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Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
See a specialist: With these symptoms and findings, I suggest you seek the opinion of a board-certified neurosurgeon. They will be able to look at your images and give ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Do you mean L5/S1: L5/s1 is the lowest disc, between the 5th lumbar (most people have 5) and the first sacral segment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Maybe nothing : Your spine looks on MRI like 30% of asymptomatic 30 years olds many narrow disc cause no pain at all 95% of backache ismuscularand resolves overtime a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Core strengthening: Ask for a referral to physical therapy. Maybe you have increased mobility in the spine due to weak core muscles.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Inflammation: Tuberculosis infection causes chronic inflammation in the form of granulomas that invade normal tissue in the involved organ & cause it not function p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many benefits: Whey protein has many benefits.It's an easily digested form of protein.It can enhance immune function, support detoxification, prevent osteoporosis, r ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Influenza virus invades susceptible cells and damages those cells. In the process the body releases chemicals called cytokines in response, and these ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Ecstacy: Most users get feelings of extreme happiness, a sense that everything is right in the world, and often feelings of love for everyone around them. The ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Removes conjunctiva: Surgical procedure to remove conjunctiva and allow new conjunctiva to grow, so that eyes appear whiter than before. Consider the risks vs the benefit ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pink eye: It can be caused by either a virus or a bacteria. It is transmitted through the hands of an infected individual touching an unaffected person and the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Fertility drops in a woman's late 30's due to ovarian dysfunction. Hot flashes at 42 yo usually involves hormone imbalances with drops in estrogen. Ho ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Bacterial infection: A staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by one of several species of staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria are everywhere and don't always c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several reactions: While any food can trigger a food allergy, strawberries are commonly blamed for itchy skin rashes after ingestion and sometimes direct skin contact. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Alcohol: If you're drunk and disorderly might be high, if you have cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia from it might be low. In general a drink occassionally is no b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Docosanol.: Abreva contains docosanol which is reported to prevent the herpes simplex virus from penetrating the membranes of your cells. I am hoping some other p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Infection: Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which is the covering of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be life threatening.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Cells gone wild: In its' simplest form, a cancer is a line of cells that grow out of the normal control system of the human body. Cells develop and die on a regular ba ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It hurts!!: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Relax: It's not a medical term. It means you are excited about the LA Dodgers baseball team. Enjoy the season!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Releasing an egg: Ovulation means releasing an egg from the ovary.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Mets invade nerves: For the most part primary malignancies do not cause pain. A tumor in the breast even when fairly large, or a primary colon lesion that has not cause ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many things.: Acupuncture has many benefits. It heals physically, emotionally & spiritually. It promotes balance through the body's meridians. It heals through remo ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Symptoms : The development of symptoms following ingestion of food usually but not always vomiting and diarrhea.

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