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What is the cure for fibrositis. I have these marble size glands all over my body. I was told by a doctor that it is fibrositis ?
Define fibrositis of spine / shoulder blade ? GP said it can last a long time. Is itpart of degenerative disease and is it more common with women ?
Just a fancy term: Yes, your GP is right that the condition is part of the degenerative process. You should learn to live with this reality by knowing how to minimize pain with physical therapy and regular exercise, heat, massage, acupuncture etc. This will hopefully minimize your need and resultant dependence on pain meds. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more
Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more
Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more
SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turner's Syndrome: The prognosis for turner's syndrome diagnosed at birth is usually good. They will be short. They have streaked gonads. They can have a webbed neck. There can be lymphedema. There can be associated perceptual problems. They are not necessarily mentally retarded. There can be coarctation of the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: I am sorry you are experiencing Tietze's syndrome (aka Costochondritis with swelling). But sadly Tietze's syndrome is usually painful, and the only treatment is symptom control. I would advise you visit an Urgent Care clinic/ER when experiencing these episodes and tell the doc you have a history of Tietze's syndrome so that they can tell the difference from a Heart Attack and your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Defective transfer: When eggs/sperm form they go through a process where the pairs of chromosomes split.Each resulting egg or sperm should only have one of the pair. When /if an egg or sperm fails to drop one or part of the chromosome 18, it will have excessive material once conception occurs.That extra material interferes with normal development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One in 6,000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more