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Guinea Pig Pain When Defecating
My grandson has guinea pig and has the cage in his bedroom where he sleeps. Is there any health risks involved by having the cage in the room?
Pets and Disease: Nope. As long as he is healthy there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
That's true: Yes, there are risks with experimentation.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you ask, then yes: People may be allergic either to their dander (not hair) and/or urine (which is common), or to their bedding itself, or something else. If the history does not make clear which this is, an allergist can do skin testing, and also advise you whether there are ways in which you can keep a beloved companion animal despite an allergy. Good luck. ...Read more
I fell 2 weeks ago. I fell into a metal Guinea pig cage. The metal bar broke-through my cotton pants & broke my skin. Tetnusshot4-5yrs ago. Do I neednew1?
Yes: Guinea pigs are part of the rodent family and they can all produce similar symptoms. ...Read more
Possible, unlikely: It is possible to be allergic to such things, but relatively rare. It depends on what you mean by "i got sick"--i would recommend informing your primary care physician, and possibly a referral to an allergist to help determine whether or not you are allergic. ...Read more
Possibly: If it is truly the guinea pig that you are allergic to, you can consider doing allergy injections to decrease your symptoms. I usually don't do this in my practice, since it would be much simpler to consider another pet. Remember that you may also have symptoms with the wood shavings in the cage or other allergens. Talk with an allergist to find out more. ...Read more
Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more
My newly replaced periodontist said that she'll use alloderm across all bottom front teeth. I need it but I suspect I may be 1st "guinea pig". Advice?
Trust your clinician: Alloderm is a good product. However, like every good product, it must be applied at indicative application. The cause of gingival recession must be determined and resolved prior to grafting. Occlusal stability must be established around the tooth being graft. Oral hygiene and periodontal health must be addressed. Finally, trust your periodontist skill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I sometimes ejeculate when I am defecating without touching or erection. What can cause that?
My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! Should he be concerned?
Hi, sometimes I get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!
I'm been ejaculating quite regularly over the past few weeks while defecating. I don't know how to stop this. I'm 22 years old?
Ejaculation: You need to have further investigation. May need to see urologist. ...Read more
When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?
Partner has on and off bleeding when defecating for the past 5 years, only just been told. No pain or other symptoms. How serious? 23 years old.
Rectal bleeding: May or may not be "serious" but needs to be evaluated by GI doctor to assure it is not Best wishes. ...Read more