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Please advise what is it called if one of your pupils is larger than the other?

Please advise what is it called if one of your pupils is larger than the other?

Anisocoria: There's physiologic (normal) anisocoria and there's abnormal version due to some underlying medical condition. Check out pediatric reference http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/27 for more info. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does one call a person who suffers from athazagoraphobia?

A person who fears: Being forgotten, ignored or abandoned is an
athazagoraphobic. ...Read more

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What is it called when one kidney is smaller than the other kidney an can this be serious?

What is it called when one kidney is smaller than the other kidney an can this be serious?

How much smaller?: A slight asymmetry in paired organs is normal. If it is just a little smaller but structurally normal, it is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My 4 month old previously would have 5+ bms a day and this week this has been dramatically decreased to one or less a day. When should I call the dr?

My 4 month old previously would have 5+ bms a day and this week this has been dramatically decreased to one or less a day. When should I call the dr?

See Below: As long as the bowel movements are normal, there is nothing to worry about. As children get older, the frequency of their bowel movements will decrease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fear of being buried alive what is this called?

What to do if I have a fear of being buried alive what is this called?

Taphophobia: Fear of being buried alive is called taphophobia from Greek for "fear of graves". Consider Cognitive Behavior, Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of charlie horses and pain calls by one

How to get rid of charlie horses and pain calls by one

Massage,: Massage, ice, rest may all help.
But be sure it is just stretch and local injury! By good history and exam. ...Read more

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My thumb only has one joint. What is this called?

My thumb only has one joint. What is this called?

It can be a variant: It is hard without a picture or x-ray.

There is a variant of the thumb called triphalangeal thumb where the thumb has 3 phalanges (like a finger) instead of the two phalanges that a "norma;" thumb has.

There are conditions where the thumb is hypoplastic. This means it is underdeveloped compared to a "normal" thumb and may look thinner, have a different ligament structure and have thinner muscles at its base

there are conditions known as arthrogryposis where joints do not develop normally and stiff fingers can result. While many arthrogrypotic limbs are not limited to the fingers alsone there are some mild variants known as distal arthrogryposis where only the finger joints are affected

hand differences or hand congenital (born with) anomalies are common.

Some hand differences are beyond classification (in other words we don't have a name for them they just are what they are)

the good thing is that for most with a congenital thumb difference or even a stiff thumb joint that occurs due to an injury, it is not a problem doing everything and it is not a limiting factor in any type of job, hobby or activity

you might want to search "congenital hand differences" on the web to read more. ...Read more

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The medication called "polytrim" the correct one to use?

The medication called "polytrim" the correct one to use?

Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim): Is an antibiotic for superficial eye infections. Being composed of Polymyxin B sulfate & trimethoprim sulfate, it should be used with caution in those with sulfa allergies. If using this medication, do not take vitamin b complex or folate (folic acid) supplements, as they will counter the activity of the trimethoprim. If eye condition worsens, see doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what "the fear of one's self" is called?

Being wise?: No disrespect is intended. Too often, we are our own worst enemies. Realizing this is often painful but brings self-improvement. "autophobia" is a "pop" name for the fear of being alone, though we all fear being abandoned. It's the new year and a time for us to review how to be our best friends instead, and to resolve to do the things that help us be better to ourselves and those around us. ...Read more

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What do you call it when one testicle is bigger than the other?

What do you call it when one testicle is bigger than the other?

Testicular asymmetry: There can be some variation in size between the testicles. If you have significant variation, or if the change is recently noticed, it is worth getting checked by your physician. Atrophy of one testicle can cause one to decrease in size, or the development of a testicular infection or tumor can make a testicle larger. Other problems such as hernia, hydrocele, varicocele or cyst may exist as well. ...Read more

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Would you call a person bulimic after just one or two evoked vomitings?

Would you call a person bulimic after just one or two evoked vomitings?

Nope: The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior (in this case purging) would both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months, in an attempt to avoid weight gain. ...Read more

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What is it called when one pupil is larger than the other? Is it serious?

