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Are There Certain Symptoms That All Lupus Patients Have In Common
Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more
Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: One of the main symptoms of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness. However, daytime sleepiness can be due to many medical causes. A quick screening test is the epworth sleepiness scale and can be found at: http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/epworth.Html. If you score a 9 or higher, see your doctor and explain your concern. ...Read more
The symtpoms of : Pregnancy can be mimiced bby many conditions.. Talk to ur md. On another note, if a urine pregnancy test is positive, your body is truly making hcg. There are rare cases when the blood HCG level comes back falsely elevated due to interference with antibodies in the maternal blood stream that disrupt the lab test. My best advice would be to consult your obgyn if you continue to be concern. ...Read more
Yes: There are a few genetic conditions that do, as well as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc. Truthfully, there's probably just people in the family who have large ears. You can discuss this with your doc or pediatrician, as most worrisome causes of large ears will have other dysmorphic features that can be looked for, and give you a better cause for the large ears. ...Read more
Mental Illness: Children are often over diagnosed with adhd, bipolar and are medicated when they are just being children, sometimes meds are necessary. Most psych illnesses start in teens such bipolar, schizophrenia, gad, panic disorder, there may be traits earlier but usually a major life stressor brings out the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are not all doctors familiar with subclinical hypothyroidism... When you have all the symptoms but tests are in normal range. Its so common!
Not real: Symptoms of low thyroid are extremely common in the population. Most people with these symptoms have no thyroid problem. When you say that normal is not normal, it means that there are no normal people in the world. Treating a normal person with a medication (including thyroid) that is not indicated is unethical, against the hippocratic oath, and outright dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dehydration: Many different diseases can produce dehydration. This can be related either to increased fluid losses or inadequate intake. A few examples of diseases that may produce dehydration are heat exhaustion or heat stroke, gastroenteritis, any viral or bacterial infection such as a pneumonia, and diabetes. ...Read more
Yes/doesn't happen: There are a dwindling number of dermatologists who still like working with rare skin diseases rather than the lucrative cosmetic issues. A local primary care source should be able to refer you. The CDC review of "chronic mono" declared it a myth more than a decade ago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The appendix is located in the right-lower abdomen, often very close to the right ovary and fallopian tube. Any process that causes pain in this region can be confused with appendicitis, including a ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. By taking a history, examination, lab tests, +/- ct of the abdomen or ultrasound, we can often make the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm curious if there are any doctors here that think that undiagnosed Lyme disease may be the cause of alot of fibromyalgia and CFS?
Lyme disease: can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. If symptoms continue, a Lyme disease specialist can help. Your doc or the local medical society or hospital can refer you. Yes, please see doc and get tested but know that Lyme results and symptoms are mysterious anc can produce Fibro & CFS like symptoms. If you have symptoms see doc even if lab work says not. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are there any organ specific antibodies associated with vasculitis/arteritis that can be found in blood when active inflammation is not present?
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