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Is It Possible To Bruise Your Trachea
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Tonsils: Probably unlikely, but to be sure you should set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist! Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Yes: And it is a bad idea. It will not make it bigger. I had a correspondent some time back who misguidedly tied a weight to the end and dropped it; all he accomplished was tearing two nerves for which he required surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Hello, It is quite possible for you to "jam" your ankle just as you would "jam" other joints. Its important after recovery from the pain and swelling to be evaluated for cartilage damage ( i.e. OCD lesion) and ligamentous injury (i.e. high ankle sprain, syndesmosis injury). Please consult a podiatrist or orthopedist who can order advanced imagining and steer you in the right treatment protocol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: Some will say any cracking is abnormal. I believe without discomfort it is being able to slide the upper part of your jaw over a bony structure at the base of the skull. This can happen in most upon opening really wide. Point is no pain. If there is pain, not good. ...Read more
What do you mean?: If you mean that you are engaging in sexual activities appropriately , there is no such thing as overusing . If you are having sex with multiple sexual partners or engaged in excessive masturbation , you need to change your practice because it can lead to medical and psychological problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Is the back of your throat down your throat suppose to be smooth or is it normal for it to be some what bumpy?
Lymphoid tissue: It can be normal to have a bumpy appearance to the back of the throat in the area between the tonsils. This is lymphoid tissue, part of an area called waldeyer's ring, which includes the tonsils and adenoids. Prominent bumps may be caused by sinus or throat infection and allergy. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or are just anxious about it, would see a doctor. ...Read more
My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction. A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling. Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind. ...Read more
Definitely : Knees are flexible joints that can straighten fully and bend until the heel touches the back of the thigh. Knees also rotate a bit side to side. If the force of any movement causes your knee to go beyond the normal limit of motion, you injure theknee. Specifically, the ligaments connecting the thigh bone (femur) and the leg bones (tibia & fibula) are sprained or "twisted" (mild, moderate, severe). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I would not "crack" your neck. This could lead to damage over time. A consultation with a reputable chiropractor may be a better option for spinal manipulation. ...Read more
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