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Conditions and Diseases include everything from aches and pains to broken bones, chronic conditions to life-threatening diseases, symptoms and possible causes, and much more. Questions range from what causes hair to turn grey, possible causes of pains, origins of viruses, and anything to do with conditions and diseases associated with health.

Asked in Conditions and Diseases

What are the signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases?

An individual infected with an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) might not display symptoms of infection. Also, symptoms vary greatly, depending on the STD. Even some serious infections, like hepatitis and HIV might never show outward signs pointing to the primary infection. Some STDs have no external symptoms. Some have a long incubation period during which, no external symptoms appear. Others can appear dormant after a brief symptomatic period. Caution: Because of the broad range of symptoms, or lack of apparent symptoms, You need to...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Sinus Infections

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

The bumps on the back of your tongue would be called your taste buds. The vallate papillae are a v-shaped row of larger taste buds at the back of your tongue. Many people don't notice these until they have a concern about oral infection and take a good look in their throat, not realizing that these prominent bumps have always been there. Take a look at the related link to see if these vallate papillae are what you're concerned about. And, whatever...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, ADD-ADHD, Symptoms

What are the symptoms of ADD?

Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated. Having difficulty remaining seated. Having difficulty awaiting turn in games or group activities. Often blurting out answers before questions are completed. Having difficulty in following instructions. Having difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities. Often shifting from one uncompleted task to another. Having difficulty playing quietly. Often talking excessively. Often interrupting or intruding on others. Often not listening to what is being said. Often forgetting things necessary for tasks or activities. Often engaging in physically dangerous activities without considering possible...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Immune System

Why do you get Muscle ache with flu?

Muscle aches caused by a flu virus cannot be accounted for by fluid loss from excretions and emesis alone, because often muscle aches are the first sign of the flu, long before vomiting or diarrhea may ever occur (and they do not occur in most flu infected folk). Instead, it is the increasing body temperature (the fever that is one of the body's most effective responses for killing off heat-susceptible invaders) that causes an increase in water usage at the cellular level....
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Medical Insurance, Travel Insurance

What is considered a preexisting condition?

A pre-existing condition is a medical condition that existed before you obtained health insurance. It is significant because the insurer may not cover the pre-existing condition for the duration of the pre-existing condition period. The policy will provide for a stated time period within which it will not provide benefits for the condition. The pre-existing condition exclusion period varies by insurance company, and also by the State in which the policy is issued. Currently, State law regulates the terms and conditions of insurance policies....
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Lymphatic System

Is Non-hodgkin's lymphoma capitalized?

It is non-Hodgkin with a capital on the proper name. The apostrophe-s is optional, and many people do not use it any more. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Nervous System

What are the common ailments of the nervous system?

Common ailments of the nervous system include: Poliomyelitis Tumor Cerebral palsy Cerebral thrombosis Amnesia Epilepsy Meningitis Paralysis Encephalitis Spinocerebellar Degeneration Disease nana , infection of bacterial inanimous super caoptain barbel contusion concussion parinksons disease common ailments of the nervous system 1.the coronary is a weak befuddle head injury,brain tumor, describe the common ailments affecting the nervous syste? Some of the most common ailments of the nervous system include Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy. Some others are Cerebrovascular accident and Transient Ischemic Attack. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Symptoms, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

What are the symptoms of Swine Flu - Novel H1N1?

Symptoms of H1N1/09 (Pandemic swine flu): Having a single one of these symptoms does not mean you have pandemic swine flu, but, you don't need to have all of these symptoms to suspect infection, either. The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza. Watch for some combination of the following symptoms: Fever of 101°F (41°C) or higher Coughing Headache Sneezing Body Aches Fatigue Dizziness Chest pain Abdominal pain Shortness of breath Malaise Runny Nose Sore throat Vomiting Diarrhea Rigors (chills or shivers) Caution: If you suspect that you might...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cancer, Diabetes

Why would someone rapidly lose weight?

Our body weight is determined by the amount of energy that we take in as food and the amount of energy we spend in the activities throughout the day. But with the lifestyle we have been indulged into leads us to various weight related like issues like obesity, overweight, etc. Whether you are trying to lose 5 kg or more than that, the same principles determine how much weight you lose and how fast your weight...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Gallbladders and Bile, Vomit

What does it mean when you vomit bile and yellow substances?

It means that your body has run out of undigested food for you to vomit, and is now vomiting what remains -- bile and other digestive juices in your stomach and upper intestine. Vomiting can be triggered by things other than just what is in your enteric (digestive) system. Bile itself is yellow in vomit, so this is probably the yellow substance you are seeing. Vomiting bile is usually a sign of serious illness, and I would strongly recommend that you go...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

What is the current situation with the H1N1-09 Pandemic Swine Flu?

Update June 20, 2013: The CDC has issued the following media advisory: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today, 13 to 0, in favor of recommending FluBlok during the 2013-2014 influenza seasons for vaccination of persons 18 through 49 years of age with egg allergy of any severity. FluBlok was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2013. Unlike current production methods for other available seasonal influenza vaccines, FluBlok does not use the influenza virus or chicken eggs in...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Conditions and Diseases

Can yeast infections be a sign of pregnancy?

