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Are There Dental Problems That Go Along With This Connective Tissue Disorder
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
None that I know of: There are many types of communication disorders. Do you have speach problem? Anxiety with strangers? Autistic spectrum disorders? And so on. If you have probelms with communication that interfere with you daily routine activities, you should look for special help. I would start with psychologists or social workers trained in psychology. ...Read more
To think people is talking behind your back or interpreting all facial expresions as rejection are part of AvPD or indicate other extra mental problem?
Anxiety or Paranoia?: Being anxious that others are rejecting or dissing you can be part of more than one clinical picture. People with social anxiety, hypervigilance caused by PTSD,or organic brain disorders for example can all be paranoid that others will mock or judge them. Depending on the cause, the medications and treatments that help may vary. I would start by seeing a psychiatrist, for evaluation & medication. ...Read more
What are some conditions that can go along with small fiber neuropathy especially when chronic joint pain is present?
Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?
Yes Ocular Migraine : Stress can cause migraine and flashes-scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine symptoms. A typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine has no headache. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities you should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think there are specific new connective tissue diseases not recognized yet (but lumped into undifferentiated) but will be named in the future?
Any connection to getting breast implants and then developing lupus or fibromyalgia at some point afterwards? Are implants a known cause of either?
Breast implant/lupus: None after years of medical published studies with excellent documentation. This is an antidotal relationship... ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia and several concurrent conditions (all of which get classified as a symptom of fibro). Should the other conditions be monitored?
I have a torn meniscus which led to blood clots and multiple other health problems including pneumonia with a pe. Is there any doctors that can help?
Sure: There are many specialist, even internists who could help you. Ortho dr. Could keep working on your knee issues, but you may benefit form treatment and a work up for the pe and blood clot issues as well. Doctors that would be of help include hematologists, pulmonologists, general internists, intensivists, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a some definitive method to find infection or some inflammatory markers in blood caused by bad dental health? Dentist don´t recognize all.
No Need: A comprehensive clinical and radiographic examination will detect problems. All blood work will show is evidence of infection (elevated WBC) but not directly pointing to mouth without exam. Both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria can be found in mouth with poor dental health. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a site like this for personality disorders and how to deal with that kind of mental issues?
Talk to a Pychia-: trist on Health Tap. They can help you. ...Read more
In a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disease, is it the anas alone that makes one feel crummy during flares if the other labs are normal?
Not likely so..: Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) is helpful in the innitial work-up and diagnosis of a rheamatologic disease, but ANA does not indicate the level of disease actitivies. Once positive for ana, this will always be so. The esr, crp, rf (in rhematoid arthritis) levels do correlate with disease activities and likely how you feel. U should check for thyroid, lyme, mono, depression, insomnia etc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more
Is there a disorder that causes a broken jaw/misalignment as a child and possibly other bone issues like hip dysplasia? A congenital issue?
Maybe: There are some congenital bone diseases that cause weak bones, but you would typically know about such a disease soon after you are born. It is best to discuss this with your physician who is more familiar with the particular aspects of your medical history. ...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
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
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