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Are there intestinal diseases that can turn into septicemia?

Are there intestinal diseases that can turn into septicemia?

Many.: Any intestinal disease that may lead to perforation of the intestine has the potential to cause sepsis. The most common causes of perforation include appendicitis, diverticulitis, ulcer disease, and cancer. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Are there any congenital diseases that cause organs to not be attached to the body?

Are there any congenital diseases that cause organs to not be attached to the body?

Defect: I can recall 1 defect that is close to what u ?The signals for formation of the gut may go wrong. It forms outside(but connected) & enters the abdomen to find its normal location.In gastroschesis, the stomach & small intestine may not make it into position & be outside at birth. Without some connection to the body for a blood supply, no organ would form. ...Read more

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What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

Pain: Like fibromyalgia, some painful conditions are based on clinical evaluations and the absence of other findings. This includes CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome), chronic fatigue, etc. As a rheumatologist we treat all of these conditions. I would happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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What are the diseases which spread though brain to heart?

What are the diseases which spread though brain to heart?

Heart brain link: The heart is certainly influenced by neural mechanisms that originate in the brain but we would need a more specific question to give you a satisfying answer. ...Read more

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Can there be any eye diseases that can result in death?

Can there be any eye diseases that can result in death?

Yes: There are some malignancies of the eyes which can lead to death if not treated. All other eye diseases may lead to blindness and may be associated with systemic diseases that could be lethal. Of course blindness may lead to accidents and suicide so the death is incidental but not caused directly. ...Read more

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Are there serious dangerous STDs other than HIV, hepatitis and pelvic inflammatory disease ? What can they cause in critical cases?

Are there serious dangerous STDs other than HIV, hepatitis and
 pelvic inflammatory disease ? 
What can they cause in critical cases?

Yes: Syphilis and gonorrhea are dangerous if left untreated with bad complications, and other STDs too, but we don't here much about those complications now given the widespread availability of medications and easy treatment once diagnosed, the problem is undiagnosed cases, partial treatment or treating only one partner not the other partner(s) ...Read more

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Are there any sexually transmitted diseases which may cause vibrating like pain in the urinary tracts? Which are they?

Are there any sexually transmitted diseases which may cause vibrating like pain in the urinary tracts? Which are they?

Rule out STD and UTI: "Vibrating" is not a term we hear described often, but urethral and bladder pain are common. This can be caused by a urinary tract infection but can also be caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea. In males, it is more often a sexually transmitted disease. Have you been exposed to either? If you are having pain or urethral discharge you should have your doctor test you for these things. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any common diseases that can lead to blindness?

Are there any common diseases that can lead to blindness?

Blindness: Yes there are. The two foremost are blindness that results from uncontrolled or undiagnosed glaucoma and blindness secondary to diabetic eye disease. Both of these are preventable with appropriate eye care. ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that may cause the skin to feel cool/colder?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that may cause the skin to feel cool/colder?

Yes.: Any vasculitis may cause diminished blood flow to the extremities and produce this sensation. Also vasospasm / constriction of blood vessels occurs with Raynaud's Syndrome. Both vasculitis and Raynaud's can occur with almost any of the inflammatory rheumatic diseases. ...Read more

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Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Yes,meningitis: If somebody get bacterior infection in the covering of the brain, they could endup with what looks like a stroke--like a rigid paralysis--i assume you are talking on side of the body--also infection in spine or joints can paralyse a limb by differend mechanism, rigid or not. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that can cause a large osmolality gap?

Are there any diseases that can cause a large osmolality gap?

Yes: Multiple myeloma with high serum proteins, metabolic disorders causing accumulation of abnormal sugars and high levels of triglycerides. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that people can contract from a cow?

Yes: This is a really awesome article. It covers more than just cows but it was too good not to pass it on: http://www.Farmandranchguide.Com/news/livestock/what-does-a-cattle-disease-look-like-in-a-human/article_41f0aeac-4b80-11e1-a531-0019bb2963f4.Html. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases directly transmitted by rodents such as mice that can cause twitching throughout the entire body of a human?

Are there any diseases directly transmitted by rodents such as mice that can cause twitching throughout the entire body of a human?

ChangeTheSongOnRadio: Only if they're crawling all over you, freaking you out. Now don't get me wrong, those little critters can carry some rather frightful diseases that can cause muscle and joint aches, amongst other symptoms, that could make you want to twitch--even some brain inflammation that could do that too, but those diseases are rare or non-existent in the U.S. ...Read more

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Which type of heart diseases are there and can it be cured?

Which type of heart diseases are there and can it be cured?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Doesn't the body sometimes form clots to stop the spread of infection in your bloodstream? I know there are other reasons for clotting.

No: Blood clots form when tissue has been traumatized. Blood clots can also form when blood flow is compromised. There are many genetic associations for blood clotting inappropriately including infections. Please speak to your physician and make sure that your concerns are answered. Good luck. ...Read more

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