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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cold Agglutinin Disease

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I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins. Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?

I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins.   Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?

Several: Glad you asked. Cold agglutinins damage red cells in the cold and may be elevated for unknown reasons in mycoplasma pneumonia, and also define the uncommon cold agglutinin hemolytic anemias. Cryoglobulins are antibodies that precipitate themselves in the cold; you may also be checked for these; the underlying disease associates are different. Be proactive and read up if the results are positive. ...Read more

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I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

Doubt it: but if this concerns you, you should talk to your doctor about the cause. Often, it may just be from dry skin for which a moisturizer after bathing may do wonders. I presume that these bumps don't itch. ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that cause a unilateral, cold and swollen posterior calf?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that cause a unilateral, cold and swollen posterior calf?

Get help: Rheumatic diseases usually do not cause unilateral symptoms, but they can. A swollen calf can be due to infection or due to blood clots. Only way to find out is to see your doctor or go to an urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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Can drinking cold water cause respiratory diseases?

Can drinking cold water cause respiratory diseases?

No: Though warm, well hydrated mucous membranes are one of our first lines of defense against respiratory infections, there is no evidence that cold drinks or cold foods has any permanent effect or increases our susceptibility to respiratory infections. The membranes warm up very quickly after we ingest cold food or drink. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can being very cold at night so that you feel like you're tensing up put strain on the heart in a 19 year old? Can it cause cardiovascular disease?

Can being very cold at night so that you feel like you're tensing up put strain on the heart in a 19 year old? Can it cause cardiovascular disease?

Probably not but...: If he is so anxious that it increases his B/P that is not good. There are cheap B/P monitors available for about $25 USD on the net. Also, warm wool pajamas can do wonders at staving off the cold! ...Read more

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Are there any blood disorders that cause bruising or make you cold?

Are there any blood disorders that cause bruising or make you cold?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I'm in anxiety disorder .. Smtimes i feel like cold sensation in my skin w/o any reason .. Is this cause by my anxiety ? Or effect of mirtazapine?

I'm in anxiety disorder .. Smtimes i feel like cold sensation in my skin w/o any reason .. Is this cause by my anxiety ? Or effect of mirtazapine?

Maybe maybe not: mirtazapine aka Remeron increases norepinephrine and serotonin to drive off depression plus it can cause drowsiness/ appetite gain effects due to antihistamine effects. It's the norepinephrine effect that could cause coldness due constriction of small blood vessels at the periphery eg skin and hence the sensation of cold. But the very same way is how anxiety can do this too. Talk to your doc further eg if it's Remeron, it would be dependent on the dose level and any sensitivity to the medication u may have. ...Read more

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Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Part of MCTD. : One component of MCTD is scleroderma, and scleroderma affects the esophagus, causing bad reflux and aspiration. The latter issue can contribute to a cough as the refluxate ascends into your throat and then down towards the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the cause of communicable diseases?

What is the cause of communicable diseases?

Cause of comm diseas: Cause of communicable diseases? Illness transferred from one person to another by exchanging bodily fluids ,such as HIV, hepatitis. "germs" get 2 ur mouth from a sick person who touched something before u. Or in air from a cough or sneeze. Or food you eat prepared by one who did not wash hands after BM. Worms come thur feet/food. Ticks, fleas, etc can inject u when they bite u. Goggle this. ...Read more

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Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis is the common name for filariasis, or infection by tropical parasitic larvae transmitted by mosquitoes. Filariasis is caused by nematodes (roundworms) that live in the lymphatics and subcutaneous tissues. There are at least 3 different species. It rarely causes death, but due to extreme swelling of body parts it causes much suffering ; disability. http://tinyurl.com/4mnoe. ...Read more

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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more

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What causes Chagas disease?

What causes Chagas disease?

Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease ...Read more

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What cause Crohn's disease ?

What cause Crohn's disease ?

Life: Immune disease, immune deficiencys, genetics, possile with stress added. See a good gastroenterologist. Inflammatory bowel disease must be treated as soon as diagnosed! ...Read more

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