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Signs Of Huffman Present
Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease picked up through inhalation. Often the symptoms are mild and the disease not recognized. In one to three weeks when they do occur they include fever, cough, chest pain that can be severe, chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, joint pains and a red painful bumpy rash. It can take months to fully recover and you should be followed for dissemination. ...Read more
Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, confusion, agitation, sensitivity to light, coma, seizures, and paralysis. Infants may also demonstrate poor feeding, irritability, bulging fontanelle, and body stiffness. ...Read more
Good Rx Available!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numerous: Week one, constipation, step-wise increasing fever to constant level, headache, lethargy, malaise, muscle and abdominal pains. In 2nd wk rose spotted rash, diarrhea, slow pulse, stupor replaces headache. 3rd and 4th weeks can produce GI hemorrhage, perforation of bowel, heart muscle dysfunction, septic shock and death. Bad disease to have. ...Read more
Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in language or cognitive development and can start by age of 3 years ...Read more
Memory problems: Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia. First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. Frontotemporal lobe dementia often presents with personality change or trouble with using language. Lewy body dementia presents with visual hallucinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movement & Behavior: The major symptoms are changes in behavior such as hallucinations, irritability, moodiness and psychosis, and abnormal movements including extra facial and limb movements and loss of coordination, dementia, and eventually impairments of speech and swallowing. More information is available from the huntington's disease society of america: www.Hdsa.Org. ...Read more
Good oral hygiene: Good periodontal therapy started with good oral home care. Oral hygiene, i.e. Brush and floss are the utmost important part of treatment. Brush both your teeth and your gum. This will alleviate the gingival inflammation and bleeding. Your dentist can perform more thorough subgingival debridement. The outcome of therapy depends on the diagnosis, identified the cause, treatment, and follow up. ...Read more
Bed bugs: Bed bugs, like any other insects are very hard to find but they always leave something behind. One of the biggest indicators that your mattress is infested with bed bugs is their droppings. Search your mattress for dark spots that can either be solid feces, eggs, shed skins and blood blots. If you find a handful, then there are more bed bugs than you expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat Perio first!: Cosmetic dentistry as dependent on restorative crown/veneer design as it is in gum level / topology. The last thing you need is to invest $$$ and have your gum "design" be irregular. For me it is the easiest method to detect if someone has veneers! get you gum tissue healthy then proceeed with your cosmetic care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes,: Antimicrobial rinses that contain Chlorhexidine have as a side effect staining of teeth. Your periodontist can advise you what he\she feels is the best regimen for you to maintain health gums and whether the benefits out way that disadvantage. The expert advice should come from someone who knows you, your medical and dental history and not by seeking help on the internet. ...Read more
What signs and symptoms must be present and observable for a person to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia : Please see the article that follows. The diagnosis is by tender points or trigger points. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001463 fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, ... Tender points are found in the soft tissue on the back of the neck, ...Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developed nonsustained ankle clonus unilateral. 2 years ago had a neuro exam and this was not present. Is developing it a bad sign?
Clonus meaning ?: Sometimes it means something. Non sustained clonus sometimes does not hold up from exam to exam- some people are not good at detecting this. Clonus of any kind should indicate something happening in the spinal cord or the brain. If you have it on one side, it should be the brain. Sometimes the cause is not found however. If it was found in a new exam, a work up will be planned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?
Herpetic whitlow: Herpetic whitlow is almost always painful and is always red, at least at its onset. Thee are usually blisters (vesicles) within a few days of the onset. ...Read more
Exam for leg extension problems and doc wrote Hoovers' sign and give-away weaknesses present. Does this mean doc thinks I am malingering?
Positive finding: No. The opposite. These represent positive physical signs verifying that something is wrong. ...Read more
What would be helpful when stress no sleep for several nights and signs of anxiety are present - situational stress, feel a little panicky as well.
