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Sister said I have mci. What is that?

Sister said I have mci. What is that?

MCI: Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways. Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness. ...Read more

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What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

Means little alone: You have more antibodies on board than most people. Maybe you're just getting over an illness, or it's your celiac disease, or it's just you. This is meaningful only as part of a workup for other illness. ...Read more

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My sister recently had a baby. He is just one year. Dr said that he spherocytosis this disease. In alopthy is no cure? What is the cure.

Spherocytosis: This is usually hereditary , and there is no know cure. The illness can be mild to severe and always needs careful medical care and treatment to manage this disease to give as much help as possible. ...Read more

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My mom said she isn't a carrier of sickle cell but my dad is so I have the trait but I am also anemic . How is that possible ?

My mom said she isn't a carrier of sickle cell but my dad is so I have the trait but I am also anemic . How is that possible ?

Other cause: Your anemia is likely due to another cause (such as iron deficiency or other) rather than because of sickle cell trait. Some simple lab tests can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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My age is 15 in a previous question I said I had something that looked like mottling skin and someone said its Raynauds but I don't think it is. Help?

My age is 15 in a previous question I said I had something that looked like mottling skin and someone said its Raynauds but I don't think it is. Help?

Self diagnosis: Self diagnosis is dangerous at any age. Bring your concerns to a parent or guardian or a health professional like your school nurse. ...Read more

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My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?

My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?

Multifactorial: Ms is not a genetic disorder, but does affect folks who are genetically susceptible, if specific environmental triggers are present. We are aware or prior ebstein-barr viral infections, low vitamin d, latitude prevalences, smoking risks, etc. You are not at any especial risk statistically due to your aunt's issues, indeed your risk is well under 0.5%. ...Read more

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Do you think I was mis diagnosed? I was told I might be infertile. No one in my family has that.

Do you think I was mis diagnosed? I was told I might be infertile. No one in my family has that.

Unknown: Infertility often doesn't run in families. Most of the causes of infertility are not genetic so having a negative family history doesn't really make any difference but you might want to check with someone who has a specialty in infertility to be sure. ...Read more

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My mom thinks I have asperger's syndrome. What is that?

My mom thinks I have asperger's syndrome. What is that?

It's all good: It means that you may be socially "tone deaf" and likely to have an intense interest in a specific area, may be a bit clumsy, are very likely to be highly intelligent, don't like it when rules are not followed, and have many famous peers .http://www.asperger-syndrome.me.uk/people.htmhttp://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-with-aspergers-syndrome/celebrity-listshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/12/autism-celebrities-aspergers_n_4427196.html ...Read more

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My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

My doctor thinks my grandma might have temporal frontal dementia. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it? How is it treated?

There are 3 types: Named for the brain areas that are affected, the frontal and temporal lobes, there are several different variants of this type of dementia. Some of these types of dementia have prominent problems with words - either slowly losing the ability to speak or losing the ability to makes sense when one talks. There is an impulsive, disinhibited personality variant also. ...Read more

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I just found old blood work I noticed my B12 says 1267. I know that is really high. What could be the cause. Dr never told me about it last yr?

I just found old blood work I noticed my B12 says 1267. I know that is really high. What could be the cause. Dr never told me about it last yr?

Not a problem: I'm going to assume that your other labs are unremarkable. Some folks makes extra B12 binding protein. Nobody really understands why. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I think my daughter has numerical dyslexia, does anybody know if there is a cure?

I think my daughter has numerical dyslexia, does anybody know if there is a cure?

No: There is no cure for learning disabilities, which includes dyscalculia (difficulty in understanding, remembering, or manipulating numbers or number facts such as multiplication tables). School psychologists and/or private testing psychologists can evaluate a child to see what his strengths and weaknesses are, and then make recommendations for educational therapy to help overcome his weaknesses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is is strange that my uncle says I have a "good body?

Context?: He may be complimenting you on how you are developing. Often a teen needs to hear something like this, but there are many possibilities for misunderstanding. If there's been nothing else inappropriate, accept this as kind words. Or you can ask, "What do you mean?" or "Why do you say that?" ...Read more

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Friend of mine has just been diagnosed with ms, I have heard of it but don't know that much about it really. How can I help him?

Friend of mine has just been diagnosed with ms, I have heard of it but don't know that much about it really. How can I help him?

