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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more


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What is the stomach flu feel like?

What is the stomach flu feel like?

Stomach flu: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

What's the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

Depends: They both are general terms to describe one of many infections, but basically stomach flu is a viral illness that lasts for a few days. Food poising is usually bacterial, more severe, and more dangerous. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the norwalk virus and the stomach flu?

What's the difference between the norwalk virus and the stomach flu?

Sometimes None: Norwalk virus causes symtoms that most would classify as "stomach flu". They can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, tiredness and low-grade fever. Lasts 24- 48 hrs (longer in kids) usually resolving on its own. There are no known long- term effects after recovery from this infection. Importance is to stay well-hydrated and treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes the stomach flue?

What causes the stomach flue?

Gastroenteritis: The term "stomach flu" is a lay term that is sometimes used to describe gastroenteritis caused by viruses ...Read more

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What's the difference between the swine flu and the bird flu?

What's the difference between the swine flu and the bird flu?

Different strains of: Influenza a virus. The different stains have different molecules on their surface and selectively infect certain species. For more information see this site. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/flu-viruses.htm. ...Read more

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Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

Influenza: The influenza virus is classified as a ad b. In the a group there are 2 antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and the strains of virus are numbered accordingly. The swine flu is just one variant of influenza a. In other words the swine flu is a flu virus. ...Read more

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What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will limit your calorie intake. Recovery from some symptoms can be calorie-dependent, so emphasize complex carbohydrates and dont be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a flu and the swine flu?

What's the difference between a flu and the swine flu?

Differnet stains: Both are due to inflenza a, but different strains and both have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stomach cramps nausea and throwing up?

What is the cause of stomach cramps nausea and throwing up?

Most likely : Related to something you ate. Either food poisoning or gastroenteritis. But it could be a serious condition, such as intestinal obstruction or appendicitis. Only a medical pro can tell you, so go to emergency room if it lasts longer than several hours. ...Read more

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Could the flu shot cause a stomach ache?

Could the flu shot cause a stomach ache?

Influenza Vacccine: Stomach Ache was not listed on any of the articles that I reviewed. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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What treats the stomach flu?

What treats the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

4hrs to 2 days: Anywhere from 4 hours to about 2 days, depending on which virus in involved. You may be contagious during the incubation period, and capable of passing the infection to others, even before you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read more

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How can the norvovirus and/or stomach flu spread?

Person to Person: Most stomach virus are spread via fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing is best prevention. ...Read more

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How common is the stomach flu?

How common is the stomach flu?

Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of stomach USER?

What is the symptoms of stomach USER?

Stomach Ulcer sympto: Stomach ulcer symptoms can have a large range of symptoms. Mild symptoms being indigestion or dyspepsia, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, vomiting up to severe abdominal pain/cramping. One of the most serious symptoms would be bleeding from the ulcer into your gastrointestinal tract which could be life threatening. If you are concerned about a stomach ulcer - you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

Could the flu cause stomach upset and diarrhea?

Yes: The influenza virus certainly can cause both respiratory and GI symptoms. Viral infections can only be treated symptomatically and hopefully, your immune system with resolve this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Biological Therapy (Definition)

Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more


Dr. Lori Semel
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more