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If my father and mother had arthritis, does that mean i'll get it?

If my father and mother had arthritis, does that mean i'll get it?

Not necessarily: It depends on what kind of arthritis your parents have. While there may be some genetic predisposition for the most common kind of arthritis, taking good care of yourself, exercising moderately and regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight can all help you joints feel good for a long time. ...Read more

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Hemochromatosis (Definition)

A condition of excess iron that can lead to liver cirrhosis, diabetes, and heart failure. Usually a hereditary condition of excessive absorption of iron, it can also be caused ...Read more


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My mum has lupus i have been tested and tould i have factor v Leiden can someone please explain what it is and how it will affect me in my life?

My mum has lupus i have been tested and tould i have factor v Leiden can someone please explain what it is and how it will affect me in my life?

Depends: The risk of blood clot development depends on weather you have one or two copies of the gene for Factor V deficiency, A person with 2 copies of the gene have increase in risk of DVT, pregnancy loss and pregnancy complications. Your physician can give you more information based on your test results. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

In Down Syndrome...: Children with trisomy 21 (down syndrome) can develop something called transient myeloproliferative disorder (tmd). It is on the spectrum of aml, but it can spontaneously regress. Other times, it may either require low dose chemotherapy if it is affecting organ function (liver), or it can develop into full blown aml, requiring intensive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my dad is bipolar and schizophrenic. So does that mean i might have it? Is it hereditary?

Could use your help docs! my dad is bipolar and schizophrenic. So does that mean i might have it? Is it hereditary?

Hereditary worries: The research suggests that both are hereditary, which means that there's the probability that it is genetically transmitted. But it also depends on environmental circumstances as well as to whether a person manifests or becomes actively bipolar or schizophrenic. Consider some counseling so that you can manage stress to help with your worries and to prevent what you can, and to get more education. ...Read more

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What did my doctor mean when he said that I am borderline positive for sjrogrens? Will i get it eventually? Can i prevent it?

What did my doctor mean when he said that I am borderline positive for sjrogrens? Will i get it eventually? Can i prevent it?

You have to ask doct: We can not answer as we do not have any information as to your symptoms and any tests done and results of physical exam you have to ask this question to your doctor, what does he/she means by borderline positive and will you eventually get it it is an inherited condition and can not be prevented to diagnose you have to have symptoms and elevated sed rate, ANA antibodies, ssa;ssb antibodies and creac. ...Read more

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My mother and grandfather both had osteoarthritis. Does that mean i'll get it?

My mother and grandfather both had osteoarthritis. Does that mean i'll get it?

Not necessarily: Osteoarthritis (oa) is a inflammatory joint condition that occurs usually from overuse, injury, trauma, etc. It is usually not a genetic condition but more an "age" condition. Good joint health (use without over use, keeping inflammation down with ice or medications, and avoiding trauma) will be important in avoiding oa. For good joint health, remember "motion is lotion.". ...Read more

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What to do if i recently found out i was born with anemia. Does that mean i still have anemia?

What to do if i recently found out i was born with anemia. Does that mean i still have anemia?

Changeable issue : Anemia means your red blood cell mass falls below the normal range for age and size.There are many causes.As one ages, you have the ability to absorb nutrients and build new blood cells and thus increase your red cell mass. Some people have a type of hemoglobin that keeps a person in the range we consider anemic. If you have normal hemoglobin and a healthy diet, you have likely become normal. ...Read more

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My mom said she isn't a carrier of sickle cell but my dad is so I have the trait but I am also anemic . How is that possible ?

Other cause: Your anemia is likely due to another cause (such as iron deficiency or other) rather than because of sickle cell trait. Some simple lab tests can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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My doctor says I have cancer in the nose, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have cancer in the nose, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Treatment needed: Your probably went to your doctor for obstruction or bleeding from the nose. He found a growth which he probably biopsied and it is positive for cancer. This means to cure it and protect your health, you will need treatments which may include surgery, radiation and sometimes chemotherapy. I wish you the best for this and don't delay in getting treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I might have blood incompatibility with my baby?

What does it mean if I might have blood incompatibility with my baby?

