Doctor insights on:
Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?
Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing. ...Read more
2 drinks max: Per night. Always have a sober companion. Always have condoms in your purse. Drink a glass of water or juice for every alcoholic drink you drink. Don't accept drinks or rides from strangers. Go scuba diving instead. Most of my spring breaks, I got caught up on laundry and naps. Better than my friends who got arrested, we're sick out of every orifice. They spent lots of $$ to not remember much. ...Read more
Call your DDS: Call your dentist right away and have another one made. ...Read more
To get dark chocolate benefits, is eating a piece of 80% dark chocolate equal to eating 2 pieces of 40% dark chocolate (same sized pieces)?
Is it okay and efficient to control my weight by just having only a few pieces of high fibre crackers for my dinner for like 4 days in a week?
I feel not happy. People got happiness but I didn't. My friends go away from me. I feel like a pieces of small things in society. What should I do?
Hematospermia: That sounds like blood. This happens with trauma during vigorous sexual activity or with a prostate problem. If it persists or if you have pain you need to be seen by your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Depends: Transurethral resection of the prostrate (TURP) removes pieces of the prostate gland through the urethra mainly to reduce the size and open up a wider passage way for the urine to flow out of the bladder - usually done for benign prostate hypertrophy. Radical prostatectomy removes the entire prostate gland intact as much as possible - a procedure used for cancer. ...Read more
Sounds normal: Semen has a variety of colors and thicknesses to it. In a single ejaculate, there may be clear and white color. The same is true for the viscosity: there may be a more liquid portion with more thick components mixed in. Not to worry - all of these details are important for the delivery, nurturing, feeding, protecting, and maintenance of getting the sperm to the egg ultimately. ...Read more
Need to be seen: It is very difficult to determine what these small black pieces are without actually seeing them. If you see small black things in your pubic area that don't wash off, it is possible that you are seeing pubic lice, especially if it looks like this picture. You should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
Undigested food: It is common for some food products to not completely digest. You may see particles that are difficult for the body to break down in your stool and should not be alarmed. ...Read more
Stool issues: Food in the stool looks often unprocessed (particles). Blood in the stool is frequently invisible and you can't tell it. ...Read more
Garlic: It has been well established that eating garlic is healthy. Taking 1-2 cloves daily is in my opinion good. I do not think you have to have it with every meal. ...Read more
No Worries: They may have irritated your throat a little but they are already broken down by the strong acids and digestive enzymes in your stomach. Their are no sharp edges any more. ...Read more
Is it healthy (and healthier than not doing so) to eat a few pieces of dark chocolate for breakfast?
I might have accidentally eaten plastic on hotdogs. I ate around 4 pieces the size of a marble maybe a bit bigger. Should I be worried?
Well: Generally not recommended to eat the plastic around hotdogs. If it is not sharp usually this will pass without harm. For diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor ...Read more
See an ENT: If your tonsils is breaking off or eroding, then maybe there is a medical process and you should see an ent. If your tonsil is just shrinking over time, that is normal. When born, the tonsils are small. They grow over the next 5 to 7 years while immune system maturing. Once mature, the tonsils usually shrink, so they are small again be preteen or teenage years. ...Read more
Why: An object that size can have risks of choking and is unsafe. Are you asking what if a toddler accidentally swallows lego pieces? ...Read more
Depends on what candy you are talking about. And what is your definition of junk food.
So 2 chocolate covered peanuts are OK. 2 very large Snickers are not. ...Read more
May not be possible: With a laceration (open wound), proper care involves thorough cleansing, irrigation and sometimes debridement (removal of foreign debris and any devitalized tissue) depending on the situation. It is not always possible or practical to remove all foreign material (especially if tiny and "invisible"). An x-ray may be helpful to localize metal but sometimes it is best to leave it be and follow up. ...Read more
Nothing: Plastic fork pieces are non-toxic and do not have significantly sharp outside edges even if broken. Your intestines are used to reacting to sharp objects by retracting and so penetration is extremely unlikely. Swallowing pieces of plastic cutlery is probably very common and I have seen no reports about this in the medical literature. So don't worry about it. ...Read more