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I am having periodontal signs present help!?

I am having periodontal signs present help!?

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

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What are common signs of having bed bugs present?

What are common signs of having bed bugs present?

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 more

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Found out I have periodontal signs present, early stages. Can I still do cosmetic work?

Found out I have periodontal signs present, early stages. Can I still do cosmetic work?

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 more

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Needing expert help. I have periodontal signs present! Its at early stage but cordosyl stains?

Needing expert help. I have periodontal signs present! Its at early stage but cordosyl stains?

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

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What signs and symptoms must be present and observable for a person to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Developed nonsustained ankle clonus unilateral. 2 years ago had a neuro exam and this was not present. Is developing it a bad sign?

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 more

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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.?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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 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.

Antihistamine: Itchiness can be from many causes. You can take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to help with symptoms, but you will need evaluation to determine the reason for your issue. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See below: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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I have copd. My recent xray said- No sign of active pulmonary disease is present. What does this mean?

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

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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?

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 more

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What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.

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

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I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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I get genital hsv1 recurrent obs after sex. Does that mean hsv1 was more likely to be transmitted to my partner even if no signs were present during?

I get genital hsv1 recurrent obs after sex. Does that mean hsv1 was more likely to be transmitted to my partner even if no signs were present during?

Herpes: The following is new information and not all physicians know this yet: Herpes contagiousness is called viral shedding. Viral shedding is not in anyway predicted by having an outbreak. One can be contagious just as likely without having sores and one can not have any viral shedding when they have sores. 90% of people with herpes have no recurrent outbreaks but still shed virus and can be contagio ...Read more

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Last couple times having sex with my husband noticed a fishy smell during and after. No other signs of infection present (discharge/pain) we are TTC.?

Last couple times having sex with my husband noticed a fishy smell during and after. No other signs of infection present (discharge/pain) we are TTC.?

Fishy vaginal smell: Fishy vaginal smell usually are due to Trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis or hygiene issues. Examination will help ...Read more

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If an asd is causing a murmur, would a widely split s2 (racepinephrine) also probably be present? Even if missed on echo, would there be signs something was wrong?

If an asd is causing a murmur, would a widely split s2 (racepinephrine) also probably be present? Even if missed on echo, would there be signs something was wrong?

Typically yes: A significant ASD should cause a murmur (although not usually a loud one) and wide, fixed splitting of the second heart sound. A small ASD may produce no signs or symptoms at all, particularly in someone your age. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been trying to find out whether oral cancer can spread to the lymph nodes without any signs, or if there is always a sore present first?

Hello, I have been trying to find out whether oral cancer can spread to the lymph nodes without any signs, or if there is always a sore present first?

Sometimes: Sometimes oral or nasopharyngeal cancer can spread to the lymph nodes without the primary tumor being detected. This is called cancer with an unknown primary. Most of the time a primary tumor is found. The oral and nasal cavities are so complex it is really impossible to do a thorough exam on yourself. ...Read more

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I am almost 27. Will it help to still get the hpv vaccine if there are signs of the virus present?

I am almost 27. Will it help to still get the hpv vaccine if there are signs of the virus present?

HPV vaccine: The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) is excellent at preventing HPV caused by any of 9 different HPV types. However, it has no effect at all on an HPV infection someone already has. The vaccine is not normally recommended beyond age 26, but is harmless and still effective in people at risk for future exposure. ...Read more

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I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

Cold vs allergy.: 2 most likely causes cold vs allergy. Take OTC decongestant or allergy meds. No need to see MD unless symptoms progress. ...Read more

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I have all the signs of anemia, but I'm worried about my heart palpitations. I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but I'm worried about my heart palpitations. I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis, menstruation, hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia. This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible. This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

Quit worrying first: Cancer in the mouth is highly unlikely to develop in a 23 year old. Once you accept this as a fact of life, then you do not need to be thinking or looking for cancer. If you have cancer in the mouth you will not have hard time finding it or knowing that it is there as it will form an ulcer or growth which is not going away and is growing in size. So it is not a subtle finding that anyone can miss. ...Read more

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Does scleroderma present with just a lymph node with punctate foci in neck & reflux no other symptoms fna neg 4 cancer no signs of anything?

Does scleroderma present with just a lymph node with punctate foci in neck & reflux no other symptoms fna neg 4 cancer no signs of anything?

Rare: Diseases are rare, and common diseases are common. Scleroderma is a rare disease, and what you have is common and doesn't indicate specific disorder or a disease. Consult with your doctor, if you wish, and trust his or her judgement, and have a life, best wishes ...Read more

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Can the obgyn suspect if pregnancy while doing a internal pelvic exam? Also can he/she see the chadwick's sign if present? Period came on sept 26.

Can the obgyn suspect if pregnancy while doing a internal pelvic exam? Also can he/she see the chadwick's sign if present? Period came on sept 26.

Sometimes: If you had a normal period on 9/26/12 then you are most likely not pregnant. Chadwick's sign, a blueish discoloration of the cervix can be seen around 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. Most ob's have urine pregnancy tests readily available in the office which are easy to check if there is any question. ...Read more

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While washing my hair & cleaning behind my right ear I noticed the back of my ear hurts, no sores present. Could this be signs of an ear infection?

While washing my hair & cleaning behind my right ear I noticed the back of my ear hurts, no sores present. Could this be signs of an ear infection?

Ear Tenderness: Pain in bony part can be due to many causes including too tight glasses, bluetooth or ear buds not fitting properly. Sometimes pain can travel from the eardrum or canal- this is called referred pain-that can be due to inflammation, infection or congestion. The bony area also called mastoid process. This area can become tender w ear infection spreading to this see. Go to doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms. Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms. Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger Ellison syndrome. Would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?

Can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger Ellison syndrome. Would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?

Uncommon: Most Zollinger-Ellison / gastrinoma are from islet cell tumors of the foregut. Oat cell carcinoma can produce other paraneoplastic syndromes, famously the anti-nerve cell ones, before being visible on chest ray, but it announces itself fast enough. And what are you going to without a localized tumor? Take out both lungs? Look for some other cause for any suggestive symptoms. Good question Gill. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radiology report are more important than someone that does not know the full story. ...Read more

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Went to dr for clumsiness. I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. Ordered MRI.??

Went to dr for clumsiness. I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. Ordered MRI.??

Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read more