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Is It Normal To Ehrlichiosis
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
Yes: While a high WBC can be seen in bacterial infection (neuts) or viral infection (lymphs), can also be normal or even low. ...Read more
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
How likely is it for a patient to have sepsis if there is noemal temp, normal WBC, normal CRP and normal platelet count?
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
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
No: It is not normal to be anemic. Your body has ability to maintain a good status all the time. If you are anemic it means that those mechanisms have been overwhelmed and cannot keep anymore a proper balance. You should see your pcp and after some iron therapy if still anemic a more in depth work-up will be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unusual: This is an usual reaction the day after a physical workout. I would think of other causes such as food intolerance,irritable bowel syndrome,viral infection. Is this a one time occurrence or does it occur frequently? Do you eat or drink anything after the workout that could affect your bowel movements? ...Read more