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How Common Is It For Somebody To Get Painful Gums
Swollen gums: The most common cause of swollen gums is poor dental hygiene (not brushing enough). In this case the gums also tend to bleed when brushed. Swollen gums is very unusual for a person with good dental hygiene. Other causes include allergies, drug reaction (particularly dilantin), leukemia, and other disease that can cause infiltration of tissues with cells or abnormal proteins. ...Read more
Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic.The cause of the swelling needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment plan can be implemented. Swelling of a toe is not uncommon, however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more
Scrotal pain: Scrotal pain should almost always be evaluated by a doctor. The most serious cause is twisting of the blood vessel in the scrotum with extreme pain. Another common cause is infection of the epididymis (part of the testicle) with a bacterium, particularly among younger males who are sexually active or older men. Other causes include hernias, kidney stones, nerve pain, or skin inflammation. ...Read more
Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more
Very common: Muscle pain can be caused by a variety of reasons.Overexertion of a muscle group through work or exercising.Sometimes there is no obvious cause of muscle paincertain diseases, autoimmune, can cause muscle pain.Sometimes a certain nerve can be irritated and it can cause it's related muscle to be painful.-like leg muscle pain whose origin comes from a nerve at the spine. Pain is a symptom not a dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding disorders: Because of the wide variety of causes, the exact incidence of bleeding disorders in the United States is not known. Von willebrand’s disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the population. Haemophilia a and b are rare conditions with a combined incidence of about 1:10 000 of the population. There are other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more
Not common: Ischemic priapism due to blood sludging in the penile corpora (rods) is most frequent in men with sickle cell disease. Rarely occurs with use of medications for ed, viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis etc. Probably < 1 in 1000 men using meds. Occasionally is idiopathic, no known cause. 2nd very rare form is high flow priapism. Doppler ultrasound can differentiate between both. ...Read more
More than we think: Contusions- bruising in the brain probably happens more often than we think. Many athletes with head injuries have suffered unknown contusions in the brain- thinking these were only concussions. The symptoms are identical and contusions are actually much more serious. Hopefully we will be more vigilant in the future while we observe head injuries more closely. ...Read more
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