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A symptom is a sign or an indication of a disorder or disease. They are usually experienced by an individual as a change from normal function, sensation, or appearance. Subjective and observed by the individual, symptoms are not measured. This category is for questions regarding the indication or signs of the existence of diseases or disorders in one's health.
What are some symptoms of being pregnant?
First of all you should spend a few dollars and get a home pregnancy test to illuminate any doubt. This is a favorite question of everyone who is trying to get pregnant and a good question. There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. I'll try to cover a lot of them here. You missed your period This is probably one of the more reliable signs of pregnancy. Although some women will experience implantation bleeding about the time of their period, it is...
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD, Symptoms, Concerta
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Symptoms include: 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...
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...
What are the symptoms right before your period?
Reasons for Menstrual Period Symptoms Studies indicate that almost 80% women suffer the effects of menstrual discomforts. The world over women experience some typical symptoms of menstrual period flow. But we first need to know the mechanics behind the activity to understand why these symptoms appear and what makes them such a problem. Every month a woman's ovaries release one egg into her uterus. This egg stays there , waiting to be fertilized, and after a few days, is discharged from the uterus...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms, Morning Sickness
How soon do you get morning sickness after becoming pregnant?
This information is from health care professionals and groups such as Mayo Clinic, and should be used as a point of reference or as a generality, because each pregnancy is unique: Morning sickness is a symptom some women feel during early pregnancy. It starts after conception which may or may not occur after unprotected intercourse. So, first confirm that you are pregnant by using a home pregnancy test, and if positive, make an appointment for a health care professional to confirm those...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Symptoms, Sinus Infections
What does it mean when you see blood while blowing your nose?
that your having a nose bleed. if you get one: hold a Kleenex up to your nose, while pinching the uppermost portion of you nose , and holding you head down. If you are not bleeding a lot, it can be from cold air, dry heat in the house. I live in British Columbia where we can have rain and damp, then have freezing weather and the next day it's warm. Even the furnace being on in the house is drying. Look...
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 Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms
Can pregnancy symptoms start a week after intercourse?
In most cases, it is not possible to start having symptoms so early, since it takes the female body about two weeks to produce the HCG (pregnancy) hormone that make you feel pregnancy symptoms. However, every woman is different. Following are several opinions and experiences on this issue from s.com contributors. Please visit the discussion page if you would like to add to the discussion on this topic. Experiences from s.com contributors Many women begin noticing slight symptoms within a day or two of...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms, Morning Sickness
What are the symptoms of morning sickness besides nausea and vomiting?
The term "Morning Sickness" usually refers to the nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Up to 75% of pregnant women have morning sickness to varying degrees, usually occurring within the first three months of pregnancy. It is called "Morning Sickness" even though it can happen any time of the day or the night, it most often occurs when first waking in the morning. Sometimes weakness, feeling shaky, excessive salivation, heightened sense of smell, feeling faint or sweaty and clammy accompanies the nausea....
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...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms
How soon can you experience pregnancy symptoms?
* I had chest pain as first sign of pregnancy. Went to doctor and refused to do x-ray since i was trying to get pregnant. Pregnancy test was negative a day before. It was stabbing pain for few hours and then gone. When went to doctor, and that day at doc office it turned out positive (it was the day 28). they said it is because of change in hormones. * All women experience them at different times. Some women say they...
Is it bad to lose 6 lbs in one day when sick?
Yes, you should contact your doctor. It can depend on what you are sick with, but whatever it is, you should consult your primary health care professional. It can be very bad for some people and not good for others. It likely does represent a loss of a lot of water weight because fat does not burn away that quickly. You are probably either dehydrated or at risk of serious dehydration from that. Loss of fluids in that amount from your...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Symptoms, Epilepsy
What are the symptoms of mild epilepsy?
Epilepsy is diagnosed by a person having seizures. For some people the seizures are frequent and strong. Someone having a milder form will not get seizures very often. The seizures they get will be very mild, maybe manifesting themselves as short periods of loss of conciousness, or even just feeling a little "strange" (hard to really describe this as it is different for different people) for a moment and then feeling fine. They may feel like a seizure is coming on, but...
Asked in Health, Oral Health and Dental Care, Symptoms
You wake up with lock jaw on the right side and it takes several hours to go away completely so what is it?
The condition is NOT true "lock jaw". Rather, a sore jaw on one side that makes it hard to open your mouth or chew is most likely that you clench your teeth at night. It's a common problem to many people living in these stressful days. A dentist can evaluate your bite and make a mouth guard for you to wear at night. The mouth guard helps to prevent clenching and so it keeps the jaw/facial muscles from going into spasm...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Symptoms
What is encephalomalacia its symptoms and treatment?
In medicine, Cerebral softening (encephalomalacia) is a localized softening of the brain substance, due to hemorrhage or inflammation. Three varieties, distinguished by their color and representing different stages of the morbid process, are known respectively as red, yellow, and white softening. This is one of the sequelae of "Pulpy Kidney Disease" or "Overeating Disease" in lambs and kids. A sudden access to diets rich in starch promotes the rapid proliferation of Clostridium perfringens Types B and D, in the large intestine. This bacterium produces...
How are adhesions formed?
An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds 2 parts of your tissue together. Adhesions form as a natural part of the body's healing process after surgery. As part of the process, the body deposits fibrin onto injured tissues. The fibrin acts like a glue to seal the injury and encourage deposition of cellular matrix but may also cause tissues that should be separate to adhere to one another, held together by an adhesion. Over time, as part of...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Miscarriages, Symptoms
If your pregnancy symptoms stop is that a sign of miscarriage?
Miscarriage if Pregnancy Symptoms Stop? Here are opinions and answers from contributors: I have never had any miscarriages i do have 4 children and i just found out that im 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant now but for the past 2 days i have been bleeding like im having a normal period unfortunately they told me that if it is a miscarriage theirs nothing they can do i did have a episode with my youngest daughter about 2 years ago where i...
What are the signs of tachypnea?
This is the medical term for rapid breathing. So the signs would be....rapid breathing. For example - after excercise. It may also be related to ill health if no excercise has been taken. People with an overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis) may exhibit tachypnea as their metabolic rate is increased. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Symptoms, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
Why do you get the chills with flu?
It is usually because you have a fever, and the way the body deals with a fever is by sweating to cool itself by evaporation, just like it does when you are out in the heat of summer and start sweating to cool off. Being hot also will dilate your blood vessels of the skin to move more heat out of the body faster. But you usually don't feel the chill (or as much) when you cool off if the heat...