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Q. What other illnesses are similar to asthma? I am 45 years old. My doctor suspects I might have adult asthma but there has yet been a final diagnosis made. What other problems might this be?

A. Before diagnosing someone as asthmatic, alternative possibilities should be considered. A clinician taking a history should check whether the patient is using any known bronchoconstrictors (substances that cause narrowing of the airways, e.g., certain anti-inflammatory agents or beta-blockers). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which closely resembles asthma, is correlated with more exposure to cigarette smoke, an older patient, and decreased likelihood of family history of atopy. Your physician should examine these possibilities as well before diagnosing.

Q. What are the other conditions with the symptoms similar to fibromyalgia?

A. Other conditions with similar symptoms include polymyalgia rheumatica, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, lupus, sarcoidosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Q. Does anyone have similar experience or advice for me please? Hi everyone, I am new to this site, and am desperate for some advice to suit my situation. I was tested positive on December 14th. I started bleeding moderately on December 19th for 5 days. I went for a sonogram on 29 th and the tech saw absolutely nothing. She doubted my pregnancy and she found a cyst on one ovary, no gestational sac. Does anyone have similar experience or advice for me please? Can anyone offer some insight? I am yet to meet my doctor with reports.

A. I am sorry… had a sac on ovary, which may be an ectopic pregnancy. I am sorry to say you may even have to lose this pregnancy. But if they find something else then it may be possible that you may have to undergo a minor surgery now as you told of no gestational sacks which again reminds of ectopic. Please be calm, till you meet your doctor and have the full view, this is just my understanding as my friend faced similar situation and we read a lot about ectopic.

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