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Do A Lot Of People Get Subungual Hematoma
If injured, yes: Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe). If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels. The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends of Severity: The kidneys are generally well protected under the ribs and heavy flank muscles. However, major blows such as from motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, large objects, fists, etc. May crush or compress the kidneys. Of course penetrating objects like knives, gunshots, or missiles, can directly damage any internal organ. Blood in the urine is often found after major kidney trauma. ...Read more
Lots of boys + men: Hydroceles are most common cause for scrotal sweeling in boys. Collection of fluid. Resolves spontaeously by age one year in most infants unless huge. Beyond on year + if fluctuate in size or in adults need surgery to clear. Varicoceles + epididymal cysts are very common in post pubertal males. Testis torsion and epididimitis common + present as painful swellings which need treatment. Tumors rare. ...Read more
Yes: Synovitis is inflammation of the lining of a joint. It can occur as a result of injury, infection, joint degeneration, or autoimmune conditions usch as rheumatoid arthritis. Common symptoms of synovitis are joint pain, fluid accumulation in the joint, and stiffness. Treatment of symptoms includes anti-inflammatory medications or intra-articular steroid injections. ...Read more
Relatively rare: Sarcomas are a diverse and relatively rare group of malignant tumors that develop in soft tissue and bone. Soft tissue sarcomas form in fat, muscles, nerves, joints, blood vessels, and deep skin tissues. It is estimated that in 2011, approximately 10, 980 and 2, 810 americans will be diagnosed with soft tissue and bone sarcomas, respectively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frostbite=freezing: Frostbite is a real risk whenever people spend time outdoors in freezing temperatures. It occurs when tissue of the body freezes. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure... If you are going to be spending time outdoors in severe weather make sure you are dressed appropriately. If you aren't sure, head to your nearest outdoors store and speak with a knowledgable outdoorsman. ...Read more
Sometimes: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Likely: If the hematoma affects the nerves, as is likely, the person will have pain. ...Read more
It's relatively rare: Hemochromatosis is a disorder where a person has too much iron in the blood. This can cause significant problems as iron will deposit in areas like the hear and liver. While it is typically rare, it can be seen if someone takes too much iron supplement. Generally, men should not take iron if they are otherwise healthy. Women, on the other hand, are usually ok provided they are still mentruati. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Chronic cholecystitis is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, severe, radiating into back); it is often associated with nausea+/-vomiting. Acute cholecystitis will cause the same pain, however it may last for a day or more, and may be associated with fever. ~750, 000 operations/yr in us, so it is quite common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anemia is low blood count. The most common form is due to low iron ingestion but other forms include blood loss, inherited changes in blood cells (like sickle cell, thalessemia, etc.) and bone marrow failure(aplastic anemia). Anemia also is found in patients on dialysis and on chemotherapy. Your doctor can help you with this if you suspect your are anemic. ...Read more
Infectious Disease: A tough question to answer in short but i'll try. In the US leishmaniasis is not often seen. It is a caused by a protozoa transmitted by the female sandfly. In certain areas of the world it can be common. Insect control practices can greatly reduce the chances of a person being bitten (and getting the disease). There are many forms of the disease and it can be very difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Volvulus is a twisting of the GI tract. It can occur at the stomach level, small bowel and proximal colon or the sigmoid colon. Some activities such as laxative abuse may predispose to volvulus. Oftentimes volvulus occurs due to congenital non fixation of the intestine. Any frequent severe abdominal pain associated with bilious (green) vomiting needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more
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