Conditions and Diseases

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.

Are ear infections contagious?

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No, but the cold that sometimes leads to an ear infection is.

What is a hemorrhoid?

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Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: Anal itching; Anal ache or pain, especially while sitting; Bright red blood on toilet tissue A hemorroid is the term used when a hemroidail vein in the rectum becomes engorged with blood and it is usually very painful. This can be caused by several different things, sitting for extended periods of time, constipation, and it is comman during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are basically inflamation of the eins in the rectum or ..... anus. Some causes are of hypertension, sitting for too long, weak rectal vein walls, straining during bowel movements, excssive consumption of both alchohol and caffeine, and dehydration.

What is BUN levels?

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BUN acronym stands for Blood-Urea-Nitrogen It is a lab often obtained to aid in determining kidney functioning and usually is compared or obtained along with blood Creatinine levels. If levels are high it is often an indication of impaired kidney functioning. Normal level should be: 10-20 mg/dl BUN acronym stands for Blood-Urea-Nitrogen It is a lab often obtained to aid in determining kidney functioning and usually is compared or obtained along with blood Creatinine levels. If levels are high it is often an indication of impaired kidney functioning. Normal level should be: 10-20 mg/dl

Can strep throat go away on its own?

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Actually. Strep Throat can 100% go away on its own. It is a bacterial infection. But if it is not treated with antibiotics you will be sick longer, and contagious longer which can cause the people around you to have a bigger chance of getting Strep too. So I would recommend going to the hospital or calling your doctor. If your too lazy and don't want to take the antibiotics stay home and make sure not to eat acitic foods such as tomatoes. Drink hot tea with honey. Soups will make it feel better too. And have ice cream and Popsicle. It numbs the swelling. NOT TREATED: Takes longer time to heal. (7 days). Longer time contagious. And increases the chance of family members from getting Strep. TREATED (with antibiotics): Heals in about 48 hours. Not contagious anymore after 24 hours of taking the antibiotics. Decreases the risk of family members to getting strep. REMEMBER LOTS OF SLEEP, LIQUIDS, HOT SOUPS/TEA, POPSICLE ETC. IT WILL GO BY FAST.

Are urinary tract infections contagious?

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UTI's are caused by a number of reasons sometimes dehydration causing heavy crystalline urine, e. coli bacteria that is spread from the anal region to the vagina or urethra, unclean products used to wipe or the lack of wiping all can cause discomfort. Sometimes the symptoms of a UTI are similar to certain STD's so it is wise to see a doctor to check it out. If the infection feels minor as in just a slight tingling try drinking pure unsweetened cranberry juice. The acids in the juice help to balance out the acids in the urine and often will obliterate the problem. However you may see slight traces of blood in the urine and have intestinal cramping. This warrants a doctor's visit. Do not try to cure it with overthe counter UTI pain relievers and do not wait too long before dealing with this problem. UTI's can be contagious if they are e. coli based since you are possibly carrying traces of this bacteria on the penis or inside the vagina. You need to take antibiotics or drink as much cranberry as needed until you feel normal again. If the problem is e.coli a few days of cranberry will not get rid of it, som you will know when to seek help. Whether you are contagious or not, absolutely refrain from sexual activity as this can irritate the problem further and lead to more discomfort. Sometimes it is possible to have crystalline deposits in the urethra or vagina and so intercourse can really aggravate the problem until you completely flush out your sytem with lots of good fluids, avoiding caffiene, citrus juices and alcohol.

Numbness and tingling in hands?

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Diabetes is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the hands. Other things that can cause this are nerve entrapment syndromes, systemic diseases, and vitamin deficiencies.

How short do you have to be to be considered a midget?

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This is all taken from Little People of America (LPA) Q: What is a midget? A: In some circles, a midget is the term used for a proportionate dwarf. However, the term has fallen into disfavor and is considered offensive by most people of short stature. The term dates back to 1865, the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today. Such terms as dwarf, little person, LP, and person of short stature are all acceptable, but most people would rather be referred to by their name than by a label. Q: What is the definition of dwarfism? A: Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that. The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4'0, but typical heights range from 2'8 to 4'8. midget is only a slang for a short person. Not a medical term! There are varying standards even medically, but one definition restricts "dwarfism" to those who are under 4 foot, 10 inches tall (147 cm). Medically a midget is four feet to four feet 11 and 3/4 inches tall and perfectly proportioned in the limbs, spine, neck and head. You have to have been born that way, not shrunk down to that size from aging to qualify as a midget.

Symptoms of lymphoma?

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swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin, collar bone, or armpit. If you are tired more often. constipation, night sweats, fevers, or low grade fevers are all the symptoms I know of

How many pints of blood in the human body?

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The average adult has eight to ten pints of blood in their body.

Lower left side back pain and left side abdomen?

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If you have lower back and abdomen pain on your left side, it could be a kidney infection. If the pain does not go away, you need to seek medical advice.

Headache behind the eyes?

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There could be many causes for a headache behind the eyes. This is commonly known as a tension headache, and can be caused by stress or physical strain.