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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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Is it possible for a child to have a hiatus hernia?

Is it possible for a child to have a hiatus hernia?

Rare: Yes but very rare in children, rarely will see gerd , reflux problems, but infants & newborn will have dangerous congenital diaphragmatic hernias. ...Read more

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Is there a way that I can tell if my child has pinworms?

Is there a way that I can tell if my child has pinworms?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a way that I can tell if my child has scabies?

Is there a way that I can tell if my child has scabies?

Scabies: Fine rash on the body, scratching more at night. Also there will be rash in the webs of the fingers, lot of itching- think about scabies and verify with your doc. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a c-section even if nothing is wrong with your baby?

Help! Is it possible to have a c-section even if nothing is wrong with your baby?

Yes: There is controversy about this question. Some Ob/Gyns will perform elective c/sections without an indication (reason) other than your wishes. Others won't. Some insurance companies won't pay for a c/section without a medical reason and others will. If you really want a c/section it is fairly easy to find a doc that will do it for you if you search for one. ...Read more

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I wanted to know that can a deviated septum be fixed without a surgery because the problem with my nose is that there is a bit of skin sticking out

I wanted to know that can a deviated septum be fixed without a surgery because the problem with my nose is that there is a bit of skin sticking out

See below: Surgery could fix both problems. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I want to be a hermaphrodite is there a way to get a vagina with pills?

I want to be a hermaphrodite is there a way to get a vagina with pills?

Serious Inquiries: No. There is no such pill or process. If you need surgical options I am sure there are competent and experienced surgeon in your home country who have dealt with patients like you. ...Read more

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Is there anything a doctor can do to help separate the sperm from a boy and a girl. if so, how much $$$?

Is there anything a doctor can do to help separate the sperm from a boy and a girl. if so, how much $$$?

Not specificly: The present tech is limited to random fertilization during IVF and selecting the gender after the embryo is forming. Since this involves some ethical issues (abandoning unwanted embryos) and no guarantee of success, I am not aware that anyone is doing it in this country. ...Read more

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I have a large hydrocele. Is there anything that can be done to reduce its size?

I have a large hydrocele. Is there anything that can be done to reduce its size?

No,....: The dimension of a hydrocele may fluctuate to a degree over time, but usually getting bigger at various pace over time. There has been no known means to reduce it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my child to have firmer bowel movements?

Is there a way to help my child to have firmer bowel movements?

Dietary choices: I find there are several items that firm up stools: applesauce or apples, bananas, rice cereal or dry toast. Avoiding the loseners also helps:peaches, pears, prunes and juices of each plus apple juice. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia in my belly button will that cause me to fail a physical?

Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if I have a loose vagina?

Is there a way to tell if I have a loose vagina?

YES BY EXAMINATION: Vagina can get loose by child births and by having sex you can really tell if it is loose by examination either self, or by sexual partner or by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase height for a 17 year old male because there are documents that suggest it's possible. Is there exercises that might help?

Is it possible to increase height for a 17 year old male because there are documents that suggest it's possible. Is there exercises that might help?

No: If your growth plates are no longer open, growth is over. Typically by the time a boy is 17, the growth plates are near complete fusion. There are no height enhancing exercises. If a 17 year old boy has delayed puberty there may be some growth potential left as the biological age would be younger than 17. ...Read more

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I have a medium hiatal hernia. The only problem it seems to cause me is globus. Ideas/tips for easing globus or for trying to correct/improve hernia?

I have a medium hiatal hernia. The only problem it seems to cause me is globus. Ideas/tips for easing globus or for trying to correct/improve hernia?

Hiatal hernia: The hiatal hernia can be safely observed. If it ever becomes large (paraesophageal hernia), it will likely take 20 years or more, and is unlikely to happen. The globus sensation (something sticking in throat) is poorly understood, and not treatable, but also not dangerous. Try keeping a log of what makes it worse, and avoid those food items. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there a way on how to be pregnant with a baby boy?

Is there a way on how to be pregnant with a baby boy?

Nothing specific: It is the swimmer(sperm) who gets there first that determines the sex of the baby. There is no special position, tea, day of the month or whatever else you heard that makes any difference.There are a lot of myths out there about gender selection & all work half the time. If you are not pregnant after a year of trying, consult with the OB or a fertility center. ...Read more

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I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

Check with OB: If you went through labor before your first, your OB must have thought you could have a regular delivery. Your health & status with subsequent pregnancies & the projected size of baby may allow a vbac, but i would only do so in a facility capable of immediately taking you to surgery if problems arose during your attempt. Many try & are successful.Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Ventral Hernia (Definition)

Of an abdominal structure(s) through a failure in the abdominal wall at the level of ...Read more