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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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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless, that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of celiac disease?

What are typical signs of celiac disease?

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

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What are early signs of huntingtons disease?

What are early signs of huntingtons disease?

Many signs: 50% of Huntington's patient develop psychiatric symptoms and 50% develop neurological symptoms which are usually involuntary movements - including chorea, a the tho sis, dystopia and tics. ...Read more

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What are the signs of Crohn's disease that I should look out for if my dad has it?

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

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Signs of gum disease?

Signs of gum disease?

Swollen bleeding gum: There are several signs. The two most obvious are swollen, bleeding gums. Other signs are bad breath and loose teeth. Any adult with these problems should see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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What are signs of gum disease?

What are signs of gum disease?

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

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What are the signs of fifth disease?

What are the signs of fifth disease?

Parvo: Parvovirus b19 or fifth disease can show up as blotchy red cheeks or else as red hands and feet. There is usually some mild fever, sore throat or malaise. Adults often have some joint pains. ...Read more

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What are signs of legionnaires' disease?

What are signs of legionnaires' disease?

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

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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

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

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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

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

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