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Is There A Word Clled Blood Curtling
Not a virus-a fungus: Southwest United States is the region in which the fungus coccidioides immitis can be inhaled in their spore forms from dessert dust, to cause pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (aka valley fever) . "valley fever" originated from early observations that people in the san joaquin valley in central california, would get this illness marked by high fevers and respiratory symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is apoptosis only a theory? Are there any actual physical medical record of a person that went through it & seen under a microscope that proves it?
Apoptosis: This is a well described programmed cell death that has been observed and studied and does not occur on a large scale in any one individual. So you really cannot "see" it! ...Read more
What is the medical term for writing that is bolder at some parts of a sentence? I know there is a medical term for writing that gets smaller...
Yes.: A bone marrow aspirated looks exactly like blood to the naked eye, but is vastly different when viewed under a microscope. Other fluids should not normally look like blood, but could, in certain circumstances contain blood. In these cases, the fluid looks like diluted blood usually. ...Read more
It's a good thing!: Blasts are immature blood cells. They normally grow and mature in the marrow and then the more adult cells are extruded into the blood stream to perform their function. So, not seeing them in the blood film is a good sign we look for when evaluating someone with a blood disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the chance of HIV from working as an OR assistant with no "known"/ "felt" needle sticks. Is this just paranoia? Or should it be a concern
Doesn't happen: This simply isn't happening. HIV conversions among health care worker are reported and studied with great interest and we're simply not seeing an increased risk in folks who work around blood. The virus is very fragile, intact skin seems to be an impenetrable barrier to it, mucosa seems to need to be roughed-up by sex before it can be penetrated. Enjoy your work and stop worrying. ...Read more
Are there cases where blood comes as little hard black stuff in sperm?
There is NO visible discolouration of sperm
is it a cause of concern?
Is there any truth that if a man has dark circles under eye, it is a sign of his ill health?
Not usually: Many people inherit them to some degree, but other times environmental factors such as lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles. ...Read more
Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/coughing-up-blood/my01064) is common ; usually benign if small volumes in a non-smoker. But it's always a good idea to go see your family doc for an evaluation as there are too many causes to review ; consider w/more information ; examination. ...Read more
Is hysteria still a recognisable disease in modern day psychiatry , is globus hystericus a new name for it or is that a different problem?
Conversion reaction: Globus hystericus is a conversion disorder which can include symptoms like problems swallowing, a sense of choking or suffocation, difficulty breathing, lack of speech and feeling like there is a lump in the throat. A hysterical reaction is an old term for a conversion disorder. Hysteria is now termed conversion reaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Qualified yes: No blasts in pbs is much better than the alternative, however, that does not rule out malignancy of the blood system. Depending on your symptoms, signs, other findings, it sometimes requires examination of the bone marrow to be sure. Please keep in touch with your doctors, as it is not clear why was pbs ordered in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is getting urine in milky white color.But all his medical reports proved that there is no problem.Is it dangerous?What is the reason?
Are there diff cases of c. Diff. Is it cureabel. Never blood in stool since had it. Is that a good sign. Wbc count was about normal. Small case of it?
Clostrid. difficile: Yes, many cases are easily treated and resolved without problems or complications. The only concerns occur when the infection remains uncontrolled and has the potential to get out of the colon into the bloodstream, or to create micro-perforations in the gut wall and let other organisms out. You sound as if everything is going well. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma cell disorders. It is not specifically associated with and it is not particularly a sign of hodgkin's lymphoma . If you are concern about your health condition, you should go to see your doctor and discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more
I've had behcet's disease for 3 years. It seems to be "death by a thousand cuts". Is there really no cure/treatment available?
It can be treated: There are several treatment options for behcet's disease. It depends on the areas involved and the severity of that involvement as to what therapy is initially indicated. For more significant disease, tnf agents (enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) etc) often have good benefit. Talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more