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Are Occasional Sexperformance Problems A Cause For Concern
My brother is almost 15 and has a lot of anger problems. I'm concerned it may cause health issues in his future. Is this a valid concern?
First, I think its: Great that you are worried and caring for your brother. That's a great sister. If he only has teen anx, then he should be okay. However, if this is a longer time issue, he may have anxiety and anger issues that can contribute to heart disease and hypertension in later life, as well as contribute to other psychosocial issues. Be there for him now, itll go a long way. ...Read more
Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.
I have bleeding only from left nostril occasionally , what would cause it? Should i really be concern? Thanks
Little's area: There is a small area of blood vessel confluence in the nostril that is prone to bleeding and usually affects only one side. If it becomes troublesome you should see an ENT specialist to have it cauterized. Dryness is a common trigger. You may use a very small amount of moisturizer in the nostril. Be careful to not use more than a little as it can get into your lungs and cause trouble. ...Read more
I am only 16 and have no health conditions. I get an occasional tingling sensation in my heels. What could cause this? Is it a concern?
Should not be concer: If you are in good health and have had medical check ups with your pediatrician, than there should not be a concern.But if it persists and gets worse get it checked. ...Read more
Hi. I had my blood test recently and the iron level came with the range of 2. What does that mean? Can this cause me a further problems? Any concern?
Clarify: Is this a serum iron level substantially below the reference range? Are you also anemic? Is your total iron binding capacity up? If you are iron deficient, you must demand to know why. Are you a non-supplementing vegetarian? Do you have heavy menstrual losses? Have you been checked for a bleeding ulcer / possible cancer? The situation is VERY serious and you need to be proactive & informed. ...Read more
If i already have problems with gas, will a nissen fundoplication necessarily cause worse problems? This is biggest concern.
Can the occasional missed night of sleep cause future problems like diabetes? I'm in high school and occasionally go without a night.Is this permanent
Can be a bad habit: Majority of doctors missed more than an occasional night of sleep during their training, as they had no choice. All humans need their daily sleep to be able to function optimally. Sufficient sleep is an integral part of memory formation, very crucial in a high school student. Its so important it changed rules governing medical training & current doctors in training get at least 2 to 3 nightly rems. ...Read more
Much safer but...: Tobacco use dramatically increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, strokes & chronic lung disease. Marijuana hasn't been proven to increase risk of these (except regular use can increase lung disease) & in general is far safer than tobacco. However, regular use before age 18 is associated with long-term lowered IQ so I advise extreme caution re: use in adolescence. See http://bit.ly/STxBwe ...Read more
My perineal raphe occasionally becomes very swollen and sore to the touch, is this the sign of a problem?
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