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Depends : The thickness of the fat layer varies greatly between different parts of the body and in different people. The fat layer in hands and feet is usually quite thin while fat on the abdomen can be several inches thick. Obese people may have several inches of fat while athletic people may have nearly none. Nerves are present in the skin and below the fat but tendons are only present underneath the fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Recession of the gums = bone loss. The root of your tooth should be covered by gums and bone. Attached tissue is needed to avoid further recession and bone loss. Gum grafts increase the attached tissue on a tooth. If healthy, the attachment is strong and prevents further bone loss. If not properly cleaned, the gums get inflamed and the attachment becomes weaker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?
See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more
Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?
Facelift: Regardless of the type of face lift you are contemplating, it's important to recognize that a facelift in general only tightens and addresses the lower third of the face and the upper neck. Forehead lines can be addressed with surgery, too, but that is called a forehead or brow lift. They can be done a number of ways, which should be explored/explained by your surgeon. ...Read more
Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?
Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain only when inhaling in the region between upper left breast and armpit. Persisted even after rest. Shallow breaths dull pain, deep breaths sharp?
Pleurisy: this type of pain with breathing is usually caused by a muscle strain between the ribs tho sometimes a rib can get slightly "out of place" - they usually pop back in hours to days. If severe, or lasting longer than a couple days, or if you feel short of breath now, see a doctor today. Otherwise, some docs and phys therapists can offer manipulation that can help this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is possible: Typically, the pain of a DVT is there all of the time but is made worse with movement (straightening and bending). If you have leg pain and swelling, you should get it checked out. If you are worried about a dvt, you would be wise to get it checked out anyway--if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cut leg shaving deep with bleeding post 2 days. Pain when walking or touching near area. Yellow skin near cut site. Have been cleaning it. Infected?
Get to the doctor: Yes. This is an urgent problem.Get a more detailed answer ›