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Do Lipomas Go Away
Possibly: A phlebolith is a calcium mass in the wall of a vein. Some proponents believe phleboliths can be self-treated - via hot compresses, prescription antiinflammatories and activity. However, deposited calcium is not going to mobilize itself out of tissue without chelation-type therapy or surgical removal. Phleboliths are generally benign, cause no harm and are not treated. If its a concern see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the reproductive years. After menopause, when estrogen levels have decreased, fibroids will gradually shrink and can eventually become undetectable. Fibroids should not grow during menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid : I assume you're talking about a thyroid goiter. If you happen to have an under active thyroid gland, then replacement therapy with a medication like levothyroxine can help reduce the size of a goiter. This would require lifelong therapy. If you had a growth in the gland, then this might require surgery. This would remove the goiter permanently. You should go see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Often BUT be warned: Pain that goes away quickly is usually not serious. Don't eat or drink anything & go and see a dr. Or go to an er asap if pain is severe because you don't know whether this is testicular torsion or not. Torsion can result in loss of testicle unless it is corrected within 6 hours. This does not mean wait 6 hours, it means should have been corrected within that time period. ...Read more
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more
No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes lipomas looks at it and agrees with that diagnosis. ...Read more
Freckles=Sun Damage: Freckles are caused by sun damage, especially from UVA. The UVA causes the pigment cell to distribute pigment abnormally. These only get worse with time and more sun exposure, not better. An IPL or a skin care system like Obagi Nu-Derm can eliminate these, however. To discuss these, see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in skin rejuvenation. Daily zinc oxide sunblock prevents more. ...Read more
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