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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

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

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Is it normal to be late?

Is it normal to be late?

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 more

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Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

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

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Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Maybe: Many men have some curvature on erection and this is a normal variant that seldom or never interferes with sex. Should the curvature be acquired later in life and/or marked, it may be peyronie's, a disease best handled by a urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it normal to masturbate?

Is it normal to masturbate?

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

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Is it normal for non-occlusive thrombosis to be painful?

Is it normal for non-occlusive thrombosis to be painful?

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

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Inr 1.08 is it alarming? Is it a disease? What can this cause?

Inr 1.08 is it alarming? Is it a disease? What can this cause?

Blood and Clotting: This is normal. What are you worrying about? What is the rest of the story? Why were you tested? Are you on any medication for blood thinning? ...Read more

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Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Is it normal for meatus to be red?

Anatomy ?: Are you referring to the external opening ? As part of the urinary mucosa, the red color is normal. If you are having symptoms of pain or burning see your physician to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

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 more

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Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Yes: There is studies showing that depending on the cause some hypertrophic heart disease or enlarged heart can regress if cause is corrected such as stop drinking, treat blood pressure, stop using Cocaine or treat thyroid problems and irregular heart rhythms such tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?

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

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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?

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

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What is "recurrent Nevus phenomenon"? If pathologist is not aware it is a recurrence why does it matter?

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 more

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Is it true that a liver biopsy is painful?

Is it true that a liver biopsy is painful?

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 more

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Is it normal to get erectile dysfunction?

Is it normal to get erectile dysfunction?

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 more

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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more