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Should I Go To Ent If I Have Been Diagnosed With An Autoimmune Disease
I have hypothyroidism, should I suspect an autoimmune condition as an underlying cause? If yes, then what questions should I ask my doctor?
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
I have Relapsing Polychondritis and need to know if I should see an ENT doctor or a Rheumatologist?
Possibly both: I would start with a rheumatologist. The condition is primarily diagnosed and treated by a rheumatologist. Sometimes the rheumatologist will refer you to an ENT to help manage a specific issue such as if your pharynx (voice box/vocal cords) are effected. ...Read more
I would like to know if there's a doctor in richmond va who i can visit to be tested for trimethlyminuria as I have been dealing with symptoms for yrs?
Maybe: Trimethylminuria or fish odor syndrome is an extremely difficult genetic problem to treat. I would go online and try to find a genetic specialist. This may be an internist or an endocrinologist. In addition, try the university medical school, department of medicine. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with infective colitis and until I see a gastrointestinal specialists, what can I do at home?
I have been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and I want to know what symptoms I should monitor and if/when I should see a doctor for surgery. Thanks?
Umbilical swelling: that will not resolve, is discolored, is enlarging or hard.is a good time to revisit your physician. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a mild form of hashimoto-related hypothyroidism. I have no obvious symptoms. Should i see a specialist? How often i see doc?
Maybe: Your pcp should be able to handle it, but make sure you're on replacement if your lab values show any deficiency in thyroid level. Once a year is usually adequate if stable and normal. ...Read more
If I have 2 known autoimmue disorders, should I be checked for others?If so, what should I be checked for and how often?I have vitiligo & hypothyroidism
Yearly checkups: Vitiligo can be associate with other autoimmune diseases, especially thyroid disease. You should see your doctor yearly for a good history and physical examination, particularly because of the hypothyroidism. If any new signs or symptoms have developed, additional testing for conditions such as pernicious anemia or arthritis would be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just been diagnosed with Chiari type 1. I am waiting to see a Neurologist and understandably worried. Can it be fatal?
Chiari Malformation: is a developmental disorder in which the cerebellar tonsils extend down through the opening of the skull. The condition can worsen with certain activities like jumping on a trampoline or bungee jumping. There are varying degrees of protrusion and as one might expect varying degrees of symptoms depending on compression of the upper spinal cord or other structures. Its treatable and rarely fatal. ...Read more
I have pcos years now and I have recently been diagnosed with a uteran septum which i want removed to not cause further difficulties would you agree?
Yes: Depending on the septum. A doctor can probably remove it hysteroscopiclly, maybe with laparoscopic guidance. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Ask lots of questions. What's causing your hyperthyroidism? Can it be thyroiditis which will go away on its own? Is treatment needed? What treatment option(s) does he recommend? These may include medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow production of thyroid hormone, surgery to remove thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill thyroid. WHY does he advise a particular treatment? ...Read more
Trichomoniasis: Trichomonas vaginitis is a sexually transmitted disease which is contracted equally among men and women but women are symptomatic and men asymptomatic. The treatment is Metronidazole (Flagyl) for both the man (to prevent spread of the disease) and the woman (to prevent spread and relieve the symptoms). Use condoms to prevent spread of the disease. ...Read more
Avoid triggers food: There is no agreeably foods to avoid. If you know for your diseases, what food aggravate your symtoms that food you should avoid it. ...Read more
If I have rheumatic fever, will i be treated by my family physician or will i be referred to a specialist of some kind?
Depemds: Many primary care physicians are adequately trained to deal with rheumatic fever. However, not all in the us have seen this increasingly vanishing illness, therefore you will find occasional ones who don't feel comfortable treating and thus refer on to either an infectious disease specialist . Not all cases of this lead to heart disease, but those that do should see a cardiologist. ...Read more
I see an endocrinologist for my Hashimoto's but just found out I also have syst. mastocytosis. Is there a specialist I can see to treat/manage both?
Mastocytosis?: Mastocytosis is a rare disease and should be managed by an expert in Immunology and Allergy at a major medical center. Your Hashimoto's can generally be managed by a competent primary care physician (FP or IM). Hashimoto's does not really require much management at all.... ...Read more
Costochondritis: Rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon, or pcp with an interest in treating this. ...Read more
What to do if i was diagnosed to be having pancreatitis. I would like to see a doctor.Whom should I meet?
Went to see an endocrinologist about my graves' disease, and he thinks I should have a thyroidectomy, are there any risks I should know?
Various opinions: In your age group, the most recommended treatment for graves disease is taking anti-thyroid drugs (methimazole). If this does not result in remission of your disease, most endocrinologists would recommend treatment with radioactive iodine. Surgery for graves disease is not commonly done in the us, though is more common in europe and the far east. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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