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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
8 doctors shared insights

Rectal Diseases (Overview)

Rectal diseases = disorder or pathological condition affecting the last 6 to 8 inches of large intestine.


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I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in  my anus?

Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
8 doctors shared insights

Rectal Diseases (Overview)

Rectal diseases = disorder or pathological condition affecting the last 6 to 8 inches of large intestine.


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What diseases are known to have pica as a symptom?

What diseases are known to have pica as a symptom?

Anemia, psych ones: Iron deficiency anemia in particular is commonly found in those with pica. Mental retardation, autism, some forms of pyschosis can all be associated with pica as well. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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Fifth's disease for an young adult. What are the usual symptoms?

Fifth's disease for an young adult. What are the usual symptoms?

Fifth Disease: Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms. Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
once
Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Recurrent rectal artery bleeding episodes at multiple different sites around biopsy area. Could this be indication of bleeding disorder?What lab test?

Recurrent rectal artery bleeding episodes at multiple different sites around biopsy area. Could this be indication of bleeding disorder?What lab test?

Unlikely: Unlikely, especially if you have not had any issues with bleeding problems prior to this. The anorectal area is very vascular and some slight to moderate bleeding after surgery (hemorrhoidectomy, biopsy, fistula surgery) is not uncommon). Initial basic bleeding tests would be an pt/ptt and CBC with platelet count. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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5.5yo, chronic constip, stool accidents, abdominal & rectal pain regularly, metabolic disorder (cdg or lsd) when do motility testing? How/what tests?

5.5yo, chronic constip, stool accidents, abdominal & rectal pain regularly, metabolic disorder (cdg or lsd) when do motility testing? How/what tests?

Constipation: If you have diligently worked with you pediatrician to overcome this with diet and medication, it is time to see th pediatric gastroenterologist ad they will direct further testing such as doing a scope etc. If you haven't done anything yet in the way of consulting your pediatrician do so asap! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

See below: Fever, muscle aches and sever bone pain are common. The severity varies. Some people may get a rash. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/ ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Coagulopathies: Blood disorders such as hemophilia, platelet abnormalities, anticoagulant usage, autoimmune blood disorders can & do cause bleeding episodes in different organs and in different sites, separately or simultaneously. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does "orphan disease" mean for someone with it?

Rare condition: "orphan" diseases are rare medical conditions - they are called orphans because so few people have these diseases that it doesn't make financial sense for drug companies to pay for research to find cures, so in the past they didn't get much help. Now these orphans are "adopted" by nih, gov't & special foundations, so there are special funds to help find treatments and cures. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read more

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Any good commercially available halloween treats for child with celiac disease?

Any good commercially available halloween treats for child with celiac disease?

Many brands: A good site with brand name manufactures lists is http://celiacdisease.About.Com/od/glutenfreefoodshopping/a/gfcandies.Htm. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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What are the main ways in which physiological diseases are treated?

Disease specific: All treatments are disease specific and there is no one answer to provide to you. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and control for physiological disease?

What are the treatment and control for physiological disease?

Which disease?: Physiological means of or relating to physiology. characteristic of or appropriate to a an organsism's healthy or normal functioning. ...Read more

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Dr. Debora McClary
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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, ...Read more