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Is it normal for teenage boys to shave their legs?

Is it normal for teenage boys to shave their legs?

It can be: It is not at all uncommon or strange for male athletics to shave their legs or, in the case of swimmers, even more extensive regions of their bodies. ...Read more

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5 months post op from hip arthoscopy as well as microfracture and bone shave. Still getting a lot of hip flexor as well as groin pain when deep squatting or leg pressing any amount of weight. Normal?

5 months post op from hip arthoscopy as well as microfracture and bone shave. Still getting a lot of hip flexor as well as groin pain when deep squatting or leg pressing any amount of weight. Normal?

Maybe: Do speak to your orthopedist and don't be shy about getting a second opinion. 5 months does seem like a long time for these symptoms to still be plaguing you. Even total hip replacements have pretty well healed by this time. There may be another process going on, unless the weight you're loading is excessive or misplaced. Good luck! ...Read more

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When boys grow leg hair do they stop growing in height?

Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more

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I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

Sciatica: You may have ruptured disk or stenosis pinching the leg nerves in the back causing sciatica. I would discuss this with your doctor. You may benefit from rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections or surgery. Today disk herniations can be removed through a very tiny spine endoscope the size of a pen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Radiculopathy: Back pain that radiates down the leg is known as radiculopathy. Sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

Check for infection: If you are having pain at an injection site, you should call your doctor. Your doctor will want to know if you have any signs of infection such as fever, redness, swelling or hot to touch at injection site. ...Read more

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I got a cut in my leg months ago and it's still tender. Is this normal?

I got a cut in my leg months ago and it's still tender. Is this normal?

Possible: Pain may last for a long time after any injury. Have it evaluated by a professional to make sure that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on. ...Read more