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Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

UTI and personality: It is rare for a man to have a uti, unless he has an anatomical abnormality leading to develop them on a chronic basis. In the absence of that, it is rarer for a UTI to cause a personality change in a male, or anyone else, for that matter. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Abrupt Personality Change (Definition)

Abrupt personality change is a symptom in which a person has a noticeable change in his personality (features such as his mood, behavior, and interactions with others) over a short period of time. Changes that occur over a few minutes, several hours, or a couple of days ...Read more


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Can a urine infection in an elderly man cause an abrupt personality change?

Can a urine infection in an elderly man cause an abrupt personality change?

Possibly: Urine infections can result in sepsis -- urosepsis. This can result in very serious complications, including personality changes, changes in mentation, altered mental status, or even a coma. Urosepsis in old patients is a serious disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for people with borderline personality disorder?

What is the best treatment  for people with borderline personality disorder?

DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy, or dbt, has proven highly effective for individuals with bpd. Medication to manage the moods is a great/sometimes necessary adjunct. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pigment changes?

What is the best treatment for pigment changes?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

It depends what: type of gait changes, rocker bottom shoes can be okay for the condition…as more weight is placed in the arch. I think a good dancers pad which off weights the seasmoid region is a good idea as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Most symptoms will recede rapidly with resolution of the infection. Many of the topical preparations of anti-fungal also contain a topical steroid preparation which will help to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok i need to know, what would be the best line of treatment medication wise for severe depression due to a divorce and major life changes?

Ok i need to know, what would be the best line of treatment medication wise for severe depression due to a divorce and major life changes?

Depression : To prescribe effective treatment for anyone, there needs to be a thorough evaluation first. There is no "best line" medication for depression in the context of divorce, vs other events. Instead, treatments are tailored to the individual ways people suffer. In most cases, psychotherapy is essential, even when medications are also used. A psychiatrist can help assess your needs & get started. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones.  I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. Whats the best treatment?

MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. Whats the best treatment?

Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more