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Do undiagnosed celiacs feel good some days?

Do undiagnosed celiacs feel good some days?

Yes: It depends on how sensitive you are and what you are eating on any particular day. Some celiac patients have no recognizable celiac symptoms or very mild which is called clinically latent. ...Read more

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Can chlyamidia go undiagnosed for 11 years ?

Can chlyamidia go undiagnosed for 11 years ?

Possible, but...: Many chlamydia-infected may go unnoticed due to no related symptoms. How long will that be? That depends on individual defense ability. ...Read more

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Might dyslexia get worse over time if undiagnosed?

Might dyslexia get worse over time if undiagnosed?

Sort of...: Dyslexia is difficulty with reading comprehension.It appears to worsen with age as the reading demanded becomes more complex, depending upon how severe the problem.Does the chemistry of the part of the brain where dyslexia worsen? Probably not. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if diabetes is undiagnosed?

Could you tell me what happens if diabetes is undiagnosed?

Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up occurs that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe dehydration if untreated, but will cause frequent urination, infections, blurred vision and tiredness. Long-term untreated diabetes can cause kidney failure, heart attacks, blindness, nerve pain, numbness, weakness, foot ulcers and amputation. ...Read more

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Secondary hypogonadism undiagnosed for 28 years, what to do?

Secondary hypogonadism undiagnosed for 28 years, what to do?

Treat it: Hi. Are we missing something? Treat it! I must assume at 45 you're not striving for fertility. Ergo, take your testosterone. ...Read more

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If someone had undiagnosed diabetes would there H1AC Levels be high or low ?

If someone had undiagnosed diabetes would there H1AC Levels be high or low ?

Elevated A1C: Someone who has a new diagnosis of Diabetes is likely to have an elevated A1C level. Other screening tests include a Fasting Blood Sugar, a 2 hour Post Prandial blood sugar, or a Glucose Tolerance Test. The A1C looks at an approx. time period of 90 days, and represents the highest blood sugar during that 90 day period. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

Aspergers: First. Watch this show on what aspergers is. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins.
http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds then seek out a good licensed psychologist who can a formal interview and provide any relevant testing. ...Read more

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Severe, chronic undiagnosed pain that the doctors don't know. What should I do now?

Severe, chronic undiagnosed pain that the doctors don't know. What should I do now?

Keep trying: Sorry you have this problem. Trying seeing pain psychology to at least get some techniques and skills to help you deal with your pain. If one interventional pain physician can't help you, do not be afraid to try another. ...Read more

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Help: i suffer from a major inability to concentrate, could this be from undiagnosed add?

Help: i suffer from a major inability to concentrate, could this be from undiagnosed add?

ADD: It is possible, consult with an experienced clinical psychologist who specializes in treating add. This is a difficulty that requires a person who has done assessments for some time. Best. ...Read more

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Why do aprox 25 million americans go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when america has one of the most advanced medical systems?

Why do aprox 25 million americans go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when america has one of the most advanced medical systems?

Good question.: Access to healthcare is the key.
If obstacles to care exist, such as no insurance or no available doctors, then medical problems will simply not get the timely attention they deserve. ...Read more

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Is there chances of undiagnosed tuberculosis..?

Yes: Tuberculosis is a disease that can remain in it's latent or asymptomatic phase for many years. If concerned there are simple skin tests and blood tests that can check to see if you have this, so see your doctor if you think you may have been exposed to it so that you get tested. ...Read more

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What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

That depends: If mild (and not pregnant) treatment may not be needed. Pregnancy has a much bigger risk. ...Read more

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Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

Can i treat undiagnosed hypothyroid by myself?

No: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism means that hypothyroidism may not exist. For symptoms compatible with hypothyroidism, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary because other illnesses may present with the same symptoms. Taking thyroid medication without proven hypothyroidism isn't safe. Rapid heart rate, heart attack, stroke, etc. Are possible side effects when too much thyroid hormone is taken. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child has undiagnosed asthma?

What would happen if a child has undiagnosed asthma?

Depends on situation: A kid could go through life & have mild forms of asthma & never visit an emergency room or suffer for lack of a label. Even those with mild disease would be prone to respiratory illness an an infant or child but 70%+ of wheezy infants can be asymptomatic adults. Most significant asthma is readily apparent in males by 1yr & females by 4y but teen onset is possible. ...Read more

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How long could you live for with undiagnosed cancer?

How long could you live for with undiagnosed cancer?

Idk,depends: It depends on many things- on the type of cancer- slowly growing, fast growing, what is your overall condition, etc. God only knows how long we are going to live for. So, enjoy your life and do the best you can everyday. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have undiagnosed autism at age 18?

