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Canavan Disease: Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces. Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan. Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: While Parkinson's disease does have a "classic" or "typical" set of symptoms, these symptoms can also be caused by drugs, toxins, trauma, etc. The only way to determine whether you truly have Parkinson's disease is to see a physician (e.g. Neurologist) who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam to see if your symptoms are consistent with Parkinson's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ischemic stroke: Carotid artery disease usually occurs at the origin of the internal carotid artery at the neck and results from plaque build up. The main concern is that blood clots may for from turbulent blood flow this plaque causes, and the clot may travel upward and block an important brain artery, causing a stroke. It is a common found and commonly treated cause for stroke. Several options exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is dilated cardiomyopathy and what echocardiographic features may suggest this disease? Thanks
I'm not a cardiologist, but here is some info for you on the subject.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dilated-cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20032887 ...Read more
I had miscarriage 9months before but nw we are trying for have baby, but my pelvic report impression shows features s/o poly cystic ovarian disease.?
You can't judge that: From an ultrasound. If I you are having regular cycles, keep trying. ...Read more
In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?
Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy. This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more
A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma carries proteins, such as antibodies, and nutrients. A disturbance of any component of the above constitutes a blood disorder. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. ...Read more
Weight concern: "eating disorders" encompass a wide range of conditions and behaviors, but are almost always characterized by excessive weight concern and using unhealthy or maladaptive methods to control weight. Anorexia nervosa is charactized by low weight and restricting, whereas bulimia nervosa is characterized by binging then a behavior in response to the binge (ie vomiting). ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: There is abnormal bleeding such as in the bowel movements, in the urine, nose bleeds, under the skin, or in women: abnormally heavy or frequent menstrual periods. The most common result is anemia. The most severe result is intracranial bleeding (stroke due to bleeding). ...Read more
Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/c2qry8. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers