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Prostration

Prostration: Introduction

Prostration: Extreme exhaustion and fatigue. See detailed information below for a list of 65 causes of Prostration, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Prostration

Home medical tests possibly related to Prostration:

Causes of Types of Prostration:

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Prostration: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Prostration, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Prostration Treatments

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Stories from Users for Prostration

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Message Boards for Prostration

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Diagnostic tests for Prostration:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Prostration. Some of these are listed below :

  • Should be selected judiciously
  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure taken when lying down and again after rapidly arising to standing position ( looking for postural hypotension of Addison's disease)
    • Feel lymph nodes for enlargement
    • Abdominal examination looking for an enlarged liver or spleen
    • Full nervous system examination. If abnormalities are found may suggest muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease or Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis
    • Examine for mild signs of chronic fatigue syndrome including muscle tenderness, mild red pharynx and tender slightly enlarged neck lymph nodes
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Prostration: Animations

Medications or substances causing Prostration:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Prostration as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Prostration: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Prostration may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Prostration

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Prostration. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Prostration: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Prostration

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is...read more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons...read more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or...read more »

Prostration: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Prostration

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Prostration: Related Rare Diseases

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Prostration: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Prostration:

A condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Prostration:

The list of organs typically affected by Prostration may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Prostration

The list below shows some of the causes of Prostration mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Prostration?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Prostration. Of the 65 causes of Prostration that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 59 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Prostration:

The following list of conditions have 'Prostration' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Prostration:

The following list of medical conditions have Prostration or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Prostration Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Prostration based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Prostration?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Prostration, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Prostration:

    Medical Conditions associated with Prostration:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Level of consciousness symptoms (1504 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Prostration:

    Listlessness (33 causes), Fatigue (3235 causes), Malaise (468 causes), Stupor (98 causes), Addington disease, Adhesive abuse, Adhesive addiction, Aerosol abuse, Aerosol addiction, Amphetamine abuse, Bubonic plague, Burning bush poisoning, CFS subtype 1 (cognitive, musculoskeletal, sleep, anxiety/depression), CFS subtype 2 ( musculoskeletal, pain, anxiety/depression), CFS subtype 3 (mild)

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    Medical News summaries about Prostration

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