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What are the symptoms of domestic violence I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of domestic violence I should be looking for?

Very Important: First you must look deep inside yourself and decide whether or not you feel safe. Are you being hit or pushed or shoved? Are you being verbally degraded or called names or being put down? Domestic violence is very common and a difficult situation to leave. Often, the victim is used to being victimized and so feel they deserve the abuse. The victim often fears leaving due to finances or more abuse. ...Read more

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Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of cholera I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of cholera I should be looking for?

Dehydration: First, i would question the diagnosis - most healthy travelers do not get cholera due to their healthy stomach acidity defense. However, if you have choleral you can expect profuse, watery diarrhea. Treatment is aggressive hydration! using an electrolyte / rehydration salt solution can be lifesaving! ors (oral rehydration salt) packets can be purchased or made with (safe) water, sugar, & salt. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myocarditis I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of myocarditis I should be looking for?

Myocarditis: When severe myocarditis leads to hear failure. Symptoms may consist of shortness of breath at rest, with activities or the inability to lay flat (depending on the severity). You may also feel that your heart beats are fast or irregular. Often the symptoms resolve with treatment, but patients can develop long-term heart failure that may require heart transplant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis I should be looking for?

Redness and Discharg: Conjunctivitis can be due to many causes: bacterial, viral, allergic, chemical, etc. The most common in probably bacterial and causes redness, mucus discharge and sometimes foreign body feeling or frank pain. Sometimes there is associated blurred vision from the mucus discharge. Bacterial conjunctivitis will frequently cause enlarge a painful lymph node just in front of the ear on that side. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fever? As a parent I am always worried about my kids. What are the symptoms of a fever that I should be looking for? .

What are the symptoms of a fever? As a parent I am always worried about my kids.  What are the symptoms of a fever that I should be looking for?

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Elevated temp: Fever is an elevated temperature. By itself, without any other presenting signs or symptoms would be called fever of unknown origin. If other symptoms present and your child is evaluated by an md, then the cause can be defined and a treatment planned. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

Headache: Symptoms of a brain aneurysm include severe headache, neck stiffness, confusion, altered vision, and light sensitivity. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I would be grateful to know what are the symptoms of haemophilia?

I would be grateful to know what are the symptoms of haemophilia?

Bleeding: It can be spontaneous and into joints, minor cut bruise. It is due to abence of clotting factor viii. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depression that I should look for in my son?

What are the symptoms of depression that I should look for in my son?

See below: Depression can present with a variety of symptoms: sleeping too much or too little, trouble falling a sleep or staying asleep, eating more or less than usual, social isolation, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, decrease in school performance, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs of infection that I should be looking for after an episiotomy?

What are  the signs of infection that I should be looking for after an episiotomy?

Depends: May have worsening pain, foul smelling discharge, separation or opening of the wound.A few women will state that the stiches came out or broke. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

None if Lucky: Not sure what you mean by detox, but if you mean opioid maintenance, the symptoms should be minimal.If you mean detox as in completely gradually getting off any opioids such as heroin, oxycondone, morphine, or hydrocodone, symptoms could be severe anxiety, heart racing, sweating, tearing of the eyes, runny nose, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Getting off Methadone can take quite a while, . ...Read more

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If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?

If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?

Very low!: Death usually is the result of kidney disease, cerebral vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, and infection.The regimens available have changed this landscape tremendously. I have had only one sle death in 28 years. It was not the lupus, but systemic infection from a feeding line. All with severe sle should be managed by a specialist in rheumatology! all data on sle related deaths don't reflect new rxs! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

Lots of them: Yeast, or candida overgrowth is a controversial medical topic. There are believers and non believers. In my experience (i'm a believer) the symptoms depend on where the majority of the yeast is and what it's done. I recommend getting a book like: the yeast connection or the yeast syndrome and take the short quiz in the beginning. They list many symptoms yeast overgrowth has been believed to cause. ...Read more

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What do you mean by Bilateral celebral dysrythmias? What are the symptoms in a child? What are the treatments for the same?

What do you mean by Bilateral celebral dysrythmias? What are the symptoms in a child? What are the treatments for the same?

Behavioral correlate: convulsive bilateral cerebral dysrythmias NOT associated with seizures were found in half the children referred for school behavioral issues in one study. Treatment with anti-epileptic drugs seemed to help with behavioral problems. The term is applied to abnormal ECG thythms without actual epileptic activity. ...Read more

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How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

OCD: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder where the person has unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). The compulsions may be carried out to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but relief is only temporary. There are helpful treatments; psychiatrists and psychotherapists are the specialists to see. ...Read more

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How to check if you are suffering from depression what are the signs and cues that needs to be checked for depression?!

How to check if you are suffering from depression what are the signs and cues that needs to be checked for depression?!

Here's Some Clues 4U: If you or someone else has no energy,lost their appetite,is sleeping too much or wants to keep sleeping or just stay in bed or paradoxically has insomnia,no desire to interact with the world;has less motivation for things; has lots of downer thoughts about self or the world feeling lots of sorrow,grief or guilt and maybe getting various symptoms in the stomach,nerves or muscles,then they need help ...Read more

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What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

I want to be careful: If meningitis is evenly remotely suspected, seek immediate medical assistance. Know about dizziness not frequent sign for meningitis, also we should seek medical attention for it. ...Read more

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What are the signs to look for in someone that I think might be anorexic?

What are the signs to look for in someone that I think might be anorexic?

Avoid food: Losing weight and trying not to gain wt while the weight is low or normal. Skipping meals and counting calories. Claiming that he/she is trying to be healthier. Avoiding eating in public, doing lots of exercises, lots of water drinking to fill the stomach when feeling hungry. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that I might have an exercise addiction. What are the warning signs I should be looking for?

I'm concerned that I might have an exercise addiction. What are the warning signs I should be looking for?

Never leaving the --: - gym. Always feel guilty when not there. Exercise that effects Ur daily life, like socializing with only people who also can't leave the gym. Always looking in the mirror, then feel like U need 2 go 2 the gym. If it effects Ur schooling or Ur job. If so perhaps make an appointment 2 C a psychologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria? When should I be worried?

What are the symptoms of malaria? When should I be worried?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Malaria Symptoms may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. Would be > ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Violence (Definition)

Domestic violence is a condition in which a person is violent towards another member of his family or household. Victims of this crime often don't report it to police due to ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Abuse (Definition)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between ...Read more