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Percentage Of Patients With Vomiting
Multifactorial: A good number of people with lupus have gastrointestinal symptoms, both from the illness itself and the medications that are used to treat the illness. People also can have decreased motility of the esophagus, peritonitis (which can cause nauseas and loss of appetite) and peptic ulcer disease which can be exasperated by some of the meds used. All of these things can contribute to low appetite. ...Read more
In most cases of cancers, do patients present with almost all the symptoms associated with the cancer?
It depends: Survival in myeloma depends on a number of factors. First, is stage. Second is chromosomal abnormalities. Some have a good prognosis, others not so good. In general we think that myeloma is not usually curable with standard therapies, but survival is getting better with our newer agents, so that living 10 years is not unusual. Cure may be possible with allogeneic bone marrow transplant. ...Read more
Autosomal recessive: The gene defect is carried by both asymptomatic parents who have one normal gene to make up for their defective one. When 2 defective genes end up in their baby the cells do not have the code needed to use phenylalanine. Toxic products build up in babies blood unless phenylalanine is removed from their diet. ...Read more
Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?
Metastatic melanoma: Squamous and basal cell skin cancers are almost always cured by excision. These make up the large majority of Florida skin cancers .There are malignant melanomas that went unnoticed for too long and have spread / metastasized often benefit from chemotherapy, especially a remarkable new agent. ...Read more
What is the success ratio while dealing with severe aplastic anemia patients with immunosuppressive drugs. ?
Depends: Approximately 30% of patients in an infertility practice have some degree of endometriosis; the disease can impact egg quality, decrease sperm surivival and thereby hinder implantation, impair embryo development, and decrease receptivity of the uterus to implantation. It is important to seek care with a fertility specialist early to learn options to help improve your fertility. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cough: Starts with cold and sore throat, and travels lower to lungs, and inflammation of narroe greathing tube in the lungs is called bronchitis. When you take a deep breath and you start coughing, you have bronchitis. Symptoms are cold, cough, shotness of breath and if not treated, pain in the chest and danger of pneumonia. ...Read more
Better health: Treating anemia typically leads to higher energy levels. The major question to answer is "what is the cause of the anemia?". This is critically important. For example, colon cancer causes a slow intestinal bleed can be a cause of anemia, and early detection of colon cancer makes a cure much more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anybody: Kidney disease can occur to anyone. If it caused by an infection, nobody is totally immune. The usual reasons for kidney failure, leading to dialysis, are combinations of diabetes, high blood pressure, and poor circulation. There are genetic, inherited forms of kidney disease as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of patients with any type any quantity of intestinal metaplasia of the stomach or esophagus ever advance to cancer?
Intestinal metaplasi: Depends on type of metaplasia, also if H pylori positive ( please get checked and treated) Metaplasia can be reversed with eradication of H pylori and reduction of risk factors-high salt intake, alcohol, smoking, bile acid reflux as may adding Vit C antioxidants to diet. . http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1773527/. From 0.1% to 0.9% ( 1/1000 to 9/1000) progress. ...Read more
Of asthma, pneumonia, and appendectomy patients, are appendectomy patients likely to have the least number of other complications?
Withdrawal syndrome of versed and fentanyl postoperative in baby is it associated with loss if appetite and weight ?
Hello Egypt: Withdrawal from meds taken during surgery, not going to cause weight loss, decreased appetite. Pray your baby is restored to health. Any concerns you can discuss with the anesthesiologist there who gave the medicine. It is a very scary time for you. If surgery is prolonged or use of medicine is prolonged, then it's a different issue and can cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
There are: 1.9 cases of oropharyngeal cases/100k. The usuakrisk factors are alcohol and tobacco use. The association with hpv strains is real, awareness in high, and infection with hpv strains is quite common, but transformation to cancer is much less frequent. Young, non-skong women with oropharynx are more likley. Since median age is 43, percent not yet known. ...Read more
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