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Is It Normal To Dermatomyositis
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Hemoglobin is normal, ferritin is 41.. Could this cause fatigue? My doc likes it to be between 70-110 even though normal range is 10-232. Thoughts?
I'm afraid not: Low-normal iron stores without anemia have not been causally linked to fatigue, and iron supplementation without a deficiency has not been shown to help anything (except restless leg syndrome). While it's very tempting to attribute fatigue to a single correctable medical cause, the vast majority of the time the answer lies in dietary and exercise changes as well as stress reduction. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
How common is it to get the skin disease vitiligo? Is this a rare disease, or is it actually very common and just not talked about?
Vitiligo: This is an autoimmune condition that can be treated. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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