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Dr. Al Hegab
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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Can you tell me are black moles a sign of cancer in young children?

Can you tell me are black moles a sign of cancer in young children?

Biopsy: The only definitive way to confirm suspicious lesions will be with biopsy of the lesion. ...Read more

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Can someone suddenly develope a very small pigmented brown birthmark at age 35 near the eye ? Or they only happen during childhood?

Can someone suddenly develope a very small pigmented brown birthmark at age 35 near the eye ? Or they only happen during childhood?

Brown spot near eye: This may be hereditary. If others in family >30 yo have them. If not, could be casue for soncern, consult your eye care professional if no one else has them, or if there is bleeding, pain or sign of infection. ...Read more

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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Melanoma means "black tumor" are the majority of them dark in color? Also, are they always more than one color?

Melanoma means "black tumor" are the majority of them dark in color? 

Also, are they always more than one color?

While that: Is the direct translation - it is only a generalization. Melanomas can present in multiple colors, or even be pale. If you have a suspicious area, see your local dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Most of the time: The most common age is 18-24 months, but it could also present in neonates and older kids . I had one patient last year that was 7 years old. ...Read more

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Dysplastic nevus, or atypical moles, and they are benign lesions that resemble early melanoma, and about 1 in 10 million americans willmelanoma, what to do?

Watch carefully: Dysplastic nevi are potentially serious in that they can convert to infiltrating melanoma. In children with spitz nevus, they look malignant but never convert. In patients with neurofibromatosis there is a high incidence of dysplastic nevi and since many are present they are watched for changes in shape, darkening in color or redness around the lesion suggesting that they are converting. ...Read more

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Should women in their late 30's with children consider getting a Brazilian wax?

Should women in their late 30's with children consider getting a Brazilian wax?

Personal choice: This is a personal decision. Besides, no one will know except you and your significant other. ...Read more

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If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more

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What are polyps in uterus. 2polyps of size 3x2cms found in moms uterus and sent to histo. Why do they occur? Do they reoccur after removal?

What are polyps in uterus. 2polyps of size 3x2cms found in moms uterus and sent to histo. Why do they occur? Do they reoccur after removal?

Common: Polyps are growths arising from the endometrium of the uterus. I describe them as looking like a uvula, (the thing that hangs down in the back of your throat) they are usually benign and can cause abnormal bleeding problems. They can grow back but are generally slow growing. The last 5 ladies I have taken to surgery for post menopausal bleeding had benign polyps. ...Read more

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Differnce between hydaditiform mole and choriocarcinoma?Can these occir in virgin ladies

Differnce between hydaditiform mole and choriocarcinoma?Can these occir in virgin ladies

See below: These are entities along the spectrum of what we call gestational trophoblastic disease (gtd). The simple answer is that it is the degree of aggressiveness (although it is more complicated than that). A choriocarcinoma from gestational trophoblastic disease is from being pregnant, so can't occur in virginal woman, but you can get choriocarcinoma not developing from gtd. Even a male can get this. ...Read more

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Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin cancer,so be checked by the doctor Another fact is that cataracts (that form in everybody if they live long enough) will start to form a few years earlier if you have a lifetime of increased UV exposure, but there are other factors so have fun in FL ...Read more

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Are moles in genital area normal?

Are moles in genital area normal?

Yes: Moles can occur anywhere on the body, however, infection with human papilloma virus (hpv) a sexually transmitted disease, can cause growths that look like moles. If you are sexually active, please have these moles evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that pelvic x-rays taken on new born babies may produce cancer in their teen years?

Is it true that pelvic x-rays taken on new born babies may produce cancer in their teen years?

While it may ever: So slightly increase statitical risk (any x-ray does), the chance is infinitesmally small, in the range of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Scientists in HerbalLegacy.com state that potassium deficiencies cause the development of moles, the moles that appear in adulthood'not genetic'true?

Scientists in HerbalLegacy.com state that potassium deficiencies cause the development of moles, the moles that appear in adulthood'not genetic'true?

Forgive my frankness: If that were true, people with renal wasting of potassium would be the folks who develop moles. You are living in the 21st century and need to develop basic scientific literacy and discernment. The claim (HHH page 120) isn't even made by 'scientists', but by one herbalist with a fertile imagination writing in 1953. You're doing yourself a disservce by wasting you time on this stuff. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Possibly: Some children under the age of 18 will have hamartomas which are not true polyps, however they can cause obstruction, prolapse and bleeding. If there is a familial polyposis syndrome polyps may be found in teenagers. ...Read more

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Would acral melanoma be rare in a 26 year old white irish female?

Would acral melanoma be rare in a 26 year old white irish female?

Not nescessarily: do you have gel nails put on. Some association with gel nail application and UV lamps. ...Read more

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What does a bleeding mole mean?

What does a bleeding mole mean?

Concerning: It is impossible to say without a full exam. Any bleeding mole should be evaluated immediately by a board certified dermatologist. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is ...Read more