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Lung Cancer Symptoms Tingling Headaches
Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more
Often none: ...Until the cancer is advanced, thus the potential benefit of screening methods in patients at risk. When symptoms happen, they are lung related (cough, shortness of breath, spitting blood) or related to advanced disease like bone pain or headaches due to metastases. Also, patients can experience fatigue and weight loss. If you smoke, please don't. ...Read more
Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! the pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in chest, headache, heartburn, dizziness and sore shoulder. Are these combined symptoms serious? Please help!
Can be: It is not clear as to the cause. This could all be brought on by heart disease. You are young but not too young for heart disease. I would immediately have some one take me to the ER and be evaluated. If we are wrong you are still alive. Then you can see your own doc for advice of what else to do. ...Read more
Numbness in head, migraines (not constant), muscle spasms throughout body, dizziness (occasionally), pain, no vision problems. Possible brain tumor?
Visible muscle wasting, extreme fatique, shortness of breath, numbness & circulation problems triggered by menstruation. Cancer, autoimmune, hormonal?
It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason forpap smears on a regular basis, but in your 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...Read more
I have osteoarthritis but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,
I have been experiencing these symptoms: muscle & bone pains, muscle twitches, blurred vision, fever headaches, chills, tingling sensations & rashes.
Uncomfortable!: This could be viral, but some of the symptoms would not be typical. Consider getting checked. ...Read more
Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. age 22 non smoker?
Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?
GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease associated with constipation. Change diet, avoid spicy , fried, citrus food, white chocolate peanut. Coffee soda condiments. Over the counter antacid twice a day, sleep inclined , avoid late dinner, eat small meals and chew your food very well. What to eat ? High fiber green vegetable beans lentils. Drink more water. Use laxative like metamucil twice a day . I. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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