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Hi my name joann dixon I've had my menstural cycle 4/22 to now I normally have it for 7 days but why is it on so long now?
Anovulation: Anovulation is most likely if pregnancy has been ruled out. When an egg is not released you can either skip a period or bleed longer than usual. If the bleeding is heavy you could become anemic. You should see a doctor if this doesn't stop soon or the bleeding is excessive. ...Read more
I have tumor on left temple for a few months... it is 1 inch across and 1/2 inch high. Can I split the skin and take it out my self? Jane van Dis
Try to remove: Depending on age, the most common cause of a large painless nodular lesion of the temple is keratosis. These lesions never bleed since they represent accumulation of skin in layers and at times can be peeled off. Other nodular lesions like an amelanotic nevus would bleed if irritated as would be true of an exophytic squamous malignancy. ...Read more
Have overpronation & wear orthotics. Need supportive shoes. Do they have to have hi vamp? Mary janes large strap in front near ankle ok?
Good morning doctor I have horrible pain on all my teeth, not decayed. Why and what can I take for relieve. Jane?
You may simply have gingival recession. The roots of our teeth are sensitive to: cold air, cold water, sugar, metal and other objects, etc.
If this is the case, try a desensitizing toothpaste. In fact, try several-they have different formulas and not a single one works for everybody.
In a severe case, a dentist can desensitize your teeth. ...Read more
Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?
I have celiac, sjogren's and C4 immune problems. Need surgery -knee and cateract = can it be a problem - worried. Jane?
Cataract surg risks: Risks for small incision surgery has improved significantly over the years. The vast majority of patients have no complications. Immune issues do increase the risk of infection, complications, but closer follow up and an awareness of this risk allows pt & MD to be on top of any unusual post op symptoms, like pain, decrease vision, etc. ...Read more
I have some clear silicone breast enhancers from joann fabric. My daughter who is 3 literally took a bit out of one. Is clear silicone toxic?
Not really: I don't see that being the best thing to eat, and I am sure you were worried when it happened, but this is a fairly inert substance (and probably not too tasty). I would just wash out her mouth, wipe out any you can, and watch her for a bit. Any silicone bits she might have swallowed should pass in the next day or so. ...Read more
Hi doctor... I'm Joan from india. I'm 23 yrs of age and have a fair complexion but have years tanned skin on ma arms. Which is difff than of my face.?
Different types: You skin on you face is totally different than the arms and therefore you see different types of tanning on the two areas. This is generally normal but no other problems unless a lot of other symptoms like sores, pain, or drainage. If a problem for you need to see a Dr. ...Read more
Does anyone have info on the janene heart operation for transposition of the great vessels? How does it work?
Jatene operation: This procedure is named after the surgeon who pioneered the technique. It is more commonly known as the arterial switch operation, because the transposed great arteries are "switched" back to where they belong. Moving the great arteries is a relatively easy procedure. The more difficult part of the procedure is relocating the coronary arteries, which are very small. ...Read more
I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?
Could be normal: You have large bumps on the very back of your tongue called circumvallate papilla they are used in taste. Patients who look at their tongue in the mirror sometimes see them and get worried. They are totally normal. If you are still concerned, please see a physician and let them look at it. ...Read more
Hi, I have gall stones, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Recurring UTI's and kidney reflux. Would you recommend removing gall bladder? Jayne :)
Cholecystectomy: Is usually advised for symptomatic gallstones, before it causes complications such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, jaundice, or peritonitis, unless your surgical/anesthesia risk is prohibitively high. It will not improve your uti and reflux problem however. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
Probiotics: You need to fix the cause - food allergy or infection, or stress? Start a high dose multistrain probiotic 2 x daily to rebuild normal gut flora. Avoid antibiotics that destroy healthy gut bacteria. If things don't improve with this go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate the cause and get you back to normal health! ...Read more
Cold is a caused by virus. They usually get better in a few days. Treatment is to ease symptoms whilst your immune system clears the infection. Paracetamol or brufen for fever, drinking plenty of fluids, nasal decongestants and rest are the usual recommendations.
http://patient. Info/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infectio ...Read more