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Explain fatigue. Specifically as symptom of cancer. Is fatigue an early symptom or a generally later symptom?

Explain fatigue. Specifically as symptom of cancer.  Is fatigue an early symptom or a generally later symptom?

Any time in cancer: Fatigue may be present at any time as a symptom of cancer. It can be the presenting complaint, may be a complication of treatment or of progressing, more advanced disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Rituxan (Definition)

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Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Not usually: Cll is often a disease without symptoms. Most people are diagnosed with an elevated blood count. Nausea can be seen when the disease is very advanced. If a patient with cll has vomiting they need a complete revaluation. ...Read more

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Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Why is fever such a common symptom in people with diseases?

Fever: inherited reaction to things that make us sick and may help kill the bad bugs. Great discussion at wikipedia. Give it a try before coming here. ...Read more

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Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

No: No, though people with parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many with patkinson's to let their mouth droop open could conceivably be confused with yawning as well. ...Read more

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Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Hard answer: It may be alone or with other problems. An example would be sle and osteoarthritis. Another would be sle and gout. One disease process does not prevent a person from having another with very few exceptions. ...Read more

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Is vision impairment a common symptom with methylprednisolone?

Is vision impairment a common symptom with methylprednisolone?

Rare: This is a good anti-inflammatory and in fact is used to treat some causes of visual dysfunction. Rarely there can be emboli from the injection vessel which could lodge in the eye vessels and damage the vision. But this is very rare. ...Read more

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Which of the following symptoms associated with COPD is considered a late manifestation?

Which of the following symptoms associated with COPD is considered a late manifestation?

Worsening symptoms: There is really no symptom that is late. COPD symptoms may include some combination of cough, increased phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. It is not that some of these occur early and others late, but that they all can become more severe as the disease gets worse. So initially one may get short of breath walking up a steep hill, but later get winded walking on flat ground. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Fatigue & celiac.: The quick answer is yes, fatigue can be caused by celiac disease as the malabsorption of carbohydrates causes dehydration and reduces the intake of the body's main energy substrate. But many other things can cause fatigue, too. ...Read more

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Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Part of Crohns: The skin lesion is likely to be one of the manifestations of your inflammatory bowel disease and not a sign of cancer. You may consult this site for information: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000881.htm ...Read more

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Help please! is cold sensitivity a major symptom of hypothyroidism?

Help please! is cold sensitivity a major symptom of hypothyroidism?

Can be: Hi. Yes, cold sensitivity can be a symptom of hypothyroidism, although most people with cold sensitivity are NOT hypothyroid. Wonder about thyroid function? Have your TSH & free T4 tested! Good luck. ...Read more

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I am an aggressive child. Is this a symptom for a particular condition or disease?

I am an aggressive child. Is this a symptom for a particular condition or disease?

Not necessarily.: Do you seek dominance? Do you like to self advance at the expense of others? Do you distain the truth or at war with it? Can you exercise control/impulses? Do you only like the senario: "i win-you lose." if you are saying yes to all of these questions-the aggressive traits can be a symptom for a "disorder" that needs psychiatric/psychological attention. Not being provoked is worrisome. ...Read more

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Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

"Hypochondria": Can be a symptom of any severe depression, particularly depression with anxiety. The depression and anxiety are serious illnesses! ...Read more

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Is hypersalivation a prodromal symptom of rabies or does it begin in the acute neurological phase? I'm having foamy saliva but no neuro problems.

Is hypersalivation a prodromal symptom of rabies or does it begin in the acute neurological phase? I'm having foamy saliva but no neuro problems.

Were you exposed?: Were you exposed to rabies from a bite from an infected animal? If so, you should see a physician immediately. Hypersalivation is only one of many symptoms of rabies. Hydrophobia is more common in the late stages. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/ ...Read more

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How does a cancer patient deal with the large fatigue issue at home following chemotherapy? Specifically, is there a medication for this side effect?

How does a cancer patient deal with the large fatigue issue at home following chemotherapy? Specifically, is there a medication for this side effect?

Fatigue is common: Many patients receiving chemotherapy feel tired. The causes can be due to low hemoglobin(Anemia), lack of sleep or depression. Your oncologist can determine the cause and treat it. In general we recommend increased daily activity/exercise such as walking daily . This will provide extra strength after some period of daily practice. ...Read more

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Is delusion/confusion a symptom of pneumonia in a cancer patient? Please advise!

Is delusion/confusion a symptom of pneumonia in a cancer patient? Please advise!

Delirium: Confusion in a cancer patient could indicate delirium, a life-threatening condition that affects the brain. Such symptoms require an immediate physician evaluation. ...Read more

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In diarheal shellfish poisoning is vomiting a primary symptom or or is it only an occasional symptom?

In diarheal shellfish poisoning is vomiting a primary symptom or or is it only an occasional symptom?

Seafood poisoning: The three major types of seafood poisons are ciguatera, scombroid and shellfish poisons. Symptoms may include abdominal cramps, diarrhea (severe and watery), nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Possibly: It is very difficult to get disability based on this diagnosis because of the absence of objective findings on exam and confirmatory diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Depends: There is a saying in medicine.. 'never say never'. However I do not think that increased gag reflex is a usual or typical symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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