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Doctor insights on: Common Cold And Liver Tests

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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M, 41 y/o. During stress recurring pain in abdomen/back/urinary tract, sometimes cold symptoms. Ibuprofen helps, goes away on own. Prostatitis?

M, 41 y/o.  During stress recurring pain in abdomen/back/urinary tract, sometimes cold symptoms.  Ibuprofen helps, goes away on own.  Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is : A. Possibility, but there are others aaas well. Please see a urologist to clinch the diagnosis and to treat the underlying condition appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

More vulnerable: High stress can impair your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral illness (colds, coughs, flu, etc). For instance, some research showed that students' immunity went down every year under the simple stress of a three-day exam period. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells, which fight tumors and viral infections. They produced much less immunity-boosting gamma interferon too. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated temperature, but not cold symptoms yet. Not to worry yet?

Slightly elevated temperature, but not cold symptoms yet. Not to worry yet?

Likely no problem.: This does not seem to be a problem. You might just have had one high temperature reading. If you get some extra rest, you might not even get a cold. A little more rest, dinking plenty of fluids, and staying clean will give you a great chance of not even getting a cold, or at least, a quick recovery if you get one. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms and why is it a necessary process to recovery which makes us more ill than the virus?

What causes cold symptoms and why is it a necessary process to recovery which makes us more ill than the virus?

Body response: Cold symptoms (runny nose etc) are the body's response to an invading germ. Increase mucous to trap and eliminate the germ.Fever to cook it out. I am not sure about the second part of your question. I can tell you that there are many options that are natural that can speed healing form a cold that do not involve pharmaceuticals. ...Read more

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Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Yes: Yes. However its is very often the other way around. You get a cold, it lowers your immune system and then you get a cold sore. ...Read more

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Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

?PE: Often x-ray is normal in pe but hamptons hump or westermark sign are sometimes seen. D-dimer has a high sensitivity but low specificity meaning that if the test is negative, it is good for ruling out pe. If it is positive, it does not necessarily mean you have pe and further evaluation is recommended. If you look up well's criteria, you can calculate your pre-test probability. ...Read more

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What could cause cold symptoms as I wake up, but then for them to subside during the day?

Indoor allergens: This is very typical for people allergic to indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds, and either pets or cockroaches that may be present in the home. See an allergist to help sort this out and figure out how best to treat these symptoms. ...Read more

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Aching headaches for 2 days, without cold symptoms. What could cause it?

Aching headaches for 2 days, without cold symptoms.  What could cause it?

Headache: It could be common headache, viral disease.Take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and if it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

See your doctor : If you are speaking about your 8 year old, I would take him/her in to see the pediatrician. In the mean time, make aure to stay well hydrated. Bananas, rice, apples and toast can help woth the diarrhea by adding fiber. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat (no cold symptoms)?

What can cause a sore throat (no cold symptoms)?

Sore throat: Infection, toxic chemical or inhalation exposure, smoking, alcohol, allergy, tumor, dehydration ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more

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My husband has had cold symptoms for about a week. He also has bad neck pain in the back of his neck. What would cause that?

My husband has had cold symptoms for about a week. He also has bad neck pain in the back of his neck. What would cause that?

See a doctor: Neck pain is such a non-specific symptom with so many different potential causes that it is worthless to speculate about. Go and see your pcp and be examined. ...Read more

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Can teething be the cause of a fever that my 15 month old son has had it for 2 days. He has no cold symptoms all he has is fever and crankiness?

Can teething be the cause of a fever that my 15 month old son has had it for 2 days. He has no cold symptoms all he has is fever and crankiness?

Teething: Teething can cause fussiness, but not usually a fever over 101. If your child has a fever over 101 for more than a couple of days, he may need to be checked to see if there is another cause. ...Read more

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My IG is 0.03. High. I have no cold symptoms. Back hurts,fibro and arthritis.I'm exhausted. I'm going through a divorce and custody. I'm 34 yrs old.

My IG is 0.03. High.  I have no cold symptoms. Back hurts,fibro and arthritis.I'm exhausted.  I'm going through a divorce and custody. I'm 34 yrs old.

Major Depression: I feel your distress. Being exhausted and having back pain are symptoms of depression. See Infectious Disease Specialist for IG level and Arthritis. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for ecstasy and agony of marriage, agony of divorce process and emotional turmoil about child custody. Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and symptoms, not Victim. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. ...Read more

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My feet have been cold/sweaty,very mild cold symptoms,running a fever of around 99 but it's only high at night and pain in the joints n my legs?

My feet  have been cold/sweaty,very mild cold symptoms,running a fever of around 99 but it's only high at night and pain in the joints n my legs?

Vague: To answer this many questions need to be asked. Your age, any other medical conditions, medications, environmental exposure. Cyclical temperature elevation can be viral or hormonal. Joint pain can mean infectious. How long has you been expericing this? ...Read more

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Cold symptoms, red spots high on my soft palate with a slight yellowing, sore throat, white hard palate, not fuzzy. Help?

Cold symptoms, red spots high on my soft palate with a slight yellowing, sore throat, white hard palate, not fuzzy. Help?

Cold virus: The virus causing your cold can cause all of these things. It will run its course and you will feel better in a few days. Otc cold medications may help ypu and make sure you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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20 year old female, sudden daily clear nose drips going on for months now, no cold symptoms or flu, what test it's recommended to minimize dr visits?

20 year old female, sudden daily clear nose drips going on for months now, no cold symptoms or flu, what test it's recommended to minimize dr visits?

Not that easy: unfortunately you cannot be diagnosed online or be advised which test to pursue on your own to come up with a diagnosis, you need an expert, an ENT specialist to look into that, as the symptoms need to analysed in the context of good history and physical exam. If you have a problem with insurance, you can try free clinics or University / Teaching hospitals ENT clinics, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more