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Causes Of Polyserositis
Familial Mediterrane: This is more commonly known as Familial Mediterranean Fever. This is a genetic illness, commonly found in people who lived around the Mediterranean that is inflammatory and causes a variety of symptoms with a fever and attacks of abdomenal pain, joint attacks, chest pain, muscle aches, skin rashes. Your physicians can help clarify how it affects you. ...Read more
Since hosp of 10 days for sle 3 months ago (polyserositis) i have been waking up biting sides of my tongue. Tongue sore. Why am i doing this?
Biting tongue: Your tongue may be a little larger from the inflammation of the sle or you could be suffering from bruxism which is a clenching of the teeth while you are sleeping. Either way, a cheap fix to this is to buy a football mouth guard at the store. Mold it per the instructions. Then cut the helmet connector off with an exacto knife and use it while you sleep. This will eliminate the sharp edges. ...Read more
Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more
Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more
Conditioning: Producing sweat is one of the more efficient ways the body uses to disperse body heat. In general, as people get more conditioned, they tend to sweat less than when they first start an exercise program; so sticking with a conditioning program can sometimes lead to a decrease in excessive sweating. Persistent excessive sweat production is a medical condition, so be seen if it continues. ...Read more
For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?
hair loss: Loss of hair can be due to a number of medical issues and the list is a long one. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or at least a referral from your primary care md for further evaluation. ...Read more
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive," if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement.Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more