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Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Benjamin had a virus and inflamed tonsils and glands. These seem to have settled, but he still has enlarged tonsils. However, he still feels sick.?

Infection: If he still feels sick, have him checked by his doctor, he may have a bacterial infection. Tonsils can stay enlarged for awhile after any infection, but if he doesn't feel well, take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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I've been aware of every time I blink. Its been bothering me for a couple days now. I've been blinking manually and I cant stop. Help?

I've been aware of every time I blink. Its been bothering me for a couple days now. I've been blinking manually and I cant stop. Help?

Irritation: You need to see an ophthalmologist to examine your cornea to rule out any irritant such as foreign body or any other cause of irritation. ...Read more

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As a die cutter (manual feed) I've been struggling with a strong feeling like I'm about to pass out 1 1/2 hours into my workday. Everyday now.

As a die cutter (manual feed) I've been struggling with a strong feeling like I'm about to pass out 1 1/2 hours into my workday. Everyday now.

Passing out: This is a serious symptom and you should be discussing this with your doctor and get an examination to evaluate what is happening to you. Make sure you are eating breakfast and not taking any drugs or medication. ...Read more

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What does a manual blood differencial mean?

What does a manual blood differencial mean?

They actually looked: The technologist, and perhaps the pathologist actually look at the cells through the microscope instead of letting the artificial-intelligence machine do the work. ...Read more

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Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

No: No association with manual work. It about lifestyle, modifying risk factors & genetics. No substitution for a conversation with your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling as thought I have to breathe manually?

What to do if I am feeling as thought I have to breathe manually?

Not certain: What you mean by manually, but assume you mean by using chest muscles consciously instead of just the diaphragm. If so and this continues you should see your doctor quickly or a physician in the ED.

One does not want to be cavalier about alterations of respiratory efficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when manually restoring foreskin do you need to take breaks?

Can you tell me when manually restoring foreskin do you need to take breaks?

What kind of breaks?: To rest, take nourishment or breaking penis? Manually pulling on your penile shaft skin will never restore your foreskin. Only way is have major plastic surgery which I personally advise against. ...Read more

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I've been manually blinking for a couple days and I don't know how to stop it. Its very uncomfortable?

I've been manually blinking for a couple days and I don't know how to stop it. Its very uncomfortable?

See Your doctor: There are several possible causes for repetitive blinking: stress or fatigue, dry eyes, Tic disorders, medications, neurologic disorders, & more. A thorough medical history and exam are necessary to identify the cause. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Suggest that you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and prompt relief of your discomfort. ...Read more

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My foreskin retracts only halfway when erected. I can manually pull it down though without difficulty. Is it normal?

Phimosis: There are a number of conditions of the foreskin that can cause a progressive narrowing of the foreskin with more difficulty retracting it (phimosis), such as infections, trauma, inflammatory conditions such as lichen sclerosus. The danger is if the foreskin is retracted forcibly and stays behind the glans, it may decrease blood supply to the glans. Please see your urologist for treatment. ...Read more

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My general dr. Manually checked to see if my hymen was intact, and it was. Does that mean that it is not stretched not have any tears?

My general dr. Manually checked to see if my hymen was intact, and it was. Does that mean that it is not stretched not have any tears?

Yes: If he has stated your hymen is intact and you have confidence in his opinion, then yes. This would include no stretching or tears. All the best. ...Read more

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Justwondering, what's going on when a dr and 2 nurses can't find your bp? When you obviously have one? Electric and manual, turned out to not be 2 low

Justwondering, what's going on when a dr and 2 nurses can't find your bp? When you obviously have one? Electric and manual, turned out to not be 2 low

Sometimes it is hard: To detect (especially if it isn't a really high quality stethoscope). It has certainly happened to me. It doesn't mean that the providers are inept. ...Read more

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What will happen to a guy who think he has torsion (actually he doesn't have).On a sunday worried about a six hour deadline he tries 2 manually detorse?

What will happen to a guy who think he has torsion (actually he doesn't have).On a sunday worried about a six hour deadline he tries 2 manually detorse?

