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Does Chronic Medical Condition Cause Gastroenteritis
None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?
See below: Cfs identifies a heterogeneous population of people in whom fatigue, pain, cognitive complaints and virus-like symptoms are the final common consequence of a variety of different causes. Most patients have had past or current psychiatric disorders such as depression. Postinfectious fatigue cases after mononucleosis, influenza, brucellosis, lyme disease and q fever are indistinguishable from cfs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
See below: I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia. Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different causes: The first challenge is to identify why your knee is painful. Common causes include arthritis, tears of the meniscal cartilage, chondromalacia of the patella, or loose bodies within the knee joint. See your doctor or get an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate and get help with treatment. ...Read more
Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria and angioedema is a common condition. Most patients have no underlying disorder. Some illnesses that have been linked to chronic urticaria include: chronic infections (HIV, Hepatitis, parasitic infections, H.pylori), autoimmune disease (lupus), thyroid disorders, and malignancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vague : Your question is too vague to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Mild hypothermia, usually no lasting damage. More severe, there is lack of oxygen to tissues leading to frostbite, gangrene, fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, kidney failure, heart problems. You can get changes in heart rate, slowed breathing, changes in consciousness, with slurred speech, staggering walk and unresponsiveness. Kind of an odd topic for summer. ...Read more
SIMPLE ANSWER: There is no specific symptom. Symptoms vary, for example: fevers, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath to name a few. Initial best test is a: CBC - complete blood count. For CML there has been a chromosomal translocation known as bcr/abl resulting in what is known as the philadelphia chromosome. Treatments are oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors that target c-kit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms?: You would need to be more specific for anyone to answer your question ...Read more
Terrific question: In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis. On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?
Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's esophagus and can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This occurs in long term acid reflux. If you have only occasional symptoms, you are less at risk. If your symptoms are chronic, however, it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Apparently, you have endured and adapted well with vomiting and diarrhea for 9-12 months; clinically, you've a low likelihood to affect your CNS. CNS functional changes commonly occurs in acute conditions of the elderly. Of course, individual variation may widely manifest and fluctuate. Nonetheless, it would be more beneficial and logical to direct this Q to your existing Doc because he/she knows ...Read more
Acute stress due an incident, causes me serious stomach pains, mild dihorrea, &hypersomnia, any de-stress effort didn't do much, how can I cure GI problem?
Likely depression: One of the most common causes of hypersomnia is depression. However, 20% of people with depression also have sleep apnea and vice versa. I would recommend you see a psychiatrist for eval of your probable depression (90% of our serotonin is in our gut). Serotonin drugs are used to treat depression and often help the gut. See a GI doc if you have not yet, and a sleep doc as well to rule out apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can.: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (= psc, inflammation of bile ducts) can give symptoms such as itching, pain in the right upper abdomen, fevers, chills, night sweats, and jaundice (yellow skin, yellow whites of the eyes). Most people with this illness have ulcerative colitis, which has symptoms of its own (eg. Bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain). Many with psc eventually need liver transplant. ...Read more
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