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Is it possible for one person to have several types of headaches?

Is it possible for one person to have several types of headaches?

Yes: It is possible to have more than one type of headache. Consult a pain physician or a neurologist for a comprehensive evaluation and management plan; it can get frustrating to have frequent headaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tense person to have several types of headaches?

Is it possible for a tense person to have several types of headaches?

Certainly!: Tension (or stress) headaches can certainly occur, and stress can worsen migraines or cluster headaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time?

Is it possible for a person to be diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time?

Yes, but rarely: If someone is diagnosed with two different cancers at the same time, or even within a year or two, it raises a red flag for me. I always want to make sure that both cancers are truly different, because statistically, it's more likely to have one cancer that has spread to another place. Make sure your doctor knows about any past cancer so she or he can make the right diagnosis! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms from several different types of ehlers-danlos syndrome in one?

Is it possible to have symptoms from several different types of ehlers-danlos syndrome in one?

That would be : Highly unusual & unlikely, but, i suppose, not impossible. I couldn't find a case study of anyone with more than one type. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

Tell us why this ???: Brain tumors are uncommon yet they can occur at any age. You need to give us some background as to why you are concerned about this issue??? Most patients with brain tumors experience persistent headaches which progressively get worse. Other symptoms may include, nausea, vomiting, reduced vision, seizures or loss of function of an arm or leg(uncommon) ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two types of psoriasis present on your body at once?

Is it possible to have two types of psoriasis present on your body at once?

Different appearnces: There are 3 major clinical types of psoriasis - namely plaque, erythrodermic, and pustular. It is unlikely to have combinations of these in any one individual but one can evolve into the other. It is important to differentiate among these three types since the treatment can be different depending on which type it is. Most people have plaque psoriasis but it can have many different appearances. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Shouldn't be: In someone with asthma acute bronchitis from an ordinary cold is one of the usual triggers of an acute asthma exacerbation. Properly controlled asthma with early intervention at the onset of a cold can mitigate the severity. Serious complications are infrequent. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Why expect the worst: Both are treatable/controllable conditions, bronchitis in an asthmatic patient can just be an asthma flare, if you're really sick, please go to the ER, for better management/control of your asthma, see and follow up with an asthma specialist, you can check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible for a three year old to have tourettes syndrome? What are the symptoms?

Is it possible for a three year old to have tourettes syndrome? What are the symptoms?

Tourettes in 3 yo: My answer is that anything is possible in terms of things that can go wrong with us humans. In one study, 3.4% of school children between 6 - 12 years of age in a columbian study were diagnosed with tourettes. Another study found between 0.4 - 3.8% of kids had tourette's [robertson, mm 2011 feb.] according to cedars-sinai, it can occur as early as age 2. http://bit.ly/yfqqpm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two types of cancer at once?

Is it possible to have two types of cancer at once?

Yes: While this is rare, it is possible to have more than one type of cancer at once. Various risk factors, especially certain genetic disorders, can make this more likely. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker? .

What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker?

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Typically : Typically bacterial sinus infections are managed with antibiotics. There are several antibiotic options depending upon your sensitivity and suspected infective agent. Severe chronic sinus problems may be managed with surgical procedures to improve drainage or remove the lining of the sinus. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of colon cancer in a male.What one symptom should one look out for among other symptoms & in how many years does it progress.

What are symptoms of colon cancer in a male.What one symptom should one look out for among other symptoms & in how many years does it progress.

Male or female: Occult bleeding found on testing would be an early sign Obvious bleeding Stool changes, obstipation,, constipation, obstruction, weight loss, palpable abdominal mass, and signs of metastatic disease. The large bowel may have a large lesion before any signs, and that is why colonoscopy is considered as we age. ...Read more

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There are about 15 types of cancer. How many of them can a person be pre-screened for before there is any patient detected pain or visible problem?

There are about 15 types of cancer. How many of them can a person be pre-screened for before there is any patient detected pain or visible problem?

15?: There are way more than 15 types of cancer. You can potentially get cancer from every kind of cell or organ that's in your body. There are screening tests for some but not all, which I'm sure you are aware of. Mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colon cancer, annual visual inspection for skin cancer, PAP smears, prostate exams, dental exams for oral cancers, are some that come to mind. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal  and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

May not be healing: Acute tmd will often resolve if the causes for it are addressed. If the causes persist, however, it can become chronic and persistent. You will need an evaluation along with some imaging to figure out the state of your joint(s). Once chronic it may require a more aggressive intervention. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms from several types of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually - one type: There are a variety of types as you note and most of the time this is the benign hypermobility type. It is genetic and you may have relatives also wiht it. Each type can have a variety of manifesations and so people with the same type can have different symptoms. Exercise is an improtant stabilizer and you need to be doing this. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Depends: Many can live a normal lifespan with asthma and an occasional bout of bronchitis. However, poor;y controlled/managed asthma can be fatal at any age and bronchitis can destabilize previously stable asthma. Good coordinated care can avoid bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have a mild cluster headache? If so how likely? Can it vary in severity throughout a cluster period? if not? What can mimic this disorder?

Is it possible for someone to have a mild cluster headache? If so how likely? Can it vary in severity throughout a cluster period? if not? What can mimic this disorder?

Mild Cluster: headache may be hemicrania continua if daily occurs only on one side without consistent features of Cluster ) There is no tearing, nasal discharge or flushing with hemicrania unless it is a paroxysmal intensification. Hemicrania almost always responds to indomethacin ( 25 mg three times a day with food) ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?

What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?

Yeast: Yeast grows in warm, moist climates I.e. The vagina, groin, armpits, under the breast, and in the mouth. A healthy immune system can fight off yeast, especially if our microbiome is intact. It is highly possible and not uncommon to have recurrent infections. In the mouth, there are thick white patches that can cause mouth sores. The vagina symptoms are itching, white discharge, no strong odor ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 20year old lady to have a depression? If yes, please what are the causes, sign and symptoms and cure of it ?

Is it possible for a 20year old lady to have a depression? If yes, please what are the causes, sign and symptoms and cure of it ?

Possible - yes: Major Depression is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Break this down into separate questions. Too much to cover in 400 characters ...Read more