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11 1 4 days ago
Hello, Dr Shehzad Topiwala! My name is Daniel, and I am seeking your professional advice and expertice. I am 21 years old, male, good health, fit, no smoking or excessive alcohol. I am experiencing low testosterone symptoms such as: no sex drive, ED, depressed mood, etc. My sex life is almost...
11 1 4 days ago
I have ahd un protected sex multiple times and i got my period 2weeks early (very light pink spotting) for 2 days and its gone now, i had no appetite for 6 days and today i started eating like a hog, i have been having cramps and my back is killing me... i took a test it was negative but im not...
2 1 5 days ago
I am anemic and have a high blood sed rate. They have been controlling my iron via infusions and I m taking 50,000 Vitamin D once a week. Have been going in to the two different drs. since last Nov. Still having problems. I ve been checking on the internet and one thing I seem to have symptons of...
2 1 Fri, 9 Nov 2018
I was in the dr earlier today for a bee sting to my toe. My foot is extremely swollen and blistering. They prescribed an antibiotic. Now it looks like I have maybe blood poisoning going up the side of my foot. I have a red vein.. Will the antibiotic help that?
2 1 Fri, 9 Nov 2018
Hello! I have a question regarding my thalesemia. I ve had thalesemia minor since I was born, I inherited this from my mother. I have only taken a slow iron pill when I am on my period, this is the extent of it, and find I can be fatigued sometimes as well, though I know it is because of this. My...
2 1 Fri, 9 Nov 2018
About two years ago I started becoming fatigued and my platelet count began dropping. It has gradually become lower, now 108, and the fatigue is at times debilitating. The doctors do not seem concerned but I can no longer perform the activities that I used to. Is the 108 platelet count a concern?...
2 1 Tue, 6 Nov 2018
In 1997 my blood platelets were tested at 1500. They dropped over the years and leveled out at 480 to 549 since August, 2009. I donated platelets in October 2017. I also donated whole blood in May, 2018. On July 2, 2018 blood work showed my level suddenly at 119. What could cause this type of drop?
7 1 Thu, 4 Oct 2018
my husband was diagnosed with hemochromotosis in June 2013, after 8 hospital stays and numerous test he now has liver failure, diabetes and stage D heart failure. His EF rate was betweeen 5-10% now at 20% according to latest Echo, but he can barely walk or talk without being winded. He is on the...
2 1 Wed, 26 Sep 2018
My 87 year old mother has non-alcoholic cirohsis of the liver with portal vein hypertension ans esophageal varicies. She also has an artificial aortic valve. She fell and struck her head causing a hematoma and small bleed to the frontal lobe. There were no physical or mental deficits. Since...
2 1 Wed, 19 Sep 2018
I have been diagnosed with MPA vasculitis but I assume since mine is pAnca I also have ANCA associated vasculitis. My question is, I broke out with a painful horrible rash that looked like MRSA but I was able to identify it as a vasculitis rash. The doctor treaded me with clindamycin. Into my...
2 1 Tue, 18 Sep 2018
I had blood work come back with low white blood count and low red and hemoglobin also low absolute neutonophils, low hematocrit and high MCH .. my doctor sees no alarm for concern. I feel exhausted, I have swelling in my face, hands and legs, I am confused at times.
3 2 Fri, 14 Sep 2018
My mother s wbc is high, bilirubin is high, hgb is 6.8 and falling despite 2 units of blood. Bun was fine but now elevated, Bun/creatinine ratio is now elevated. The hospital Dr dx her with hemoletic anemia. Said it is an autoimmune problem. They Don t know what is causing it. Can you tell me...
3 2 Fri, 14 Sep 2018
My iron level in my blood is at a 60. I found this out when I donated blood the other day. And it s always been high for years but I never thought anything of it. The phlebotomist mentioned I should consult with my family Dr. Should a iron level that high for an extended period of time be cause...
2 1 Wed, 12 Sep 2018
I have had a chronic pattern of elevated wbc and elevated neutrophils for over 5 months now but only slightly elevated over those 5 months, however symptoms have increased and having extreme lethargy, night sweats and now daytime sweats in which I’m drenched in sweat. Most recent labs now show...
3 2 Tue, 11 Sep 2018
I think I might be anemic but I do not know and I haven t been diagnosed. My symptoms are tiredness all the time even with enough sleep, being cold all the time, I ve always been very skinny, I have brittle nails, I bruise easily, I m physically weak, and sometimes I get lightheaded, along with a...
2 1 Sat, 8 Sep 2018
I have iron deficiency anemia. Rightnow I have very low iron and ferririn levels (just had a blood test). I forgot to takr my blood pressure medicine yesterday (Benicar) . Just checked my blood pressurre and it is low (80/66). Is this related to low iron?
2 1 Thu, 30 Aug 2018
I have a question regarding immune thrombocytopenia. I went to the doctor for some heart palpitations and my doctor ordered a few blood tests and my platelet count was 50,000. I had never had a CBC done before, so I was really surprised. All follow up counts were low, so I went to a hematologist...
2 1 Thu, 23 Aug 2018
I have iron deficiency anemia, so far in spite of all the tests there is no known cause. I m taking 2 over the counter Iron tablets w/meals daily, and have had an iron infusion, so far no good results. In the mean time the doctors have me off of anti-inflammatory drugs, so with my arthritis I am...
2 1 Thu, 9 Aug 2018
I m 24 now, 23 when it all started, I was a smoker at the time & had been for a few years. I had a miscarriage before i started on the depo shot. I had one shot & didnt like it so i switched to the pill after about 3 months of being on the pill I ended up in the ER with a PE in my right lung they...
3 1 Thu, 9 Aug 2018
My brother-in-law is in the hospital. His bilirubin, creatinine and WBC is really elevated. He also has a lot of pain and jaundice. What could this be? Please help. They have already ruled out Hepatitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Also, he doesn t have a gallbladder.
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