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How do I know if I have gastrointestinal symptoms indicative of scleroderma?

How do I know if I have gastrointestinal symptoms indicative of scleroderma?

Heartburn, : Scleroderma can affect everything from the mouth to the anus. The most common symptom is heartburn. The most common finding is esophageal dysmotility, which can cause swallowing problems but most people are asymptomatic. Advanced cases have malabsorption issues and bacterial overgrowth syndrome which can cause diarrhea. http://www.med.umich.edu/scleroderma/patients/gastro.htm. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart disease? What symptoms?

How do I know if I have heart disease? What symptoms?

Following symptoms: If you have following symptoms you should be concerned about heart disease and should seek advise of your physician.1) chest pains 2)shortness of breath 3) unusual fatigue 4) recurrent palpitations 5) fainting episodes 6) sudden diaphoresis. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have signs/symptoms of dementia?

What should I do if I have signs/symptoms of dementia?

Seek evaluation: If you suspect that your brain is having major problems, seek an evaluation from a neurologist, psychiatrist or other health professional with experience in this area. There are conditions that can mimic dementia and early intervention may offer the best benefits. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I know for sure if I have it and how do I treat my symptoms?

I have some symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I know for sure if I have it and how do I treat my symptoms?

Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterized by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. Treatment is Dialectical Behavior Therapy & medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute stress disorder? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of acute stress disorder? How do I know if I have it?

Acute stress disorde: Check this site for criteria: http://www.Nattc.Org/learn/topics/veterans/docs/dsmvacutestress.Pdf. If you have many of these sxs the diagnosis can be confirmed by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis-like symptoms?

What to do if I have arthritis-like symptoms?

See details: See your own doctor or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinus problem? What are the symptoms?

How do I know if I have sinus problem? What are the symptoms?

Sinus problems: Sinusitis often presents with pressure/pain in sinus areas (below & between eyes, forehead), may cause referred pain to back of head, may cause pain/pressure on upper teeth. If sinus drainage passages are swollen shut, pain worsens; fever may ensue. Opening passages with decongestant may allow thick, yellow-green discharge to be blown out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no allergies but I have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

What to do if I have no allergies but I have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

Nonallergic rhinitis: You can have irritant induced swelling of the nose, vasomotor rhinitis (symptoms from exposure to smoke or strong odors), chronic infection, thyroid issues, anatomical issues (deviated septum) or other causes. See an allergist and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I have symptoms of allergies? I don't have asthma or anything

Why do I have symptoms of allergies? I don't have asthma or anything

Reason...: Unfortunately, allergies can occur to any person at any age. You don't need to have asthma to suffer from allergies. There are good treatments available, however, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how do I know if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and what are the symptoms?

I was just wondering how do I know if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and what are the symptoms?

See details: Only if you have severe unremitting fatigue and all other causes of fatigue have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperthyrodism or mental illness?

What to do if I have hyperthyrodism or mental illness?

Get evaluation.: Hyperthyroidism can have significant mental health symptoms. Get med eval now. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dizziness symptoms, please help?

What to do if I have dizziness symptoms, please help?

Find out why: Many reasons for dizziness, and would suggest you can deal with this in detail online with a Concierge visit, or contact one of the very fine doctors in your home town. Once you have answers treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad hay fever, what can I do if i don't have any medication?

What to do if I have bad hay fever, what can I do if i don't have any medication?

Avoidance measures: Removing oneself from the allergic trigger is the best advice but challenging at best when it comes to pollen that causes hay fever. After being outside, it can be helpful to change clothes and take a shower when a person returns home. Also, flushing the nose with saline (salt water) rinse can help. Keep the doors and windows of the house and car closed and avoid using an outdoors clothesline. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have you had stress cause diarrhea?

How do I know if I have you had stress cause diarrhea?

If you find that you: Develop loose stools only when clearly stressed, that is a good indicator. ...Read more

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I think I do have melena please help me what do I do it have all the symptoms?

I think I do have melena please help me what do I do it have all the symptoms?

NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking & call your doctor right away 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease? How do I know if I have it?

Talk to your doctor : Usually occurs in people over age 50. Tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural instability. Cognitive impairment also common. See your doctor for an exam. It would be uncommon in someone your age. ...Read more

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I think I have leukemia..Please what are the symptoms?

I think I have leukemia..Please what are the symptoms?

Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Tetanus by CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/ Check out this link and see your doctor for tetanus vaccination and treatment if you are at high risk. ...Read more