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Is there any docs that will please take a min to look at my symptoms on my profile, it gives u a better understanding u can't get in this 1 ques please help!

Is there any docs that will please take a min to look at my symptoms on my profile, it gives u a better understanding u can't get in this 1 ques please help!

Question fuzzy: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues in order to improve our guessability. ...Read more

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If I have mono, can I give it to someone who already had it 3 years ago? In other words, will they get symptoms of mono again?

If I have mono, can I give it to someone who already had it 3 years ago? In other words, will they get symptoms of mono again?

EBV: Infectious mononucleosis can recur, since once you have been infected it never goes away. It is like a squatter you cannot evict. It is unlikely that you will be reinfected since you already have the virus within your body. Epstein barr virus is a herpes virus and all of them act the same way. Once you get them - they are always yours. ...Read more

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Do you give out advice on what something may be? Like if I told you symptoms of something could I get your professional opinion?

Do you give out advice on what something may be? Like if I told you symptoms of something could I get your professional opinion?

Sure: Just post clear questions, and doctors on healthtap can answer them with useful information for you. When a member is submitting her question, the screen will show similar questions already answered, so the member might find her answer immediately that way. ...Read more

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Every time my boyfriend gives me oral I get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Every time my boyfriend gives me oral I get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Candida colonisation: He has a fungal (candida a.) colonization of the genital area and you have probably low immune system, or taking/inhaling steroids.
Visit your doctor for an evaluation (both). ...Read more

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Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Possible, not common: Performing oral sex on a partner with genital herpes could risk oral infection. However, it is quite uncommon. If you didn't develop symptoms (oral sores, sore throat, etc) within a few days, then probably you weren't infected. It's time to stop worrying about it! ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty

I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernia will slowly stretch and may give you symptoms. It may run in families. If your parents have GERD, then you may develop GERD. No need to do anything until you have symptoms. Hiatal hernias are easily fixed. ...Read more

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Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

May not be a problem: Many people have hiatal hernias without ever having problems. Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure a lot, such as doing strenuous activity or coughing a lot, or obesity, can cause the hernia to get bigger. Decreasing those activities will reduce your risk of symptoms. Once you have the hernia, you can't prevent it. It won't resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can I get schizophrenia symptoms during benzo withdrawal? Thinking process gives random associations to the things I see and monologue in the head talk random stuff... this is scary. 7 days no benzo.

Can I get schizophrenia symptoms during benzo withdrawal? Thinking process gives random associations to the things I see and monologue in the head talk random stuff... this is scary. 7 days no benzo.

Benzo withdrawal can: Be life threatening, especially if it’s associated with hallucinations, among other symptoms.

To be on the safe side, please present to the nearest emergency department or at least an Urgent Care facility to ensure your safety. ...Read more

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What's the window period to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrehea? Is 10 days long enough to give me an accurate result? No symptoms.

What's the window period to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrehea? Is 10 days long enough to give me an accurate result? No symptoms.

See answer: The usual incubation period for gc is 1-2 weeks and more poorly defined and likely a little longer for chlamydia. That said, testing for either one at 10 days post-exposure will detect the vast majority of infections and then just observing for delayed onset of symptoms thereafter if initial tests negative. ...Read more

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My ears keep clogging up. My doc is convinced I have sinus infections every time & gives me amoxcillian but my sympptoms get worse with the pills.?

My ears keep clogging up. My doc is convinced I have sinus infections every time & gives me amoxcillian but my sympptoms get worse with the pills.?

See below: May be having problems with swollen eustachian tubes preventing fluid from draining from middle ear. Try using a decongestant (not an antihistamine) to open up tubes. Chewing gum helps mobilize fluid. May not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get debilitating visual migraines. They give me stroke like symptoms (numb limbs, numbness is face and tongue, impaired speech). Shakey hands. Bp is normal. Nurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) don't help.?

I get debilitating visual migraines. They give me stroke like symptoms (numb limbs, numbness is face and tongue, impaired speech). Shakey hands. Bp is normal. Nurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) don't help.?

U need prophylaxis: I'm really sorry about your Migraines. Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) helpful to certain extent only - be careful not to overuse. You need to be evaluated by an expert. Consult a neurologist in your area. Depending on frequency you might benefit with prophylactic medications. You might be having Complex migraines and sure they can affect your functionality significantly. ...Read more

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27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

27 year-old woman got treated for H. pylori a month ago, but only got better for a week before nausea and "stomach burning" returned, and lookin.....?

H Pylori: You need a breath test to see if you've been adequately treated and possible a GI consult.

Look for a federally qualifies health clinic near you to get treated at low or no cost. ...Read more

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My anxiety is triggered by the physical symptoms I feel everyday. Can't get a diagnosis other than anxiety. Can anxiety be more physical than mental?

My anxiety is triggered by the physical symptoms I feel everyday. Can't get a diagnosis other than anxiety. Can anxiety be more physical than mental?

