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My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

Epididymis: The symptoms described can occur for a variety of reasons. One possibility is that of a spermatocele which is a benign finding that should not raise alarm. However, you should have it examined by your doctor to ensure it is not something more concerning. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to nuts, should I have a reaction to eating chickpeas?

If I am allergic to nuts, should I have a reaction to eating chickpeas?

Depends: It depends on how your nuts allergy is diagnosed or if you have a clinical reaction after eating nuts or not, the risk may vary. Chick-peas are legume and unlikely to cross react with treenuts. In any case, check with your local allergist to have it checked before deciding to consume new foods if you have history of food allergy. ...Read more

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lump on my bikini line. started to shrink then was big again( size of a chickpea)then shrunk again . It does not hurt just get pulling feeling ?

 lump on my bikini line.  started to shrink  then  was big again( size of a chickpea)then shrunk again  . It does not hurt just get pulling feeling ?

Lymph node/infxn: Lumps on bikini line that increase or decrease in size can be a lymph node (if found in the crease between the leg and the pelvic region) or an infection of the hair follicle called folliculitis. Folliculitis are usually red spots that are painful/itchy while lymph nodes are typically rubbery and firm. One can get folliculitis with waxing/shaving the bikini line. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol above 300. Can I eat chickpea bread. ?

I have high cholesterol above 300. Can I eat chickpea bread. ?

Dietary and lift: style modification will help lower your bad cholesterol, but not by very much. If you have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol, you probably should be on some meds, especially if there is any family history of cardiovascular disease, even at your age. Consult with your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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My husband has a skin tag the size of a chickpea on his testicles for several years. Should he be concerned and get it checked?

No: If it looks like a chick pea, it's probably a sebaceous cyst. These can easily be drained but are not concerning. If it hasn't changed size or color in years, it's very likely benign. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive and past 2 weeks theres change in eating habits, breast and tired.Assuming its spotting(size of a chickpea) but 3 days?

Trying to conceive and past 2 weeks theres change in eating habits, breast and tired.Assuming its spotting(size of a chickpea) but 3 days?

Maybe!?: Its possible you are pregnant! Some symptoms of pregnancy can happen very early. A home pregnancy test when you miss your period should clarify the situation. Some women have a little spotting in early pregnancy. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Is flour fattening?

Is flour fattening?

Yes: Yes, flour has a lot of starch (carbohydrate), some protein, and a little bit of fat. Whole grain flour has fiber too (non-digestible carbohydrate). ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat raw glutinous rice flour?!

Is it bad to eat raw glutinous rice flour?!

Raw glutinous rice flour: No, is good!!This high raw rice salad is satisfying, delicious and oh so nutritious! High raw rice salad What on earth is a “high raw” salad anyway? Well, high raw basically means “mostly raw”. In other words, a high percentage of the ingredients are raw, so you know you’re eating as much raw food as possible. This particular high raw rice salad was created after I read “The Starch Solution” by Dr John McDougall. His approach to healthy eating involves eating as much low-fat, high-carbohydrate (starchy), vegan food as you like, and there are plenty of people who’ve lost heaps of weight and, more importantly, healed all kinds of illnesses and medical conditions by following his guidelines. So when we’re looking for ways recently to increase our calories without adding more fat to our diet, this was one of the ideas we tried. ...Read more

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My son is of 22month with 10 kg weight.he can't sit while lying in bed or flour.and he can't stand up without support.plz suggest me what to do.

My son is of 22month with 10 kg weight.he can't sit while lying in bed or flour.and he can't stand up without support.plz suggest me what to do.

Immediate Evaluation: Your son needs immediate evaluation for his developmental delay. A child should be able to sit unsupported by 9 months and stand without support between 12 month and 15 month. At almost two years of age he should be able to run, walk up stairs, etc. His developmental delay could be a neurological or metabolic. He needs a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I think im addicted to eating flour. I eat one or two large spoonfulls a day or a few small or medium sized spoonfulls a day.Is this bad for my health?

I think im addicted to eating flour. I eat one or two large spoonfulls a day or a few small or medium sized spoonfulls a day.Is this bad for my health?

Bad for health: Eating raw flour is not advisable simply because it is not cooked. This means that it has some bacteria that can affect you. There even some unconfirmed stories of salmonella outbreak. ...Read more

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Is plain flour bad for health?

Is plain flour bad for health?

Probably: Some nutrition experts state thatbif it's white it is not good fornyou, i.E sugars, plain flour, etc. ...Read more