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what is a cervical pillow?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Contoured: A pillow which is contoured to the neck and gives support.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of cervical lymphadenitis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Swelling & tendernes: Lymph nodes in the neck, when exposed to infection by viruses and bacteria will become reactive due to filtering thes organisms out into the lymp tissue. Chemicals are release which may cause swelling as well as overgrowth of the virus or bacteria inside the node. The nods can be under the chin, on the front of the neck and in the back of the neck (referring to the cervical spine) seek advice?
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What kind of doctor can give me an artificial cervical disk?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Spine surgeon: A spine surgeon (orthopedic or neurosurgeon) trained in the implantation of disc replacements can perform this procedure.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Do I need to replace the cervical cap?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: The silicone cervical cap can last up to two years with proper care. You should check to make sure that it has no holes or cracks by holding it up to the light. You can also fill the cap with water and make sure that it has no leaks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some advantages of the cervical cap?

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Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
There are many: It's very portable, can be inserted up to 6 hors before intercourse--low hassle, the effect is immediate and reversible, it has o hormonal influence and can be used while breast feeding, and its has few serious side effects..
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What are some disadvantages of the cervical cap?

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Dr. Cassandra Ndiforchu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
A few: Some women are allergic to spermicides, the cap could potentially be moved with some positions, and the cap should not be used when you are menstruating.The risk benefit ratio is very weighted in favor of the cap.

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