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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