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Is it harmful to have big tonsils for long periods of time?

Is it harmful to have big tonsils for long periods of time?

Not in and of itself: Large tonsil are just something one has developed over the years, in part related to the number of upper respiratory / sore throat infections one has had. The tonsil are lymph glands and will enlarge whenever they have to drain infected or traumatized areas that are in their line of duty. Is become very and cause obstructive breathing or sleep apnea, need to remove. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it thought of as dangerous to have swollen tonsils for long periods of time?

Yes: Swollen tonsils are caused by a low grade infection or inflammation. If not taken care of properly, the problem can get worse. Do not take a chance. Make an appointment with your physician to evaluate and help you. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Zinc tablets for a very long amount of time? I mean like years? Does it have any negative effect on the body?

Is it bad to take Zinc tablets for a very long amount of time? I mean like years? Does it have any negative effect on the body?

How much Zinc?: There are no well described ill-effects of taking zinc but it is generally not a good idea to take supplements that may not be needed. Zinc deficiency is not a common occurrence in a people eating usual diet. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have sex for too long?

Is it harmful to have sex for too long?

No: Delayed ejaculation may be a nuisance for one or both members of the couple, or they may like it; ask your physician whether yohimbine might be right for you. If the man stays aroused for a long time without ejaculating, distention of the seminal vesicles pushing on the nearby nerve will produce "blue balls" which is very painful and relieved only by ejaculation. ...Read more

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I always get told that if you take Depo-Provera for a long time it can be bad. What are the negative affects of long term use. My bf wants me on the pill ?

I always get told that if you take Depo-Provera for a long time it can be bad. What are the negative affects of long term use. My bf wants me on the pill ?

Bones/bleeding: Within a year of use, 85% of women either have no periods or normal ones. The other 15% having chaotic bleeding up to every day. It can take from 3 to 31 months after use to regain fertility. Long term use can mobilize more calcium from your bones and increase your lifetime chance of fractures. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear contacts for extended periods of time without removing them?

How bad is it to wear contacts for extended periods of time without removing them?

Problems.: Although contacts can be worn for extended periods you need to get those which are designed for that. Not all contacts are. You can get a serious keratitis which if severe can cause blindness. You can also get infection. Use the advice of your eye care professional. ...Read more

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Why is it that we can stop HIV for a short period of time but we cannot remove it from a person's body entirely?

Why is it that we can stop HIV for a short period of time but we cannot remove it from a person's body entirely?

The HIV resevoir: Hiv medication blocks the replication of HIV in the blood. However, some cells contain HIV still integrated into the cell's dna (as HIV hijacks the person's cell's dna to replicate) without reproducing - these are the dormant cells or the HIV resevoir. Once someone stops the medicines, the HIV starts replicating again from these "dormant" resevoirs and HIV becomes active again. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight.  Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is ovulating for too long bad? even if there is no pain whatsoever? what causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Is ovulating for too long bad? even if there is no pain whatsoever? what causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Doesn't happen: The process leading to ovulation lasts two weeks but ovulation itself does not. 48 hours is about all it takes for an egg to "explode" out of the dominant follicle. ...Read more

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I used to be able to read and study for long periods of time but something changed, my routine is the same but now my attention span is shorter. worry

I used to be able to read and study for long periods of time but something changed, my routine is the same but now my attention span is shorter. worry

Anxiety: I understand your concern about shorter attention span. Commend yourself for being “able to read and study for long periods of time” Reflect on recent stressors in life such as relationship conflicts becoming intense, separation with feelings of worry, fear, sadness, disappointment, hurt, shame, guilt, resentment or helplessness; stress of school, work or finances. See a Therapist for stress. ...Read more

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I know geographic tongue is a chronic condition, but can it go away for long periods of time? Or is it usually a permanent thing?

I know geographic tongue is a chronic condition, but can it go away for long periods of time? Or is it usually a permanent thing?

May come and go: Although geographic tongue is chronic, the answer is yes that it can go through periods where it is less apparent or not as pronounced. It varies from person to person but you may find that certain spices or foods increase in activity. Observe how your tongue architecture may change after meals o see if you notice a pattern. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?

How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?

As short as possible: Appetite suppressant, speed'like drug. Works best for short-term use (< 3-6 wks), after that less effective, but more likely to cause dependency, risks for cardiovasc problems including high bp, valve disease, angina, pulmonary disease, etc. Can't suddenly stop it if used for a long time. Any drug metabolized by liver can cause liver problems-this can too. ...Read more

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Is getting ur tonsils removed painful or a serious surgery and how long is it to recover? Thank you so much for your time!

Is getting ur tonsils removed painful or a serious surgery and how long is it to recover? Thank you so much for your time!

Tonsilectomy: Any surgery is serious, but this is minimal in the correct hands. Normally you should be back to full activity within a few days. ...Read more

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Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Every time i seem to get a cut it takes a long time to heal and always leaves a scar, i know i'm not diabetic. Is it my immune system that is weak?

Don't think so.: Scarring is a nl phenomen. Some people scar more than others. If wounds become infected they tend to scar more. If you become cut, wash the wound with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep it covered. Do this daily until the wound has healed. ...Read more

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