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Is 41 Too Young To Have A Hysterectomy
Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse(s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more
I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?
Scoliosis: This is true. Scoliosis surgery is typically not done unless the degree of curvature is high. There is a misconception that scoliosis always causes pain, but in actuality most patients with a mild scoliosis have no pain and have normal lives. If you have pain, it is likely due to benign causes such as soft tissue inflammation/deconditioning, and conservative treatment should help. ...Read more
I'm 22 year old female. I have a very low voice that cannot be controlled and embarrassing me. What would be the reasons ?
Mother Nature : So long as you don't have any other signs of masculine effects, ( facial hair, clitoral hyper trophy) this is just how you were made! If you have concerns about the above issues, see a physician, either family practice or endocrinologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Why is it not possible for you to have a heart attack at a young age? Aren't the risks just as high if you were between 10-30 years old and obese?
It is possible: Its possible to have a heart attack, when young but the risks are lower. Heart attacks occur when a blood clot forms over an area of the heart artery that is damaged by atherosclerotic plaque formation. A buildup of fat, inflammatory cells etc in an artery wall. This takes time ( years) to occur. There are many risk factors that promote this damage, obsesity, diabetes, smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How possible is it for a woman in a monogamous marriage for 45 years to be diagnosed with cervical cancer? Is it for instance possible but unlikely?
What would cause a 15 years old teenager who is not sexually active and has never been pregnant to get a 2nd degree prolapsed uterine?
Straining activities: If the 15 year old is obese, weightlifting, playing jumping sports like volleyball, or straining at the stool, all of these activities increase intra-abdominal pressure pushing down on the uterus.(Valsalva maneuvers). Usually at this age the uterine ligaments are very supportive and we(MD's) do not see this condition. ...Read more
I'm considering getting a brace but I have a few questions- i'm 24. Is that too old and how long is the procedure?
How much is it necessary for a woman's health to have sex? If a woman does not hv sex for 7 montgs or a year is there any complications she can face?
I'm a survivor of cervical cancer is it true that a pap cannot be done if you have BV ? I'm concerned due to symptoms
No, you need a PAP!: It's best to get treatment for BV (bacterial vaginosis) before having a PAP done in order to get the best results. But a cervical cancer survivor with symptoms should see a gynecologic oncologist right away. A test that directly visualizes the cervix might be better than a PAP in this situation. A PAP alone isn't enough! See the doc who treated your cancer if possible. Good wishes! ...Read more
What causes a labia to "overgrow"? Mine personally was never large as a younger child (obviously) but grew very large and long during puberty.
Tissue receptors: The overgrowth of the labia minora is a selective growth response to your hormones of puberty. When they protrude to a significant length(elephant ears), or one side exceeds the other in length,surgical reduction can be preformed by someone with experience in the procedure.If this is producing pain or dictating your clothing choices, set up a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on your individual health goals. But in general, for preventive screening, every two years is probably sufficient if you have no medical conditions. This is primarily driven by the USPSTF recommendation that you have a mammogram every 2 years between the ages of 50 and 75. Other things to have checked would be blood pressure, cervical cancer screening (every 3-5 years) and Colon cancer. ...Read more
Change in stream.: There can be changes in your stream normally at times. However, if there is an increasing common change to decreased stream size you should get checked to be sure there is nothing else going on, like problems with your prostate. Also, many medications, over the counter, and prescription, as well as some herbs and supplements may affect urination. So stop any that have not been okayed by your MD ...Read more
Extreme pain with hip calcification is this normal? If so for how long? I am a 41 year old women with RA.
Not enough info: Where exactly is the hip calcification? Is it in the joint or in the soft tissue? Ask your rheumatologist. That doctor has the information to answer your question. ...Read more
Probably yes: But how many is too many depends on what problems you are having. If you just had a complicated cancer surgery, you could have had a couple before surgery and another after surgery when you have healed well. If you have bleeding from abnormal blood vessels, they might need to look again. If you have scores of polyps they might need to scope a couple times to get all. Best to ask dr. Why again? ...Read more
What are the long term health implications of a 20 year old who has to get a moderate atypia birthmark excised? Aren't I a bit young to have this? Thx
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