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May i please contact one of you doctors privately as there is not enough room to ask - even after paying for more characters?
Yes - but if you can: Give a bit more info, it may help select the doctor best suited to providing an answer. ...Read more
I'm writing a book and one of my characters got seriously injured. So what does a person go through when losing a lot of blood?
Hypovolemic Shock: When someone experiences significant blood loss is it considered a life threatening condition known as hypovolemic shock. Symptoms include: anxiety cyanosis low or no urine output profuse sweating shallow breathing dizziness confusion chest pain loss of consciousness low blood pressure rapid heart rate weak pulse ...Read more
19yo.I am one of the most stressed people I know.I am very sensitive and everything touches me.It's my character.How to stop stressing out so much?
Stress management: Adequate sleep, regular exercise and healthy diets are important for reducing stress levels. Activities such as meditation and yoga are also great stress reducers. A few sessions with a therapist or counselor might be in order so that you can learn new ways to cope with your sensitive nature. ...Read more
I am writing a book and one of my characters lost her voice due to an accident where her hyoid was broken and severed her vocal chords. Possible?
I'm writing a book, in which the character is involved in a major car accident. What are procedures in the ambulance, and possible fatal injuries?
Liver laceration: Emergency medical personnel usually arrive at the scene, they may have to extricate the patient from the vehicle using power instruments to break through doors or cut out glass, apply a cervical collar and place the patient on a spinal board, perform CPR if necessary, apply a tourniquet around bleeding limbs, or start ivs and fluids. Fatal injuries include liver laceration or splenic rupture. ...Read more
Is there a type of disorder where you make up characters in your head and talk to them as if they're standing right in front of you?
Disorder?: The good news is that you know you make the characters up. This can be from many things. Are you lonely, bored, feel misunderstood? You could be giving yourself company. Another idea is these characters could be parts of yourself your are talking with. Is there any history of mental illness in your family? A good therapist is a good idea to help you with this since it bothers you. ...Read more
I am writing a novel, and one of my female characters is scarred and sterile. What injuries can cause that? How bad would they need to be to scar?
Hi. So I'm doing some research for my fictional story where one character gets her eye stabbed out. How would that be treated?
Read Shakespeare: This occurs to Gloucester in King Lear. A good place to start. Is the eye stabbing in the midst of a fight or with a restrained, helpless victim. Or is it a simple accident at work or play? Since this is a fictional story, you have great leeway in this; should be a logical progression with loss of sight and you have to decide whether one or both eyes are lost. Best of luck. ...Read more
Besides being a character trait, is there any mental disorder that could be related to being an extreeeemely sore loser yet not having a big ego?
Passive aggressive: behavior may be what you're describing. Society teaches many of us to repress anger so we're reluctant to speak up when we feel offended. Like a chemical reaction, this always produces resentment, holding it in but expressing anger indirectly, often unaware of it. A sore loser views losing as a big deal but is it? Learning to speak up & to work thru defeat are good therapy topics. :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Wrong website: for fantasy characters. Healthtap is a medical forum. Take care. ...Read more
BIG NOTHING: YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL, NO ADVANTAGE, WILL NOT MAKE YOU BECOME A BILLIONAIRE . ...Read more
An imaginary friend?: At 35 years old would encourage developing friendships with real people. It can enrich your life. ...Read more
Consult: Try phoning in for a consult is most effective. ...Read more
I need more characters to ask my detailed question. What can I do? It cut off most of my information when i sent in a question.
Talk to your doctor: If your question is that detailed or complex, you need to talk to your physician. ...Read more
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