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What is a frozen shoulder? Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment.

What is a frozen shoulder? Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment.

Stiff shoulder: The medical term is adhesive capsulitis. The capsule covers the joint, and in this condition the capsule "tightens" up and restricts motion. It can be caused by trauma, is associated with Insulin dependent diabetics, and often occurs without any reason (idiopathic). Diagnosis is typically through clinical exam. Often gets better with time, but therapy, injections, and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Can you please discuss cause, symptoms, treatment for chronic myologic leukemia?

Can you please discuss cause, symptoms, treatment for chronic myologic leukemia?

SIMPLE ANSWER: There is no specific symptom. Symptoms vary, for example: fevers, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath to name a few. Initial best test is a: CBC - complete blood count. For CML there has been a chromosomal translocation known as bcr/abl resulting in what is known as the philadelphia chromosome. Treatments are oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors that target c-kit. ...Read more

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Describe the causes symptoms and treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Describe the causes symptoms and treatment for anorexia nervosa?

This is too broad a: Topic to cover in 400 characters or less. Check out this great article by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002. ...Read more

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Which gastrointestinal conditions cause chronic, persistent fatigue? Can tests assist a diagnosis — and, if positive, what treatments are effective?

Which gastrointestinal conditions cause chronic, persistent fatigue? Can tests assist a diagnosis — and, if positive, what treatments are effective?

Many causes to Fatig: Fatigue can be caused by many possible reasons. We need a detailed history from you including: how long have you had this problem? What kind of job/work do you do? Have you lost any blood recently or have any other reason to be anemic.You should get your blood tested to find out your hemoglobin level. if it is low(Anemia) you will need to undergo further tests. Are you able to sleep well? ? Hours? ...Read more

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Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Bleeding, Lab tests: There are two major forms of hemophilia and both are associated with excessive bleeding in tissues on minor trauma, including bleeding into joint cavities. Both forms can be diagnosed with lab tests and treated with appropriate clotting factor concentrates. ...Read more

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What causes cauda equine? diagnosis and treatments? What are the symptoms? Can teens get it?

What causes cauda equine? diagnosis and treatments? What are the symptoms? Can teens get it?

Cauda Equina Syndrom: Cauda equina is caused by compression, trauma or other damage to the lower area of the spinal cord. If you have loss of bowel or bladder control and numbing of your genitaia or inside of thighs (areas that would be in contact with a horse if you imagined yourself riding one) is an easy way to think of this) along with the pain you may have cauda equina syndrome. If have these symptoms GO TO ER ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

RLQ Pain: Long list including diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis(gallbladder), ovarian cyst or twisted ovary, colon cancer, kidney stone, perforated ulcer, pancreatitis, bacterial infection and urinary tract infection to name a few. ...Read more

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Stomach infection causes treatments?

Stomach infection causes treatments?

Many: If this is helicobacter, a combination of antibiotics should treat it effectively. ...Read more

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What is the cause, symptoms, and treatment for leukoplakia ?

What is the cause, symptoms, and treatment for leukoplakia ?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is a white patch that usually occurs in the mouth on the cheek or tongue. It usually occurs in response to an irritation, such as a rough tooth or ill-fitting denture, or to smoking or chewing tobacco. Often times, removing the irritation or quitting smoking or chew will allow the white spot to disappear. Some leukoplakia is pre-cancerous and should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Please describe the symptoms of mardoditis, causes and treatment?

Spelling?: Please check your spelling. I don't know what mardoditis is. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

GI Symptoms with UTI: Any antibiotics taken for infections, does disturb/ alter gastro intestinal flora. Strong antibiotics does cause gastric upset. By their action on intestinal flora, they cause diarrhea, as well. Diarrhea, if associated with fever & nausea/ vomittings, that is a sign of claustridium defficile infection. A very serious situation, needs attention immediately. ...Read more

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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

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Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Pnuemonitis: Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. Difficulty breathing, often accompanied by a cough, is the most common symptom along with cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss. Specialized tests are necessary to make a diagnosis. Treatment focuses on avoiding irritants and reducing inflammation. ...Read more

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Please advise what is neurocystocercosis -its cause, symptoms & cure?

Neurocystocercosis: Great wikipedia question but better to go to uptodate.com and read about it there. Not enough room here. It is due to a parasite. ...Read more

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What causes inflamed tonsils, what are the symptoms and treatment ?

What causes inflamed tonsils, what are the symptoms and treatment ?

Bacteria vs virus: There are a few ways your tonsils could get inflamed. Usually it would start with a viral infection. If the body can't fight it appropriately, then it can become bacterial. This may take 5-7 days . At this point you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is gastrointeritis? Possible causes, treatment and prevention?

What is gastrointeritis? Possible causes, treatment and prevention?

Stomach bug: Gastroenteritis is medical term for stomach flu. The most common cause is viral and not serious. Less commonly it is caused by bacteria like ecoli & can become life threatening. The most important thing is to keep hydrated and limit the portion size of foods. Blood in stool or vomit or not being able to keep things down, see a doctor immediately! prevent it with good hygiene and food choices. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholecystitis mild symptoms?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholecystitis mild symptoms?

No good one: You're best option is to lose weight and avoid foods that are high in fat content. No dairy, nothing fried. If you still have symptoms, you may actually be beyond salvage and will only be remedied with surgery. ...Read more