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I was wondering is it possible to get dental implants after dental bridge, later in life?

I was wondering is it possible to get dental implants after dental bridge, later in life?

Dental Implants: Yes, you can get dental implants after a bridge fails. You may need some other procedures first possibly. Sometimes if there is not enough bone from not having a tooth or teeth, you may require a bone graft to "build up the foundation" prior to the implant. Sometimes soft tissue grafts ate needed as well, but not as often. There is always a way to get implants where you need one ...Read more

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My nose is bleeding... What to do? This only happened 3 times my whole life.

My nose is bleeding... What to do? This only happened 3 times my whole life.

Pressure: Pinch the entire soft part of your nose for 20-30 minutes. DO NOT PEAK! If your nose is still bleeding then do it again for another 20-30 minutes. If your nose continues to bleed after that go to an Emergency Room. Also, don't bend your head back....this will cause you to swallow the blood which will upset your stomach and cause you to vomit. lean forward so the blood drains out of your nose. ...Read more

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I am 34 and have worn flip flops all my life year-round. Recently, thin flip flops cause bad foot pain that takes 2-4 days to subside. What happened?

I am 34 and have worn flip flops all my life year-round. Recently, thin flip flops cause bad foot pain that takes 2-4 days to subside. What happened?

Don't flip out.: The change in flip flops , appears to have caused your foot to work a lot harder. This increased activity as well as increased impact, caused temporary damage to the foot structures and the foot responded accordingly. This may or may not be a sign of things to come. ...Read more

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Hello will mephedrone its like cocaine make my nose have a hole over time? And will it effect my life badly i have been using 4 years now .

Hello will mephedrone its like cocaine make my nose have a hole over time? And will it effect my life badly i have been using 4 years now .

No it will not but: It will not cause a hole in your nostril septum which can be caused by Coccain because of its local anesthetic properties
But Mephedrone is very addictive and can cause nose bleed and nose burn
I will advice you to seek help to stop it's use as long term effects can be bad
That is my advice to you ...Read more

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My foot problem is wrecking my life. What doctor should I go see?

My foot problem is wrecking my life. What doctor should I go see?

Foot problems: An orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet or a podiatrist are two good options. ...Read more

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Eczema thing on my foot my whole life please help, what to do?

Eczema thing on my foot my whole life please help, what to do?

See a dermatologist: There are many skin conditions that look similar and dermatologists are very good at figuring out which condition you have and the correct treatment to help. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 6 weeks ago and have gained 6 pounds never felt so ugh in my life I'm at 96 pounds 5 foot tall. What exercises would u suggest???

I quit smoking 6 weeks ago and have gained 6 pounds never felt so ugh in my life I'm at 96 pounds 5 foot tall. What exercises would u suggest???

Normal weight, CBT: The best way to overcome the constant thoughts on the "overweight" subject is to get a distraction with something else. See a health psychologist for CBT, biofeedback and reinforcement. ...Read more

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Strange blockage in nose whole life. One side will be fully blocked. A popping/suction happens in nose and then other side blocks. Original side opens?

Strange blockage in nose whole life. One side will be fully blocked. A popping/suction happens in nose and then other side blocks. Original side opens?

Nasal cycle : Is wildly asymmetric. Your blood pressure will probably be different in the two arms when measured by two people at the same time. Alternating recumbent unilateral nasal congestion is due to increased activity of a normal cycle that affects the nasal mucosa. The asymmetry is increased by changes in the lower brain controls of the autonomic (automatic)nervous system from poor diet, especially sugar. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dry gangrene to become life threatening if untreated in foot?

How long does it take for dry gangrene to become life threatening if untreated in foot?

Seconds: Dry gangrene is dead tissue that can easily become infected and lead to life threatening sepsis and death. You should see a physician immediately to treat dry or wet gangrene. ...Read more

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I have a severe fallen arch &i went 2 hosp. 4special surgery they basically told me i need total foot reconst or wear orthop. My entire life.Options?

I have a severe fallen arch &i went 2 hosp. 4special surgery they basically told me i need total foot reconst or wear orthop. My entire life.Options?

The 2 U mentioned --: Are generally the 2 main options, (surgery or orthotics). You surgeon should explain it to you. Ask him questions, till u r satisfied.
The 3rd option is to live with it, depending on how much you problems u are having?
Good luck. ...Read more

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Left nostril started bleeding for 1st time in my life 3 months ago.I had a cold. It bled today when I barely blew my nose. Takes that long to heal???

Left nostril started bleeding for 1st time in my life 3 months ago.I had a cold. It bled today when I barely blew my nose. Takes that long to heal???

Explanation : Nasal bleeding can be associated with any respiratory infection and this symptoms can recurring with any minor "cold" , because vessels at nasal septum became fragile and sensitive even to dry condition. ...Read more

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Masturbating becomes part of my life. What can I do to get rid of it? Sometimes blood comes out of my nose next day after masturbating.

Masturbating becomes part of my life. What can I do to get rid of it? Sometimes blood comes out of my nose next day after masturbating.

Masturbation Normal: Masturbation is part of the human experience and for every other man you know it is also a part of their life. There is no medical or health reason to rid your life of your sexual health.

The nose bleeding is a problem and i would recommend you get in to see your family doctor soon about this. ...Read more

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I have red and black dried snot (boogers) in my nose is this anything to worry about, and is it possibly life threatening? I am 16 years old.

I have red and black dried snot (boogers) in my nose is this anything to worry about, and is it possibly life threatening?  I am 16 years old.

