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Is It Normal To Dermatosclerosis
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more
Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Keratotomy means incision into the cornea. The most common form is lasik or prk, in which a laser enters the cornea and reshapes it. Astigmatism can be corrected with astigmatic keratotomy (ak). These are elective procedures and do not need to be performed. Certain conditions of the cornea can be treated with a keratectomy - removal of some or all of the cornea (corneal transplant). ...Read more
Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?
Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more
Acutely yes: In the acute stage thrombus is associated with inflammation of the vessel wall and this can cause pain. After a few days however the pain should diminish or disappear and certainly thrombi older than 10-14 days are not likely to cause pain , particularly if they are "non occlusive" ...Read more
How common is it to get the skin disease vitiligo? Is this a rare disease, or is it actually very common and just not talked about?
Vitiligo: This is an autoimmune condition that can be treated. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Required of some: Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc. Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?
Not common: Hemorrhage from the needle biopsy can cause a clot to form under the surface capsule of the liver, it usually responds to expectant treatment without surgery. patients are advised to stay away of contact sports and stay close to an acute care hospital and follow up with their physician if not observed in a hospital setting ...Read more
When some1 age 25-30 has a MI,what is usually the cause?Is it cholesterol?If so how elevated is it?Recent norm stress/echo.I probably shouldn't worry?
Usually: If someone that young has a heart attack is related to genetics and/or drug use(like cocaine). Even person's with genetic cholesterol syndromes(nothing like you regularly see in the community), if and when they have early heart disease it tends to be in the 30s-40s. A normal stress test and echo always provide reasonable reassurance. Bigger question is why are you worried about heart disease? ...Read more
What is "recurrent Nevus phenomenon"? If pathologist is not aware it is a recurrence why does it matter?
Incompletely removed: A nevus is a benign skin growth (mole or beauty mark) that may be of concern if it has a changing or irregular appearance. A biopsy can be performed to determine if there are abnormal cells that would prompt removal. If not removed completely, it can recur. Further removal is then indicated if the cells were abnormal. It can be difficult to interpret pigmented cells, a challenge for pathologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain is relative: One would think that a liver biopsy is very painful, but actually as long as you are prepared mentally and perhaps take a medication to relax you, it is not that bad at all. I would recommend xanax (alprazolam). What is more important about a liver biopsy is the chance of bleeding from the biopsy site over the next 24 hours. Be very careful to rest afterward and avoid any exertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Erectile dysfunction is a normal process of aging. The incidence begins to rise when a man enter his 30's and 40's. The degree of severity that a patient experiencses is variable. The severity depends on the overall health of the patient, medications taken, exercising, other other comorbidites such as diabetes and hypertension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If anisocoria is physiologic, is it normal for it to occur spontaneously in adulthood? Is it common for the discrepancy to increase in dim light?
Anisocoria: Yes possible but must be rare if greater than 1 mm which would be hard to detect in most folks. What does your Dr. think is going on? There is a good discussion at Wikipedia. ...Read more
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