SEE BELOW: Make sure that he has the help of a neurologist who is skilled and experienced in the field of ms, and that your friend is taking a potent and well tolerated medication (perhaps one of the oral meds?). Have him do aerobic exercise, eat a low fat, low salt diet, avoid smoking, and supplement vit d-3. You might want him to affiliate with the local ms society, and perhaps attend some events. ...Read more

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I know somebody that has mono and I have no clue what it is. What is it exactyl?

I know somebody that has mono and I have no clue what it is. What is it exactyl?

Mono: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat & fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that I have CIN 4 cervical cancer. She has already done a LEEP and I believe that she said that she has got it all. However, she wants me to get a hysterectomy done. What should I do?

My doctor told me that I have CIN 4 cervical cancer. She has already done a LEEP and I believe that she said that she has got it all. However, she wants me to get a hysterectomy done. What should I do?

CIN IV ?: Cin means cervical intraepithelial neoplasia , a pre cancerous condition , usually staged i to iii by IV means in situ carcinoma but not invasive yet , usually will need the just the procedure you had , you have to speak to your doctor will explain , some facts are missing , if it is not invasive ca at 26 yr old possible not to loose uterus, if needed take a second opinion good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have glandular fever but says there is no point in testing me for it but what if I had lymompha ?

My doctor says I have glandular fever but says there is no point in testing me for it but what if I had lymompha ?

Symptoms?: Could you please tell us what your symptoms are, & for how long you have had them? Also, have you had any tests at all? There is not enough information in your question for us to be able to be helpful when we answer. There is a simple test for mononucleosis (glandular fever) that can be done. It that is positive, then glandular fever is much more likely than lymphoma. Tests for lymphoma can wait ...Read more

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What is growth retardation? Mom said I had it.

What is growth retardation? Mom said I had it.

Slow growth: Some people grow more slowly (height and weight) than others, either naturally or because of outside influences such as medication or malnutrition or even abuse. "growth retardation" simply means that, compared to others your age and gender, you were growing more slowly than expected; this can be especially concerning it you start growing more slowly than you did, as can happen with stimuilants. ...Read more

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Been told I have trigeminal nearalgia, but not had MRI scan yet, i read this is connected with ms, my grand ma had ms, does that mean i will to?

Been told I have trigeminal nearalgia, but not had MRI scan yet, i read this is connected with ms, my grand ma had ms, does that mean i will to?

Prob just Trig Neur: No, trigeminal neuralgia does not normally mean MS will develop. Most cases of TN are not explained, but they are not associated with MS. Furthermore, neither condition runs in families. The influence of inheritance on MS is weak- siblings and identical twins rarely both obtain MS. ...Read more

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Sister said I have mci. What is that?

MCI: Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways. Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sister has said somethings that suggest suicide?

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What can I do if my sister has said somethings that suggest suicide?

Sister suicide: Keep close eye on her, involve other family members if she is a minor, have her talk to counselor. ...Read more

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My sister is overweight and she said she lost 8-10 lbs the last 6 wks, is that normal or is there something medically wrong that shes lost so much?

My sister is overweight and she said she lost 8-10 lbs the last 6 wks, is that normal or is there something medically wrong that shes lost so much?

Normal weight loss: People who have a lot of weight to lose may start out with significant loss in the first few months if they follow appropriate diet (very low carb, moderate fat, and high protein). Normally, sustainable weight loss is about a pound per week but it's not uncommon to lose 2-3 lbs in the first few weeks. Sounds like your sister is in the right track. ...Read more

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Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

One concern: If you are suddenly tanning for no obvious reason, one thing to rule out is addison's disease. Here are the kennedy brothers -- jack (left) was "naturally more tan", the result of his missed addison's. ...Read more

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My sister is 135lbs and shes 14 and 5'1, is this weight ok for her?

Probably a Bit High: There are average standards of ideal weight, which are only surveys, not scientifically based upon the "healthiest " weight.I think 110 to 120 pounds is reasonably appropriate based upon these standards. ...Read more

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I'm scared my sisters cutting herself. I don't want to confront her. What should I do?

I'm scared my sisters cutting herself. I don't want to confront her. What should I do?

Parents: It you are a child - please let your parents or guardian know. They can help to address the situation. ...Read more

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My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

Talk with her : Anorexics control their eating because they feel the control little else. Find out about eating disorder clinics and/or doctors/psychologists who can treat the illness in your town. Call them, find out what insurance she has and ask about sliding scale to get a good therapist if insurance doesnt work. Its worth it and will save her life. ...Read more

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Do my sister and I have upturned noses?