Potential problem: Your body may react if exposed to your baby's blood. Such a reaction can affect red blood cells, white blood cells, or even platelets. Such reactions typically reduce the numbers of the affected cell type. The effects depend on the cell type affected and how much their numbers are reduced. Rhogam is given to rh-negative mothers during pregnancy and after birth to prevent a type of this problem. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have HSV 1 and not to worry! but I don't understand what he means donthat I have it can I die from it?

My doctor told me I have HSV 1 and not to worry! but I don't understand what he means donthat I have it can I die from it?

No: it will not kill you. Hsv 1 is a common cause of cold sores a large % of people have it and con be found on face and in genital area. ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Too much cortisol: Cushing's syndrome means the body has too much cortisol in it. This can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis. It can be caused by medications like Prednisone (most common cause - doesn't need treatment, but should try to minimize steroid dose), or by a cortisol producing tumor (needs surgery) or a certain type of pituitary tumor (called cushing's disease - also needs surgery). ...Read more

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What does it mean when my doctor says my TSH is suppressed? I had my blood work done & that is what i got advised. I also had thyroid removed in 1998.

What does it mean when my doctor says my TSH is suppressed? I had my blood work done & that is what i got advised. I also had thyroid removed in 1998.

TSH suppressed: Hi. TSH suppressed means you are biochemically hyperthyroid. Was your thyroid removed for thyroid cancer? If so, part of the long term management is suppression of TSH. If NOT thyroid cancer, then you don't need to have a suppressed TSH, and your l-thyroxine dose can be reduced to bring your TSH up into the normal range. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was told I have pcos with an ultrasound showing it but my blood work came back normal. Is this possible and what does it mean?

I was told I have pcos with an ultrasound showing it but my blood work came back normal. Is this possible and what does it mean?

PCOS: There is no blood test that confirms or rules out PCOS. It is clinical diagnosis, based on a combination of symptoms including irregular periods, weight problems, excess body hair growth. One might also see high blood male hormone levels, evidence for insulin resistance, high LH/FSH ratio, and cysts on the ovaries, but these findings are not necessary for a clinical diagnosis of PCOS. ...Read more

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My father is having frozen back & i really have no idea bout this. Can someone enlighten me and how does my father got this? He's 59 and a driver

My father is having frozen back & i really have no idea bout this. Can someone enlighten me and how does my father got this? He's 59 and a driver

Back: Do you mean chronically stiff spine or arthritis with rigid spinal column? If usual measures like warm packs, liniment, nsaids like ibuprofen,physical therapy,muscle relaxants don't help, have him consult an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My TSH level is 2.9 and my doctor says that is normal, but I have read online normal is .3-3.0 so I am curious if I have borderline hypothryroid?

Can someone help please? My TSH level is 2.9 and my doctor says that is normal, but I have read online normal is .3-3.0 so I am curious if I have borderline hypothryroid?

Not yet. : Most doctors don't usually consider treating until the number is more above 4.5 . We do not always follow lab normal ranges and base treatment on symptoms since not everyone is a textbook number. Consider discussing any symptoms you have however with your doctor and possibly an endocrine specialist. ...Read more

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My pediatrician says my child may have mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My pediatrician says my child may have mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Parasitic infection: Leishmaniasis = parasitic infection transmitted by bite of infected sand flies. In mucocutaneous forms it may start with skin sores which can develop into ulcers with inflamed lymph nodes. Inadequately treated or untreated it can lead to nose & throat lesions with congestion & nose bleeds. It can eventually destroy tissue of the nose or throat. Sometimes skin & mucosal lesions are simultaneous. ...Read more

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I was just told by my doctor that I have hpv. Is that very serious? Is it normal? And can my husband get it?

I was just told by my doctor that I have hpv. Is that very serious? Is it normal? And can my husband get it?

Very common: Estimated that more than 85% of sexually active people have at least one of the strains of hpv. Most are innocuous, but there are a dozen or so strains called high-risk strains. These strains are more apt to cause potential problems, such as cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous changes), cervical cancers or penile cancers. It is spread sexually, so yes, you husband probably has it too. ...Read more

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My wife went to go get an HPV test because I can't but she came back with negative results saying she doesn't have it. Does that mean I don't have it?

My wife went to go get an HPV test because I can't but she came back with negative results saying she doesn't have it. Does that mean I don't have it?

Maybe: HPV has both active and inactive phases. You could have acquired HPV at some point in the past, and no longer actively shed virus to the point she gets infected. The only way to know if you were ever infected is to test you. ...Read more