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Can Low Wbc Get Better Without Treatment
Be patient.: The treatment of AML requires intensive chemotherapy and almost aways is complicated by serious infections, and rbc and platelet transfusions. Recovery is slow, and even after normal blood counts are achieved it may be 1-2 months before you really feel well again. Often additional treatment is needed after the induction chemotherapy, further delaying returning to nomal energy. It takes time. ...Read more
Haemoglobin is low 6.3gms and RA factor positive. How to increase haemoglobin as soon as possible and quick cure or home remedy or treatment?Any tips
See below...: Generally speaking, lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in lymph nodes and other organs containing lymphoid tissue. Low grade lymphoma is a category that encompasses several types of lymphoma that are not aggressive and usually behave in a mild manner. Many times these low-grade lymphomas are not even treated (watchful waiting) but other times chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often do people on "rituximab" show pml symptoms, while being treated for ttp? Does it worth to take the risk? Please answer as quick as poss.
I've had severe anemia and an extremely low hemoglobin level for 5 years. How can I treat and possibly cure this condition?
Iron: But first, you need to find the cause. Are you bleeding, destroying your blood, or not making blood. The most common cause is that you are losing blood. You need to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: In recurrent abdonimal pain, getting the right diagnosis is all about the history and physical exam and perhaps imaging studies and endoscopy. The routine labs are basically not useful. Unless your absolute neutrophil or absolute lymphocyte count is extremely depressed, far below the reference range, "low white count" may simply be you -- these numbers fluctuate from hour to hour. ...Read more
Fever is 101.: Fever is not a disease, but a sign of a disease. Generally important to find out the cause for fever. It can mean something dangerous is going on. If the cause is found, and not dangerous, Acetaminophen works well. Naturally?? Then measures like not covering yourself in blankets, and being in a cool environment, or cool showers might help. ...Read more
How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy
More to the story?: B12 shots are usually given in shoulder area. Frequency depends on how deficient and usually starts more often & gradually become less often over time. However if you're "extremely dizzy", i would not put that all on B12 deficiency without first having a thorough evaluation as several other things would come to mind as more common/likely causes of dizziness than B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I get antibiotics for a tooth infection without having a doctor? Er and dentist are too expensive.
Cost vs benefit: I agree with most of the other answers. You will only be able to get an antibiotic from a licensed professional. Taking an antibiotic for a tooth abscess will not solve the problem but only mask it for a while. And when it comes back it may be worse than before and require hospitalization. I imagine that will cost even more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How effective is iron infusion in raising blood count? How soon can one expect to see improvement?
Several weeks: If you have anemia due to low iron, increasing your iron level will help in the production of new red cells but it takes time for the bone marrow to release these cells. Normally red cells live for 120 days, bone marrow can increase the production if needed as in case of anemia due to iron deficiency, but only after iron is available. From that time it may take 2-4 weeks to start improving. ...Read more
I feel as if high order thinking is more difficult w hyperparathyroidism. Will this improve with parathyroidectomy?
Perhaps: There is a subtle neurotoxicity to hyperparathyroidism. Sometimes these vague symptoms will normalize following surgery. However, the decision on surgery should primarily be made based on bone health, kidney stones, etc. If you are a 41 yo woman with definate hyperparathyroidism, you should probably have it surgically fixed. Make sure the surgeon does this procedure often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could hyperparathyroidectomy improve metabolic rate? Will I have more energy?In effect make me feel well enough to go to the gym?Teachrexhausted by 6
Well: It won't change your metabolic rate but as you heal from surgery and your calcium level balances out you should have moire energy. There is hope for that for sure but it is not your metabolism that is out of whack. Your calcium and parathyroid hormone was and you had major surgery! give your body a chance to readjust and you should be fine! ...Read more
Do you think Lyme symptoms will ever go away? Diagnosed in 2009 and only 2 weeks of anti biotics. Self treated w salt and vit c. Good doc to treat? OH
Consult?: Chronic Lyme Disease is not common if existent at all. Salt and vitamin C are not going to do anything for you. If you have symptoms compatible with Lyme disease , consult an Infectious Disease Specialist since what you have may not be related to Lyme at all. Do you recall how the diagnosis was made? ...Read more
What are the possible complications one can have by taking progesterone pill without proper prescription? How much damage can they do
Rarely the problem: A sacralized L5 segement suggests that this level is fused with the sacrum. This means there is no motion at the disc so should not cause pain. In some people, they can have a pseudo-articulation (or false joint) form where L5 and s1 are still connected. This can be a pain generator but can be tough to treat. A diagnostic injection can help determine if this where the pain is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low can your heart rate be along with idea blood pressure. How low can both go until you can have a problem. What would result in them being low?
Diagnosed with carotidynia after extreme pain and high crp. What steps do I need to take to see if this is takayasu? Fatigue, even after steroids
Carotidynia: Carotidynia is neck, face, ear and head continuous, dull and throbbing pain over the area of the carotid bifurcation and may extend to the mandible, eye, ear and cheek on the same side. It occurs from dilatation of extracranial arteries on that side. It may be due to a virus, but careful progressive elimination of other conditions must be done. Takayasu arteritis is diagnosed by biopsy. ...Read more
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