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Doctor insights on: Is Gender A Factor In Appendicitis

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more

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What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

20 - 25 best age: Teenage women and women roughly starting at the age of 25 have increasing risk of all kinds of pregnancy complications - which many times with proper prenatal care can be managed and result in the delivery of a healthy baby while keeping mom safe. ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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What is Diverticulitis a risk factor for?

What is Diverticulitis a risk factor for?

Risks: Increased risk with
Low fiver diet
High fat and red meat diet
Obesity
smoking

Vigorous exercise reduce the risk of diverticulitis. Seeds and nuts in diet do not increase risk ...Read more

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What is a factor that has contributed to the global increase in obesity?

What is a factor that has contributed to the global increase in obesity?

Too many 2 count: Where to start? Convenience foods, fast foods, commercial advertising for soda etc... Decrease in the importance of sit down family dinners... Obesity is a multifactoral problem with many causes that we have yet to identify. Fixing the obesity epidemic is also going to have to be tackled from several different angles.. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer and heredity? How much does heredity play a part in getting thyroid cancer? Is it different if the relative who had it is a cousin vs. A mother or an aunt? What about an identical twin?

Thyroid cancer and heredity? How much does heredity play a part in getting thyroid cancer? Is it different if the relative who had it is a cousin vs. A mother or an aunt? What about an identical twin?

A little bit: Authorities think about 5% of patients with thyroid cancer may have a hereditary component. We can't identify the genes yet, and go by "clusters. In general, the closer the relative, the more likely you will have thyroid cancer, assuming that this has an hereditary component. But most dont. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Low protein diet: Creatinine could be a representative of muscular tissue and the protein in the diet. So you expect huger protein in muscular people and the one with rich protein diet. So the main concern about this child is if he receives enough protein in the diet. ...Read more

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Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

A minor factor...: The biggest factor is the number of vaginal deliveries. lacerations at delivery, etc. Age is a secondary factor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

How common is melanoma in a male age 27?

Why do you ask?: Not common. But the most common cancer death among young men. If a concern, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Would there be a (big) difference in the measurement if a 12wk old fetus compared to a 9wk old fetus? The gestational age would be determined in u/s?

Would there be a (big) difference in the measurement if a 12wk old fetus compared to a 9wk old fetus? The gestational age would be determined in u/s?

Yes: An first trimester sonogram is fairly accurate at dating a pregnancy (within a margin of error of about a week). At 12 weeks menstrual age with a viable pregnancy a sonogram measurement of 9 weeks would change the dating of the pregnancy and your due date should be based on that sonogram. Later sonograms should not change this established date. ...Read more

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What is the single most important factor in reducing osteoporosis in older women?

What is the single most important factor in reducing  osteoporosis in older women?

Osteoporosis: There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis. The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months. ...Read more

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Does age play a role in diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Does age play a role in diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Yes.: The incidence of diverticular disease in the US increases with age: diverticuli are found in as many as 1/3 people by age 60, and app 1/2 of all people 80 and over. It is believed that our high red meat/low fiber diets contribute to this high incidence. Of course, only a small subset (~20%) of people with diverticuli ever develop diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

UTI and personality: It is rare for a man to have a uti, unless he has an anatomical abnormality leading to develop them on a chronic basis. In the absence of that, it is rarer for a UTI to cause a personality change in a male, or anyone else, for that matter. ...Read more