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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Glaucoma
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition: Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder (historically known as manic–depressive disorder or manic depression) is a psychiatric diagnosis for a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience episodes of a frenzied state known as mania (or hypomania), typically alternating with episodes of depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: Inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple tics and at least one vocal tic. These tics characteristically wax and wane, can be suppressed temporarily, and are preceded by a premonitory urge. Tourette's is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics. ...Read more
Unusual bone growth: Gigantism is known medically as acromegaly and results from abnormal production of growth hormone, usually from the pituitary gland. Children exhibit excessive height as the usual the first sign. Adults with abnormally high levels of growth hormone usually develop a thickened brow, chin, large hands and have problems with bone growth in general as well as collagen problems and heart problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sjogren's syndrome: Two main symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Other symptoms may include joint pain, swelling and stiffness, swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears, skin rashes or dry skin, vaginal dryness, persistent dry cough, prolonged fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign.: They are benign, and are simply blood collections from endometriosis. They occur commonly in people with endometriosis. The cause is not known. They frequently don't cause any symptoms at all, but they can be painful, or may felt on pelvic exam or seen on ultrasound as a mass. Their biggest significance is that they can be mistaken for something more serious, like ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Tongue tied.: Ankyloglossia occurs when the frenulum (tissue on the bottom of the tongue) is both thick & short which prevents the tongue from moving correctly. It can lead to problems with speech and make it difficult to move developmentally from swallowing like an infant to swallowing like an adult. It may make kissing or licking the lips more difficult. ...Read more
Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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