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Asymptomatic (Definition)

Asymptomatic means having no symptoms. Asymptomatic can also mean having no symptoms bothersome enough for a person to talk about or to see a doctor about.


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Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Herniated Disc: Yes, pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more

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Asymptomatic (Definition)

Asymptomatic means having no symptoms. Asymptomatic can also mean having no symptoms bothersome enough for a person to talk about or to see a doctor about.


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What does asymptomatic mean?

What does asymptomatic mean?

No Symptoms: Asptomatic is fancy doctor speak for "you have no symptoms". What use are our degrees if we don't make ourselves sound really smart :). ...Read more

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Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief. Tired of compl

Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief.  Tired of compl

Allergies?: If you have problems that come and go like that and if the antibiotics don't make a difference, then maybe you should be checked for allergies. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive (Tip)

Trying to conceive

A woman with endometriosis does not have to have tremendous pain, a stage IV may be asymptomatic. ...See more

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Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you

Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you

No: I wouldn't. Why put yourself at risk of side effects from antibiotics for something that isn't doing anything to you. ...Read more

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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Tip)

Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse

For most people mitral prolapse is asymptomatic and requires only good life habits. ...See more

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