severity of the disease. I would let your doctor advise you if they are warranted. Go get vaccinated if your not! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the cost of biologic drugs ever remains so high, what will the poor people of the world who are not under any insurance do to treat their diseases?
Usually the rash: is caused by the illness not the other way around ...Read more
Is there any way to regain body weight/mass if there is any parasite in the gut/system or malabsorption?
What does it mean when a case of “bacterial meningitis” is reported? Do other people in the community face any special risks?
Depends: Depends on which bacteria is causing the meningitis. Typically exposure is most concerning for those who have been in close contact with the patient. If there is a need for any prophylaxis that will be handled by your physician or the local health department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any parts of an EMR that a patient is not allowed to see? Is most information in the progress notes? Do they hide certain info from pateint
YOUR MEDICAL RECORD: EMR or old fashioned ..MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE to you ...it is the LAW..HOWEVER I strongly suggest that you have a Medical Professional interpret it with you! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Not even medication.: Despite all the claims of different supplement companies, and internet lore about penile stretching techniques, there is no way to substantially change the length or girth of your penis. A penile vacuum assist device may be used to maximize the size you do have. Weight loss and trimming of the pubic hair may enhance the appearance of your natural length. ...Read more
For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?
No: Cultures & sensitivities are needed for some infections. Different antibiotics cover different types of organisms. ...Read more
Are there any long term risks with a colposcopy and biopsy like ability to carry a pregnancy full term in the future or anything else.?
What are the downsides of the varicella vaccine for kids? The vaccine is not required in one state but not another -- are there any negatives to it?
Short term : Varicella vaccine is not a dead virus vaccine like flu shots. .It is attenuated (alive but weakened) and can therefore have side effects and symptoms like pain and redness at site of injection, temp elevation, and flu like symptoms these are short lived. Make sure your child is not allergic to anything in the vaccine as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?
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