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Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Generally no: Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. Losing your voice is laryngitis. If you have an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus, it could be affecting the entire upper respiratory tract and you could have laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Loss Of Voice (Definition)

Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may ...Read more


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Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

4Kg in 3 months: Not pleasant but should be less of an issue as you continue to respond to the chemotherapy. If you have not yet discussed this with your doctor you should do so now. If you have a consult with another doctor would be OK. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
 and loss of appetite?

Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Severe tbi: In a patient that has recovered and is awake and interactive and conversant, it is unusual for head injury to have caused total loss of memory (both short term and long term). However, the more severe the tbi, the more likely there will be diffuse enough damage to affect both hippocampi of the brain. These are structures deep within the brain that are vital to memory function. ...Read more

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Loss of confidence in life?

Loss of confidence in life?

Talk,heal,integrate: When you say "loss, " it suggests that you used to have confidence in life... So whatever happened to wound it, will hopefully heal... Psychotherapy (healing of the psyche) may be helpful in this regard... ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hoarseness of voice after thyroidectomy?

What is the cause of hoarseness of voice after thyroidectomy?

Shortly after ...: Hoarseness can occur from irritation caused by the endotracheal tube placed between you vocal cords into your wind pipe to breath for you while under anesthesia. Another less common cause is a weakness or paralysis of a vocal cord due to injury to a nerve that is used to close your vocal cords together for speaking, coughing and swallowing. This can be a temporary or permanent problem.See your ent. ...Read more

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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Nose bleeds because of head aches? Plus loss of appetite and change of diet.

Nose bleeds because of head aches? Plus loss of appetite and change of diet.

Need more info!: It depends on how much and how frequent the nose bleed is. Is it on one side or both? Frequent bleeding particularity in the presence of bleeding from other sites or having family history may warrant workup for bleeding disorder. Headache with nose bleed can be due to high blood pressure. Need to check with your doctor for history, examination and testing.. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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Loss of apetite kilonechia?

Loss of apetite kilonechia?

Koilonychia: Is spooning (deformity) of the nails associated with iron-deficiency. ...Read more

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Near total loss of appetite, lack of stomach acid, fatigue, shakiness, chronic coughing, and lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks....could this be serious?

Near total loss of appetite, lack of stomach acid, fatigue, shakiness, chronic coughing, and lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks....could this be serious?

Possibly Serious: These symptoms are concerning. You should follow up with a primary care physician ASAP to make sure you are not fighting an infection or that there is anything else serious going on. ...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 exercises aid in the loss of back fat?

What exercises aid in the loss of back fat?

Exercies: Any form of strenuous exercise with help to aid in the loss of fat. Decrease calories, increased cardio working out. ...Read more