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My stool has been going from huge log type to small hard as a rock pebble like? I see red gooie stuff in there sometimes. Colonscopy negative i'm 25

My stool has been going from huge log type to small hard as a rock pebble like? I see red gooie stuff in there sometimes. Colonscopy negative i'm 25

Constipation: This may be a sign of some form of irritable bowel syndrome. It seems that you have already seen a GI specialist. Continue to see this specialist and keep a symptom diary. This will help to unravel the exact problem that may be developing. For now increase fiber in your diet. ...Read more

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Feel like there is big knot in carotid artery feels swollen beats hard. Can't see doctor till Monday family won't let me go to ER ?

Feel like there is big knot in carotid artery feels swollen beats hard. Can't see doctor till Monday family won't let me go to ER ?

Carotid body: Yes, that's a structure of the human body that serves as a sensor that makes sure the brain gets blood (and therefore oxygen). That beating you feel is the 'pulse' - and I assume you have a thin neck, which is why you can feel it so well. I don't think you need to go to the ER for that -- it would be a waste of your time. If you're still unsure, a regular appointment with a family doctor is OK. ...Read more

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Why does my 13 yo daughter have to walk in a straight line, touch her nose, etc at her pediatricians office?

Why does my 13 yo daughter have to walk in a straight line, touch her nose, etc at her pediatricians office?

Screening: Both of these are just simple screening tests for neurological or muscular problems. An examination of your daughter's gait for example can identify balance and coordination problems. ...Read more

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21y/o female have a nodule like thing under one armpit,hardly noticed, little tender . pencil rubber size and hardly elevated, no family history??/?

21y/o female have a nodule like thing under one armpit,hardly noticed, little tender . pencil rubber size and hardly elevated, no family history??/?

Lump: you may be developing an infection in the axillary lymph nodes referred to as Hidadrenitis please see your PCP to check it out and also other causes can include mono if other nodes are also involved. ...Read more

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I think I'm a bit too skinny. My friends say so, but my family says I'm fine. Is it good to be a 12yr old girl, 5'3, and 85lbs? My family also tall.

I think I'm a bit too skinny. My friends  say so, but my family says I'm fine. Is it good to be a 12yr old girl, 5'3, and 85lbs? My family also tall.

You are lean: Your ht/wt numbers put you at a body mass index of 15 which also places you in the lower 5-10% weight for people your age and height. The average BMI at your age is 18 which corresponds to 102 lb.You don't want to add fluff, so adding muscle which is denser may be a better goal than just getting heavier. A well balanced diet/rest and plenty of exercise can help you either way. ...Read more

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Urgent help guys! my 9years old brother blacks out and forgets things that he just did or went through..Is this a mental disease?

His pediatrician: Can assess further to determine if it is lack of attention, a mental or physical problem. ...Read more

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My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

More expedient: Having less people in the room expedites the visit since more personal questions can be addressed, less interruptions occur, & an exam can be performed more conveniently. I also limit the number of people unless my patient is disabled & needs help or requires an interpreter. It's also allows us to screen for domestic violence/abuse, drug use/alcohol use, or unsafe sexual practices. Take care. ...Read more

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I have strong anxiety about moving from small high school in a rural town to a huge and probably dangerous high school in Chicago, IL. Advice?

I have strong anxiety about moving from small high school in a rural town to a huge and probably dangerous high school in Chicago, IL. Advice?

Very normal: It is very normal to feel extreme apprehension about huge changes in your life. don't judge books by their cover - while some schools in Chicago may have their dangers, many are fantastic institutions of learning because they are in big city. There are going to be so many great things available to you in Chicago - focus on how these can will enhance your life. Reach out and make a good friend too. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a friend who develops somethings on his head, its all start with something looking like a pimple and end up with a black deadcell.

Hi! I have a friend who develops somethings on his head, its all start with something looking like a pimple and end up with a black deadcell.

See a doctor: "Your friend" should seek medical help. It is past time to get it taken care of and start the antibiotics if it is an abscess. Otherwise if it is a growth immediate attention needs to be taken since it is fast growing. Hope you get this resolved. ...Read more

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My son went to private elite college and now works as an intern at a low wage. How long should I support him?

