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Hives: That is a great question. Hives are very common. People are more likely to have hives if they have a family history of the condition. Stress hives, by definition, are caused by stress. Most cases of hives spontaneously resolve. If you have symptoms more than 24 hours, visit your doctor for an exam and to discuss your condition. Remember to bring any medicines you take. ...Read more
Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stigmatizing Term: A now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more
A Big Mismatch: Gender dysphoria is a psychological term refering to the distress & unhappiness felt by individuals whose gender as assigned when they were born does not match the gender they identify as - that is, the gender they feel themselves to be. The american psychiatric association defines gd as emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male.: Klinefelter's syndrome is a male xx/y individual. In otherwords, an y-chromosomal male with two female chromosomes. Other than having after puberty very high estrogen levels and lower than normal testosterone, they actually have the highest incidence of connective tissue diseases in the lupus family, but the percentage still is not high! ...Read more
True GID is rare: Gender identity disorder is fairly uncommon. Some studies suggest fewer than 1 in 100, 000. However, high school being a time of identity expression may lead to greater outward expression of the disorder that has likely been present since childhood. However, cross gendered dressing and behaviors are not necessarily a reflection of gid. Attraction to the same sex and bending gender rules isn't gid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(hsv) 1+2 antibodies panel, IgG & igm, serum - results of IgG is 12.60(high)& IgM is 0.90 also hiv1/2& p24 combo test- non reactive , please help, ?
Limited use: Skin testing for allergy is of limited usefulness even when a person does not have dermatographism. The history is the key; skin testing can be confirmatory. Especially, don't conclude that you must severely limit what you do and eat, and where you go, based on skin testing. It's just one piece of information that helps guide decisions. ...Read more
Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?
Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more
That's normal: A very high result would have suggested allergy, but this normal result sheds no light on the cause of your urticaria. It may be allergic, cholinergic, autoimmune, idiopathic ... The key in the workup of chronic urticaria, in which a cause is found less often than not, is the history. An elimination diet might just possibly reveal an allergy. Read up on chronic urticaria and good luck. ...Read more
Both Psych & Genetic: The physiological component is how either one of the two manifests itself. Psychological factors weigh in as stresses and genetic factors as predispositions. My opinion is that stuttering does not exist unless there are both psychological and genetic factors involved. It's fascinating to me that most stutterers can speak clearly if they sing their words. Not such a bad world if we all sang more? ...Read more
Location is issue.: Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. See: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more
Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease ?
Maybe not, because..: Because america's baby-boomers are aging, there is a great deal of research in alzheimer's dementia, and interesting ideas and findings pop up every year. If an article appeared 4 years ago, there should be more research results by now. If there are no research results from other scientists in other medical centers having the same results, then the original article's findings remain unproven. ...Read more