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Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

May be, but there : Are too many other causes that are more common. See this site for signs of hiv, keeping in mind that many patients with HIV have no signs or symptoms. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Is a mole a sign of  skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus. On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Is shingles a sign of HIV or cancer?

Herpes zoster: Shingles may occur in such patients, or in totally normal individuals. There is no direct causation or association. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign of any cance?

Is itching a sign of any cance?

Itching: Itching is a non specific symptoms . It can be due to allergy, insect bites, medications, liver problems, kidney failure and in certain cancers as well . Please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

A few: Ulcer that does not heal, whit or red patch, unexplained jaw/tooth pain. Swelling in neck. Trouble or painful swallowing or chewing. If you have any of these. see an oral surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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Is petechia a sign of hiv?

Is petechia a sign of hiv?

HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Is a mole always a sign that a skin cancer will develop?

Is a mole always a sign that a skin cancer will develop?

Nope: Most moles are not cancerous, and will not turn into cancer. Melanomas are dangerous, and can look like a mole. Watch for moles w/ abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole like that, get it checked out asap. Any skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get seen as well. ...Read more

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If I have a thigh rash, is this a symptom of cancer?

If I have a thigh rash, is this a symptom of cancer?

Unlikely: Skin rashes are usually due to infection or due to alergy. You need to go see a doctor who can examine you and treat you fpor this probelm which might be a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is wheezing a sign of hiv?

Is wheezing a sign of hiv?

No: In general terms wheezing is not a sign or symptom of hiv. Respiratory symptoms that developed because of HIV is the pneumocystis pneumonia that develops and wheezing is not a part of this. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Is it possible that a kidney infection be a sign of the onset of diabetes?

Not necessarily: While diabetics tend to be more prone to infections, having a particular type of infection doesn't necessarily mean that one is diabetic. Lots of things could cause a kidney infection. Being diabetic wouldn't cause the infection, but it could make a person more susceptible to getting one simply due to its effects on the immune system. ...Read more

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Is a hard prostate a certain sign of cancer?

Is a hard prostate a certain sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: ..But would probably trigger some sort of work up depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Is seeing red a sign of infection for piercings?

Is seeing red a sign of infection for piercings?

Dermatitis vs infect: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection. Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. ...Read more

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Is a swollen vagina a sign of a yeast infection?

Is a swollen vagina a sign of a yeast infection?

It could be: The more common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are a "cottage cheeze discharge" and itching with possible local irritation and burning with urination. ...Read more

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Can a red facial rash existing for a year be a sign of skin cancer?

Can a red facial rash existing for a year be a sign of skin cancer?

Not usually: Your description does not sound cancerous in nature but i would go see a dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Is a cancker sore a sign of infection somewhere else in body?

Canker sore : Not typically. Canker sores are often brought on by stress. They are from a latent virus in your body. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more