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Are Groin Injuries Potentially Harmful To Reproduction
Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more
Are there serious dangerous STDs other than HIV, hepatitis and
pelvic inflammatory disease ?
What can they cause in critical cases?
Yes: Syphilis and gonorrhea are dangerous if left untreated with bad complications, and other STDs too, but we don't here much about those complications now given the widespread availability of medications and easy treatment once diagnosed, the problem is undiagnosed cases, partial treatment or treating only one partner not the other partner(s) ...Read more
Damaged nerves in testicles and legs, can this impact fertility? Assuming all structures are normal thus far, but no nerve supply to scrotum.
Myth: I guess this is just a myth, rather than a fact, based on good scientific studies to provide clear answers. ...Read more
Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?
NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and i would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more
Do exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors always cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?
Yes, : Ionizing radiation can cause variety of different dna damages. Radiosensitivity differs in different cell type and tumors. Usually fasting deviding cell types are more susciptible to radiation-induced dna damage during cell proliferation. However, our cells also have an elegant dna damage repair system. Most of the cells can repair the damage by 30 min following exposure to 15 gy radiation. ...Read more
Are most strains of HPV not harmful? Can only cause things of no concern(warts on legs and arms, etc). Are the cancer causing forms less common?
Defect: I can recall 1 defect that is close to what u ?The signals for formation of the gut may go wrong. It forms outside(but connected) & enters the abdomen to find its normal location.In gastroschesis, the stomach & small intestine may not make it into position & be outside at birth. Without some connection to the body for a blood supply, no organ would form. ...Read more
Can squeezing penis between legs repetitively, as masturbation cause damage to reproductive system/organs?
Should be OK.: It's doubtful you'd be able to squeeze it hard enough, in that manner, to cause damage. ...Read more
Why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines not allowed to be used on the scrotum? Used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?
???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should be of a higher frequency than for the typical abdominal probe, about 5-8mhz. ...Read more
Will all exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?
Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over using tanning beds or external tanning to get color. If your skin is getting darker from sun exposure, it is a pathogenic response to sun, and means your skin cells are trying to protect their dna by producing melanin. This is never good. ...Read more
Sexuality: Nope. There is very little to worry or wonder about in regards to being sexual and your health. There is no medical reason to limit your sexual activity. Sex is a part of the human experience. You should know how to prevent stds and pregnancy, but otherwise live your life to the fullest. ...Read more
Do microwaves cause any lifespan damage or what's their negative side effects? Are they cancerous?
Catracts: Cataracts are a known side effect of microwave radiation. Other effects are related to heat generation. See this site for more info. http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/info_microwaves/en/ ...Read more
Do laptops emit a harmful type of radiation? Is it comparable to medical testing? If so, what are these harmful effects?
Not that I know of.: The problem with laptops is heat - just the regular hot air that the cooling fans blow out from the inside. In men, if the hot air is directed into the lap, it can compromise fertility, as sperm need lower temperature to be functional. Radiation as such was a product of high voltage (50000 volts) in old crt screens; as it never goes over 30 volts or so in laptops, there is no way to make radiation. ...Read more