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How Do U Know If You Have Merca
Do you binge/purge?: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives, over-exercising or restricting. People with bulimia also are preoccupied with their weight and feel a tremendous amount of shame for their behavior, which is often secretive. The good news is that there is help and you can recover from bulimia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Getting blood tests!: Though there are some symptoms like increased thirst, increased frequency of urination, feeling hungry and overheating, fatigue., the diagnosis is made by a fasting blood test. Here's a link that you may find useful: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes/ds01121/dsection=tests%2dand%2ddiagnosis i recommend you consult a physician if you feel you have symptoms suspicious for diabetes. ...Read more
Rabies: transmitted : By contamination of wound with saliva from rabid animal, mostly after bite (between 20-180 days). Rabid animals: skunk, raccoon, fox, bat, stray dogs. Pain, itch, abnormal sensation at wound along with fever, malaise, headache, anorexia, nausea, apprehension, anxiety, agitation. Gradually, inability to swallow liquid even saliva with aspiration in trachea, hydrophobia, aerophobia, spasm, etc. Etc. ...Read more
Can't miss it: Exclusively seen in young children, rickets occurs for different reasons, but most commonly in this country - vitamin d deficiency. Bones faily to properly mineralize so legs may become bowed as bones soft. The toddler might have leg pain and refuse to walk. The soft spot on top of the head of a baby may not close on time. Rickets are easily identified on long bone x-rays and through blood tests. ...Read more
Rare muscle tumors: Mazabraud's syndrome is a very rare syndrome of benign tumors in the muscle (muscular myxomas) in people with fibrous dysplasia. The tumors can be multiple, usually affect muscles in the lower extremities, and can recur. The syndrome affects mostly women. The tumors can recur, but each tumor is usually cured with surgical removal. The risk of the tumors becoming malignant (cancerous) is low. ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is often manifested by a cough productive of discolored mucous and often accompanies URI symptoms. A fever and body aches may also be present and it can have either a bacterial or viral etiology. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is defined by a cough productive of discolored sputum in a person with a history of smoking. It is usually not associated with cold sxs or fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At your age?: The fact you are asking the question in the first place at the age of 49 in the second place makes it highly unlikely in that you need worry about identifying this disorder if you're looking to diagnosis yourself. And though we do not know everything about this problem we have learned pretty well how to identify it early on. You are more than welcome to present your symptoms for opinion. ...Read more
Tests : A blood test or culture can tell if you have herpes. It is very important to get tested if you think you might have herpes to avoid transmission. Most women are screened for this virus during their annual pelvic exam but don't wait for your next annual if you feel you might have the virus. ...Read more
Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irrational: In addition to the answer above, i would add that people with OCD know that their obsessions and subsequent compulsions are irrational, yet they cannot stop. Compulsions are performed to stop or satisfy obsessions and serve no useful purpose. Rather, it is debilitating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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