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I am a high-school teacher. What do I tell my students about "blue waffle disease"?

I am a high-school teacher.  What do I tell my students about "blue waffle disease"?

That is a myth: There is no disease by that name or that causes the purported symptoms. There are however other very real sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, warts, and others that can cause serious life long problems. ...Read more

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What is blue waffle disease? I saw a disturbing picture online of a vagina with blue waffle disease, but what is it and how is it caused?

What is blue waffle disease? I saw a disturbing picture online of a vagina with blue waffle disease, but what is it and how is it caused?

Blueberry waffles: If not the above, then you are probably referring to a slang term that describes a std (waffle sometimes refers to the vagina and the bluish color is from an infection). Are you ust curious or if a problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is blue waffles really a disease? Or is it made up?

Is blue waffles really a disease? Or is it made up?

Internet prank: This supposed dread sexually transmitted disease was simply made up. The fact that people believe in it and become afraid of it is a testament to the confusion and fear that internet fabrications can generate. It's much less funny when sites encourage people to self-diagnose other mythical problems and then pay for pricey, worthless book / remedies. I'm glad you saw through it. ...Read more

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What is blue tongue disease?

What is blue tongue disease?

Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read more

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What is the disease or diseases where adult stopped growing normally after puberty but then 13 years later started growing in height again out of blue?

What is the disease or diseases where adult stopped growing normally after puberty but then 13 years later started growing in height again out of blue?

Late height growth: I have not experienced this in my practice. When you stop growing the bone does not continue to grow and certainly not 13 years later. There are conditions where certain parts of your bone structure grow but you don't get taller. That condition is acromegaly. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are blue bloaters with regards to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What are blue bloaters with regards to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Old terms (from EMS): The classic "blue bloater" was defined as someone w/mostly lung disease as source of resp problems (copd/emphysema/chr. Bronchitis). Poor oxygenation is chronic (="blue") & poor expiration/air trapping / barrell-shaped-chest (="bloating"). "pink puffers" (alt group), are due to heart failure and fluid buildup, usually w/pink sputum when cough. ...Read more