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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: An abrasion at the laryngeal portion of the pharynx at the level of the epiglottis which creates the sensation of a foreign body in your throat along ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Appendix: The appendix is an out-pouching usually on the small or large intestine. Yes a kernel, seed, etc can get stuck in there. Usually it does not cause app ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Yes but. : I once found a filling stuck in an appendix. But it is not a common thing. Billions of popcorn kernels have been eaten. .. not sure that many ended ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
27 years experience Periodontics
Very common !!: In many cases you can remove it by using a floss, knotted twice ; pulled through, but in some cases (like when it's stuck behind teeth or you have de ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is likely: Because some of the popcorn is not broken down and the fiber content.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: One potential source could be rancid butter on the popcorn.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Asbestos disease: The popcorn ceilings are not asbestos.Asbestos was used for insulation, mostly in factories and ships. Pts that end up with diseases related to exposu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: It could be an allergy to corn or it could be an intolerance. Maybe it is an additive in the popcorn product you are using. Switch brands and see if i ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If : If she just passed out and urinated, she may have had a seizure. Did you notice if her body was stiff or if there were any jerky movements. Is she a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Do you know if there is asbestos in the popcorn ceiling? There may not be any. Even if there is asbestos, it is not harmful unless it gets airborne. I ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Usually it takes: delicate forceps/ suction and/or endo-otoscoping, though ENT has to have the lead on this. Surgery should be avoided at all costs if more conservativ ... Read More
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