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I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

Really?: That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you. The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection, however the symptoms on a medical website symptom checker suggest pneumonia. Can you help with please?

Tomato tamato : Chest infection/pneumonia usually mean the same thing as long as your on the right antibiotic you should be fine. It will be up to you and your doctor to determine if your on the right meds. ...Read more

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I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have bird flu. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

Fever, chills, cough: The symptoms for influenza are fairly nonspecific - fever, chills, muscle aches and cough to start... And can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If you are concerned and sick enough, go to your physician and get checked. If you are very ill, go to an ED and tell them what is going on; but either have an ambulance take you or a friend take you. Driving sick is worse than driving drunk. ...Read more

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Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Probably not: Unless you work with infected animals or animal products (hair, wool, hides) or are a target for bioterrorism you are unlikely to be exposed to anthrax spores. Chronic bronchitis from smoking more common. See your md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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What is lvg symptom?

What is lvg symptom?

LGV ??: Lgv? Symptoms of lymphogranuloma venereum may include: ulcerations of the genitalia; fevers; lymph nodes that are painful and/or swollen, lower abdominal pain & flu-like sxs. ...Read more

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What could daydreaming be a symptom of?

What could daydreaming be a symptom of?

Walter Mitty?: A goal without a plan is a daydream; however many of us daydream as an escape from anxiety and depression. It is usually a normal, healthy escape to daydream on occasion and it is good to have time to yourself. If it feels as if others are telling you what to do in these daydreams, it may be a sign of a mood disorder known as schizophrenia. It is always best to talk to your personal physician. ...Read more

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What are symptom of the depo?

What are symptom of the depo?

Several: Common side effects include weight gain, bloating, irregular bleeding, mood changes, fluid retention. Luckily these don't occur in everyone and there is no way to predict beforehand who will experience what. ...Read more

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What are the symptomes, causes and consequences of being bulimic?

What are the symptomes, causes and consequences of being bulimic?

Complex: Bulimia nervosa is a complex illness that can have very serious consequences. In short, it is a condition where a person eats, commonly binge eats large amounts of food with a sense of no control over the food intake, and then engages in compensatory mechanisms to try to eliminate that food from their body. The effects of bulimia can range from metabolic problems, to organ damage to tooth decay. ...Read more

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What is cola bola symptom?

Never heard of it.: Tried to research it. There is a beverage called Fizz Bola Cola. There is a cartoon character called Cola Bola and a horse pedigree with that name. Sorry, I just can't figure out what you are referring to. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptom of add?

What are signs and symptom of add?

Complete Examination: ADHD/ADD is common, and many people who think they have it will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than 1/2 of adults with ADHD will have a 2nd mental health issue. So if you think you have ADHD, find a trained, experienced provider and expect a thorough, comprehensive evaluation to check for this and other possible causes of your problems, including other medical problems. ...Read more

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I have an unusual symptom that is concerting me.

I have an unusual symptom that is concerting me.

Please give more!: I need more information about the symptom that is concerning you. Please write back with details such as where it is, how long you've had it, what makes it worse / better. ...Read more

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Loss of taste symptom of ?

Loss of taste symptom of ?

Chronic sinusitis?: Loss of taste is the number one symptoms of chronic sinus infection or inflammation. You also need to evaluate any medications because they may also contribute to your loss of taste. You should be evaluated for allergies and sinus health. ...Read more

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What is a claudication symptom?

What is a claudication symptom?

Leg Pain: Claudication from the latin "claudus, " or "to limp, " refers to a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (pad) which generally is described as a cramp or a tightness, most commonly of the calf muscles, with walking the same distance everytime. See a vascular surgeon who can further test for pad and discuss with you treatment options. ...Read more

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What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

High Potassium: This is defined as a serum potassium level above 5.5 meq/l. The danger is in changing the resting membrane potential of the heart muscle cells, making them more easily excitable. This makes arrhythmias more likely. This is unlikely to happen unless the potassium is > 6.5 meq/l. The heart may skip beats or transition into a lethal rhythm. ...Read more

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What could warts be the symptom of?

What could warts be the symptom of?

Virus: Warts are the symptom and result of a viral infection. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of a hemmorhoid?

What is the symptom of a hemmorhoid?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems.Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well It is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with ruling out other causes ...Read more

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