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Are There Intestinal Diseases That Can Turn Into Septicemia
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
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
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
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
What are the comman causes of cists? Can they be present from birth? Can they muliple or travell? Are they connected to strep and straph infections?
Clarify please: What location of the body? What type of cysts? Please clarify & re-ask question. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any viruses that can cause impotence? Is it possible that a virus such as the h1n1 virus could lead to impotence?
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
No: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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