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I Was Diagnosed With Lymes Disease Could It Actually Be Pmdd
I was diagnosed with kienbocks disease and was wondering could it be related to a disease called charcot-marie-tooth?
Kienbock's /Charcot: There is no relation between kienbock's disease and charcot-marie tooth syndrome. The former is a condition which affects the blood supply to a bone in the wrist and the latter is a genetic disorder which affects the nerves in the spinal column. Please check with your physician for confirmation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed witq viral maningitis and anemia in 2012. Now im starting to have similar symptoms, could it be it again and can they be cured?
More info needed: Without a description of your symptoms, we can't determine the cause. Anemia is a condition that may or may not recur, depending on the cause. Viral meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the spinal cord and is caused by infection. Recovery is usually complete, but another infection is possible. suggest you see a doctor, who can evaluate your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in '93. Is it possible that I am still having some symptoms now?
Yes: It's possible that the infection is still present if you were not treated or were under treated. It's also possible that you could have gotten re-infected, as you don't develop immunity to the infection. ...Read more
What to do if i was diagnosed with Lyme disease in '93. Could i still be having some symptoms now?
Easily: An adrenal adenoma or hyperplasia is the classic cause. Other causes include: diarrhea, vomiting, use of diuretics, chronic hyperventilation, use of alkalizing agents such as antacids or sodium bicarbonate, potassium deficient diet. Since you're 47, have you had low potassium for 28 years? ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 2 yrs ago. Am i likely to have it too? What are the odds? Should i be tested?
No Definitive Test: Although pd can run in families, we still do not have a definitive test. You can see the neurologist that your mother sees and get an opinion. Some new scanning techniques (dat scans) can be helpful in certain circumstances. But, no one can administer a test that will give you a concrete answer. Pd is made on what we call a clinical diagnosis, but you need to see a movement disorder specialist. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ra. Recently, I have been showing the symptoms of lupus. Minus the butterfly rash. Is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?
RA and LUPUS: Ra is a crippling collagen disease and also related to lupus. The two kinds of lupus are discoid (localized) and systemic. The sx are similar but it depends on the organ involved. Both give positive results in the blood, RA positive and le positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?
Check with your doc: Dip is relatively benign . However, there may be another diagnosis such as nsip, ipf, rbild, cop, aip, cep, uip or lip the prognosis of dip is generally good. Most patients improve with smoking cessation and corticosteroids. The overall survival is about 70% after 10 years. Your doctor may start you on Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and you will hopefully respond. Dip is certainly better than ipf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with shingles, but i'm not experiencing any pain, is it possible that i was misdiagnosed?
IT depends: It depends on the degree you were hypothyroid assuming the diagnosis is correct. If you were sick enough to have mxedema you might have a rashon your legs or not. It all depends on your level of disease. ...Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with congenital hyperreflexia disorder however I have my doubts that it might be pd. How can I tell the difference?
Diagnosed with Lupus 4yrs ago I've seen a specialist &the medication has not been working getting worse. What other disease or disorder could it be?
Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (nonspecific). When a patient is suspected of having Lupus or an autoimmune condition, they get special labs and they usually see a rheumatologist. medications can stop working and there are other medications that could improve your symptoms. ...Read more
I have been told that it is likely I have fibromyalgia and am being treated as such. Is there a chance that it could be multiple sclerosis?
Probably not: While patients with fibromyalgia share some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, there are distinct differences which should be discovered by a good neurologic exam. Furthermore imaging studies will show problems that could be related multiple sclerosis and not fibromyalgia. Good luck and i hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had thyroiditis for over 1 year. What can be done for this? I was diagnosed with Graves but could this be Hashimoto instead? My levels change,
I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?
Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My drs say i may have lymphoma, how exactly is lymphoma diagnosed. I have been.Told by others it is often a lingering process. What tests can diagnose?
Biopsy: You diagnose it with a biopsy of one of the lymph nodes, my friend, preferably a biopsy in which the whole node is removed and sent for evaluation. If they prove it is lymphoma, they will do several tests to determine the stage: ct and/or pet scan, bone marrow biopsy, labs, maybe tests to check your heart and lung function. Do it one step at the time. Wait and see first what they find in there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes iron deficiency anemia? I was diagnosed years ago, but am now being told it could be a symptom of something else more severe?
Im 43yr old ttc. Just diagnosed with an immune disorder what caused it and how are can it be treated?
It depends: I would need more information, as there are many different autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
I was told I may have EDS and not an autoimmune disease which was originally suspected.Can EDS have flu like feelings too? I scored 6/9 on beighton
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