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How Long Can You Have Lyme Disease Without Knowing
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Many years: In the days before effective treatment, the average time from infection to an aids diagnosis was 10 years. Some people progressed much faster than that, and some much slower. Everyone should get tested, so that they don't find out they're hiv-infected by getting diagnosed with aids. ...Read more
That depends: Really hard to answer. But thyroid storm is a complication which can occur under stressful circumstances like other illness and when graves untreated and is life threatening. Chronic uncontrolled graves will cause osteopenia, possibly cardiac arrhythmias, maybe liver trouble, and will likely only get worse without treatment. No cure for graves except ablation or surgery. Antithyroid rx temporary. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon your physiologic reserve and how active the grave's disease is. Severe symptoms will usually drive patients to their doc before cardiovascular collapse ( thyroid storm). Young patients can tolerate a lot but if you have other underlying conditions you might not be so lucky. ...Read more
Not really "dormant: Dormancy implies "doing nothing"- it doesn't reflect what is actually going on. The term "subclinical" or "undiagnosed" better describes its presence as it does damage to the body, without people realizing its presence in an infected individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be : Assymptomatic in males and females.Get a more detailed answer ›
Definitely: If you are sexually active with numerous partners or an infected one you can acquire the infection and not know it. If concerned see your gyn and be checked out. ...Read more
Depends if you mean: Acute lyme, progressive lyme that has reached the central nervous system, or the oft talked about "chronic lyme". Acute lyme, it is recommended to get on antibiotics to prevent central lyme/encephalitis, where meds are necessary. You can live with chronic lyme without medication. ...Read more
Even years: Most cancers, apart from field change cancers, tend to start from a single cell which multiplies by division. Some divide very slowly. A small cancer within testicle can take a long time before it is detected. Not all testicular tumors present as a hard lump which is esay to detect. (field change tumors occur in lining of urinary tract, especially bladder, or lung after exposure to carcinogens). ...Read more
Yes: Lyme disease can quietly spread to many organs and iit's common for patients with lyme disease to not get properly diagnosed for up to two years. Many of the symptoms of lyme disease mimic other illnesses. Lyme is known as "the great imitator" of the new millenium for this reason. Most commonly, patients with lyme are diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndr and/or fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Please tell me the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, and how long can someone go without signs before they reappear?
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