No worries: Normal and it is exactly what you stated = red/black dried booger. Just make sure to keep area moist, don't pick too hard at it and if it continues/get worse just see your local MD. No worries.

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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I have a sore or something on the cartilage in my nose at it comes and goes ive had it my whole life. what cn i put on it to help it stop hurting?

I have a sore or something on the cartilage in my nose at it comes and goes ive had it my whole life. what cn i put on it to help it stop hurting?

Otolaryngologist: A lesion that has been present for such a long time and is symptomatic should be evaluated by a physician or preferably an otolarnygologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime apply some KY jelly for soothing relief. ...Read more

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I had a cold last month, now I have this weird thing as I smell dust everywhere, my nose is blocked, I had allergies all my life. Is this serious?

I had a cold last month, now I have this weird thing as I smell dust everywhere, my nose is blocked, I had allergies all my life. Is this serious?

Allergies: Probably not. Try irrigating the nose on both sides with saline. Add 1 tsp salt to one quart of water and get a syringe and blow it into the nose.
50 cc each side 4 to five times a day. Use Flonase I. The nose 2 Sprays twice a day each nostril and see how this works. You can try a decongestant like Sudafed for a few days for the nasal congestion. Or you can try some afrin for only a couple da ...Read more

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At 29yrs ihave never hadanosebleednmy life.I dontdodrugs, &lately havehad blood, &blood clots coming outofmy nose, without blowing it.Isthis a sinus inf?

At 29yrs ihave never hadanosebleednmy life.I dontdodrugs, &lately havehad blood, &blood clots coming outofmy nose, without blowing it.Isthis a sinus inf?

Maybe, but...: ...More likely due to the seasonal dry air catching up with your nose this year--it dries out and cracks the mucosa inside nose, and once just deep enough, tends to keep re-bleeding. Antibiotic ointment on cotton swab to inside of nostril a few times a day should help a lot in just 2-3 days. Should also check your blood pressure, to be extra safe. If high or no change in 4-5 days, see your dr. ...Read more

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Having calf tightness when walking whole life and cannot move foot up when it becomes severe any diagnosis?

Having calf tightness when walking whole life and cannot move foot up when it becomes severe any diagnosis?

See doctor: You need to see a doctor. Did you ever have an injury to this area? Go to doctor for an exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have CRPS after foot injury, surgery. Managing pain with Amitrityline-. Will I need it for life? What about nerve blocks?

Have CRPS after foot injury, surgery. Managing pain with Amitrityline-. Will I need it for life? What about nerve blocks?

Early Treatment.: Managing the pain is a critical component in the treatment of CPRS. There are other treatments that are often times highly effective, when used in conjunction with oral medications. These include early physical and rehab therapy as well as sympathetic nerve blocks. The earlier the treatment begins, the greater the chance of success. Most importantly, seek a doctor experienced in treating CRPS. ...Read more

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I have vitamin B12 defiency i get injections for life. Im 4 foot 11.. the blood reading was 160 on the B12 defiency. How bad was that reading..

I have vitamin B12 defiency i get injections for life. Im 4 foot 11.. the blood reading was 160 on the B12 defiency. How bad was that reading..

Moderately low: Normal B12 levels for adults are 200-900 pg/mL. So 160 IS low. Also, many older adults will experience symptoms of deficiency even if the B12 is normal, but in low normal range. You must have been tested and learned that you lack intrinsic factor, a protein that helps the intestine absorb vitamin B12, or have other malabsorption issues, hence the need for injections. ...Read more

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CRPS L foot- physio, meds, some relief but side effects. PM dr- scs. Nervous, seems drastic, life-changing. Good idea? Trial first? (CRPS mild?)

CRPS L foot- physio, meds, some relief but side effects. PM dr- scs. Nervous, seems drastic, life-changing. Good idea? Trial first? (CRPS  mild?)

SCS for CRPS: SCS is a good idea after trying PT and several medications. I'd recommend also exploring if anyone near you does DRG stimulation. All doctors will do a 5-7 day trial before a permanent implantation. I'd be happy to discuss more with you via HealthTap consult. ...Read more

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She didn't give a diagnosis she said she suspected it was a sensitivity to moisture. It's not me with the foot condition it's my boyfriend, I just can't convince him to see a doctor because he's convinced that he has some sort of life threatening chronic

She didn't give a diagnosis she said she suspected it was a sensitivity to moisture. It's not me with the foot condition it's my boyfriend, I just can't convince him to see a doctor because he's convinced that he has some sort of life threatening chronic

Sensitivity to moist: Please restate . Is there a foot problem ,possible fungal which thrives in moisture? OTC anti- fungal powders/creams . Change socks /spray antifungal inside of shoes let dry. If nails may need prescription, if mole see doc f/u w/ doc/ urgent care/ clinics at CVS. if nails may need prescription, if mole see doctor

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/fungal-infections-skin#1 ...Read more

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When i drink alchohol my nose bleeds what is the deal? Is this life threatening?

Nose bleed: Alcohol is a vasodilator , + with chronic alcoholism the clotting factors in the blood are affected from chronic liver disease, how much do you drink and how long have you been drinking? You need to get your blood tests checked. ...Read more

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I can only breath from one side of my nose. I've taken allergy meds & decongestants all my life. Is something wrong with my sinuses?

I can only breath from one side of my nose. I've taken allergy meds & decongestants all my life. Is something wrong with my sinuses?

Obstruction: You may have an anatomical blockage like a deviated septum. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more