Well, I just positive today and have had a yeast infection for the last three. I have had five pregnancies (2 ended in miscarriage) and every time I got a yeast infection just days before testing positive. Other than pregnancy I have had two infections, both at the end of taking antibiotics. However, for pregnancy, it is just a coincidence. On my first pregnancy, I had a yeast infection, I thought it was the reason I wasn't having my period. Well, my...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases

What is the cure for nosiness?

Sadly, at the moment, there isn't one. But most nosey people are doing their best to not stick their noses in other people's business, except for when it's really something that should be known by all, but that's it. Oh, and except for when it's information just too juicy for someone not to know, but it stops there. Oh yeah, and when it's slightly related to something that's almost similar to a situation they kind of know of someone going through whom they...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Skin Care, Skin Disorders, Acne, Drinking Water

Does drinking water help get rid of acne?

Sadly, no. All you can do is wash your face once or twice a day, most importantly before bed. Use drugstore acne treatments on your spots, and moisturize everywhere else. Don't pick or bother your acne, and try to do nice things like exfoliate or steam your face every once in a while. It really does help. If that still doesn't leave your skin beautiful and smooth, then see a dermatologist and they can help with medicines or even removal. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Allergies, Head, Ears, and Nose

Is there a hereditary link to food allergies?

Yes-sometimes food allergies/intolerances can be hereditary. This is most common when there is a history of allergies in the family. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Headaches

Why is a headache only on the left side of head?

There are a wide variety of answers to this question. The most common and least dangerous is a muscular strain at the neck or front of the skull, producing a unilateral headache. Another possibility is migraines. Have you worked out hard recently? Fallen, or been invovled in a car accident? Heavy duty stress? Any of these can cause these symptoms. First let's check the easy, likely stuff,and go from there. A bit more: Migraine headaches often occur on the same side of the head...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

Where have there been deaths and cases of H1N1-09 Pandemic Swine Flu?

October 2010, The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the H1N1/09 Pandemic over, and reported that we are now in the Post Pandemic Phase of the WHO Pandemic Phases. The report included that the virus has caused cases in every country of the world now. There are still places with outbreaks, but not with epidemics or pandemics. Get your flu shot now in the US, it contains the vaccine for preventing this virus as well as for two other viruses and then through prevention...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Medication and Drugs

How do you treat a Lamictal rash without stopping the medication?

Short , you cant without a certain degree of risk. The best remedy for allergic reactions (which is what the lamictal rash is) (without going to the hospital)is prednisone along with benadryl. However, you cannot stay on the drug while taking these. These are given to end the allergic reaction. If you take more lamictal it will make the rash worse and put you at high risk for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. This is potentially fatal. Whatever you are taking lamictal for, death would...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Blood, Immune System

What should a normal white cell blood count be?

White blood cell count (WBC). The number of white blood cells in a volume of blood. Normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4,300 and 10,800 cells per cubic millimeter (cmm). This can also be referred to as the leukocyte count and can be expressed in international units as 4.3 - 10.8 x 109 cells per liter. ...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Conditions and Diseases, Cramping During Pregnancy, Diarrhea

Are diarrhea and period-like cramping signs of pregnancy?

No. Both are not signs of pregnancy. You do the urine pregnancy to diagnose the pregnancy. You do the ultrasound examination to to confirm the duration of the pregnancy. That will also confirm the location of the pregnancy inside the uterus. ( At times it can be in the fallopian tube.) ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Mosquitoes

How do mosquitoes spread diseases?

Mosquitos feed on blood. When they bite they inject some fluids into the site to keep the blood from clotting (and which later cause the itchy hive). Some infections, such as malaria, can get into the mosquito when it drinks the blood of an infected person; the germ migrates to the glands that produce the anticoagulant, and then is injected into the blood of the next person bitten. The mosquito is a vector for many diseases. Malaria, dengue and yellow fever are...
Asked in Menstruation, Conditions and Diseases

Does an illness make your period late?

Some illnesses can in some people, especially those illnesses that involve the endocrine system and hormone production, such as diabetes. If you have other symptoms and have a late period, you may need to have an exam by your gynecologist. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Public Speaking

Is there any treatment for being gay?

No, there is no "cure" for homosexuals. But there's no problem in being so, either. Homosexuality is not an illness or disease. A long time ago foolish people thought it was, but doctors and psychiatrists agree that it is a normal part of the human condition. The Exodus Foundation, which set itself up to change gay people to straight, has recently disbanded itself, apologised for all the harm it has done, and said that it never had any success in changing people's orientation. Millions...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Rashes, Skin Disorders

What does a Lamictal rash look like?

Most people who are allergic to sulfa based medicationss are also allergic to Lamictal. The reactions vary from blisters in the mouth to busted eyeball capillaries, to a very serious SJS or TENS reaction. Pain in the ankles and the joints feeling like glass is inside of them are also symptoms, and the sufferer is often prescribed other medications for conditions which simply do not exist. If you take Lamictal, be on the lookout as the side effects are as violent as the...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Autism, Symptoms, Toddlers

What are the symptoms of autism for toddlers?

The simplest identifier is they do not turn their head when their name is called. Other normal babies look up from what they are doing when their name is called; autistics don't. When my child was born he would not even open his eyes to look at us. He sucked on his hand and hummed from the moment he was born. As the weeks and months passed he displayed behavior that was different from other children. He never anticipated that food...