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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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What is the common reason for a nosebleed for a woman over the age of 70..... Must stress this is not a common occurrence for the person?

Usually dry nose: Hard to say without knowing more of the medical history and medications. Dry nose is the most common cause. This can be helped by nasal saline sprays and ointment. Best way to rule out other problems is to see your doctor. Other causes: high blood pressure, aspirin, plavix, warfarin, allergies, sinusitis, trauma, . ...Read more

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What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma will be more common at your age than non -hodgkin's lymphoma. Depending on the stage and other prognostic factors, but in general the cure rate of hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly high. ...Read more

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What is the single most important factor in reducing osteoporosis in older women?

What is the single most important factor in reducing  osteoporosis in older women?

Osteoporosis: There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis. The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months. ...Read more

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How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

Very rare: it is a very rare occurrence - so rare sudden deaths of young people often are covered in the news ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

A minor factor...: The biggest factor is the number of vaginal deliveries. lacerations at delivery, etc. Age is a secondary factor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more

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What is the survivability rate of colon cancer is a 28 year old male very good or very bad and is blood in the stool always common or not?

What is the survivability rate of colon cancer is a 28 year old male very good or very bad and is blood in the stool always common or not?

You have a confusing: ..Mixture of questions. 1. Survival rate depends on the stage, the lower the better. 2. At 28, colon cancer is rare but possible. Younger patients handle treatment better but stage is more important for survival. 3. Blood in stool is neither common nor normal. Needs to be evaluated. Try asking one question at a time please. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old (or younger)?

What are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old (or younger)?

Cough and wheeze: Cough and wheeze are the most common symptoms of asthma in a 1 year old. Chronic cough especially at night is suspicious for asthma Wheeze is a late symptom of asthma. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer uncommon in a 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk?

Is throat cancer uncommon in a 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk?

Head and neck ca: Especially in oral cancer- the incidence of hpv related oral cancer is increasing and now becoming more common- especially at younger age population- I am talking about age of 30's-40's. The usual head and neck cancer that is associated with alcohol and cigarette smoking occurs more commonly at older age between 55-70 year old. I think, the incidence is pretty much the same as here in the usa. ...Read more

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Is colorblindness as common a symptom of old age as the loss of vision?

Is colorblindness as common a symptom of old age as the loss of vision?

No: Usually colorblindness is inherited or happens after some event affecting the optic nerve, but as one gets older, a cataract can decrease color vision. ...Read more

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How common is primary bone cancer in a 23yo female?

How common is primary bone cancer in a 23yo female?

Has been seen: Primary bone cancers in young adults, age 23, is not common, about 2,000 cases being diagnosed each year and occur most often in the long bones of the arms and legs. .Osteosarcoma is the most common , making up 35 percent of bone cancer cases. This cancer affects primarily children and young adults between the ages of ten and 25 Chondrosarcomas make up 26 per%. ...Read more

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How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

How common is bone cancer on a foot in a 23yo female?

It's rare: Of the many different types of cancer bone cancer is one of the more were types. Usually bone cancer is is the spread of cancer that started another place. Cancer that originates in somebody's bones is rare. It is very to have bone cancer in the foot of someone who is in her 20s ...Read more

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