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My roommates smoke marijuana almost everyday the smell comes through their door, to my room. Will that cause me to fail a drug test?

My roommates smoke marijuana almost everyday the smell comes through their door, to my room. Will that cause me to fail a drug test?

Possibly: Are you getting the effects? If you are getting the effects then very likely you would have a positive test. Even if you do not feel the effects you might fail the test ...Read more

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Will a body lift make me lose sensation of my skin and will it be permanent? I just lost a significant amount of weight. I would like to have a body lift done to remove some excess skin in my abdominal region. A friend told me that this can cause me to lo

Will a body lift make me lose sensation of my skin and will it be permanent? I just lost a significant amount of weight. I would like to have a body lift done to remove some excess skin in my abdominal region. A friend told me that this can cause me to lo

For : For all surgery there is some loss of sensation along the incision. In general, the area of loss is limited, and the loss of sensation improves with time. For the tummy tuck, same as the front part of a body lift, the sensation is usually decreased below the belly-button down to the incision. This is because the skin is moved from above the belly button, and the nerves are stretched or cut in order to provide the flattest possible result. The area of numbness decreases in size over time, and improves noticeably during the months after surgery. Often, only a small area of numbness remains just over the middle of the scar. Since we are not often testing if objects are hot, cold or sharp with our belly, it is not some thing that most patients complain about. ...Read more

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Me and my wife want to try for a kid . We live in apt complex we can smell smoke in kitchen from next apt .will that smoke smell hurt kid not actual s?

Me and my wife want to try for a kid . We live in apt complex we can smell smoke in kitchen from next apt .will that smoke smell hurt kid not actual s?

Unlikely : Inhaling the smoke, not just smelling it would constitute second hand smoking, which may have health hazards if concentrated and continuous, not the case you described, good luck in having a healthy baby ...Read more

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I used to drink a lot. Lets face it. I was a alcoholic for 12 years. Would that cause the white of my eyes to be permanently discolored ?

I used to drink a lot. Lets face it. I was a alcoholic for 12 years. Would that cause the white of my eyes to be permanently discolored ?

Perhaps: You should see an internist to evaluate your liver. Elevated bilirubin produced by a sick liver can cause the eyes to appear yellow. ...Read more

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What's the harm in onanism? Will it turn to an addictive bad habit & then harm my body? Will i develop diseases in the future?

What's the harm in onanism? Will it turn to an addictive bad habit & then harm my body? Will i develop diseases in the future?

Masturbation: There is nothing wrong with masturbation in & of itself. It becomes a concern when it becomes a compulsive sexual behavior or interferes with sexual relationships with other people. There are no diseases as such that are caused by masturbation. ...Read more

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Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Ataxia: Alcohol has an effect on the neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination of motor activity and balance. ...Read more

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I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

Yes, absolutely!: Chlorine bleach is corrosive and can even damage metals. Its toxic fumes can cause respiratory problems, asthma flares, headaches and vomiting. It is especially hazardous - even deadly - when mixed with ammonia, vinegar or any other acid-type cleaning material. And these fumes are especially dangerous to children.You must get ventilation and limit your exposure when using bleach. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I want to make my meek voice get the ability to growl like in heavy metal music. Any Scientific way to achieve this ?

I want to make my meek voice get the ability to growl like in heavy metal music. Any Scientific way to achieve this ?

Speech pathologist: One of the specialty in communication sciences is speech pathology. You may consult a speech pathologist to see if voice training can help in meeting your goal. ...Read more

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I have to go on a freeway a lot. Will my lung be permanently be affected if I drive with my car windows down?

I have to go on a freeway a lot. Will my lung be permanently be affected if I drive with my car windows down?

Probably not: The air you breath on the freeway is the same whether windows are up or down, its the way cars are constructed. Heavy smog associated with a long drive(exposure) day after day, can be of concern because of the presence of carbon monoxide, sulfur trioxide and other combustion products, but probably not associated with permanent damage. Consider a different route to work if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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I recently quit using marijuana recreationally, is there anything I can do to speed the process cleaning my system. ?

I recently quit using marijuana recreationally, is there anything I can do to speed the process cleaning my system. ?

Not to go back: Congratulations on quitting! i recommend that no extra cleaning be done. The most important thing now is not to go back. ...Read more

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I'm training to be a nursing assistant and sometimes when you have to clean the residents there's a horrible odor. How to best deal with this?

I'm training to be a nursing assistant and sometimes when you have to clean the residents there's a horrible odor. How to best deal with this?

Vick's on lip.: It can be bad! It helps to breathe through your mouth. Homicide detectives reportedly put a little Vick's on their upper lips at times. (Although I only know this from fiction: high quality fiction, but it is still fiction. Ask your town's cops what they do and let us know! ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I used to travel to office by bike almost 72kms per day. body which is exposed to Sun turns to black skin. is there anything I could do to regenerate my colour and how to protect?

Skin protection: Wearing clothing that is impermeable to Sun ultraviolet rays and using high potency Sun block will be protective to your skin. The heavily pigmented areas of your skin should lighten up if it has no further significant sun exposure. For any other skin concerns, consult a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my safety when i'm out in the public and disabled?

What can I do to improve my safety when i'm out in the public and disabled?

Safety: Be alert and be careful. Choose where you go very carefully and stay away from places where people are drinking or can become careless. Do not drink or take recreational drugs. Choose your friends carefully and go out with trusted friends only. Always think safety and take care of yourself. ...Read more