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Howard Wells San Antonio
I have been diagnosed with wells syndrome what are the potential risks of this disorder? Since it is so rare, my doctors too won't have enough info?
Continued: This condition has been associated with spider bites, parasitic infections, dental abscess, myeloproliferative disease, leukemia, eczema, churg-strauss syndrome, viral skin infections, herpes simplex infection, fungal infections, tetanus immunization, and drug reactions, which suggests that this condition is caused by a reactive or hypersensitivity phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types and how often, cancers are afiliated with this rare disease .Thank you?
Get clarification: If this is eosinophilic cellulitis, it's a skin disease that's not especially going to increase your cancer risk. The fact that you ask this question suggests there may be a misunderstanding with your physician. He/she is responsible for explaining exactly what's going on, especially when you've been given a rare diagnosis. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more
My wells rule score was zero, i had 2 negative d dimers and a clear chest xray in december...Chances that I have a clot/pe or all of this is anxiety?
When i engage in sexual intercoarse i get a sebere headache as wells hot, nervese and sweaty with runny nose, what causes this? I am a 62 year old male
There : There is a condition called post-coital headache, or coital cephalgia, that can cause pain and other symptoms during and after intercourse. Sometimes medications such as propanolol can be prescribed for this complaint. If a patient is obese then weight reduction and exercise may actually reduce the severity of the symptoms based on some studies. If it is a new symptom, or the patient has other neurological symptoms or severe headache, then they should have a full evaluation by their physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
-2 wells score and negative d dimmer test, pain reduced from whole calf to one bruised area on inside of calf towards shin, could it still be a dvt?
HooRay.: The diagnosis of DVT is now least likely. ...Read more
Score a 3 on Wells Test: (1) Polycythemia Vera; Unilateral calf swelling; Superficial unilateral vein. + Crohns. D-dimer negative. Venogram warranted?
Wells score for DVT = low. Elevated d-dimer. Negative compression ultrasound of entire leg. Still have cramping in calf. Should i be concerned?
Reassuring: An elevated d-dimer is very nonspecific. Having a low wells score and a negative lower extremity ultrasound is very reassuring that you do not have a dvt. ...Read more
Board certified: You can check with certifying organizations like the aafp for a family physician, or check on sites like healthgrades to check for physicians in your area of a certain specialty. People post evaluations for the doctors. Remember though, these are voluntary but also does list hospital affiliations, and if there has been any malpractice or medical board actions for a physician. Talk with your friends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call Insurance plan: And ask who is covered in your plan in that area who specializes in treating adhd patients. The local medical society may also be able to help. There are also public organizations in most areas, if insurance is a problem, who provide no cost care for indigent or low income families.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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