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How To Tell If Your Parakeets Nose Is Bleeding
May be painful...: If sudden blockage, usually by passing a kidney stone, usually there is flank or back pain, often excrutiating (sometimes said to be one of the worst of all kinds of pain). Gradual blockage usually causes no symptoms and the diagnosis is only made by imaging (CT scan, MRI, etc). What makes you worried about it? Discuss with your doctor. Happy new year. ...Read more
Just want to ask how would i know if my baby's nose is broken? What are the possible symptoms and how to cure them? Thankyou
Signs and symptoms: Of broken nose regardless of age - swelling/bruising of nose, tender to touch, nosebleed, a crooked/twisted nose, pain; difficulty breathing out of the nose, a crackling sound or sensation like that of rubbing hair between 2 fingers.Broken nose is usually caused by trauma to the face or nose including falls , sports injury, car accidents or personal fights. You will need to take your baby to an ENT ! ...Read more
Work with oncologist: Cancer is such a diverse disease, that one would be best served by working with a specialist ( oncologist) who can follow you up on a regular schedule of visits, exams, tests, scans and focused questions to determine if a particular form of cancer is recurring or spreading. One can become paranoid about every symptom that occurs following a diagnosis of cancer. Talk to your oncologist! ...Read more
Not uncommon: Most patients breathe through their mouth versus nose due to a reduced air passage through their nose (i.e. enlarged adenoids, nasal septum etc...). This brings concern when sleep apnea is associated with mouth breathing. Another concern is that mouth breathing also increases dry mouth which can lead to major dental issues. A physical exam by your dentist or ENT specialist can determine true dx. ...Read more
Fungus: Mold and fungi are the most prevalent living thing on the planet. We are all exposed to mold in some form at all times. Most often it causes no harmful effects and can even be important for our health such as yeast used to ferment alcohol and raise bread or make cheeses. Other times it may take advantage of us like athletes foot or candida yeast infection. Allergy or infection can also occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can tell! But...: ...are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to know your eye gets longer if it is not possible to measure the length of the eye?
Something else: At age 36 the eye has ceased to grow and cannot get longer front to back. If your eye is becoming more prominent it is probably from something behind it pushing the eye forward. This could be a form of thyroid disease, or from other problems. If this is happening to you, see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose is better: The main difference is that your nose is designed to warm and moisten the air before it gets to your lungs while the mouth is not. If you breathe mostly through your mouth, you will have increased loss of water from your body. Also, it is less attractive, socially. ...Read more
Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more
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