Self-care/relaxation: When looking at the situation, identify what you can/cannot control. Cope with what you can control and let go of what you can't. Maintain your daily routine or adjust your routine to the circumstances, exercise, diet, relaxation, sleep hygiene, removing yourself from a stress-provoking situation to recharge (even if for 5 min) . Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is gilberts disease present at birth or can you develop later in life? How high can bilirubin get? Mine was 1.99. Rdw was 14.4 is this a sign of gs?
Gilbert's syndrome..: Is a disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. The enzyme is a glucuronyltransferase responsible for conjugating bilirubin (a breakdown product of heme generated with red blood cell turnover), making it water soluble and more readily cleared. The disorder is inherited, but is usually harmless. Patients may have a yellow hue to the skin (jaundice) or whites of the eyes (icterus). Illness may worsen. ...Read more
No sign of a present infection but after getting over a sinus infec. I'm still having intense sinus pain left side of face. Cause?
Blockage/discharge: If you have intense pain, that sinus might be blocked and depending on the type of anti-biotic and the course of treatment, the sinus infection might have not been fully treated. I suggest doing saline rinses (netti pot or ocean spray), warm compresses and decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and if the pain persists, go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a severe itchness all over my body specially on my legs. No signs of swelling but redness is present due to constant scratching. Please help.
I have this thick brown discharge present for about a week now n some signs my period is about to start, but I don't know if it's it plus unpro sex 2weeks ago?
Is it true that you may present symptoms of hsv2 years after contracting the infection? If so, after X amount of years, would the IGg test be lower or higher.
I will preface this by stating I have not been tested yet, but I may be seeing the first signs
HSV Testing: You should get tested at a lab for HSV1/HSV2, HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Are you sexually active? You should have your sexual partners for the past 60 days tested as well. You can tell them that your doctor thinks you should be tested to be safe. There are treatments for HSV 1 & 2. The testing IgG level is not exact for when you were infected. Most important is testing & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have copd. My recent xray said- No sign of active pulmonary disease is present. What does this mean?
Strictly: speaking, that conclusion means that there is no acute or active process that requires treatment, but doesn't address any chronic changes(e.g. possibly COPD-type changes) that the radiologist considers not significant or at least not relevant to the current situation. Practically speaking, many radiologists use that, or similar, phrases for all normal chest xrays. Talk to your doc about results. ...Read more
Can excessive lymph node swelling in an unrelated area be a sign of cancer elsewhere , or would this only present at a very advanced stage?
Lymph Node Swelling: At your age, the most likely causes are a viral illness like mononucleosis or some other inflammatory or infectious process, not cancer. You didn't say where the swollen nodes were and where the other area affected was. These details could help narrow the focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.
Hard to say!: How long has this been going on? You may be causing irritation from shaving, a harsh soap, or scented soap, cream, detergent or deodorant. This can cause lymph nodes to swell Use unscented products, no fabric softener. Shave only after using a shaving cream or lotion (unscented) to soften, and don't use a dull blade. If the problem does not go away with these measures, see a doc to find out why ...Read more
I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?
Probably Normal: As long as it is coming down it is not from a new pregnancy,because in that case it will be going up.It can take anywhere from 9 days to 35 according to American Association of clinical chemistry but it may take longer in some cases depending on how late in pregnancy was the miscarriage and how high hcg level was at the time of miscarriage.Why did the doctor ordered HCG level after miscarriage? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was wondering if I have signs present of minor periodontal will invisalign still work to sort out a cross bite and help re align my teeth?
# of considerations: No qualified orthodontist would consider corrective rx in the presence of infection...Gum disease must be resolved first. If cross bite is skeletal it cannot be resolved in an adult with tooth movement alone...Surgery is required. Clear aligners are less than 1/2 as effective as braces in correcting crossbites. Please see a qualified orthodontic specialist. This is beyond a gp's training. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have this insane itchy/tingly sensation on my face, jawline/ under chin area. No obvious signs of rash, dry skin are present. What could it be?
Paresthesia: You have a paresthesia. An abnormal cutaneous sensations of tingling, numbness, pressure, cold, and warmth that an individual experiences without the presence of a stimulus. It results from functional disturbances of sensory neurons. Causes include peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve damage. ...Read more