Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Dermatomyositis

Share
1

1
Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Possible.: Any intensely inflammatory rash can peel after a few days. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
237 doctors shared insights

Dermatomyositis (Definition)

A rare inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and ...Read more


2

2
Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more

3

3
Is it normal to be late?

Is it normal to be late?

Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?

Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?

Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more

5

5
Is it normal to twitch with suboxone?

Not really: It's not one of common side effects listed review if you taking any other medications . Make sure you drink water few minutes before taking not to smoke or drink coffee 10 minutes before or after taking medication ...Read more

6

6
Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

It is not: It is normal for the neutrophil number to wax and wane, but when this is in the very low, ie neutropenic, range it is potentially serious. Additional warning signs would be chronic mouth sores or recurrent bacterial infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Required of some: Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc. Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

9

9
My c reactive protein is .1mg/dl and my vitamin d is 41ng/ml. Is there a condition that could be causing this. Is it ok for CRP to be this low?

My c reactive protein is .1mg/dl and my vitamin d is 41ng/ml.  Is there a condition that could be causing this.  Is it ok for CRP to be this low?

CRP: CRP for inflammation is a non-specific marker, of benefit only when elevated, and even then of value predominantly for follow-up rather than diagnosis. Lymphoma may or may not cause elevations in crp. See a doctor and have this lesion evaluated by other means. ...Read more

10

10
Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Inr 1.08 is it alarming? Is it a disease? What can this cause?

Inr 1.08 is it alarming? Is it a disease? What can this cause?

Blood and Clotting: This is normal. What are you worrying about? What is the rest of the story? Why were you tested? Are you on any medication for blood thinning? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Why is it so important to have a normal period?

Why is it so important to have a normal period?

Depends: Normal cycles represent that your hormones and organs are functioning properly. Any deviation from normal cycles can be associated with a number of medical conditions which need to be evaluated by a doctor. However, patient's on birth control do not "need" to have a period. Birth control pills were invented to closely represent the normal cycle to gain religious organization approval. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
1 doctor agreed:
13

13
What is lupus? Is it possible to recover from that disease?

Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
1 doctor agreed:
What is lupus?  Is it possible to recover from that disease?

Depends on severity: Lupus is can be an multisystem inflammatory disease and may involve skin discoid lupus, facial rash, joint involvement, lung involvement, etc. Recovery depends on the site, and severity of the disease. It can be kept quiet with the help of nsaids, antimalarials, oral steroids, chemotherapy and immunomodulants. ...Read more

14

14
Why is it currently the norm to be overweight?

Portions: People eat for a variety of reasons, Many people also dont prepare their own foods. Eating out, there is portion distortion- with larger portion sizes as one contributing factor to overweight. Less activity- and sedentary lifestyle is another contributing factor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
When some1 age 25-30 has a MI,what is usually the cause?Is it cholesterol?If so how elevated is it?Recent norm stress/echo.I probably shouldn't worry?

When some1 age 25-30 has a MI,what is usually the cause?Is it cholesterol?If so how elevated is it?Recent norm stress/echo.I probably shouldn't worry?

Usually: If someone that young has a heart attack is related to genetics and/or drug use(like cocaine). Even person's with genetic cholesterol syndromes(nothing like you regularly see in the community), if and when they have early heart disease it tends to be in the 30s-40s. A normal stress test and echo always provide reasonable reassurance. Bigger question is why are you worried about heart disease? ...Read more

16

16
Why is it wrong to say that cancer is a genetic disease and is therefore always inherited?

Why is it wrong to say that cancer is a genetic disease and is therefore always inherited?

Not same thing: Genetic means break in gene sequencing which can be from chronic irritation, tobacco, alcohol, radiation, debilitation. And yes, you can inherit predisposition toward a particular type of cancer, but not every type of cancer. Cancer is a very broad umbrella term encompassing many disparate entities. ...Read more

17

17
Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

No: Keratotomy means incision into the cornea. The most common form is lasik or prk, in which a laser enters the cornea and reshapes it. Astigmatism can be corrected with astigmatic keratotomy (ak). These are elective procedures and do not need to be performed. Certain conditions of the cornea can be treated with a keratectomy - removal of some or all of the cornea (corneal transplant). ...Read more

18

18
Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Can most times: Usually due to being tired or not getting enough rest.But if it persists or worsens you could be having a metabolic problem such as low potassium, calcium or magnesium. ...Read more