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Recently seen by hemotologist Oncologist routinely he says MS. Neurologists stumped. All tests show MS findings,MRIs show deyemilenting disease, MS?

Recently seen by hemotologist Oncologist routinely he says MS. Neurologists stumped. All tests show MS findings,MRIs show deyemilenting disease, MS?

It is most likely if: If you have neurological symptoms like patches of numbness, spotty weakness of muscles or vision impairment, then the MRI findings do support the diagnosis of MS. You should have your neurologist guide you further. You will need regular follow up and likely require medical treatment for MS. ...Read more

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Would like patient reviews on dr. Michael a. Bell, psychiatrist?

Would like patient reviews on dr. Michael a. Bell, psychiatrist?

Google: For this type of information, you can google a physician's name. You will find various sites where patients write such "reviews." not every physician will have reviews written, and those written may be of variable reliability. If a physician is involved on healthtap, you can read his/her various pages for more info. Sometimes patients write notes that are viewable. ...Read more

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For Neurologist with sizeable Tecfidera MS pt load...Acute eosinophilia 1.4/12% 3wks on Tecfidera w/o new Sxs. What "transient increase"s have u seen?

For Neurologist with sizeable Tecfidera MS pt load...Acute eosinophilia 1.4/12% 3wks on Tecfidera w/o new Sxs. What "transient increase"s have u seen?

Experiences: First, am not enamored with Tecfidera, as over 20% of my patients have found it intolerable due to GI adverse events, and many have found it to be ineffectual. Can cause drops in lymphocytes and also affect other white cells, and your eosinophil elevation could very well represent a low level allergic response which may depart in a few weeks. Clarify the issues with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Anyonr know a rheumatologist good at disgnosing scleroderma in miami fl?

Anyonr know a rheumatologist good at disgnosing scleroderma in miami fl?

Call or email: www.arthritis.org or call the local arthritis foundation chapter in miami and ask if they know which rheumatologists in miami have a special internet in scleroderma. Or try the local scleroderma foundation chapter in pompano beach. Their contact is [email protected] ...Read more

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Best pediatric opthamologist for microthalmia diagnosis in central texas area?

Best pediatric opthamologist for microthalmia diagnosis in central texas area?

Try "FIND A DOCTOR": On healthtap, click on the menu button at the upper left. Click on "doctors" in the menu. Next, click on "find a doctor". Type "pediatric ophthalmology" where it asks for "type name or keyword here" on the left, and type "austin tx" where it asks for "location". Click the "find doctors" button, and doctors' names should appear. Or, call the 3 nearest children's hospitals for some doctors' names. ...Read more

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Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo.  All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read more

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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I have dyspnea/pepsia & palpatation despite taking ppi. Cbc/abg, ekg/holter, cxr/ugi & pft = norm. Wife thinks celiac/li. Dr. Thinks somato/anxi. I'm scared about vagus damage & cancer/chf. Culptit?

I have dyspnea/pepsia & palpatation despite taking ppi. Cbc/abg, ekg/holter, cxr/ugi & pft = norm. Wife thinks celiac/li. Dr. Thinks somato/anxi. I'm scared about vagus damage & cancer/chf. Culptit?

See a GI: The definitive test for reflux is a 24 hour ph probe. A small tube is placed into your stomach through the nose and left for 24 hours. It measures the ph along the entire esophagus and stomach. You keep a diary of your symptoms. If you have reflux this will show it. ...Read more

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Any specialist cidp neurologists I could find in california?

Any specialist cidp neurologists I could find in california?

There should be: Cidp is fairly common. But there must be some who specialize in treatment of this. ...Read more

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Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?

Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr.  2nd opinion Dr. says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?

Experience: Glaucoma can be a very challenging disease to treat and sometimes difficult to diagnose. If one of the doctors that you saw was a glaucoma specialist then I would lean towards their words of expertise. However if you have not seen a glaucoma specialist then I would recommend getting a third opinion, if possible, with an experienced specialist to settle which direction you should go. ...Read more

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Lip biopsy- seronegative sjogren's. What's diff in + & -? See dr 11/25. Any suggestions or where to find info? Very sick year. Had 2 ivig's for my ms

Lip biopsy- seronegative sjogren's. What's diff in + & -?  See dr 11/25. Any suggestions or where to find info? Very sick year. Had 2 ivig's for my ms

Complex: I gather you have MS diagnosed, associated with Sjogren's if lip biopsy was positive, but am confused as to why you ever had IVIG, which is ineffective in most MS situations. There are 13 disease modifying agents, and if you have MS, you should be on one of these. Seek info form MS Society, American Academy of Neurology, and Sjogren's Association. ...Read more

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MRI showed minimal nonspecific white matter change = diagnosis: migraines, premature vessel ischemic. Doc said take topamax (topiramate) (24yrold-F). 2nd opinion?

MRI showed minimal nonspecific white matter change = diagnosis: migraines, premature vessel ischemic. Doc said take topamax (topiramate) (24yrold-F). 2nd opinion?

Migraines: White matter lesions described may be seen with migraine, cigarette smoking, head trauma, hypertension, and aging. Would not worry about these lesions, and instead focus upon headache control measures, such as prevention with topirimate. But many other OTC and prescription items which can do as good or better a job without adverse effects from topirimate. Maybe HA specialist can serve your need ...Read more

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