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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more


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Why are my veins sometimes very dark so i can see most of them? They don't stick up they justare darker and more eaasily seen

Why are my veins sometimes very dark so i can see most of them? They don't stick up they justare darker and more eaasily seen

Dark veins: Firstly veins carry deoxygenated blood so they are naturally darker. Secondly if they are closer to the skin like most are and you have light skin they will be more obvious. ...Read more

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Is there any reason as to why my veins are so visible? (you can see them through my arms and legs and they are very vibrant)

Is there any reason as to why my veins are so visible? (you can see them through my arms and legs and they are very vibrant)

Depends: It depends on many factors.The veins in your arms may be more visible at certain times versus other times. The leg veins could be secondary to venous insufficiency. However, you are 16 years old and this is highly unlikely. If you are very thin that could be another reason why. ...Read more

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Can you have tiny pulmonary emboli and not know it? Would your body dissolve them if they were very tiny.

Can you have tiny pulmonary emboli and not know it? Would your body dissolve them if they were very tiny.

Yes: CT scans can pick up very time emboli that you may not notice. It is still unclear how to manage these small clots but most doctors would side with treatment since there isn't a great study that tells us otherwise. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my breasts and you can feel them. They are cysts and tissue. How do I know which ones are of concern when doing a self breast exam?

I have lumps in my breasts and you can feel them. They are cysts and tissue. How do I know which ones are of concern when doing a self breast exam?

Sorry, you can't: even in experienced hands, very difficult to tell if lump is of concern or not. Imaging of your breasts best way to help determine if the lumps are of concern or not. Screening mammogram and possible ultrasound to start. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What should a person do when they feel like they are going to have another nervous break down and that they are losing their mind ?

What should a person do when they feel like they are going to have another nervous break down and that they are losing their mind ?

Get help now.: This sounds like a painful place to be. Let your personal physician know what is going on. Referral to a psychiatrist would also be prudent. You need help right now, before you have a nervous breakdown. Be well. ...Read more

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Are you sure cherry angiomas are not caused by estrogen attacking blood vessels. I have some on breast worried get cancer?

Are you sure cherry angiomas are not caused by estrogen attacking blood vessels. I have some on breast worried get cancer?

Angiomas: "Cherry angiomata" are not pre-cancerous. They are not due to estrogen "attacking" blood vessels, but represent simple excess growth of tiny blood vessels under the skin, which become visible. They are of no medical concern, just cosmetic. ...Read more

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Im taking ultrasound because of cold feet. Do i have to check arteries or arteries and veins? Can any internist do it? Some are more expensive.

Im taking ultrasound because of cold feet. Do i have to check arteries or arteries and veins?  Can any internist do it? Some are more expensive.

Arteries.: If the concern is for vascular disease causing reduced flow to the legs and feet, the problem to evaluate is arterial flow toward the extremities. Vein assessment for this would not be helpful. Typically any physician (such as an internist) can refer to radiology/vascular medicine for a study. Another test consideration for lower extremity would be an ankle:brachial index (ABI). ...Read more

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If some warts caused by HPV are so small you can't see them, how can I be sure they are gone?

If some warts caused by HPV are so small you can't see them, how can I be sure they are gone?

Doesn't matter: Once you acquire these you can carry the germ in your tissues indefinitely and pass them to a partner with or without visible lesions. With the help of therapy and your immune system most clear the primary infection within 2 years and don't notice a recurrence, but it can. ...Read more

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What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

What are blood clots and how do you know if you have them in your legs? Do they look like bruises ? Can you get them from bc pills

Blood clots legs: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are blood clots in the deep venous system of the legs, usually lower legs. Leg with DVT may be swollen, red, painful or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors include sitting/immobility for a long time, blood clotting disorder, pregnancy/birth control pills, smoking, being overweight, and many others. If you think you have dvt, go to emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Can a colonic manometry pick up if you have contractions of your colon, but they are so disorganized that they are unable to move stool?

Can a colonic manometry pick up if you have contractions of your colon, but they are so disorganized that they are unable to move stool?

Probably not...: "Colonic manometry" is typically limited to the anorectal region. Anorectal manometry is a test to evaluate bowel function in those with constipation or stool leakage. It is used to: 1) Check the strength of the anal sphincter muscles 2) Check the ability to sense stool within the rectum 3) Check the coordination between rectal and anal muscles Total colon manometry is still experimental ...Read more

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When piles are presed and veins are press up so can we do for remove this ache?

When piles are presed and veins are press up so can we do for remove this ache?

Yes: Reduce prolapse to intra anal site. Stool softeners, regular movements, local suppositories from pharmacy to reduce swelling can all help. However if they are that big: may need surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Do lipomas stay pretty close to the surface or are they known to go deep. If they are big enough to cause pain should you be able to see them?

Do lipomas stay pretty close to the surface or are they known to go deep. If they are big enough to cause pain should you be able to see them?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. ...Read more

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I have 2 larger veins in my left testicle, they are purple. I can feel them and see them but they are not enormous. One is large What is that?

I have 2 larger veins in my left testicle, they are purple. I can feel them and see them but they are not enormous. One is large What is that?

Sounds like: varicocele. If you do not have any symptoms, nothing needs to be done. Minor surgery and embolizations are options for treatment, if these progress to cause pain or infertility. Consult with a urologist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure 140/90 give you head rushes and make you sweet or what are some of the feelings it will cause?

Can blood pressure 140/90 give you head rushes and make you sweet or what are some of the feelings it will cause?

Maybe: The BP is higher than we like it. But it may be sudden drops or sudden spikes in your BP that is causing your symptoms. Buy a home cuff , make sure you chk it at your doctors office . If its accurate, chk your BP during one of those episodes. If BP it too low or too high then you have your answer . If not either of those things are aparent then its something else and further work up will be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more