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Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

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 more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Hidradenitis : This condition results in inflammation of tge apocrine glands. Areas oftwn affected include: armpits, groin, and under breasts. It is not usually associated with other conditions. It is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 more

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What usually causes chronic gastritis?

What usually causes chronic gastritis?

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

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Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Acupuncture: May not "cure" chronic tension headaches but it can be a safe, effective way to treat them. The effects of acupuncture can also help to prevent them. Take care. ...Read more

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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

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

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What major illnesses can cause chronic hives?

What major illnesses can cause chronic hives?

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 more

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Ideas? What medical problems can hypothermia cause?

Ideas? What medical problems can hypothermia cause?

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

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Can you please discuss cause, symptoms, treatment for chronic myologic leukemia?

Can you please discuss cause, symptoms, treatment for chronic myologic leukemia?

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 more

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Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes: Crohn's symptoms range from none at all to more commonly abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements, cramping, and intestinal discomfort. If it is found, it will often be from a colonoscopy which are frequently ordered because of one of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

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 more

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Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

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

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Can chronic dehydration (9-12 months) cause long-term CNS disorders?

Can chronic dehydration (9-12 months) cause long-term CNS disorders?

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

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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?

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 more

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Does primary sclerosing cholangitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does primary sclerosing cholangitis usually cause many symptoms?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Dr. Abby Caplin
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Chronic Illness (Definition)

Persistent or long-lasting illness, usually lasting ...Read more