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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years. Severe hypothyroidism is another ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: If its a large defect, it's mostly an unsightly bulge and a loss of strength. If the defect is smaller, risks include incarceration or strangulation o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Might get better: Some do resolve with time please discuss with your doctor.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Death: Preceded by increasing shortness of breath and fatigue.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
26 years experience Dentistry
Tooth loss: Periodontitis is a gum and bone infection. Besides gums that are inflamed and infected, periodontitis causes bone loss. This bone loss is not revers ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Infected tooth: It is hard to believe that you could have an infected tooth for so many years without severe symptoms. An untreated infection of a tooth can lead to ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Typically no urgency: Degenerative joint disease (aka djd) is a descriptive term for arthritis. DJD is a chronic condition that would not usually require immediate or urge ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Loss of tooth: You will probably lose the tooth. That's only if the infection doesn't spread first and cause other serious problems. Although rare, people have been ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Severe anemia: Anemia, especially "severe anemia" can be serious and needs to be followed and treated. Symptoms such as fatigue, malaise-tiredness, etc can certainl ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Uncertain: Be sure and have a doctor examine you. Hernias that are causing no symptoms or problems can be observed. Enlarging or uncomfortable hernias should be ... Read More

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