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Why Did I Get Vasculitis
Causes of Cataracts: Cataracts are most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital as well. You may have some of these risk factors. Your eyemd should be able to help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rhumotologist said I don't have fybomyalgia . Didn't do the pressure point test. What can I do. I feel I do have this?
Listen to Rhumato: LOGIST:-) Fibromyalgia is diagnosis of Exclusion and your Doctor must have explanation for your symptoms. Besides if the Diagnosis is made , but there is no REAL TREATMENT sothre is no advantage of "Pressure point will diagnose this"? Instead he is trying to focus onto giving you the hope so that some thing treatable is not missed. Stay active, exercise regularly, Stretching will also help. ...Read more
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a viral or bacterial infection. It is most likely caused by many different triggers and in some people from multiple triggers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you advise if i had never in my life gotten a blister..I am very scared why did i get one?
Uncertain: Was there friction in the area of the blister? Are there other symptoms that would suggest it is part of a medical condition or infection? ...Read more
Positive for HSV 1 negative for HSV 2 never really had cole sores i dont know what to do next i am really lost do i have sex do i dont do i see a doc?
Fainting: Once you faint it makes you concerned although if you understand what made you faint and if it is unlikely you'll do it again, then you're overanxious. If you've never fainted, what are you worried about? None of us want to fall but if it isn't a regular part of your life, why worry? ...Read more
Blister: I do not know how you got your blister. But a blister is a common issue. I would keep and clean. Don't pop it. ...Read more
Indeed a puzzle: Hives are extremely irritating. When they last, and the days turn to weeks and months, they become what we call "chronic" hives (or urticaria, the scientific name). Typically causes for chronic hives are never found. Studies have shown a certain percent are triggered by an over-active immune system. Good news: a new treatment has been approved for chronic hives (Xolair). See allergist for details ...Read more
Good question: Ask your provider doing the screening test. There are 3 "recommending bodies" regarding pap smears (the acs, uspstf, and the american college of ob/gyn). If normal, low risk, every 3 years, starting at age 21 is generally recommended. If you have a different risk, depending on your previous pap, or family hx etc., your provider may wish to increase your time interval between pap's. ...Read more
Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Universal donor.: Your blood can be used in many patient who need transfusions. If you are o negative, you are e universal donor, which means your blood could be given to anyone. If you are o positive, it can be given to any one, so long as they are rh positive (a+, b +, o+, ab+). Blood banks like to have a large supply of universal donor blood, thus they send you letters. Thanks for giving regularly. ...Read more
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