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Female Anatomy: I think I am missing the question here. The ovaries are not visible. What prompts a question where you can describe something that is impossible to see? ...Read more
Pinguecula?: Actinic damage can manifest as small yellow-white "bumps", usually @ the 3:00 ; 9:00 position along the surface of the conjunctiva in the horizontal interlid area. These are benign. Tears ; uv blocking lenses are appropriate. ...Read more
Spot: Ask whoever gave you this info, this isn't a medical term we use. Presumably someone non medical said this to you. ...Read more
Spot: Not sure what you are talking about. We don't have white spots on the heart as part of our cardiac lexicon ...Read more
Indeterminate Test: T spot test only tells us that a person has been infected by TB Bacteria and does not tell us if one has a latent or active TB Disease. A borderline t spot test needs to be repeated, and if it still comes as borderline or indeterminate. I will order a chest xray especially in high risk group of patients, like immigrants from countries with high incidence of TB, HIV positive patients. Homeless and IV Dru ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance: Your body can restore it by itself if it is first time. If it happens again see your gyn. It could be also infection or trauma to the vagina or cervix or hormonal imbalance. ...Read more
Please see your gyn: Could be an std, could be cervicits, could be precancer of the cervix or rarely cancer of the cervix, could be excessive mucous cells on the ectocervix, could be a uterine problem like fibroids, polyps, , could be endometriosis, your gyn can do the appropriate work-up. ...Read more
Depends: If the baby is healthy, probably nothing. When sick, however it may mean incresed pressure in the brain. Best ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
Go to ER: There may be increased pressure in the brain so get the baby checked out immediately. ...Read more
Difficult to say: One of the side effects of Plan B is abnormal bleeding, so it is possible that the spotting is from the medication. Remember that Plan B only decreases your chances of unintended pregnancy by half. Just because you have some spotting does not mean you are not pregnant, so you might consider taking a home pregnancy test and see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
No: The skull bones are already fused in craniosynostosis and the head shape should be different in appearance. In addition to examining the fontanelles, your doctor should be following the head circumference. If your baby's head is growing as expected that is a good measure of growth. Often the fontanelle feels closed but is still there. I am not sure of the age of your child and advise may change. ...Read more
Migraines: Migraines tend to recur in the same spot, and if they are reccurring frequently, you probably need to see a neurologist who can put you on a maintenance medication that controls them better. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There is some variability in closure of the cranial sutures. Head size and shape are things a pediatrician pays attention to during early development. If one of the sutures closes way too early, the head will usually have a visibly unusual shape and may impede normal brain development. This would qualify as craniosynostosis. If all sutures close slightly early, it is not usually a problem. ...Read more
If a child has a soft spot that fuses early or can't be felt, does that automatically mean craniosynostosis?
Not really: The "soft spot" is quite variable in size. I've seen them a quarter inch or 5 inches across. Given such variability ti time of apparent closure is diverse. Craniosynostosis referrals to an actual physical fusing of the skull plates, which produces a ridge like a steeple that can be easily felt. It also stops skull growth from that site. As long as there is n true joining, just a close its nl ...Read more
If you're born without a sift spot or yur it closes prematurely, does that automatically mean you have craniosynostosis?
What do you mean by Suspicious densities are noted in the right midlung. Suggest spot film of the right midlung with cone down?
Contact your doctor: I am not sure why you would ask us. We did not order the film. Nor do we have it to look at. You have a significant finding in your lung and you MUST discuss this with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
I have a really sensitive spot on the side of my pinky that hurts like crazy when I touch it to hard or squeeze. What could this mean/be?
Ingrown nail possibl: Sounds like possibly an in grown nail. If it gets red or really painful you may be developing an infection. If so see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Many things: It could something as simple as a benign cyst, blood vessel malformation (hemagioma), other benign tumors (such as adenoma, nodular hyperplasia) or something as bad as a cancer (which could represent a metastasis or a primary liver cancer). You need more details, and preferably a ct scan or MRI with contrast for better information. ...Read more
May be nothing BUT..:
Must rule out serious cause- tumor
see gastroenterologist to review. ...Read more
Usually nothing: If a woman spots after intercourse occasionally it usually doesn't mean anything. If it happen frequently there may be a growth or an infection of the cervix, or an infection or growth in the uterus, or the lining of the uterus may be not well supported by hormones. If it happens frequently get checked. ...Read more
White Spot: A white spot (or any colored spot/lesion) should always be seen by a dentist who can examine it. There are simple techniques; i.e. A simple brush biopsy, that can be performed to determine the cellular makeup of the lesion. It's always good to have a peace of mind that the lesion is something as simple as scar tissue....Etc. It is fairly cheap with or without insurance ~ $250 without any insurance. ...Read more
Normal variation: Irises have a variable surface pattern which sometimes includes one or more whitish patches integrated into the pattern. These are benign and add to the variety of our appearance. Rarely it could represent a tumor but these are generally dark and of course may increase in size. Be sure you are seeing your iris and not the cornea which is the window in front of the eye. ...Read more