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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Rare childhood hip disease called perthes, extreme pain, what is this?

Rare childhood hip disease called perthes, extreme pain, what is this?

Legg-Calve-Perthes: Legg-calve-perthes disease is a childhood condition that affects the hip ball-and-socket joint when blood supply is temporarily interrupted to the ball part of the joint. That part of the bone then breaks more easily and heals poorly. Children who have had legg-calve-perthes disease are more likely to develop early osteoarthritis in the affected hip joint as adults which is why pain develops. ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: There is a fair amount of overlap between chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic daily headache syndromes. Patients with of them commonly report headaches and difficulty falling asleep. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very sedating -- more so depending on increased dose. It can also cause "cognitive impairment." I have no idea from here what you were like before the medication, but it sounds like you need a thorough medical evaluation. A psychiatrist may need to also be involved in your care -- and you need to tell whoever is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine) about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.

Various: There are many symptoms associated with this condition. The most common are pain, fatigue, and brain fog. Whether you have this disorder can be determined by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more

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Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Yes: The diagnosis of cfs is unexplained persistent fatigue for 6 months with at least four of the following symptoms. Loss of memory/concentration, sore throat, lymph nodes, unexplained muscle pain, arthralgia, headache, unrefreshed sleep, extreme exhaustion lasting 24 hours after exercise. ...Read more

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Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Not uncommon: Early Parkinsonian signs may be somewhat non-specific, such as foot dystonia, or nonspecific gait imbalance. The cardinal features of tremor, rigidity, cog wheeling, and characteristic gait may develop later. Sometimes, the initial tremor at rest may be mislabeled. ...Read more

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What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

Many things: Hi. There are many things (and I mean MANY), genetic and acquired, that can cause osteoporosis and fracture in young people. You need a good endocrinologist. I know Lynn Kohlmeier, an endo in Spokane who's very good with metabolic bone disease. I suggest you see her, and bring all labs and data you have on your case. If a diagnosis is established, there may be things that can help bone health. ...Read more

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Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

It may or may not be: Depression does not occur in all people w ptsd. After intense periods of hyperarousal - the individual becomes exhausted, amotivated & has decreased sex drive. Atypical depression is ^'ed w ptsd. ...Read more

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Overwhelmin "anxiety" daily, would it be a anxiety disorder if caused by fibro origin. & chronic pain 4 yrs, but worse now & klonopin (clonazepam) not taken care of ?

Overwhelmin "anxiety" daily, would it be a anxiety disorder if caused by fibro origin. & chronic pain 4 yrs, but worse now & klonopin (clonazepam) not taken care of ?

Try Cymbalta (duloxetine): Mood disorders are commonly associated with fibromyalgia. Especially depression and anxiety. Uncontrolled anxiety should be treated within medications such as ssri's (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) or snri's ( cymbalta, effexor) one of the frontline therapies for fibromyalgia is cymbalta. I would recommend talking with you physician about trying this medication. Routine exercise is also recommended. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of chronic anxiety please. Not acute but chronic anxiety/worry- chronic as in ...Extreme anxiety for past 5 months?

CBT: Dear kangroo. Strongly encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) with a good pyschologist. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated. Other excellent adjuncts include yoga, acupuncture, increased exercise, decreased caffiene intake & decreased or no alcohol intake. Get help now - anxiety is a treatable condition. Take care. ...Read more

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