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How do I know if i'm near or far sighted? It's actually confusing.

How do I know if i'm near or far sighted?  It's actually confusing.

Easy : Myopia, aka nearsightedness, usually means that you able to more easily see up close than far away. Without glasses or contacts on, there should be a natural focal point where vision is clear. "nearsighted" does not mean "nearsightless." farsighted individuals see distance more easily than at near. If in doubt, get a refraction by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else ?

Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else
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Yes: Ann, the spleen lies in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Several conditions, such as mono, can cause problems with the spleen, but the lung, diaphragm, stomach, and colon are all nearby, and can cause pain in that location. If you have symptoms that aren't improving, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamine? So confusing on what to take. I take life extension brand 2 a day.

What is a good multivitamine? So confusing on what to take. I take life extension brand 2 a day.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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How do you know when to use heat for pain; and when to use ice? And is always better when using heat to use moist heat? - so confusing

How do you know when to use heat for pain; and when to use ice? And is always better when using heat to use moist heat? - so confusing

A guideline:: Ice is for injuries - heat is for muscles. Cold will make muscle pain worse & heat will make injury worse for many people. But if it works differently for you, that's what you might do. See link: http://saveyourself.Ca/articles/ice-heat-confusion.Php good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

Depends: That is a little enlarged for an ovary. Their are many potential causes for an enlarged ovary. Typically the cause will be an ovarian cyst or mass. Their can be multiple smaller cysts. Your doctor should be able to help clarify the cause and significance of the enlarged ovary and determine what should be done next. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm having a problem with my erection. Its so confusing because im hard as a rock at one point and then it doesn't want to get hard again. Please help.

I'm having a problem with my erection. Its so confusing because im hard as a rock at one point and then it doesn't want to get hard again. Please help.

Relax: I choose that word after many years of experience. The brain messes up our erections, not the body in most instances. Performance anxiety is the number one problem when this scenario presents itself to the young man. A good physician will check your blood pressure, blood sugar level and your thyroid function to make sure this is not a medical problem, but it is about your worries most likely. ...Read more

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How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy? Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy?  Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

Semantics: A pregnancy is considered to last 40 weeks or 9 months. The two are not directly interchangeable because most months are not exactly 4 weeks. Half of a pregnancy is 20 weeks or 4 and 1/2 months. It just does not correlate evenly. Most of us use weeks rather than months to follow the duration of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

No: Hearing two languages is totally appropriate for a child and will enhance the development of both those languages. ...Read more

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Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

You are right: Lupus results can be confusing, but without knowledge of the results, i think i will make you more confused simply by listing tests and their values. ...Read more