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Doctor insights on: How Many Different Diseases Can Be Found In The Urinary System

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I understand that an antibody screen can be used to detect a certain type of pneumonia, among other conditions. Can it also be used to identify various infections in the way that blood cultures can?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I understand that an antibody screen can be used to detect a certain type of pneumonia, among other  conditions.  Can it also be used to identify various infections in the way that blood cultures can?

Yes but: Usually an elevated IgM response to a particular organism indicates an acute infection. However doing IgM ab to a whole panel of bacteria is expensive and many of the tests are not available. The culture method is the default test but can be false-negative in many cases. In the future, I believe PCR analysis of bacterial DNA or a bacterial DNA microarray assays will likely be the way to go. ...Read more

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How many cases of Ebola are there in the US as of today? and how many are being evaluated for the disease?

How many cases of Ebola are there in the US as of today? and how many are being evaluated for the disease?

Ebola: 3 US aid workers were treated at Emory Univ. Hosp in Atlanta. 2 at Nebraska Med Ctr in Omaha, 1 at Texas Presbyterian Hosp, Dallas wi admission yesterday of a man for whom the disease needs to be ruled in or out. Ebola was ruled out for a physician at NIH. A # of contacts for the Nigerian National (who just died in Dallas) are being medically monitored. Obviously, this # is subject to change . ...Read more

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How to check how many kidneys are present in person?

How to check how many kidneys are present in person?

Kidney number: The least invasive and an effective way to check the number of kidneys that a person has is to have an ultrasound of the kidneys performed. There is no radiation and the number of kidneys can be determined immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can the presence of multiple myeloma be recognized in teenagers?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can the presence of multiple myeloma be recognized in teenagers?

Disease of adults: Multiple myeloma is not a very common disease. It accounts for approximately 1% of all cancers multiple myeloma is a disease of older adults. The median age at diagnosis is 66 years; only 10 and 2 % of patients are younger than 50 and 40 years, respectively. It is not a disease of teenager. ...Read more

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Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver. What are the treatments?

Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver. What are the treatments?

Depends : Tests need to be done first to determine the specific organism, then treatment of the infestation and its consequences can be initiated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for numerous pus cells in urine? How can they be cured?

What are the reasons for numerous pus cells in urine? How can they be cured?

Pus cells in: Urine means infection in the urinary tract. In males, it can be from urethritis (gc or chlamydia most likely), prostatitis, bladder infection, or kidney infection. You need accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, or you can get acutely ill or develop life long problems. Get medical help immediately. ...Read more

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What are types of diseases normally found in a renal ward?

What are types of diseases normally found in a renal ward?

Renal ward diseases: It appears that you are asking a very patient oriented question. Speak to the doctor taking care of the patient you are referring to. Renal ward patients may have diabetic, hypertensive, polycystic, glomerular disease and acute renal failure patients on it. ...Read more

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How many organs are in the endocrine system?

How many organs are in the endocrine system?

Interesting question: Please go online and look for articles on hormones. One option is to go to Yahoo Images and look for Endocrine System. That should help answer your questions. ...Read more

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
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What are most common problems that can occur in the lymphatic system?

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
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What are most common problems that can occur in the lymphatic system?

Edema and inflammati: The lymphatic system drains fatty fluid (lymph) to the venous system.It can be blocked and can cause edema or can get inflamed and cause pain redness and swelling ...Read more

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What are some diseases related to the lymphatic system?

See below: Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma are the 2 to be concerned about. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between endometriosis, which causes bleeding in the rectum and bladder, and other diseases of these two organs?

How can you differentiate between endometriosis, which causes bleeding in the rectum and bladder, and other diseases of these two organs?

Evaluation: It is uncommon but certainly possible for endometriosis to invade deeply into the bladder or rectum. A cystoscopy of the bladder and a colonoscopy would be very useful to help figure that out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of pathogen and the various diseases they cause?

Can you tell me examples of pathogen and the various diseases they cause?

A pathogen is a germ: So whatever pathogen you pick - you can read about 'what' diseases they cause. Influenza virus for example, causes 'the flu' which is influenza infection. One germ can cause more than one disease too - for example 'varicella' or the chicken pox germ can cause chicken pox, but it can also cause 'shingles' or herpes zoster. You might want to look on wikipedia for 'general' information of this sort. ...Read more

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If some common infections can cause cancer(epstein-barr, h pylori) how are these tested for? And if positive, how are they eliminated from the body?

If some common infections can cause cancer(epstein-barr, h pylori) how are these tested for? And if positive, how are they eliminated from the body?

Any symptoms?: Both of these infections are almost universal and do not need to be treated if there are no symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Several types: Pediatric patients in this age group can have cancer theoretically in every part of the body. This is a subject best referred to a pediatric oncologist and pediatric oncosurgeon for further guidance. Visit http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/aya/types for more details. ...Read more