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Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

PRECONCEPTION: It depends. See her OB gyn for a preconception visit. Get married and be there for her for the long haul. It's only fair to her to have your love and support. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system? e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?

What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system?  e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?

Prednisone: Prednisone does suppress the Immune system. However it depends on how much and for how long. As a rule within 2 to 4 weeks your immune system should bounce back to normal. People on prednisone or recovering from being on prednisone usually do no have to avoid people. ...Read more

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Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Need more info: We would need a bit more information. Do you know or just suspect your immune system is suppressed? I would suggest you talk to your primary doctor or the specialist treating your immune disorder. Ask the doctor for information and resources (reputable web sites, etc.) so that you can learn more about your specific type of immune disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Risks: Patients with suppressed immune systems (e.g. organ transplant recipients, HIV, etc) are usually at increased risk for opportunistic infections (e.g. viral, fungal) and malignancies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chickenpox by having suppressed immune system due to use of clobetasol for >2wks on my legs? Im 31 and have eczema.

Is it possible to have chickenpox by having suppressed immune system due to use of clobetasol for >2wks on my legs? Im 31 and have eczema.

No: Is the chicken pox on your legs? Are you sure it is chicken pox? Generally speaking, 2 weeks of clobetasol on a limited area of the skin does not suppress the immune system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Gout diet/purines: Avoid purines in your diet. What you put in your mouth can affect the gout flare-ups as much as medications. Avoid processed meats* (hot dogs and deli/"cold cuts") and legumes (beans, peas). Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration and alcohol (beer/wine) worsen the condition. Suggest not eating shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp, mussel, clams). *processed meat has animal organs, a classic "no-no". ...Read more

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Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Gout and foods: People with gout should consume primarily complex varieties, such as whole grains. Examples of arthritis friendly whole grain foods include 100 percent whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, old-fashioned oatmeal, long grain brown rice, wild rice, barley soup, air popped popcorn and quinoa. ...Read more

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Intense pain on the top of my feet that I think may be gouty arthritis. What kind of should I go to?

Intense pain on the top of my feet that I think may be gouty arthritis. What kind of should I go to?

Many options.: You can go to your PCP, sports medicine doctors, rheumatologist, orthopedic specialists or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish, each has their strengths and weaknesses in their treatment options or you may need to see a combination of these specialists to treat your issues. ...Read more

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Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Nursing: Information is your best ally . The more the patient can know about the condition the better it is for them to follow directions and not just doing something because they were told to do so. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

No: Gout is a form of acute, inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of excess uric acid in joints and the soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the  treatment for gouty arthritis?

Lowering uric acid !: You need to lower uric acid, but if done too rapidly, it paradoxically might bring on an attack. Most patients should have an acute attack dealt with nsaids, colchicine, or even a steroid injection into the inflamed joint. Low dose Allopurinol 100 mg is started a few days later and incrementally increased to lower uric acid levels to or below 6mg/%. No need for anyone to have chronic problems. ...Read more

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What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

Depends: One can take an antiinflammatory to reduce the. Inflammation i n an acute attack. Examples are indocin, or naprosyn. But, if arthritis has already set in, then tylenol (acetaminophen) may work. The idea is to control the gout so repeated attacks and arthritis does not set in. Keep in mind pain from an attack does not mean necessarily that arthritis has set in. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gouty arthritis happen in non CKD patients?

Please tell me can gouty arthritis happen in non CKD patients?

Yes: I assume that you mean chronic kidney disease. (CKD) Most people with gout have difficulty getting rid of uric acid from the body. (Under-excreters) Less over produce uric acid. Although gout is associated with CKD, many with gout do not have kidney problems. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee affect the painful effects of gouty arthritis?

Does drinking coffee affect the painful effects of gouty arthritis?

It can : The more caffeniated coffee one drinks can correlate with an increase in gouty flares. Though, no one is quite sure of the direct cause and effect of why this happens. Interestingly, caffeine has a similiar chemical structure to Allopurinol , which is a medication used to treat gout. It can also initiate or cause a flare up for first time users. ...Read more

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Can I take Arcoxia120 (etoricoxib) while in same time im on propranolol I have a gouty arthritis?

Can I take Arcoxia120 (etoricoxib) while in same time im on propranolol
I have a gouty arthritis?

Ask your doctor: propranolol oral etoricoxib both increase potassium levels in the blood. Your doctor will advise you based on your individual situation. Respectfully. ...Read more

Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough ...Read more


Dr. Henry Selke
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Immunosuppression (Definition)

Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted ...Read more