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Can Exposure To Lead Dust And Asbestos Cause A Thyroglossal Cyst To Form
Unlikely: I have never seen or read of this association but anything is possible. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Sinus Cancer: It really depends on what you mean by normal dust... Typical outdoor dust is composed of dirty and other particulate matter. This has not been shown to be highly associated with sinus cancer. However, dust from a woodworking shop has been linked to sinus cancers in woodworkers, particularly certain types of soft woods. Typically it takes years of exposure and would be very uncommon in someone 20yr ...Read more
Can a long-term exposure to vapors of certain chemicals (e.G. Acrylic acid) cause an erectile dysfunction in men?
Doubtful: Despite the 'pop' idea that 'chemicals' cause everything, if this were the explanation the same thing would be happening to the other men who work the same job. Erectile dysfunction has a variety of causes. If your favorite thoughts / pictures / videos / partner(s) don't get you hard like they should, a full checkup including hemochromatosis and prolactinoma screening is in order. ...Read more
Can blisters on the lung & then a burst blister which leads to a collapsed lung be caused by stress or could heavy smoking for 20+ yrs be the cause?
It depends on your m: A great deal depends on your medical situation. So your oncologist can guide you. There are ways to reduce or get rid of fluid collections any where in the body. This may be possible with diuretics, better nutrition(you need adequate amount of proteins in your blood) and sometimes by managing the cause of the fluid accummulation which can be compression caused by the tumors. ...Read more
Probably not: If this were true, there would be more in the city than in the countryside and neither I nor anyone I've read about has observed this. Don't look for a cause for your acne. It's fruitless. Treat it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more
Can certain types of exercise aggravate an existing dvt? Possibly cause another piece to break off and maybe result in a pe?
Uncertain: There is evidence that early walking exercise can be started in uncomplicated DVT within the first day after appropriate anticoagulant treatment & use of compression devices. Walking daily anywhere between 1-5 miles is associated with improvements in pain & swelling, and no increased risk of pe, compared to bed rest. Currently we lack data on the safety of vigorous or aggresive exercise after dvt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.
Can the odor for pet urine that is soaked in carpet cause irritation to the lungs that leads to lung failure. It happened to me.
Exposed to a small amount of drywall and dust which may have contained lead, as the apt I'm living in was built before 70's. Should I be worried?
Is it common to have lots scar tissue 1 mnth after removing benign leukoplakia from vocal cord? Can scar turn to cancer in future or is it unlikely?
Unlikely if benign: if the lesion is benign then it is very unlikely to transform into a cancerious focus. ...Read more
Is it possible to damage DNA from single chest CT scan which can lead to cancer later in life? If yes then how long it will take to develop?
Stop worrying: Your dna is being damaged constantly as you go about your business. Your own body, especially your potassium atoms, are radioactive, and you are being bombarded constantly by cosmic rays. Scans are only one of thousands of sources of radiation. You can't avoid it, the exposure you get in a scan is hopefully worth the benefit, and you need keep it in perspective and get on with living your life. ...Read more
Can inferior scleral show cause eyes to be more sensitive(dryness), like to outside environment(the air, the air conditioner from a store, and so on)?
Yes: Inferior scleral show is generally the result of increased lower eyelid laxity that exposes the lower part of the eye & increase surface exposure & consequent dryness. Usually this is a result of aging, but sometimes due to genetics, scarring, injury or hyperthyroidism. Lubricating eye drops help. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Can HPV itself cause cancer in penis and oropharynx or do the other risk factors need to be met.Like collection of smegma, smoking chewing tobacco etc?
Synergy: Having more than one risk factor usually raises cancer risk a lot more than just adding up the odds. For penis cancer, HPV plus lack of circumcision is the usual combination of risk factors. For oropharyngeal, the risk is more additive, according to this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27197530 ...Read more
Will being exposed to asbestos a few times from remodeling a house cause me to get some sort of cancer ? I've read that even one exposure is bad.
Please check with: your local VAMC. Reviewing the literature there have been service connections awarded in at least some cases for plasmacytoma. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microscopic hood work-- can that expose to traces of viruses causing uri, how serious is this disease?
Be more specific: You need to be more specific about what you do and what safety standards are in place. ...Read more
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more
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