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How Can U Tell If U Have A Tapeworm
Medical assessment: Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. There may be no symptoms w Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sxs may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools & abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs) ...Read more
Varies: Sometimes it is obvious, many times it is not. Most women have some amount of bleeding during early pregnancy due to implantation and they may think they have (or are) miscarried. The best way to tell for sure is with an ultrasound and sometimes by following serial HCG levels in the blood. ...Read more
See OBGYN: At 41 years i assume you know it takes the union of sperm & egg to result in pregnancy, so i suspect you are probably seeking medical help with conception issues. See your obgyn or a fertility & endocrinology specialist for an evaluation and a plan of treatment. Good luck! let me know if i can be of further help. ...Read more
Symptoms of UTI: Symptoms of bladder infection( UTI) include urinary frequency , urgency, pain with urination, and blood in the urine, which may or may not be visible. Back pain, fever and flu like feeling may be present , especially if the infection has ascended to the kidneys. See a doctor if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more
Infections can kill : You particularly if they get into your bloodstream, if you are immunocompromised it makes it easier. You usually know when you have an infection as the is a problem. So for example, if you have a wound and it doe not respond to an antibiotic the doc will perform a culture and sensitivity (with a swab) and then the lab will identify the organism and if MRSA is present you will be informed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately after the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. If there is abnormal bleeding, passage of tissue, abdominal cramping etc. then it is usually best to see a doctor. They can do an ultrasound, pregnancy hormone level and make sure there isn't an emergency like an ectopic pregnancy. At home if you had a pregnancy test that was positive and turns negative then there was a loss ...Read more
thyroid mass: Goiter is suspected when thyroid gland enlarged during physical exam. To really diagnose it is ultrasound. There are several causes of this problem ranging from autoimmune to inflammatory, cancer, infiltration such as sarcoid. Systematic work up is necessary including labs, imaging, biopsy if necessary. ...Read more
It depends: Valley fever (Coccidiomycosis) is a disease caused by a fungus that lives in soil of endemic areas. In most affected healthy people, inhalation causes asymptomatic changes on a chest X ray or a mild respiratory infection that resolves without treatment. In some normal people and in immunodeficient patients, the disease can be severe, affecting the lung and other organs. ...Read more
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