Torsion: One does not wait. If the pain is severe or you suspect a torsion the sooner you get to the er the better. Please do not wait if your pain is intolerable or if you suspect a torsion. ...Read more

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Is manually having to 'pull' poo out normal?

Is manually having to 'pull' poo out normal?

Manual stool removal: At the age of 21yr this is not normal. Please see a GI specialist and get treatment. Stools should be expelled without manual removal. ...Read more

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What is the medical opinion on Merck Manuals?

Concise: Its well written, trustworthy, and concise. It is intended for trained professionals. Its not comprehensive for 2 reasons, there are never going to be enough pages to record all the information that now exists AND anything in there could, at anytime, become obsolete by a new discovery after publication. It favors time tested beliefs which I favor as well. All medical books have their critics. ...Read more

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Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...Read more

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Which is better --- a manual toothbrush or battery operated?

Which is better --- a manual toothbrush or battery operated?

Both: Any brush is good if used regularly and correctly. Most dentists recommend choosing a soft-bristled brush if you are using a manual brush. With power brushes one must take extra care not to be too aggressive, as the bristles tend to be hard. A power brush should only be guided and not leaned on. Try both and see which one works best for you. Just remember to floss as well! ...Read more

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Adding rubber bands to braces manually.? Is that going to help?

Adding rubber bands to braces manually.? Is that going to help?

See your Orthodontist: Because: 1. You don't know if you need rubber bands. 2. You don't know what size or shape rubber bands you need. 3. You don't know where exactly and how you would hook the rubber bands. See your orthodontist for consultation. ...Read more

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What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

What are the basic principles of manual handling of the elderly?

Communication is key: Check for hearing and may need to remove wax or change the tone of speech. Check for visual activity and may need routine eye care. Check for memory to ensure safety and to maintain independence otherwise potential vulnerable and it needs to be addressed by elder attorney and geriatrician. Check for safety to prevent falls and accidents. And check for nutrition - balanced diet is maintained ...Read more

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How can I examine my liver manually? Where exactly can I press?

How can I examine my liver manually? Where exactly can I press?

Not reliably: The liver is a difficult organ to feel, simply because it lives under the rib cage on the right side. This protects the liver from physical damage. Thus, the physician can only reliably feel the liver if it is enlarged and then only under the rib cage border. A more reliable test is the liver ultrasound or other imaging, such as CT scan or MRI. Blood tests are also useful to assess liver health ...Read more

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Can cartilage be reshaped through manual manipulation or pressure?

Can cartilage be reshaped through manual manipulation or pressure?

No: Cartilage can not be reshaped, manipulation can reduce pressure on cartilage and improve joint space to lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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Which one is better a manual BP machine or an automatic one and why?

Which one is better a manual BP machine or an automatic one and why?

Manual...: If it's used right. Automated machines are frequently and easily fooled by irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. The problem is that there are things (such as "auscultatory gaps") that can fool the user of a manual blood pressure cuff too. My usual advice to pts is to get an omron automated cuff that lists an ability to take bps in irregular rhythms. I've had good luck w them. ...Read more

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Where can I get a diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders?

Where can I get a diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders?

Bookstore or Amazon: The dsm is readily available to anyone who wants to buy it. It is published by the american psychiataric association but sold just like any other book. There are even small-print versions. The latest, current version is dsm-iv tr. You do not need any special training or qualifications to purchase it. ...Read more

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Where can I find a diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders?

Major Bookstores: I have seen the dsm (diagnostic and statistical manual) on sale at large bookstores such as barnes and noble. However, you can also find much of the information in the dsm by doing online searches for specific disorders. Of course, online searches do not always guarantee accurate info. ...Read more

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How long does it take to orgasm from manual stimulation of the clitoris alone?

How long does it take to orgasm from manual stimulation of the clitoris alone?

Sex: Unfortunately one does not go to the doctor to learn how to have sex. There are some significant ethical barriers here. But, there are good sex guides and other resources to find. I often recommend to females connecting with this group to learn about their bodies: <a href="http://www. Ourbodiesourselves. Org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Ourbodiesourselves. Org</a>. Or a good sex guide. ...Read more