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Doctor insights on: Warning Signs Of Various Diseases

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Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! We also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more

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Please describe the various signs when your kidneys are wearing down?

Please describe the various signs when your kidneys are wearing down?

Sxs of renal failure: Symptoms of renal failure can include: nausea, vomiting, v appetite, v mental acuity, insomnia, fatigue, itching, lower extremity edema, muscle cramps, variable urine output, high blood pressure & possibly chest pain or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of pathogen and the various diseases they cause?

Can you tell me examples of pathogen and the various diseases they cause?

A pathogen is a germ: So whatever pathogen you pick - you can read about 'what' diseases they cause. Influenza virus for example, causes 'the flu' which is influenza infection. One germ can cause more than one disease too - for example 'varicella' or the chicken pox germ can cause chicken pox, but it can also cause 'shingles' or herpes zoster. You might want to look on wikipedia for 'general' information of this sort. ...Read more

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What are the various forms of an eating disorder? How many different kinds are there?

What are the various forms of an eating disorder? How many different kinds are there?

Three main types: Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Also eating disorder not otherwise specified. ...Read more

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What are the various diseases that can cause sudden skin bronzing in a 19 year old female?

What are the various diseases that can cause sudden skin bronzing in a 19 year old female?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of anything that causes sudden skin bronzing except a tanning lotion, a spray-on tan, or overstaying the tanning booth. Otherwise, a doctor should evaluate to see if it's jaundice or another medical condition. ...Read more

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Why do various websites on the internet says that excessive nocturnal emissions is a disease and there are NF cure capsules to cure it?

Why do various websites on the internet says that excessive nocturnal emissions is a disease and there are NF cure capsules to cure it?

Wise up, man!: Listen, Zack. You know that the world is full of crooks and liars who will tell you anything to make a buck. Your new adult body is amazing, scary, and still mysterious. Gullible folks will believe fearmongering. You're 20 years old. You're almost a grown man and entering into the wonderful experience we call adult life. It's great -- but if you remain this naive, you don't stand a chance. ...Read more

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I would like to know the length or time frames for the various stages of Lyme disease, from one's "innoculation", to late stage. Thankyou.?

I would like to know the length or time frames for the various stages of Lyme disease, from one's "innoculation", to late stage. Thankyou.?

Highly variable: Acute lyme symptoms can occur 3-30 days after innoculation and are generally non-specific flu-like symptoms, with a rash 70% of the time. This lasts a few days to a few weeks. "late stage" symptoms can appear within weeks of infection but in some cases don't appear for years. A healthy immune system may keep lyme at bay until another stressor occurs. See my comment for more info & links. ...Read more

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I work in a therapy office where it requires me to put hotpacks on various people every now and then. Should I be worried about getting diseases?

I work in a therapy office where it requires me to put hotpacks on various people every now and then. Should I be worried about getting diseases?

Always.: That is why we talk about universal precautions in health care. However, the most common things you will be exposed to are the same cold and flu viruses that you would be exposed everywhere else. As far as blood borne diseases, use gloves is there is body fluids or unknown fluids present. If there are open wounds or sores, the therapist needs to look at it first. ...Read more

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What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

Too numerous: To list here, but in broad terms they are caused by chest wall (rib cage) abnormalities, muscular weakness, scarring in the lungs due either to auto-immune diseases, inflammation, or "idiopathic" (no known cause). Some drugs can cause lung damage that leads to restrictive disease if not recognized (easier said than done). Radiaiton can cause lung scarring that leads to restriction as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a blood test for various diseases at one time?

Can you tell me if I could get a blood test for various diseases at one time?

Yes and no: There are routine checks but others are more specific to determine potential causes for specific symptoms that are relevant to you. ...Read more

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I have skin disease, treated with various soap and creams. What is the problem and what medicine should I use again?

I have skin disease, treated with various soap and creams. What is the problem and what medicine should I use again?

Skin disease?: Your question is a little vague--skin disease? Can you be more specific? If you have tried soaps and creams, maybe your problem is on the face? Acne? Please clarify so I can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin biopsy: Many pigmentary disorders are diagmosed clinically, by the way they look, and associated symptoms. If there is doubt, a skin biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why has/ would the use of isotretinoin (roaccutance) be linked to various mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, malaise)?

Why has/ would the use of isotretinoin (roaccutance) be linked to various mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, malaise)?

