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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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My brother has carsickness. Should I be worried about this?

My brother has carsickness. Should I be worried about this?

No: It's not genetic, it's not contageous, it's not dangerous. It goes away eventually after the car ride. There are over the counter drugs you can take to prevent it from happening. Just be happy you didn't get it. ...Read more

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My brother has coccidiomycosis. Should I be worried about this?

My brother has coccidiomycosis. Should I be worried about this?

Valley Fever: For yourself, no. For your brother it depends on whether he has a mild or complicated case. Coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever is an infection caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus coccidioides immitis. The lungs are the primary organ of involvement. Try this website for comprehensive information http://www.Valley-fever.Org/. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my friend has been getting leg cramps a lot lately, i'm worried, what could be wrong?

Should i be concerned if my friend has been getting leg cramps a lot lately, i'm worried, what could be wrong?

Several things: Your friend may have lumbar spinal stenosis, mineral deficiency or a peripheral neuropathy. You should probably have your friend see her doctor. ...Read more

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I am extremely concerned about a bruise on my baby's leg. I am with her 24/7 and haven't heard her cry or seen her hit anything. Should I be concerned?

I am extremely concerned about a bruise on my baby's leg. I am with her 24/7 and haven't heard her cry or seen her hit anything. Should I be concerned?

How old is she?: In a newborn this could be a concern. In a crawler or new walker a bruise can occur without any obvious distress as they eagerly explore their world. If there is only this single bruise on a leg in an otherwise happy, healthy baby, i wouldn't worry. If large or multiple bruises are appearing or the child seems ill or listless, she should be examined. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mother has the disease emphasemia and I have been told to have a blood test but I am worried! can it be treated before i get it?

Should i be concerned if my mother has the disease emphasemia and I have been told to have a blood test but I am worried! can it be treated before i get it?

Yes....: It sounds like you are being tested for alpha-1-anti trypsin deficiency, a cause of emphysema in younger people. If you have this disease, you are at risk of developing emphysema, a form of copd, at a younger age as well as liver disease. But, it can be treated by giving the alpha-1 anti trypsin intravenously, which replaces the missing enzyme, and prevents the sequelae. So, please get tested asap. ...Read more

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Hi, I have currently been suffering with urine infections for a while and it really gets me down is there anything I should be worried about?

Hi, I have currently been suffering with urine infections for a while and it really gets me down is there anything I should be worried about?

See below : Recurrent uncomplicated UTIs/bladder infections/cystitis are common among otherwise "healthy, young women with anatomically and physiologically normal urinary tracts". Most common risk factor in this group is frequency of sexual intercourse and daily low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis or prn self-treatment common treatment options. Important first for your MD to rule out other underlying causes. ...Read more

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My sister has compression neuropathies. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has compression neuropathies. Should I be worried about it?

Most Likely: The most common compression neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome. Compression neuropathies can be mild and no problem or can be severe leading to permanent tingling, numbness, and weakness. What area is the compression neuropathy? And how symptomatic is she? ...Read more

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My lady friend has pancreatitis. Is it contagious and should I be concerned about having sex?

My lady friend has pancreatitis. Is it contagious and should I be concerned about having sex?

Not contagious : The most common causes of pancreatitis which make up 99% of cases are not contagious thus would not be transmitted via intercourse. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Likely normal: Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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My son(13) has big pupils. Should i be concerned? He had a headache but its gone, should I be concerned?

My son(13) has big pupils. Should i be concerned? He had a headache but its gone, should I be concerned?

No.: Pupil size can be affected by light, medications (including recreational drugs), pesticides, and also by pain. If your son's grades have started plummeting, he's given up on his activities, or he's become very secretive, you can worry. Don't obsess about his pupils in the absence of more specific signs. ...Read more

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My baby has a bad cough, should I be worried?

Yes, if not sleeping: Cough is a natural healthy response to rid lung passages of respiratory irritants--as long as it is occasional and not life altering. But, if your baby's cough is severe enough to disturb your sleep or hers, then further evaluation is warranted. Also, cough with fever, bloody sputum, persistent vomiting, wheeze, or breathlessness could signal a more serious problem. For these, call your doctor. ...Read more

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My parents are worried about my health now that I have myositis. Why? Is it bad?

My parents are worried about my health now that I have myositis. Why? Is it bad?

Depends: Myositis is often part of a systemic illness, e.G, autoimmune disease. It can be bad by causing pain, weakness, and damage to other organs from the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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My sister has broken elbow. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has broken elbow. Should I be worried about it?

Broken elbow: The treatment depends on where the fracture is and how displaced the fragments are. It can treated in a cast or it might need surgery. This can be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How worried should I be when told my mum has jaundice but that's all she knows and she needs more blood tests. Should i be worried?

How worried should I be when told my mum has jaundice but that's all she knows and she needs more blood tests. Should i be worried?

Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes is a consequence of elevation in the blood of a substance called bilirubin. It can increase due to blocked bile ducts from gallstones, strictures, infection, tumor. Jaundice can also occur from liver infection like hepatitis, or other liver diseases that destroy the liver cells. Tumors of the liver, bile system, or pancreas can also raise the bilirubin. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more