A 25-year-old male asked:
what are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? lung cancer and mesothelioma? copd? or just temporary irritation(cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
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Cardiology 51 years experience
Sawdust : all those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I am 21 weeks pregnant and have tender breasts. Today I noticed a small lump in my right breast-should I be worried?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are many changes in the breasts during pregnancy. Breast tenderness is very common. However, if you have a new breast mass, i would see your doctor within a week.
Be careful not to check the lump too often before you see your doctor as breast/nipple stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions.
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How can I make my babys sore throat and cough feel better?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is colon cancer associated with irritable bowel syndrome?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not really: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: If you mean treat...I think not. You need antibiotics. But there are herbal med that boost your immune system and can speed the healing. Also vit d is very important. Start at 2000 iu per day and then get a blood level in a month.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
I am 45 with 3 failed ivfs, 5 yrs ago. Benign ovar. Cyst removed then. Last period jul 10. Hcg 464 (20 dpo) & 843 (22.5 dpo) mild cramp, no bleed, ache 1 side. Ectopic, cancer, menopause?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Seems ok: Is DPO days post ovulation? If so, your HCG roughly doubled in 48 hours...That is a good textbook rise! a mild cramp is common, and no bleeding is always good.
Seems to me you are pregnant! no indication of ectopic, no reason to think cancer (hcg producing cancers are typically seen in much younger women ie teens and 20's) and menopause doesn't give you rising hcg.
So for now, congrats and luck!
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