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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have carsickness. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have carsickness. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Nausea: A careful interview (history) will help your provider determine whether you have carsickness (motion sickness). It is more common in people with migraines. Symptoms can have varying degrees of intensity. Typically, nausea and feeling poorly occur when the car is in motion. The more winding the road, the more intense the symptoms. Looking out towards something on the distant horizon seems to help. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have patau syndrome. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have patau syndrome. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Patau syndrome: The clinical features of patau syndrome are — mental and motor challenged, microcephaly(small brain), small eyes, cataract, retinal detachment, cortical visual loss, polydactyly (extra digits), low-set ears, prominent heel, deformed feet, overlapping of fingers over thumb, cutis aplasia (missing portion of the skin/hair), abnormal genitalia, kidney defects, heart defects. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have churg-strauss syndrome. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have churg-strauss syndrome. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Severe asthma: Css is a form of blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) that typically presents as severe asthma requiring oral Prednisone to control. Steroids control asthma but not the underlying inflammation so that when your doctor tries to lower the dose other symptoms appear — bruising, rhinitis, gastrointestinal bleeding. The astute physician will note these additional symptoms & order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have mitochondrial disorder. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have mitochondrial disorder. Can you tell me the symptoms?

HYPOchondrisis: A preoccupation with body functions and interpretation of normal body sensations as illness in an otherwise healthy person. The word comes from greek for "below the rib cartilage". ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have gallstones. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have gallstones. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Biliary Colic: Gallstones may cause acute attacks of right-sided or midline upper abdominal pain. The pain tends to be severe, non-burning, non-cramping, and can last for hours; it often radiates around into the back+/-shoulder. The pain often follows a meal, especially fatty foods. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting and bloating. If this sounds familiar, I advise an ultrasound to confirm the dx. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have rectal cancer. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have rectal cancer. Can you tell me the symptoms?

See a specialist: Symptoms can include rectal bleeding associated with your bms, a change in bowel habits, a change in the caliber of your stool, (narrow stools), rectal pain and most important, no symptoms whatsoever. A physician can feel a rectal mass which raises one's suspicion. The diagnosis can be made and confirmed by a colonoscopy performed by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have epidermal cyst. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have epidermal cyst. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Skin cyst: There are two very common soft skin bumps. One, a sebaceous cyst, is a blocked hair follicle unit, where the wall of the cyst is filled with thick, often smelly skin oil, called sebum. It is always benign, but can great quite large, soft ball size at times. It may leak some bad smelling cheese like guck. It can be removed easily. A lipoma, a 2nd kind of lump, is deeper and made of hard fat. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have aplastic anemia. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have aplastic anemia. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Low blood counts: Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure disease. It leads to low white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Symptoms can include fatigue, increased risk of infection, bleeding, easy bruising, shortness of breath. It is a life-threatening illness that needs to be treated quickly. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have graves' disease. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have graves' disease. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Get second opinion: Graves disease has multiple symptoms, e.g., heat intolerance, rapid heart beat or irregular heart beat, weight loss, diarrhea, nervousness, protruding eyes, warm pink hands, excessive sweating. Graves disease can be confirmed by blood tests. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have biliary cirrhosis. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have biliary cirrhosis. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Fatigue, itch, yello: Agree dr. Cattano. Autoimmune disease. Symptoms may be mild, nonspecific, include fatigue, itching, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), joint aches, weight loss, depress, anemia, skin abn, of chol. Can be assoc with high cholesterol, low vitamin d, osteoporosis, other autoimmune diseases. Confirmed with blood tests, usually liver biopsy. Wait for blood test results (ama, ana, asma, and others. ...Read more

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Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Could my neighbor have possibly discovered a new side effect from aspartame? She only spots when she eats it and she's post menapausal!

Unlikely: While aspartame is an unlikely cause of vaginal spotting, any woman who has vaginal spotting or bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated by their gyencologist. Let your neighbot know! ...Read more

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I have a top tooth, pulled out 10 years ago. Recently, a neighboring gap teeth, move toward gap. This create a new small gap. Is there way to prevent?

I have a top tooth, pulled out 10 years ago. Recently, a neighboring gap teeth, move toward gap. This create a new small gap. Is there way to prevent?

Dental consultation: Consult with your dentist. You need to possible get a tooth replacement in that area. With a ten-year lapse, teeth may have moved and possible orthodontic intervention may be helpful to realigh and create a space that would be the proper parameters for a dental implant. Other options are also available, including fixed bridges and removable appliances. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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What is the new classification of pain drugs?

What is the new classification of pain drugs?

See below: Not sure what you mean. There has been no new "scheduling" of controlled substances. Different types of pain medication do different things (reduce inflammation, treat nerve pain etc). ...Read more

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Hi u keep asking me to ask new questions why.

Hi u keep asking me to ask new questions why.

Try another topic: A member who gets email messages asking her to edit a question or send in a new one, can try editing her questions so that the grammar and spelling are very good. These messages usually mean the question is not clear enough for doctors to properly answer. Also, if a member asks too many questions on the same topic, doctors sometimes send the repetitive questions back. Try asking about new topic. ...Read more

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Just trying it out as I'm new. From Cardigan?

Hi: Ok don't always get on this to answer but will when I can, look at what we provide before spending money trying to get drugs we don't offer. ...Read more

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Do y'all have a number for this in new Orleans?

Do y'all have a number for this in new Orleans?

It's a website.: The website is world-wide. It's www.healthtap.com. You know this already, because you're here. If you're looking for a local doctor to visit in an office, try to search this site for physicians in your town, or city, or zip code. ...Read more

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