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Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

In some cases: Repeated, stereotypical movements called "tics" are typical in ts (tourette's syndrome). Some patients have a vocal component. Most of the time, the patient emits a simple sound. Some of the time the sound is a "curse" word. ...Read more

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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Yes: Coprolalia is the excessive and uncontrollable use of foul language, including words related to feces (bowel waste). It is a typical symptoms in tourette's syndrome -- a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. People with tourette's curse out of uncontrollable compulsion, not anger or desire to insult. ...Read more

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What number of people who suffer coprolalia,copropraxi and coprographia combined do not have tourettes?

Dunno the number: but they may occur rarely in other neurological disorders, as when certain areas of the brain are damaged by a "stroke", encephalitis, or trauma or in Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, dementia or obsessive–compulsive disorder without tics. Anecdotally, I have seen similar behaviors in a few children with either Juvenile-Onset Bipolar Disorder with Hypersexuality or Child Maltreatment Syndrome- Molest. ...Read more

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my tourettes with coprolalia. Would marinol be an appropriate treatment?

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Cannabis is the only substance which has had a significant effect on my  tourettes with coprolalia. Would  marinol  be an appropriate treatment?

Marinol: This is a schedule 3 controlled substance that requires prescription. Discuss with your treating physician. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In : In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

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Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa dos and don't: Do's - visit a travel clinic for immunizations - sample the local cuisine in established places or with friends - take Imodium (loperamide) and ciprofloxin in case you get sick - protect yourself from mosquitos - wear sunscreen - keep hydrated dont's - eat food cooked in street kiosks no matter how tasty it smells - don't drink untreated water - don't swim in open water. There could be schistosomiasi. ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with heat waves.

Stay hydrated!: A good list of DOs: DO stay hydrated, stay in the shade, wear light colored clothing, avoid strenuous exercise in the heat, if exercising -do so during the cooler times of the day or in an AC room. Slow down. Seek places with AC (malls, libraries etc) if you don't have it at home and be prepared for power outages! Lower shades on windows. Take cool baths & give your pets have plenty of water too ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons.

Hurricanes: 32 M from US asks: Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons. Dos: evacuate. Don't stay when they tell you to evacuate. Listen to your local weather station and get our if they say so. ...Read more

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