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Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Can be either.: Loss of balance can occur due to inner ear problems or due to specific lesions in the brain (the cerebellum). These problems can arise from viral infections or malignancies or infarcts. The best thing to do is to not attempt to self diagnose but to see your primary physician or a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect? Congenital heart disease?

What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect? Congenital heart disease?

Murmur: A noise the blood makes as it flows through a narrow opening, your doc may suspect chd if newborn is having trouble breathing or oxegenating his blood. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with bilateral nodules in the lungs by a chest X-ray and CT scan. The doctor told her that her system is good and there is no sign or symptom of any disease. But I'm worried. What should I do?

Soooo...: Nodule is not a diagnosis. It is a description of a finding on a study. Really need to know what kind of nodule. There are several types of nodules that are completely benign. He would not have told you all was well unless I really was. Doctors are generally very conservative. If her doc said not to worry why do you continue to worry? Maybe you should talk to them again. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of coeliac disease?

Celiac Symptoms: Possible symptoms of celiac disease can include abdominal pain & bloating as well as bouts of diarrhea. Other symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue, anemia, weakness, gray malodorous feces, rashes, depression etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

Vitreous changes: Sounds like you might have: floaters. Floaters are common and usually due to a change in the protein composition of the vitreous (inside gel of the eye). Check with your eyemd that they are "just" floaters and not inflammation in the eye as new floaters can be a concern. ...Read more

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I have lost 4 kg in a month due to diet, is it normal or sign of diseases?

I have lost 4 kg in a month due to diet, is it normal or sign of diseases?

Diet: Good pace for dieting is 1-2 pounds per week (=1kg/week). So likely due solely to your efforts! ...Read more

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Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Yes, but which one?: Vertigo can be a sign of disease in multiple areas, ranging from the inner ear to the vestibular nerves to the brainstem itself. There are many causes of vertigo, ranging from benign to quite dangerous. A neurologist can help pinpoint what type of dizziness you have, what is causing it, and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are the signs / symptoms of influenza and what are the treatments of influenza disease?

What are the signs / symptoms of influenza and what are the treatments of influenza disease?

Complex: Fever, muscle aches; respiratory symptoms including sore throat, congestion, cough; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, among others. ...Read more

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Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Multiple causese: Vaginal pain is a symptom that can be caused by multiple conditions. Causes could be due to infection, pelvic prolapse, nerve injury, pelvic muscle spasms etc. Careful history and examination should isolate the cause. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke!
but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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What are the first early signs and symptoms of ménière's disease?

What are the first early signs and symptoms of ménière's disease?

Some: Not everyone gets all of the signs or symptoms. But, dizziness, a feeling or fullness in the ear or ears, and decreased hearing could be noticed by someone. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is gum recession a sign of early periodonta disease or is it advanced?

Can you tell me is gum recession a sign of early periodonta disease or is it advanced?

Need examination: You need examination to determine cause and severity of the damage to the supporting tissues (if gums receding, so is underlying bone). Please call your dentist for examination before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Some times it passes 2 days without I drink any water. .. Is that a sign for a disease?

Some times it passes 2 days without I drink any water. .. Is that a sign for a disease?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Usually yes: Risser sign of 4 means the skeleton is virtually mature. Surgery for scoliosis at this stage does not result in much improvement in the spine curvature, and usually requires neurological symptoms as well before deciding to operate. I understand that Scheuermann's disease is not commonly treated with surgery. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of Crohn's? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

What are the early signs of Crohn's? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

Many early signs: Early signs include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, joint pain and sometimes fever.Abdominal pain followed by diarrhea will usually occur after eating a meal. Fatigues is early sign, other findings include anal sores, fissures or cracks and skin tags. Sometimes misdaignosed, confused with other ailments. ...Read more

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I have dried up lips often. Could this be a bad disease or a sign that something is wrong with my health?

I have dried up lips often. Could this be a bad disease or a sign that something is wrong with my health?

No: It is a sign that you probably lick your lips often or breath through your mouth, both of which dry your lips out. Chapstick or a lip balm will help. ...Read more

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Someone I'm close to has huntington's disease. What are the major signs or symptoms I should look out for?

Someone I'm close to has huntington's disease. What are the major signs or symptoms I should look out for?

Movement & Behavior: The major symptoms are changes in behavior such as hallucinations, irritability, moodiness and psychosis, and abnormal movements including extra facial and limb movements and loss of coordination, dementia, and eventually impairments of speech and swallowing. More information is available from the huntington's disease society of america: www. Hdsa. Org. ...Read more

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Is neck pain a sign of some disease?

Is neck pain a sign of some disease?

Possibly: Most neck main is neurological, muscular, or skeletal in origin. Nerve injury or pinching from a disc, muscle strain, or rib dysfunction are common causes. However, depending on the neck pain type, location, duration, & associated symptoms, it could be a sign of arthritis, meningitis, tumor, thyroid disorder, etc. Swollen lymph nodes from infection also can cause significant neck pain. ...Read more

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