Would i be able to have undiagnosed autism at age 18?

Yes /NO : Yes it is possible but it is highly unlikely, people with the so called " high functioning autim" may in some cases go diagnosed for a long time, if in doubt seek help, there are centers for this d/o in every major city in the us.
Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What is the longterm effect of undiagnosed Lyme disease?

What is the longterm effect of undiagnosed Lyme disease?

See details: There are several and they basically involved 3 issues: neurologic (meningitis, brachial plexus and other neuropathies, muscle inflammation), cardiac (arrhythmias, pericarditis, myocarditis) and arthritis. ...Read more

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Who should I seek for continuous undiagnosed chest pain?

Start with PCP: You likely need a cardiologist, but start with your primary care physician if this has been going on for more that a few days. Everyone needs a primary care physician. Some people may need a cardiologist. Most pcp offices have the tools to do the first part of the workup, at least. They can refer you to a cardiologist, who will forward results of testing to your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have undiagnosed diabets/hypoglycemia?

How do I know if I have undiagnosed diabets/hypoglycemia?

See a doctor.: The best way to know if you're diabetic is to visit your doctor and get a fasting blood test for glucose and HgbA1C. These levels will help us know if you're diabetic or not. ...Read more

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Who to get help from for continuous undiagnosed chest pain?

Your cardiologist: Undiagnosed does not mean that is was untested. If you have cardiac tests that rule out the heart as the cause for your chest pain, you should relax as the pain is not going to kill you. You may spend an enormous amount of resources and still not know exactly where the pain is coming from. But if you know the pain is not coming from the heart, you should be reassured. ...Read more

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In an adult, what kind of murmur would an undiagnosed PDA cause?

In an adult, what kind of murmur would an undiagnosed PDA cause?

Continuous: A continuous machinery sounding murmur may be heard just under the left clavicle (collarbone). ...Read more

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What are the problems involved with untreated/undiagnosed asthma?

What are the problems involved with untreated/undiagnosed asthma?

Depends: If the asthma is mild, you may experience nothing or just a mild cough or breathing problem with exercise. If moderate or severe, then you may have limitation in your activities and often bothered by breathing problem which may even be life-threatening at times. Many people also complain of fatigue until the asthma becomes under control ...Read more

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Can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?

Can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?

Yes, Gigantic: From population studies, at time of diagnosis, hba1c ≥6.5%, people with elevated glucose are not just starting to more rapidly develop atherosclerosis, they have been doing so for several decades, do not live as long & have more cardiovascular events than people without dm who have already had a heart attack. Plus dm have problems with a vast array of body functions, slow healing, etc. ...Read more

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For what length of time can cancer usually go undiagnosed before death?

For what length of time can cancer usually go undiagnosed before death?

It varies: Cancer is not one disease...There are over one hundred different disease, each with a differnt course and length of time before they can kill. I have seen most patients get into serious trouble within one to 2 years if left untreated. Of course some can kill in 3-6 months ( e.g.Blood cancers like acute leukemia), others can take 3-5 years(like breast cancer). ...Read more

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Could hereditary fructose intolerance be left undiagnosed until adulthood?

Could hereditary fructose intolerance be left undiagnosed until adulthood?

Yes: Some forms of the disorder may not manifest until adulthood. "Froesch et al. (1963) described 2 adults, aged 33 and 39 years, with fructose intolerance. In addition to the aversion to fructose-containing foods, both had a remarkable absence of dental caries. Swales and Smith (1966) described an affected 21-year-old man, and Kohlin and Melin (1968) reported adult cases." See http://www.omim.org/ ...Read more

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What can be done to treat Lyme disease that has gone undiagnosed for several years?

What can be done to treat Lyme disease that has gone undiagnosed for several years?

Antibiotic: Treatment is based on the stage of disease and tve severity. If Lyme disease is confirmed ( do not rely on a blood test alone) the treatment is usually either doxycycline (oral antibiotic) or rocephin (ceftriaxone) ( given IM or IV). Even late Lyme disease is treatable. ...Read more

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Does trichmoniasis go away completely? And does it affect a womens fertility if she had it undiagnosed for 3 months

Does trichmoniasis go away completely? And does it affect a womens fertility if she had it undiagnosed for 3 months

TRICH=CURABLE, but..: Trich is curable!.... In women, trichomoniasis ('trich') has been associated w/herpes simplex-2 infection & it has been associated with a 2x increased risk of cervical dysplasia. Women infected w/ 'trich' have also been shown to have a significantly higher rate of pid (pelvic inflam. Disease). So early detection is crucial. Trichomoniasis is a risk factor for HIV and contributes to infertility. ...Read more