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see law of similars.

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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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References in classic literature ?
Taste has a sort of semi-publicity, since people seem to experience similar taste-sensations when they eat similar foods; but the publicity is incomplete, since two people cannot eat actually the same piece of food.
Why should similar bones have been created in the formation of the wing and leg of a bat, used as they are for such totally different purposes?
They would quickly resort to means similar to those by which it had been effected, to reinstate themselves in their lost pre-eminence.
These and similar considerations then induced the people to rely greatly on the judgment and integrity of the Congress; and they took their advice, notwithstanding the various arts and endeavors used to deter them from it.
The features of the country are very similar along the whole northern bank of the Plata.
And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or unattractive to the popular ear, but because the greater the poetical charm of them, the less are they meet for the ears of boys and men who are meant to be free, and who should fear slavery more than death.
Mercury presented himself, and striking the Philosopher with his wand, said, "And are you indeed to make yourself a judge of the dealings of Providence, who hast thyself in a similar manner treated these poor Ants?