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Symptoms Of Cold Agglutinin Disease
Have had satisfactory results for blood tests for raynauds but am still experiencing symptoms like tips of fingers going purple. Agglutinin negative?
Raynaud's: Raynaud's can still be present with negative tests. Such cases usually are less complex than if the tests are positive. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
If someone has both eczema and cold urticaria but no other symptoms, can it be a symptom of an autoimmune disease?
Could be: But probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure
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
Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)
disease or phenomenon
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?
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
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
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
I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?
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
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
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
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
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
Possibly: Possibly, but also check for low thyroid function. ...Read more
UnderControl or CURE:
IT MAY MEAN TWO THING 1THAT THE DISEASE IS CURED
2DISEASE IS UNDER CONTROL WITH THE TREATMENT AND NEEDS TO CONTINUE ...Read more
Many symptoms: Menkes disease also called menkes syndrome, copper transport disease (decreased copper), kinky hair disease. It is x linked recessive more common in males with growth failure, & deterioration of the nervous system, seizures, failure to thrive & subnormal body temperature. Arteries in the brain can also be coiled with infarcts and hemorrhages. Bones demineralized with fractues. Early death pneumonia. ...Read more
Many.: Usually a disease of older folks with males and females equally affected. Typical presentation with fever, migratory joint pain, abdominal pain, hypertension, malaise, anorexia and weight loss. Prodromal symptoms may last for weeks to months. May develop bleeding from lungs, upper airway or kidneys. Confirmation by labs and tissue biopsy when possible. ...Read more
Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus and causes cough and URI sympoms. Cough tends to be worse at night and sound barky like a seal. Treatment if symptoms are minor are steamy shower or cool air outside. If symptoms are severe nebulized medications or oral/intramuscular steroids may be needed. Fever and sore throat may be present. ...Read more
Dupuytrens is a hereditary disease where the palmar fascia, which is just superficial to the flexor tendons, develops benign scarring.
Sometimes this scarring simply creates nontender bumps in the palm, but in other patients it may progress to form cords that will cause extension contractures/inability to fully extend the digits. Usually involves the ring and small fingers first. ...Read more