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Increased Curvature Of The Nails
I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks. What should I do please?
See a dermatologist: Need inspection by skin specialist to define the problem. Possibly it is mechanical onycholysis due to compulsive cleaning under the nails. ...Read more
Recently I tested my blood ESR increased 4500 hemoglobin 17 and bilurubin is 2.5 and my nail lookig darkish what happened to me.
Not enough info.: Need to know the symptoms that led to the testing, other physical findings, and liver function tests other than total bili. This would be best handled by your doctor. ...Read more
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
My nail beds are gradually turning blood red, just recently I had my dosage of lamictal increased, is this a side effect and if not, what is it?
Yes it's a possible: Side effect. Notify your dr right away. God bless u! ...Read more
I read that only having moons on thumbs bottom of nail is an increased risk of cancer cause of angiogenesis is this true? I'm worried now
No: Once again, this is simply made up. "Angiogenesis"? That means "making blood vessels", and the white lunules aren't even especially vascular. Someone's got an overly active imagination or is messing with you. I'm sorry there's stuff like this online. Phone the folks at the anatomy department of your local medical school, or compare with your friends. ...Read more
I am 24 yrs. Recently I have been diagnosed with increased tsh level I.e.7.12.my hand nails are flickering too now a days. How this happen?
Is a little curve in penis to the left normal? Can masturbation using left hand cause it? What are the causes and easy solutions for penis curvature?
Varitions: In penis and other body parts MAY fall w/in normal variation. To be sure, please see your doctor/urologist. More extreme penis curves, sometimes painful to partner, is called Peyronie's Disease. Your doc will know and help if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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My doc increased my glumetza to 2000 mg a day. I'm very worried that my disease will be out of hand. Any advice? Thanks.
Will help, not hurt: Glumetza (metformin) works by decreasing insulin resistance in the liver. This is not only helpful to improve your blood sugars, but it also slows the progression of diabetes. The best dose to do this is 2000 mg daily. Although you might be able to get away with a lower dose to improve your sugars, the higher dose is better to prevent the diabetes from getting worse. ...Read more
I popped my shoulder out of place and was treated. My hand and arm are swollen and the pain has increased. Does this happen sometimes?
Treated??: When your shoulder "popped" out of place there are a lot of structures there. Blood vessels, nerves, cartilage, etc. I don't know which of any were damaged. You say there is some swelling now. You have to be carefully and thoroughly examined and treated and soon so that you don't suffer any long term sequelae. ...Read more
I fell last night and my hand started swelling and had pain in my knuckles/back of hand. X-ray says no break. Today the swelling/pain increased.?
More swelling: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with crps in my hand. Pain increased in my shoulder/spinal area. Walking is getting more difficult. What can I do to help ease pain now?
See pain specialist: Make an appointment with a board certified pain specialist. Get soon soon. Crps can be effectively treated but the longer you wait the harder it is to treat. ...Read more
An 8 year old girl is having muscular spasms in her left hand and foot. There has been increased activity in the past 3 days. What can it?
Few possibilities: It depends. If it's a little twitching, it could be of little concern. If the movement can't be stopped with gentle restraint of the limb, you should consider seizures. Fever? Family history of seizure? Other medical history of the brain or birthmarks of the skin? Please have the child seen in ER immediately if the spasms can't be stopped or if other symptoms add to it. Otherwise, go see her doc ...Read more
Symp of diabetes in 2 yo? My daughter has extreme thirst, increased urine output, when we touch her feet she says "hurt" and cries when toe nails cut
Numbness & tingling in left hand started after long flight. It's been 1 week -tingling & numbness have increased even w/ exercise - no chest pain. Is nerve damage possible if this continues? Thx!
Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?
Intense pain in wrist/hand. Swelling in hand, limited movement in wrist, pain increased wen gripping. Meds/ice/heat don't help. What can it be?
Hand weakness trigger by weather, specific moves but not always. Increas if I push, recovers if stop. Happens to legs while walking and I have to stop?
Seek evaluation: These symptoms should be evaluated by a neurologist as they may be indicative of a neuromuscular concern. Please obtain referral to a neurologist for electrodiagnostic studies. ...Read more
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer