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I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks. What should I do please?

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

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Recently I tested my blood ESR increased 4500 hemoglobin 17 and bilurubin is 2.5 and my nail lookig darkish what happened to me.

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

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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

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

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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?

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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Diabetes?: Diabetes is very difficult to diagnose in a 2 year old. The symptoms of increased thirst and increased urine output are worrisome. See requires an assessment and a blood sugar. She could have an alternative diagnosis such as a UTI. All the best. ...Read more

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Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?

Tightening of hand and left arm, along with anxiety. Increased heart rate. Is this anxiety related or more serious?

Arm symptoms: It is important to exclude serious pathology before ascribing to anxiety;go see a physician ASAP or connect via Health Tap prime concierge ...Read more

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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?

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

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Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

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 more

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Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Yes: Second hand smoke can increase risk of lung cancer. 3000 americans die each year of lung cancer related to second hand smoker. Best is not to start smoking and avoid smokers when they are lighting up. ...Read more

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