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IOP symptoms: The intraocular pressure in the eye is maintained by the aqueous fluid, which brings nutrients to the cornea, iris and lens, and helps the eye maintain its shape. About 4cc of aqueous fluid are produced each day; too much or too little produced or drained from the eye changes the pressure inside the eye and can damage vision. ...Read more
Headache?Go to ER!: Hit your head with a hammer and you'll find out. The INR indicates how more likely you are to bleed (for whatever reason). It doesn't cause symptoms on its own. So if you are careful and don't cut yourself or fall over into a dry riverbed, etc you should do fine. Hopefully, you were advised about what to do about your medication. An INR of 5.1 isn't so bad, so don't worry, unless something bleeds ...Read more
Not necessarily: Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve, usually in relation to increased eye pressure. The pressure is not always so great as to cause eye pain or blurry vision, though. If you have a family history of glaucoma, you should be periodically screened by an ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis can allow the disease to be controlled, preserving the vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If a family member is affected, or you simply have noticed you bruise easily, any licensed physician can do the workup. I know of a young professional boxer who wondered why he was bruising so much -- it turned out he had a mild case of hemophilia. Von Willebrand's disease is a related illness that's more common. Best wishes. ...Read more
Some feel symptoms: Signs such as a sharp, low grade intermittent cramp approximately halfway between periods and a change in vaginal secretions to a clear "snot-like" (yes, i said that) discharge are fairly common- but just because you don't notice this doesn't imply you aren't fertile- be mindful and practice safe(r) sex. Btw not a huge fan of basal bod temp- dif to do right and makes people who can't , feel dumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not, but...: Perhaps you have a special reason to get a herpes test. If one's doctor feels a test is needed, one can get a herpes blood test that differentiates between Herpes 1 and 2. Sometimes people get a herpes test if they are marrying a person who already has herpes. The uninfected person is usually trying to figure out how to avoid catching genital herpes. ...Read more
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Bilharzia,: also known as schistosomiasis, is a disease caused by parasites, released by fresh water snails and spread by contact with contaminated fresh water. Many do not experience symptoms. Often no symptoms for 4-6 weeks: feeling unwell, tingling/light rash, then fever, cough, diarrhea, intestinal granulomatous reaction leading to "pot belly." If any symptoms, stool/blood should be done to detect. ...Read more
Yes: Higher risk for alchol abuse is if you drink more thant 14 drinks per week for males (7 for women), more than 3 drinks per ocassion (binge). Alcoholism , not clear definition, but alcoholic behavior consist of selfdestructive action (missing work, lack of motivation, irritable, aggressive, abusive, melancholic, depressed, suicidal, gambling, use of ilicit drug, getting arrested, dui etc). ...Read more
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