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Is It Dangerous To Have An Extra Tonsil
1 in 200 people: About 1 in 200 people are born with an extra rib called a cervical rib. Because this is something that you are born with, it is known as a congenital condition. At the back, this rib connects to the seventh cervical vertebra in your neck. At the front, in some people a cervical rib can be 'floating' and have no connection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's common.: Extra ribs are more of a curiosity for the trainee in radiology than anything else! either there may be an extra rib at the top end or the bottom. Rarely, an extra cervical rib may press on some nerves or an artery and needs to be resected, but then the symptom is what brings the patient in to get the x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isn't it true that if you remove jewellery from an infected piercing it closes up and will form an abscess even more dangerous?
No: It will not close if infected. Most people who think a piercing is infected are actually having an allergic reaction to nickel sulfate or bacitracin. The details matter. Usually it is best to remove the piercing either for infection or for allergy. It is important to define it precisely and treat it accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an endometriosis impant that is 5.6 CM but have to get cleared by a neuro (seizures) efore they cut it out. Is this necesaary? The pain is bad.
If you have an endom: Endometrioma that large , and it is causing pain it needs to be removed assuming you get clearance because it can grow and in the future cuase more pain, or possibly rupture which would cause more pain and hopefully your doctor will remove it laparoscopically or with the davinci robot, you should not have to have a laparotomy, god luck. ...Read more
Is it very bad to be taking antibiotics for sinus infection even when it is unknown that you have one? Just believed that you have one.
Need evaluation: Enlarged heart detected requires further evaluation. Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly are cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinatal mortality depending on the causes. Cardiac structure development is complex and critical. If an enlarged heart is detected, fetal cardiac ultrasound and laboratory testing indicated to determine cause. ...Read more
Yes: Many years ago, untreated congenital syphilis often showed up in malformations of the teeth or joint disorders.This has almost disappeared in industrialized countries where natal testing is done.Today, chlamydia can produce pneumonia a few weeks after birth and hpv can produce vocal cord warts or genital warts that don't show up for months to yrs. ...Read more
What type: I assume you have an aneurysm but where, cerebral circulation, aorta, small artery , vein? Bottom line is a tattoo will not harm your aneurysm but a sharp rise in your blood pressure will increase the pressure in the aneurysm making it more likely to burst. Any pain will raise your blood pressure so tattooing causes pain and thus there is a risk. Avoid the tat the aneurysm is more important. ...Read more
Possibly: All surgical procedures carry risks. However, iud removal is usually a simple office procedure. There are instruments designed to be used in the clinic to extract an iud when the string is not visible - usually simple and safe. Sometimes hysteroscopy is required to see inside the uterus to locate and remove the iud - this is still a minor procedure but with some risks. ...Read more
Is it possible for an adult to have remnants of umbilical cord? And if so, how can it be removed?
Stop It: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
It depends : 43 years old with intermittent ( comes and goes ) arrhythmia. Some arrhythmia from the bottom chamber of the heart can be serious even if intermittent and others are not.Majority of arrhythmia from the top chamber of the heart are not serious. See a doctor to identify the exact arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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