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A 21-year-old male asked:

i found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. not there last nov. plenty of dead skin on heel. wart? melanoma? blood spot?

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Old Blood?: Odds are that it is old blood imbedded in the callus BUT if it is a melanoma, it is very important to get it when it is small---See a doctor within the next few weeks

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Both of my older kids had chronic ear infections; does this mean my new baby will, too?

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Dr. Russell Faust
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Family history - mother's and father's, and sibling's - can suggest a predilection for ear infections, but it is only a tendency, not definite. If there is a family history, monitor closely.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm a man, should I get human papilloma virus vaccine to avoid genital warts and cancer?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The vaccine has been approved by the fda for ages 9-26 in men. The biggest advantage of the vaccine is to reduce the spread of the virus to women, which can be aided by reducing the number of men with the virus. Male genital cancer is much rarer than female cervical cancer, so the major benefit is preventing some types of warts an spread to women.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does condyloma (hpv) cause impotence in males? Do genital warts due to human papilloma virus cause male impotence?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: Warts do not cause impotence but neglected warts can be very extensive and difficult to treat.See a doctor early for genital warts.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

4 months ago I had total knee replacements(both) and I still have swelling, burning, sharp needle like pains is this normal? What are the signs if one is allergic to the metal in the knee replacement (both)

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Can be normal: Some pain and swelling can be normal at this stage. May take close to 1 full year for complete resolution with good therapy. Signs of metal allergy include persistent pain and swelling, skin rashes, including hives , and x-ray findings of component loosening. A sample of the metal, provided by the implant company, can be taped to your arm to confirm. Ask your surgeon.

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