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

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

It's cancer!: Any type of cancer can understandably cause anxiety and fear within patients and their loved ones. The prognosis of insulinoma depends on the stage at which it was diagnosed, and how it is responding to therapy. Surgery can often be curative, but if discovered in a later stage, it can be very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Melanie Richards
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Insulinoma (Definition)

An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...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 parents are worried about my health now that I have encephalitis. Why? Is it bad?

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

Not if you typed Q-: Encephalitis refers to brain inflammation. Typically, executive functions such as thinking and communications are not intact since the frontal cortex is involved. You may have had an encephalitis when you were confused (this is the hallmark of encephalitis) or unable to communicate with people, but if you were able to type your question displayed, then it can't be terribly bad. ...Read more

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I think I have depression and think about suicide a lot now. My life is fine which is the weird part, so me and my parents are very confused by this.

I think I have depression and think about suicide a lot now. My life is fine which is the weird part, so me and my parents are very confused by this.

Interesting : There are various types of depression, some caused by external events (e.g., losses, failed expectations, disappointments, unfulfilled relationships), and some caused by internal events (e.g., hormone changes associated with post-partum depression, hypothyroidism). Internally caused depression is just as real as externally caused depression and requires tx. See doc for treatment options. ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have arteriosclerosis of extremities. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have arteriosclerosis of extremities. What should I tell them?

You can do it...: Reassure them that you are doing what it takes to improve your health. This includes eating healthy, quitting smoking, regular exercise per direction of your doctor and take prescribed medications which may include blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications, Aspirin or clopidogrel. The goal is to decrease risk of heart attack and stroke in addition to improving circulation in your legs. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 years old and have anxiety bad and worry about my heart and dying. could that be a reason why my heart bothers me?

What to do if I am 17 years old and have anxiety bad and worry about my heart and dying. could that be a reason why my heart bothers me?

Panic Attacks?: Panic attacks are characterized by extreme symptoms of anxiety (hearth palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.) that are mentally accompanied with a feeling of doom, and interpreted as a "heart attack" "I'm going to die". A physician should rule out any medical conditions first. If no other medical cause is found psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral treatment helps with the anxiety. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

Exercise: Exercise is safe in pregnancy. You want to avoid activities where you may fall or get hit. Part of a relationship is learning to respect each others concerns and then find the balancing act to keep each other happy. Give and take is part of marriage. ...Read more

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When I was pregnant with my kids I have 4 kids I was always tested for diabetes and I have borderline im worried about that im trying to workout and watch what I eat it runs in my family should I worry?

When I was pregnant with my kids I have 4 kids I was always tested for diabetes and I have borderline im worried about that im trying to workout and watch what I eat it runs in my family should I worry?

At risk as you age: Pregnancy related blood sugar problems are an early warning signal. As you age you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the population as a whole. Lifestyle choices that include activity and proper diet can reduce your risk some but not completely.I wouldn't loose sleep over the issue but i would work hard to maintain a proper weight. ...Read more

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My parents had trouble conceiving, so is that why my sis and I am also?

My parents had trouble conceiving, so is that why my sis and I am also?

Not necessarily: That depends on the reason why your parents had difficulty conceiving - some conditions that affect fertility can be passed along in families, like polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos. Other things are not influenced by genetics, such as if you or your sister have blocked fallopian tubes. See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I dont know what what has beengoing on Iam in my 3rdyear of med school and still have this happen however, I dont know if it just the anxiety I having?

I dont know what what has beengoing on Iam in my 3rdyear of med school and still have this happen however, I dont know if it just the anxiety I having?

Anxiety : You need to be more specific with your symptoms if I am able to help you. What's going on? Can't sleep, lack of appetite, constant worrying about everything plus school, poor sleep. Reply back and I can try to narrow it down. Is it depression, yah feeling down, no social interaction, etc... ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

Thank you.: Your adult children may be concerned for many reasons. Reassure them that you are taking good care of yourself and you involve your healthcare provider in your decisions. Contact dermatitis is annoying, but manageable with creams and avoidance of offending items. If your children are worrying too much or not allowing you to make your own decisions, discuss with them how to help w/o smothering. ...Read more

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I am16yearsoldand I have a yellow stool for aboutamonth now I am worried that I have cancer. What is the most likely cause. my momthinks imahypochon?

I am16yearsoldand I have a yellow stool for aboutamonth now I am worried that I have cancer.  What is the most likely cause.  my momthinks imahypochon?

Listen to mom: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have rushes outside my vagina after having unprotected sex with my husband, its very itchy, is that an infection? Sorry to bother you but I am really worried and concerned about my condition right now. I am from asia and moved here in the us for 2 yrs n

I have rushes outside my vagina after having unprotected sex with my husband, its very itchy, is that an infection? Sorry to bother you but I am really worried and concerned about my condition right now. I am from asia and moved here in the us for 2 yrs n

It : It sounds like you are dealing with a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal anti-fungal creams. If this does not work, i encourage you to visit a medical professional. There are many free or lost cost family clinics you can find to help you with this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is g6pd, and is it any risk to my health. My doctors said its rare and don't worry about it. No straight answers. Im just curious?

What is g6pd, and is it any risk to my health. My doctors said its rare and don't worry about it. No straight answers. Im just curious?

G6PD: It is hereditary disorder tied up to chromosome x, which manifests as hemolytic anemia after exposure to infection or certain medications (sulfa drugs, antimaleria medications, etc). When the trigger is removed g6pd enzyme restores its function in the majority of cases. Visit to hematologist will help you to understand your condition and severity of the decease. ...Read more

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Why is it that when i think about my past i get depressed? I'm over it, but my shrink wants to know about it. Its been years since my past though

Why is it that when i think about my past i get depressed? I'm over it, but my shrink wants to know about it. Its been years since my past though

It's related: The mind is a great and funny thing. Even though you might think you are over your past, if you get depressed while thinking about it your mind is telling you to pay attention to it. Your shrink needs to know about it in order to find the best way to help you. It's great that you are seeing a shrink and thinking about this stuff at the age of 20. Keep seeking help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I readarticles that coloncancer is growing in young adults is this true? I heard it was very rare .I am always worried about my health I have worry's

I readarticles that coloncancer is growing in young adults is this true? I heard it was very rare .I am always worried about my health I have worry's

Colon cancer: There is increased detection of colon cancer in the young . HPV positivity iassociated w/ rectal cancer risk, . Consider HPV vaccine , fiber , avoid smoking alcohol. If worried consider cologard testing or virtual colonoscopy or colonoscopy for screening f/u/ w/ GI

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/study-finds-sharp-rise-in-colon-cancer-and-rectal-cancer-rates-among-young-adults.html ...Read more