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How common is htlv is the usa? Is it usually serious or only in rare occasions?

How common is htlv is the usa? Is it usually serious or only in rare occasions?

Not common: Htlv or human t-lymphotropic virus is less common than HIV infection in the usa. However, if infected, yes it can be serious. ...Read more

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How common is htlv in the usa? Is it usually serious or only in rare occasions?

How common is htlv in the usa? Is it usually serious or only in rare occasions?

Uncommon: Htlv (human t-cell lymphotropic virus) is uncommon and is lower than the HIV prevalence in usa. Just like hiv, it can spread through sexual contact, open sores, and fluids, and can lead to serious complications including leukemia (cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it rare that a young male 20 years of age has a serious disease? Speaking in general. Of course some are unlucky and born like that

Is it rare that a young male 20 years of age has a serious disease? Speaking in general. Of course some are unlucky and born like that

Yes it is true: Yes it is rare for a young person of 20 years to have a serious disease. Speaking in General with exception of those born with genetic or other several diseases and conditions ...Read more

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I have severe knee pain. Could I have something rare or overlooked?

I have severe knee pain. Could I have something rare or overlooked?

Rare things are rare: Strange and rare things can get overlooked simetimes, but as they saying among doctors goes "common things are common." if you have had no relief for more than a week or so, be sure your md knows you are not healing. ...Read more

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How common is htlv in the usa? Is it usually serious? Or is that on rare occasions?

How common is htlv in the usa? Is it usually serious? Or is that on rare occasions?

Not common: Htlv or human t-lymphotropic virus is less common than HIV infection in the usa. However, if infected, yes it can be serious. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been showing some severe/rare symptoms?

Not enough info: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Dangerous Viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically?
Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever, Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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If child accidentally breathed in cigarette smoke on very rare occasion could it cause serious health problems?

If child accidentally breathed in cigarette smoke on very rare occasion could it cause serious health problems?

Sure.: It sounds like you are trying to come up with some justification for yourself or someone else smoking in front of your child. There simply is none. Smoking around your child contributes to asthma at the least and potentially cancer. ...Read more

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How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30? Especislly with no family history and healthy life style. What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30? Especislly with no family history and healthy life style. What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

Can be complex: Strokes in young folks are often caused by very different disorders, such as classical migraine associated with smoking and female hormones, but another to search for might be MTHFR mutations with high homocysteine, or perhaps cocaine or meth issues. Trauma of course, congenital vascular malformations. Would suggest an opinion at a nearby medical school, as there could be future risks. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions, common our uncommon, that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Are there any conditions, common our uncommon, that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Anxiety & Panic: Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks are conditions in and of themselves, sometimes alone and sometimes overlapping. A mental health professional can teach you strategies to deal w/them. Please see your doc to rule out underlying conditions such as thyroid or other hormonal imbalance situations. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am bipolar - my moods have been unstable. I don't have an md and the prospects look scarce, am I at serious risk?

I am bipolar - my moods have been unstable. I don't have an md and the prospects look scarce, am I at serious risk?

Bipolar risk: Yes, you should see a psychiatrist soon. Bipolar disorder is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. You should get your mood symptoms under control. ...Read more

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Can u have atypical cystic fibrosis if u have asthma, severe pancreas involvement & CFTR m470v? Report indicates a 2nd gene may be rare or unknown

Can u have atypical cystic fibrosis if u have asthma, severe pancreas involvement & CFTR m470v? Report indicates a 2nd gene may be rare or unknown

Maybe: Surprisingly, M470V is a common variation. Studies have shown 50% of the population has this mutation and actually less likely to cause CF. Most individuals with CF and carry M470V have some other hidden etiology that is the cause, rather than M470V. Genetic expression may be variable and so will be the clinical manifestations. Speak with your doc and a geneticist for specific information. ...Read more

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What is h-pylori disease, I'm 20 years old and got diagnosed with it today, is it rare for my age and is it serious?

What is h-pylori disease, I'm 20 years old and got diagnosed with it today, is it rare for my age and is it serious?