Do my sister and I have upturned noses?

Take a measurement: An upturned nose is sometimes called an over rotated nose. If you look at a photo of your side view, check the angle made between your upper lip and the line that makes the bottom edge of your nose as it joins your upper lip. This is the nasolabial angle. It should be 90-110 degrees for females. 90 for males. Check yours with a right angle. ...Read more

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I have acrophobia, but my sister doesn't. Why is that?

I have acrophobia, but my sister doesn't. Why is that?

You aren't the same: People vary, even within families. You sister may have some issues you don't, also. If you want help with your acrophobia, please see a psychotherapist -- good treatments are available for phobias. First step is a good evaluation, though. ...Read more

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My sister has morton neuroma. Wats that?

My sister has morton neuroma. Wats that?

Nerve problem: A true morton's neuroma involves thickening and abnormality of the interdigital (b/w toes) nerve. More often, the term is used to describe a nerve irritation caused by forefoot overload which is usually related to a hypermobile first ray and tight gastrocs. ...Read more

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My sister swallowed a candid v6 tabet by mistake. she is thirty.

My sister swallowed a candid  v6 tabet by mistake. she is thirty.

Should be ok: Swallowing one pill should pose no threat to your sister. Clotrimazole is used to treat fungus. This formulation is for vaginal use, but a single pill ingested at the lowest dose should not harm her ...Read more

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Is water fasting safe for a 16 year old? My sister said she was gonna try it and she wants me to do it with her but i wasnt sure if i was safe for her

Is water fasting safe for a 16 year old? My sister said she was gonna try it and she wants me to do it with her but i wasnt sure if i was safe for her

1 day is fine: Your body needs nutrients to function and it is not a good idea to only have water for an extended period of time. Without nutrients, you will feel tired, get headaches, have mood changes, won't be able to think properly, to name a few symptoms. Fasting for a day now and then is just fine, as long as you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Husband doesn't want to tell anyone that egg is from donor. Nurse said annom donor looked like my sister.Torn if we should tell people egg was donated

Husband doesn't want to tell anyone that egg is from donor. Nurse said annom donor looked like my sister.Torn if we should tell people egg was donated

Togetherness: There is no right or wrong --but there can be conflict. I would encourage you and your husband to discuss this privately with the idea of looking at the down sides and up side of disclosure. What ever you decide, I encourage both of you come to a consensus, and together take responsibility for following the decision. You are allowed your privacy, and simply have to tell others nothing. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm from a different country,came to study to US. My sister is at home and 2 days ago she said me she has 2 tongue now, I didn't believe in her?

Hello. I'm from a different country,came to study to US. My sister is at home and 2 days ago she said me she has 2 tongue now, I didn't believe in her?

Hmmm...A few options: #1 She got new music from "Two Tongues," an American Indie Music group. Seriously. #2 She just found out she was born with a congenital forked/bifid tongue - probably mild & usually presents with other birth defects. #3 She elected to join the select group of body modifiers who have their tongues surgically bifurcated/cut in half. Ask for clarification. ...Read more

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I am addicted to porn and my sister why?

I am addicted to porn and my sister why?

Difficult situation: Never having met you, i can't answer "why" you are addicted to porn or your sister. However, porn addiction is a common problem, and sibling incest may be part of this. When siblings are having sex with each other, it may mean families are not functioning with normal boundaries, parental guidance, or supervision. Please speak with your doctor so you can get help for both situations. ...Read more

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My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

EBV infection: Mononucleosis is an infection caused by the ebstein-barr virus. Typically this infection causes a sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, and occasionally an enlarged liver and spleen. The infection also is associated with a feeling of loss of energy. This infection is contagious, can last a long time, and enlargement of the spleen is a risk if involved in contact sports. ...Read more

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My 1yr old swallowed her sisters teeth WL she be okay?

My 1yr old swallowed her sisters teeth WL she be okay?

Perhaps: Depends on the size of the teeth. If adult size teeth swallowed could be problem. Call your pediatrician for advice now. ...Read more

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Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Depends: Sibling rivalry varies tremendously with the ages of the children, the characteristics of the family, the activities in which they engage, and the children themselves. Some interesting studies have described more rivalry with children who are closer in age and the same gender, but this depends very much on the individual children involved. Can it be as bad in girls as in boys? In a word, yes. ...Read more

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