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24 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Hello - I have recently been diagnosed with ANTICHROMATIN ANTIBODY IN MY DNA (form of LUPUS, my doctor told me). Will I always have this? Will my siblings also have this too? I am 64 white female, post diabetes II, & recently toe amputated & CHF following that....need some advise, if you would...
4 1 Fri, 2 Nov 2018
How can an AVM lead to iron & B12 deficiency? PMH: hashimotos thyroid, depression, anxiety, spina bifida occulta (laminectomies in 1983, 2002, and 2003). Levothyroxine, Cytomel, duloxetine, buspirone, trazodone, glycopyralate, and I was taking Valtrex (I had shingles a couple weeks before all...
2 1 Thu, 25 Oct 2018
Hi I have Marfan syndrome and for the last 2 days I have felt really awful my body aches I have no energy my legs and arms feel so weak I have some shortness of breath I get like this if I over do it cleaning my home or if I try to do yard work. My aorta tore about 4 years ago I lost blood flow...
7 1 Wed, 3 Oct 2018
Hello Doctor, My three year old daughter has a BSD, has distonia leg muscle issues on both legs, and just recently I ve noted age spots-- a lot of them across the trunk of her body, and her very blonde hair seems to be turning grey. I have an appointment in a couple of weeks with a genetics...
2 1 Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Hi there i recently found out i have H63D HFE gene mutation heterozygous, i have to have check upa n blood tests every 6 months,but would like to know the causes and affects it can have on me. I have fainted often from a very young age all the way up to my adult life even now, could heterozygous...
2 1 Tue, 31 Jul 2018
Hi doctor I have Beta Thalassemia Plus Trait (AT+) and want to marry a man with Sickle Trait (AS). Besides my blood group is O+ and my partner is A+. We both does not have G6 PD.My father has beta sickle thalassemia plus but he lives normal life and never requires any blood transfusion at all. My...
2 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
I have a craniofacisl birth defect on the left side of my face. I am being followed by the drs at buy medical center. Lately I ve noticed a depression that is like a large thumb print pushed into my skull on the back side of my skull and and a line from it that feels like a crack in my skull it....
2 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
What is the life expectancy of a 16 year old that has Septo-Optic Dysplasia., CP, PTSD, bipolar, high arches where toes curl up. Adrenal gland not working nor now the thyroid. No sugar. And his high is 6 1 , # 216. Never had treatment till.we.got him from state 3 years ago. Now in three years we...
3 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
My grandfather had, and my mother (89 years old) has, and I occasionally now have slight hand tremors, generally lasting less than a minute--and usually intensified if I focus on it. No other symptoms. I know some of the causes, which don t seem to fit. Can this be a hereditary condition?
2 1 Sat, 28 Jul 2018
Question, this kinda is random but there doesn t seem to be any information that I can locate online. So, the question has to do with blood types. Whether two Negative blood type parents can produce a Positive blood type baby? And whether one Negative parent and one Positive blood type parent can...
2 1 Fri, 27 Jul 2018
hello..i am a mother of a baby with sacral agenesis, and he is 5 months old, i d like to know whether my baby can be carried by a carrier or not since my plan was letting him living his life freely, so i decided to take him travel,expose him to outside world and it would be much easier for me to...
2 1 Fri, 27 Jul 2018
DUE TO KLYNEFELTERS SYNDROM I HAVE BEEN USING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT GEL(ANDROGEL OR TESTRIM) 2 PACKETS PER DAY- FOR MANY YEARS. NOW MY INSURANCE WILL NOT PAY FOR IT. MY CURRECT DOCTOR HAS IT COMPOUNDED IN A CREAM (10%)....WHICH SEEMS NOT TO BE AS EFFECTIVE AS ANDROGEL. AM I M GOING TO HAVE TO...
2 1 Fri, 27 Jul 2018
Hello, I m having issues trying to get answers about one thing. I keep trying to research it and have asked both my specialist and I m not getting a real answer. I have factor five double gene and hasimoto . I keep asking my endocrinologist are they positive, and the answer is yes. Is this truly...
2 1 Fri, 27 Jul 2018
My Husband has bad sinus infection all the time. His oxygen level is always low and has been in hospital 3 times in the last year. as long as he is on antibotic and steroids he is ok. As soon as the steroids are out of his system he gets a bad sinus infections. He has gone to a ear nose and...
2 1 Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Hi My son Max 25 years old has Fragile X Syndrome he does not talk. He has been potty trained since he was 12. In the last few weeks he has been having accidents on his bed 3 or 4 times a day BM. I don t know if there could be a problem with his bowles
2 1 Wed, 25 Jul 2018
HI, I m 35 yrs old diagnosed with klienfelter syndrome from age 21 and I m currently married and I had a baby through infertility treatments. I m currently stable but I cant loose weight for the life of me do you know of any great diet food plan for klienfelters
2 1 Wed, 25 Jul 2018
My grand daughter has Triple X syndrome and is suffering with severe abdominal pain even after gallbladder surgery which was the suspected cause. She also had a colon polyp and one in her stomach. She is 21 years old. Could the continuing pain be related to her Triple X?
2 1 Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Hi I am a 43 year old mother and I m wondering if drinking wine once a week is ok? I have thalassemia trait and I feel like even if I drink 3 - 4 glasses on one night a week I feel fatigue the next day although I m also eating high iron food. Do you think I shouldn t be ever drinking alcohol or...
9 1 Mon, 23 Jul 2018
I have been diagnosed with TRAPS i am unable to access enbrel due to cost here in Australia. I trialed burst doses with prednisone but am concerned with health risks, and began to put on weight. do you have any other suggestions as to what I can try? Fatigue is the symptom that drives me nuts. I...
2 1 Sat, 21 Jul 2018
Hi. I have G6PD Def. and I have an issue of underweight. I’m 20y/o. My height is 173cm and my weight is 46kg. I am known to be someone who eats quite a lot and quite frequent, this is because I always feel hungry and that I could get hungry easily even after having a meal. However, I couldn’t...
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