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What are some rare diseases I could have picked up on trip to singapore?

Here is a list of: potentials. REF: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/singapore

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Can I have adverse reactions to normal viruses, from having immigrated to a new country? I recently immigrated to the usa, (3years) and have found that i frequently catch viruses, aches colds ect, that seem to knock me off my feet. Could this be different

Can I have adverse reactions to normal viruses, from having immigrated to a new country? I recently immigrated to the usa, (3years) and have found that i frequently catch viruses, aches colds ect, that seem to knock me off my feet. Could this be different

You : You are correct! you have likely never been exposed to the viral strains here that cause common colds. Think of it like a kid starting school or day care for the first time. They get sick all the time as their bodies are building up immunity against the strains the body is being exposed to, which is what is happening with you. Now you need to focus on building up your immunity; this can be done by eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, taking a daily multi-vitamin, get plenty of exercise. It is also a good idea to schedule a history and physical with a primary care provider. Take good care. ...Read more

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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease and who can get it?

Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease and who can get it?

Diarrhea: Symptoms are mutifocal. Primarily diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss. It runs in the family. If above mentioned symptoms are persistent for sometime than should be evaluated by physician. ...Read more

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I have lumps in various locations on my body, I am looking for information as to what they could be, and the likelihood that it is something serious.

I have lumps in various locations on my body, I am looking for information as to what they could be, and the likelihood that it is something serious.

See a dermatologist: UR Lumps R not well described. I kow nothing about UR Med HX. Could be Gout, Rheumatoid, Fat deposits, see Internist first, he may be able to make DX and treat you or triage U to the proper professional. ...Read more

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What are some common signs that I should look for if I had huntingtons disease?

You are : Really young but there is a juvenile form. Most commonly it involves first involuntary movements but can involve planning and organization and other cognition and balance among others ...Read more

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I have been having strings in my poop. What are some possible causes? I'm seeing a doctor soon but i'd still like to know some possible causes.

I have been having strings in my poop. What are some possible causes? I'm seeing a doctor soon but i'd still like to know some possible causes.

Could be : Dietary or other causes. Some foods like bananas will create strings in the poop. It is also possible that you have an intestinal parasite. Your doctor will likely send specimens of your poop to test for ova and parasites. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

I was wondering what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

Hemoptysis: Disease include tb, tumor of the tracheobronchial system, folks on anticoagulants with severe coughing spell. Source of blood can also be from nose or mouth. Patient usually starts the work up by seeing an ENT doctor. If negative finding, bronchoscopy by pulmonologist is the next step for persistent or recurrent hemoptysis. ...Read more

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I recently moved to brazil. Many people here get what i belive are abscesses. I have never seen anyone with abscesses in the usa like see here. Why?

I recently moved to brazil. Many people here get what i belive are abscesses.  I have never seen anyone with abscesses in the usa like see here.  Why?

Difficult to answer.: This could be due to many factors. Healthcare, type of infections, type of antibiotics and resistance, HIV rate (it's 10 times higher in brazil). ...Read more

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I was treated for p.I.D should I have any other tests done? I read somewhere that mucus or something can form around the ovaries?

I was treated for p.I.D should I have any other tests done? I read somewhere that mucus or something can form around the ovaries?

Infections: Infections travel in pack...When you are diagnosed with one, i recommend getting tested for all of the common sexually transmitted infections (syphillis, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, and sometimes even hepatitis). You want to know everything is clear! get your partner tested/treated as well....And be safe in the future. ...Read more

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I'm a designer. Was working on home that had damage from raccoons-attic. What tests can I have done to make sure i did not pick up roundworms?

I'm a designer. Was working on home that had damage from raccoons-attic. What tests can I have done to make sure i did not pick up roundworms?

See your PCP: Your primary your family physician will examine you and may order a stool specimen to take to a lab for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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I'm having multiple symptoms and I don't know if they are related or completely different. I cannot list all here but I have them in a file on account?

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I'm having multiple symptoms and I don't know if they are related or completely different. I cannot list all here but I have them in a file on account?

See a doctor: I think the best thing to do is for you to see a primary care doctor first so that he or she can help you evaluate your concerns. ...Read more

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I have urethal dilatation on wednesday i'd like to know more about it also are there any risks and do i have to go completly bare down there ? female

I have urethal dilatation on wednesday i'd like to know more about it also are there any risks and do i have to go completly bare down there ? female

Unusual procedure : It is an unusual for a young woman like you to have that procedure. Not sure what are the indications unless there is some congenital problem. ...Read more

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Is there any possible cures for costrochondritis? I was diagnosed with this in 2009. It has caused me to not be able to play some spors. As an active 14 year old, i need some answers. I have asked all around. Can you help?

Is there any possible cures for costrochondritis? I was diagnosed with this in 2009. It has caused me to not be able to play some spors. As an active 14 year old, i need some answers. I have asked all around. Can you help?

This : This condition usually resolves with anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen taken every 6 hours for a few days. If you have tried this and it did not work then your doctor may want to put you on a short course of steroids. Also if the above have been tried with no success your doctor should consider another possible diagnosis. Have you had an ekg, chest x-ray and blood tests? If not talk to your doctor or have a parent or guardian talk to a doctor about other possibilities. Best of luck. ...Read more