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I have lost 4 kg in a month due to diet, is it normal or sign of diseases?

I have lost 4 kg in a month due to diet, is it normal or sign of diseases?

Diet: Good pace for dieting is 1-2 pounds per week (=1kg/week). So likely due solely to your efforts! ...Read more

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Is constipation a common sign gallbladder disease?

Is constipation a common sign gallbladder disease?

No: Gallbladder disease usually leads to loose stools, gas, and bloating. Other symptoms typically are nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What causes sudden limb weakness in 2 year olds having no previous sign of disease?

What causes sudden limb weakness in 2 year olds having no previous sign of disease?

Limb weakness: If true limb weakness occurred, concerns for a neurological, muscular or metabolic derangement exists. Your pediatrician should examine the child and determine what testing or referral to a certain specialist is indicated. ...Read more

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Flow cytometry shows 53% cd4+30 dual and absolute count of 2, 425. Also found some cd4+25 dual 3% absolute count 137. Is this normal? Sign of disease?

Flow cytometry shows 53% cd4+30 dual and absolute count of 2, 425. Also found some cd4+25 dual 3% absolute count 137. Is this normal? Sign of disease?

What's the tests for: Since there is no single blood test which provides a diagnosis and flow cytometry is a dynamic process, what was your doctor trying to look for? What were the indications? Were the CD4 CD25 + or -? ...Read more

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I have read that dark lines on nails may be sign for disease. I'm 34 yrs black male. What could I be facing? No symptoms but im asthmatic

I have read that dark lines on nails may be sign for disease. I'm 34 yrs black male. What could I be facing? No symptoms but im asthmatic

Nail lines: Dark lines running down a nail in black people over age 20 is usually normal (linear melanoychia). Black stripes down one nail could be a subungual hematoma. However black stripes could also be due to cancer (subungual melanoma). Get it checked if concerned. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from someone you have sex with who shows no visible signs of disease?

Can you get an STD from someone you have sex with who shows no visible signs of disease?

Yes you can: Most cases of std infection are caught from people you have no outward signs of infection, hiv/aids, gonorrhea, hpv, syphilis, chlamydia et. Etc. This is why we stress need to avoid unprotected sex except with a long time partner. Ask any of our patients with documented std to be responsible & contact all their sex partners. ...Read more

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Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Possibly: Yes, it is likely a sign of muscle strain/spasm. But, there are also other potential causes. If you've done recent heavy lifting/strenuous exercise, had a cold wherein you coughed a lot, etc, then this is very much possible. If you are having any chest pain, shortness of breath, or fever, however, you should see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of alzheimer's disease?

What are the warning signs of alzheimer's disease?

Prodromal Alzheimers: Mild cognitive dysfnctn or prodromal may present with mild memory loss, but also can begin 3-5 yrs prior with depression and behavioral change which seems impossible to explain. May also see deterioration in language and organizational skills, early on. If you have concerns, see your doctor and get evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the signs of thyroid disease?

What's the signs of thyroid disease?

Which type?: There are many different conditions that can afflict the thyroid gland. Please let us know which one so that we can provide you with some information. ...Read more

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Is boil a sign of some disease?

Is boil a sign of some disease?

Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.

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What are signs of raynard's disease?

What are signs of raynard's disease?

Fingers change color: Fingers with cold get white then purple than red usually with pain. ...Read more

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What're the signs of addison's disease?

What're the signs of addison's disease?

Addison's: Adrenal insufficiency with low cortisol levels causes hypoglycemia, low blood pressure and inability to respond to physiologic stress. Electrolyte abnormalities and increased skin pigment are also signs. ...Read more

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What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

Variable: There are many potential "first signs". Weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be first signs. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. ...Read more

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What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

What causes visual snow? And is it a sign of any diseases?

Vitreous changes: Sounds like you might have: floaters. Floaters are common and usually due to a change in the protein composition of the vitreous (inside gel of the eye). Check with your eyemd that they are "just" floaters and not inflammation in the eye as new floaters can be a concern. ...Read more

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What can I do if my semen is discolored, yet I show no signs of any disease?

What can I do if my semen is discolored, yet I show no signs of any disease?

It varies: Semen varies in color from pale cream to light brown. These are all fine, and it is likely to vary over a man's lifetime. ...Read more

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Do you have any inofrmation on earily signs of huntingtons disease? What are the testing procedures for this disease?

Do you have any inofrmation on earily signs of huntingtons disease? What are the testing procedures for this disease?

Genetic testing: First, does huntington's run in your family? Also, it might be tough early on to pinpoint the symptoms as subtle involuntary movements may be present, and depression or some memory loss may be all initially. Mri films can visualize the area of pathology and specific genetic testing confirms in most cases. ...Read more

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