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Can There Be Large Changes In Rheumatoid Factor Over A Few Weeks
Rheumatoid factor (rf) is a test that is often sent to evaluate a person with joint pain and stiffness . A positive rf has to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms. Sometimes the + rf is false, and not clinically related to the patients symptoms. Rf can be +ve in other conditions such as infections and certain cancers. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more
Can a lot of new tiny nevuses (1-5 mm) in last three months and temperature without any visible symptoms be a sign of some oncological problems?
Possibly: The nature of these new lesions should be assessed, and while they are probably nothing, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Have there been any recent major advances in abdominoplasty? Looked into getting a tummy tuck a few years ago, but could not swing it. Just wondering if there are any new modifications to procedures that reduce scarring or recovery time.
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Seek Consultation.: Difficult to give you an accurate answer given that I do not know what you were told in the past. Although the tummy tuck operation does involve significant physical and emotional “recovery”, “new additions” such as pain pumps may be helpful. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for precise advice and information. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can a UTI be so mild that it progresses over the span of over a month? main symptoms are feeling of pressure/tightness down there. Leukocytes in urine
Asymptomatic UTI...: ...is very common, and so are mild cases that could cuase symptoms for weeks or months. Does "leukocytes in urine" mean the result of a home self test? If so, definitely see doctor soon for complete urinalysis and culture test for UTI bacteria. If sexually active, STDs especially gonorrhea or chlamydia also could be the cause; get checked if any possible risk. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there an approx. Level of hCG that is present at the time a period is missed? There has to be a certain amount built up before a test can show a +
Yes: Depending on the lab or ther test, typically less that 2-5 units. ...Read more
Yes.: Symptoms of hypo or hyperthyroidism can be similar, surprisingly enough. Typically with hyperthyroid, pulse increases, bowel activity increases, weight loss, increased perspiration, racing thoughts...In young people this is often an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Have your doc work it up: the answer is in the blood tests. Symptoms can be extremely variable, and changing. ...Read more
Could a mild sore throat persisting for several days now with few other symptoms be due to the change in weather in my area?
Are there any type of tests or analysis in which you can see if a man has been with more than two girls in a certain period of time?
Is there a quick , simple test I can have at the doctors for Lupus - having a few symptoms of it over the years ?
If a person had occasional priapisms over night for many weeks, is there a possibility for testicular cancer to happen eventually?
What's that?: "Occasional priapisms?" If you're otherwise healthy and describing the night when you've had a really good erection that you couldn't get rid of, you're no different from any other guy. Priapism doesn't feel nice and the head isn't hard. And nothing sexual has any impact on your testicular cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They found a minor changes in the cervix, should be the result of HPV in a month. Im only 21 is it possible that I have cancer?
Unlikley: If you had cervical cancer the overwhelming probability is that it would have been detected during your exam and on the pathology from your cervical scrapings. Rely on your gynecologist. These are highly trained competent physicians who specialize in this type of condition and have your best interests at heart. ...Read more
Can pcos begin suddenly, even if a few months ago there was no sign of it in routine exam? Can a missed ab cause it?
What can be the causes of wheezing and a few coughs once in a blue moon. Not a smoker, no conditions, healthy 23 yof?
Would a clot in your head manifest with transient area of vision loss with activity, but normal retina? Only 21 but worried because i've hardly done any exercise for a year due to severe pots?
Is there different types of testosterones that will cause a rapid heartbeat a few hours after injection more than others? How can this be prevented?
Not to my understand: While people react differently to different medications, there's no way of knowing in advance which testosterone will cause what side effect. All the hormone preparations list tachycardia or fast heart rate as a side effect. There's no specific way to mitigate these side effects but generic cardiac meds can be used. Talk to your prescriber or use HealthTap Prime to discuss your individual case. ...Read more
Alopecia: It sounds like you have alopecia areata and the short answer is there is no cure for this. Stress is usually the cause. Get rid of super stressful situations if you want it to stop, but remember that sometimes even that does not help. Sometimes steroid shots into the area of hair loss may help to encourage hair regrowth. You may also have a fungal infection, you may be balding, etc. ...Read more
Humming/buzzing sensation deep in the hip joint? This is new... Can there be one cause for similar feelings in many places at dif times?
Am very curious to know in colon cancer will there be a change in blood count, platelet, rbs & WBC or others may be more or less.Can it be a symptom!
I'm a sickle cell patient and over the past few years I've lost a considerable amount of weight. How can i get it back or gain some at least?
Is it your diet?: Do you take pain medications that may cause nausea or constipation leading to decreased appetite and/or decreased food intake? How about hydroxyurea (which you almost certainly should be on) ? That can sometimes cause nausea. Accutane is also known to cause weight loss. Ask your doctor help dive into medication-related causes of decreased appetite, if you think that is a possibility. ...Read more
When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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