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Doctor insights on: Malaria Life Cycle

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Life cycle of m.Leprae?

No such thing: Life cycles in biology refer to organisms that have different appearances and abilities in different generations. Leprosy bacteria grow best at cooler temperatures inside cells, and you will probably find them interesting; I have the idea that they are a modified tubercle bacillus that has lost much of its genome. But in spite of anything else you may read, all generations are the same, no cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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C-Section/Tubal Ligation 8/14. Normal cycle started 10/13/14. Next cycle 11/15/14. Started cycle again today 11/30. Part-time breast feeding. Dying?

C-Section/Tubal Ligation 8/14. Normal cycle started 10/13/14. Next cycle 11/15/14. Started cycle again today 11/30. Part-time breast feeding. Dying?

Why dying?: Are you feeling really bad from this early period? You could be anemic if you are postpartum and have too frequent periods, which could make you feel very weak. Irregular periods are common following tubal ligation. Being post-partum and breast feeding can also result in irregular periods. If you feel very weak and drained, you should get the hemoglobin level in your blood checked. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affect my menstrual cycle?

Can dengue fever affect my menstrual cycle?

Possibly: Any severe illness can affect our period. If you don't want to be pregnant, use something for birth control. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas. See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more

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End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

God knows.: No one can tell you this. There are co-illness that can decrease your life expectancy but no absolute number. Need to exersise and have a great medical and nutritional status. Need to stay off the tobacco and use your heart and lung meds. ...Read more

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Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Depends: Most of us need one well-functioning kidney to live normally. However, one needs to think seriously before deciding to become a living donor. After all, it is a major surgery (mortality rate 2-3 in 10,000) and it requires general anesthesia. Recent studies have shown that former donors do have slightly higher chance of pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pre-eclampsia). ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? Im (-) ing pregnacy test.. 2wks delayed,

Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? Im (-) ing pregnacy test.. 2wks delayed,

Maybe: A doctor can check to see if there is any worrisome medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their periods or a missed period on occasion (especially after getting a symptomatic illness like dengue). Some women are back to normal very soon, but others do have bothersome menstrual symptoms that persist or recur and need to see their doctors. ...Read more

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CSection & Tubal Ligation on 8/8. Normal cycle on 10/15. Now having cycles every 2 weeks. Is this normal? Cycles - 11/15, 11/30, 12/17.

CSection & Tubal Ligation on 8/8. Normal cycle on 10/15. Now having cycles every 2 weeks. Is this normal? Cycles - 11/15, 11/30, 12/17.

Yes: Pregnancy and procedures like tubal ligation can sometimes "reset" the menstrual cycle/log at times. So, being so recently postpartum, my hunch is that there is probably not any real pathology (e.g. growth, tumors, etc...) going on here. Nevertheless, continue to monitor. If the symptoms persist for the next 3-4 cycles, get with your OB/GYN for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period w/ tampons in?

How long can sperm survive during a  menstrual period w/ tampons in?

2-5 days: Sperm can manage to live a long time, even in harsh conditions such as a menstrual cycle. Tampons probably have no effect. The good news is that a woman is unlikely to ovulate during her menstrual cycle, so even if the sperm live for a few days, it's unlikely there's anything for them to fertilize. If she's late for her period next month, you should check a pregnancy test. Next time use a condom! ...Read more

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...Read more

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34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?

Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more

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Help please! could dengue affect the menstruation cycle?

Help please! could dengue affect the menstruation cycle?

If you have a: Severe case of dengue fever, you could miss your period or it could be light. A mild case of dengue would not be likely to cause changes in period. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes : Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more