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Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

Put it off: I will get back to you. Someone who routinely puts off initiating and completing important tasks could be said to be addicted of sorts to that behavior. It can be caused by numerous emotional problems - depression, add, avoidant personality traits/disorder, perfectionism, or even interpersonal agendas. Well-intended family members may take on an overresponsible role in rescuing/chronically remind. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

ANLL=AML: First of all, I am sorry for your sister. Anll or more commonly known as acute myelogenous leukemia- is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common cause of acute leukemia- about 80%. Symptoms are caused by supression of normal blood cells by the leukemic cells-will include fever, fatigue, bleeding, bone pain etc. Treatment will be combination of chemotherapy +/- transplant if indicated. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

Brain Infection: Brain abscesses are infections in the brain. Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What does this mean?

It means: She needs your love and support. Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from depression to mania (too much energy and euphoric mood). Both moods are dangerous! she needs you to help her get the treatment she needs to have stability in her life. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with macrocephaly. What does this mean?

My daughter was diagnosed with macrocephaly. What does this mean?

Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head.This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It is usually genetic, with one or both parents affected. There are some medical conditions that can also cause the head to be large which can be sorted out by a physician. For most, it just makes finding a hat that fits difficult. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

Sleep disorder: There are few causes of daytime sleepiness. One is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, usually seen in obese individuals and certain other issues, the other cause is narcolepsy. Obviously we need to look into medications, etc wich can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

German Measles: Most of the population get vaccinated to this. It will run it's course with him and he needs to keep away from un-vaccinated people. It is more of a problem with pregnant patients who have no immunity because it can cause mental retardation in the baby. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

Outdated term: "atypical pneumonia" is actually very common, but differs from the "textbook" description of acute onset symptoms with a very predictable x-ray appearance. The designation is not useful. It tells us little about the causative bug(s), and treatment is not determined by the x-ray or acuity of symptoms. Currently, a more useful term used to guide treatment decisions is community acquired pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does debilitating symptoms mean in medical terms my mom was diagnosed with it and she and i were just wondering

What does debilitating symptoms mean in medical terms my mom was diagnosed with it and she and i were just wondering

This : This refers to any symptoms ("sx") that are severe enough to impair a person's function or regular activities. Any pain (for example: a migraine headache) could temporarily be a "debilitating symptom", as it would interfere with regular activity, impairing the person's usual capacity. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with early Lyme disease. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with early Lyme disease. What does this mean?

She should recover: Lyme disease is caused by a spiral bacteria called borellia burgdorfii. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks which pick it up from the local woodland animals (deer, rodents). It typically causes a circular rash which clears in the center and spreads outwards, but is also responsible for damage to the heart, nervous system and other areas of body. Easily treated if diagnose early. ...Read more

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My husband has cirrhosis, he is angry and mean is this encephalopathy from his condition what can I do, i need help!

My husband has cirrhosis, he is angry and mean is this encephalopathy from his condition what can I do, i need help!

Different issues: Some people are "mean drunks, " and this can be both dangerous and frightening to family members. If he's angry and mean, you need to get out of the house. There is help for you through domestic violence programs & shelters. Info here (also go to bottom for phone #'s): http://tinyurl.Com/nz2ad encephalopathy complicates this a lot. Call his doctor now! inpatient commitment may be needed. ...Read more

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My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?

My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?

Multifactorial: Ms is not a genetic disorder, but does affect folks who are genetically susceptible, if specific environmental triggers are present. We are aware or prior ebstein-barr viral infections, low vitamin d, latitude prevalences, smoking risks, etc. You are not at any especial risk statistically due to your aunt's issues, indeed your risk is well under 0.5%. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma today. What does that mean?

My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma today. What does that mean?

JXG: Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a benign, self limiting disease of the skin. It is a form of histicytosis. It usually occurs in the earlymonths of life, more frequently in males, and may clear up by age two ...Read more

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Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Are you sure : she seeing things? If she is consistently, get her eyes checked and take her to a psychiatrist. If she is seeing ghosts/energetic forms, take her to a psychologist who is trained in the supernatural/spiritual like myself. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma idg. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma idg. What does this mean?

Plasma cell cancer: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs The IgG is the type of immunoglobulin heavy chain involved and can be used to follow the cancer in the blood. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with those post colonscopy. what does this mean?

My mother was diagnosed with those post colonscopy. what does this mean?

Diagnosed with ?: I think your spellchecker must have changed your question - or I'm missing the first half of the conversation! Please resubmit your question with your mom's diagnosis! :) ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What does this mean?

Inflamation muscle: Autoimmune disorder of muscles leading to diffuse muscle pain. It is usually identified by abnormal blood tests indicating inflammation such as increased CRP sed rate, and is usually treated with oral steroids like Prednisone it usually responds quickly to higher doses which are then tapered down to the lowest effective dose. The disease may come and go. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Procrastination Addiction (Definition)

Please stop asking us these definition questions. Asking doctors to provide definitions for trivial things is an inappropriate use of this resource. Will you ...Read more