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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Is it bad to wipe eye discharge with fingers or wash rag?

Is it bad to wipe eye discharge with fingers or wash rag?

Probably not: A wet, clean wash cloth can help remove secretions and debris from the eyes. Clean fingers can also do some of this for you. Fingers have been used to help clean the eyes for 1000's of years so the eyes are used to that. As long as the discharge does not reflect a more serious underlying condition, then you are probably fine. ...Read more

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My baby is 7 months. Since birth he is having a watery eye (discharge) (left eye) thank?

My baby is 7 months. Since birth he is having a watery eye (discharge) (left eye)

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Obstruction: Blockage of the tear outflow occurs in about 2% of newborns. Many will spontaneously open in the first several months of life, but some remain closed. You pediatric ophthalmologist can open this for you in a simple office procedure but do not wait too long because an older infant might require general anesthesia and there is a small risk to this along with extra expense. ...Read more

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How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

Cosmetic allergy: The best way is to stop using these products. You may be able to find a product line that you can tolerate, but this will take trial and error experimentation. ...Read more

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What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

Yellow eye discharge: Yellow eye discharge is not necessarily pus caused by infection. An example is babies with plugged tear ducts. The whitish yellowish discharge is an accumulation of surface eye and lid cells that are washed out by tears. Other than that, thick yellowish greenish discharge is usually caused by bacterial infection but, occasionally, when caused by viruses. ...Read more

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What can cause vomiting and eye discharge in a four year old?

What can cause vomiting and eye discharge in a four year old?

Sounds viral: Viruses like adenovirus can cause conjunctivitis (usually clear watery eye discharge), stomach upset, diarrhea, and coughing. Supportive cares with hydration and fever reducers are usually all that is needed. See your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of having blood in eye discharge I have never had this before today and it has really frightened me?

What could be the causes of having blood in eye discharge I have never had this before today and it has really frightened me?

Depends: There are multiple reasons why this can occur, infection, trauma, vascular malformation, etc.. You need to see an ophthalmologist who cam perform an exam to see what the correct diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Why does my eye discharge look cloudy when I wake up?

Why does my eye discharge look cloudy when I wake up?

Mucus: The eye normally produces tears and other materials to keep it healthy. It is not uncommon to have secretions in the corners of your eyes sometimes. Seek out an eye doctor to make sure it is not something more serious. Have a great day! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Health Screening (Definition)

Health screening refers to testing people for a disease or condition who are at risk for disease (due to their age, gender, or activities), but who do not necessarily have any symptoms of the disease. An annual mammogram to check for cancer is an example ...Read more