What is it called when one pupil is larger than the other? Is it serious?

? Adie's syndrome: Adie described asymmetry in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Some asymmetry is normal but if it becomes visibly present as in your case it is abnormal. Strangely I have learned from years of practice that sugar is often the key. It causes relative deficiency of vitamin b1 just like the old fashioned choke caused trouble in a car. ...Read more

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Do teas for weigh loss actually work? I saw one called tiny teatox and looked quite promising

Do teas for weigh loss actually work? I saw one called tiny teatox and looked quite promising

No proof of safety: Check out 2 recent news studies: http://www. Usatoday. Com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/bodybuilding-supplement-designer-matt-cahill-usa-today-investigation/2568815/ & http://www. Nbcnews. Com/health/fda-warns-steroids-vitamin-b-supplement-6c10765769. Granted, not every barrel of apples holds a rotten one but buyer beware. Manufacturers aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness before sales. ...Read more

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What could it be? Called when one testicle is significantly larger than the other? And the larger one hurts

What could it be? Called when one testicle is significantly larger than the other? And the larger one hurts

Large painful testis: If it 'transilluminates' it could be a hydroceole. Epididymo-orchitis can also be painful and cause swelling. A hernia into the scrotum is another possibility.

You should see a urologist. ...Read more

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How accurate are the home uranalysis test? I bought one called rapid response which test the 10 paramaters. I'm prone to u t i's

How accurate are the home uranalysis test? I bought one called rapid response which test the 10 paramaters. I'm prone to u t i's

They are accurate.: Ask your dr or a urologist why u are prone to develop uti. It could be a sign of diabetes, urinary obstruction or hydronephrosis. Take care! ...Read more

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Called insurance and told "insomnia' was only diagnosis listed. Does that mean that is the only one listed in medical record too?

Called insurance and told "insomnia' was only diagnosis listed. Does that mean that is the only one listed in medical record too?

No: In most cases, insurance claim information does not match up with the huge amount of information on a person's medical chart. On the chart, "diagnoses" can include proven diagnoses, probable diagnoses, possible diagnoses, past diagnoses (disorders that have resolved), and many other things. The insurance claim usually needs only 1 or 2 "diagnoses" to get a claim paid. The chart is more accurate. ...Read more

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What's it mean or called if one keeps thinking of his breathing and thinks they need to manually breathe? Sometimes I feel like that

What's it mean or called if one keeps thinking of his breathing and thinks they need to manually breathe? Sometimes I feel like that

Heightened: Some doctors may call this a "heightened sense of awareness" of what is going on inside your body. Luckily, your body will not stop breathing if you stop thinking about it. Anxiety or stress may manifest with these thoughts, Have you been feeling stressed as of late? ...Read more

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Are facial massages beneficial? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds, sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message? "

Are facial massages beneficial? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds, sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message? "

Yes: Facial massages at least can be beneficial in terms of relaxation which has a wide range of health benefits. Should increase blood flow to facial skin which also may have some benefits. ...Read more

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My urologist said to find a neurourologist, but no matter where I look or call can't find one & have even been told there's no such thing. Is there?

My urologist said to find a neurourologist, but no matter where I look or call can't find one & have even been told there's no such thing. Is there?

True: Technically there is no such discipline as neuro-urology. All board-certified urologists should be competent to treat conditions such as neurogenic bladder. Find a urologist who has the capability to perform the full spectrum of urodynamics testing. This should not be difficult as most of us do. ...Read more

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Ii have been sexually active since the age of 16. Ii am now 21. Should II be getting smear tests? When II called to book one they said not till im 25.

Ii have been sexually active since the age of 16. Ii am now 21. Should II be getting smear tests? When II called to book one they said not till im 25.