Anxiety: Can be in response to physical illness or social situations. Please see your doctor to rule out hormonal imbalances like blood sugar and thyroid. Then see a clinical psychologist to learn strategies to manage anxiety. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training is one good one. See www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Signs of premenstrual disorder? I have very bad pms symptoms and even wmotions are way out of whack. How do u get diagnosis?

Signs of premenstrual disorder? I have very bad pms symptoms and even wmotions are way out of whack. How do u get diagnosis?

Track your moods: Try simple things first--decrease salt intake, take vit B6, for the 2nd half of your cycle, Take that info to your Ob-GYN. Then determine whether medication or a visit to a Psychiatrist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. What is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!

Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. What is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!

MS WORK UP: In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam ther is hyperreflexia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP and oligoclonal bands ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can I go to if I can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

What kind of doctor can I go to if I can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

Primary care doctor: Each person should have a primary care doctor, who can treat the problems and refer to specialists. Primary care means pediatrics, family medicine, general practice, or internal medicine. Find a doctor who can spend time looking at lots of symptoms and issues... Which means one must buy really good insurance that pays for multiple visits and long visits (unlike hmo's, medicare, and medicaid). ...Read more

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What type of treatment can be given when lupus-like symptoms do not quite warrant a diagnosis? Do I have to wait for a true diagnosis to get relief?

What type of treatment can be given when lupus-like symptoms do not quite warrant a diagnosis? Do I have to wait for a true diagnosis to get relief?

A correct diagnosis: Get a correct diagnosis now. People with lupus can have a variety of symptoms that can be present in other conditions. If you do not have lupus you have something else. This needs to be defined and then you get help now. Waiting for a diagnosis that you may never get is not going to help you. ...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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I have had many symptoms of sle over the past 8 yrs, and now have a positive ANA test. Are there any add'l test before I get a diagnosis?

I have had many symptoms of sle over the past 8 yrs, and now have a positive ANA test. Are there any add'l test before I get a diagnosis?

Rheumatologist: There are defined criteria for the diagnosis of sle and positive ANA is just one of the factors. You should consult a rheumatologist for a proper diagnostic work-up. ...Read more

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I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read more

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No diagnosis for muscles aches, fatigue, and neurological issues. What heavy metals can cause these symptoms? Should I get a toxicity test?

No diagnosis for muscles aches, fatigue, and neurological issues. What heavy metals can cause these symptoms? Should I get a toxicity test?

Rarely positive: Heavy metal toxicity can be a cause for muscle weakness but without knowing more information about your case specifically I can't say the likelihood that you'll turn something up.....it's really a pretty rare overall cause to the symptoms you mention. Have you seen a neurologist and/or endocrinologist for your symptoms? ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant dr gives ampicilin but no signs or symptoms of UTI. Should I still take it? I had a yeast infection. Is my diagnosis wrong?

15 weeks pregnant dr gives ampicilin but no signs or symptoms of UTI. Should I still take it? I had a yeast infection. Is my diagnosis wrong?

Regular physician: Your regular physician has the benefit of knowing you and your history & what your physical and lab findings are. That puts him/her at a distinct advantage for knowing what is appropriate care for you at any given time. Much more information would be required to make a judgement. A personal consult with a HealthTap physician may be more helpful. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have hypothyroid symptoms, but lab results are normal, what else shall I check for to get a diagnosis? My results: tsh 0.89 ft3 2.7 ft4

Hi doctor, I have hypothyroid symptoms, but lab results are normal, what else shall I check for to get a diagnosis? My results: tsh 0.89 ft3 2.7 ft4

Nonspecific Sx!: Your labs are normal, and barring lab error, say you are not hypothyroid. I would address the issues that you think are signs of low thyroid. Many things might suggest your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend get it I from me and can he give it too me?

Can my boyfriend get it I from me and can he give it too me?

Yes: I do not know what disease you taking about but all STD, and viral illness, many bacterial infections very contagious. You have to remember this forever. ...Read more

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Do pregrant women always get symptoms?

Do pregrant women always get symptoms?

Yes.: But what symptoms? You did not mention anyone! One symptom is often unpleasant-nausea, but it is usually a sign of a healthy pregnancy. Back pain, swelling of legs, breast engorgement are all common! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with botulism?

What are the symptoms you get with botulism?

VERBAL ABUSE: Emotional sx: person lost confidence on himself or low self esteem with inferiority complex. Depressed with insomnia, no social activities, unfriendly, stressed out and sad. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you get salmonella?

What are the symptoms when you get salmonella?

Diarrhea, fever: Salmonella bacteria may cause mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting for several days. Prolonged infections are infrequent, but can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly. Infection with salmonella typhi can also lead to the development of typhoid fever, an infection that is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with a hydrocele?

What are the symptoms you get with a hydrocele?

Scrotal swelling: Heaviness or thigh discomfort with walking or running. Both are related to size of hydrocele. ...Read more