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How do tell if the problem is munchhausen syndrome?

How do tell if the problem is munchhausen syndrome?

Can be hard: Munchausen syndrome and its child variant, munhcausen's by proxy, are self-induced "disorders" that patients or parents of patients deliberately induce to gain medical attention. Depending on the sophistication of the individual, recognition can be challenging, because typically the individuals seem cooperative and grateful for the care--until caught! one looks for unusual presentations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have computer vision syndrome can it cause real problems?

Can you tell me if I have computer vision syndrome can it cause real problems?

Take breaks: Computer vision syndrome is a term to describe common eye complaints in some ppl who use the computer for excessive periods of time. Symptoms include eye stain, dryness, headache, tearing, blurry vision and neck pain. This will not cause permanent eye problems, however if you experience these symptoms you should take breaks, use artificial tear drops and check your glasses rx with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Too much cortisol: Cushing's syndrome means the body has too much cortisol in it. This can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis. It can be caused by medications like Prednisone (most common cause - doesn't need treatment, but should try to minimize steroid dose), or by a cortisol producing tumor (needs surgery) or a certain type of pituitary tumor (called cushing's disease - also needs surgery). ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell me if baby will have problems such as Down syndrome etc? If so in which month of pregnancy?

Can an ultrasound tell me if baby will have problems such as Down syndrome etc? If so in which month of pregnancy?

OB's offer 3 screens: 1st trimester combined test or 1st & 2nd trimester integrated test measure fetal nuchal, or neck, fold on FUS + levels of specific proteins & hormones in your blood. If risk of DS calculated from screen + your age at delivery, 1:350 if 35, 1:270 if 36, is high, choose an FUS for anatomical markers of DS + a cell-free fetal DNA blood test at > 10 wks. gestation or a more invasive diagnostic test. ...Read more

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How soon can you tell if a new baby has a heart problem like wolff parkinson syndrome?

How soon can you tell if a new baby has a heart problem like wolff parkinson syndrome?

EKG: There are many different kinds of heart problems, of which WPW is one. Most heart problems will require evaluation such as ekg, echocardiogram and physical exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have problems with my bowles could it be iratible bowle syndrome.

I have problems with my bowles could it be iratible bowle syndrome.

More Info Please: YES but that diagnosis while very COMMON is a "diagnosis of EXCLUSION" Your symptoms if long lasting need a complete GI evaluation. See your Primary Care Provider to start. Hope this Helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What sort of problem is angelman syndrome?

What sort of problem is angelman syndrome?

Angelman syndrome: Angelman syndrome is a genetic cause of developmental delay and neurological problems. Affected kids have"flat heads, jerky movements, protruding tongues, and bouts of laughter." infants appear normal at birth, but often have feeding problems in the first months of life and exhibit noticeable developmental delays by 6 to 12 months. Info at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/angelman/angelman.Htm. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read more

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Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Bertolotti's Syn-: drome is a congenital anomaly of the lower lumbar vertebrae & a cause of back pain in children, teens & adults. I could find no specific genetic mutation known to be the cause. ...Read more