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Does everyone have scoliosis even if its just minor?

Does everyone have scoliosis even if its just minor?

No: There are two major types - developmental & degenerative. The first occurs in about 1.5% of adolescents, but only a small fraction is serious. We measure severity by degrees of curvature. More than 10° is significant, but treatment is reserved for greater degrees of curve, usually more than 18°. Your doctor (not chiropractor) is the best judge of this problem. The 2nd type is in older people. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Does everyone have wisdom teeth or is it just the majority of people? If you parents have them, is it guaranteed that you also do?

Does everyone have wisdom teeth or is it just the majority of people? If you parents have them, is it guaranteed that you also do?

Most people do: Most people have 4 wisdom teeth. If your parents did not have them or had other congenital missing teeth there is a higher chance that you can have missing teeth. However there are no guarentees. It is easy for your dentist to take an x-ray and see if yours are persent. ...Read more

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I seem to have like a really curved back. If i also have scoliosis, is it any more or less likely that i will have excessive lordosis?

I seem to have like a really curved back. If i also have scoliosis, is it any more or less likely that i will have excessive lordosis?

Where?: In adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, loss of normal thoracic kyphosis is typical. However, in some patients with a kyphoscoliosis, this must be compensated with increased lumbar lordosis. So either may occur in an attempt to balance the head over the center of the hips/pelvis on the frontal and side views. This is the body's normal compensation for spinal deformity. ...Read more

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I have minor scoliosis and I was wondering if there is anyway to straighten it out?

I have minor scoliosis and I was wondering if there is anyway to straighten it out?

Follow-up: Children who have mild scoliosis should be monitored closely, generally with X-rays, to determine if the curve is getting worse. In many cases there is no treatment necessary. Sometimes a brace has to be worn to stop the curve from worsening. Sometimes surgery is suggested to keep the scoliosis from getting worse. ...Read more

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Will I have a nice body even if I have bad scoliosis?

Varies: In general, curvatures over 45-50 degrees do tend to steadily progress and can potentially cause cardiac and pulmonary problems and also an enlarging "rib hump" where curves less than 45 degrees are much less likely to progress or cause problems. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not want to have sex often? I'm almost never in the mood and i don't enjoy it even if I do have sex. Is something wrong with me?

Is it normal to not want to have sex often? I'm almost never in the mood and i don't enjoy it even if I do have sex. Is something wrong with me?

It's normal: Each individual has a unique preference for how often sex is desired. You should see a physician to determine if there is a medical problem interfering with your lack of desire or enjoyment. Is there a problem with your relationship with your partner. A psychologist or certified sex therapist may be helpful. ...Read more

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If I have anxiety but have no anxiety attacks does that means its going away or does it means its not that bad?

If I have anxiety but have no anxiety attacks does that means its going away or does it means its not that bad?

Changes: Certain degree of anxiety, in front of different situations, is normal. If it causes problems in your life, or is clearly excessive, you should consult a psychiatrist, find the reasons and treat it. ...Read more

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I seem to have a slight inferior scleral show. Not sure if since childhood, but whether it was or not, how can it be fixed fix with/without surgery?

I seem to have a slight inferior scleral show. Not sure if since childhood, but whether it was or not, how can it be fixed fix with/without surgery?

Surgery likely: This as you know is called scleral show and relates to the fact that the lower lid sits above the lower edge of the cornea (colored part). This can attract attention, especially if on one side only. No medication will stop this but there are good surgical procedures to elevate the lid if you desire. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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HI! And if I don't have a cough anymore and have no fever, does it mean that I'll be ok and have nothing to worry about?

HI! And if I don't have a cough anymore and have no fever, does it mean that I'll be ok and have nothing to worry about?

Not sure: Would help if you tell us what you were worried about in the first place. Common symptoms of common cold include cough and fever, but so do hay fever, allergic rhinitis, mononucleosis, strep throat, pneumonia, asthma, etc. If you were worried about any of these conditions, then please let us know if you have other symptoms that could be more specific to these conditions. Thanks for using HealthT ...Read more

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I have a slip disc in l5 s1 and i am 24. Will it heal after some time or it be like this life long?

I have a slip disc in l5 s1 and i am 24. Will it heal after some time or it be like this life long?

Can heal: A European study suggested that most disc ruptures, dry out and shrink by 9-10 months, and unless severe neurological problems are progressing, it is best to avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more

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My tonsils went away as a teen. No sign they were ever there. Is this normal and how does it happen? Also I have no appendix or wisdom teeth.

My tonsils went away as a teen. No sign they were ever there. Is this normal and how does it happen? Also I have no appendix or wisdom teeth.

Tonsils: Tonsils get smaller as we age and may appear as if they are gone. Not all people get wisdom teeth and lastly I am not sure how you know you have no appendix. ...Read more

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If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

If I have mild scoliosis, is it wrong to do yoga?

Nope: All exercises are encouraged. No activity has been associated with scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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If you have a thyroid problem (haven't been diagnosed but have all the symptoms) will exercise straighten it out? What herbs will help?

If you have a thyroid problem (haven't been diagnosed but have all the symptoms) will exercise straighten it out? What herbs will help?

Well.....: There are a # of things that might present with some symptoms that could be seen with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. If you are symptomatic - would encourage you to be medically worked up for a definitive diagnosis. If you do have thyroid disease - would not count on exercise or herbs to correct it. Take care. ...Read more

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So if i might have pelvic damage wirh big babies that i had does that mean that when I have sex the man does not feel any thing if im not tight?

So if i might have pelvic damage wirh big babies that i had does that mean that when I have sex the man does not feel any thing if im not tight?

Not necessarily: The birth canal does tend to return to normal anatomy after child birth though it does not get back to original state. You may help your pelvic muscles by kegel exercises. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/wo00119. ...Read more

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How bad does it hurt if you have delivery with no anesthesia?

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How bad does it hurt if you have delivery with no anesthesia?

It depends: Women have had babies without any anesthesia for thousands of years. It is important to follow with a skilled nurse or physician ahead of time to watch for signs of trouble and to ensure delivery is safe. Childbirth is painful to be sure and tends to get less so with more deliveries. Many women forget the severity of the pain afterward. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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