A 35-year-old female asked:
do complex ovarian cysts generally disappear after a few menstrual cycles? very sore breasts and bloated. next scan in august.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 20 years experience
Usually no...: All ovarian cysts have to be evaluated on a case by case basis. However, complex cysts usually do not resolve with watching and waiting. They usually have to be surgically removed and evaluated by the pathologist to determine their true nature.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why can arm swelling and pain happen after breast cancer surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining tissue fluid and bringing it back into the circulation. Lymph node removal short-circuits this process leading to the risk of chronic swelling, or lymphedema. The less nodes removed, the lower the risk.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
4 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 38 years experience
See a doctor: Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days. If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Does diabetes generally cause low back pain and tingling feet?
5 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
It can: If your diabetes is poorly controlled, the excessive sugar in your blood damages your kidneys and nerves, particularly the nerves in your legs. The damage to your kidneys can result in low back pain and the damage to the nerves in your legs can cause the tingling in your feet you're describing. In general, the foot tingling is much more common than the lower back pain.
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Saint Pauls, NC
A 25-year-old female asked:
Excruciating menstrual cramps. Anything stronger than ibuprofen or naproxen that won't cause problems with mental alertness? Need to function at work
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hormonal Rx: The original research for hormonal preparations was an effort to find something that would control the pain & cramping associated with menses. As the research progressed & they found it helpful, they also found ladies weren't getting pregnant. So bcp's become more popular for their side effect than their original use. Ocp/bcp's can help. Discuss with your dr.
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Last updated Sep 3, 2013
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