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Do people naturally know how to have sex?

Do people naturally know how to have sex?

Yes: Yes, although the finer points can be a learned or acquired feature. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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How do you know when people have cancer?

How do you know when people  have cancer?

Cancer Diagnosis: Some cancers make their presence known by dramatic symptoms such as profound weight loss, gross bleeding from a body orifice, or the sudden onset of severe pain, jaundice, or a myriad of other signs and symptoms. Other cancers stay well hidden for years and may not be discovered until late in their course. If there is concern for yourself or a loved one, it is best to consult your physician. ...Read more

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Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more

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How do people live if they have friedreich's ataxia?

How do people live if they have friedreich's ataxia?

Making adjustments: Although progressive, this condition is usually only slowly progressive. This allows sufferers to learn tricks to adapt themselves, alter their environments, educate their friends & families about what to expect & how to assist them. Balance and lower extremity weakness are the main issues which can be compensated. ...Read more

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Are anemia and arrhythmia hereditary? How do I know if I have them?

Are anemia and arrhythmia hereditary? How do I know if I have them?

Anemia and rhythm: Anemia can be checked for with a complete blood count. While either anemia or heart problems can be hereditary, they don't usually occur together except in conditions like thalassemia or diamond-blackfan anemia. Theoretically, problems with the band 4.1 protein in red cell membranes could cause anemia and slow heart rates, but this hasn't really been reported in humans. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts genetic? How do I know if I have them?

Are ovarian cysts genetic?  How do I know if I have them?

Some are normal : The ovaries make cysts for a living. That is, they're normal. How ever they should not be very large. Depending on the cause it may be genetic. If you do not have symptoms or pain, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How do people have allergies to condoms?

How do people have allergies to condoms?

Latex allergy: Dipped natural rubber (latex) products including rubber gloves and condoms contain natural rubber protein. Some people develop allergy to these rubber proteins which can range from mild to severe anaphylaxis. Contact with rubber proteins in a susceptible person can cause rubber allergy to develop. For good infor go to: http://www.Latexallergyresources.Org/. ...Read more

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How do you have twins?

How do you have twins?

1 egg or 2 eggs: Fertilization of 2 separate eggs by 2 different sperm (non identical twins) or fertilization on 1 egg which subsequently splits to form 2 identical portions (identical twins) with each portion developing into a baby. ...Read more

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I know people that are young who have gray hair. How can that happen?

I know people that are young who have gray hair. How can that happen?

Grey hair: It is often hereditary. The pigmented cells, melanocytes, stop producing pigment and the hair turns grey. Less commonly, an illness or medication can change hair a different color or grey. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have genital herpes? Do most people have symptoms?

How do you know if you have genital herpes? Do most people have symptoms?

Genital Herpes: Nope. The vast majority of people with herpes and who are contagious for herpes do not have any visible signs that they have herpes. Every single sexually active person must have the blood test to know if you have herpes. ...Read more

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Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

It depends: It depends upon may different factors. But, rather than trying to give a simple answer, go to this website (reputable organization) and read about Stage 4 renal disease: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. There is great info there. ...Read more

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Why do people have allergies? How do they develop new ones?

Why do people have allergies? How do they develop new ones?

Genetic +environment: People with allergies usually have a genetic predisposition to have them and when exposed to certain environmental triggers, especially with increases in pollution levels, they develop allergies. The body develops additional allergies over time. ...Read more

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How do I know if kids have scabies?

How do I know if kids have scabies?

Scabies: Scabies features intense itching, especially when in bed, so it interferes with sleep. Others in the home or closely associated will also be itchy. The arms, hands, & genital areas may be scratched raw, while the face will be spared. Usually it is several weeks from first exposure to first symptoms, so it is important to treat all contacts, itchy or not. The cream is applied ears to toes 8 hrs or. ...Read more

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How do men have sex with others who have HIV and they know it?

How do men have sex with others who have HIV and they know it?

Foolishly: Many people engage in behaviors which are known as potentially harmful (smoking, drinking, cheating on exams, using illicit drugs, etc.). While doing these things the factors driving their actions may outweigh logic. In the case of HIV disease, many gay men have intentionally exposed themselves so as to fit in with the remainder of their local community. Denial is a strong phenomenon. ...Read more

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For how long do people who have achondroplasia live ?

For how long do people who have achondroplasia live ?

Some normal span...: Achondroplasia affects about 1 in 15, 000 to 1 in 40, 000 babies. Most babies born with achondroplasia live a normal life span, but a few may have severe bone problems that can lead to death. See for more info: http://www.Marchofdimes.Com/baby/achondroplasia.Aspx. ...Read more

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Do people who get MRSA have it forever?

Not necessarily: Some people are carriers for MRSA and that doesn't mean they are infected.The bacteria just lives in their flora (usually nasal)without causing any symptoms.However, some carriers can get infected with mrsa.Once treated, they are no longer a carrier.However, they can still become a carrier again as it can easily be passed in the community.There is no way of telling unless you take a culture. ...Read more

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Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Out of balance: You hate to think of it this way, but when we get old the body (and mind) can become very frail. Many older folk have shrinkage of brain tissue/ some elements of cognitive decline whether it is recognized or not. Add a UTI to that and u can really throw your patient for a loop. With younger folk u rarely see this unless very severe-like sepsis. Once UTI is well treated, expect patient to recover. ...Read more

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How do people get ascaris most commonly? Would I have to have been abroad?

How do people get ascaris most commonly? Would I have to have been abroad?

Ascariasis: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc)can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris. ...Read more

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Why do health clubs have to have those heart machines? Does anyone know how to use them?

Why do health clubs have to have those heart machines? Does anyone know how to use them?

Time is critical: AED is the machine you are talking about. In cases in which someone passes out, the machine can save a life if used quickly and its a heart related problem. Most machines have voice instructions and are easy to use. Just put the pads on the person when prompted and the machine can tell you if you need to hit the button to give a shock. Anyone can use the machines if needed. ...Read more