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Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Not pancreatitis: What you describe are not symptoms of pancreatitis. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) can definitely cause abdominal discomfort and constipation. Talk to your doctor about the fact that you feel you are experiencing side effects from HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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High Calcium Levels In Blood (Definition)

Defining a high level depends on the normal range of the laboratory measuring the calcium level. There is variability. Commonly a high value is greater than 10.5 mg/dl. However some patients may have fluctuating values ...Read more


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Does having kidney failure cause frequent vomiting?

Does having kidney failure cause frequent vomiting?

Kidney Failure: Kidney failure with uremia (build up of urine toxins) can result in vomiting, but mild or moderate kidney failure usually does not have any vomiting. When someone is close to end stage renal disease, that is when we expect to see nausea and vomiting. However, acute renal failure can also result in these symptoms. ...Read more

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Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Excess adrenaline causing strong palpitations even from little activity? Ekg normal. Symptoms include: polyuria, indigestion, insomnia, fatigue.

Complete check up!: Normal ekg means very little on your case! you need a comprehensive work up to check your systems, including neurological, metabolic, renal, cardiovascular, etc. A session of multifunction cardiogram should be integral part... Good luck and let me know how it turns out. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Why do you ask?: Wilson's disease is a deadly genetic disease involving the liver and brain; you either have it or you don't, and any practicing physician can make the call. This isn't how it presents but if you're concerned, ask. "Wilson's syndrome" is a fad diagnosis involving thyroid, promoted by an individual without credentials, and anyone who reads the symptom list will usually think they have it. ...Read more

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What causes abd distention, excess hunger even w/constipation despite high fiber/fluid intake. Usually painless but extreme fatigue. No obstruction.

What causes abd distention, excess hunger even w/constipation despite high fiber/fluid intake. Usually painless but extreme fatigue.  No obstruction.

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating ; many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. "extreme fatigue" is quite concerning--thyroid, depression? See doctor. ...Read more

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Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Will having constant diarrhea cause magnesium deficiency.?

Absolutely : Absolutely diarrhea can cause low magnesium levels . Sometimes low magnesium levels are from kidney losses. You can check a 24 hour urine for magnesium to determine the cause. Vitamin d deficiency and low potassium levels also can be the cause. ...Read more

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My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

Dehydration : Your symptoms indicate symptoexessive fluid loss & dehydration, it could be diabetes mellitus or more likely diabetes insepidus due to lack of antidiuretic hormone, you must ask your 1ry care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist to for evaluation & workup including routine U/A that might show very low spicific gravity in case of DI or increased sp gr with ketone in case DM ...Read more

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In patient with chronic renal faliure, is associated with hypertention or normal BP ?

In patient with chronic renal faliure, is associated with hypertention or normal BP ?

Chronic renal: Longstanding hypertension is only one cause of renal failure. Chronic inflammation, infection, diabetic nephropathy are some other causes. In other words the hypertension causes the chronic renal failure although many kidney diseases can cause hypertension. You may have normal blood pressure in the presence of chronic renal failure however. ...Read more

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Is fanconi's anemia associated with kidney faliure ?

Is fanconi's anemia associated with kidney faliure ?

NO: No it is not associated with kidney failure, but fanconi syndrome is which is a different disorder also named after swiss pediatrician. ...Read more

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20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

20 y/o Female having frequent fainting spells, excessive tiredness, and history of Vitamin D deficiency and six past concussions.

U need 2 C a neurol-: -ogist soon. Post concussion syndrome can B a cause. My advice NO MORE CONTACT SPORTS OF ANY KIND! Get in 2 C the neurologist. ...Read more

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Can addison disease present symptoms of hypoKpp? I have low cortisol, and bouts of low K and glucose. Weakness, numbness, fatigue, thirst, lightheaded

Can addison disease present symptoms of hypoKpp? I have low cortisol, and bouts of low K and glucose. Weakness, numbness, fatigue, thirst, lightheaded

Addison's disease: Adrenocortical insufficiency is an unusual disorder of the adrenal cortex that controls mineralocorticoid, androgen, and glucocorticoid function. It typically arises in the 30-50's and is insidious in its onset. It has a variety of symptoms including the ones you mention. However, the potassium abnormalities are usually elevated and not low. Please see an Endocrinologist for further details. ...Read more

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Hypok vs periodic paralysis? Endo tumor have fluctuations in potassium or consistently low? High vip & chromogranin, hypok, dehydration, numbness

Hypok vs periodic paralysis? Endo tumor have fluctuations in potassium or consistently low?  High vip & chromogranin, hypok, dehydration, numbness

HypoK: If you are losing so much K consistently, you should probably be on K supplements. Overall, however, you have a complicated medical condition and you should not be getting day to day medical advice from a blog. Please see your doctor, and if necessary go to a specialty center for diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Does frequent gas, bloating & stomach pain (specially with Orofer XT) along with anemia (Hb 10.6) indicate stomach ulcer/tumor for 57+ female ?

Does frequent gas, bloating & stomach pain (specially with Orofer XT) along with anemia (Hb 10.6) indicate stomach ulcer/tumor for 57+ female ?

No...: Indicates......oral consumption related issue....food, med, infection like amebiasis will cause it. Reduce the dose of Orofer/change the product, get stool examined. Watch for food and water contamination. ...Read more