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Plasmapheresis: If you have a large amount of IgM in your bloodstream and it is causing problems, for example with your nervous system, and you are offered plasmapheresis, then by all means accept it. If you are offered Rituximab or a autologous marrow transplant, get all the facts but consider these options especially if your disease progresses. ...Read more
Hi I'm Lauren, I've been on the injection for 4 years now, and everytime I have brown blood for a week sometimes it's painful like period pains, what sh?
Hi Lauren, I'm 25y male. Its been 5 years I've been getting painless blood in stool. What I have noticed is that it happens when I don't drink enough water for few days. As soon as I start drinking water, no blood anymore in stool. During days of blood in
See your doctor: See your primary care provider about this ASAP. Ask about a consultation with a gastroenterologist or GI doctor. Could be a variety of things, but you really need to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is advanced G3 stomach cancer, type-Lauren and signet cell, which has spread only to pancreas cureable? If so, what's the best chemo to get rid of it?
Ask his Oncologist: This is a question which requires you (patient) to visit with a medical Oncologist who can then guide you about prognosis and the choice of chemotherapy which may help the patient. It may still be curable but the odds of more trouble ahead are high and should be kept in mind as we do not have very good chemotherapy for treatiig advanced stomach cancer. ...Read more
Copper accumulation: Wilson's disease is a disorder in which copper accumulates in the body cells. This causes liver disease, psychological changes, and movement disorders similar to parkinsons disease. It can usually be diagnosed by blood and urine tests, but sometimes requires a liver biopsy. It is treated by a low copper diet and medication that reduces copper levels. ...Read more
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more
Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis C which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read more
Treatable killer: This may be the most treacherous of all diagnoses. 1 in ~60000 people have this defect in copper metabolism that may have no symptoms or look like something else until it ruins the liver and brain. It's picked up on lab testing and even these are fraught with pitfalls. Diagnosed, it's very easy to treat. I wish you luck and hope your workup is done well. ...Read more
Iif you mean you are not hahing regular bowel movements and are constipated.
You need to get yourself checked by your doctor. With proper history like eating habits and in detail about what you call latrein, physical exam etc
meanwhile eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more fluids, include more legumes like beans, chick peas etc. ...Read more
Wilson's disease: The diagnosis of wilson's disease is based upon the clinical setting combined with compatible biochemical (serum ceruloplasmin concentration), histologic (evidence from liver tissue biopsy) and physical findings (such as deposits of copper in a certain part of the cornea). ...Read more
Copper overload: Each parent is a carrier and the patient has two defective copies of the atp7b gene, making it impossible to pump copper out of certain cells. Damage to the brain and liver is the most severe, but there is also hemolysis and dysfunction of the proximal kidney tubule. It's missed from time to time with disastrous results; screening labs are famously unreliable. ...Read more
Depends on organ:
Affected. Signs and symptoms of wilson's disease include:
clumsiness, depression, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty walking, drooling, easy bruising, fatigue, involuntary shaking, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, skin rash, swelling of arms and legs, yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Check this site:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-dis. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal: My immediate thought would be that doing a waltz could lead to musculoskeletal injuries if you fall. I guess you could twist your ankle, too; the chance of this would increase or decrease depending on footwear choice. ...Read more
No enough info: If you have a sibling who has been diagnosed with this condition, you need an evaluation by a physician knowledgeable in this rare autosomal recessive disorder, like a metabolic or biochemical geneticist. ...Read more
Question unclear: Please rephrase the question. It is very difficult to understand and to respond to in its current form. ...Read more
Same as in male: Miss it, and the person becomes unable to move normally, then paralyzed. The liver develops cirrhosis and ultimately fails. There's moderate hemolysis and often a Fanconi syndrome of the proximal tubule. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Budinger-Ludloff-Lawen syndrome is another name for chondromalacia of the patella or patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is a common cause of knee pain in young people - especially women. There is nothing lethal about it, but it can cause significant difficulties due to knee pain. ...Read more
Phony vs deadly: "Wilson's syndrome" is the invention of an independent medical thinker with no publication on the subject. People are asked to self-diagnosed based on a single low-normal body temperature reading and a huge list of symptoms. Wilson's disease is among the most treacherous illnesses to diagnosed, and if missed, produces a gruesome death. They're very different. ...Read more
Maybe: More likely, you're looking too closely at your eyes and at internet pictures. By the time the KF ring appears in the eye, the person with Wilson's is obviously sick -- at least with elevated liver enzymes and probably glucose in the urine. A competent physician will have picked it up. Glad you're health conscious. Best wishes. ...Read more
My boyfriend voluntarily went to walden in waltham two days ago and when I spoke to him he said they told him he couldn't leave, is this true? P
I don't know: You would need to ask your boyfriend and his doctors about this. Perhaps he had symptoms that concerned the doctors, and they advised him not to leave so he could be evaluated more completely. If he needs help, most doctors would want to provide that to the best of their ability. Http://www. Waldenbehavioralcare. Com/. ...Read more
I have a problem to go latrein so may times in one day...If m travling I felt bother give any solution to controll it! & I have hiper acidity also.
Fell off the diet and work out wagon about a month ago I weighed myself today and I have lost 1lb in that time. Why didn't I gain? Should I b concerne
Maybe not: Absent any serious (1) symptoms like fatigue, chills, fevers or (2) signs. Reduced hemoglobin, change in normal blood chemistries, weight loss is due to reduced caloric intake or increased expenditure. A poor diet can force your body to burn muscle for fuel and store what little nutrition it gets as fat. Muscle is more dense than fat. So, weight can be lost but fat may increase! Not good.. ...Read more
Low grade lymphoma: It is a disorder where one produces more antibody, specifically igm. This antibody is large so when in increased numbers can lead to several problems. These include what is called hyper viscosity syndrome. As there is too much of this protein, it tends to clog small arterioles and can lead to such things as mouth sores, kidney problems and other issues. The goal is keep the level down. ...Read more
I doubt it: Wilson's is rare and when two youngsters with it came down with leukemia, there was talk about either the copper overload or the Penicillamine rx possibly being a cause. Wilson's is very serious and I wouldn't worry about an old claim of a link that was first made in 1982 without any real further validation. ...Read more