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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Likely not.: Without x-rays (sometimes with them) it is difficult to determine if there is a bony fracture. A "break" or fracture can run the gamut from a very sub... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Everything/nothing: Not to be glib, but you have described a large number of very non-specific (in the medical sense) symptoms. To cull through all of the possibilities a... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: 10 days from your last cycle is the time of greatest chance of getting pregnant. Assuming regular cycles of 26 to 30 days, it is possible for you to g... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, any contact between the penis and the female introitus (area around the vaginal opening) or vagina carries some risk of pregnancy. The odds of fe... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Normal? No: While such a pain is not "normal", it is unlikely to be anything serious. Many pains like this simply pass with time and simple anti-inflammatories (a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Odds remain low.: It remains unlikely, albeit not impossible, that you will contract Ebola. The odds of doing so are low to begin with and drop precipitously the farthe... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Wash and watch: Question implies non-circumcised? The longer it has existed, the more dramatic any increase in symptoms, the more red, hot, and painful, and the more ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Contact allergy: Can't say for sure - two clues. Itching (histamine-mediated which often implies allergen) and spreads with scratching (often a substance that is carri... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Safety improved: Surgery to remove the pancreas has improved dramatically with respect to the danger of the surgery. Quoted mortality (death) due to the surgery is aro... Read More
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