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Is oral hairy leukoplakia death sign of hiv? I'm scared and want to know if there is any possibility to have OHL without hiv
Probably not OHL: I think you've been reading too much information on the internet, without real understanding. Several things that can cause various marks on the tongue in addition to hairy leukoplakia. Without HIV, OHL is a minor condition. Even with HIV, it's definitely not a "death sign". HIV is rare in 19 year olds in the US. even w/ at "hi risk. See doctor or dentist, and expect a reassuring response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If only drinking fluids, how long would you survive, and what would be the signs death was approaching?
Varies . . .: I'm sorry that you have to ask this question b/c presumably you're about to lose someone close to you. Hopefully, hospice care has been engaged. Answer depends upon time frame, eg days to weeks to months. Check out https://www.caring.com/articles/signs-of-death & http://hospicefoundation.org/End-of-Life-Support-and-Resources/Coping-with-Terminal-Illness/Signs-of-Approaching-Death for 10 signs. ...Read more
Death form AIDS: Usually when persons die from aids they die from infections or cancers that would normally be controlled by an intact immune system. Death then depends on what infection/ malignancy the infected person w/aids has succumbed. These can be fungal, viral, tb/tb like or bacterial infections, accellerated cancers (lung, head and neck, cervical) or HIV related cancers (certain lymphomas) or wasting ds. ...Read more
Bed Ridden state: Most patients who have terminal cancer become quite inactive and bed bound, needing nursing care to feed them and clean them. Organ dysfunction follows and patients become weaker by the day and stop eating and drinking. Terminally they become less alert, sleeepy, unconscious and die. ...Read more
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more
What are the signs on a person who is near death? Pt. walks but may be unsteady, eats well but appetite not as robust, now has sad and forlorn look.
Nothing specific.: People who are near death usually are very weak, have shallow breathing but have a calm about them because they are ready to die. The symptoms you are describing can be from many conditions besides near death such as depression, cancer, heart disease, neurological condition, etc. The person you are talking about should see a primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
My grandma(85years)sat 1month inbed.now she can't walk & she is hardly swallowing&want 2 sleep.what 2 do&is it right that these signs occur be4 death?
Bedbound not eating: Please go to the ER, there could be a lot going on. If you literally do not walk at all for 1 month it is hard to begin walking again . But could also be thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune process, sleep apnea ,diabetes depression, Your GM needs a full work up with xray, labs CBC, CMP, thyroid, B12,, urine , cortisol, Go t o ER ASAP it could be reversible -85 is not that old. ...Read more
Diabetes death: Diabetes has the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). More severe disease can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, loss of fingers/toes/hands/feet. Death would most likely come from coma, heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. ...Read more
What are signs / symptoms we should expect as death approaches due to terminal cancer (lymphoma) what does fuzzy sight n burning feeling in face mean?
Seems like cns: Depending on where in the body the lymphoma is located and affectingly things can occur. If the bone marrow is affected then blood counts and immune system will suffer. If brain or spine are affected headaches, vision issues, fatigue can all occur. If other organs r involved like liver or lungs then digestion or breathing can be issue. Mostly extreme fatigue, infection, organ failure are at end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What signs / symptoms will indicate when a person is close to death, so we know. My mother has a stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the bones.
Palliative care: I am sorry to learn of your mothers illness. Lung cancer remains one of the highest cancer deaths. Palliative care doctors can help your mothers end with comfort. Talk to your mother as to what she wants and her doctors will help you to honor her wishes. They can help you assess the signs and symptoms of end of life and what to look for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.
I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I got sunburned on my leg. my skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin
Hydrate: After a sun burn, always try to hydrate the skin. Drink plenty of water. When you get out of the shower, while your skin is still soaking wet, rub in baby oil for 20 seconds, then towel dry. In addition, next time you get a sun burn, take 2 asperin (not tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first day. If it is a bad burn, then go see your dr immediately ...Read more
Dead left leg comes now and again, lasts around a day, feels like it is coming from my hip, is this a sign of something serious?
Potentially, but: unlikely. Pinching of the sciatic nerve where it exits from the spinal canal and blockage of an artery in your leg are serious problems Less serious (and more common) is when the leg "goes to sleep'" when there's pressure on the sciatic nerve from crossing the legs, sitting on a hard chair or sitting in one position for a long time. Usually a tingling feeling occurs when it wakes up. ...Read more
Ive had white dead skin looking floaties in my urine for weeks. Alot! I get silent bladder infections too. Could this be a sign of a bladder infection?
May be normal...: Before further use of antibiotics, make sure to get urinalysis (UA) with/without urine culture. If being free of UTI symptoms and having no WBC or RBC in UA, most likely, cloudy urine could be normal in alkaline urine with PH>6.5, resulting from the presence of amorphous phosphate crystals, which commonly seen in vegetarians. Ask Doc for more detail.... ...Read more
I have nevus in my right face including my lower lip and I notice some dead skins in my lower lip. could it be a sign that my lip is growing?
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