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Does Everyone Have A Sertain Kind Of Worm Or Should They Not Be There
Not in America: In the United States, people are not supposed to have any worms inside their bodies. If a person has symptoms suspicious for worms, his doctor will look for parasites and use medication to get rid of them. Rarely, there will be dormant (not active) parasites that are too hard to get rid of. A primary care doctor can order stool lab tests to look for worms and their eggs. ...Read more
This is an educational question.I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does.However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?
Yes, many: There are many chronic viral infections. HIV isn't unusual at all in this regard. A few that come to mine are Ebstein Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis; cytomegalovirus (CMV); varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of chickepox and shingles; human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV); and probably a hundred others that haven't yet been identifed or named. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that when you have oral cancer you can get a white bump, but would there be other symptoms?
Oral Cancer: Oral cancer usually presents with a change in the tissues that form the lining of oral cavity, including the gums. Red, raised lesion in high risk area such as the side of the tongue are most worrisome for cancer. Other symptoms include difficulty swallowing, a lump in the neck, numbness in the oral region, restricted oral opening, and oral pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have no idea how periods work. Are they spontaneous or is there some kind of warning?
I have a rash or pimples of some sort on my penis and don't know what it is or where its from I've seen several doctors and all assure me its not an STD of any kind. All they recommended was to try some creams, which have not made any improvement. I have
Seek another opinion: Its very difficult to know exactly what you may be suffering from. And i agree that you may need a second opinion if no one has given you a diagnosis. However, one possibility is that it may be folliculitis or an inflammation of the hair follicles around the area, these may often look like pimples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if there is blood in your seimen? I have never had any medical issues. I have not been to the doctors for about 5 years. I don't think it could be an std. I have been with the same partner for a while. Could it be kidney problems? Or any
Is it possible to have autoimmune antibodies and not have a diesease or not cause any harm? Is this normal? Do they go away?
If someone is told they have an excess of growth hormone does that mean they have acromegaly? Or are there other conditions or issues that it can be?
Is it bad or common to be low in white blood cells, can you do anything for it or are there any side effects?
Depends: Depends upon how low and what your WBC counts have been in the past. 50% of people are below "normal" yet their numbers are normal for them. If you have no history of infections or a progressive decrease in your counts I do not see any reason to worry. ...Read more
Timing of symptoms: Pms stands for premenstrual syndrome and occurs a few days before the onset of your period up to a week or so. There are a range of symptoms with pms, some emotional and some physical. However, the onset of the period improves them. If your symptoms last the entire month it is less likely to be pms. See you ob/gyn to clarify the issue. Pmdd is a severe mood disturbance around the same time. ...Read more
I have psoriasis and medi-cal won't even let me see a dermatologist. Is there a loop hole to that i don't know about? Because i'm on medi-cal is there a free clinic somewhere that i can be treated for this? If i can't be seen by a doctor are there any hom
In the meanwhile ...: While you are trying to see a dermatologist, is there a reason that your primary can't start you on some sort of therapy, at least topically? Have you already tried topical therapy, like corticosteroids? I can understand how a primary care doctors may be less interested to prescribe phototherapy, oral therapy and/or biologics. Milder forms of psoriasis can be treated topically. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian cyst?: I'm not sure what kind of cyst you are asking about, but an ovarian cyst could interefere with getting pregnant, especially if there are multiple hereditary cysts, such as stein leventhal syndrome. If a physician told you that you have an ovarian cyst, you need regular follow-up by a gynecologist. ...Read more
I have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism but i don't know if this is coincidence and they may be linked to something else?
What to do if i heard that there can be complications with an implanted defibrillator such as infections, is it true?
Yes, but: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection but only at the time of implantation. ...Read more
If diagnosed with a malignancy, does this mean you have in turn a neoplasm, so if you are diagnosed with either they are actually the same thing?
Depends: Severe diabetes with it's multi-system effects can make pregnancy less likely or a health risk to the mother.However, a woman with diabetes can become pregnant & if well managed can have a relatively normal pregnancy.This often takes coordination between the diabetes team/ob & receiving pediatrician. Infants of diabetics are at risk of a variety of medical problems at birth. Many do quite well. ...Read more
Do all new moles have to be thoroughly checked by a dermatologist regardless of size or just the ones the doctor thinks that are suspicious? Not all
What do you advise if i had a question about neurofibromatosis, can it treated in any kind of way or does it have to require surgery by a doctor?
Neurofibromatoma: NF is a disease of many manifestations and a wide range of severities - it is typically treated only when a tumor has shown significant growth, pain or signs of degeneration. ...Read more
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