Unknown: Roche pharmaceuticals stated "no known mechanism of action" but Accutane is linked to depression and other mental illness. Some studies suggest that large intake of vitamin a might disrupt the neurotransmitter, serotonin, needed for optimal function in mental health. Talk with your dermatologist if you are having any mental health issues. You may have to discontinue. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

See list: Here is a partial list:
oral and genital herpes/ (herpes I and ii)...
Chlamydia...
Gonorrhea...
Syphilis...
Human pappilloma virus...
Human immunodeficiency virus...
Hepatitis b...
Hepatitis c...
Molluscum contagiosum...
Herpes viruses 6, 7, and 8.
Chancroid due to hemophilus ducryie...
Lymphogranuloma venerium...
Trichomoniasis, . ..
Crabs, pubic lice, and scabies. ...Read more

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Can you list various brain diseases that could cause dim vision{like the lights have been turned down slightly)many thanks for your previous reply?

Can you list various brain diseases that could cause dim vision{like the lights have been turned down slightly)many thanks for your previous reply?

Dim vision: It MAY NOT be your brain but the eyes themselves. Please see an eye doctor. One POSSIBILITY is cataracts or some other eye condition. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 27 years old and I am currently bring tested for various autoimmune disorders. My symptoms began a few months ago with a cough/ flu like symp?

Hi, I'm 27 years old and I am currently bring tested for various autoimmune disorders. My symptoms began a few months ago with a cough/ flu like symp?

What's the question?: Hi. It's of course reasonable to test you for autoimmune rheumatologic conditions with your symptoms of joint pain beginning with flu symptoms a few months ago. Your doc will know more when those antibody tests come back. I can't think of much to tell you in the meantime. He/she is probably checking other antibodies as well in addition to ANA & RNP. I hope you get some relief! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how gene therapy helps in curing various diseases?

Can you tell me how gene therapy helps in curing various diseases?

Gene therapy: Here is some comprehensive information about gene therapy. Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/handbook/therapy. Pdf ...Read more

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I'm a 57 year old female. My maternal family and I all show various signs and symptoms of EDS, but I can't find a doctor who knows much about it or is?

I'm a 57 year old female. My maternal family and I all show various signs and symptoms of EDS, but I can't find a doctor who knows much about it or is?

Medical geneticist: You may want to contact a medical geneticist who would deal with such conditions. They are most often affiliated with medical schools or children's hospitals. Your local doc may have contacts within the referral community that could help you set up a consultation. ...Read more

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I have auto immune disease & have had shingle 5 times in various locations in the last 18mths. Would the vaccine help or trigger another attack?

I have auto immune disease & have had shingle 5 times in various locations in the last 18mths. Would the vaccine help or trigger another attack?

Shingles vaccine: Shingles, or herpes zoster, usually comes out at times of stress-that's when the body is busy with something, and the virus which lives in all people who have had chickenpox comes out for a little party. A) I would want to know if truly u had shingles. B) wonder if there's anything 'correctable' with your immune system. C) Vaccine would help, but there are issues to discuss since it's a 'live vax' ...Read more

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Have you noticed any links between the use of isotretinoin and the development of various liver/ biliary system disorders (i.E.: hepatic cholestasis)?

Have you noticed any links between the use of isotretinoin and the development of various liver/ biliary system disorders (i.E.: hepatic cholestasis)?

NO: Isotretinoin is one of the most researched medications
on the planet. Roche, the initial company that made the medication, did tons of studies on this med.
There have been reported cases of depression, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease coming on while
someone is on isotretinoin. Some of these cases were won in courts of law. Later studies suggested that these were probably coincidence. ...Read more

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I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

Bariatric specialist: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. Cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

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Hi I have Graves' disease with various problems. Eye disease also nd my sinuses are a real problem but I have chest pain green phlegm nd nausea???

Hi I have Graves' disease with various problems. Eye disease also nd my sinuses are a real problem but I have chest pain green phlegm nd nausea???

Pneumonia?: Do you have a fever? It's possible you have pneumonia with the symptoms of chest pain. Chest pain can also indicate a cardiac problem. You need to contact your doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Hi, my urethra is inflamed, I've been to a GUM clinic twice and had various tests done, no signs of bacteria present and all STI results came back clear, I've tried azithromicin, doxycycline and ciprofloxacin and nothing has worked. Also noticed was a pai

Hi, my urethra is inflamed, I've been to a GUM clinic twice and had various tests done, no signs of bacteria present and all STI results came back clear, I've tried azithromicin, doxycycline and ciprofloxacin and nothing has worked. Also noticed was a pai

Doubt urethritis: If "inflamed" includes urethral discharge and/or white blood cells, ask the GUM clinic about testing and/or treating for possible Mycoplasma genitalium and trichomonas. If you only have urinary discomfort or a little redness at the opening, with no discharge or increased WBC, probably you have no infection at all. Probably you have nothing that will ever harm you or sex partners. Good luck! ...Read more