Common: Hpylori is a common chronic 'infection' of the stomach. Depending on geography the prevalence of hpylori may range from 20%-50%. It may cause a few serious complications, but regular/simple infection is not serious. We treat it with hopes of minimizing the likelihood of you developing complications (ulcer, cancer). ...Read more

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I did my regular urine test. And report syas that I have rare epithelial cells and pus cells 0-2/hpf. Why it happens? Is there any serious prob

I did my regular urine test. And report syas that I have rare epithelial cells and pus cells 0-2/hpf. Why it happens? Is there any serious prob

Sounds normal.: Normal urine may contain a few skin cells and white blood cells. As long as you have no symptoms this seems normal. ...Read more

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I have been having severe short breath problems lately and I have one question that may explain what is going on and that is many years ago I had a round with valley fever and what I am going through now is much like it, it is rare for a recurrence I know

I have been having severe short breath problems lately and I have one question that may explain what is going on and that is many years ago I had a round with valley fever and what I am going through now is much like it, it is rare for a recurrence I know

Mgt: There may be many causes of your condition. I would suggest an assessment of your cardiac and respiratory health. In many patients valley fever causes no symptoms. Unless otherwise contraindicated, I would suggest a yearly flu vaccination. ...Read more

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I'm having severe (even rare) side effects of ptu (propylthiouracil). Do I call my endo?

I'm having severe (even rare) side effects of ptu (propylthiouracil). Do I call my endo?

YES!!: Ptu (propylthiouracil) earned a black box label from the fda because it may cause liver failure. Other side effects might include suppression of infection fighting cells in the bone marrow, rash, and joint swelling. Please contact your doctor right away! ...Read more

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My sister was bit in the back by a spider and is experiencing severe back pain. The actual bite isn't what's hurting her. Is this uncommon?

Inflammation: Any insect bite triggers body's inflammatory response. In your sister's case she has severe inflammatory response; to fight against the toxin injected by the Spider. Neuro toxins and Hemolytic toxins in some cases. She is getting pain because of former. Rx Wash with soap and water, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth, get checked by doctor, May use topical antihistamines and NSAID for pain relief. If infected AB. ...Read more

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I have a rare mitochondrial/peroxisomal disorder that has no name yet. Mri shows als, but I'm a 34 yr female. I have severe rage is this normal?

I have a rare mitochondrial/peroxisomal disorder that has no name yet. Mri shows als, but I'm a 34 yr female. I have severe rage is this normal?

See your doctor: If you have a rare mitochondrial / peroxisomal disorder, you will get the best answer from the specialist that you are working with. It is common to have issues with anxiety, depression, stress, rage, or even anger when dealing with chronic conditions. You should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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Nothing too serious, but why does my belly button hurt a little after sex? It's very rare that it happens, but it hurts for a few seconds afterwards

Nothing too serious, but why does my belly button hurt a little after sex? It's very rare that it happens, but it hurts for a few seconds afterwards

Hernia?: You may have a small congenital umbilical hernia. Prolonged tightening of your abdominal muscles during sex could aggravate as small hernia. If the pain becomes persistent or you notice a lump in or around your belly button, see your physician. ...Read more

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Rare but sometimes when I examine my testicles I think I press on something that causes a mild short lasting (about a second) but sharp pain. Serious?

Probably okay. ..: What you described is probably not clinically significant and there is no need to worry about it. But, if in doubt, the condition can be verified with a urologist with you for sure. ...Read more

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Are rib fractures from severe coughing really a rare event?

Are rib fractures from severe coughing really a rare event?

Not exactly...: Young, otherwise healthy individuals that develop pain/tenderness with severe cough are not likely to have "broken a rib". Cough induced rib fractures generally occur in a specific segment of the population with or without predisposing conditions/pathology. This link may provide a summary: http://goo. Gl/qokhr. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist: how rare for man in early 20s to have microprolactinoma with severe hh or to have a prolactinoma at all? 1 in tens of thousands?

Endocrinologist: how rare for man in early 20s to have microprolactinoma with severe hh or to have a prolactinoma at all? 1 in tens of thousands?

Prolactinomas: Are not common but certainly not rare in young men. Sorry, but I don't know what "hh" is. Can you give more information? ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not: Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems? How rare is it

How well tolerated is Claritin (loratadine) reditabs. Are there any serious side effects that would include breathing problems? How rare is it

Well tolerated: Claritin reditabs (loratadine) is an over-the-counter newer generation antihistamine that is usually very well tolerated. Difficulty breathing should not be a side effect of this medication and if it is, that would be unusually rare. Since Claritin is used to treat allergies and allergies frequently co-exist with asthma, it is always a good idea to consider the asthma diagnosis with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a previous reaction (hives) to ceclor. I was recently prescribed amoxicillin and had a severe reaction after 5 days. Is this a rare event?

I have had a previous reaction (hives) to ceclor. I was recently prescribed amoxicillin and had a severe reaction after 5 days. Is this a rare event?

No: You are obviously allergic to penicillin. Penicillins and cephalosporins are related and if you are allergic to one you are risk of being allergic to both. It is very important that you don't take medicines of either group in the future and may consider a medalert bracelet.

It isn't that rare. ...Read more

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