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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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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