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Feline Symptom Checker
Swollen glands fever: Cat scratch disease (csd) is a bacterial disease caused by bartonella henselae. Most people with csd have been bitten or scratched by a cat and developed a mild infection at the point of injury. Lymph nodes, especially those around the head, neck, and upper limbs, become swollen. Additionally, a person with csd may experience fever, headache, fatigue, and a poor appetite. ...Read more
I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?
Really?: That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you. The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?
I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?
Fever, chills, cough: The symptoms for influenza are fairly nonspecific - fever, chills, muscle aches and cough to start... And can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If you are concerned and sick enough, go to your physician and get checked. If you are very ill, go to an ED and tell them what is going on; but either have an ambulance take you or a friend take you. Driving sick is worse than driving drunk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have
Yes possible: Yes it is possible. Or it's possible that you have already passed the stone. Certain smaller stones are hard to see on the CT. ...Read more
Can you have a sinus infection with no cold, drainage, cough? Cat scan showed severe sinusitis, only symptom is facial/head pain, now on meds
Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath
Allergy to bird, cat and dog dander. I have all of those. Hair started thinning, fatigue, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. Allergy symptom? Thx.
Allergic symptoms: Humans can be allergic to one or more allergens produced by cats. The most common of these allergens are secreted by the cat's sebaceous glands and expressed in saliva. An allergic reaction is a histamine reaction that is usually characterized by coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, itching, nasal congestion, rash, watering eyes, . ...Read more
Possible infection.: If a cat scratches you, it can introduce bacterial infection into the skin causing an impetigo or even a cellulitis. If there is redness, pain, swelling or frank pus at the site of the scratch, especially if it is worsening or spreading, seek medical assistance immediately. You will need at a minimum oral antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
Drinking from the same place as my cat ( by accident ) can bring serious complications? Symptoms?
Do not worry:
If the water was otherwise safe to drink, the cat having drunk from the same vessel is not a reason to worry about.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Symptoms: Similar to other allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, and watery & itchy eyes. You could possibly get hives from the cat saliva, if you are sensitive. Unlike tv ads would have you believe, specific allergen causes do not cause specific symptoms or require specific treatment. Although, food allergies are a different story. ...Read more