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Can hematomacrosis cause neurological symptoms?

Can hematomacrosis cause neurological symptoms?

Yes in some people: Hemochromatosis damages the liver and heart, causes diabetes and sexual organ dysfunction; and in some patients is felt to cause neurological or psychiatric disorders such as impaired memory, mood swings, severe irritability, depression, etc... ...Read more

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Hemochromatosis (Definition)

Hemochromatosis is a medical condition caused by iron accumulation in the body. It can be the result of underlying hereditary disease or be due ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

What are the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

Varies: Many times, it is only presented with high iron saturation and or iron storage without having any symptoms. However, the clinical manifestations of iron accumulation can include liver disease, elevation of liver enzymes, skin pigmentation, diabetes mellitus, arthropathy, impotence in males, and cardiac enlargement with or without heart failure or conduction defects etc. ...Read more

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No one in my family has ever been diagnosed with hemochromatosis or had any of the symptoms; how could I possibly have this disease?

No one in my family has ever been diagnosed with hemochromatosis or had any of the symptoms; how could I possibly have this disease?

Recessive genetics: Hereditary hemochromatosis is a recessive genetic disease - you have to inherit two mutations, one in each of your two hfe genes, to develop this condition. Your parents would be carriers but completely unaffected. What's more, only 10-15% of folks with two mutations ever get sick. The american hemochromatosis society (http://www.Americanhs.Org/) has more information. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

What are some of the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

A few: Lack of energy, abdominal pain, memory fog, loss of sex drive, heart flutters, irregular heart beat. When symptoms are associated with hemochromatosis, these usually begin in men in their late 20’s to early 30’s. In women, symptoms usually start about 10-15 years after they stop having a period due to menopause, birth control pills or hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having hemochromatosis?

Subtle: Simply feeling unwell. Arthritis worst at the base of the thumb is said to be quite suggestive. Erectile dysfunction in a man. When the symptoms become obvious, the damage is already massive. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iron overload, hemochromatosis?

What are the symptoms of iron overload, hemochromatosis?

A few: Lack of energy, abdominal pain, memory fog, loss of sex drive, heart flutters, irregular heart beat. When symptoms are associated with hemochromatosis, these usually begin in men in their late 20’s to early 30’s. In women, symptoms usually start about 10-15 years after they stop having a period due to menopause, birth control pills or hysterectomy. ...Read more

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My serum cortisol 8am test is normal but i show symptoms like skin bronzing & others.Can I have hemochromatosis? I'm 19 yrs and female. Need help :(

Please see doctor: You really need to see your doctor to determine what is causing the bronzing you've described. I previously mentioned hemochromatosis because those who have it may appear bronzed. However, it is not a common disorder. You merit a comprehensive evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a physical exam to determine if you need any testing. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is phlebotomy an effective treatment for hemochromatosis after symptoms have been allayed?

Yes: Yes, phlebotomy is the most effective treatment for hemochromatosis, both to control symptoms and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Please doctor, i want to know what are the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

Please doctor, i want to know what are the symptoms of hemochromatosis?

Many: Usually it's picked up as elevated liver enzymes / other labs, but once the hemochromatosis patient is treated by removal of blood / iron, they usually say, "wow! i no longer have the blahs." impotence, arthritis at the thumb base, the gray skin, lots more, all self-heal when it's treated. ...Read more

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Can a 19 yr old girl have hemochromatosis and show symptoms such as skin bronzing?

Can a 19 yr old girl have hemochromatosis and show symptoms such as skin bronzing?

Not likely: Hemachromatosis usually manifests in women after menopause. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemochromatosis/ds00455/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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