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Is There A Pattern In Which Testicle Hangs Higher Than The Other And Does Abnormality In Position Indicate Something Wrong
Is there a pattern in which testicle hangs higher than the other and does abnormality in position indicate something wrong?
More or less equal: Both testes should lie at the base of the scrotum and should be equal in size. The right testicle is often slightly higher than the left, however the difference should be slight. One testis much higher than the other is ok provided the higher one is beyond the neck of scrotum. Any testis above the scrotum is in a wrong position and a urologists opinion should be obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
Is there a condition when the right side of ur heart is larger than the left assuming the heart is normal in thickness and there is abnormal septal m?
Not normal: It happens but it's not normal. A pressure or volume overload state in the pulmonary circuit or in the right heart structures can produce enlargement of the right ventricle, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, and abnormal septal motion. There is also an idiopathic condition that can do this. If your right heart is truly enlarged, you need a full cardio-pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
what is the abnormalities in the level of GABA in case of bipolar disorder, is it higher or lower than normal??
GABA is inhibitory: neurotransmitter. Dysregulation occurs in bipolar disorder. GABA/other transmitters/systems fluctuate as a result of the disorder and the medications used to treat the disorder. Prescribers seek to use medications to stabilize the brain transmission in bipolar disorder/other conditions. Lifestyle changes can stabilize sleep, nutrition, attitude, coping, exercise, and relationships. Best regards. ...Read more
Probably not: Most men have one testicle higher than the other. One testicle remains higher than the other in some cases of incomplete testicular descent. However, there is no need for concern, if both testes are in the scrotum, are similar in size and symptom free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?
Asymmetry: You will probably need to see a physician to get a better answer. In some patients we see Baker's cysts, fat deposits etc etc. We are also born with asymmetrical patterns. Best thing is to obtain a history and physical from your physician and that way she can give you her thoughts. Have a great day. ...Read more
Is it odd to have a series of acne in the area of the pelvis? Is it unhealthly or worrisome in any way?
In a MRI of the cervical spine, what it means “regressive phenomena with initial slight reduction in the tone of water, but with thickness retained are obvious by the disc interspace of L3-L4”? is something serious in a 37 years old man?
Get an explanation: A most important part of any trest or imagry is to provide a clear explanation and treatment recommendations. Only the Dr who ordered the MRI can help you know the next step. Don't worry until you've heard a Dx and prognosis. Call now so you can relax. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddlers jugular vein seems to be much more prominent on one side than the other. Had a normal echo as a newborn. Does that indicate a problem
I think: ....I have answered this question. Now it is clear that it is single sided. It would be good to know which side as the right side is more in direct line with the rt atrium (superior chamber of the heart). Tricuspid valve stenosis or insufficiency increases pressure in the chamber and it is transmitted in for of pulsation to the vein in the neck. A pediatric cardiologist should clear all questions. ...Read more
I have a bruise in the pattern of a grate, but it bruised in the holes of the pattern, not where there was actual contact. Is that normal?
Yes: Your skin budged and common for the bruise to form in the pocket ...Read more
What are the reasons behind if a baby has born abnormal and there is no such abnormality history in the genetics?
Confusing question: There are thousands of genetic issues and each has it's own explanation. For some they represent spontaneous new mutations in genes, for some a random chromosome defect. Some represent the result of two parents that carry the silent but abnormal gene in an asymptomatic state and by passing an abnormal gene from both parents, have a kid that is symptomatic.More specific questions can get more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is normal that Tecfidera causing present of proteins in urine in amount of about 2000 mg/dl or more? It is dangerous or temporary?
There is white matter which appears to be growth within the tissue in the back of my throat. Is that normal?
Get evaluated: White matter in the pharynx is not "normal". A common cause is tonsil stone, however. This is debris that gathers in the tonsil tissue. That is entirely benign and will be expelled eventually. But this needs to be evaluated by your provider to ensure it is not more grave. ...Read more
Does a gait analysis consider abnormalities in movement only from the waist down or the whole body? Does it include upper body postural problems?
Whole body important: Comprehensive gait analysis (with or w/o fancy shmancy equipment) for sure must include upper body mechanics since I don't know of any way to locomote below the waist without bringing above the waist to the party too. Arm swing, torso structure, spinal curvatures, head position all affect gait. If you want more info without the shmancy equipment then, write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain. Happens during crunches?
Diastasis Rectii: The rectus abdominis ("6-pack")muscles are normally fused in the midline. If they separate from one another, a tent-shaped protrusion is evident in the midline when contracting these muscles. The strong (but thin) tissue that envelopes these muscles, called fascia, remains intact; therefore, there is no hole (like a hernia) and surgery is not necessary. Great description! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The cyst on my ovary showed up dark when viewed by ultrasound, is that necessarily indicating a more serious condition as opposed to being fluid-fille?
Black ==> fluid: Clear fluid shows up black on ultrasound, so if it was black that is a fluid filled cyst. That is always less worrisome than solid or semi-solid. Good wishes. ...Read more
Is there a specific location in the body that has a higher concentration of androgen receptors? If so, why?
Various locations: throughout the body, but higher within the genito-urinary tract and also hair follicles. Why is that important, since you can't change or affect the locations, ...Read more
Sonographer says that egg is released from one side and at the other side there is a big follicle. What does that mean?
Ovulation: Eggs can be released from either ovary. If you are pregnant there is a cyst called corpus luteum that secretes hormones early in pregnancy. If you have a ovarian cyst and are not pregnant, it could be due to a variety of reasons, and not ovulating could be one of them or that you are about to ovulate. If you have pcos that is another reason to see small ovarian follicules, however they are small. ...Read more