My son went to private elite college and now works as an intern at a low wage. How long should I support him?

As needed: Internships are a way to learn new skills and get an edge on permanent employment. They currently are exploitative and largely unfair because they can be held mostly by those with the resources to accept no or low pay. But since the advantages are the 'edge' in employment, they are a good idea. Support you child as needed and as your resources permit until he/she is on their own. ...Read more

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At homemy husband is a very quiet and very discreet person i like to chat and connect with him but he spends his time on his cell phone.Help?

Not uncommon: Communication leads to respect, which begets trust, which allows for intimacy, and enhances the love in all relationships. Making time for you and your husband to communicate is essential. Get out of the house, go for walks, go for coffee. Get away from phones and tv's have a space in the home dedicated and arranged for better communication. Get in tune on the importance of communication. ...Read more

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A long line of addictions in my family. I'm in foster care and happy with my family but I'm afraid I have alcohol issues. I'm 17?

A long line of addictions in my family. I'm in foster care and happy with my family but I'm afraid I have alcohol issues. I'm 17?

Addiction prone?: Wonderful that you are thinking in terms of prevention. Our genes are NOT our destiny even though we used to think that was the case. Lifestyle, food choices, etc. are what turns genetic tendencies on or off to a large degree. Have an overall healthy lifestyle and you will lower the probability of various health issues although there are no guarantees in life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Was sittin in a room for 6hrs.Fairly big room & a man about 5/6ft away had an awful cough & coughin facin other direction.can i catch a cold?Pregnant!

Was sittin in a room for 6hrs.Fairly big room & a man about 5/6ft away had an awful cough & coughin facin other direction.can i catch a cold?Pregnant!

Cough and cold: Greetings. Unfortunately, you are at risk to be exposed to a cold or flu virus from the cough you described In your situation. Since it was a la get room and the man was coughing in a different direction, the odds are lower but still present. After any concerning exposure, drink water and rinse your nose with a saline irrigation. This will help wash away virus molecules before infection sets in. ...Read more

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24wks prgnt, will prentl yoga flip my baby around or rap umbilical cord around his neck? Iam doing these exescies but a fam. Member scared me. Help!

24wks prgnt, will prentl yoga flip my baby around or rap umbilical cord around his neck? Iam doing these exescies but a fam. Member scared me. Help!

NO: Prenatal yoga will not flip your baby around, nor will it wrap your baby's cord around its neck. If a family member suggested either of these they are ill advised! Your OB MAY have some restrictions on certain poses in yoga, namely inverted poses but only late in pregnancy so ask about these. Yoga is fantastic exercise, relaxation for pregnant moms. Yoga breathing prepares you for labor. ...Read more

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My articulate 3 y. old told me she had a private party fair ride with a female family member. Don't know if harmless or more serious?!

My articulate 3 y. old told me she had a private party fair ride with a female family member. Don't know if harmless or more serious?!

Hard to tell.: I would see if she can give you more details and/or draw a picture of the "party fair ride." The age of the female family member may also make a difference in how this is handled. Also, please speak to her doctor as to how to address this further, once you have done the above. You don't want to take a chance that it could be serious...it's best to be cautious. ...Read more

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Daughter is 4 years old, fell from a pub height chair and hit head on tile floor. Has a large knot on side. Playing as normal. Call her doctor or ER?

Daughter is 4 years old, fell from a pub height chair and hit head on tile floor. Has a large knot on side. Playing as normal. Call her doctor or ER?

Watch: As long as she is acting ok and not showing signs of significant head injury such as vomiting, sleepiness ( at a time when she usually doesn't nap), or extreme fussines. This close observation should last 2-3 hrs as delayed symptoms in toddler head trauma are rare ...Read more

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I have criss cross veins up and down my arms, they come & go. Esp at night. I'm on 3 medications, dark green veins). Dr says i'm good but i don't know?

I have criss cross veins up and down my arms, they come & go. Esp at night. I'm on 3 medications, dark green veins). Dr says i'm good but i don't know?

Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin color being more prominent in fair skinned people. Most commonly what you are experiencing is a normal variation but you probably should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation so that they could examine you and answer all of your questions. ...Read more

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Rocking (Definition)

Rocking is a repetitive movement that may ...Read more