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Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

A condition in which the kidney becomes acutely inflamed, typically caused by an abnormal ...Read more


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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer in 20s? And why is it rare in young people if it is rare?

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How rare is colon cancer in 20s? And why is it rare in young people if it is rare?

Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read more

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How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

Rare: This is a red rash which has a sandpaper like feel to it, and blanches with pressure exerted on it. It is very rare in children less than 3 yrs and in adults. ...Read more

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How common is lymphoma is young adults?

How common is lymphoma is young adults?

Not common: The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma gradually increases with age. Between the age of 21-34, there are only 8 cases per year out of 1 million people. See: The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma gradually increases with age. Between the age of 21-34, there are only 8 cases per year out of 1 million people. ...Read more

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How rare is thalassemia in a young adult (20s)?

How rare is thalassemia in a young adult (20s)?

Age doesn't matter: Thalassemia is an inherited condition; if you have it, you're born with it. The frequency doesn't change with age. It's more important where your ancestors are from. Thalassemia is common in Southeast Asians, African-Americans, and persons from around the Mediterranean Sea. If you come from these areas it's more likely you have it than if you're from Northern Europe, but still not really likely. ...Read more

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How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

Rare: I'm an adult doc but i think it's pretty rare. High calcium is the first finding, but i'd look for other causes. ...Read more

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How rare is the condition intussusception among adults?

How rare is the condition intussusception among adults?

Rare: In adult the cause is usually a "lead point" such as polyp or tumor either benign or malignant. Hence it warrants a totally different workup and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do young adults(early 20s)get Glioblastoma?In these cases, is it genetic, environmental?Thought it occurred in older people?How to prevent?Worried

Why do young adults(early 20s)get Glioblastoma?In these cases, is it genetic, environmental?Thought it occurred in older people?How to prevent?Worried

GBM sporadic: Most GBM are from de novo gene mutations and are not inherited. A sporadic gene mutation causes altered gene that is in charge of controlling the cell division and growth, leading to uncontrolled glial cell growth. Very rarely there is an inherited risk for brain tumors in conditions like neurofibromatosis type I, Turcot’s syndrome, and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Sadly, there is no way to prevent GBM ...Read more

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How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

Very Common: Its a normal part of aging however if you are a high level athlete you may have higher incidence of this as you age. ...Read more

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Is it true that cancer is rare in young people?

Is it true that cancer is rare in young people?

Yes and no: Cancer as a rule is more likely to develop as we age but a young person with cancer is not that rare as to be unheard of. There are some types of cancer more commonly seen in younger folks. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis curable in adults and is it lifethreatening ?

Is bronchiolitis curable in adults
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Yes, no: In adults, bronchiolitis usually is a mild disease. Goes away on its own and rarely threatens an adult's life. In the elderly and those who may be immunocompromised it may pose more serious threats. ...Read more

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Why is bone cancer so common in young children?

Why is bone cancer so common in young children?

It isn't.: Bone and joint cancers only represent 0.2% of all new cancers diagnosed in the US. 28% of cases occur in patients under 20, most commonly in teenagers, not young children. ...Read more

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While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

Yes it is: Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21. You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for young adults get analgesic nephropathy?

Is it possible for young adults get analgesic nephropathy?

Yes: Any individual whether young or old who consumes too much nsaids like alleve or advil can damage their kidneys. If you are taking several pills daily to deal with pain issues for a long period of time, then you are at great risk for analgesic nephropathy. Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or minimize your NSAID use to control your pain. ...Read more

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How common is ALS in a young, black male?

How common is ALS in a young, black male?

I don't get it: My pts come into my office having done "research" on their problems every which way ad infinitum by using a search engine. But then people post questions here that don't require medical thinking but are just about regurgitating statistics that anyone can look up. Start at http://www.ninds.nih.gov and look up ALS. Also http://www.alsa.org. Doing the work yourself is easy & empowering. ...Read more