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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
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
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
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
Why do aprox 25 million americans go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when america has one of the most advanced medical systems?
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
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
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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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
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
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
Continuous: A continuous machinery sounding murmur may be heard just under the left clavicle (collarbone). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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