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Does constipation occur as an isolated symptom of ms? Does it always occur at the same time as other neurological symptoms?
No: The most common cause of constipation is the diet. The first thing to do is to get a history of what the patient is eating. The function of the colon is to re absorb water from the gut back into the body. Some foods act counter to that-mainly all of the grains (rice,oatmeal,barley,etc), pastas, milk, foods with a lot of pectin in them. First, reduce these in the diet before any medicinal remedies. ...Read more
How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those
Epididymitis?: Probably under 1% of urethral gonorrhea or chlamydia leads to epididymitis, which generally causes severe pain and swelling in a single testicle, usually a few weeks after catching the infection. Milder aching of both testicles does not indicate epididymitis or testicular infection. That's a common symptom in some men with any genital infection doesn't indicate anything serious. ...Read more
At what age do esophagal ulcers most often occur? Is it unlikely for someone to develop it in their 20s?
Yes: It's a beautiful.day! Esophageal ulcers are uncommon at a young age. ...Read more
Schizophrenia+speech: Sc diagnosis requires "gross disorganization of speech or behavior, " so it is common to see abnormal speech content [due to the thinking disorder] and style, due to odd emotional tone and poor social skills. Involves hallucinations often, paranoid delusions="fixed false beliefs" the patient does not reality test. It often effects a downward work+social spiral+ loss of interpersonal function. ...Read more
Is MS hug seen in early stages of Multiple sclerosis also is it possible to have it in right calf region?
The "MS hug": ...happens when the muscles of the ribcage go into spasm, causing a tight, squeezing feeling (and sometimes pain) in the chest. It may be triggered by overheating, fatigue or fever. MS can cause spasm of any skeletal muscle, including the calf. Other disorders can cause muscle spasms & MS can get worse , especially if untreated, so it's best to see a doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
BMD: Low bone mineral density very very rarely occurs in someone your age. When it does there is a very specific cause. There are no symptoms of low bone mineral density in general. The best therapy to maintain bmd is to have adequate calcium and vit d intake and to conduct regular weight bearing activity. ...Read more
Can you tell me in Parkinson's disease, does dopamine loss occur merely in the striatum or does it occur in the s.niagra too?
Pigmented nuclei: The dopamine loss involves predominantly the basal ganglia area, but also involves dorsal vagal nucleus, substantial nigra, and areas of any dopamine interaction within brain and brain stem. But, to be complete, Parkinson's is a multi-neurotransmitter degenerative deficiency syndrome with other neurotransmitter systems involved. ...Read more
Does degenerative changes in the bilateral hips always mean that there is osteoarthritis present? Or can it also mean age related conditions also exsist, thanks
I'm aware sarcoidosis can result in death. But what occurs in this condition that results in death?
Sarcoid: Read this: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sarc/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fever, hypoxia: As we age, we have less "cognitive reserve". That is, environmental or mental stressors, sleep deprivation, illness, alcohol, etc impair cognition more than these factors do in young adulthood. Febrile illnesses, eg, pneumonia or bladder infection, are both common and cognitively impairing. Also, pneumonia may temporarily decrease oxygen intake (hypoxia), which also hurts cognitive function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clonus: Clonus can possibly be a sign of brain of spinal pathology. However this depends on how many 'beats' of clonus is present and also whether it is sustained or not. A couple of beats of clonus that appears on both feet may be physiological ('normal'). But clonus is never taken in isolation, this is only part of the exam, other reflexes as well as the presence of a babinski reflex all matter. ...Read more
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