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is one calf larger than the other normal

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not at all: Although mild differences are present in everyone, a sudden increase in the size of one calf is very concerning for deep venous thrombosis, a potentia ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Usually your dominant side.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Symmetry: Yes, most people aren't symmetrical Body builders strive to make their muscles symmetrical and they can't even get it quite right. If you have a defo ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Varicose veins?: Most likely are varicose veins. Cannot rule out other possibilities w/o examine legs.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Differences between a woman's two breasts are very common: differences in size, shape, and how much they "hang." if the differences are dramatic, a pl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Asymmetry: Tonsils are irregular cryptic organs which house white blood cells, bacteria, virus' and debris. Usually subtle asymmetry is transient. Persistent a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nature: The human body like much of the rest of nature is often asymmetric.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can Be: This certainly can be a normal variation if there are no other problems.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: Facial asymmetry which can give the appearace you describe is common. If this is new, then please see an ophthalmologist to have this evaluated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Large painful testis: If it 'transilluminates' it could be a hydroceole. Epididymo-orchitis can also be painful and cause swelling. A hernia into the scrotum is another p ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably ok: This is not unusual. However if there are any associates masses, nipple drainage or bleeding, scabbing, or armpit swelling, etc....I would seek the e ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Breasts are rarely exactly the same size and sometimes the difference can be quite noticeable. This may be particularly true in younger women who are ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
This is common: Many women notice a difference in the size of their breasts. It is not harmful.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: most women have some slight breast asymmetry. Some women can have 1-2 cup sizes difference between one breast and the other. Same thing with nipples
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be normal: Tonsils do not have to be identical. However if one tonsil starts to grow enlarge go to a doctor to rule out infection, a chronic inflammatory process ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not normal: But need not be a problem unless smaller testis is much higher than the other, have had mumps in the past, or have a large varicocele or hernia on sma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
23 years experience Urology
Left varicocele: Veins in the scrotum are usually varicocele. Varicocele is more common on the left side. This has to do with the way the vein course back to heart fro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Expect this.If testicle is irregular; that is a different story.You are (at 34) beyond "high risk" for testicular disease but your dr can help assuage ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: Common in many women.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not normal: But need not be a problem unless smaller testis is much higher than the other, have had mumps in the past, or have a large varicocele or hernia on sma ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid: The simple answer could be because you have a slight ptosis (one eye lid droops a little lower than the other) or you could have some lid retraction ( ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Its not uncommon for one breast to be larger than the other. It doesn't mean that something is wrong. Best wishes!

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