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Major Presenting Symptom
Smallpox: Has approx. 12 day incubation period. Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops into pustules on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities. ...Read more
See below:: As a highly infectious virus, polio invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. 1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). 5-10% die due to resp. Failure. ...Read more
Variable: Almost 50% would be asymptomatic, with the disease first being suspected from routine blood tests. When symptoms present- they would include fatigue, weight loss, excessive sweating abdominal fullness (from enlargement of the spleen) and bleeding episodes due to platelet dysfunction. ...Read more
Blurred vision (sometimes)
changes in gait (walking)
dementia that occurs over a few weeks or months
lack of coordination (for example, stumbling and falling)
myoclonic jerks or seizures
nervous, jumpy feelings
speech impairment. ...Read more
Pain, Swelling: Erythema (redness). Some patients may also present with complaints of numbness and non-healing extraction site. ...Read more
Symptoms of Pick Dis:
Symptoms of pick disease are1difficulty in speech and thinking2 behaviour changes and impairment of social contacts3 passivity4 inertia 5 overactivity 6 pacing and wandering
changes in personality makes us differentiate between pick disease and alzeimer disease. ...Read more
Varies: Majority cases are asymptomatic and the evaluation is started due to abnormal blood work. When the leukemia is more advanced - patient can become symptomatic-and can be presented with-anemia, low platelet level- bleeding, increase white blood counts, recurrent infections, fatigue/decrease energy level, fever/chils/night sweats, increase abdominal girth etc. Read more : www.Cancer.Net / www. Lls. Org. ...Read more
Usually....: Primarily joint pain followed by visible signs of inflammation, such as redness or swelling. The diease tends toward symmetry and the most common joints involved in your upper extremity are the knuckles, and wrists and in the lower extremity, the ball of the feet (mtps), and ankles. The condition is usually progressively additive, meaning more joints involved in time. All joints can be affected. ...Read more
Confusion: Confusion and disorientation are the two most common presetning symptoms. ...Read more
Joint, skin, interna: Mctd can have a variety of signs and sympotms whichcan change with times. By the name it is a mixture of a variety of connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis and rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on which condition is prominent at the time. When you are evaluated your physician will look for causes of the symptoms from these categories. ...Read more
Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more
I haven't been to the doctor, but I think I might have psoriasis. What are the major presenting symptoms?
Skin plaques: Patients with psoriasis will typically have thickened plaques with silvery scale, often on erythematous bases. Common locations are elbows, knees and certainly the trunk. Often patients will only have scalp psoriasis. A dermatologist will be able to help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Bleeding symptoms: Patients with a bleeding disorder can experience nose bleeding (epistaxis), gum bleeding, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), throwing up blood (hematemesis), blood in their urine (hematuria), blood in their b.M. (melena, hematochezia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), easy bruising, and bleeding following surgery or delivery of their baby. Sometimes their wounds heal poorly as well. ...Read more
Can Ludwig angina be contagious via sharing a bottle of water about a week and half before the person presented the major symptoms?
No: The normal oral bugs get out of control in Ludwig's. It's not catching ...Read more
Loss of function: If a tendon is cut or ruptures, it can no longer straighten or bend the joint it is crossing. So if you lose the ability to bend or straighten a joint, there is a good chance you have a tendon injury. ...Read more
Is it possible to be diagnosed as bipolar, then3 years later have different symptoms new diagnosis is major depressive disorder no mania present?
Unlikely: Either the original diagnosis was wrong or the new one. By definition bipolar includes hypomania or mania. Decreased need for sleep, impulsive behavior, expansive mood, or even irritability are manic type symptoms. There are also mixed episodes in bipolar. Mdd is only depression. ...Read more
It is possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While this name might sound stigmatizing, this anxiety disorder can be quite debilitating. Here's a quick screen: http://www.4degreez. Com/misc/hypochondria_test. Html
If positive, consider consulting with a mental health professional about it. It can be treated! ...Read more
Would a pe present itself with only pain as the symptom? And would the pain be likely to dramatically increase with walking?
Classic symptoms of pe are: chest pain, shortness of breath, hemoptysis, and rapid heart rate. In practice, very few people have all of these sympoms. Sudden onset of sharp chest pain is a common symptom. Usually this is pleuritic and worsened by breathing or activity. "sudden onset" of pain
is a symptom I pay attention to. ...Read more
No: They are not related that I am aware. Bed wetting occurs in many without dyslexia and is normal. There is often a first degree relative (mom, dad, uncles, etc) who wet the bed. Most kids outgrow it by 9-10. After age 7, a bed wetting alarm can be very helpful in resolving the problem. ...Read more
What is the major symptom of lymphoma? I want to have a biopsy done but there is no swollen node so does that matters.
Many, varied: Lymphomas can present either with Prolonged fever (>100 degrees) or enlarged lymph nodes somewhere in the body including in places like Chest and Abdomen where it is difficult to feel a growth unless it becomes very large. In the absence of these two features, I would seriously doubt the presence of a Lymphoma. ...Read more