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Diet: Good pace for dieting is 1-2 pounds per week (=1kg/week). So likely due solely to your efforts! ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly, but also check for low thyroid function. ...Read more
I hve a small lump on my chest which has been there for few years. It hurts only ifu pinch it. I wonder if it has sth to do with any signs 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
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
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
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
I have pain in my groin in both sides in hips a clicking sound when I lift my legs I have been for an X-ray and had MRI with dye injected in to rule owt avascular necrosis they told me MRI showed no signs of disease but I am still not happy I have read th
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
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
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
Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many possible "First Presentations" of Crohn's disease. Abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, weight loss, anemia, iron deficiency, bowel obstruction, diarrhea, blood in the stool, and arthritis. The best thing to do is to have him evaluated by a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Many: Most common is bleeding either spontaneously or when brushing. Another is foul odor. Discoloration of tissues which can range from fiery red to bluish purple. Swelling around the tooth or further down. Crusty buildup around the base of the tooth (tartar / calculus). Loose teeth which show more of the root. Sometimes even pain. Bone loss on x-ray images. Abscess formation. See Dentist - Good Luck. ...Read more
Cough, SOB, fever: Legionaires' disease cannot accurately be differentiated from other forms of pneumonia based on signs and symptoms. The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest pain on inspiration. Muscle aches, diarrhea, confusion, low sodium and phosphorus levels and elevated liver enzymes arealso common findings in legionaires' disease. ...Read more
Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more