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How much should I worry about urticaria?

How much should I worry about urticaria?

Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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How much should I worry about alopecia?

How much should I worry about alopecia?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about stridor?

How much should I worry about stridor?

A lot...: True stridor is considered a medical emergently since it represents an airway which is closing. If a patient truly has strider, 911 should be called and the person taken immediately to the nearest er. A tube may need to be placed in the airway so that artificial ventilation can be done while the etiology is diagnosed and treated. Stridor can be life-threatening and even fatal. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bruising?

How much should I worry about bruising?

Usually not serious: Easy bruising is usually benign, the result of unnoticed injury. If accompanied by bleeding gums, heavy periods, a history of bleeding into joints or a history of bleeding in the stomach or intestines it should be evaluated. If you are worried it can be easily investigated with a few lab tests. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about seizure?

How much should I worry about seizure?

Need evaluation: Seizure is a dramatic event and is not normal. You need to find the cause of the seizure to treat or prevent it from happening again. It needs to be evaluated so i would say, worry and go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

Get evaluated: Amenorrhea is not normal, can cause osteoporosis and affect your well being, besides afecting fertility.. First, a pregnancy test should be done and then other tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about drooling?

How much should I worry about drooling?

That depends: Causes of drooling vary with age. I'm not qualified to discuss childhood causes, but in adults a variety of neurologic and even psychiatric disorders can have inability to control one's saliva. Some medications are associated with this. If persistent, i recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about dysuria?

How much should I worry about dysuria?

Dysuria: Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dysuria/article_em.htm#dysuria_overview ...Read more

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How much should I worry about dizziness?

How much should I worry about dizziness?

Depends: So many things can cause dizziness, we don't have the space and it would be a disservice to you for me to guess, particularly since i don't know many details that would help me help you. See a physician please. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about anemia?

How much should I worry about anemia?

Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about skin ulcers?

How much should I worry about skin ulcers?

A lot: Skin ulcers if left untreated can lead to infection, loss of muscle, and even deep infection of the underlying bone. Ulcers are usually a symptom of an underlying medical condition that may require treatment such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. They may also be present in people with diminished sensation, poor mobility, or poor nutrition. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bloating?

How much should I worry about bloating?

Not much: Reasons to be worried: blood in your stool, paun that awakens you, change in the shape of your stool, weight loss, nausea & vomiting. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about rash and headache?

How much should I worry about rash and headache?

Possibly very: A purple rash and headache in combination with fever can be a sign of meningitis and requires emergency management. There are other possible causes without fever including; medicine side effect, viral illness, treatment with Amoxicillin while suffering from mononucleosis; list goes on. It really is best to be evaluated and, if with fever, immediately. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

Yes, worry about it: Is your distension acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. If, on the other hand, associated with painful constipation then consider possible c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Urgency of care depends on the cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about excessive sweating?

How much should I worry about excessive sweating?

Depends: How badly does it bother you? Does it stink or is it just non-smelly sweating? You should discuss this with your primary care doctor who might recommend a dermatologist to look into this further. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bleeding tendency?

How much should I worry about bleeding tendency?

Should be evaluated: There are many reasons to have a bleeding tendency. This is something that should be worked up by your primary care physician or a hematologist. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about easy bruising?

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How much should I worry about easy bruising?

Depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. What do you mean by easy bruising. Any spontaneous bleeding? Excessive bleeding that wouldn't stop or requiring blood transfusion etc. You need to see your doctor and have some blood/ screening test to be done. If it is significant-then you need to see a hematologist. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about coughing blood?

How much should I worry about coughing blood?

Not blood-tinged..: If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about scrotal pain?

How much should I worry about scrotal pain?

Scrotal pain: Scrotal pain should almost always be evaluated by a doctor. The most serious cause is twisting of the blood vessel in the scrotum with extreme pain. Another common cause is infection of the epididymis (part of the testicle) with a bacterium, particularly among younger males who are sexually active or older men. Other causes include hernias, kidney stones, nerve pain, or skin inflammation. ...Read more