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Sir I am saumil joshi and my age is 18 is there any chance of increasing my height if yes then what should I do to increase my height?

Sir I am saumil joshi and my age is 18 is there any chance of increasing my height if yes then what should I do to increase my height?

Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 15 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more

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Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

May B swollen due 2-: -muscle spasm. It could feel swollen & the muscle is hard not soft compared 2 the opposite side. C an ortho 4 eval & imaging. ...Read more

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Josh moved here to Houston from Port Gibson, MS last week. For the last 3 days he has been hot with chills, headache, & vomited 1 today. What could be?

Josh moved here to Houston from Port Gibson, MS last week. For the last 3 days he has been hot with chills, headache, & vomited 1 today. What could be?

M.D. visit: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions. Given the recent Ebola outbreak in Texas, I would advise that he see a physician.

Most likely he has a viral illness, but maintaining good hydration with clear liquids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever is advised. ...Read more