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What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

Complex answer: Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease. Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Are bleeding gums a symptom of gum disease?

Bleeding: Bleeding when you floss or brush is the biggest symptom. Gums could be red, swollen, there may be an odor... ...Read more

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What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

Vitamin C deficiency: The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency(scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible. ...Read more

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I have brain lesions, pulm.Hypt.Valve regurg., joint/muscle pain, mucosal/tonsil swelling tests normal.Help?

I have brain lesions, pulm.Hypt.Valve regurg., joint/muscle pain, mucosal/tonsil swelling tests normal.Help?

Very complicated: This is a whole lot of trouble. Regurgitation may explain pulmonary artery hypertension. Valve repair may be useful. Brain lesions are a different problem - you need a neurologist. Muscle pain may need rheumatologist. Upper airway edema may need allergologist. Make sure you have insurance. This is clearly complicated and docs are needed to fix it. ...Read more

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Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times?Increase reflux symptoms?

Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times?Increase reflux symptoms?

YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! a dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more

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Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

This needs: attention as soon as practicable but no diagnosis is possible without TESTING which may include CT, and specialized THYROID SCANNING! A biopsy (needle) may also be required! Your PCP may wish to refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips? (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Cause one-sided swelling from cheek to finger tips?  (same side as swollen cervical lymph nodes (normal WBC count) and small (1 cm) thyroid nodule?)

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking more history and may be performing some tests. You obviously have seen a doctor as you have had lab tests. It would be prudent to see him/her if you have not done so recently. ...Read more

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Where might you have cancer if your lymph nodes are reactive, hyperplasia present, benign biposy on nodes. Sore throat, anemia, fatigue are present.

Where might you have cancer if your lymph nodes are reactive, hyperplasia present, benign biposy on nodes. Sore throat, anemia, fatigue are present.

May not be cancer: From what you described, infection or other causes of inflammation are more likely. Cancer can cause reactive hyperplasia if it is present in the area drained by the node. If you had a biopsy, you obviously saw a doctor and it would more useful to ask him/her as the doctor has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Abnormal leukoplakia/condyloma like progressively growing urethral lesion causing blockage. Irritation, swollen lymph nodes, aching pain, no bleeding?

Abnormal leukoplakia/condyloma like progressively growing urethral lesion causing blockage. Irritation, swollen lymph nodes, aching pain, no bleeding?

Seek medical help: These symptoms could be caused by a number of diseases, "venereal warts" don't usually cause any lymph node reaction or pain. This sounds potentially serious and in need of treatment so i would not put off getting examined by a competent physician. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes and neck pain be signs of pregnancy?

Nope.: The usual signs of pregnancy would be a missed period, nausea, bloating and perhaps breast and uterine cervix changes. There're many things that can cause painful or large lymph nodes and/or neck pain, if that's what's happening to you, see your doctor. If you're worried about pregnancy, a urine pregnancy test is almost 100% accurate if your period is late. ...Read more

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Pancritis with mass-like inside head.acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Pancritis with mass-like inside head.acute pain 2mths w/symptms no jaundice, can pain stop & mass still be of possible pre or malign tumor?

Unclear likelyhood: It's possible that you have a malignant tumor, but depending on a variety of factors, it might not be likely. You should talk to your doctor or ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. For example, there are hereditary conditions that make pancreatic cancer more likely. A biopsy is sometimes needed to help rule out malignancy because this is a difficulty question. ...Read more

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Lesion on mammogram. Nodule on xray. Clear ct. Swollen lnodes. Likely cancer? Lump w/o mobility nor pain. Pain @ site of nodule. Biopsy? Smoker 20 yr

Lesion on mammogram. Nodule on xray. Clear ct. Swollen lnodes. Likely cancer? Lump w/o mobility nor pain. Pain @ site of nodule. Biopsy? Smoker 20 yr

Hard to tell: whether these findings are related or not. All need to be evaluated. Is the mammo lesion the same as the lump? What is the radiologist's recommendation? Is there a lung nodule? Speak with your doctor about all of these results, and the next steps. ...Read more

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