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What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Pale spots: These "white age spots" spots appear in many adults for reasons that remain obscure. "guttate" refers to "raindrops", the pattern. Easier to see on dark-skinned people, they are harmless. They are to be distinguished from vitiligo. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis occur at age of 20years?

Rarely: This condition is usually seen in individuals a bit older. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor? Spots are white and very tiny. It doesn't itch but little but flaky>not much

How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor? Spots are white and very tiny. It doesn't itch but little but flaky>not much

Have it evaluated: This site is not a substitute for local docs when the need arises. We are happy to point you toward the proper care, but will not diagnose or treat you. The issue you relate can be sorted out in a simple office visit. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Help! Need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...Read more

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Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

IGH: Igh often looks like little white "confetti" spots on forearms and lower legs. Yes it can look like very small and scattered dots of vitiligo. Your dermatologist will be able to tell. ...Read more

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How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

Reduce stress: Stress reduction is very important. Followup with your physician regularly and discussed other treatments that may improve the gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

Depends: Smaller, more frequent meals is the rule of thumb for ig. You will be able to tell what size meals you can tolerate comfortably with time. ...Read more

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I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and I've been very anxious what can I do to help

I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and I've been very anxious what can I do to help

See your PCP: See your pcp to have a referral to a gastroenterologist to investigate what could cause it. I see you're on Elavil (amitriptyline) which can cause it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I can get idiopathic thrombocytopenia pupura a second time?

Is it possible that I can get idiopathic thrombocytopenia pupura a second time?

Chronic disorder: Itp in adults is often a chronic disorder. There may be a period of remission which makes it appear that a person is getting the disease second time, when it in fact it was never cured. ...Read more

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I have had 2 idiopathic uedvts and have been referred to a hematologist. What will he?

I have had 2 idiopathic uedvts and have been referred to a hematologist. What will he?

Risk factors: A hematologist will likely discuss with you your risk factors for dvt- birth control, smoking, family history.. ..They will probably also do some blood tests to check for genetic or acquired conditions that can increase your tendency to develop blood clots. Finally, they will discuss with you how long you will need to continue the blood thinners that have likely been prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to try and prevent idiopathic angioedema attacks? Mine occur every 1-2 months

What can I do to try and prevent idiopathic angioedema attacks? Mine occur every 1-2 months

See allergist: Consult an allergy/immunology specialist who can test for underlying conditions which cause angioedema (ae). If any exist then treating the underlying condition will prevent ae. If no underlying cause found then there are many medications which can be used in combination to control the ae. There are several new meds available for ae which may be useful. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

Diet: You can expand your diet by eating small frequent meals.. Eating your food with lotsof fluids helps. Blending food with fluids can give you much more variety. ...Read more

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34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?

34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?

Gastroparesis.: Sudden weight gain is a side effect of Reglan (metoclopramide).
Idiopathic means that no cause has been identified. Make sure your doctor has ruled out diabetes (glucose levels can damage the vagus nerve) and other identifiable causes of gastroparesis including nervous system diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, before calling it idiopathic. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

How to tell if I have juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Peds rheumatologist: There is no blood test that can diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Child must have joint swelling on exam or active synovitis on an MRI of the joint that must be done with IV contrast (mri without contrast cannot detect active arthritis unless it is advanced), that is not due to infection or injury. Kids with suspected jia should be evaluated by a board certified pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: idiopathic?

What is the definition or description of: idiopathic?

Unknown cause: An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye trauma or steroid use. ...Read more

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Tell me about chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis?

Tell me about chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis?

Pmf: A condition where there is a significant and uncontrolled growth/increase of reticulin fibre inside thebone marrow resulting in decrease production of normal blood cells inside the. One matrow, increase production of hematopoietic cells outside the bone marrow, and if severe enough also associated with weight loss, bony pain, increase spleen size, malaise etc. Bone marrow transplant is to cure ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat idiopathic neutropenia?

What is the best way to treat idiopathic neutropenia?

Full evaluation: Idiopathic neutropenia is a diagnosis of exclusion (all the other possibilities should be ruled out first) so it is very important that this diagnosis be correct and should be confirmed by a hematologist/oncologist who may need to do a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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Can mononeuritis mutliplex be diagnosed as idiopathic?

Not really: There is going to be an underlying cause. The doctors just have to find it. ...Read more

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Will idiopathic gastroparesis go away on its own with time?

It may or may not: If the etiology or the cause of a medical condition is not understood its behavior remains unpredictable. I have noticed more and more cases lately of suspected gastroparesis, sometimes even diagnosed with a gastric emptying study that we struggle in treating successfully. Sometimes details get missed: supplements, OTC meds, recreational or prescribed drugs, dietary preferences, etc. ...Read more

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How do you treat idiopathic chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

How do you treat idiopathic chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Many Ways: Have a look at the reference below....It is fairly technical but may resonate! Please, see your care provider and discuss areas you think might apply to you or about which your understanding is unclear...This paper suggests that behavior modification may be of help.

Sandy jack, harry b. Rossiter, christopher j. Warburton, and brian j. Whipp
behav modif, october 2003; vol. 27, 5: pp. 637-652. ...Read more

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Long term prognosis for idopathic and complete gastroparesis?

Usually forever: Gastroparesis is a slowing of the motility of the stomach and therefore a slowing of it's emptying. Often idiopathic (no clear cause), but can be part of disease, such as diabetes, systemic sclerosis, or after gastrectomy. Once nerves to stomach are interrupted, may not return. Suggest: eat 4-5 smaller meals daily, eat slowly, relaxed, chew fully, drink water. Certain meds may help. Consult c GI doc. ...Read more

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What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

While a CBC/Diff....: Will reveal the neutropenia, unfortunately it goes little toward determining cause. There are a host of tests that could be done to address possible causes, in the case of idiopathic neutropenia of childhood, the clinical status of the patient is often very informative. Often, these patients are well overall and mobilize neutrophils in the setting of infectious challenge. If not gcsf is an option. ...Read more

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Had Gen lymphedemapathy for 8+ yrs. So many tests, all clear or neg. Dr says idiopathic. The swelling is intermittent. No other sx. Poss?

Had Gen lymphedemapathy for 8+ yrs. So many tests, all clear or neg. Dr says idiopathic. The swelling is intermittent. No other sx. Poss?

Good health: Please stop looking for a "cause" for your easy-to-feel lymph nodes, and be thankful for good health. Your lymph nodes are your friends. If you have no signs of getting unusual infections, and your basic labs and antibody levels (IgG, IgM) are reasonably close to reference range, simply resolve you are going to stop worrying. We see this fairly often and it never turns into anything bad. ...Read more

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What is chronic idiopathic nausea?

What is chronic idiopathic nausea?

Constant Nausea: Constant nausea that has no obvious cause. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means everything else that can be evaluated related to nausea appears to be normal. Nausea can come from lots of sources including heart problems, brain problems and instestinal problems. Talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more