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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome. I'm taking 2,400 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every day is this too much for me? I'm 22 years old.

I got diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome. I'm taking 2,400 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every day is this too much for me? I'm 22 years old.

Soon will be: 800mg 3x/day (every 8 hours) for example is acceptable (with food), but eventually, chronic use of any nsaid can cause renal issues and or possible GI issues. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Cowden Syndrome: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba-syndrome http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cowden-syndrome http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6202/cowden-syndrome/resources/8 Those are fairly rare disease Perhaps the above links could assist you. Seems like University of Iowa does have expertise. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Teens and early 20s: Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormone disorder in women. Its most common features are irregular/infrequent menstrual periods and excess male-like hormone (androgen) production, which causes abnormal hair growth (primarily on the face, neck, chest, and lower abdomen). Typically, it first becomes apparent during the teens and early 20's. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome skip generations?

No, but. . .: Marfan synd. Doesn't skip generations, but sometimes it's mild enough that the person who seemed to have skipped the disease actually had a mild case of it. Also, it is possible that a child of a marfan synd. Parent doesn't inherit the mutation (child is normal), but that child's child or grandchild gets a new mutation or marries a mild, undiagnosed marfan patient... Leading to future marfan kids. ...Read more

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What is deletion syndrome 22q.11?

Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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I see a neurologist at the va for parkinson's. I take carbidova/levodopa 50/200 7 x per day and ropinrole .5 4x a day. Is this to much? diangosis 3 yes ago.

I see a neurologist at the va  for parkinson's. I take carbidova/levodopa 50/200 7 x per day and ropinrole .5 4x a day. Is this to much? diangosis 3 yes ago.

Not really: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease and manifests itself differently in different people. It depends on you. Whether you feel over medicated? The treatment is individualized for every patient. This needs to be discussed with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What is neuromytonia (isaacs syndrome)?

What is neuromytonia (isaacs syndrome)?

Neuromyotonia (NMT): Neuromyotonia (nmt), also known as isaacs' syndrome, is a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability that causes spontaneous muscular activity resulting from repetitive motor unit action potentials of peripheral origin. Patients with this disorder usually develop: cramps, muscle twitches, muscle stiffness and spasms. Muscle relaxation can difficult and hand getting stuck closed is one example. ...Read more

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I had thyroid cancer, one intestinal polypus and eagle's syndrome, would be Gardner's Syndrome??

I had thyroid cancer, one intestinal polypus and eagle's syndrome, would be Gardner's Syndrome??

Not likely : One polyp wouldn't diagnose you with gardners syndrome but if you are concerned see your physician. ...Read more

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Has anyone with polycystic ovary syndrome had dizziness?

Has anyone with polycystic ovary syndrome had dizziness?

Insulin resistance: Many of my pcos patients with Insulin resistance have dizziness, especially a few hours after eating a high carb meal. See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist to discuss this if you have the dizziness with pcos. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a new treatment for m.R.K.H (mayer rokitansky kuster hauser syndrome)?

Does anyone have a new treatment for m.R.K.H (mayer rokitansky kuster hauser syndrome)?

Surgery: Mayer-rokitansky-küster-hauser syndrome is a condition in which the vagina & uterus either never developed or they are underdeveloped. Females with this condition don’t menstruate but they do have functioning ovaries. There may be accompanying abnormalities of the kidneys, spinal vertebrae, heart or ears. Sexual function can be achieved through surgical intervention. ...Read more

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My niece was diagnosed at birth with goldenhar syndrome. Does every one with goldenhar syndrome has or will develop scoliosis?

My niece was diagnosed at birth with goldenhar syndrome. Does every one with goldenhar syndrome has or will develop scoliosis?

Not specificly: The syndrome is also known as the oculo-auriculo-vertebral syndrome since a non- random association of eye/ear/& vertebral anomalies is seen.Not all patients exhibit all features.While the neck or lower back vertebrae are often misshapen in some, which can trigger scoliosis, not all will. Also, as anyone ages they can develop scoliosis from factors unrelated to the syndrome. ...Read more

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Does stevens johnson syndrome start after tonsil surgery?

There is no: Direct relationship. Stephen johnson syndrome is a severe, life threatening immune reaction that is the body's response to exposure to a foreign substance. ...Read more

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What's reye syndrome?

What's reye syndrome?

Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving they went through a rapid decline in aleartness & were found to have liver failure.An association with Aspirin products led to almost total elimination it it's use in kids<16yo. It is now rarely if ever seen even at the largest children's hospitals. ...Read more

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