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Can Ovaries Change In Volume Over Years As Mine Has Gotten Bigger
I've noticed a difference in appearance with my penis and genitals over the past few years (constant shrinkage, decrease in size)is this normal? I'm 34
Can globulin values change frequently? As in within a week/months. I realise albumin changes. Mine has been steadily increasing over the last few months and I'm trying to figure out why.
My 7yr old son has a testicle that is significantly larger than the other, he complained of pain once but hasnt anymore?
Testicular swelling: A significant difference in testicular size is worth a trip to his doctor's office to have it evaluated. Sudden, severe testicular pain needs to be assessed as an emergency as does testicular pain that is associated with fever, nausea, chills or blood in the urine. Mild pain that lasts for a few days or new lumps or swelling need an evaluation but it doesn't have to be urgent. ...Read more
Can the spine still grow in adult years? I'm 36, Could my spine have grown several inches @ this age? Shirts seem shorter now.Weight only up a few lbs
M son has had alump in his neck now for no longer than a year it has doubled in size and now has 3 other hard lumps around the area its in what can it?
Go to Dr: Take your son to a doctor, could be lymph nodes, cysts. ...Read more
No, : No, that is not normal. Please be seen by your doctor and have a complete examination. While there are some congenital conditions that cause this, in general you need to have a complete evaluation. Please call your doctor and make an appointment to be seen. ...Read more
Can the gumline contours change if temporaries have been taken on and off over 6x in 3 months? Mine seem to have become gummier in appearance.
Yes: Many things can affect the gum tissue appearance and contours. Very important are the contours of the temporary, especially as they approach the tissue. Also, the level of the tooth preparation margin as it relates to the tissue. Along with this is the residual cement and the integrity of the seal between the tooth margin and the temporary. Paramount is your ability to keep things meticulously clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why has my daughters hands not grown larger in size in 2 years and my son's have in a year? She seems to be getting bigger just not her hands.
Girls and Boys: Girls and Boys certainly grow differently. They each have their own distinct growth curves with distinct patterns and averages. Growth in the hands is probably proportionally related! Check with your doc on your daughter's next visit. She will know by examining her if other steps need to be taken. ...Read more
Few months now I notice armpits smell more than ever before in my life. Diet has not changed. Is this normal/common? They don't smell through clothes.
Armpits: When you shower you no doubt take care of your armpits. Once you have dried off you can put some cream (or similar) under your armpits. They are inexpensive, many options, and available at any pharmacy or food store. ...Read more
My breasts have remained the same size since I was 11, which is smaller than a 32AA. Is this normal, and will they ever grow?
Little hope: This is a great question and really has a few different answers. Most women start to notice an enlargement of their breast tissue around puberty. Puberty in women typically happens before most males and occurs anywhere from 9-16 years old. If not much change in her breasts after the age of 18, then they have likely finished " developing" except changes with weight gain, pregnancy , breast feeding. ...Read more
Has anyone had patients (female) who grew more than 2 inches in height over age 35 and if so what caused that to occur many years after puberty ended?
That hasn't: occurred in any of my patients that I am aware of. ...Read more
I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?
I have had an enlarged left testicle for 18 years. It has increased over the year but been the same size for years now. Are there negative side affect?
Here are some ...: What you described most likely represents the evolving change of left hydrocele, which is the unharm fluid collection inside the normal space of tunica vaginalis resulting from imbalance between the secretion and absorption of tunica vaginalis. If mentally and physically asymptomatic, leave it alone; on the contrary, surgical correction, called hydrocelectomy will help rid it. So, see & ask Doc... ...Read more
I have noticed my tonsils change shape regularly, new pockets are forming and they are changing constantly over the last 6 months. Is that' normal?
Tonsil stones: You might be describing tonsil stones. It is somewhat unclear based on the history of the problem. Check out this link: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention Also check out the image and see if this fits your description. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 25 year old partner (male) over the last 2weeks has developed some lumps, 2 in his breast (right side) one in each armpit and another in his groin?
seek evaluation: Well, i certainly feel a medical exam is in order. Your doctor or provider will ask other questions concerning weight loss, fatigue or malaise, and night sweats. Groin and armpit lumps could be swollen lymph nodes, which could be indicative of a systemic disease process. Call your doctor for an appointment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5yo has only grown 1inch since her annual in June, but has gained 4.5lbs. Her peers have grown several inches and tower over her. What is average?
My 12 year old niece' whole personality has change in the last few weeks and she has been saying that it is the voice of the devil, can u help me?
Sounds ominus: If she is hearing voices (devil or others), she needs evaluation by mental health professional. There are many reasons for children to change personality, but there may be serious problems, social or medical. If possible, make sure she is seen by someone skilled in child mental health disorders. This may be the tip of the iceberg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband is just mentioning a hard fixed lump in testicle which is not painful and has grown in size over last few months any thoughts?
Must rule out cancer: A swollen testicle or one with a lump, especially one that feels firm, is a sign to go see the doctor this week. One can see his primary care doctor first, who may refer to the radiologist and urologist to further evaluate and do an ultrasound scan, if testicular cancer is suspected. If there is a cancer, it is treatable by removal of the testicle, and getting follow-up care. ...Read more
My 4yo feet seem to not be growing, she has been the same size for a year or more, she has grown a few inches but not her feet.
May be normal: A 4 yo is roughly 40 lb and 40 inches tall.Their usual growth rate is about 3-4 lb/yr and 2-3 inches. The best way to gauge her growth is to follow it on her growth chart, which her doc should be keeping up at her yearly well kid visits. I expect these kids to eat well 4-5 days a month and graze/nibble most other days. ...Read more
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