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Will I be considered odd in medical history if I show symptoms of an std (for e.G hiv) 8 hours post exposure?
Nature: You cannot change the rules or laws of nature no matter how much you want to perceive such power. ...Read more
Yes: Yes unusual bloody discharge, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Odd question on medical and moral problem involving teen sex--why don't parents control it better?
I have an odd clear jelly like substance coming from my vagina. And I'm a little worried. Any idea what could be going on? Do I need medical help?
Clear discharge: A clear discharge can be related to ovulatory mucus production, but also could be a variety of "yeast" overgrowth. Ovulatory clear mucus occurs around day 12-15 of a regular non-birth control pill cycle. If this is persistent beyond that time frame, consult your provider for an exam. ...Read more
Many places: Start with the nih which conducts research in such areas and funds research throughout the usa for unusual ailments. Most medical centers have experts in very narrow fields of medicine. You can find information on many unusual diseases by contacting national charitable agencies specializing in such diseases. ...Read more
Is being born with the heart on the right side of the body harmful in any medically or unusual way?
It depends...: By itself, having the heart on the right side (dextrocardia) is not harmful. However, about 30-40% of individuals with dextrocardia also have other heart problems, some of which can be dangerous if not treated properly. In addition, a fraction of people with dextrocardia also have have a condition called kartagener's syndrome, which can cause lung disease, sinusitis and infertility in men. ...Read more
Is it unusual for an elderly nonambulant pt to have multiple ulcers on his tongue Is there any potential medical significance e.g. route for infection?
Ulcers: I think you need to have it examined to see what the source of the ulcers are. They range from poor diet, teeth related, medication side effects to autoimmune problems. They may need to be cultured or biopsied. You are correct in that they may uncommonly be a route fro infection ...Read more
Any medical reason I have sore swollen breast on day 45 of cycle and neg hpt I ve had no major diet or exercise change and no unusual stress? Thank u
More information: Symptoms can vary but the meaning depends on where they occur, how long they have lasted and whether there is a connection between them. And also they depend on your inheritance, exposure and underlying health history. So: more data is needed to answer this question. ...Read more
If you are really: Worried about these things- consider seeing a psychologist for a comprehensive eval (might include psychological testing as well). This way you can get objective feedback about your yourself. Take care. ...Read more
Medical abortion: A "medical abortion" is produced in early pregnancy by the use of an agent to interrupt the hormone production of the ovary (corpus luteum), or an agent which kills rapidly multiplying cells, like methotrexate. These methods are not always successful, but most often surgery (a "d&c") is avoided. ...Read more
No: But chronic exhaustion can be a sign of medical illness, so be sure to get checked out by your doctor. Allowing yourself to be chronically exhausted can also lead to medical illness. Sometimes the doctors can't find anything wrong, even though you feel chronically exhausted, and this can be emotionally hard to deal with. Make sure you get the support you need. ...Read more
Days prior to ovulation one can find clear thin cervical mucus, bloating, and cramping. Usually the act of ovulation may not produce any type of discomfort at all. Some may feel slight cramping with ovulation due to the release of follicular fluid
or a small amount of blood from the surface of the ovary. ...Read more
Drs don't know prob: You need to see a really good Internist. Say someone who trained at Duke. ...Read more
Thoracic Spine Pain: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more
Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more
FASD: The image shows the characteristics. Sometimes they can be subtle, and would need a doctor to identify. ...Read more
Asperger's: Asperger's is a specific psychiatric diagnosis with specific criteria and symptoms. Being ood is a personal impression. Some people with asperger's can seem quite normal in many ways. Whereas some normal people can sem qwuite odd, if they are under stress or in unfamilliar places. The only wqay to tell is to get an evaluation. ...Read more
How old: I assume u meant how old? . Personality do diagnoses are given above 18 years age. ...Read more
Clarification needed: There isn't enough information provided to give any specific recommendations. You can re-ask question with clarification or see your medical provider if it is not resolving. ...Read more
Unlikely: Once a person has reached adulthood the growth of the skull is clearly complete. The sutures have fused. The skull cannot decrease in size. Externally, there may be the appearance of some decrease in head size if there is a change in the skin thickness or changes in the amount of fatty tissue. But the actual head size really doesn't change because of the constraints of the skull. ...Read more
I have a 5yr old that has odd/add if I was to give her medication which do you feel is the best one for this condition?
No one answer...: Deciding on the "right" medicaion to give a yung child with add & odd takes into account a number of things, not just your child's age. Your doctor needs to take into account her specific symptoms, what time of day they are most problematic, how they are affecting her daily function, side effect profiles etc.... There is not one medication that's "right", except what is right for your child. ...Read more
My wife has mucocele that does not seem to heal for months now. It is painless but just looks odd. What are the options?
How can you define mental illness behaviour or just plain odd behaviour from people that just have different ways of doing things?
Odd behavior: Is not an issue unless it interferes with your success at work, school or with interpersonal relationships. If the issue has persisted for more than 6 months you may just be dealing with a personality trait or style. Psychopathology requires that one is at risk for harm to self or others. I hope this is a useful starting point (without delving into specifics) ...Read more
Don't like fact I like bottle of wine every night and odd night two, I feel well and like relaxing so what's the problem as still eat well?
Alcohol concern: Your stating that you "don't like" your preference for a bottle or two of wine at night suggests your drinking concerns you. Daily alcohol consumption in this amount may cause liver disease, gastritis, and damage multiple organ systems. You may not feel symptoms until the damage is done. ...Read more
My grandfather 88 yrs old keeps on forgetting some peoples around him and events but remember the people he likes the most. It looks very odd.
Not at all odd: Perhaps you did not describe the 'odd' looking part. At his age, over half of people suffer some or significant memory loss. That it is selective is not at all surprising and may even make good sense. If a person (of any age) had their options reduced, they's be wise to choose well and select those they liked best. I hope for you that you are among those he likes. If not, you may be sad about it. ...Read more
Hi, this is a beauty problem but it comes under health I suppose. I have odd eyebrows, and it is a very big problem for me. How can I solve it?
See a specialist: Believe it or not in the United States there are people who will pluck your eyebrows into a more acceptable shape for you. I am sure there are people like that where you live. ...Read more
My right cuspid started hurting right at the tip which is odd. I also think it's slightly longer than the other one too like it;s slipping out.
Wear/grinding: If you have been grinding the tooth at this spot, the enamel wears away and exposes the underlying dentin, which is more sensitive. Also, you may have traumatized the ligament around the root which will lead to increased sensitivity. If it persists, see your Dentist for evaluation and Tx. Good Luck. ...Read more
I am 5'9". My husband is 5'10". Approximately how tall should our 16mo old boy be? At 26.5 inches he has fallen off the growth chart. Is this odd?
Odd measurements: If your 16 mo boy measures 26.5 inches I would have done a workup on him for failing to grow months ago. He should measure 32 inches or so with his parental genes. If he has been diagnosed with a major medical problem, syndrome or other issue, this might be expected, but not in an otherwise normal kid. ...Read more
I hit the back of my head pretty hard about 4 hours ago, maybe less or more. No odd symptoms, just pain throughout my head. Anything to worry about?
I'm 44 yr old female. I seem to forget events, questions ppl have asked me, topics ppl have talked about. Odd that I can concentrate at work fine.
Memory problem: If you are concerned about your memory problems, then it's enough of a problem to warrant an evaluation by a psychiatrist or neurologist who are best qualified to advise you. It is very important that you be reassured and/or started on medication if needed. ...Read more