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I have bow leg. I am a road runner, normally run around 30km per week. I realise that my left leg will be slightly bower than my right leg. What cause it?
Genu Varum: Bowing of the legs is usually a developmental positioning of the knees of unknown origin. It can be associated with diseases that effect bones such as rickett's and blount's disease. The most common cause is "we don't know". Asymmetry of the bowing is usually very slight if at all. For a runner the biggest concern is if excessive more pressure is directed to the medial compartment of knee. ...Read more
Having lower abdominal pain 1 week after taking morning after pills (46hours after intercourse) is it irritable bower syndrome or symptoms of preg?
Bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil. Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils. Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor. If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more
Learn to hide it: You're eighteen years old and you can't put sexual thoughts out of your mind or always avoid getting excited. Learn to keep others from noticing. Briefs are better because you can keep it in the center pointed up. Put your hands in your pocket. Pull down on the hoodie. Stand crooked. It's part of the adventure -- and even fun -- of your new body. Best wishes. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more
Really?: This is an issue we can't answer in 400 characters. I recommend you consult any helpful resources:dr, marriage consult, psych, church. Marriage is tough-don't become a statistic-find help and figure out the problems and try to fix them. ...Read more
Hernia tumor adhesio: Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia. Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic. ...Read more
No controlled studies have been done.
Some women report transient swelling, and are happy.
It is certainly only transient, lasting for 8+ hours by reports.
Don't purchase a large supply if you are going to try it!! ...Read more
Drink water, b activ: Are you eating a balanced diet? Do you skip breakfast? Are you depressed? Drink (too) much caffeine? Getting adequate sleep? Had a checkup recently (don't want to miss iron deficiency or anemia, underactive thyroid, etc). Sometimes, drinking fluids can help clear the mind; get up and do something active. Sometimes, eating low fat, high protein food can be energizing, e.g. Yogurt. ...Read more
Pelvic congestion: Part of the premenstrual syndrome is the pelvic congestion which includes of pelvic walls lined by muscles and peritoneum & pelvic organs like intestines, bladder, in addition to uterus and ovaries. The intestinal congestion caused increased leaking of fluid across the increased wall, also causing incresed stimulation of the nerves supplying the intestines thus causing more bowel movements in pms. ...Read more
Do something else: You said it in your question. You are eating because you are bored. Only eat to live; don't live to eat. Find something else to do - socialize, hobbies, work, exercise, read, watch a movie, shop, something. That will keep you occupied and productive enough to not be concerned about eating. ...Read more
No there is no cure:
Unfortunately irritable bowel syndrome has no known sure fire cure. It is symptom based management. There is an art to finding a management plan that works, and management system for one person is usually not the same as it is for another person.
There is a lot of information on management and a lot of people are using a fodmap diet. ...Read more
You don't: You want to get a boner / erection when you are close with somebody that you like in a romantic way. She won't be offended. In fact, this must happen if you are going to be a father someday. If anybody has told you it's wrong to get an erection like this, make a mental note that person is a fool or just not to be trusted. And congratulations on your changing body and on growing up. ...Read more
Kidneys: Unlikely for two reasons. The kidneys are covered in a tough capsule that would prevent them from swelling by very much. The other thing is that the kidneys are actually not in the abdomen but rather behind it and so do not have contact with the intestines. ...Read more
Not easy: If this was easy, we won't have obesity problem. It takes effort. Things that might help include; not having chips, ice-cream, candy, chocolates, etc around in house. Keep carrots, celery sticks etc to munch on. Stay busy, get out in the yard or go to gym etc. Keep a count of all your caloric intake on a daily basis - an absolute must. ...Read more
Bones: There is no such thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do not TAKE:
Focus on doing things that you find gratifying. Become active in your community.
I'm sure you have a lot to give.
Pills ie "taking something" are never a long term solution. ...Read more