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Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Fever: inherited reaction to things that make us sick and may help kill the bad bugs. Great discussion at wikipedia. Give it a try before coming here. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?

Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?

Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read more

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How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! cheers! ...Read more

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Explain fatigue. Specifically as symptom of cancer. Is fatigue an early symptom or a generally later symptom?

Explain fatigue. Specifically as symptom of cancer.  Is fatigue an early symptom or a generally later symptom?

Any time in cancer: Fatigue may be present at any time as a symptom of cancer. It can be the presenting complaint, may be a complication of treatment or of progressing, more advanced disease. ...Read more

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Are floating stools a symptom of a gastrointestinal bug such as Norovirus?

Are floating stools a symptom of a gastrointestinal bug such as Norovirus?

Not necessarily: Gas in formed stools can cause them to float under normal conditions. Fat malabsorbtion can also cause this. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: If you have the above symptoms and Addison's disease you must let your doctor know and he/she will advise how much more medication you will need and whether you need a clinic visit. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: As you probably know Addison's disease is the result of low levels of adrenal hormones. Please make an appointment to see your doctor today or tomorrow. If that does not work please go to the Emergency room without delay. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

Help please! is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

NO: celiac disease can be hidden- or latent- and not associated with severe disease and symptoms or malnutrition. It depends on the individual's immune system and the antibodies it produces in response to gluten. It can be quantified by testing for antibodies and by an endoscopy to look at the degree of intestines that are affected. It can be graded as minimal to severe. ...Read more

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Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Sick as a dog with sign and symptoms of sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Possibly: It is very difficult to get disability based on this diagnosis because of the absence of objective findings on exam and confirmatory diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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How likely is a fever associated with fifth disease?

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How likely is a fever associated with fifth disease?

Yes: Parvovirus b19, the virus that causes fifth disease, can also cause fever and other flu-like symptoms in about 50% of cases. Normally though, by the time the facial rash that characterizes fifth disease arises, the fever and other flu-like symptoms have subsided. ...Read more

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Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

Can IBS like symptoms be a sign of early ms?

No,: If these are your symptoms, you do NOT have MS. See gastroenterologist for the IBS. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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If a person has a cold (respiratory symptoms) and a flu (vomiting) simultaneously is that a sign of HIV or another immunocompromising illness?

If a person has a cold (respiratory symptoms) and a flu (vomiting) simultaneously is that a sign of HIV or another immunocompromising illness?

Respiratory and GI : No, definitely not. It is not at all uncommon to have both respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms simultaneously with a flu-like or other viral infection. This in no way suggests an immune compromised condition. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?

Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Maybe: The use of the word disease would indicate a permanent condition which may or may not be well-controlled. Most conditions that exhibit the above symptoms are temporary. ...Read more

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My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible? Scheduled for a colonoscop

My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible?
Scheduled for a colonoscop

Crohn's disease.: it is certainly possible to have Crohn's disease without diarrhea. It is an important diagnosis to pin down if present, especially because there are much better treatments to control it these days. If your gastroenterologist believes you should have a colonoscopy to rule this out, you should proceed as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease compared to regular diarrhea?

Moreso: Pain, frequent bms, nighttime bms, joint pains, skin rash, eye pain, fever, weight loss, bleeding. These can be seen in infectious diarrhea (usually short-lived), but more commonly seen in ibd, especially if recurrent, or lasting for more than a few days. Got any of these symptoms? See your doc...Soon. ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: If you have the above symptoms and Addison's disease you must let your doctor know and he/she will advise how much more medication you will need and whether you need a clinic visit. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: As you probably know Addison's disease is the result of low levels of adrenal hormones. Please make an appointment to see your doctor today or tomorrow. If that does not work please go to the Emergency room without delay. ...Read more

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Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

WBC in stools: WBC in stools could be due to the viral or bacterial infection of GI tract. These cells should clear once the diarrhea is resolved. Check with your primary care doctor that you do not have inflammatory bowel disease or any other chronic condition. He may refer you to a gastroenterologist if he feels that consult is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness. Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness.  Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Anxiety IS a symptom: There may be connections between all or some of these complaints. Also, being deprived of adequate sleep (or any other need for a healthy body) matters. Naming a set of problems helps sum it up, but it won't fix anything. You really need to see a psychotherapist, perhaps get rx help and stick to a daily healthy life plan for eating, sleeping, etc. You're aging too quickly, slow down, calm down. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot and mouth disease, its symptoms and how to fix it? The baby boy is 1 year old and he doesn't want to eat or drink. We have to force him and he has at least once a day blow outs of diarrhea. He has a small rash on one side of his mouth a

What is hand, foot and mouth disease, its symptoms and how to fix it? The baby boy is 1 year old and he doesn't want to eat or drink. We have to force him and he has at least once a day blow outs of diarrhea. He has a small rash on one side of his mouth a

Hand, : Hand, foot, and mouth is a viral disease cause by coxsackievirus. It often is accompanied by a rash and cold symptoms but the main symptoms are ulcers that can appear anywhere on the body. In a 1 year old, the most likely location is in the mouth, especially on the tonsils and the back of the throat. Typically the symptoms last about 4-5 days and treating the discomfort with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is reasonable. Also make sure you are encouraging fluids, even if the appetite is low because it hurts to swallow you want to make sure he is staying hydrated. ...Read more

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I have a question my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease about 8 weeks ago. She is 19 years old. Her symptoms then were vomiting diarrhea and severe stomach pain. The biopsies came back positive for Celiac. She has removed any gluten from her diet

I have a question my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease about 8 weeks ago. She is 19 years old. Her symptoms then were vomiting diarrhea and severe stomach pain. The biopsies came back positive for Celiac. She has removed any gluten from her diet

Please start over: your question if you actually asked one did not make it to the site. You provided good background, but could shorten it in a future submission.Just say recently diagnosed celiac (biopsy positive).Need to know ??????? If you don't ask a clear question we cannot be much help.This is not a chat room.Your questions are never linked & we cannot see uploads.Please start over. ...Read more

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What is diarrhea a symptom of dehydration?

No but it can cause: Diarrhea is not a symptom of dehydration but if left untrated can lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a normal symptom of morning sickness?

No: I am not sure if your statement of diarrhea is loose stools or true diarrhea. If you run true diarrhea for more than 4 days, you should be checked. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more