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What happens when u eat and crave bathroom tissue? I eat and crave bathroom tissue. I've been eating it since i was 5yrs. Old im 33yrs. Old now. I lso crave ice the same way, and so far with the tissue my brand is scotts because i don't like thick tissue
Hello. : Hello. It sounds like you have pica. Craving ice can sometimes be associated with iron deficiency anemia. Would be concerned that if you ingest large amounts of bathroom tissue due to the possibility of this congealing into a mass and obstructing your bowel. Recommeind that you see a psychiatrist. Clearly eating tissue paper is meeting some form of need and in your case may be part of an obsessive/ compulsive disorder. Take care. ...Read more
Scott had brief chest pressure w/ bit of pain for 15 min. last night with some fuzzy vision. what could it have been?
My friend scott has been trying to find a way to fix his illness, without sucess. He gets dizzy, looses speach, balance, nausia, losses motor function?
See a Doctor.: It looks serious. He better see a doctor, and even get a second opinion if not feeling better.He will need different tests and evaluations done. ...Read more
Not good idea.: Gi upset, nausea vomiting and diarrhea from the fish oil portion. Scott's and emulsion makes this sound as though it was not a medicinal but agricultural agent. In that case it may contain something other than cod liver oil and the bottle may be larger than that for medicinal use. I would call poison control. Underlying circumstance regarding ingestion must be addressed. ...Read more
Movement disorders: Contact the neurology department and ask if they have a movement disorder clinic. Many even have specific clinic for parkinsons with on-going research into treatment and management. Your primary doctor can help to facilitate referral to a specific clinic or movement disorder specialist. ...Read more
Dr. Scott bolhack, why do vains, which normally do not develop it, develop atherosclerosis once they are grafted. (in a coronary bypass , for example)?
Clarification Issue: Arteries constantly sustain stretching and relaxing force/movement with each heart beat, i.e. The pulse. This movement of the endothelial structure facilitates movement of low density lipoprotein particles, sugars and other small atherosclerosis promoting particles & molecules through the intercellular spaces between the endothelial cells. Optimizing drivers is more important for vein grafts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have a testicular hematoma, from a injury a month ago. It has not gone down in size. I went to ER and they said it was no big deal and gave me motrin. What should I do if its same size a month from now? Thanks, Scott
Probably. No worries: The persistent hematoma is not uncommon , but could take 6-8 wks to dissipate . It may remain as the trauma may have caused irritation of the linings I of the scrotum creating a Hydrocele. See your doc again in3-4 months if it has not reduced in size or gets larger. Ultrasound would be helpful if not diagnostic at that point. Neither hematoma nor hydrocele are life threatening . ...Read more
DR. SCOTT HAMSTRA, what do you mean why take the risk. Are you suggesting getting rabies vaccine for humans to build up immunity?
No: There are a few "high risk" jobs where Rabies Vaccine is recommended for people who are likely to get exposed to rabies. Outside of Africa and Asia, only get exposed to rabies in wild animals -- doesn't happen often - so don't use the vaccine unless get exposed. Your immune system is what fights off the rabies virus - the vaccine helps your immune system do this quicker and stronger. ...Read more