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I'm 34, single w/ no close friends.Living w/ chronic medical condition.Most days lately i feel too ill &tired to socialize.How to cope?Alone forever?

I'm 34, single w/ no close friends.Living w/ chronic medical condition.Most days lately i feel too ill &tired to socialize.How to cope?Alone forever?

Support group: Support group may be place to start. There are other people with same condition may want to perform on line search of your condition and location. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

Initially : As with virtually all conditions, the severity of the disease determines some influence on the likelihood of outgrowing it. ...Read more

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How do I know when my child needs medical attention for gastroenteritis?

How do I know when my child needs medical attention for gastroenteritis?

If he's dehydrated: If your baby is having so much vomiting or diarrhea that he is not urinating well, that may be a symptom of dehydration. Other worrisome symptoms are failure to produce tears when crying, dry inside of the mouth, and lethargy. If your child appears too weak or limp, contact your doctor right away. Also, call if your child is unable to tolerate even tiny amounts at a time of clear liquids. ...Read more

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Son has had gastroenteritis for 8 days and still puking every other day. Normal? Concerns? Contagous? Can gastroenteritis lead to acid reflux disease?

Son has had gastroenteritis for 8 days and still puking every other day. Normal? Concerns? Contagous? Can gastroenteritis lead to acid reflux disease?

This can certainly: happen as the gastroenteritis is resolving. Is he just vomiting once/day? Any fever? Other symptoms? The answer to this also depends on his age. It's more concerning if he's younger. No, gastroenteritis does not lead to acid reflux disease. Please discuss with his doctor or consider doing a consult with one of us on Prime if this continues. ...Read more

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What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis (without vomiting) cause chest pain or lead to heart disease?

Can gastroenteritis (without vomiting) cause chest pain or lead to heart disease?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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With gastroenteritis, total WBC isn't raised, the only abnormality is low lymphocytes (339). Is this likely a virus, or an autoimmune condition?

Gastroenteritis: Most gastroenteritis is viral and lasts only a few days at most. Often it lasts only 24-48 hours. The total WBC count is not usually elevated. A low lymphocyte count is normal during such an infection. Here's a research paper describing this phenomenon, called "transient lymphopenia" : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1085751. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more


Dr. Abby Caplin
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Chronic Illness (Definition)

Persistent or long-lasting illness, usually lasting ...Read more