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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Cold Agglutinin Disease

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I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins. Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?

I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins.  Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?

Several: Glad you asked. Cold agglutinins damage red cells in the cold and may be elevated for unknown reasons in mycoplasma pneumonia, and also define the uncommon cold agglutinin hemolytic anemias. Cryoglobulins are antibodies that precipitate themselves in the cold; you may also be checked for these; the underlying disease associates are different. Be proactive and read up if the results are positive. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get a sudden cold feeling around my heart? What kind of disease with a symptom is this?

What does it mean when I get a sudden cold feeling around my heart? What kind of disease with a symptom is this?

More info: We would need more information: what brings it on? What makes it worse? What helps? How long does it last? How long has it been going on? What other symptoms do you get? Sorry — can't come up with a diagnosis or even a guess right now. ...Read more

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How can I stop cold/fever/flu right away when I start experiencing mild symptoms so that it doesn't turn into a fully grown disease?

How can I stop cold/fever/flu right away when I start experiencing mild symptoms so that it doesn't turn into a fully grown disease?

Sorry, you can't: This isn't possible. Once a cold or similar upper respiratory infection starts, you're in for the full deal, usually a week or so. You can help reduce symptoms with aspirin, paracetamol, and related drugs, nasal decongestants, etc. But that's about all. Sorry! ...Read more

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My nails always turn to purple when I took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

My nails always turn to purple when I took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

Maybe: It could be an indication of raynauds disease or syndrome. The cold water is causing constriction of the small blood vessels and therefore decreasing blood flow. ...Read more

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Are tingling cold burning sensations in different parts of body without rash, and lightheadedness a symptom of the gadolinium disease?

Nephrogenic systemic: Do you mean- nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after a gadolinum MRI scan?
Well- it usually presents itself with multiple system involvement including skin/ joint tightness and skin rash. Usually skin biopsy proves the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

These : These symptoms are very broad and could represent many things. Common causes would be low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), panic/anxiety attacks, neurological issues, etc. These are not signs of kidney failure, however more information on your family history should be obtained. You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing in order to figure out what is going on.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Some: Raynaud's
disease or phenomenon
cold agglutinins
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?

I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?

Uncertain: as to your question. Your condition is not "cold realted" if you are referring to the environmental temperature. Surgical excision of the involved pulmonary segment is the only "cure", however medical treatment (antibiotics, respiratory therapy) is usually sufficient!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it possible for childs 5th disease rash to be going away finally and cold symptoms reappear? Congestion runny nose, already has had rash for 2 wks

Is it possible for childs 5th disease rash to be going away finally and cold symptoms reappear?  Congestion runny nose, already has had rash for 2 wks

Possible: Fifth's disease (aka: erythema infectiosum) is common viral illness in children.
By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and may attend school or day care.
Illness returning 2 weeks after rash onset can be from another virus or other infection. See your pediatrician for examination to evaluate infection and provide treatments if needed. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Should cold symptoms still be present in fifths disease if the rash has already been around for a couple weeks? 7yr old (runny/stuffy nose, no fever)

Should cold symptoms still be present in fifths disease if the rash has already been around for a couple weeks? 7yr old (runny/stuffy nose, no fever)

Not that long: Although the rash from 5th Disease can last for weeks, the upper respiratory symptoms usually improve after 7 – 10 days. When cold like symptoms develop long after the rash has erupted, other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to come out of an anxiety disorder after aanxietyattack? I don't feel my usual symptoms anymore, but I have a cold. Could this be why?

Is it possible to come out of an anxiety disorder after aanxietyattack? I don't feel my usual symptoms anymore, but I have a cold. Could this be why?

COPD may be cause: Cause of panic disorder is not clear. It is thought that panic disorder may result from an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). Exact cause unclear.

Panic disorder also may be passed down (genetica). Children of parents who have panic disorder are up to 8 times more likely to develop panic disorder. Hgher risk of developing panic to #r of conditions incllucing copd. Cold rare? ...Read more

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GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

Multiple reason: It's always advisable to tamper medication with doctors' help. Please seek psychotherapy/ psychological help from professional if possible is you don't want to take any medication. It could be Gadded relapse with some new symptoms. I would prefer to go for proper assessment and then work with professional for long term better results. Best wishes ...Read more

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How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A. D PCOS Depressive Disorder

How long after you develop a flu/cold symptoms could you get a lung infection leaving the flu/cold untreated? HTN G.A. D PCOS Depressive Disorder

At any time: Bacterial infections resulting from colds which go untreated can occur at any time during the cold. Often, it's hard to say when one infection stops & another begins. Factors such as immune status, diabetes, COPD, asthma, anemia, poor nutrition, chronic fatigue, etc. can all make it easier for viral infections to complicate so as Captain Kangaroo always said, "Take Good Care of yourself." ...Read more