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I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

Fever, chills, cough: The symptoms for influenza are fairly nonspecific - fever, chills, muscle aches and cough to start... And can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If you are concerned and sick enough, go to your physician and get checked. If you are very ill, go to an ED and tell them what is going on; but either have an ambulance take you or a friend take you. Driving sick is worse than driving drunk. ...Read more

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I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

Really?: That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you. The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato : Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Probably not: Unless you work with infected animals or animal products (hair, wool, hides) or are a target for bioterrorism you are unlikely to be exposed to anthrax spores. Chronic bronchitis from smoking more common. See your md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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My urine is always yellowish..It's rarely whitish. Is this a symptom of something i'm not aware of?

My urine is always yellowish..It's rarely whitish. Is this a symptom of something i'm not aware of?

Maybe: Some medications, foods or vitamins may cause the urine color to change. If you are relatively dehydrated, the urine will have more color than if you are well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me please if dizZines is a symptom of M E please as mine is so severe I'm bedbound ?

Can you tell me please if dizZines is a symptom of 
M E please as mine is so severe I'm bedbound ?

Nausea/dizziness: Many causes possible, such as Migraines, inner ear problem, motion sickness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, diabetes, early pregnancy, hyperventilation, etc. My recommendation is to seek medical attention if symptoms severe or other symptoms are noted. ...Read more

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I'm at the start of the 11th week of pregrancy . Is it possible not to feel any symptomes at all at this stage?

I'm at the start of the 11th week of pregrancy . Is it possible not to feel any symptomes at all at this stage?

Yes: Every woman experiences each pregnancy differently. Some are horribly nauseated, some overwhelmingly fatigued, and yet others just fine. Enjoy for now - always good that you are feeling well! good luck. ...Read more

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I'm experienceing a painful caffine withdraw. How much caffine do I need to consume, for the caffine withdraw symptomes to go away ?

I'm experienceing a painful caffine withdraw. How much caffine do I need to consume, for the caffine withdraw symptomes to go away ?

That depends on use: Although uncomfortable caffeine discontinuation syndrome is not dangerous. Goal wou be to find amount to relieve withdrawal symptoms then a gradual reduction the minimize their recurrence. ...Read more

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Help! FTM. After having my son I've not been myself. Lost. Depersonalization I have every symptom of&anxiey. What do I do :/ I'm scared and worried ?

Help! FTM. After having my son I've not been myself. Lost. Depersonalization I have every symptom of&anxiey. What do I do :/ I'm scared and worried ?

Call your Doc NOW: PLEASE contact your obstetrician TODAY and let them know. It sounds like you may have postpartum depression and this can be serious. You doctor may prescribe medication and counseling to help you start to feel better. They can help! Be open with your feelings. Ask for help from family, spouse, or friends taking care of the baby if you need-there is nothing wrong with needing help. ...Read more