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Elena has a lump on her palm. She said she fell around 6 months ago and it started growing until recently. Now it is big enough to notice and hurts.
Lump under skin: Could she have gotten some small stone under the skin? ...Read more
Is vidian neurectomy an option? Have tried everything over 15yrs, even sinus surgery. Out of options. Is a vidian neurectomy currently available in GA?
Vidian neurectomy: An old surgery revisited, now with better results in selected patients of hard-to-control rhinitis who have tried different treatment modalities and failed, however needs to be performed by an experienced surgeon in that area, but let me suggest that you see an allergist/Immunologist first if you haven't done so already, also get a second or even a third opinion from experts before you committ ...Read more
Hgb electrophoresis: A blood test that identifies the different types of hemoglobin in the blood. Can help diagnose sickle cell; thalassemias; or otherwise sort out cause of some anemias. For more information, see: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003639.Htm /// or: http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hemoglobin-electrophoresis. ...Read more
No controlled studies have been done.
Some women report transient swelling, and are happy.
It is certainly only transient, lasting for 8+ hours by reports.
Don't purchase a large supply if you are going to try it!! ...Read more
Losing weight: Doesn't quite work like that. Even if your weight were to be lower right after exercise, it is just from sweat loss. In order to track weight loss, weigh yourself at the same time (preferably in the morning) every day. Chart your weight over time, and you will pick up the trend. Don't worry, weight fluctuates day to day. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Eyelid differences?: In most cases, when there is the appearance of one eye being bigger, there is simply a lid position difference between the two eyes. If the eyeball was truly bigger, it would likely have a dufferent glasses prescription (more nearsightedness). Things pushing the eye forward could also make it look bigger. Some examples include enlarged muscles, inflammation, tumors. I would discuss w your doc. ...Read more
Perception.: Sadly, in america being thin is prized. Thin people are extensively used a role models (see ffilm, advertising etc). As a result, someone can come to perceive only thin people as being "normal". Our perception of healthy becomes warped. My guess is that you scrutinize your body and weight a little too much. How about aiming for healthy rather than thin? Take care. ...Read more
Is this new?: Many things can cause anxiety including an anxiety disorder, of course, but also thyroid problems, too much caffeine, nicotine or any other substances, any new medications, new stress in your life. My question would be whether or not this is brand new anxiety or if you've had it for awhile. Treatments include psychotherapy, medications, relaxation strategies. I"d be happy to talk more with you. ...Read more
Slow and steady: It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well. With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan. ...Read more
Unhaopy: I am sorry did not see a question tagged by you will gladly try. Will need to send again. ...Read more
Many causes: You may be eating too much for the amount of exercise you are doing or are not exercising with enough intensity or enough time to get the benefits. Could also be hormonal, thyroid, medications. See your doctor and get checked out if you have not recently. ...Read more
Yes: Even if your ability to maintain an erection and ejaculate has not yet recovered, a stroke would not have affected sperm production. However, many medical conditions that predispose one to a stroke are also linked to a low sperm count. If you are trying to conceive your doctor can perform a sperm count and offer detailed advice. ...Read more
Need more info: Where does it hurt? And need details about the pain. It is best to see a doctor and have it evaluated, diagnosed and the it can be treated. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There are some mental health issues that are biological; however, it is usually in a grey area in terms of nature and nurture. There is usually something that triggers a mental health issue, but there had to be something there to be triggered in the first place. Best wishes. ...Read more
Your goal weight: Loss rate is too steep to be healthy. Try setting goal for 1 up to max of 2 lbs per week average. Insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Practice: Lasting longer is all about mental control. Practice on your own (yes, that means masturbate), or (safely) with your female partner, concentrating on delaying climax (that feeling where you have to finish) as long as possible. Just like with a sport, the more you practice, the better you'll be. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sun exposure: Freckles are genetically based and sun induced. For some people it does not take a lot of sun to cause freckling. Also it is good that you use sun screens but they do not block 100% of the sun. Also remember that most sunscreens start losing there effect after 90 minutes of being out in the sun. ...Read more
Get checked!: Your symptom is concerning and deserves to be addressed by your doctor. The digestive tract is long and complex, but the early portions will likely reveal the problem. There may be other organs such as the lymph tissues or thyroid that physically impinge on the digestive tract or there may be nerve controls involved. You are young and your nutritional status may be suffering! ...Read more