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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. Scot Lewey
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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Definition)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (psc) is a chronic liver disease caused by progressive inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver. The inflammation impedes the flow of bile to the gut, which can ultimately lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. The underlying cause of the inflammation is ...Read more


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Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Insomnia Symptoms: Yes! • Worrying about sleep for long period causes Anxiety • Lack of concentration • Lack of focus on an activity • Tiredness • Irritability • Upsetness • Dissatisfaction • Fatigue • Lack of enjoyment • Lack of productivity • Primary insomnia is treatable with good improvement. ...Read more

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Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Varies: Acute leukemias usually cause symptoms that bring a patient in to a doctor or emergency room. Chronic leukemias are often found incidentally when a blood count is ordered and abnormalities are identified. ...Read more

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Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the extend of disease. Patients with kidney cancer can present with a range of symptoms; unfortunately, many patients are without symptoms until the disease is advanced.Clinical manifestation may include- blood in the urine, weakness, low grade fever, decreased apetite, abdominal /pelvic discomfort , etc. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does pancreatic cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Yup...: Commonly yellow skin; +/- belly pain; weight loss; new onset diabetes and depression. Pancreas tail makes hormones: insulin, gastrin, glucagon - these cause symptoms. Head/body make digestive juice, and engulf the duct draining the liver into the gut. This is a very nasty cancer. ...Read more

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Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Polymyositis: Causes progressive muscle weakness, eventually problems with swallowing, balance, speech, problems with stamina, getting out of a chair, even shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Does renal trauma usually cause many symptoms?

Does renal trauma usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: It would depend on the severity of the trauma. Renal injury is likely to be associated with blood in urine. ...Read more

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Does sarcoma usually cause many symptoms?

Does sarcoma usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: It depends on the type of sarcoma, location of the lesion and stage of lesion. Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue, muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Does bladder cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does bladder cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Blood in urine: Any blood in the urine either microscopic or visible needs a urologic evaluation to rule out problems like bladder cancer, especially if you are a long term smoker....Smoking biggest risk factor for bladder cancer ! ...Read more

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Does pseudogout usually cause many symptoms?

Does pseudogout usually cause many symptoms?

Similar to gout: Pseudogout involves deposition of calcium pyrophosphate crystals (instead of uric acid as in gout) in joints, most frequently knees and wrists. Presentation may be similar: joint pain, swelling, redness. In pts under 60y/o hyperparathyroidism or hemochromatosis should be ruled out. There is no definitive treatment, but corticosteroids injected into the affected joint may help. ...Read more

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Does pheochromocytoma usually cause many symptoms?

Does pheochromocytoma usually cause many symptoms?

Hypertension: Pheochromocytoma may cause marked increase in blood pressure, hypertension. Hypertension may be episodic and severe. The symptoms depend on the severity of hypertension. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with chronic granulomatous disease?

What symptoms usually go along with chronic granulomatous disease?

Severe infections: This disease affects the immune system so that they are unable to fight off common germs and get very sick from infections that would be mild in healthy people. These severe infections can include skin or bone infections and abscesses in internal organs (lungs, liver, brain). Children with this disease are healthy at birth but usually develop severe infections in infancy or early childhood. ...Read more

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Does amebiasis usually cause many symptoms?

Does amebiasis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Diarrhea of >1 week duration, abdominal pain and tenderness, weight loss, cramps, infrequently fever. There is usually history of travel to an endemic area beforehand. ...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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Does meningitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does meningitis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting , stiff neck, alterations in mental status are all quite commonly seen. Acute meningitis is an infectious disease emergency. There are chronic forms of meningitis which do not require as rapid attention, but anybody suspecting this disease should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Does endocarditis usually cause many symptoms?

Does endocarditis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Endocarditis, or infection of a heart valve, is a serious illness. In its acute form, there may be high fever, chills and sweats, generalized weakness, arrhythmias and heart failure. The subacute form is subtler and may gradually cause anemia, weakness, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, depression and eventually heart failure. Either form is potentially lethal. If suspected, it needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Cough and wheeze: Yes, bronchiolitis is typically an inflammation of the very small airways or bronchiole tubes in infants and is typically caused by a virus, often times the RSV virus. Symtoms include cough, wheezing, congestion, runny nose, fever, and other symptoms seen with viral illnesses. Very young, premature babies can be particularly affected by bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: on the severity of the rhabdomyosis; one may have minimal symptoms to having diffuse muscle pain/weakness. In very severe cases, it could lead to renal failure and can require dialysis. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an infection of the bile ducts. Usually there is an obstruction of the bile ducts. Most commonly this is caused by a gallstone, although there are other rarer causes. It can be life threatening. If you have pain in your right upper quadrant, a fever and are jaundiced, ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Sclerosing Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an inflammatory condition of the main bile duct that drains bile from the liver. It is important to follow with an experienced gastroenterologist because untreated, the condition can ...Read more