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Are bruises dangerous?

Are bruises dangerous?

No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's going away also, there's nothing to worry about! cheers! ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

That depends.: Usually more annoying than anything else. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, west nile viruses & encephalitis. ...Read more

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Are moles on toes dangerous?

Are moles on toes dangerous?

If malignant: yes, if benign no…..doc can help you decide via dermoscopy or biopsy. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

How dangerous are black widow spider bites? I have heard they are over exaggerated.

Varies: Although serious, a black widow bite is rarely lethal.Spider has red hourglass marking on its belly. Bite like a pinprick. Many times not noticed at first slight swelling and faint red marks, in few hours, intense pain and stiffness begin. Other signs and symptoms include: chills, fever, nausea and vomiting and severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Are septum piercings painful/dangerous? How risky are they really?

Are septum piercings painful/dangerous? How risky are they really?

Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort. ...Read more

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What are random eye jerks/jitters called? Are they dangerous?

What are random eye jerks/jitters called? Are they dangerous?

Nystagmus: You may be describing nystagmus which is an uncontrolled movement of the eyes, usually symmetric and often with a fast and slow component. There are many possible causes. Nystagmus is NOT normal so the person with it needs a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it is in between the toes, flea bites or even cellulitis (bright red, painful and swollen), to name few. Any rash that does not resolve should be examined. ...Read more

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What are lumps under armpits on men. Are they dangerous?

What are lumps under armpits on men.    Are they dangerous?

Lumps in armpits: Lumps in your armpits are lymph nodes and as such make an immediate appointment with your doctor .Making an diagnosis asap is urgent. ...Read more

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What are head cramps and are they dangerous?

What are head cramps and are they dangerous?

Head cramps: Head cramps is not a common description of a problem. If you are referring to a sort of headache, please clarify it. ...Read more

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Are varacose veins that hurt dangeruos?

Are varacose veins that hurt dangeruos?

Painful veins: Painful superficial veins in the legs can represent phlebitis. Usually treatment is straightforward and the condition is not dangerous. However, if the painful vein is actually a 'deep' vein, then it could represent deep venous thrombosis, and that can be dangerous if not treated because the vein clot can embolize up to the lungs. See your physician for an exam to determine what vein problem it is. ...Read more

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Are halo moles dangerous?

Are halo moles dangerous?

Halo: Halo moles are not uncommon. It is the darker mole itself that must be evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if an abnormal or cancerous mole is present. In many cases the mole is normal . Either way , have the lesion evaluated. ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...Read more

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Are having "floaters" dangerous?

Are having "floaters"  dangerous?

Yes, potentially: Having new or worse floaters and/or flashing lights could indicate a serious retinal condition like a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You must get examined, sooner rather than later, to rule this out. ...Read more

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Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Sometimes: Aad malignant melanoma: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more

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Are intervertebral hemangiomas dangerous?

Are intervertebral hemangiomas dangerous?

Hm.: I'm not sure what you mean by "intervertebral" hemangiomas, but if you mean vertebral hemangiomas, then here: 1. They are common, benign variants with no real possibility of becoming cancer. I see at least 3 every day, so don't worry. 2. If they are very large and in certain key areas, they can fracture, causing back pain. But in general nothing is done to prevent this. ...Read more

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How dangerous are tornadoes?

How dangerous are tornadoes?

Very dangerous: Tornadoes are extremely dangerous. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling heavy objects through the air. ...Read more

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Are there potentially dangerous effects of abdomen xrays?

Are there potentially dangerous effects of abdomen xrays?

Potentially: There is a very slight risk of cancer which is usually clearly outweighed by the benefit of the examination in diagnosing the malady. ...Read more

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What are black moles and are they cancerous?

What are black moles and are they cancerous?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more