Now is good: Most offices start checking with onset of sexual activity so you can be checked for STDs which can affect fertility. Definitely get screened at 21 if you're sexually active. Once you've been screened with normal smears & (-)hpv tests; then your doc can help you decide how often to be checked. I do have pts who need treatment for high-grade pap smears in their teens. Call again or switch offices. ...Read more

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My script expired 3 months ago I made my last one last. Last week I took Vyvanse thur-sun and then got called for a work screen on Fri. Should I worry?

My script expired 3 months ago I made my last one last. Last week I took Vyvanse thur-sun and then got called for a work screen on Fri. Should I worry?

If prescribed: You should not worry. If you are taking medications that are not prescribed for you and for which you may be screened, then you should be concerned that the medication will show on a drug screen. ...Read more

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What is having one chronically swollen leg called?

What is having one chronically swollen leg called?

Venous insufficiency: If it is the consequence of a prior venous thrombosis it is called a post-phlebitic leg. ...Read more

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Taking Macrobid for UTI dr. Called said they cultured it don't have one should I continue macrobid?

Taking Macrobid for UTI dr. Called said they cultured it don't have one should I continue macrobid?

Don't have one what?: If your doctor called to tell you that your urine culture did not grow out any bacteria, s/he should have informed you of next step eg whether to finish or stop antibiotic. Best to check w/your doc. The risk w/stopping now is antibiotic resistance. But of course, you balance that against risk for c diff colitis or other antibiotic induced diarrhea or just a simple yeast infection. So ask ur doc. ...Read more

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Morning doctor's. Any one familiar with a product called acid mantel?

Morning doctor's. Any one familiar with a product called acid mantel?

Acid mantle: Acid mantle is actually the thin, water-fatty layer on the skin that protects us against the environment. This layer has a ph around 5.4-5.9 (making it in the acid range). There are creams that strive to aid the acid mantle and enhance this barrier. A product that calls itself an acid mantle is usually a moisturizing or barrier cream. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting an HSG test? Do I have to call an obgyn to order one?

How do I go about getting an HSG test? Do I have to call an obgyn to order one?

Usually: Yes, an obstetrician gynecologist normally performs the hsg but also radiologists in some hospitals also perform this procedure. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialists perform the majority of the hsg's though. ...Read more

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When one of your eyes can move to one side but not the other, what is that called?

When one of your eyes can move to one side but not the other, what is that called?

Strabismus: This is a complex question with many possible answers. This is a serious eye muscle disorder that needs a eyemd trained in eye muscle surgery to evaluate. This is usually a pediatric ophthalmologist who also cares for cases of adult strabismus. Good luck... ...Read more

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What is the horseshoe shaped tables called for feeding more than one resident in an long term care facility called?

What is the horseshoe shaped tables called for feeding more than one resident in an long term care facility called?

U-shaped table: They are called u-shaped tables or u-shaped desks. If looking to buy one, a person can type in "u-shaped tables" when doing an online search. ...Read more

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I have fat pockets one on each side on my inner thighs what is it called? How do you get them? How do you get rid of them?

I have fat pockets one on each side on my inner thighs what is it called? How do you get them? How do you get rid of them?

It: It can be considered localized adiposity. Unfortunately excessive fat collection is determined genetically as you gain extra weight. Some gain it in their hips, others their buttocks and yet others, their thigh or abdomen. At this point, you are unfortunately unable to spot lose weight in one specific area. These areas of localized adiposity can potentially be treated with traditional or ultrasonic liposuction as long as the skin laxity is not too decreased in that area. If the skin is too loose or relaxed, you may then require a thigh lift type of procedure to get rid of extra skin. ...Read more

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Hard lumps on back about 1& 1/2 inch about 4or 5 all over when squeezed ozze smelly puss one is infected what are they called?

Hard lumps on back about 1& 1/2 inch about 4or 5 all over when squeezed ozze smelly puss one is infected what are they called?

Sebaceous cysts: More than likely these are small plugged oil glands called sebaceous cysts. They will occasionally become infected. The will swell, become painful and drain pus and cottage cheese like tissue. The are harmless. ...Read more