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What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
Proof of cell: Phone link not yet in, microwaves are relatively safe, but radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum and is a clear cause, and u-v light is part of the spectrum causing skin cancers. All seem to demonstrate direct links to dose and time of exposure. X-rays seem to have no threshold, but very low doses are very unliklely to lead to individual harm, but to a population, a small number will. ...Read more
23 yr old daughter has all over body pain and lab work shows rf facttir abnirmal. Possible causes?
After being diagnosed with avn, which is caused due to hip dislocation, blood tests shows CRP value 0.94, rf is negative, ANA not done. Is it normal?
What could cause chronic joint pain (most joints) in otherwise healthy 25 yo male? Rf, ana, treponema pallidum, sedimentation rate all normal.
Inflammation: Inflammation has many possible causes. There is the possibility of seronegative RA (ra test is negative); given that all of your tests are negative focus on nutritional causes. Stop all acid intake especially sodas; increase antioxidant intake and herbal antiinflammatories and a new product on the market that has been shown to reduce oxidative stress to near nothing. Www. Medacpc. Com for more. ...Read more
I noticed the positioning of my fingers are shifting towards my thumb not away from it what can cause this? I do have joint pain but neg RF pos ANA
Rheumatologist.: Patients who lack both RF and anti-CCP antibodies may be diagnosed with RA based upon findings otherwise characteristic of RA if appropriate exclusions of other diagnosis are met. Such patients with seronegative RA have usually less severe Rheumatoid Arthritis that those with RF positive. ...Read more
What causes Low Immature Granulocyte, High Neutrophil. High Hematocrit, High White Blood Cell Count? Have bone pain but rf factor shows normal.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. Why were the tests done? What symptoms do you have? It would require taking history, physical examination and may be more tests to settle the issue. Please see your doc. ...Read more
Rbc lo. Hgb, hct ok. Mch & MCV hi. Ferritin ok. B12 & folic acid hi. D lo. Thyroid ok. Rf hi. Repeatable. Tired, weak and unfocused. Cause?
Additional info: What are the actual number values associated with the rbc, hgb, hct, mch, and mcv? This will help establish significance of these high or low values. Do you have relatives with RA or other autoimmune disease? Do you have any history of hepatitis or liver disease (can cause simultaneous high rf and high mcv)? Are there other lab test results for autoimmune disease (ana)? ...Read more
Can Rheumatic Fever cause SVT and PVC episodes a few years later? If so, how/why? Have rhythm issues may have had RF? Repeat Strep throat as a teacher
Rheumatic heart: Rheumatic heart disease occurs as a delayed complication in some cases of strep throat. Typically it involves heart valve scarring and damage; arrhythmias are also possible. There are a number of things a cardiologist would want to know and investigate in your case, and these little text boxes are too small. For specific guidance about your case and your test results, consider a 2d opinion Consult ...Read more
C-reactive protein 8.2 normal under 5. could external ear infection/swelling otitis externa cause this? Sed. Rate, ANA, RF, anti ccp all normal.
Painful muscles+joints since weeks. Normal rf, normal kidney+liver function, elevated esr and blood in urine+swollen lymph nodes. Possible cause? No UTI.
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more
Itch that rashes:
In eczema, the 'hallmark' is the itch that rashes, where there is a cycle of itch-scratch that perpetuates this condition. Other skin conditions may mimic eczema, so evaluation by your doctor or dermatologist is warranted.
Atopic individuals have a personal or famiy history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, or "sensitive" skin. ...Read more
Too nonspecific!: The differential diagnosis is too vast, without more specific information, and requires a length history regarding features of the pain and location, time of occurrence and an exam. I do not believe any of my healthtap colleagues could be more specific. If you are having an ongoing issue, see your doctor. Best! ...Read more
Bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil. Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils. Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor. If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more
WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more
Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read more