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Are There Some Genetic Reasons I Get Bursitis Off And On
No: Bursitis is almost always a secondary proble and /or a problem related to use if you have a genetic prblem it would be like something that alters your joint function that would then cause secondary bursitis but in thses case the body adapts and overuse or trauma stillis the problem. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Possibly: With no other information provided the on/off numbness may be nothing but it could indicate anything from anxiety, vascular or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or connective tissue diseases. If you have not had these symptom eveluated please contact you physician. If you have a physician that has seen you for a long time he would be the best one to determine the problem. ...Read more
Maybe: There are genetic defects that can lead to immunodeficiencies for example, that can present with recurrent sinus infections. Usually these diseases will also present with recurrent ear and lung infections. It's not until patients describe 4 or more episodes in one year, that i would consider this diagnosis. ...Read more
Enough antibodies?: If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unless you have a hereditary immune system problem. ...Read more
Not likely: There are many more common and likely reasons that you notice swelling in your foot, but it's necessary to distinguish if it is one or both feet, symmetric, when it occurs (constant, cyclical), how severe it is, family history, your age and medical history, bloodwork, etc. Before being able to narrow down for you the most likely cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: This is really such a non specific symptom that it is hard to associate it with a single disease, much less a cause for that disease, so best to speak directly with your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly, not likely: Infections are the most common reasons, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are sexually transmitted diseases (stds). There are very good tests for these. Very rarely recurrent orchitis is caused by a birth defect of the urinary tract - an abnormal connection of your "plumbing" for your urine. This link might be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002259/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Steatorrhea, defined as greasy/oily stools, can result from inadequate digestion and/or absorption of fats in the diet. Pancreatic insufficiency, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, crohn's disease, celiac disease, bile salt disorders can all result in steatorrhea. A specialist in gastroenterology can help make the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Some people are more vulnerable than others to infection (due to deficiencies in ige, or iga, etc) or, when they become infected have an inability to fight off infection due to either a problem with their white blood cells, their ability to form an immune response, an autoimmune disease, etc. All of these have a genetic component... But you should see an immunologist regardless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite possibly: Depression has many causes, some biological or genetic, others environmental. It often "runs in families, " and that too may be partly genetic and partly learned behavior--we tend to react like our parents did to stress. Some people are less likely to respond to stress or bad events with depression. That's called resilience, and it too has a genetic compnent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occasionally: Your eye swelling may be from an allergic phenomenon of which antioedema is the most common from a genetic standpoint. There are other causes with genetic underpinnings but eye swelling is sort of a side effect of things like heart failure, kidney disease and other alterations of overall bodily fluid imbalance. ...Read more
Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more
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