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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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I found a green circle pill with "p 421" imprint on it, what is this?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

Check: Pharmer.Org, show it to your pharmacist or you can look at pill photographs in the Physician's Desk Reference. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Joel Kahn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
66K people helped
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White small round pill no imprint no marking what can it be?

Dr. Joel Kahn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
66K people helped

Anything: Without markings, the pill could be anything and may be dangerous. Do not take the pill! ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
17M people helped
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My daughter had braces and the create an imprint on her gums that hurt her. How can I stop it? She has had braces for about a year now but they are just starting to bother her

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
17M people helped
My daughter had braces and the create an imprint on her gums that hurt her. How can I stop it? She has had braces for about a year now but they are just starting to bother her

Swelling: If hygiene is less than optimal gums may be swelling into the braces. Ask orthodontist to check if it is a hygiene issue. If not, referral to a periodontist may be in order. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
726K people helped
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I keep catching myself resting my tongue between my teeth and it leaves and imprint on my tongue. Is this bad?

Dr. Joseph De Santi
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
726K people helped
I keep catching myself resting my tongue between my teeth and it leaves and imprint on my tongue. Is this bad?

Tongue Impressions: Chronic biting of the tongue can lead to hypertrophy or thickening of the injured tissue. While unsightly, it is not an issue and will resolve with time once the biting ceases. In rare cases a keloid can form, which is scar tissue that continues to grow on its own. This can become problematic and require surgical intervention or steroids locally. Avoid this nervous habit if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
1M people helped
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Hit on penis tip by elastic waist band on pants. Sharp pain that resolved quickly. Penis tip has imprint on it and swollen. Will it be normal again?

Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
1M people helped
Hit on penis tip  by elastic waist band on pants. Sharp pain that resolved quickly. Penis tip has imprint on it and swollen. Will it be normal again?

Ouch!: This sounds painful but not serious. Fortunately, this organ typically heals quickly! Don't mess with it, but if it feels good you can apply a warm compress to help get circulation and healing elements to the tip. If it persists, of course, see a clinician. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Legs crossed with shoe on my my thigh. Shoe imprint does not fade hours later?

Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Board Certified, Family Medicine
1M people helped
Legs crossed with shoe on my my thigh. Shoe imprint does not fade hours later?

Patience!: You don't specify what type of imprint you've noticed. If it's an indentation, it should fade within 24 hours or so. If it's a bruise, it might take a week or more. In any case, assuming nothing else is bothering you, don't be concerned. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
203K people helped
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Can a blood infection cause cold, red achey feet that leave a white imprint when you touch them?

Dr. Scott Lindquist
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
203K people helped
Can a blood infection cause cold, red achey feet that leave a white imprint when you touch them?

Blood infection: Most blood infections give you a fever, make you really sick and can give you rashes (petechiae) but it does not usually give you red achey feet. If you are having a fever and have other illness beside the red feet, you should be seen right away. Otherwise it sounds like a vascular issue (blood vessels) and may be related to circulation or cold. ...Read more

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
5M people helped
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Fell off stairs and hit the inner area of right buttock .imprint of stair edge in flesh. Three days later bruised is numb Area size approx 4 inches ?

Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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Fell off stairs and hit the inner area of right buttock .imprint of stair edge in flesh. Three days later bruised is numb Area size approx 4 inches ?

Evaluation needed: You may want to seek evaluation by Primary Care to ensure that the bruised area does not compress any nerves. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
6M people helped
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My face & hands are EXTREMELY pale. My face is red, espeially my nose, which is swollen. I stand with a stoop, and can imprint myself gently touching.

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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My face & hands are EXTREMELY pale. My face is red, espeially my nose, which is swollen. I stand with a stoop, and can imprint myself gently touching.

Exam needed: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and it's best that you have a thorough evaluation by your physician for diagnosis and appropriate tests will be ordered after that assessment. Your perception of abnormal features may be exaggerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
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I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

Penicillin?: Pvk 500 sounds like Penicillin VK at the 500mg dose. However, one cannot be certain, so the proper thing to do is to dispose of expired, old, or unidentified medications. ...Read more

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