A 36-year-old member asked:
please tell me if it is possible for a male to get breast cancer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Yep: Albeit rarely, only 2, 000 new cases every year in the u. S. Males who are brca carriers have a higher risk, maybe 4-8% chance of getting cancer during their lifetime. Men should be aware of any lump in their breast and promptly seek medical advise.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?
4 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Do men have a preset number of sperm like women have eggs?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
No: Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have in a lifetime, but men can regenerate sperm every 90 days.
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Swelling of pelvic area in male 91 no pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your Dr.: Hard to give a specific answer as the pelvic area is actually fairly large with a number of possibilities that may cause swelling. I would recommend seeing your dr. And having a good exam. Impossible to give you a good answer in this kind of forum. Good luck.
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Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves.
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