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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Vaginismus (Definition)

Vaginismus = involuntary tightening of vaginal ...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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Is sour breath a symptom of something serious ?

Is sour breath a symptom of something serious ?

Breath: Interestingly, foul breath or "sour" breath can signify other disease processes. Obviously, dental hygiene would be considered, but also sinus infections, throat infections, liver disease, kidney disease, and even diabetic issues can cause changes in breath. If you have other symptoms i.e. Fever, fatigue, diminished urine output or yellow tinge to your skin or whites of your eyes, see your docto. ...Read more

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Severe Vaginal Pain Cramping Bloating Feeling Of Something Hanging Out Of Vagina Post Partial Hysterectomy Causes? Please Help

Severe Vaginal Pain Cramping Bloating Feeling Of Something Hanging Out Of Vagina Post Partial Hysterectomy Causes? Please Help

Pelvic Prolapse...: If you have had a hysterectomy but are feeling like something is hanging out, you may have some type of pelvic prolapse. A cystocele is when the bladder pushes into the vagina. A rectocele is when the rectum pushes in to the vagina. It can also be prolapse of the hysterectomy incision or the contents of the abdomen (an enterocele). See your Gyn and get an exam. Then you will know! ...Read more

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What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

A few possibilities: Are you sure it is your esophagus? Pain coming from the heart can mimic esophageal pain, and should be excluded. Esophageal reflux can cause burning in the chest or throat, esophageal spasm can cause chest discomfort-. ...Read more

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Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Yes: This is common in a panic attack. In panic, all muscles in the body tense, so the chest muscles work against the lungs trying to inflate. Also, adrenaline makes your breathing rapid & shallow for efficient fight or flight. Best immediate action is fully exhale all the air, your diaphragm reflex will give you a better breath. Find a therapist who does exposure based therapy for panic disorder. ...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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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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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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But anxiety is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia that i know?

But anxiety is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia that i know?

Health Anxiety: Health anxiety can make people fear having serious physical illnesses when these are not actually present. Such people worry a lot about physical sensations, and misinterpret them to mean scary things. They persist in asking about particular rare diagnoses despite repeated reassurance of not having them. Family physicians and psychiatrists can work together well to help such people find relief. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of menopause ?

Is headache a symptom of menopause ?

Yes: Headaches are common in the menopause although they can be due to many things. ...Read more

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Can PGAD persistent genital arousal disorder cause groin & pelvic pain & feelings of something sharpe &pressure & feelings similar to hernias? Help!!!

Can PGAD persistent genital arousal disorder cause groin & pelvic pain & feelings of something sharpe &pressure & feelings similar to hernias? Help!!!

Very rare: Persistent genital arousal disorder is extremely rare. All other causes should be ruled out before a doctor determines you have this rare and until recently unknown disorder. Because it is so rare it is hard to explain what variations of symptoms one confirmed case might have over another. ...Read more

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Is constant worrying a symptom of anxiety?

Is constant worrying a symptom of anxiety?

Yes: I liken chronic worry to a light switch. Many "normal" worriers can turn worrisome thoughts on and off whereas chronic worriers have a difficult time controlling worry. Chronic worriers also have other physical symptoms such as restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension, difficulty concentration, and irritability. Generalized anxiety disorder is the "worry" anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

I wonder if stomach illness is a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

No: You have asked about sporadic fatal insomnia many, many times now -- and several of us have suggested that you consult a neurologist and sleep medicine physician if you are concerned about having this illness despite multiple reassurances that it's highly unlikely. We want you to have any evaluations you need, and so i suggest the same as my colleagues have. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is chronic gagging symptom of?

What is chronic gagging symptom of?

Gagging: Chronic gagging is due to a hypersensitivity on the pharynx. You could try to anesthetize the area to stop the feedback loop of feeling like there is something there. You can try viscous lidocaine. Your doctor can write for it. It is 2% solution. If this does not work you can try gabapentin. You will need a prescription for this and a doctor's visit. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a symptom of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state?

Can be: But hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a medical emergency. If there is any consideration, check your blood sugar immediately and contact medical assistance of some sort. ...Read more

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Help please! is chest pain a symptom of heartburn?

Quite often: One of the most common causes of chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn). With chest pain the other etiologies include cardiac, musculoskeletal, and sometimes lung. There are medications for relief of heartburn and prevent serious changes in the esophagus such as esophagitis and stricture.See your physician to verify cause of symptoms. ...Read more