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Doctor insights on: Von Hippel Lindau Disease Signs

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How common is von hippel-lindau disease?

How common is von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

Dr. Kamran Ahrar
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Von Hippel Lindau Disease (Definition)

Von Hippel Lindau disease is angiomatosis of retina and cerebellum ,it is associated with an increased incidence of hypernephroma, ...Read more


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What are the tests for von hippel-lindau disease?

What are the tests for von hippel-lindau disease?

Diagnosis: Clinical diagnosis of vhl is based on the presence of two characteristic tumors or, in the presence of a family history of vhl, occurrence of one characteristic tumor. However, a family history is often difficult to recognize due to the variability in clinical presentation of vhl both between and within affected families. ...Read more

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I would like more information on von hippel lindau disease?

RENAL CYSTIC D.: It is one of the malformation syndromes with congenital renal cysts.There are angioma proliferation in the retina, brain, spinal cord and adrenal glands.Disorders include oral, facial, digital sysdrome. ...Read more

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What can I do to find out if I have von hippel lindau disease?

What can I do to find out if I have von hippel lindau disease?

Do I have VHLD?: Best to make an appointment to speak with your physician . In advance try to gather as much of your family medical history as possible. I suspect you have your own reasons for worrying about this rare genetic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Von Hippel Lindau disease?

Angiomatosis: Von Hippel Lindau disease is angiomatosis of retina and cerebellum ,it is associated with an increased incidence of hypernephroma, pheochromocytoma , and epandymoma. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of von hippel-lindau disease?

What are the common presenting symptoms of von hippel-lindau disease?

Autosomal dom: Hereditary disorder associated with presence of hemangioblastomas, and secondary headaches, incoordination and imbalance, with loss of vision. Big problem is association with retinal lesions, kidney cancer, and pheochromocytomas. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have von hippel-lindau disease. What? Why? How did I get it?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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What are von hippel - lindau disease and lennox/gastaut syndrome.?

What are von hippel - lindau disease and lennox/gastaut syndrome.?

Syndromes: Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is a genetic disorder that leads to the developement of many different types of tumors. Lennox Gastaut syndrome is a disorder in which the victim has many seizures. Both are severe, and a person with either one should have a doctor familiar with its treatment ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes von hippel lindau disease?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes von hippel lindau disease?

See doctor: Von hippel lindau disease involve s genetic mutation of VHL gene , involves multiple organs as tumors of brain kidneys eyes and glands affecting blood vessels ---called hemangiomas .One may get headache,problem in balancing ,walking ,dizziness and blindness depending upon the size of hemangioma .Better discuss with your doctor if you have any symptoms . ...Read more

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I have just been told I have von hippel-lindau disease. Where can I learn more?

I have just been told I have von hippel-lindau disease. Where can I learn more?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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I have a genetics question about von hippel-lindau disease?

I have a genetics question about von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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I have a genetics question about cause of von hippel-lindau disease?

I have a genetics question about cause of von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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What's the most destructive disease you know? Von hippel–lindau, hughes stovin and such.

What's the most destructive disease you know? Von hippel–lindau, hughes stovin and such.

Clarify: I enjoy idle, unanswerable questions as much as you do -- it's part of learning. My own choice would be meth addiction. Ruins mind, body, family, and community -- all grotesquely. ...Read more

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What causes von hippel lindau?

Genetic: Von hippel–lindau disease is a genetic condition caused by a mutation of the “von hippel-lindau tumor suppressor” gene on chromosome 3 .It is autosomal dominant. ...Read more

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Just been told I have von hippel lindau, MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver, already had kidney ca, should I be worried?

Just been told I have von hippel lindau, MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver, already had kidney ca, should I be worried?

Need continued f/u: Patients with von hippel-lindau are at risk for a variety of tumors, including kidney, pancreatic, brain and eye. Liver lesions in this disease can represent metastasis, but also can represent liver cysts or vascular tumors. The MRI should be able to characterize whether these are cysts or solid. Depending on the size and characteristic, the liver lesion be followed or may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on traditional treatments and diagnoses for this very serious syndrome ...Read more

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Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Yes, but which one?: Vertigo can be a sign of disease in multiple areas, ranging from the inner ear to the vestibular nerves to the brainstem itself. There are many causes of vertigo, ranging from benign to quite dangerous. A neurologist can help pinpoint what type of dizziness you have, what is causing it, and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless , that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Is vaginal pain a sign of some disease?

Multiple causese: Vaginal pain is a symptom that can be caused by multiple conditions. Causes could be due to infection, pelvic prolapse, nerve injury, pelvic muscle spasms etc. Careful history and examination should isolate the cause. ...Read more

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What signs are there for celiac disease?

What signs are there for celiac disease?

Abdominal discomfort: Individuals with celiac disease can have a variety of different symptoms and may even be asymptomatic. Often it is associated with gastrointestinal distress including pale stools that are associated with non-specific diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. The diagnosis can only be made by a physician. If symptoms improve with a gluten free diet, the chances of having celiac disease are greater. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of celiac disease?

What are typical signs of celiac disease?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke!
but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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What are early signs of huntingtons disease?

What are early signs of huntingtons disease?

Many signs: 50% of Huntington's patient develop psychiatric symptoms and 50% develop neurological symptoms which are usually involuntary movements - including chorea,a the tho sis, dystopia and tics. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of coeliac disease?

Celiac Symptoms: Possible symptoms of celiac disease can include abdominal pain & bloating as well as bouts of diarrhea. Other symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue, anemia, weakness, gray malodorous feces, rashes, depression etc. ...Read more